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'NeverKevins' Deal Another Blow to McCarthy's Speaker Bid

Ralph Norman is 5th Republican to doubt him

(Newser) - A fifth Republican has expressed opposition to California Rep. Kevin McCarthy as speaker, promising there are "many more who will take our position." GOP Rep. Ralph Norman of South Carolina, who's with the House Freedom Caucus, told Politico on Tuesday that he would be a "hard"...

This House Race Winner Is in Rare Company

Rep. David Valadao is one of only two Republicans who voted to impeach who will be returning

(Newser) - Another close House race got called Monday night by the AP , and this one has some notable implications. Rep. David Valadao defeated Democrat Rudy Salas in California, making him only the second GOP House member who voted to impeach former President Trump to win reelection, notes the New York Times ...

McCarthy Wins Nomination for House Speaker

But a conservative rival has declared a challenge

(Newser) - Republican leader Kevin McCarthy cleared the first major step Tuesday toward becoming House speaker, winning the nomination on a vote by his GOP colleagues, but he now faces a weeks-long slog to quell objections from his right flank before a final vote. McCarthy has led House Republicans this far, and...

GOP Needs Just One More Seat to Wrest Back the House
GOP Can Now
Almost Touch 218

GOP Can Now Almost Touch 218

Republicans need just 1 seat to regain House majority, but they'll likely have a super-slim lead

(Newser) - As of Tuesday morning, Republicans are as close as they can get to winning back the House without having it fully in hand. The Hill reports that the GOP picked up four crucial seats on Monday in Arizona, California, and New York, meaning they now hold 217 seats in the...

Kevin McCarthy's Path to House Speakership Hits a Snag

Assuming GOP takes control, a narrow majority may threaten his chances to replace Pelosi

(Newser) - This week was supposed to a be a no-brainer for Kevin McCarthy. But his expected easy path to become the next House speaker has been complicated in a big way by Republicans' performance in the midterms, reports NBC News . Most still expect Republicans to retake control of the House when...

For First Time in 42 Years, a DCCC Chair May Lose

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, head of Democrats' congressional campaign, in tight New York race

(Newser) - In its reassessment of the coming midterms, the Cook Political Report on Monday made a fairly common move for this time of year—it shifted a congressional race from "lean Democrat" to "toss up." However, this particular race involves Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York, who...

GOP Sees Harder Fight in Taking Back Senate, House

Republicans still projected to win House, but that number is falling, and Senate now looks precarious

(Newser) - In just 43 days, Americans will decide the makeup of the Senate and House. And with President Biden's tepid poll numbers earlier this year, as well as historical precedence that often has the party in power ceding ground during the midterms, it seemed a given just a few months...

McCarthy Intros GOP&#39;s &#39;Commitment to America&#39;
GOP Unveils
Its Midterm

GOP Unveils Its Midterm Agenda

McCarthy rolls out Republicans' 'Commitment to America,' focusing on economy, border security

(Newser) - House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy on Friday directly confronted President Biden and the party in power, choosing battleground Pennsylvania to unveil a midterm election agenda with sweeping Trump-like promises, despite the House GOP's sometimes spotty record of delivering and governing in Congress. McCarthy, who's poised to seize the...

After Trump Raid, Republicans Call to Investigate, Defund FBI

GOP echoes Trump, casting Mar-a-Lago raid as political

(Newser) - Republicans are vowing vengeance on federal law enforcement, including a wiping out of their budgets, following the FBI search of former President Trump's home of Mar-a-Lago. "I've seen enough," Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy tweeted following Monday's early morning raid, part of a Justice Department investigation...

Billboards in Home District Call McCarthy a Liar

Conservative anti-Trump group goes after the House minority leader after leaked audio

(Newser) - In Congress, Kevin McCarthy appears to be weathering controversy over leaked audio clips that reveal he disparaged then-President Trump and some of Trump's most fervent supporters in the aftermath of the Capitol riot. In his home district in California, however, the House minority leader is enduring a public backlash,...

Gaetz Fires Back at McCarthy Over New Leaked Audio
Gaetz Fires Back at McCarthy
Over New Leaked Audio
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Gaetz Fires Back at McCarthy Over New Leaked Audio

He calls House GOP leader 'weak' after McCarthy criticized Gaetz's rhetoric in call

(Newser) - The New York Times is out with more leaked audio of Kevin McCarthy talking with fellow House Republican leaders in the immediate aftermath of the Capitol riot. In these clips, McCarthy sounds angry at some far-right members of the House—particularly Matt Gaetz and Mo Brooks—for using language he...

Republican Who Voted to Impeach Trump Is Retiring

'4 down and 6 to go,' Trump says after Rep. Fred Upton decides not to run again

(Newser) - Another one of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump after the Capitol riot last year is calling it quits. Rep. Fred Upton, who was first elected to the House in 1986, announced his retirement Tuesday but said his decision not to seek a 19th term had...

Cawthorn's Orgy, Drug Accusations Could Cost Him

McCarthy lectures and warns freshman about his behavior and stories

(Newser) - House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy delivered a lecture and a warning to Rep. Madison Cawthorn in a private meeting on Wednesday. The North Carolina freshman has publicly talked about being invited to an orgy by other lawmakers and seeing a colleague take cocaine, Politico reports—stories that McCarthy said have...

McCarthy, Pelosi Agree: Lawmaker Should Resign
Convicted Congressman
Says He'll Resign

Convicted Congressman Says He'll Resign

GOP's Ken Fortenberry was found guilty of lying to federal officials

(Newser) - Update: Republican Rep. Jeff Fortenberry announced Saturday that he's resigning from Congress, two days after his conviction in federal court. "Due to the difficulties of my current circumstances, I can no longer serve you effectively," he said in a statement, KETV reports. The nine-term Nebraska congressman's...

Democratic Uprising Takes New COVID Money From Spending Package

Bill to keep government running has $13B for Ukraine's fight

(Newser) - Update: The House approved a massive spending bill Wednesday night that would rush $13.6 billion in US aid to battered Ukraine and its European allies, after top Democrats were forced to abruptly drop their plan to include fresh funds to battle COVID-19. Senate approval was assured by week’s...

Another GOP Impeachment Vote to Leave

Rep. John Katko won't run again after supporting Jan. 6 panel, infrastructure bill

(Newser) - Rep. John Katko announced Friday that he won't seek reelection from his New York district, making him the third of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump to decide to go home. "My conscience, principles and commitment to do what's right have...

Omar, Boebert Argue Apology in a Tense Call and Afterward

Members' conversation about anti-Muslim story doesn't settle the issue

(Newser) - After Rep. Lauren Boebert told an anecdote about mistaking Rep. Ilhan Omar for a terrorist , House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy suggested the Colorado Republican call the offended Democrat and just talk it out. Boebert and Omar talked Monday, but the conversation didn't defuse the situation, the Hill reports. Afterward,...

Greene Wants Congress' Highest Honor for Rittenhouse

Teen who killed 2 men is 'a hero who defended his community,' she says

(Newser) - Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene wants to see Kyle Rittenhouse join George Washington, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Dalai Lama in receiving the legislative branch's highest honor. The Republican congresswoman introduced a bill Tuesday to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Rittenhouse, who fatally shot two people...

Among Republicans, Worries Raised About Infighting

Senate Republicans unhappy with counterparts in the House

(Newser) - By most political forecasts—including this new one at Roll Call —Republicans stand a good chance of retaking the House next year. But another theme is emerging in coverage as well: Friction within the House GOP is getting worse and threatening to hurt the party's progress. The Hill...

GOP Trump Critic Kinzinger Won't Run for Reelection

Illinois congressman says he's not done with politics, however

(Newser) - One of the GOP's most vocal critics of former President Trump will not run for reelection in the House next year. Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois announced his decision in a video Friday morning, reports CNN . "I also remember during [my 2009] campaign saying that if I ever...

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