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Monkeying around

Watch John Boehner play with, identify with his squawking wind-up monkey

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) is kind of like a toy monkey, according to John Boehner.

With Washington more or less done trying to work on anything substantive for the year, Boehner's office on Tuesday posted a video of the House leader playing with a toy wind-up monkey. As Boehner explains in the video, the monkey was a gag gift commemorating his remark that his staff has to wind him up like a toy every few minutes to keep him on top of his busy schedule.

Just look at the two of them go. It's hypnotic. --Jon Terbush