Can Republicans Keep Their Party Together?

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House Speaker John Boehner has said that taking control of Congress was "the first big adult moment" in years for the Republican Party. Now the very same Tea Partiers and other movement conservatives that helped Republicans win control of the Congress are challenging the GOP establishment, starting with Michele Bachmann. Is the Party divided between pragmatists who want to work within the system and ideologues who want to blow it up?


Charles Babington - Associated Press - @cbabington, Kathryn Pearson - Professor of Political Science, University of Minnesota

Warren Olney

Christian Bordal, Katie Cooper