No one for the Speaker of the House

No one for the Speaker of the House


Jim Jordan worked to convince Republicans skeptical of his candidacy for House speaker, and he could have won Tuesday by losing four votes. Instead, it was 20 in the first round. After two weeks of paralysis in the House, we no longer know clearly who will be able to bring the Republicans together. Mr. Jordan was still seeking votes before the deadline, but if he fails to do so, the solution, for now, may be to empower the Acting President to Patrick McHenry.

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With a penchant for words, Eleon Smith began writing at an early age. As editor-in-chief of his high school newspaper, he honed his skills telling impactful stories. Smith went on to study journalism at Columbia University, where he graduated top of his class. After interning at the New York Times, Smith landed a role as a news writer. Over the past decade, he has covered major events like presidential elections and natural disasters. His ability to craft compelling narratives that capture the human experience has earned him acclaim. Though writing is his passion, Eleon also enjoys hiking, cooking and reading historical fiction in his free time. With an eye for detail and knack for storytelling, he continues making his mark at the forefront of journalism.
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