Congress chaos exposes US Republican divide ahead of 2016

Number two House Republican Kevin McCarthy quit the speaker's race, sabotaged by a conservative revoltUS Republicans have feuded since 2011. Now with the latest Washington chaos over who rises to House speaker, the GOP competes for the presidency struggling to show it can govern without compromising conservative doctrine. Both principles are currently at risk, and Republican lawmakers and analysts alike stress it will be a delicate high wire act for the party to project backbone and statecraft as it seeks to end Democratic rule after eight years of Barack Obama.

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