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January 10, 2023
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“First Rule Package of Fight Club.”

In This Episode

Kevin McCarthy gives away the House to become speaker. Joe Biden takes his first presidential trip to the US-Mexico border. And the first Gen Z member of Congress Maxwell Alejandro Frost stops by the pod.

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Show Notes 

  • WSJ: The last-minute drama that momentarily derailed McCarthy — again
  • AP: McCarthy’s next big task: Win GOP support for House rules
  • Punchbowl: The fight over the debt ceiling is already here
  • Axios: McCarthy’s fast start: Big Tech is a top target
  • CBSNewsPoll: Inflation, cooperation and…investigation? Americans on what the new Congress should — and shouldn’t — deliver
  • PoliticoOpinion: The Party of One Becomes the Party of None
  • CNN: McCarthy speaker saga shows Trump is far from untouchable ahead of 2024
  • Punchbowl: McCarthy’s first test
  • Playbook: Speaker McCarthy’s first governing test
  • NYT: Biden Visits Southern Border Amid Fresh Crackdown on Migrants
  • CNN: Biden makes tightly controlled visit to the southern border, his first as president
  • Politico: Migration issues cast long shadow over Biden’s visit to ‘3 Amigos’ summit
  • WaPo editorial board: Congress left Biden little choice on the border
  • WaPo: the Daily 202: Bipartisan bridge, border tour: Biden starts to hone his 2024 pitch Fox: Biden departs El Paso after brief border visit without seeing most impacted areas, critics say
  • White House tweet
  • Aaron Rupar tweet
  • The Recount tweet
  • RNC Research tweet
  • Fox: Texas Gov. Abbott greets Biden with scathing letter as president visits border: ‘Emboldened the cartels’
  • El Paso Times: Greg Abbott offers handshake, direct letter on border policies to Joe Biden during El Paso visit
  • Politico: Texas Republican irritated he wasn’t invited to join Biden at border
  • WaPo: Immigration pivot shows Biden facing hard reality of border politics
  • The Intercept: Biden’s Border Plan Drapes Trump Policies in Liberal Rhetoric
  • NYT: Biden Announces Major Crackdown on Illegal Border Crossings