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Kevin McCarthy is elected House speaker after 15 votes and days of negotiations

Friday, January 06, 2023

Friday night was full of drama and twists and turns, as California Republican Kevin McCarthy eked out a win in the 15th round of voting for the speaker of the House.


These 21 House members didn't vote for Kevin McCarthy. Here's what they want

Thursday, January 05, 2023

McCarthy is still short of the votes he needs to be speaker, and it's because of a staunch, anti-establishment, intransigent far-right group that wants government to do a lot less.


McConnell wins leadership race but GOP infighting continues

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Sen. Rick Scott launched an uphill bid to be minority leader. Sen. Mitch McConnell was handily reelected but many rank-and-file senators are frustrated at party leaders following the 2022 elections.


The bellwether districts to watch that could determine control of Congress

Friday, November 04, 2022

There are a handful of key races that could indicate how big (or small) a GOP wave is coming on election night and afterward.