The Seattle Times


Friday, October 4, 2013

House hard-liners stand united in budget showdown

Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla. is among hard-line House conservatives demanding concessions on Obamacare in exchange for ending the partial federal shutdown. Arguments to relent have not persuaded these Republican newcomers, 71 from the tea party class of 2010 and 37 who arrived earlier this year. Many are too young to remember the last shutdown in 1995 and the political woes it created for the GOP.