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The Day The Mad Dogs Took Over The Republican Party

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 10:  Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) attends a press conference with members of the House R
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 10: Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) attends a press conference with members of the House Republican leadership at the U.S. Capitol following a meeting of the House Republican conference October 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. Reports indicate that Boehner is prepared to have the House vote on a short-term increase in the debt limit as early as today. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

It was a historic Thursday: The GOP finally and fully succumbed to its cultural rage. Michael Tomasky on a tumultuous day in Washington’s shutdown drama.

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