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Jake Tapper’s new novel explores McCarthy-era Washington

Clip: 05/07/2018 | 6m 17s

In "The Hellfire Club,” a congressman navigates Washington in the era of Eisenhower but also of Joseph McCarthy's red scare. First-time novelist Jake Tapper, whose day job is news anchor of CNN's The Lead, joins Yamiche Alcindor to discuss his book’s resonance with present-day politics, the compromises made by even well-intentioned lawmakers and what’s next.

Aired: 05/07/18

Rating: NR

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