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As primary season begins in earnest, GOP offers up red meat in House
As primary season begins in earnest, GOP offers up red meat in House

Just in time for the first major run of primary elections, House Republicans looking to keep tea party upstarts at bay are offering up an extra helping of red meat. Voters are casting ballots today in primaries in Indiana, North Carolina and Ohio; eight more states will follow later this month. In an era in which GOP lawmakers are more wary of a challenge from their right than from a Democrat, House leaders have scheduled what looks like an incumbent-protection-program series of votes this week such issues as Benghazi and the Internal Revenue Service. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), who is favored to win his own primary election this week but has nonetheless taken the unusual...

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