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Witcover: GOP adrift in the era of Trump

The Republican Party now approaches its lowest ebb since the Watergate fiasco of the early 1970s, having been devastated in the midterm congressional elections by the Democrats, who will take over the U.S. House of Representatives on January 3. Subpoenas will begin flying at the Trump White House...

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