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With the Republicans' slim majority, McCarthy can only afford to lose four GOP votes – and there are at least five Republicans who have said they are "hard" no votes against him. ...
“I earned this job,” said McCarthy (R-Calif.). “We earned this majority, and God damn it, we are going to win it today.” ...
In the House, for the first time in a hundred years, it seems unlikely that a Speaker will be named in the first vote on Jan. 3, because Kevin McCarthy appears to be coming up short on the votes among his own caucus. This, even after conceding to his naysayers and making it easier for them to oust him if they do not like the job he is doing. Joy Reid and her panel discuss. ...
UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) bosses also advise people to delay going back to work and school to avoid spreading bugs and piling pressure on the NHS. ...

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