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Politics

Conservative thinking

Republicans ponder party’s future course

Representative Charlie Bass drove around removing yard signs from his New Hampshire district Wednesday, the morning after his constituents voted to oust him from his House seat. It gave the moderate Republican time to ruminate on what has gone wrong in Washington and, in particular, with his own political party.

The GOP’s conservatives, said Bass, have grown excessively rigid, making it difficult for someone like him, from a swing state, to strike compromises and solve fiscal problems in the capital.

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