Journalist Describes How The Freedom Caucus Hijacked Congress

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill on Friday. Boehner informed fellow Republicans that he would resign from Congress at the end of October, stepping aside in the face of hardline conservative opposition that threatened an institutional crisis. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Hill staffers and PGA professionals mingle Wednesday at this year's National Golf Day event on Capitol Hill, which included an annual Democrats versus Republicans putting challenge. Emily Jan/NPR hide caption

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On Links As In Life, D.C. Bipartisan Relations Are Deep In The Rough

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A handout image provided by the Israeli Government Press Office shows Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sarah, leaving Tel Aviv on their way to Washington Sunday. Handout/Getty Images hide caption

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Netanyahu In Washington For Controversial Speech To Congress

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House Speaker John Boehner listens as President Obama speaks to media during a bipartisan, bicameral leadership meeting at the White House this week. Boehner and others have reacted dismissively to Obama's tax overhaul plan. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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President Obama meets with congressional leaders in the Old Family Dining Room of the White House on Friday. The president signaled a desire for bipartisan cooperation, but important differences remain between the White House and GOP lawmakers. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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