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Republicans Prepare for Contentious House Speaker Vote

A move by a group of hardline conservatives in the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives promises to complicate Thursday's vote to pick a successor to outgoing Speaker John Boehner.  The so-called House Freedom Caucus voted Wednesday to support Florida Representative Daniel Webster for the post, rejecting a bid by California's Kevin McCarthy, the House majority leader and Boehner's second-in-command, who has gained the support of the majority of the...

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