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Republican leaders' exits causing chaos in Washington

Insurgents, meanwhile, are intent on making their views heard, whether in the capital or on the presidential campaign trail

Mr McCarthy's announcement that he would drop out of the race for the House Speaker has sent shock waves through Washington, from Capitol Hill to the White House and beyond.

WHAT a mess! Even veteran Washington observers say they do not recall so much political turmoil engulfing the capital city and its institutions since the Watergate scandal of the 1970s that brought down US president Richard Nixon.

Indeed, the stunning announcement by House of