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House speaker dispute shows signs of a potential agreement

McCarthy fails to gain enough votes to become House speaker for third day in a row. But signs of a deal are emerging as holdouts appear to be swayed by McCarthy’s latest offer. The last time such a stalemate occurred, it took the House nine ballots to elect a speaker in 1923. Rules changes would weaken the position of speaker and ensure a tenuous hold on the job. Negotiations were still ongoing Thursday morning as the 10th ballot got underway in House leadership elections.