Mike Johnson’s Disorderly Ascent Defines the Modern GOP
A lot of people have no clue who this guy even is.
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In today’s edition I have good news and bad news. The good news is that there is finally a speaker of the House, so the chamber can emerge from its weeks of total paralysis. The bad news: Pretty much every single component of how the speakership fight ended, what’s happening now, and the direction the House is headed in as government funding is set to expire on November 17. All that and more, below.