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John Boehner: 'I'm living on borrowed time'

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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Monday rebuffed questions that he would be ousted by his party's restive right wing, saying "I expect to be Speaker" come next year.

Yet when asked if he would serve the entirety of a two-year term if he wins re-election in November, Boehner sounded far less certain, offering instead an ominous prediction.

"I'm going to be 65 years old in November," he said. "I never thought I'd live to be 60, so I'm living on borrowed time."