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House GOP leader says border deal doesn’t need word ‘wall’

A border security compromise that Congress hopes to produce doesn’t have to include the word “wall,” the top House Republican said Tuesday, signaling a rhetorical retreat from a term that …

Michael Gerson: Kevin McCarthy has been a leader in Trump’s troop of enablers

On the evidence of Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s CNN interview over the weekend, the likely next speaker of the House is a mindless sycophant and a threat to the constitutional order. …

Ryan anoints McCarthy to be his successor as House speaker

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 …

UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017

Putin not paying Trump, but Russia spreading propaganda, McMorris Rodgers says

Vladimir Putin isn’t paying Donald Trump, but the United States should be doing more to fight Russian propaganda, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said.

UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017

Report: House GOP leader suggested Putin was paying Trump

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy suggested last year to fellow top Republicans that Russian President Vladimir Putin was paying Donald Trump, according to a published report. A spokesman for McCarthy …

House majority leader to colleagues in 2016: ‘I think Putin pays’ Trump

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 …

Charles Krauthammer: Debate sewed up nomination for Clinton

In the general election, her flip-flops on pipeline, trade agreement will come back to haunt her.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 15, 2015

Republican: Hurting Hillary Clinton was ‘big part’ of Benghazi probe

Rep. Richard Hanna, a moderate, pro-abortion rights Republican from New York, told a radio station Wednesday night that Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy was telling the truth when he suggested during …

Kathleen Parker: Ryan would do well to pass on speaker position

Freedom Caucus will eventually turn on former vice presidential candidate as it has on other GOP congressional leaders.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 8, 2015

Rep. Kevin McCarthy withdraws candidacy for House speaker

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy suddenly withdrew from the contest for speaker of the U.S. House on Thursday, shocking colleagues just before they were to vote and producing ever-deeper chaos for …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 8, 2015

McCarthy withdraws candidacy for speaker

In a stunning move, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has withdrawn his candidacy for House Speaker.

House conservatives oppose McCarthy, search for alternative

The House’s most hard-edged conservatives are anxious to derail Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s bid to become speaker, but they’re outnumbered and it’s unclear if they can rally behind an alternative. …

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announces candidacy for House speaker

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is officially declaring his candidacy for House speaker to replace John Boehner.

House GOP elects McCarthy, Scalise to leadership

WASHINGTON — Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California capped a meteoric rise through the ranks of power on Thursday, winning election as House majority leader as Republicans shuffled their leadership in …

Dana Milbank: Kevin McCarthy needs help with his delivery

It happens once a week, almost like clockwork. Kevin McCarthy, the man House Republicans are on course to tap as their next majority leader, steps to the microphones with other …