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Dark days for Senate leader McConnell as losses cast doubt

Senate Republicans reckoned Wednesday with an insurgent’s win in Alabama that poses clear threats to their own grip on power and the leadership of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.


Idaho Senate majority leader resigns to serve as U.S. Attorney

Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis has officially resigned from the Idaho Legislature following a recent confirmation by the U.S. Senate to serve as U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017

Facing challenges, McConnell says ‘that’s the way it is’

Facing the digital wrath of a Republican president increasingly unhappy with legislative roadblocks, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told a GOP gathering in his home state on Saturday that people …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017

Senate GOP rallies behind McConnell in feud with Trump

Senate Republicans on Friday rallied in support of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, pushing back against the onslaught of criticism from President Donald Trump.


Mark Schoesler re-elected majority leader in Washington state senate

Ritzville Republican Mark Schoesler gets second term as Senate majority leader.


McConnell says ‘great likelihood’ he’ll seek another term

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is signaling that his long political career may stretch well into the next decade. The Kentucky Republican said there’s a “great likelihood” he’ll seek …


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. …


McMorris Rodgers seeking House majority leader post, reports say

The Washington Post and Politico are reporting that Spokane’s Republican congresswoman is a candidate for the second-highest position in the House of Representatives. And Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers isn’t denying …


Ex-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor joins investment bank

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has a new job as vice chairman and managing director of a global independent investment bank.


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 …


Idaho Republican Labrador makes bid for House majority leader

BOISE – Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador announced Friday that he’s running for U.S. House majority leader, a big leap for the second-term tea-party favorite. Though his bid to take on …


UPDATED: Fri., June 13, 2014

Labrador announces candidacy for Majority Leader

Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador announced Friday that he’s running for U.S. House majority leader, a big leap for the second-term tea-party favorite.


UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2012

Majority leader Lisa Brown won’t seek re-election

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Sen. Majority Leader Lisa Brown announced Thursday that she won’t run for re-election and will leave her seat in the state Legislature after her term expires at …