An existential threat: The Republicans calling for their party to reject QAnon conspiracy theories – CNN

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Don Young held a knife to his throat. “,”descriptionText”:”John Boehner, former Republican House Speaker, reflects on his tenure in office in his new book, “On the House: A Washington Memoir.” CNN’s u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/brian-todd-profile” target=”_blank”>Brian Toddu003c/a> breaks down some key stories from the book, including the time Alaska Rep. 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