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Nov 14, 2023 11:43 AM CST
Reporter Witnesses Bizarre Confrontation of Congressmen
GOP's Tim Burchett accuses Kevin McCarthy of elbowing him in the back, gives pursuit
- The House on Tuesday is working on a measure to avoid a government shutdown at the end of the week. And with the political drama came a little personal drama between two Republicans who don't seem to like each other very much. In a nutshell, Rep. Tim Burchett of...
Kevin McCarthy Faces Primary
Challenge From Trump Backer
Oct 31, 2023 11:34 AM CDT
Kevin McCarthy Faces Primary Challenge From Trump Backer
David Giglio hopes to oust the former House speaker from Congress
- Kevin McCarthy lost his position as speaker of the House because of the right flank of his party. Now he'll have to fend off the same type of challenge in order to keep his seat in Congress. The Hill reports that David Giglio, an avowed supporter of Donald Trump,...
Math Is Turning in Favor
of Jim Jordan as Speaker
Oct 17, 2023 9:15 AM CDT
Math Is Turning in Favor of Jim Jordan as Speaker
Trump ally is closer to magic number ahead of voting on Tuesday afternoon
- The House has been without a speaker for two weeks, but that could end on Tuesday. The chamber is expected is expected to vote around noon on whether conservative Jim Jordan will get the gavel, reports the Hill . The man he hopes to replace—the ousted Kevin McCarthy— predicted Tuesday...
House GOP Remains Divided
After Speaker Nomination
Oct 12, 2023 7:23 AM CDT
House GOP Remains Divided After Speaker Nomination
Jim Jordan retains support despite losing GOP vote to Steve Scalise
- "The House GOP's hoped-for moment of unity never materialized" Wednesday as Republicans picked Majority Leader Steve Scalise of Louisiana for speaker only to find at least a dozen of their members opposed, per Politico . Scalise nabbed just 50.7% of the House GOP conference's support, illustrating a...
GOP Rep Explains
Her 'Scarlet Letter'
Oct 11, 2023 11:40 AM CDT
GOP Rep Explains Her 'Scarlet Letter'
South Carolina's Nancy Mace says she's been 'demonized' since voting to oust Speaker McCarthy
- Fellow Republicans want "consequences" for the eight GOPers who teamed up with Democrats last week in the historic ouster of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. On Tuesday, one of those eight made a bold statement in apparent defiance of that pushback: Reporters caught South Carolina Rep. Nancy Mace strolling through...
Is Now Open
Oct 9, 2023 1:00 PM CDT
McCarthy Is Now Open to Returning as Speaker
Ousted leader reverses himself after ruling out the possibility last week
- After he was ousted as House speaker last week in a historic vote , Kevin McCarthy could not have been clearer: "I will not run for speaker again," he said, per the
. "I'll have the (GOP) conference pick somebody else." But with the conference...
McCarthy on Leaving
the House: That's a No
Oct 7, 2023 9:30 AM CDT
McCarthy on Leaving the House: That's a No
Ex-speaker addresses rumors; meanwhile, TV forum for his possible replacement falls through
- Kevin McCarthy has already indicated he won't run for the House speaker position again, after a historic vote that booted him from that seat. On Thursday, the rumor mill started churning anew after sources told Politico and NBC News that the California Republican was considering stepping down from the...
'There Has to Be Consequences'
for Kevin McCarthy's Ouster
Oct 4, 2023 6:52 AM CDT
'There Has to Be Consequences' for Kevin McCarthy's Ouster
Ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich isn't the only one baffled by fellow Republicans' machinations
- Kevin McCarthy has said he won't run again for the coveted House speaker gavel, after being ousted in a historic 216-210 vote Tuesday thanks to a rebellion of far-right Republicans led by Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, who joined with all the House Democrats in booting McCarthy. Now, that unprecedented...
McCarthy Says He Won't
Run for Speaker Again
Oct 3, 2023 6:24 PM CDT
McCarthy Says He Won't Run for Speaker Again
Historic ouster leaves House in disarray
- The ousting of Rep. Kevin McCarthy as House speaker is a first in US history—and it's left the chamber leaderless and in disarray. Republican Rep. Patrick McHenry was named interim speaker after the 216-210 vote but the House will be "paralyzed" until a successor is chosen, the...
House Votes 216-210
to Oust McCarthy
Oct 3, 2023 3:58 PM CDT
House Votes 216-210 to Oust McCarthy
Republican is first speaker to be stripped of gavel
- In a historic 216 to 210 vote Tuesday, House lawmakers made Rep. Kevin McCarthy the first House speaker ever to be stripped of the gavel. Rebellious conservative Republicans led by Rep. Matt Gaetz joined Democrats in voting for a measure to remove McCarthy as speaker, the first vote of its...
Vote to Oust House Speaker
Will Be First Since 1910
Oct 3, 2023 2:37 PM CDT
Vote to Oust House Speaker Will Be First Since 1910
Motion to table measure against Kevin McCarthy failed
This story has been updated with new details
. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy could be in serious danger of losing the gavel. A motion to block a measure to remove the Republican was rejected in a vote Tuesday, setting up a debate on the "motion to vacate," which will...
McCarthy to Call Quick
Vote on His Fate
Oct 3, 2023 11:45 AM CDT
McCarthy to Call Quick Vote on His Fate
House speaker says he hasn't struck a deal with Democrats, and they apparently won't help him
Updated to reflect that Democrats say they won't try to save the speaker.
Kevin McCarthy apparently wants to get this over with. The House speaker says he plans to call a vote on whether he should remain in his post Tuesday afternoon, reports Politico . What's more, McCarthy says...
Is Up to Democrats
Oct 3, 2023 6:31 AM CDT
McCarthy's Fate Is Up to Democrats
Leader Hakeem Jeffries meets with his caucus Tuesday to decide whether to save the speaker
- Matt Gaetz has made good on his threat to try to oust fellow Republican Kevin McCarthy as House speaker. The Florida congressman invoked the rarely used "motion to vacate" procedural tool, meeting McCarthy's challenge to "bring it on," per the AP . "Just did," Gaetz...
Gaetz Files Motion to Strip
McCarthy of Speakership
Oct 2, 2023 6:52 PM CDT
Gaetz Files Motion to Strip McCarthy of Speakership
He accuses fellow Republican of cutting 'secret side deal' with Biden
Updated with Gaetz's filing
Rep. Matt Gaetz has carried through on his threat, filing a House motion late Monday to remove Speaker Kevin McCarthy from his leadership position. The Florida Republican had said he would try to put the matter to a vote in retaliation for the speaker working...
In Fight for His Job, McCarthy
Has Key 'Card to Play'
Oct 2, 2023 1:00 AM CDT
In Fight for His Job, McCarthy Has Key 'Card to Play'
With Democrats' help, he could raise the threshold for a motion to vacate
- Those who tuned out news over the weekend and will wake up Monday surprised to find the government still running missed quite the weekend out of DC. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy bucked his party's hard-liners and got a spending deal passed with the help of Democrats. As a result,...
This Is the Week, Gaetz
Says of Ousting McCarthy
Oct 1, 2023 12:00 PM CDT
This Is the Week, Gaetz Says of Ousting McCarthy
Speaker says he'll survive a vote
- Rep. Matt Gaetz had said that if Speaker Kevin McCarthy worked with Democrats to pass a continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown , he'd file a motion to remove the fellow Republican from his House leadership post. On Saturday, McCarthy steered such a measure through the House and sent...
Sep 30, 2023 10:00 AM CDT
As Clock Ticks Toward Shutdown, Gaetz 'Wants Kevin'
Facing midnight deadline, GOP House Speaker McCarthy contends with hard-liners from own party
- It seemed pretty clear all week that avoiding a federal government shutdown might be tough, and rolling into Saturday, all signs continue to point in that direction. The AP reports we're now "on the brink" of it, with furloughs and other disruptions looming if a deal isn't...
McCarthy Dares His Critics
to Reject Plan, and They Do
Sep 29, 2023 1:40 PM CDT
McCarthy Dares His Critics to Reject Plan, and They Do
Government shutdown 'all but certain' now after latest failed vote
- House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's last-ditch plan to keep the federal government temporarily open collapsed on Friday as hard-right holdouts rejected the package, per the AP . McCarthy's right-flank Republicans refused to support the bill despite its steep spending cuts of nearly 30% to many agencies and severe border security...
Lawmakers Say Shutdown
Now Seems Inevitable
Sep 29, 2023 6:49 AM CDT
Lawmakers Say Shutdown Now Seems Inevitable
Insiders say House hardliners are plotting to replace McCarthy
- Congress has until the clock strikes midnight on Saturday to pass a resolution to continue funding the government, but many lawmakers say a shutdown appears inevitable and it's no longer a question of if, but of how long. Senators say they have been told to expect votes through Sunday...
McCarthy Denial Follows
Sep 28, 2023 5:15 PM CDT
McCarthy Denial Follows Gaetz Accusation
Two Republicans exhibit tension over online campaign
- Their chats don't seem warm lately , but House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Matt Gaetz had what diplomats would call an especially frank exchange of views at the Capitol on Thursday. It began with an accusation by Gaetz about a social media campaign critical of him and a denial...
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