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The upshot of McCarthy’s decision to withdraw all his nominees from the Jan 6th committee is that the committee will only include people who want to investigate the insurrection. It would have been a mistake not to allow the Republicans to be represented on the committee. But having refused good faith participation, Republicans not being there is a good thing. It’s good that Liz Cheney is there. It would be good if there were other Republicans who were actually in support of a real investigation were there. But McCarthy won’t allow that. So here we are. This is the best outcome.

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    May 28, 2023 5:43 p.m.

    We now know the basics of the deal between Biden and McCarthy and a vote is set. Let’s take stock…

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    From TPM Reader RC … You were wondering how Biden was able to get such a good deal; in the…

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    May 27, 2023 10:16 p.m.

    Now we can say the following. There is a deal. Both sides are presenting it to their members. McCarthy announced…

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    May 27, 2023 8:42 p.m.

    Bloomberg News is reporting that Biden and McCarthy have a deal.

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