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the word "normal"

 

The extent that we have divided government. Our parties differ a lot. It’s likely that part of this is the new normal.
What is "It’s likely that part of this is the new normal"? What is "normal"?

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    It's the "new normal." It means that a previously unfamiliar or atypical situation that has become standard, usual, or expected (http://oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/the%2Bnew%2Bnormal___1). So the "new normal" is that the Republican and Democratic parties are now extremely divided -- nearly unwilling to compromise with the other.

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