Meet Capitol Hill's New Ruling Class

Republicans

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John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Kevin McCarthy.

Sayonara, Nancy Pelosi. It’s John Boehner’s House now. Lloyd Grove on his relations with the ‘Young Guns,’ his dislike of Hill rags—and his hyperambitious teammates in the new regime.There’s a new sheriff in town—or actually a bunch of them. With the Democratic majority in the House vanquished for the next two years, at least, Republicans will be running the committees, making the rules and calling the shots. Will they overstep and abuse their mandate, turning themselves into a perfect foil for a resurgent Barack Obama? Or will they decide to sit down with the Democratic president and practice the rarely employed art of compromise?

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