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Kevin Mccarthy

  1. republicans
    The Rotten Core of Republican Appeals to the Working ClassRepublicans are embracing the perilous tradition of producerism, offering working-class voters a mix of nativism, protectionism, and culture war.
  2. politics
    The New Foreign Flavor of CPAC’s Red MeatAmerica may still be first at the conservative gathering, but this year’s event has come with a lot more European-style populism.
  3. impeachment trial
    Democrats Walk Back Witness Demand, Senate Moves Toward Acquittal of TrumpApparently Democrats decided ending the trial today had more value than a big fight over witnesses.
  4. politics
    In Dramatic Twist, Senate Will Hear Witnesses Against TrumpRepublicans joined Democrats to learn more about a damning phone call during the riot that quoted Trump supporting the insurrectionists.
  5. the national interest
    New Evidence Shows Trump Used Riot to Pressure Congress to Steal ElectionTrump may not have planned the attack, but now we know he exploited it.
  6. marjorie taylor greene
    House Bars Marjorie Taylor Greene From Committees Over Hateful RhetoricBecause of her rhetoric, Greene will not join the House Budget Committee and the House Education and Labor Committee as originally planned.
  7. politics
    House GOP Votes in Favor of Keeping Liz Cheney in Leadership RoleAfter weeks of intra-party tension over Cheney’s vote to impeach Trump for inciting an insurrection, her colleagues sided overwhelmingly in her favor.
  8. 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.
  9. republicans in disarray
    Why Did McConnell Attack Greene and Defend Cheney?It’s unusual for a Senate leader to interfere in an internal battle among his House counterparts. But it’s possible Kevin McCarthy didn’t mind.
  10. politics
    Why Giving Marjorie Taylor Greene the Steve King Treatment Might Not WorkTaking her off committees is the new favored way of punishing the extremist Republican.
  11. impeachment
    Trump Becomes First President to Be Impeached TwiceTen Republicans joined every House Democrat in voting to impeach. Trump’s Senate trial may start just as Biden takes office.
  12. politics
    House Votes To Override Trump Veto for the First TimeThe president vetoed the annual defense authorization bill, partially to protect Confederate-named installations. The key vote will be in the Senate.
  13. congress
    Congress and Trump Will Keep Bickering Through the HolidaysEndless wrangling over spending and stimulus and a likely Trump veto of a defense-policy bill are casting a pall over a holiday-decorated Capitol.
  14. u.s. house of representatives
    Democratic House Majority May Drop to Two Seats in JanuaryAfter November’s poor showing and then Biden’s choice of two House Democrats for jobs in his administration, Nancy Pelosi has no margin for error.
  15. coranvirus stimulus
    Trump Pulls Plug on Stimulus Talks, Promises COVID Relief ‘After I Win’In an inscrutable decision, Trump flushed prospects for a second stimulus check and a boost to the economy — quite possibly until late January.
  16. 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.
  17. vision 2020
    Joe Biden Needs to Win Big to Avoid a Contested ElectionIf Donald Trump is ahead on Election Night even with a majority of the vote uncounted, look out!
  18. coronavirus
    Republicans Are Trying to Force the House to Vote in PersonThe “reopen America” message trumps generations of anti-Washington rhetoric.
  19. 2020 elections
    Steve King Says He’ll Soon Get Committee Assignments BackWith his primary opponents focusing on his loss of clout rather than his bigotry, the prospect of restored committee assignments could be huge.
  20. the national interest
    GOP’s Refusal to Oversee Trump’s Emergency Power Is an Invitation to CorruptionTrump labels any oversight of his power a “witch hunt,” and his party is going along.
  21. the national interest
    Trump Wants to Convince Bernie Voters the Election Was Rigged AgainThey’re running the same play they ran in 2016.
  22. the national interest
    GOP Leader Has One Chart Showing Why Republicans Hate DemocracyKevin McCarthy doesn’t understand the Constitution, also doesn’t care.
  23. impeachment
    House Authorizes Impeachment Inquiry In Party-Line VoteOnly two Democrats — and zero Republicans — defected, in what may set a pattern for later votes.
  24. impeachment season
    House Will Officially Authorize Impeachment Proceedings After AllNancy Pelosi decided to take the very step Republicans have been angrily demanding, but they will angrily oppose it anyway.
  25. impeachment
    Federal Judge Rules Impeachment Inquiry Is LegalThe judge rejected the Republican argument that the House had to formally authorize an inquiry before it could begin.
  26. conspiracy theories
    McCarthy Still Repeating Bogus Conspiracy Theories About Midterm-Election TheftHouse GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy is still whitewashing his party’s terrible performance in his home state with lurid tales unsupported by evidence.
  27. 2019 special elections
    Republicans Hang Onto Bright-Red N.C. Congressional District and Trump GloatsTrump is taking credit, but the narrow win by Republican Dan Bishop in a special congressional election is not necessarily a good sign for 2020.
  28. 2020 congressional elections
    Retirements May Hobble House RepublicansParty officials are bracing for a wave of GOP members of Congress heading for the exits after the August recess, reducing chances to flip control.
  29. abortion
    Alabama’s Extreme Abortion Law Is Dividing RepublicansSuddenly Republicans are exposing their common extremism by arguing over rape exceptions to a total abortion ban.
  30. vision 2020
    Fresh Signs Trump Might Not Accept Defeat in 2020Republicans are becoming far too accustomed to joining the president in attributing any electoral setbacks to Democratic conspiracies.
  31. ilhan omar
    The Christian Right, Not AIPAC, Drives the GOP’s Pro-Israel StanceWhether or not Ilhan Omar’s claim of vast AIPAC power has anything to do with anti-Semitism, it’s just not accurate, and helps her enemies.
  32. false equivalence
    McCarthy Demands Democrats Treat Two Muslim Members As Bigots Like Steve KingIt’s a twofer for Republicans seeking to undermine Jewish Democratic allegiances while pleasing conservative evangelicals.
  33. state of the union address
    Here’s a Real Bipartisan Idea: Make Trump Leave If He Loses in 2020Since Republicans are so excited about comity, they should agree to eject Trump from the White House if he loses in 2020 but claims “voter fraud.”
  34. 2018 midterms
    Kevin McCarthy Rises to Power at Expense of His Defeated California ColleaguesThe new House GOP leader led his California colleagues to a slaughter in the midterms through his loyalty to Trump and his agenda.
  35. 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.
  36. house republicans
    Will Losing the House Bring Down Kevin McCarthy’s Bid for Leadership?Ryan’s designated successor has no choice but to get out there on the campaign trail. But anything other than a GOP win could be dangerous for him.
  37. House Democrats Refuse to Take Bait on ‘Abolish ICE’ Vote Arranged by GOPRepublicans want to distract attention from their own immigration disagreements and burn a straw man, but House Democrats aren’t cooperating.
  38. House GOP Factions Playing Chicken With Immigration, Farm BillPaul Ryan is caught in the middle as the House Freedom Caucus and key GOP moderates push conflicting paths on immigration bills.
  39. scandals
    Whatever Happened to the Scandal That Derailed McCarthy’s Last Bid for Speaker?An affair rumor helped end Kevin McCarthy’s speakership bid in 2015. That probably doesn’t matter in the age of Trump.
  40. California GOP Can’t Unite Behind a Gubernatorial CandidateNeither John Cox nor Travis Allen could snag the party’s endorsement, which boosts the chances of two Democrats facing off for governor in November.
  41. California GOP Hopes Gas Tax Repeal Will Drive Voters to the PollsWith a Democratic wave building for 2018, Golden State Republicans are banking on a ballot initiative to repeal a controversial gas tax increase.
  42. Paul Ryan’s Retirement Could Roil House RepublicansHe may be stepping down in anticipation of electoral disaster. But win or lose, House conservatives will keep pushing their leadership to the right.
  43. Senate Republicans Push Back on Trump Plan to Cancel Spending“It’s going nowhere,” said Lindsey Graham.
  44. Trump, House GOP May Try Clawing Back Spending They Approved Week Before LastThe White House and the GOP mull bringing back the ancient tool of rescissions to “do over” the omnibus spending bill.
  45. Report: Senior GOP Representative Impressed Trump by Giving Him Cherry StarburstYet more evidence that winning over the president is akin to placating a 3-year-old.
  46. Chaffetz Is Abruptly Retiring From Congress — Is His Next Gig About to Begin?He seems ready for some network screen time.
  47. the national interest
    The Case for Why Paul Ryan Really Thinks Russia Pays TrumpIt’s funny because it’s probably true.
  48. House GOP Leadership Discussed Whether ‘Putin Pays’ Trump in 2016Last year, the House Majority Leader told his colleagues that he thought Putin paid Trump. Everyone laughed.
  49. the national interest
    Republicans Might Coerce Democrats to Replace Obamacare for ThemThe GOP Majority Leader puts a gun to the head of 20 million Americans.
  50. the national interest
    The GOP Congress Is Out of the Checks-and-Balances Business“I will not discuss President-elect Donald Trump,” says famous straight-talker.
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