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Boehner Names Planned Parenthood Committee Republicans

Oct. 23, 2015

Speaker John A. Boehner announced Friday that Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., will chair the investigative panel created following a string of hidden camera videos showing Planned Parenthood employees talking about the sale of fetal tissue.

How the House Freedom Caucus Got Behind Paul Ryan

Oct. 23, 2015

When the House Freedom Caucus emerged from a closed-door meeting Wednesday night, the surprise wasn’t that they hadn’t formally endorsed Paul D. Ryan to be speaker. It was how close they had come.

Ryan to Colleagues: I'm In

Oct. 22, 2015

Paul D. Ryan is officially in.

Freedom Caucus Resists Ryan

Oct. 21, 2015

Updated 7:34 p.m. | Paul D. Ryan had a choice. Now he’s given his colleagues one.

Paul Ryan Clears Biggest Hurdle to Speaker Bid

Oct. 21, 2015

Updated 9:20 p.m. | Paul D. Ryan fell a few votes short of a formal endorsement from the House Freedom Caucus Wednesday evening, but decided he had earned enough support from the Republican Conference’s right flank to move forward with a bid for speaker.

Boehner Sets Speaker Elections

Oct. 21, 2015

In a vote of confidence in Paul D. Ryan and a show of eagerness to resign as planned on Oct. 31, Speaker John A. Boehner has scheduled a conference meeting for next Wednesday, Oct. 28, for House Republicans to nominate his successor.

House Freedom Caucus Skeptical of Ryan's Terms

Oct. 20, 2015

Paul D. Ryan’s conditional announcement for speaker was immediately met with overwhelming support Tuesday evening, with the notable exception of one key constituency: The House Freedom Caucus.

Ryan Spokesman: No 'Final Decision' Tonight

Oct. 20, 2015

Updated 4:25 p.m. | With a special GOP conference meeting scheduled for Tuesday night, members may finally learn what Paul D. Ryan is thinking. Sort of.

Answers to Come in a Week of GOP Leadership Questions

Oct. 19, 2015

House Republicans return to the Capitol Tuesday with a set of questions and challenges. The most glaring among them remains: Who will lead them?

As GOP Mulls Its Future, All Eyes Fixed on Paul Ryan

Oct. 19, 2015

Paul D. Ryan has a decision to make, and until the Wisconsin Republican makes up his mind, many of the other pressing questions that face House Republicans are on hold.

Amid GOP Criticism, Gowdy Defends Benghazi Investigation

Oct. 15, 2015

Benghazi Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy is on the offensive after a series of inartful comments from Republicans has produced a rocky lead-up to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s testimony before his special select committee next week.

Ryan's Choice and the House Freedom Caucus Fallout

Oct. 13, 2015

Paul D. Ryan has a choice.

Speaker Election Delay Stirs Conservative Anger

Oct. 9, 2015

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s decision to drop out of the speaker race Thursday gave Republicans a lot to think about. But some Republicans say their leaders imposed a top-down decision on the process that fundamentally altered the outcome.

Does 'No' Still Mean 'No' for Paul Ryan?

Oct. 8, 2015

After Kevin McCarthy’s Thursday announcement he won’t seek the speakership, Republicans are asking themselves who will. And the name everyone keeps coming back to is the one person who issued the first statement saying he wouldn’t go for the job: Paul D. Ryan.

McCarthy Shocks Conference by Dropping Speaker Bid (Video)

Oct. 8, 2015

Updated 2:50 p.m. | House Republicans were in disarray Thursday after House GOP Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy unexpectedly took himself out of the race for House speaker. “I am not the one,” the California Republican told colleagues inside the room, according to Rep. Tim Huelskamp of Kansas.

Why Did Kevin McCarthy Step Aside?

Oct. 8, 2015

When Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy entered the Ways and Means Committee room Thursday, almost everyone expected him to exit as the Republican nominee to be speaker. Instead, McCarthy shocked the conference and dropped out of a race he almost certainly would have won, prompting one obvious question: Why?

HFC Looks for Leverage in Speaker's Race

Oct. 7, 2015

Barring a historic meltdown, Republicans will select Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to be their nominee for speaker Thursday. But does that mean McCarthy will get 218 votes in the House floor vote on Oct. 29?

McCarthy Courts House Freedom Caucus, but Will It Matter?

Oct. 6, 2015

House Republicans will meet behind closed doors Thursday to choose a new speaker — but the day everyone is waiting for is Oct. 29.

Boehner Throws Leadership Races a Curveball

Oct. 5, 2015

In the latest plot twist to House Republicans’ leadership drama, Speaker John A. Boehner announced Monday that potential majority leader and majority whip contests would only take place if Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is confirmed as speaker on the floor at the end of October.

Scalise Says He's Already Got Votes to Win Majority Leader (Updated)

Oct. 4, 2015

Updated: 7:48 p.m. | Majority Whip Steve Scalise is telling members he has the race to be majority leader locked up — as long as there is a race to be majority leader.

Sources: Chaffetz Readies Run for Speaker

Oct. 2, 2015

Earlier this week, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, was busy trying to push his colleague Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., to run for majority leader.

In Majority Leader Race, Scalise Lapping Price in This Key Measure

Oct. 2, 2015

While there’s no definitive favorite in the majority leader race — especially with lingering questions about Select Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy’s interest — Majority Whip Steve Scalise has one distinct advantage over Budget Chairman Tom Price: Scalise has spread around a lot more cash.

Pelosi Touts Export-Import Rescue, Chastises Abortion Reporter (Video)

Oct. 1, 2015

With the Export-Import Bank future still in doubt, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday Democrats would sign on to a Republican-led discharge petition for the embattled export-credit agency.

Rules Chairman Running for Whip: 'Process Is Broken'

Sept. 29, 2015

If you don’t remember Rules Chairman Pete Sessions’ run for majority leader in 2014, you can’t be blamed.

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