Air Date: 10-13-2023
Understanding the historical context of the civil war within the GOP as they have just fought their way out of being able to govern at all with an empty Speakership in the house that is grinding Congress to a halt.
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Ch. 10: Final comments on what divides the parties from each other and from within
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Description: A caricature of former Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy standing in front of the seal of the U.S. House of Representatives.
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