The 105 Th Congress: How The Republicans Blew It

As the book slams shut on the vocal, vapid, and venomously partisan 105th Congress, this much seems clear: Armed with fat media budgets and a cadre of better-than-average candidates, Republicans stand to do well on Nov. 3. So why aren't they smirking? Because whatever gains Republicans rack up in the elections will be made in spite of--not due to--their legislative performance on Capitol Hill.

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