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Kevin McCarthy (California Politician)

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  • At drought talks on Capitol Hill, behind-the-scenes maneuvering

    WASHINGTON Late Thursday morning, while the Capitol Hill spotlight was pointed elsewhere, three Northern California congressmen paid a quiet call on the state's junior Democratic senator, Barbara Boxer. They wanted to talk water. For upward of 40...
  • On eve of leadership vote, Nancy Pelosi lays out post-election strategy

    On eve of leadership vote, Nancy Pelosi lays out post-election strategy
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) announced plans Monday to broaden her leadership team ahead of her expected reelection as the House Democratic leader, the first steps in an ambitious strategy designed to put the party in a stronger position to...
  • Chris Christie gives advice to new Republican House members

    WASHINGTON Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., stopped by the Capitol Monday to have lunch with Republican representatives-elect in the members' dining room, imparting his own wisdom about finding common ground and getting things done. "We talked about the...
  • GOP united behind McConnell as new Senate leader; divided Dems elect Reid

    WASHINGTON Senate Republicans on Thursday elected Mitch McConnell of Kentucky to be majority leader of the new Senate in January, putting the longtime lawmaker in place as the party's chief adversary to President Barack Obama. The second Kentuckian to...
  • Boehner inherits new opportunity as head of robust GOP House majority

    Since taking the gavel in 2011, House Speaker John A. Boehner has looked like a man under siege, often captive to the whims of a rambunctious conservative flank looking for any excuse to oust him. But not since 1947 has a Republican enjoyed the kind...
  • Fight for Louisiana Senate seat prompts dueling votes on Keystone

    The House and Senate are set to consider dueling measures that aim to advance the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline project, as the politics of Louisiana's unresolved Senate election spilled into the first day of the lame-duck session of Congress. In a...
  • Over lunch, GOP leaders press Obama to hold off on immigration action

    Over lunch, GOP leaders press Obama to hold off on immigration action
    Still dusting himself off after this week's electoral pounding, President Obama hosted triumphant Republicans and vanquished Democrats for lunch Friday, observing an odd Washington tradition: the post-election reconciliation meal.  But what was designed...
  • Brown brushes off GOP opposition to bullet train

    Brown brushes off GOP opposition to bullet train
    Gov. Jerry Brown played down concerns Thursday about Republicans killing the state’s $68-billion bullet train, saying that “they’re going to join the chorus” in support of high-speed rail once construction around Fresno and...
  • Carl P. Leubsdorf: For victorious GOP, now comes the hard part

    For the newly empowered congressional Republicans, now comes the hard part. While Tuesday's election gave them the Senate and tightened their hold on the House, GOP lawmakers might have complicated their ability to break governmental gridlock by...
  • What should a GOP Congress do?

    The following editorial appeared in the Orange County Register on Thursday, Oct. 30: Kevin McCarthy was a freshly minted Cal State Bakersfield MBA in 1994, when House Republicans, led by Minority Whip Newt Gingrich, wrested control of the lower chamber...
  • Views diverge in race for Inland Empire's 31st Congressional District

    In many close election contests, candidates run to the middle. Not Paul Chabot. The Republican military veteran vying for a congressional seat in an increasingly Democratic Inland Empire district is trumpeting his conservative views. He is embracing...