On Thursday, the Defense Department said that in order to blend in, special-operation forces often don the insignia of forces they accompany. On Friday, after Turkey complained, a spokesman called the action “unauthorized and inappropriate.”
Last fall the 28 House Republican freshmen who nicknamed themselves "the New Federalists" were urging their colleagues to ax Cabinet departments and balance the federal budget. A year later, a third of them are struggling.
Several made The Washington Post's recent list of "GOP Frosh in Danger," among them: Charles F. Bass of New Hampshire; Helen Chenoweth of Idaho; Dick Chrysler of Michigan; John Ensign of Nevada; Mark W. Neumann of Wisconsin; Linda A. Smith of Washington; Steve Stockman of Texas; and Todd Tiarht of Kansas.
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