Why House Republicans Don’t Have an Electoral Incentive to Compromise

Even if the GOP behaves badly in the budget and debt-ceiling fights, its members of Congress face little risk of losing House control.

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 01: People look at a sign informing them that the Statue of Liberty is closed due to the government shutdown in Battery Park on October 1, 2013 in New York City. Federal museums and parks across the nation are closed starting today due to a government shutdown for the first time in nearly two decades. The Dow Jones industrial average, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq all rose slightly higher in early trading Tuesday morning. 
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