After election setbacks, diehards battle pragmatists for control of GOPQuicklink submitted by Sheila Samples Permalink
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|Republicans are in turmoil, split between diehard conservatives and pragmatists in a battle for the soul and control of a party reeling from unexpected election setbacks last month. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, a veteran pragmatist whose instincts for compromise had been thwarted by the rise of the diehard conservatives, is his old self, offering deals and punishing those who defy him. The diehards are swinging back hard, publicly questioning Boehner's leadership and offering reminders that they still have considerable financial and political muscle.|
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