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    Speaker Election Postponed as McCarthy Drops Out

    He says he isn’t the one to lead. Kevin McCarthy, the California Republican who was anointed by outgoing Speaker John Boehner as the next leader of the House GOP, has taken himself out of contention for the top job — and thrown the House into chaos, with the election suddenly postponed. McCarthy reportedly believed he didn’t have widespread support among Republicans and might not survive the necessary public roll call vote to make him Speaker. No new date for the election has been set, and it’s now unclear who Boehner’s successor will be. 

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