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The Cowboy Congressman Corralling U.S. Defense Spending

Rep. William McClellan "Mac" Thornberry is not a frivolous man. And that's surely a good thing, as he's the guy lined up to tackle one of the most frustrating and elusive riddles in Washington: how to tame the monster budget at the Department of Defense.

What does he do for fun in his spare time? The question stumps this son and grandson of ranchers from the Texas Panhandle.

"If they ever give me a day off, and I'm not in D.C., I'll be at the ranch," he finally tells OZY. "There's always plenty to do there."

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