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Why This Budget Deal Won’t Save Us

Posted October 30th, 2015 at 10:31 am (UTC-4)
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The Freedom Caucus will be waiting to provoke another crisis in 2017.

Be Careful What You Wish For, Paul Ryan

Posted October 23rd, 2015 at 4:02 pm (UTC-4)
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If he gave it more thought, perhaps Ryan would realize that the job’s not for him either. As outgoing Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) can attest, being in the majority isn’t as fun as it might seem.

Why Even Paul Ryan Cannot Save Republicans

Posted October 15th, 2015 at 2:21 pm (UTC-4)
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Ideo­lo­gic­ally, there may be little space between Ry­an and con­ser­vat­ives, but there are deep di­vi­sions between Ry­an and the con­fer­ence on tac­tics.

Chaos in House is Good for GOP

Posted October 12th, 2015 at 5:20 pm (UTC-4)
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Many are bemoaning the “chaos” and “toxic crackup” in the GOP after House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy withdrew his candidacy for speaker. Here is what would have been worse: keeping the same leadership team in place.

Stakes Are High in GOP Leadership Fight

Posted October 9th, 2015 at 7:54 pm (UTC-4)
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If the conservative Freedom Caucus that ousted Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) continues to frighten the next Speaker away from any legislative deals and budget compromises with Democrats then the nation will be in for political dysfunction and even government shutdown threats.