1. What do you want to know about new House speaker Joe Straus? That he’s not as ideologically hellbent as the man he’s replacing? That when Republicans burned the secret ballots that named him speaker, the smoke alarm went off? That the horse racing industry has a bet on him to win, place, and show? That the odds are pretty good he’ll someday become a lobbyist? That he is NOT this guy? C’mon, I’ve got five links here! I’m like Fingers of Fury up in this piece!
3. In the Fiesta Bowl, Texas beat Ohio State, 24-21, with a last-minute touchdown. Good for them!