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  • Rep. McCarthy on cusp of power, but GOP tensions won't change

    WASHINGTON The son of a Bakersfield, Calif., firefighter, Rep. Kevin McCarthy has carried plenty of political hose to get where he is now, perched on the edge of real power in the U.S. House of Representatives. But water-charged lines, McCarthy already...
  • Dana Milbank: GOP not getting the message why Cantor lost

    — Eric Cantor, announcing to his House Republican colleagues Wednesday afternoon that he will resign as majority leader, recalled some wisdom given him recently by a Holocaust survivor: "Suffering is a part of life. Misery is a choice." It was...
  • McCarthy gets challenge from House GOP's right wing for No. 2 spot

    WASHINGTON The son of a Bakersfield, Calif., firefighter, Rep. Kevin McCarthy has hauled plenty of political hose to get where he is now, seemingly perched on the edge of real power in the U.S. House of Representatives. But he's still facing competition,...
  • GOP House contenders begin the sprint for leadership

    WASHINGTON Palace intrigue hit overdrive Thursday as Republican Reps. Kevin McCarthy of California and Pete Sessions of Texas maneuvered for the No. 2 seat in the House of Representatives. From a standing start late Tuesday, after the shocking primary...
  • Rep. McCarthy likely House majority leader as Sessions drops out

    WASHINGTON The race for House majority leader abruptly ended Thursday night when Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas, one of two Republicans seeking the post, dropped out. Sessions folded his campaign almost as quickly as it emerged following the shocking...
  • With Cantor's defeat, let the Republican infighting begin

    With Cantor's defeat, let the Republican infighting begin
    The stunning defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by a tea party primary challenger will roil the House for the rest of this session and the next Congress, probably ending the slim hopes for any bipartisan accords on issues such as immigration....
  • GOP leader stunned in loss to Tea Party challenger

    GOP leader stunned in loss to Tea Party challenger
    U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia lost to a Tea Party challenger on Tuesday in a stunning Republican primary upset that sent shockwaves through Congress and gave the conservative movement a landmark victory. Cantor, the No. 2 Republican...
  • Could Eric Cantor's loss be California's gain?

    Could Eric Cantor's loss be California's gain?
    Will House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s stunning fall result in a rise in congressional influence for California? Maybe, because the lawmaker perhaps best positioned to fill Cantor’s job is Rep. Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from...
  • Sebelius apologizes for Obamacare 'debacle'

    WASHINGTON — In her first appearance before Congress since the botched debut of the federal healthcare website, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Wednesday apologized for the "debacle," accepted responsibility and promised the...
  • Proposed bills seek to rewrite media rulebook

    Looking to bring an end to channels going dark as a result of contract disputes between broadcasters and pay-TV distributors, two lawmakers are proposing legislation that could radically alter the media landscape. Reps. Anna Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren,...
  • House votes to defund Obamacare as shutdown battle escalates

    WASHINGTON – The GOP-led House approved a spending bill that would strip President Obama’s healthcare law of its funding, setting up a confrontation with the Democratically controlled Senate that risks causing the first shutdown of the...