October 17, 2013


A String of Defeats for House Republicans

New York Times: "In the two and half years since they took control of the House, Republicans have gone from early legislative victories that cut government spending to a string of defeats that have grown worse over time. The latest ended with a bill that was expected to pass early Thursday and that would leave the country almost exactly where it had been before, only billions of dollars poorer and as a puzzlement to the world."

"Two years of failed strategies to handcuff the Democratic minority have left Mr. Boehner as mostly a bystander while the most conservative members of his conference -- who propelled him to power nearly three years ago -- took the tiller of the House in their hands. Their goal: to dismantle what they consider to be an overreaching government, one vote at a time."










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