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  • Race for House Republican whip goes down to the wire

    The job of a House whip is largely about knowing how the vote count stands. Just trying to win the job shows how difficult the road ahead might be for the three candidates working to line up support. There are 233 Republicans in the House who can...
  • McCarthy poised to capture House's No. 2 spot

    SAN JOSE, Calif. When Rep. Kevin McCarthy was elected to Congress just eight years ago, he became part of a trio soon known as the "Young Guns," the faces of a younger generation that would map the GOP's future. Now two of those guns have misfired Paul...
  • A maddening game: Assigning blame

    At times of crisis, we slip reflexively into finger-pointing mode. President Barack Obama's critics blame the swift fall of major Iraqi cities to Islamist radicals on his decision to withdraw U.S. combat forces from the battered country. His supporters...
  • Eric Cantor upset: How Dave Brat pulled off a historic political coup

    A short drive from the luxury hotel where House Majority Leader Eric Cantor had just conceded a stunning defeat Tuesday night, supporters of his unknown and underfunded primary opponent were trying to make sense of it all. Hours after a triumphant...
  • Illinois colleague expects Roskam to run for whip job

    Illinois colleague expects Roskam to run for whip job
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Peter Roskam is likely to run for the third-ranking spot in GOP House leadership, according to Rep. Randy Hultgren, one of his Illinois colleagues. “He’s letting people know that if there’s an opening for the...
  • Eric Cantor's primary loss an 'apocalyptic moment' for the GOP

    Eric Cantor's primary loss an 'apocalyptic moment' for the GOP
    U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia lost to a Tea Party challenger on Tuesday in a stunning Republican primary upset that sent shockwaves through Congress and gave the conservative movement a landmark victory. Cantor, the No. 2 Republican...
  • Former Gov. Bob McDonnell embraced at GOP gathering

    Former Gov. Bob McDonnell embraced at GOP gathering
    GLEN ALLEN — The line stretched a dozen deep at times to shake former Gov. Bob McDonnell's hand Tuesday evening at a political event put on by former Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling. Mitt Romney, the two-time GOP presidential candidate, was on hand, as...
  • 3 House members in contentious fight for majority whip post

    3 House members in contentious fight for majority whip post
    California Rep. Kevin McCarthy's apparent grip on the race to become the new House majority leader has set off a contentious battle to replace him as the third-ranking Republican, testing ideological and geographic loyalties as the party's most...
  • Cantor's loss is the GOP's too

    With all the postmortems on Virginia GOP Rep. Eric Cantor's primary defeat, one thing must be made clear: The tea party shot itself in the foot. ("The Cantor defeat: A voters' revolt against, but against what?," Opinion, June 13) The outgoing House...
  • Note to Congress: Protect the Export-Import Bank and U.S. jobs

    Note to Congress: Protect the Export-Import Bank and U.S. jobs
    To paraphrase Winston Churchill, a taxpayer-funded American bank that helps multinational companies like Boeing and GE is the worst form of export policy — except for all the others. We're stretching the statesman's point about the imperfect...
  • Exodus of children from Central America requires swift, humane response

    The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Monday, June 16: Faced with a dramatic increase in unaccompanied children from Central America swarming across the U.S. border, the federal government must offer a swift and compassionate...
  • Analysis: In Senate runoff, Mississippi's GOP establishment under siege

    Haley Barbour is the most popular modern Mississippi politician. His portly stature and marble-mouthed drawl were already something out of central casting for a Mississippi governor when elected in 2003; his performance in the wake of Hurricane Katrina...