Power Players

Are Republicans to blame for Washington’s problems?

Power Players

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Scholar Norman Ornstein is pointing fingers in a new book, "It's Even Worse Than It Looks," co-authored with Thomas Mann. Congress is partisan and polarizing, and one party, said Ornstein, bears the brunt of the blame.

"I wouldn't say it's all Republicans," said Ornstein, "it's 80-20 at this point."

"When you look at the data, including voting records ... the Democrats have moved left, to probably their own 25 yard line. President Obama's probably around the 40," said the American Enterprise Institute scholar. "The Republicans have moved behind their own goal post."

Check out this week's Top Line to hear Ornstein break down recent history and the gridlock in Washington.

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