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Kevin Mccarthy

  1. politics
    Brian Sicknick’s Family Snubs Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthyFamily members of a police officer who died following the attack on the Capitol refused to shake hands with Republican leaders at a medal ceremony .
  2. early and often
    Pandemic Politics Hold Up Gazillion-Dollar Defense BillFor 61 years, the two parties have agreed on an annual defense-policy bill. It could fail this year as Republicans bend to their anti-vaxx base.
  3. early and often
    Republicans: Leave the World’s Richest Man Alone!Ron DeSantis and Kevin McCarthy want everyone to “stop picking on Elon Musk.” They’ve barely said anything about Trump dining with antisemites.
  4. early and often
    GOP Leadership Fight in Congress Shows a Party of WarlordsA civil war started this week with convoluted battle lines.
  5. early and often
    Republicans Clinch the House and That Means Gridlock BeginsThe smaller Kevin McCarthy’s majority, the less he will be willing to cooperate with Democrats.
  6. 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.
  7. the system
    Return of the Hostage TakersJoe Biden’s last chance to stop the GOP’s economic sabotage.
  8. the national interest
    Republicans Plan Debt-Limit Crisis to Force Cuts to Medicare and Social SecurityThey always do this.
  9. the national interest
    Republican House Majority Will Try to Melt Down Global EconomyDemocrats need to sabotageproof the government while they still can.
  10. early and often
    The MAGA House Will Make the Tea Party Look TameFor all the attention on the Senate, Democrats are almost certainly going to lose the House. When they do, it will be insane.
  11. early and often
    Freedom Caucus Won’t Let Kevin McCarthy Forget Who Owns HimMembers are already making demands that would limit McCarthy’s power if he becomes Speaker. In a closely divided House, he’ll have to bow to them.
  12. early and often
    The Republicans Who Saved Trump After January 6This Will Not Pass demonstrates how GOP leaders betrayed their conscience in the name of power.
  13. capitol riot
    January 6 Committee Orders Kevin McCarthy and Republicans to TestifyThe House panel escalates its investigation in a major way ahead of public hearings.
  14. early and often
    Kevin McCarthy Is Empowering House Extremists He Once FearedThe GOP leader was right to worry about Trump and his minions after January 6. Since he didn’t act, it just gave them more leverage over him.
  15. kevin mccarthy
    Kevin McCarthy Wanted Trump to Resign After January 6 and Then Lied About ItNow more than ever, Donald Trump holds McCarthy’s political future in his hands, especially if Republicans win back the House.
  16. politics
    As Speaker, Kevin McCarthy May Let GOP Extremists Run the HouseWhen Andrew Clyde tried to kill an honor for a pioneering Black judge, McCarthy went right along. It’s a bad sign for how he would run the House.
  17. politics
    Madison Cawthorn Saw Someone Doing Coke in a Car OnceKevin McCarthy says the young congressman exaggerated his wild claims about life in Washington.
  18. politics
    Madison Cawthorn Will Get Away With His Orgy ClaimsWhen the Republican Party adopted Donald Trump, it discarded accountability for its own kind.
  19. politics
    Greene and Gosar Won’t Be Punished for Hanging With White NationalistsHouse GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy even promised to restore the extremists’ committee assignments if Republicans win back the House.
  20. politics
    Republicans See Red Wave and Look to Make It Even BiggerThe GOP is now expecting midterm gains even in purple and blue states, but a huge win won’t come easily in a party as chaotic as theirs.
  21. 2022 midterms
    Pelosi to Run for House Again … But Not for Speaker?She pledged to step down as Democratic leader at the end of this Congress. But unless she changes her mind, she will stay around as a living legend.
  22. government shutdown
    Will Republicans Force a Government Shutdown to Fight Biden’s Vaccine Mandates?A small group of conservatives can gum up the works and force at least a brief shutdown. But with Omicron looming, the timing is strange.
  23. the republican party
    Is the GOP’s Policy Agenda Hidden or Nonexistent?For a party that may soon have full control of government, its ambitions remain remarkably unclear.
  24. build back better
    Endless Kevin McCarthy Speech Inspires Democratic ComediansLadies and Gentleman, your roast master, Jamie Raskin!
  25. politics
    Kevin McCarthy Determined Not to Go the Way of Cantor and BoehnerAfter witnessing the fate of former House GOP leaders, McCarthy is not about to annoy extremists in the House by bashing Paul Gosar.
  26. presidential line of succession
    Californians Move Toward Lock on Presidential SuccessionIf Feinstein becomes the next Senate president pro tem, she joins VP Harris and a California House Speaker in the chain of presidential succession.
  27. politics
    Freedom Caucus Troublemakers Are Poised for a ComebackIf Republicans retake the House in 2022, the caucus could return to its insubordinate ways — fueled this time by loyalty to Trump, not conservatism.
  28. politics
    The Infrastructure Bill May Be Bipartisan, But Republicans Won’t Help Save ItSince the value of this bill to centrist Democrats is strictly its bipartisanship, what does it say that Kevin McCarthy will happily watch it die?
  29. the national interest
    Kevin McCarthy Threatens Revenge on Firms Cooperating With January 6 ProbeA signature form of Trumpian thuggery returns.
  30. impeachment
    Will Republicans Try to Impeach Biden Over Afghanistan?Kevin McCarthy would like to keep his powder dry, but the MAGA folk are restless.
  31. kamala harris
    Is Kamala Harris’s Popularity Level a Problem for Democrats?Much of the claim that Harris is deeply and increasingly unpopular doesn’t bear scrutiny, particularly coming from fans of less popular Republicans.
  32. the national interest
    Imagine a 9/11 Commission If the Hijackers Had Allies in CongressThe whole premise of an investigation was that both parties opposed the insurrection.
  33. politics
    Republicans Who Voted to Block Biden’s Election to Investigate Capitol RiotThree lawmakers who objected to certifying the election after the insurrection may now investigate the insurrection.
  34. politics
    The New Republican HeresyHow the Capitol riot became a test of party loyalty.
  35. capitol riot
    Pelosi Announces Select Committee to Investigate Capitol RiotSince Senate Republicans killed an independent commission, Democrats will convene their own panel to investigate the events of January 6.
  36. 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.
  37. politics
    Ilhan Omar Backs Down In Latest Blowup With DemocratsThe congresswoman’s remarks about Israel, Hamas, the U.S., and the Taliban were taken out of context, and she was forced to issue a “clarification.”
  38. politics
    GOP Leaders Move to Blow Up Bipartisan January 6 CommissionA statement purportedly issued by anonymous Capitol Police officers called Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell’s opposition “inconceivable.”
  39. the national interest
    Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy Opposes Commission on January 6 InsurrectionThis doesn’t require deep investigation, unlike Benghazi.
  40. the national interest
    Republicans Are Purging Liz Cheney for Opposing Trump’s InsurrectionThe anti-Trump revolt ended, and now the Trumpists are shooting the prisoners.
  41. democrats
    Democrats Are Shooting for the Moon in 2021, and That’s OkayThe usual choice between getting things done and holding on to power is no choice at all for Democrats right now.
  42. derek chauvin trial
    Democrats Defeat Maxine Waters Censure Resolution Over Chauvin VerdictA Republican exercise in whataboutism aimed at distracting attention from January 6 failed.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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