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Republicans still can’t choose a speaker of the House. Now what?

Over the 17 days since Republicans ousted their own leadership in the House of Representatives, the party has not only failed to choose a new leader, but it has also become more fractious and dysfunctional.

“We are in a very bad place,” former Speaker , a California Republican, said Friday.

The vacuum has left the lower chamber of Congress paralyzed and unable to function for three weeks, and on Friday they were no closer to a resolution of the problem.