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  "I batted 1,000 as a whip. I'm glad I'm not one now." — Former Vice President Dick Cheney, who served as House Minority Whip for 10 weeks in 1989. Cheney was referencing current House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R.-Louisiana, who has had trouble bringing the tea party wing of the House of Representatives in line with Speaker of the House John Boehner. "Steve Scalise is Getting Whipped" was a headline earlier this month in the National Journal.

  Last week, the Republican House saw the sudden resignation of Senior Deputy Whip Aaron Schock, R.-Illinois, who stepped down just as ethics questions related to his spending were raised. Also last week: Scalise spokesperson Moira Bagley Smith, a former press aide for Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, left the job after only a few months in the position.

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