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The Reason Why Many Republicans Aren’t Crying This Week

Because the burden — and it is a burden — of governing is now on Speaker Pelosi’s shoulders.  

She made clear in her photo-op with incoming Majority Leader Steny Hoyer yesterday that she wants to come out of the gates with a package of legislation that will draw bipartisan support.  But her job is going to be tougher if she has to contend with the constant overhang of such stories.  The GOP coalition, it needs not be said in this venue, is fractious.  Now, after 12 years enjoying the unity that being without power uniquely allows, Democrats must now try to herd their famously stubborn cats in the same direction. 

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