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A painful precedent

The federal government has entered a new level of dysfunction. It’s like being in the middle of your favorite soap opera when the power goes out.

For the first time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has ousted its duly-elected speaker, Kevin McCarthy of California.

“They don’t get to say they’re conservative because they’re angry and they’re chaotic,” McCarthy said of the eight Republi...

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