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  • How Kevin McCarthy's new job could make John Boehner's harder

    The election of Rep. Kevin McCarthy as the new House majority leader has failed to extinguish the rumblings of discontent by far-right lawmakers that could lead to an effort to oust House Speaker John Boehner in January.

  • Romney 4.0: Can Mitt get his groove back?

    Mitt Romney, seen as too stiff and robotic to win over enough voters to claim the presidency in 2012, is undergoing his latest reboot, trying to become the Republican Party's elder statesman in an Image overhaul different from his predecessors who lost their bids for the White House.

  • Can an independent conservative beat the Nassau County Republican machine?

    Most Republican primary contests these days are characterized (however accurately or inaccurately) as fights between the Tea Party and the party Establishment. But in at least one case another characterization, more typical historically of Democratic than Republican primary contests, is more...

  • Here's how Kevin McCarthy will differ from Eric Cantor

    Where Eric Cantor pushed, expect Kevin McCarthy to steer. Where the outgoing House majority leader has used his post to lead the Republican Party, expect his successor to lead his conference.

  • Steve Scalise wins role of new House majority whip

    Rep. Steve Scalise will be the new Majority Whip, elected by House GOP lawmakers as the only red-state member of the leadership team. Scalise, of Louisiana, will replace Rep. Kevin McCarthy as the chief vote counter and the person most responsible for lining up GOP support for key votes....

  • House GOP picks Kevin McCarthy as majority leader

    House Republicans Tuesday voted to install their chief vote counter as the new majority leader, rejecting a more conservative but slightly less experienced opponent.

  • VIDEO: Republican senators attend 'Road to Majority' event in DC

    Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., came out to support the conservative movement Thursday at the Road to Majority Conference.

  • Head of conservative caucus holds lead in race for House whip

    Rep. Steve Scalise entered the home stretch of the three-way race for House majority whip in the lead, as his main competitor, Rep. Peter Roskam, shifted to a second-ballot strategy. Less than 24 hours before Thursday's scheduled 2 p.m. vote, Scalise, the Republican Study Committee chairman,...

  • The underdog in the House majority whip race says he has 50 backers

    Ensconced in a makeshift war room on Capitol Hill, Rep. Marlin Stutzman is burning up the phones with calls to fellow House Republicans, hoping for an upset in his dark horse bid to become the next majority whip. The Indiana Republican is the underdog in a three-way race with House Majority...

  • Why Raul Labrador can't win his long-shot bid for a leadership post

    Rep. Raul Labrador returned to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to formally begin rounding up support from fellow GOP lawmakers in his uphill bid to become majority leader.

  • Here's what Raul Labrador told House Republicans a leadership race needed

    Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, on Monday night delivered a written appeal to fellow GOP House lawmakers, seeking their vote in Thursday's vote to elect a new majority leader. He told members that because of divisions within the GOP, “the race needs another voice.” Labrador, who took office...

  • How Republican candidates are catching up with Democrats on data

    Republican campaigns and political groups will for the first time have access to a data clearinghouse that marries voters’ traditional contact information and history with their digital online profiles and Internet viewing habits.

  • The conservative who could be a dark horse in House leadership fight

    Rep. Marlin Stutzman is showing enough strength in the race for House majority whip that some Republicans monitoring the contest are predicting it could go to a second ballot.

  • The bafflingly simple reason Raul Labrador had trouble campaigning for majority leader this weekend

    As Rep. Raul Labrador launched his upstart bid for House Majority Leader on Friday, he ran into a big problem: He didn't have his colleagues' phone numbers. House Republican members and GOP aides, in interviews with the Washington Examiner over the weekend, said that the Idaho Republican has...

  • Here's how the next majority leader handled a similar job in the past

    If Rep. Kevin McCarthy becomes House majority leader in August as expected, it won't be the first time he's been in that kind of role. As a member of the California legislature, McCarthy was also a caucus leader. State Republicans who watched him in that job say he was a savant at cementing...



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