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There is no better person to explain the frustration of American voters and the revolution taking place in Congress than North Florida Rep. Ted Yoho.
The large-animal veterinarian was sent to Congress two elections ago after voters turned out longtime congressman Cliff Stearns.
WASHINGTON—Rep. Paul Ryan won the support of most of the hard-line conservative Freedom Caucus Wednesday night, clearing the highest hurdle to becoming the next House speaker.
After securing the support of about two-thirds of the group of roughly 40 staunch conservatives, the Wisconsin Republican now likely has enough votes to be elected on the House floor next week.
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan says he will run for Speaker of the House if the party can unify behind his candidacy and agree to his conditions, but the GOP congressman who first challenged John Boehner earlier this year says those demands are a non-starter for him.
Last week, before Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) confirmed that he'd conditionally be a candidate for House speaker, visitors to the Drudge Report occasionally saw an ominous Web ad.
Updated 10:03 p.m. | Paul D. Ryan needs convincing the GOP conference has his back — and he’s given lawmakers a Friday deadline to persuade him to take the speaker’s job.
The Wisconsin Republican told colleagues he will run for speaker if he can win broad support from the Freedom Caucus, the Republican Study Committee and the centrist Tuesday Group.
Rep. Ted Yoho, the tea party lawmaker from Gainesville, says criticism of the House Freedom Caucus is off base and that he is supporting Dan Webster for speaker.
TALLAHASSEE — Dan Webster is a longshot to become Florida’s first congressional member to serve as the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
At the end of last week, the U.S. House voted to pass the “Adapt to Changing Crude Oil Market Conditions” ending the ban on exporting crude oil.
U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., cheered the vote, and made the case for why it was needed.
While they did not support U.S. Rep. Dan Webster, R-Fla., when he challenged U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, at the start of the year, two Florida Republicans are trumpeting their support for him as he tries again.
I try not to respond directly to editorials. I’m not shy about my views, and I believe people can make up their own minds. However, The Sun's Oct. 9 editorial headlined “The courage of compromise” was so misguided that I felt the need to comment.