Congressional Leadership Watch: The More Things Change, Etc.


For those who like to keep their political scorecards up-to-the-minute: Ohio's John Boehner keeps his phoney-baloney job as GOP House leader, beating back a challenge by Indiana's Mike Pence. Pence's feckless efforts on behalf of fiscal conservatism via his Republican Study Committee are dissected in this Reason feature by Eric Pfeiffer from our December print issue. And the ethically challenged John Murtha of Pennsylvania overwhelmingly loses the Dem vote to be new majority leader to Maryland's Steny Hoyer, despite Speaker of the House Pelosi's support.