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The Thursday Slatest: Chaos in the GOP

The Thursday Slatest: Chaos in the GOP

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Oct. 8 2015 4:40 PM

The Thursday Slatest: Chaos in the GOP

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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, center, leaves a meeting today on Capitol Hill.

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

California Republican Kevin McCarthy, the presumed favorite to take over for John Boehner as Speaker of the House, suddenly dropped out of the race for that position on Thursday in a major Capitol Hill shockeroo. In other news:

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