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The Congressman Who Broke the McCarthy News on Twitter

Congressional reporters are used to competing with each other to break news, but there is a new kid on the block with a distinct advantage.

House GOP Regroups, Still With No Endgame in Sight

House Republicans described the mood as “good” inside the closed-door members’ meeting Friday morning — despite the fact that less than 24 hours earlier, lawmakers were reportedly in tears over the news that Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy was withdrawing from the race for speaker.

Capitol Police Chief Sits Down With Louis Farrakhan's Executive Team

What would it take to change the culture of the Capitol Police? It’s a question one member of Congress mulled as the agency drew criticism this week over an internal newsletter warning of potential “fireworks” during Saturday’s Million Man March rally.

House Panel Approves Boehner's D.C. Vouchers Bill

Updated 2:30 p.m. | As the House Republican Conference continues to navigate an unpredictable leadership situation, outgoing Speaker John A. Boehner got one piece of good news Friday: his bill reauthorizing a D.C. school vouchers program moved forward.

List of Possible Speaker Candidates in Flux

Updated 1:13 p.m. | One day after Kevin McCarthy shocked his conference by announcing he would not seek the speakership, the list of possible candidates continues to grow. The two declared candidates are Jason Chaffetz of Utah and Daniel Webster of Florida, but a whole host of names has been floated by lawmakers.

Cornyn Pitching Mental Health as Response to Gun Violence (Video)

While the White House, frustrated with congressional inaction, weighs its own crackdown on guns, the Senate’s No. 2 Republican is looking to address the country’s cycle of mass killings with mental health legislation that includes a stronger background check system.

New Florida Map Likely to Benefit Democrats

After years of litigation, a Florida circuit court judge recommended on Friday that the state Supreme Court adopt a new congressional map proposed by a coalition of Democratic groups — one of the final steps in a prolonged legal battle that will likely net Democrats a few more House seats in 2016.

Speaker Fight Widens K Street, Tea Party Rift

California Republican Kevin McCarthy’s decision to drop out of the race to replace Ohio’s John A. Boehner as speaker intensifies the ideological warfare between pro-business Republicans on K Street and tea party activists.

Don't Starve the BLS | Commentary

By Katharine G. Abraham, Steven J. Davis and John C. Haltiwanger

House Republicans Cement Quarter-Century Lock on Melodrama at the Top

These two weeks have been an intense reminder about how unstable the speakership of the House has become. Thursday put a shocking spotlight on another reality: Republicans have had nothing but unexpected heartache in choosing their own leaders in the past quarter-century.

Campaign Finance Reformers Skeptical of Doug Hughes' Strategy

Douglas Hughes’ warning on the corrupting influence of money in politics resonated, but his delivery strategy did not necessarily help the cause.

Darrell Issa Considering Speaker Run, Disses Chaffetz

Rep. Darrell Issa said Friday morning he might become a candidate for speaker and sharply criticized the performance of Rep. Jason Chaffetz, his successor as chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Ryan's Fundraising Adds to Speaker Pressure

Ways and Means Chairman Paul D. Ryan’s stature as a GOP rainmaker is one reason so many of his colleagues want him to run for House speaker, now that California’s Kevin McCarthy has dropped out.

Members See No Problems With McCarthy Staying On

What’s next for Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy?

Walter Jones Says Rumors Helped Prompt Letter

Rep. Walter B. Jones acknowledged to CQ Roll Call Friday that he wrote a letter asking leaders to attest they had not committed any embarrassing misdeeds in part because he had seen rumors published of an affair between fellow North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California.

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