Hastert, above, and Gephardt have been trying to drum up grass-roots support to pressure lawmakers and the White House not to hurl the country over the metaphorical precipice.
“The extreme edges control the money and the politics,” Hastert said. But Gephardt said that going through the “worst economy since the Great Depression” has been a crucial factor in ratcheting up Hill partisanship.
Sen Mary Landrieu, D-La., poses for a selfie with LSU football fans as she campaigns at tailgate parties on the Louisiana State University campus before the LSU-Mississippi State game on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Buy photo here.