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A closer look at the 112th Congress,
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This review is from: When the Tea Party Came to Town: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives' Most Combative, Dysfunctional, and Infuriating Term in Modern History (Kindle Edition)
Draper gives some minor background on house players then takes us in close to see the 112th House of Representatives warts and all. He reveals the way the house changed from a functioning body of deal makers to a frozen bureaucracy. Special attention is given to the 2010 freshmen who pushed the nation to default on it's obligations. This book makes an excellent study of the House of Representatives but leaves one yearning for more on the other branches of government and how they functioned as the house broke down in 2010.