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Paul Ryan Backs Kevin McCarthy For House Speaker

Talking Points Memo reports: House Speaker Paul Ryan has endorsed his top lieutenant, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, to be his successor, giving a significant boost to the Californian’s candidacy in hopes of averting a divisive contest that could make an already difficult election year even tougher for divided Republicans. “We all think that Kevin is the right person,” Ryan, R-Wis., said ...

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Hardliner Jim Jordan Might Run For House Speaker

The Washington Post reports: Rep. Jim Jordan, a prominent and polarizing conservative leader, is strongly considering a run for House speaker in a bid that could upend the race to succeed Paul D. Ryan. Two Republican lawmakers said they had spoken with Jordan (R-Ohio) since Ryan announced his retirement Wednesday, and both said that they got the impression that Jordan ...

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Trump Drops In On GOP Rep. Kevin McCarthy One Day After Tape Revealed Him Saying “Putin Pays Trump”

The Hill reports: President Trump dropped by a meeting Thursday with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), one day after a report that that lawmaker privately accused Trump of being on Russia’s payroll. Trump and Vice President Pence made an unscheduled appearance at a meeting of White House senior adviser Jared Kushner’s innovation initiative. McCarthy was participating in the Roosevelt ...

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Audio Emerges Of GOP House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy Telling Paul Ryan That “Putin Pays Trump”

The Washington Post reports: A month before Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination, one of his closest allies in Congress — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy — made a politically explosive assertion in a private conversation on Capitol Hill with his fellow GOP leaders: that Trump could be the beneficiary of payments from Russian President Vladimir Putin. “There’s two people ...

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IT’S OFFICIAL: House To Vote On Trumpcare Tomorrow

Business Insider reports: The House of Representatives will vote on the American Health Care Act on Thursday. Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters he plans to bring the American Health Care Act to the floor of the House and is confident that the bill will pass. “Do we have the votes? Yes. Will we pass it? Yes,” McCarthy ...

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Senior House Republicans: AG Jeff Sessions Must Recuse Himself From Russian Hacking Probe [VIDEO]

Business Insider reports: The head of the House oversight committee on Thursday morning said Attorney General Jeff Sessions should recuse himself from the investigations into Russia’s election-related hacking and communications with President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz, a Republican from Utah, said on Twitter that “AG Sessions should clarify his testimony and recuse himself.” House Majority ...

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Rachel Maddow On The House Speaker Mess [VIDEO]

Mediaite recaps: Maddow suggested that since none of the remaining candidates may be able to get 218 votes and the chances of conservatives compromising is low, she suggested either Nancy Reagan or Ted Cruz or the Duck Dynasty guy or even returning champion Newt Gingrich because apparently that’s a thing now. But then she warned about the “ominous” option: what ...

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Donald Trump Takes Credit For McCarthy News

Move over Brian Brown, Donald Trump says that HE is the reason for for Kevin McCarthy’s unexpected withdrawal from the House Speaker race. Because of course. Business Insider reports: Trump, the Republican front-runner, said McCarthy made the right decision because he wasn’t tough enough. “Great, Kevin McCarthy drops out of SPEAKER race. We need a really smart and really tough ...

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Brian Brown Claims “Big Win” On McCarthy News

And of course he’s exploiting the news with a money beg: Big win! Kevin McCarthy, the California Congressman who supported pro-same sex marriage Republican, Carl Demaio has dropped out of the race for House speaker! As you know NOM worked hard to help defeat Carl Demaio and other pro-same-sex marriage Republicans in 2014. Now the fight is on for a ...

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Rep. Kevin McCarthy: I Dropped Out Of Speaker Race Partially Because Of My Benghazi Flub [VIDEO]

At a hastily organized press conference, Rep. Kevin McCarthy today conceded that he has dropped out of the House Speaker race partially due to his accidentally telling the truth about the Benghazi investigation. In so many words, that is. Rachel Maddow will be tickled that McCarthy had one of his famous mouth-fumbling moments right off the bat. Watch below.

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BREAKING: Rep. Kevin McCarthy Withdraws From House Speaker Race, Election Is Now Postponed

Holy CRAP! Rep. Kevin McCarthy has unexpectedly withdrawn from the House Speaker race, reportedly because he does not have the 218 votes to guarantee a win. Capitol Hill is in an uproar and Teabagistan is doing cartwheels. Story developing… UPDATE: From the New York Times: Representative Kevin McCarthy on Thursday abruptly took himself out of the race to succeed John ...

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Rep. Alan Grayson Files House Ethics Complaint Against Republicans Over Benghazi Investigation

Rep. Alan Grayson has filed a House ethics complaint against Republicans Kevin McCarthy and Trey Gowdy over the never-ending Benghazi investigation. Via The Hill: “The Benghazi Committee has been a political dog-and-pony show for its entire 17-month history,” Grayson said in a statement. “It has been clear even to casual observers that the purpose of the committee was never to ...

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Hillary Fan Named Kevin McCarthy Stars In New Ad

An Iowa fan of Hillary Clinton named Kevin McCarthy isn’t very happy to be the target of tweets meant for the possible next Speaker of the House. The Clinton campaign picked up on that and today the other Kevin McCarthy stars in a new ad. I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say that this McCarthy is gay ...

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House Speaker Vote Approaches Without Majority

Tomorrow House Republicans will meet behind closed doors to select their nominee to succeed Speaker John Boehner. The full House will vote on October 29th, but observers note that none of the declared candidates, at the moment, likely have the 218 votes needed to win. If no candidate reaches that threshold, Boehner would remain Speaker despite his plan to resign. ...

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New Ad: Investigate The Benghazi Investigation

About the new web video ad from the progressive Agenda Project: “Just like Joseph McCarthy before him, Kevin McCarthy and his fellow Republicans are using their constitutionally granted powers not to advance the interests of the America people, but instead to try to destroy their political enemies,” stated Erik Altieri, Director of Communications for the Agenda Project Action Fund, “It ...

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The Battle To Succeed Boehner Has Begun

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy today announced his bid to succeed House Speaker John Boehner, who rocked Capitol Hill this weekend with an unexpected announcement to that he will resign from Congress next month. Teabagistan’s preferred candidate, at the moment, is Rep. Daniel Webster, a disciple of bizarre Duggar-affiliated Pastor Bill Gothard, who recently resigned from the Christian institute he ...

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