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Speaker of the Whole House

If moderate Republicans unite around a candidate, they can play kingmaker -- and Democrats should help.

'Congress under construction' works as a metaphor, too.

Photographer: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

Now that the race for speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives has officially turned from muddled to chaotic, centrist Republicans -- yes, they still exist -- need to press their advantage. And Democrats might even want to help them.

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