NYT: Right Wing in House Aim to Weaken Speaker’s Power

From Carl Hulse and David M. Herszenhorn writing at the New York Times:

As tension built in the House of Representatives in recent weeks, it was sometimes hard to know whom hard-line conservatives were gunning for more: President Obama or their own Republican speaker, John A. Boehner.

As it turns out, their target is the institution of the speaker of the House itself.

To get to the broader goal of confronting Mr. Obama, they want to alter the fundamental power structure of the House by reducing the power of the speaker in favor of greater authority for the rank and file.

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