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  1. early and often
    What’s Worse: MAGA Speaker Jim Jordan or No Speaker at All?Jordan is an extremist who will probably shut down the government. But making him Speaker may be the only way to end the House GOP’s slow-motion riot.
  2. early and often
    The House Republicans Are in a Hell of Their Own MakingAll they need to do is elect a Speaker. The one thing they definitely can’t do is agree on a Speaker.
  3. early and often
    The Race for Speaker Is About to Get RealSteve Scalise and Jim Jordan face off in the Capitol Thunderdome. Here’s how they match up and who else might win the gavel if chaos ensues again.
  4. early and often
    Matt Versus GoliathHow a nuisance became a mortal threat to Kevin McCarthy’s Speakership.
  5. early and often
    Kevin McCarthy Traded One Crisis For AnotherThe Speaker will now face a “motion to vacate” by Florida congressman Matt Gaetz and his hard-right allies in the House.
  6. government shutdown
    Government Shutdown Live Updates: Shutdown AvertedThe Senate overwhelmingly passed the House’s stopgap spending bill, which means the government will be funded for another 45 days.
  7. liveblog
    The Debt Ceiling Bill Faces Its First Test: Live UpdatesBefore the deal goes to a full House vote, it has to pass a GOP-controlled committee where far-right members could potentially slow things down.
  8. debt ceiling hostage crisis
    The No Good, Not That Bad Debt Ceiling DealExtortion paid off, but only a little bit.
  9. debt ceiling hostage crisis
    Is Joe Biden Botching the Debt-Ceiling Fight?Yes and maybe not.
  10. the debt ceiling
    How Biden Can Win the Debt-Ceiling Fight With One Weird TrickHint: It does not involve a coin.
  11. the swamp
    How Biden Learned to Love the Debt-Ceiling CrisisHe has turned a chronic political headache into a winning issue.
  12. the economy
    America’s Labor Shortages Are Good, ActuallyThe upside of longer lines and faltering customer service.
  13. early and often
    The GOP Is More Dependent Than Ever on Democratic DysfunctionAs the Republican base has grown more blue-collar, the party’s agenda has remained plutocratic.
  14. the national interest
    Why Post-Trump Republicans Are Pivoting to a Pre-Trump WorldWhat happened to the party’s great philosophical evolution?
  15. house arrest
    Kevin McCarthy’s Tarnished TriumphHe finally got the Speakership he wanted, but at what cost?
  16. house arrest
    This Is Not What Democracy Looks LikeContrary to the claims of conservative pundits, the GOP’s mutiny against McCarthy is not a sign of the party’s democratic vitality.
  17. house arrest
    The GOP Is More Ungovernable Than Ever BeforeEven with Fox News, Donald Trump, and the GOP Establishment united behind Kevin McCarthy, House Republicans still won’t toe the party line.
  18. early and often
    GOP Leadership Fight in Congress Shows a Party of WarlordsA civil war started this week with convoluted battle lines.
  19. early and often
    The Man in the MAGA MiddleKevin McCarthy’s campaign to be Speaker means no enemies to the right, left, or center in his caucus.
  20. politics
    Marjorie Taylor Greene Was Surprise Speaker at White-Nationalist EventThe congresswoman delivered remarks at the America First Political Action Conference on Friday, shortly after a round of applause for Vladimir Putin.
  21. politics
    Marjorie Taylor Greene Apologizes for Holocaust Gaffe, But Not for Her IgnoranceMore than three weeks after her deeply offensive comparison of mask mandates to the Holocaust, Greene shows how little she’s learned.
  22. gop
    Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Caucus Promoting ‘Anglo-Saxon’ Values Didn’t Last LongThe GOP representative walked back a proposal to form an America First caucus after Republican leaders pushed back against her nativist language.
  23. gop
    Matt Gaetz’s Colleagues Drop the Dirt on HimLawmakers describe Gaetz’s alleged drug use and incidents in which he showed nude photos of women he slept with to colleagues on the House floor.
  24. the republican party
    The GOP’s Establishment Is More Populist Than Its TrumpistsHouse Republicans are more staunchly pro-Trump — and anti-minimum-wage hikes – than Mitch McConnell is.
  25. congress
    Much-Maligned Congressional Earmarks Are Coming BackThe Tea Party movement temporarily killed them — but only temporarily.
  26. marjorie taylor greene
    Kevin McCarthy Decides to Protect Marjorie Taylor GreeneThe top House Republican gave his conspiratorial, pro-violence colleague a slap-on-the-wrist and said he’ll fight efforts to take her off committees.
  27. 2020 elections
    Republicans Make Shocking Gains in the HouseDemocrats were expected to win several seats, but will instead lose a handful. Nancy Pelosi now faces a potential revolt.
  28. politics
    17 Republicans Refuse to Condemn QAnon in House VoteThey did so even after a Democratic colleague was targeted with death threats by the conspiracy’s followers a few days earlier.
  29. politics
    QAnon Booster Marjorie Greene Continues March Toward CongressIt’s hard to be too extreme in pockets of red America like Georgia’s 14th District, where Greene just won the Republican primary.
  30. coronavirus
    Republicans Are Trying to Force the House to Vote in PersonThe “reopen America” message trumps generations of anti-Washington rhetoric.
  31. impeachment
    Republicans Warming to Idea of Calling Their Own Trump Trial WitnessesThe thinking is that if Democrats get John Bolton into the dock, the president should get an impeachment witness he wants, like Hunter or Joe Biden.
  32. impeachment
    Trump Gives House Republicans Participation Trophy As ‘Adjunct’ Trial TeamMark Meadows, Doug Collins, and others won’t get to rant and rave and cut capers in the Senate—but they’ll be honorary members of Trump’s legal squad.
  33. impeachment
    It’s Time for Pelosi and McConnell to Make Some Big Impeachment Trial DecisionsThe impeachment trial schedule should be set by week’s end, and the initial skirmishing in the Senate over rules will soon begin.
  34. impeachment
    House Republicans Want to Add Some Crazy to Trump Trial DefenseMcConnell is struggling to keep Trump’s acquittal minimally dignified, but his president and allies in the House have other ideas.
  35. impeachment
    Assessing Nancy Pelosi’s Impeachment Wins and LossesThe final verdict on this skillful Speaker’s strategy won’t come until after the election, but she’s already achieved some goals and failed at others.
  36. impeachment
    McConnell Pretends to Defer to House on Impeachment EvidenceMcConnell’s two-front war with both parties to keep a lid on a Senate impeachment trial reaches a new level of cynicism.
  37. abortion
    Van Drew Switch Gives House Republicans Exactly One Pro-Choice MemberAnti-abortion activists had driven pro-choice House Republicans into extinction. If Trump backs Van Drew, that might annoy them.
  38. impeachment
    Schumer and McConnell Play Chess Over Impeachment Trial RulesBoth parties want witnesses the other side opposes. Despite the posturing, a short trial with no testimony from John Bolton or the Bidens is likely.
  39. impeachment
    McConnell Flattering Trump Into Submission on Scope of Senate Impeachment TrialMitch knows the best way to turn Trump around is to let him think it’s his own idea.
  40. 2020 elections
    New York’s Peter King Is 20th House Republican to Announce RetirementThe Long Island representative had a reputation as a GOP moderate, but there was nothing moderate about his bouts of Trump-style xenophobia.
  41. impeachment
    Republicans Storm Closed Meeting, Demand Transparency for Stonewalling TrumpTrump’s allies want transparency from Congress, but not from him.
  42. impeachment
    Number of House Republicans Who Back Impeachment Inquiry Returns to ZeroMark Amodei, a Nevada congressman, appeared to come out in favor of the House impeachment inquiry last week — but then he backed off.
  43. ukraine scandal
    GOP Divided Over How Enthusiastically to Cover for Trump’s Corruption on UkraineSome Republicans want to pretend that the whistleblower complaint is concerning but not damning ⁠— others, that Trump’s corruption is actually good.
  44. house republicans
    Trump Is Eroding the GOP’s Support Among the White Lawmaking ClassTrump’s lack of appeal to highly educated Republicans hasn’t driven many voters from his coalition — but it is driving many GOP lawmakers out of D.C.
  45. republicans
    The Last Black Republican in the House Waves the White FlagFive years ago, Republicans thought they had to become more diverse to win. Will Hurd’s departure symbolizes their abandonment of that path.
  46. vision 2020
    Why the House Probably Won’t Flip in 2020The House bears watching because Democrats are holding a lot of districts Trump carried in 2016, but so far signs are good for Pelosi’s team.
  47. house republicans
    Bad Boys Nunes, King, and Hunter Dominate House GOP Small-Dollar FundraisingSome pols raise grassroots money with charisma or ideology. In today’s House GOP, being outlandishly controversial works.
  48. bipartisanship
    House Republicans Accuse Dems of Sabotaging Bipartisan BillsPelosi’s caucus is allegedly denying vulnerable GOP moderates the opportunity to support bipartisan bills. Let’s hope that’s true.
  49. presidential harassment
    GOP Warns That Releasing Trump’s Taxes Could Lead to Further TransparencyRepublicans say exposing Trump’s conflicts of interest is a slippery slope that would lead to exposing all politicians’ conflicts of interest.
  50. republicans
    Kevin McCarthy Easily Wins Bid to Lead Diminished House RepublicansThe congressman from California finally won the job he nearly got in 2015 — though thanks to the midterms, it did not come with the Speaker’s gavel.
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