The battle for Kevin McCarthy to save his speakership is over. The battle for the House Republican conference — and indeed, the entire House of Representatives — is about to begin. On Wednesday, the House GOP conference will convene to pick a new speaker. As of right now, the House has two
At the beginning of the new Congress, newly-elected representative Cory Mills (R-FL) handed his fellow Republicans inert grenades. It was an apt welcoming gift since House speaker Kevin McCarthy effectively handed conservatives a live grenade when he allowed for a single member to file a motion to vacate the chair,
During the last government shutdown, for a record 35 days in 2018-2019, Everglades National Park was operated by volunteers. Will that have to happen again? As the country hurtles toward an increasingly likely federal government shutdown on Oct. 1, it’s easy to think that this is all just Washington politics,
A new poll shows ex-president Donald Trump leading President Joe Biden by 10 percentage points in the general election. The survey from The Washington Post and ABC News shows Trump at 52 per cent and Biden at 42 per cent — an increase from a Post-ABC survey in May that showed Trump at 49 per cent.
It takes a lot to win a presidential debate, even the hot mess that Fox Business aired Wednesday night. But former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has done it twice now, breaking out from the crowded GOP field with clear, clean strikes on the flavor of the moment, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy.
Years of broken promises, political reversals and obeisance to the GOP’s Trumpian elements finally caught up this week with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. By reneging on last May’s budget deal with President Joe Biden and on procedural promises to fellow Republicans, he angered both the Democrats and a
While former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was in California for the funeral of her friend Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Rep. Patrick McHenry, the Kevin McCarthy ally who is the new caretaker of the leaderless House of Representatives, kicked Pelosi out of her Capitol hideaway office. Former Democratic Majority Leader
The Perils of Pauline were episodes in a 1914 silent black-and-white film serial about an independent-minded US heiress who for a year seeks adventures before marrying her suitor and settling into family life. She wants to take a balloon ride, fly a plane, and drive a racing car.
Democrat Ami Bera was a first-time candidate seeking a Sacramento-area congressional seat. Rob Stutzman, a longtime GOP strategist, was working to defeat him. Attacks — on the air, in newspapers, through the mail — flew like fists in an old Western. Bera assailed Stutzman’s candidate, Republican Rep. Dan Lungren,
Political analysts haven’t had a difficult time interpreting the string of high-profile defeats that Republicans have experienced on abortion since the Supreme Court jettisoned Roe v Wade last year. As journalist Ronald Brownstein notes, the Ohio GOP’s attempt this month to short-circuit the statewide referendum