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McCarthy Allies Say He Doesn’t Want White House Job

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) “insists he’s not in the running for White House chief of staff. And the California Republican’s allies say the only job he really wants — other than the post he currently has — is [...]

Bipartisan Senate Group Says DACA Deal Reached

Less than two days after GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell used a shell bill from the House as pretext to kickstart an open-ended floor debate on an immigration reform plan, GOP Senators are telling Fox News and Bloomberg that...Show More Summary

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy

I was joined this leader by the Majority Leader of the House, CA Rep. Kevin McCarthy:

The Deficit Hawks Have It Wrong

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/via AP Images House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell conduct a news conference  Q uestion for today: What is the connection between the Republican tax cuts, the rising federal deficit,...Show More Summary

GOP leader flunks test on separation of church and state

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise sees Thomas Jefferson as an ally in his opposition to the separation of church and state. That's spectacularly wrong.

Chris Matthews: GOP ‘Secret Weapon’ is to Attack Pelosi, ‘An Ethnic Sort of Person’

MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews said Monday that the GOP’s “secret weapon” to maintain its congressional majority is to attack House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) because she is an “ethnic sort of person.” “I will reserve judgment — picking on somebody from one of the coasts, usually ethnic, and making them the poster person of […]

House Democrats, Conservative Republicans Risk Shutdown By Opposing Senate Deal

In back-to-back speeches last night, Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and Republican Majority leader Mitch McConnell heralded what they described as a promising and fair two-year budget plan - what would be the first of the Trump eraShow More Summary

Newly Released FBI Texts Show Strzok-Page Bashing “Turtle” Mitch McConnell, Trey Gowdy & Paul Ryan

Newly released FBI text messages show agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page bashing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI). Luke Rosiak of the Daily Caller reports: The FBI officials...Show More Summary

Senate announces two-year budget deal but House could stall over Dreamers

Senate leaders on Wednesday announced a far-reaching agreement that would set federal spending levels for the next two years, a major victory for both parties after years of lamenting Congress’s reliance on short-term solutions to avert financial crises. Show More Summary

McConnell and Schumer jam the House: Six things that just happened

The crafty Senate majority and minority leaders announced a two-year budget deal that marks the end of the disastrous 2011 Budget Control Act. News reports indicate that “the plan eliminates mandatory spending cuts for two years and increases Pentagon spending by $80 billion and domestic spending by $63 billion for the 2018 fiscal year.” The […]

Iran reformist calls for change 'before it's too late'

A prominent Iranian reformist under house arrest for the past seven years lashed out at the country's supreme leader Tuesday, urging him to bring major reforms "before it is too late". Mehdi Karroubi, 80, lost his bid for the presidency...Show More Summary

McConnell smothers bill protecting Mueller from Trump: ‘I’m unaware of any effort’ to undermine Russia probe

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) insisted that he was “unaware of any effort” to undermine Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, ignoring reports that at least one White House employee had threaten to quit because President Donald Trump was making moves to fire the...

Top Pennsylvania GOP lawmaker announces US House bid

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's House Majority Leader Dave Reed will run for Congress to succeed U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster in southwestern Pennsylvania. Reed formally announced the bid Tuesday in a campaign email, a few days after...Show More Summary

House Republicans Already Scoffing at McConnell’s DACA Promise to Democrats

3 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily Beast When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) committed on Monday to moving an immigration bill before Feb. 8, he didn’t give any incentives for the House of Representatives or the White House to follow suit on bipartisan legislation of their own. Show More Summary

Senate Democrats' deal with McConnell to end the shutdown could be dead on arrival in the House

Senate Democrats secured a commitment from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to take up a bipartisan immigration bill in the next few weeks. Even if the potential bill passes, it could face significant hurdles in the House. WASHINGTONShow More Summary

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy

The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, joined me this morning:

Top GOP lawmaker told party officials he'll run for Congress

Dave Reed, the majority leader of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, is telling Republican Party officials that he plans to run for Congress to succeed U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster in … Click to Continue »

Bonus Quote of the Day

“We’ve passed our CR… Sen. Schumer needs to decide if he wants a shutdown.” — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), quoted by Politico.

Breaking: Shutdown Likely as House Republicans Go Home for the Weekend

The House voted 230-197 last night for a stopgap measure to avoid a shutdown, in a vote that included six Democrats’ support and 11 Republicans’ opposition. Following the vote, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced this morning that GOP leadership will send House members home for the weekend. Show More Summary

Lawmakers Head Home Despite Likely Shutdown

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) “said GOP leaders will send the House home this weekend, virtually guaranteeing a shutdown unless some last-minute deal is struck,” Politico reports.

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