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As if House Republicans didn’t have enough to worry about right now, Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC) is circulating a letter with this simple demand: If you want to be speaker, promise everyone that you don’t have any “misdeeds” in your personal life.

So is this a case of a House member with genuine concerns about seeing yet another shoe drop? (Jones did serve through the reigns of Newt Gingrich, Bob Livingston, and Denny Hastert, after all.) Or is it yet another underhanded plot to undermine the GOP leadership by spreading nasty rumors?

Watch the video, and decide for yourself.

Video via CNN/New Day.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO) wants to make sure kids are taught to be patriotic in their schools. His new bill would strip federal funding from any school that does not force them to memorize his selected historical texts.

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