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Kevin Mccarthy

  1. 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.
  2. build back better
    Endless Kevin McCarthy Speech Inspires Democratic ComediansLadies and Gentleman, your roast master, Jamie Raskin!
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. the national interest
    Kevin McCarthy Threatens Revenge on Firms Cooperating With January 6 ProbeA signature form of Trumpian thuggery returns.
  8. impeachment
    Will Republicans Try to Impeach Biden Over Afghanistan?Kevin McCarthy would like to keep his powder dry, but the MAGA folk are restless.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. politics
    The New Republican HeresyHow the Capitol riot became a test of party loyalty.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.”
  16. 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.”
  17. the national interest
    Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy Opposes Commission on January 6 InsurrectionThis doesn’t require deep investigation, unlike Benghazi.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. derek chauvin trial
    Democrats Defeat Maxine Waters Censure Resolution Over Chauvin VerdictA Republican exercise in whataboutism aimed at distracting attention from January 6 failed.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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!
  38. coronavirus
    Republicans Are Trying to Force the House to Vote in PersonThe “reopen America” message trumps generations of anti-Washington rhetoric.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. the national interest
    Trump Wants to Convince Bernie Voters the Election Was Rigged AgainThey’re running the same play they ran in 2016.
  42. the national interest
    GOP Leader Has One Chart Showing Why Republicans Hate DemocracyKevin McCarthy doesn’t understand the Constitution, also doesn’t care.
  43. impeachment
    House Authorizes Impeachment Inquiry In Party-Line VoteOnly two Democrats — and zero Republicans — defected, in what may set a pattern for later votes.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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