07/13/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Greener Republicans Have Obama's Ear

In an illuminating piece over at the Atlantic, political reporter Marc Ambinder runs down a list of the Republicans who are most influential in the White House. Predictably, they're mostly the more moderate GOPers that get Obama's ear--but there was something else that formed a common theme amongst them. And that's the fact that most of the Republicans that Obama listens to just so happen to be the greenest ones of the lot.

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