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House Republicans' Chaos Could Hurt GOP Fundraising

House Republicans' Chaos Could Hurt GOP Fundraising

Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s shocking decision to drop his bid for speaker Thursday could cause problems for House Republican fundraising, multiple Republican strategists told CQ Roll Call.

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.

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.

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.

Anti-Establishment Mood Doesn't Stop 'Invisible Primary'

With 83 percent of Americans saying they disapprove of the way Congress is doing its job, one might expect presidential candidates and their savvy political teams to keep themselves at a distance.

Rubio, Trump Begin to Spar Over Eminent Domain

Long before Marco Rubio was running for president, and even before he was running for the Senate, the Florida Republican was tasked with crafting a state response to a Supreme Court case that had expanded the power of government.

Why I Keep Forgetting About John Kasich

The Republican contest for president probably will boil down to a fight between a pragmatic conservative, such as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush or Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, and either an uncompromising conservative, such as Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, or an outsider, like Ben Carson.

Hillary Clinton Opposes TPP 'as of Today'

In a major break with President Barack Obama and her own past record, Hillary Rodham Clinton said she doesn’t support the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.

Little-Understood Export-Import Bank Becomes Politically Significant

No politician wants to be accused of jeopardizing jobs in his or her state. That’s the corner GOP Rep. Bruce Poliquin found himself in this fall, when Democrats attacked him for being out of touch with his district on reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank.

Three Races in Which Export-Import Bank Could Be an Issue

In a handful of competitive races around the country, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and its Democratic recruits intend to make an issue of the Export-Import Bank charter’s lapse, especially now that large American corporations are blaming Congress for lost contracts and American jobs.

Grayson Files Benghazi Ethics Complaint Against McCarthy, Gowdy

Florida Democrat Alan Grayson filed an ethics complaint Wednesday against House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., alleging they violated federal law and House rules by using official funds appropriated to the Benghazi Committee to pay political or campaign-related expenses.

RNC Looks to Empower GOP Women to Run

Sharon Day rose through the ranks of GOP politics, starting as a precinct captain in her native Florida and eventually co-chairing the Republican National Committee.

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