October 30, 2015

THE RADICALS ARE THE OTHER GUYS:

The Establishment Strikes Back (Robert Schlessinger, 10/30/15, US News)

[T]he party's insurgents were brought to heel as establishmentarian Paul Ryan became House speaker, the House passed a budget plan the hard-right reviles and which diminishes its near-term hostage-taking opportunities and, insult to injury, it also voted to revive the Export-Import Bank, which conservatives see as a symbol of Washington crony capitalism. Even Wednesday night saw the outsider presidential candidates - Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina - mostly fade in the presidential debate while the more traditional candidates came to the fore. It's been a heady few days for the GOP's governing class.



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Thank You & Congratulations, Misters Speaker! (Conservative Reform Network)

[D]uring his speakership, Speaker Boehner helped save $1.5 trillion from 2011-2015.

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