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Jim Jordan, Steve Scalise run to replace Kevin McCarthy

A woman walks past the US Capitol on Tuesday. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Washington and Congress have their own, often impenetrable, languages. So it may be somewhat confusing to assess what it…

Jim Jordan, Steve Scalise run to replace Kevin McCarthy

Republican lawmakers returning to Washington this week will do so without a House speaker, setting up a high-pressure situation to reach consensus on a candidate to wield the gavel –…

McCarthy became the latest victim of Trump’s extreme GOP revolution

CNN  —  Kevin McCarthy’s big mistake was trying to govern. The now ex-speaker’s historic ouster came only three days after he was forced to use Democratic votes to head off…

McCarthy will not run for speaker again after House votes to oust him

CNN  —  Kevin McCarthy will not run for speaker again after the House ousted him from the top leadership post in a historic vote on Tuesday, a move that threatens…

Congress averts government shutdown, leaving Kevin McCarthy in speakership fight

President Joe Biden delivers remarks from the White House in Washington, DC, on October 1. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images President Joe Biden called on Republicans to keep their word about support…

Matt Gaetz says he will attempt to oust Kevin McCarthy from the speakership this week

CNN  —  Rep. Matt Gaetz is planning to attempt to oust Speaker Kevin McCarthy from the role this week after the House leader worked with Democrats to avoid a government…

Why McCarthy decided to take on his right flank and prevent the shutdown

CNN  —  Speaker Kevin McCarthy didn’t know whether the House could avoid a government shutdown when he met with his divided Republican conference on Saturday morning. But behind closed doors,…

Gaetz war against McCarthy could leave Dems playing kingmaker

CNN  —  With the clock ticking down toward a government shutdown, Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz approached a Democratic lawmaker on the House floor this week with a surprising pitch. Gaetz,…

McCarthy works through weekend but no progress on short-term fix with just one week until shutdown

CNN  —  House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said Saturday he still lacks support from a handful of GOP hardliners to put a Republican stopgap measure on the floor next week, making…

The US economy could depend on McCarthy corralling his extremist Republican troops

CNN  —  Millions of Americans could face massive consequences unless Speaker Kevin McCarthy can navigate out of a debt trap he has set for President Joe Biden that is instead…