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7/17/06: Fight Club Politics

Author and Journalist Juliet Eilperin
Craig Cola,
Author and Journalist Juliet Eilperin

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – Partisan politics may be nothing new, but the extent to which it defines the inner workings of congress may surprise you. This year, it even reached the Congressional Softball League when a group of Republican teams seceded. The Democratic commisioner had created a play-off structure the Republicans dubbed "Welfare Bracketology." In her new book "Fight Club Politics," Washington Post reporter Juliet Eilperin looks at how representatives' dedication to their party has surpassed their commitment to their constituents. Monday, she joins Doug for a conversation about what that means for America.

Correction: An earlier version of this page incorrectly referred to Juliet Eilperin as a Wall Street Journal reporter. Eilperin reports for the Washington Post.

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