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Eric Cantor's revolt exposes Republican rift in fight for party's future

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At www.guardian.co.uk

A Republican civil war, which has simmered under the surface since the party's defeat in last November's presidential election, has now burst firmly into the open and pitted party leaders against each other. Majority leader Eric Cantor's extraordinary vote against House speaker John Boehner in Tuesday's late-night vote in the House of Representatives may have prevented America from toppling over the so-called fiscal cliff, but it exposed the deep rifts that are destabilising a party once famed for its unity and discipline.

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