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Paul Ryan still says ‘no’ on Speaker job

Endlessly divided, House Republicans pleaded with Rep. Paul Ryan on Friday to rescue them from their damaging leadership vacuum. But the GOP's 2012 vice...

Republican chaos after McCarthy’s withdrawal

Jolted by political lighting for the second time in two weeks, House Republicans are staring at turmoil and uncertainty after Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's...

McCarthy bows out of House Speaker race

Confronting insurmountable obstacles, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy suddenly withdrew from the contest for speaker of the U.S. House on Thursday, shocking colleagues just before...

In the end, voters seldom fire incumbents

Congress is wildly unpopular. In fact, two-thirds of Americans want their own House member booted. And the tea party is dogging longtime Republican lawmakers. So incumbents...

Right wingers fuming over new majority leader

Some conservatives are skittish about having a new House majority leader from left-leaning California. Rep. Charles Boustany, R-La., acknowledged that his constituents were "probably scratching...

Republicans elect McCarthy, Scalise to leader jobs

House of Representatives Republicans on Thursday chose an ally of Speaker John Boehner for the No. 2 job in the chamber, a setback for...

New Republican leaders for a divided House

Rep. Kevin McCarthy seems likely to inherit defeated Rep. Eric Cantor's No. 2 House Republican leadership job, but GOP restiveness along ideological and regional...

McCarthy front-runner for Cantor’s leader job

California Republican Kevin McCarthy secured a clear shot to becoming House majority leader on Thursday as his sole rival dropped his bid in a...

Republican unease growing over Steele’s rule at RNC

Signs of growing GOP uneasiness over Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele's high-flying lifestyle and mismanagement emerged over the weekend as two Congressional leaders...