The first week of the 114th Congress began with a pitched, predictable battle between the Republican leadership of the House and two dozen rebellious conservatives. It will end with Republicans revealing a series of immigration amendments to the must-pass bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security. That, for the time being, has satisfied the people who were at war with their own party, and pitted them against the Democrats.
"A few people stood up and said they were happy with this," said Florida Representative Ted Yoho, who offered himself this week as an alternative to Speaker John Boehner. "They're out in the conference, we know what we're going to vote on, the language is going to be out later today. That's perfect. It was exactly like we were after."