McCarthy’s Authority Is On The Line

  • House Speaker Kevin McCarthy will put his shaky control of the thin Republican majority on the line this week with a bid to pass a bill slashing spending that is designed to jam President Joe Biden over the looming government debt crisis.
  • The standoff is deepening between the Republican speaker and the Democratic president, which could be fateful for the country and both their political careers.
  • The ability of each side to unify their parties and shape public opinion to avoid – or dispense – blame will be crucial.

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