Newt vs. Tip: Partisanship at Its Apogee?

By Carl M. Cannon - May 15, 2014

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Thirty years ago today, a heated argument between Democrats and Republicans raged on the House floor. The two primary antagonists were Speaker Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill Jr. and Newt Gingrich -- and when it was over the latter was nearly as well-known in this country as the former. The donnybrook, which lasted over several days, was ostensibly about U.S. foreign policy. But what...

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