Another vote — this time on raising the debt ceiling — and other fissure exposed inside the GOP. Carl Hulse of the New York Times talks to Political Junkie host Ken Rudin about how a majority of Republicans voted against the bill … but secretly wished it would pass.
Then we move to Texas, where Wayne Slater of the Dallas Morning News talks Lone Star State politics, everything from Ted Cruz on the right to Wendy Davis on the left.
We also look back to the Iowa Democratic presidential caucuses of 1984, when outsider Gary Hart capitalized on a second place finish to Walter Mondale to defeating the former vice president eight days later in New Hampshire. Who better than Gary Hart to talk about those days of 30 years ago?