The Republican Party

GUESTS: Christopher Caldwell Writer, The Weekly Standard Ed Goeas Republican Pollster President, The Tarrance Group Much has changed since the Republican takeover of Congress in 1994. The solidarity that once existed between GOP members has eroded: Newt Gingrich was nearly overthrown by his allies and Jesse Helms and William Weld created a party split during the bitter debate over Weld's nomination to be US ambassador to Mexico. Now competition is heating up as many Republicans gear up for presidential elections in the year 2000. Join Ray Suarez on Talk of the Nation for a look at the current status of the majority Republican Party ...on the next Talk of the Nation, from NPR News.

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