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Number of Top Democrats Calling for Biden to Step Aside Increases: Sources

Sources say several mentioned it in leadership call with Hakeem Jeffries

(Newser) - During a leadership call with House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries Sunday that one source called "brutal," sources say several top House Democrats told Jeffries President Biden needs to step aside and let someone else run against Donald Trump. CNN describes the number as "more than a handful"...

Mike Johnson Is Now Safe From Greene's Threat
Democrats:
We'll Save
Johnson
From MTG
UPDATED

Democrats: We'll Save Johnson From MTG

But Greene plans to move forward anyway

(Newser) - It looks like Mike Johnson will be able to keep his gavel at least through the end of the current House term. Democratic leaders on Tuesday promised to come to his rescue should GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene follow through on her threat to try to oust the House speaker,...

Amid Uncertainty in House, a Bipartisan Deal Looks Possible

Meanwhile, Nikki Haley tries to shift blame to President Biden

(Newser) - As the chaos in the House of Representatives continues, with the latest GOP nominee for speaker, Jim Jordan, nowhere close to the votes he needs and the House-wide vote reportedly set for Tuesday , some were starting to discuss the possibility of a bipartisan deal while others were trying to shift...

House GOP Remains Divided After Speaker Nomination

Jim Jordan retains support despite losing GOP vote to Steve Scalise

(Newser) - "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...

DC's Big Question: Will Democrats Save the Speaker?
McCarthy's Fate
Is Up to Democrats

McCarthy's Fate Is Up to Democrats

Leader Hakeem Jeffries meets with his caucus Tuesday to decide whether to save the speaker

(Newser) - 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...

In Fight for His Job, McCarthy Has Key 'Card to Play'

With Democrats' help, he could raise the threshold for a motion to vacate

(Newser) - 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,...

Parties Blame Each Other as House Debates Debt Bill
House Approves
Debt Ceiling Deal
UPDATED

House Approves Debt Ceiling Deal

Measure to avoid default now goes to the Senate, where it's expected to pass by week's end

(Newser) - It appears the US will not default on its debt for the first time in history. The House Wednesday night approved the deal worked out between House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and President Biden to raise the debt ceiling for two years, reports the AP . It now goes to the Senate,...

McCarthy, Jeffries Offer Fiery Speeches After Final Vote

New House Speaker McCarthy, Jeffries make promises as 118th Congress kicks off

(Newser) - House Republican Kevin McCarthy finally ascended to the speaker's chair in Saturday's early hours after a night marked by tension and chaos, and both he and Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries delivered fiery speeches that roused their respective parties and, at various times, the chamber as a whole:
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Report: McCarthy Makes More Concessions to GOP Rebels

He says progress was made in negotiations after 6th vote for speaker

(Newser) - After six stinging defeats over two days in his quest to become House speaker, Rep. Kevin McCarthy is expected to keep trying when the chamber reconvenes at noon Thursday. Sources tell the Washington Post that during an hourslong adjournment after Wednesday's third vote, McCarthy made more concessions to a...

Hakeem Jeffries Also Made History on Tuesday

He's the first Black congressional leader of either party

(Newser) - Everyone's talking about how Kevin McCarthy's three failed bids for House Speaker made history Tuesday, but making slightly fewer headlines is the fact that Hakeem Jeffries, who was successfully elected House minority leader by the Democrats, also made history. Jeffries is the first Black politician to be elected...

The House Elects a New Generation of Leaders

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries becomes minority leader, but Rep. James Clyburn stays in the game

(Newser) - Rep. Hakeem Jeffries made history on Wednesday: With his election as House minority leader, the 52-year-old Democrat became the first Black lawmaker to head a political party in Congress, per the AP . Time points out it's not the only first, flagging the fact that the "top ranks of...

What We Know About Pelosi's Expected Successor
What We Know About
Pelosi's Expected Successor
the rundown

What We Know About Pelosi's Expected Successor

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York is a self-described Black progressive

(Newser) - As Nancy Pelosi steps down from her leadership post among House Democrats, she promises not to be a meddling "mother-in-law in the kitchen" as a new generation takes over, per the Daily Beast . And while her successor as party leader in the chamber has not been officially chosen, pretty...

As Pelosi Steps Down, a New Name Emerges

Path clears for Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York to lead House Democrats

(Newser) - Other top Democrats announced Thursday that they'll follow Speaker Nancy Pelosi out of top House leadership while remaining members of Congress. Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland and Democratic Whip Jim Clyburn of South Carolina said immediately after Pelosi's announcement that they too will step aside, the Hill...

Man Sentenced to Prison After Threats to CNN Anchors

Robert Lemke also threatened members of Congress, including on Jan. 6

(Newser) - A California man is headed to prison for three years after threatening 50 people who stated that President Biden won the 2020 presidential election, including CNN anchors and members of Congress. "We have armed members near your home," 36-year-old Robert Lemke, who claimed to be part of a...

Pelosi Picks Her Impeachment Managers
Impeachment Is Now
in Hands of the Senate
UPDATED

Impeachment Is Now in Hands of the Senate

House votes to send 2 articles

(Newser) - Onto the Senate. The House on Wednesday voted to send two articles of impeachment to the Senate, clearing the way for its delayed trial to begin. The move came after Nancy Pelosi chose seven Democratic members of the House to act as impeachment managers. The articles of impeachment against President...

Lawmakers Go 'Hands Up' on House Floor

Time for Congress to address the problem: Hakeem Jeffries

(Newser) - On the floor of the House of Representatives last night, lawmakers raised their arms in a gesture of support for Ferguson protesters, Politico reports. "Hands up, don’t shoot. It’s a rallying cry of people all across America who are fed up with police violence … in community,...

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