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Stories with subject: Conservatism
  • Veteran Texas Rep. ready for powerful chairman's role 
    Updated: Nov-09-15 3:47 am

    WASHINGTON - The House's newest and perhaps most powerful committee chairman is a 60-year-old Texas Republican who began life in a family of stalwart Democrats from South Dakota and lost his father at age 12 in a courtroom shooting.

  • New day for House as Paul Ryan becomes 54th speaker story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-29-15 4:04 pm

    WASHINGTON - Paul Ryan became the 54th speaker of the U.S. House on Thursday in a day of high political theater, a young new leader for a fractured Congress, charged with healing Republican divides and quieting the chaos of Capitol Hill.