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Freedom Caucus

  • Originally published 10/15/2015

    How the GOP circus act compromises American Democracy

    Christopher Parker

    Boehner and McCarthy knew this reactionary faction of the GOP was gunning for them. Boehner simply quit before he could be fired; McCarthy quit while he was ahead. The two leaders were targeted because they were willing to cut deals with Democrats.

  • Originally published 10/20/2015

    A Speaker Who Speaks for a Few

    Steve Hochstadt

    The so-called House Freedom Caucus, representing the people who made his job so impossible that Speaker John Boehner announced that he was quitting Congress, are demanding a Speaker for themselves.