The Corner

$100 Billion Jackpot

On the homepage, a look at how Tea Party freshman successfully lobbied for a full $100 billion in spending cuts. In doing so, they are fulfilling — this time beyond all reasonable doubt — a critical component of the GOP “Pledge to America.”

And a bit of an update: Following an impromptu evening caucus meeting, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R., Va.) reaffirmed the party’s commitment to include $100 billion worth of cuts in a forthcoming spending resolution, telling reporters: “What we heard here was a commitment to the $100 billion reduction number.”

Republicans will release the proposal on Friday, and likely bring it to the floor next week for debate, amendments and eventually a vote.

Andrew StilesAndrew Stiles is a political reporter for National Review Online. He previously worked at the Washington Free Beacon, and was an intern at The Hill newspaper. Stiles is a 2009 ...

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