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Kevin McCarthy Rises to Power at Expense of His Defeated California Colleagues
The new House GOP leader led his California colleagues to a slaughter in the midterms through his loyalty to Trump and his agenda.
California Got Even Bluer in the Midterms
Republicans were already a decided minority in the Golden State. But this year they lost in some of their ancient strongholds.
Four California Democratic Congressional Candidates Break With Party on Gas Tax
Candidates in some very close House races aren’t taking chances by risking the ire of anti-tax voters as a ballot initiative fight intensifies.
Why the GOP Might Face More Humiliation on Immigration
Republican attempts to pass a bill were huge failures. But there’s always room to fail again.
The House GOP Still Can’t Figure Out What It Wants on Immigration
Another day, another meeting, and another failure to achieve intraparty consensus on immigration, even as a forced vote looms.
California Democrats Did Well, But Not Perfectly, in Primary
It looks like Dems avoided the worst-case scenario of getting locked out of a few key U.S. House races. But they still have some problems.
House GOP Factions Playing Chicken With Immigration, Farm Bill
Paul Ryan is caught in the middle as the House Freedom Caucus and key GOP moderates push conflicting paths on immigration bills.
Why the U.S. House May Finally Pass an Immigration Bill
Endangered House Republicans from Latino-heavy districts are playing chicken with Paul Ryan — and indirectly the president — and may force a vote.
Politicians Are Gaming California’s Primary System
The original idea of top two was to help moderates win elections. But now the system is being used to reduce competition in general elections.
2018 Democratic Wave Likely to Be a True Tsunami in California
The Golden State has been trending Democratic of late. Everything that’s happened in 2018 could accelerate that trend.