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Roger Milliken: The Man Who Launched the GOP’s Civil War - POLITICO Magazine

The speaker of the House was singing last Friday. A reporter had just prodded John Boehner, a man never shy about showing his emotions, to reveal how he really felt walking away from 24 years in Congress and the highest-ranking Republican post in government, amid the fracturing of his party. 161 more words

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Dems descend on McCarthy: Shut down Benghazi panel | TheHill

House Democrats are pouncing on Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) public acknowledgement of the political value in the Select Committee on Benghazi and calling for GOP leaders to shut the panel down.The Tuesday evening comments from McCarthy — the No. 108 more words

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Jeb Bush suggests black voters get ‘free stuff’. So does he. - The Washington Post

Jeb Bush argues that black voters want more than what Democrats can offer them.”Our message is one of hope and aspiration,” the former governor of Florida said last week in response to a question about how he’d win over the black electorate.”It isn’t one of division and, ‘Get in line, and we’ll take care of you with free stuff,’ ” Bush continued. 15 more words

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Stop calling Ted Cruz a conservative: This self-promoting narcissist is a fraud and a nihilist - Salon.com

The people of Texas owe America an apology. They elected Ted Cruz to the United States Senate, and now the country is forced to endure his presence throughout the interminable election season. 122 more words

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Senators Have Had It With Ted Cruz’s Shutdown -- NYMag

John Boehner probably isn’t the only member of Congress who’d like to curse out Ted Cruz on national television. The senator has been clamoring for another pointless government shutdown, this time over federal funding for Planned Parenthood, but on Monday night the Senate moved to keep the government funded — at least for the next few months. 11 more words

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Two Parties, Only One Will Govern - The Atlantic

Here’s another challenge for the press — and members of the American public, and people in the rest of the world affected by U.S. debates — in reckoning with this moment in U.S. 69 more words

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McCarthy Promises More Confrontation with Democrats : Political Wire

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), “who is quietly locking down support to be the next House speaker, is privately assuring Republicans he’ll take a tougher stand against the White House — and also the Senate GOP leadership,” CNN reports. 9 more words

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