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  • Speaker of the House John Boehner, Ohio Republican, and the House GOP leadership speak to reporters following a closed strategy session at the Capitol in Washington on Dec. 5, 2012. From left are House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., Boehner, Chief Deputy Whip Rep. Peter Roskam, Illinois Republican, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Washington Republican, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican. (Associated Press)

    MILLER: Establishment vs. Tea Party conservatives

    Washington is abuzz over whether House Speaker John A. Boehner is purging conservatives from positions of power within his caucus. In a closed-door meeting Monday, Republican leaders stripped plum committee assignments from four outspoken advocates of limited government.


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