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A woman walks past the US Capitol on Tuesday. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Washington and Congress have their own, often impenetrable, languages. So it may be somewhat confusing to assess what it…

GOP braces for messy fight over speakership as McCarthy doesn’t rule out a return to power

CNN  —  House Republicans remain badly divided over their two choices for speaker in the aftermath of the ouster of Kevin McCarthy from the speakership – and are bracing for…

McCarthy denies reports he’s leaving Congress

CNN  —  Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is denying reports that he is expected to step down from Congress before the end of his term – telling reporters on Friday…

The next GOP speaker will face the same traps that doomed McCarthy

CNN  —  Getting rid of Kevin McCarthy didn’t solve anything. Whoever succeeds the former House speaker will need to defuse the hazardous and self-defeating political forces inside the Republican conference…

October 3, 2023 – Kevin McCarthy ousted as Speaker of the House

McHenry walks to a meeting of the House Republican Conference after former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy was voted out , on Tuesday, October 3. J. Scott Applewhite/AP The congressman temporarily…

Matt Gaetz moves to oust Kevin McCarthy as House speaker

CNN  —  Rep. Matt Gaetz on Monday moved to oust Speaker Kevin McCarthy from the top House leadership post, offering a motion to vacate the chair on the House floor…

Why McCarthy decided to take on his right flank and prevent the shutdown

CNN  —  Speaker Kevin McCarthy didn’t know whether the House could avoid a government shutdown when he met with his divided Republican conference on Saturday morning. But behind closed doors,…

McConnell and McCarthy split deepens as GOP divide prompts shutdown fears

CNN  —  House Speaker Kevin McCarthy privately delivered a message to Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell this week: The Senate’s bipartisan bill to keep the government open wouldn’t get a…

McCarthy privately outlines new GOP plan to avert shutdown, setting up clash with Senate

CNN  —  Speaker Kevin McCarthy, facing growing unrest in the GOP conference, is moving on a new plan to keep the government open for another month – but he is…

The US economy could depend on McCarthy corralling his extremist Republican troops

CNN  —  Millions of Americans could face massive consequences unless Speaker Kevin McCarthy can navigate out of a debt trap he has set for President Joe Biden that is instead…