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House adjourns with no speaker after McCarthy fails to win third ballot

Today, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) fell short a third time in his bid for House speaker as 20 Republicans rejected his candidacy and backed Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio). A defiant McCarthy has vowed to press ahead, telling reporters, “we stay in until we win,” but his path to the speakership was unclear. The House itself remained in limbo, with no action until a speaker is elected. Amid the stalemate, the House voted to adjourn until Wednesday.

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