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Offline happyg

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Tom Foley, House Speaker Ousted in 1994 Election, Dies at 84
« on: October 18, 2013, 12:37:51 PM »

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Re: Tom Foley, House Speaker Ousted in 1994 Election, Dies at 84
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2013, 12:41:33 PM »
Foley, from a district in eastern Washington state, was a throwback to a less-shrill era in Congress. He first rose and then fell as a result of the hardball politics that Republicans, led by Newt Gingrich, used to seize power after four decades as the House minority party.

Oh yeah, 'hardball' as in taking a clear stance ahead of the election and then following through on it afterward...


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