WASHINGTON — Whomever House Republicans nominate as their new speaker – be it the much clamored-for Paul Ryan or anyone else – the levers for uniting their conference are fewer and fewer.It feels like a brave new world in the People’s House. In the short span of two weeks, the right flank has muscled out both a speaker and a favored would-be speaker. Neither the old guard, outgoing Speaker John Boehner, nor the next generation, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, was able to control or entice the 40 to 50 hard-liners who keep having the last word.

Source: No matter who holds the speaker’s gavel, the game has changed – CSMonitor.com

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