Final week confirmed the range of challenges Home Speaker Kevin McCarthy will probably be confronted with because the chief of a five-seat Republican majority — from what to do with a swing district fabulist to the prospect of the US defaulting on its debt. On this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew discusses how debates on each the debt ceiling and the way forward for Rep. George Santos’s profession would possibly unfold. In gentle of latest knowledge exhibiting union membership at its lowest level for the reason that Bureau of Labor Statistics started counting, additionally they take a look at how that decline has formed U.S. politics.
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