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Kevin Mccarthy

  1. early and often
    Who Was 2023’s Biggest Loser in Politics?There were several politicians who had a terrible, no-good year. But nobody’s 2023 was as brutal as a certain soon-to-be ex-congressman’s.
  2. early and often
    Kevin McCarthy, Lost Without a Gavel, Is Leaving CongressThe higher tolerance his colleagues have for Speaker Mike Johnson could have been the final straw for the Californian.
  3. the national interest
    McCarthy Forgave the Insurrection Because Trump Was Getting Too SkinnyMission accomplished?
  4. politics
    Kevin McCarthy and Tim Burchett Are Fighting Like Fourth-GradersAfter McCarthy allegedly shoved his Republican adversary, things got even dumber.
  5. government shutdown
    Johnson Needs Democrats to Avoid a Shutdown, Just Like McCarthyNew Speaker, same dilemma: Either anger some Republicans by working with Democrats, or watch Washington shut down.
  6. early and often
    Republicans Started a Civil War They Don’t Know How to EndKnocking off Speaker candidates is easy, but electing one is impossible so far.
  7. early and often
    Jim Jordan Didn’t Just Lose. The Hard Right Did Too.The latest from the House Republican tire fire.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. early and ofteh
    Problem Solvers Caucus Is Imploding Over the McCarthy DramaRepublican members of the bipartisan caucus are upset about the wildly partisan Kevin McCarthy’s ejection. Their Democratic colleagues know better.
  11. early and often
    A November Government Shutdown Looks More Likely Than EverAll the factors that led House Republicans to dump Kevin McCarthy are still in play for his successor, whoever that may be.
  12. early and often
    Kevin McCarthy Suffers a Historic HumiliationThe House Speaker loses his job thanks to the far-right he appeased in the first place.
  13. early and often
    Good-bye, Kevin! Please Don’t Try to Come Back!The former Speaker was not loyal to anybody or anything other than his power. Good riddance.
  14. early and often
    Capitol Hill Dysfunction Helps Trump, the Chaos CandidateDrama among Republican House members distracts from Trump’s trial and makes him look relatively stable. That’s good news for his 2024 campaign.
  15. the national interest
    Why Democrats Shouldn’t Bail Out Kevin McCarthyLet justice be done, though the Kevins fall.
  16. early and often
    Matt Versus GoliathHow a nuisance became a mortal threat to Kevin McCarthy’s Speakership.
  17. politics
    How Jamaal Bowman Tried to Spin Pulling a Capitol Hill Fire AlarmThe New York Democrat claims he was in a rush to vote and thought the fire alarm would open a locked door in his way.
  18. early and often
    GOP Hard-liners Overplayed Their Hand Against McCarthyMatt Gaetz and other GOP rebels left the Speaker with no option but to cut a deal with Democrats to avoid a shutdown. But the chaos is far from over.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. government shutdown
    The Shutdown Is About the GOP’s Dysfunctional Family DramaIt may seem like it’s “about nothing,” but House Republicans’ unhinged, destructive feuding is more Yellowstone than Seinfeld.
  22. the inside game
    The Impeachment Prosecutor Turned DefenderDan Goldman went after Trump but says there’s no comparison to the ‘bald-faced lies’ against Biden.
  23. early and often
    Democrats Set High Price for Helping McCarthy Avoid a ShutdownMcCarthy may need Democrat votes to avert a shutdown and save his Speakership. But getting them will mean abandoning the Biden impeachment inquiry.
  24. early and often
    Shutdown Nears As Trump Tells House GOP to Defund the GovernmentEverything Kevin McCarthy does to placate right-wing hard-liners makes a deal even harder. Trump’s advice isn’t helping.
  25. early and often
    Could the House and Senate Flip in 2024? The Odds Look GoodDemocrats and Republicans switching control in the same election has never happened before, and it could mean renewed gridlock in Washington.
  26. politics
    Republicans Left a Motion to Remove McCarthy in a House BathroomA mistake at the changing table or an unusual way to leak information?
  27. early and often
    We Could Be Headed for a Record-Breaking Government ShutdownWith the September 30 deadline approaching, House Republicans are hopelessly divided and Kevin McCarthy is struggling to find a way forward.
  28. politics
    George Santos Fundraiser Is Charged With Impersonating a McCarthy AideSamuel Miele is facing charges of wire fraud and identity theft.
  29. the national interest
    The Democrats Can’t Wave Away Their Hunter Biden ProblemHow the party can clean up the Supreme Court and address the president’s son’s ethics scandals.
  30. the talented mr. santos
    Even Kevin McCarthy Thinks George Santos Shouldn’t Run AgainIn an interview, the House Speaker suggested that the GOP will back someone else next year.
  31. early and often
    Freedom Caucus Mulls Ejecting MTG for Loyalty to McCarthyKeeping McCarthy in fear and doubt is essential to the turbulent conservatives, and MTG’s loyal friendship with him deeply annoys them.
  32. early and often
    It’s Payback Time for the House Far RightAccused of betrayal over the debt-ceiling deal, Kevin McCarthy is losing power to a group of rebels who show no sign of giving up.
  33. debt limit
    Kevin McCarthy Is a Survivor, Not a Strategic GeniusOnce Biden blinked on taxes, the Speaker was playing with house money.
  34. the national interest
    Centrist Fanatics Go Wild Over Debt-Ceiling DealThey just like bipartisan deals, regardless of content.
  35. early and often
    Kevin McCarthy Really Did ItThe debt-ceiling deal passed the House by sweeping bipartisan margins, leading the Speaker to dunk on his haters.
  36. early and often
    The Quirky Conservative Who Saved the Economy and McCarthyThomas Massie broke with fellow far-right Republicans, who are determined to make the House Speaker hurt.
  37. 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.
  38. the national interest
    The Debt-Ceiling Deal Buys Biden Time at a Terrible Long-Term CostWhat happens next time Republicans take a hostage?
  39. debt ceiling hostage crisis
    The No Good, Not That Bad Debt Ceiling DealExtortion paid off, but only a little bit.
  40. debt ceiling hostage crisis
    Is Joe Biden Botching the Debt-Ceiling Fight?Yes and maybe not.
  41. the inside game
    The Two Bidens Are Fighting Each Other Over the Debt CeilingThe president started the debt-ceiling fight by saying he’d never negotiate, but he can’t seem to resist cutting deals.
  42. debt limit
    Kevin McCarthy May Have Already Won the Debt-Limit FightNo matter how the debt-limit negotiations turn out, the Speaker has clearly placated his right-wing critics by forcing Biden to the table.
  43. early and often
    House Republicans Move to Avoid Santos Expulsion VoteThe House voted to have the Ethics Committee consider a measure to expel George Santos — so he won’t be getting kicked out anytime soon.
  44. early and often
    Frank Luntz Can’t QuitThe GOP’s wunderkind pollster swore he was finished with Washington — except that penthouse with Kevin McCarthy.
  45. the national interest
    The Media Is Normalizing Debt-Ceiling ExtortionNo, this is not how Congress always does it. This is different, and dangerous.
  46. early and often
    Democrats Should Make People Panic About the Debt LimitThere’s not much pressure on House Republicans to stop playing games with the economy and allow a debt-limit increase. More public worry might help.
  47. debt limit
    Trump Call for Debt Default Echoed by House ExtremistsMost congressional Republicans are ignoring or shrugging off Trump’s inflammatory advice, but it won’t take many arsonists to start a conflagration.
  48. early and often
    Trump Green-Lights a Debt DefaultIn his CNN town hall, Trump instructed congressional Republicans to go up to and beyond the brink in debt-limit talks, risking an economic calamity.
  49. early and often
    Why Kevin McCarthy Won’t Drop the Hammer on George SantosThe Speaker needs Santos’s vote to hang on to his gavel. But letting the fabulist become the face of New York Republicans is perilous, too.
  50. debt limit
    What If Republicans Actually Want a Debt Disaster?Wall Street must make it clear to GOP lawmakers that an economic meltdown is unacceptable even if it improves their odds of beating Biden in 2024.
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