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  • Can Kevin McCarthy instill a California mind-set in his House GOP colleagues?

    The meteoric rise of Rep. Kevin McCarthy to House majority leader, the second-highest position behind Speaker John A. Boehner, is noteworthy for a couple of reasons. He was elected to Congress just eight years ago and hasn't even chaired a subcommittee,...
  • VA chief and White House spokesman resign, fueling unease

    President Obama sought to stem a growing political furor Friday by accepting the resignation of Eric K. Shinseki, the beleaguered secretary of Veterans Affairs, the second Cabinet-level official to resign under fire this year. Two hours later, Obama...
  • Wasserman Schultz, Hastings mark June as lesbian, gay pride month

    Wasserman Schultz, Hastings mark June as lesbian, gay pride month
    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, and U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, are marking June as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender pride month. From Wasserman Schultz: This June, we...
  • GOP pleads ignorance while our planet melts [Commentary]

    GOP pleads ignorance while our planet melts [Commentary]
    It is irreversible now. And there's a word that should get everybody's attention. Last month, two groups of scientists, publishing separately in the journals Science and Geophysical Research Letters, issued reports that came to alarmingly similar...
  • VA's Shinseki, facing growing calls to quit, set to meet with Obama

    VA's Shinseki, facing growing calls to quit, set to meet with Obama
    As a growing number of lawmakers from both parties call for the resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki, the retired general's fate is likely to be tied to his next meeting with President Obama, which could come as early as Friday....
  • New House GOP leadership blends party's different political camps

    WASHINGTON House Republicans on Thursday recast their leadership, electing California's Kevin McCarthy and Louisiana's Steve Scalise to the second- and third-ranking positions. In secret ballots among the 233 Republicans in the House of Representatives,...
  • Push for Southerner helps defeat Roskam for No. 3 House GOP post

    Push for Southerner helps defeat Roskam for No. 3 House GOP post
    WASHINGTON — There were multiple factors in the defeat of Illinois’ Peter Roskam at the hands of a Louisiana lawmaker in his bid Thursday for the GOP’s third-ranking job in the House of Representatives. Southern lawmakers were keen for...
  • Balance is seen in new Republican leadership in House

    Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s election as House majority leader continued one of the swiftest political ascents in congressional history and marked another triumph for establishment Republican forces over the party’s conservative flank. House...
  • Kevin McCarthy elected Republican House majority leader

    Kevin McCarthy elected Republican House majority leader
    Republicans in the House of Representatives on Thursday chose Kevin McCarthy of California as the chamber's next majority leader, a Republican aide announced. McCarthy, currently the party's No. 3 leader in the House, defeated Representative Raul...
  • Lawmakers to grill IRS chief about lost emails

    WASHINGTON Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen faces tough questioning Friday from Congress about lost emails belonging to the protagonist in the scandal over inappropriate targeting of conservative organizations. Members of the House...
  • Senate leader Harry Reid rejects call for U.S. troop buildup in Iraq

    Senate leader Harry Reid rejects call for U.S. troop buildup in Iraq
    The Senate's top Democrat said Wednesday he would oppose any new U.S. military involvement on Iraq, saying it was not in America's interest to involve itself in that nation's "civil war." "It's time for the Iraqis to resolve it themselves," Senate...