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Jim Clyburn

Leadership shuffle puts spotlight on Republican up and coming

WASHINGTON ��The leadership shuffle set off by Speaker John A. Boehner's impending resignation has made one thing clear in the House Republican Conference: There's a younger generation of GOP lawmakers eager to take the reins.tmpplchld Congress is an institution that has traditionally rewarded lawmakers for biding their time, waiting on turn for plum positions or assignments. It's especially true in the Democratic Caucus, which generally adheres to a seniority system.tmpplchld But the Republican Conference of late has been more of a meritocracy, with committee leaders subject to term limits and more willingness to allow lawmakers to leapfrog more senior members....