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When President Donald Trump came to power, he was following a trend, not starting a movement, says historian Nicole Hemmer, who explains why seeing GOP turmoil as a Trump narrative misses the crucial history that has led American politics to the current moment. ...
A group of Republican mega-donors is throwing their support behind civil rights attorney Harmeet Dhillon for Chairwoman of the Republican National Committee. ...
Kevin McCarthy won control of the House speaker's gavel after 15 votes, reportedly making many concessions. Moments ago the GOP-led House passed a new House rules package, including changes to rules on raising the debt limit. Meanwhile the investigations that Republicans are preparing to launch are reportedly disturbing. Joining Joy Reid are Sahil Kapur, NBC News senior national political reporter, and Maura Gillespie, former aide to Rep. Adam Kinzinger and Speaker John Boehner. ...
On today's program, despite what Democrats (and even some Republicans) may say, the chaos that ensued last week over the GOP's pick for House speaker was great for America. Why? Because by pushing back against Kevin McCarthy's nomination for the role, Freedom Caucus members ensured several huge win... ...

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