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The Short List to Replace House Speaker John Boehner
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's surprise decision to drop out of the race for House Speaker has a launched a new scramble to fill the job. House Speaker John Boehner, who announced his resignation from the speakership last month, says he will remain in the position until a new speaker is
5 Things to Know About Kevin McCarthy, the Likely Next Speaker of the House
Kevin McCarthy won the lottery as a college student, taking home $5,000. Now, the 50-year old California Republican is poised to hit the political jackpot -- as the favorite to replace outgoing House Speaker John Boehner , who will step down on Oct. 30. Here’s what you need to know about the man
Eric Cantor's Defeat Pays Off With $1.4M Wall St. Signing Bonus
Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is riding his unexpected primary defeat straight to the bank. The seven-term Virginia Republican will be joining New York investment bank Moelis & Company with a $1.4 million signing bonus. He will get the titles of vice chairman and...
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES TODAY, IN TENNESSEE: The tea party has its last, best chance to beat an incumbent senator in a race that’s a marquee match-up with the GOP establishment. After millions of dollars, the tea party failed to topple incumbent senators in Kentucky, South ...
The Primary Primer: Tea Party's Last Stand in Tennessee
ABC News’ Shushannah Walshe and Caleb Jackson report, with FiveThirtyEight.com’s Harry Enten: Today, in Tennessee, the tea party has its last-best chance to beat an incumbent senator in a race that’s a marquee match-up with the GOP establishment. After millions of dollars, the tea party failed
Abandoning The Border?
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES SENATE REPUBLICANS BLOCK BORDER-FUNDING BILL: Last night Senate Republicans blocked a bill to provide $2.7 billion in funding to address the crisis of minors from Central America illegally entering the U.S. With 50 yeas and 44 nays, the Senate did...
John Boehner Insists Lawsuit Against Obama 'Not About Impeachment'
House Speaker John Boehner says he will sue President Obama, contending that the president is not faithfully executing the law. “The Constitution makes it clear that a president’s job is to faithfully execute the laws,” said Boehner, R-Ohio. “In my view, the president has not...
Debating The Obama Doctrine
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES UP TO 300 U.S. MILITARY ADVISERS TO IRAQ: President Obama said yesterday he is prepared to send up to 300 U.S. military advisers to Iraq to assist in training and advising Iraqi forces as the tense situation in the country...
Kevin McCarthy: 9 Things to Know About the New House Majority Leader
Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., was elected by his colleagues today as majority leader in the House of Representatives. The House Republican Conference voted to replace current Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who lost in a stunning upset to tea party-backed candidate Dave Brat in a primary election ...