Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Dec. 19, 2018 / 8:43 PM GMT By Leigh Ann Caldwell and Alex Moe WASHINGTON — Time is running out for two lawmakers locked in a battle over legislation aimed at protecting Native American women. Defeated Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat from North Dakota, had hoped her parting gift before leaving the Senate would be a bill addressing the number of indigenous women who go missing or are murdered. But the legislation, known as Savanna's Act, which passed the Senate unanimously last week, has stalled in the House of Representatives. The top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, who is retiring at the end of the year, has refused to usher the legislation through his committee. Republican leadership in the House could bypass the committee but has yet to commit to doing so. And with just a couple days left of … [Read more...] about Retiring House Republican is holding up bill aimed at protecting Native American women
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Karoun Demirjian, The Washington Post Published 1:29 pm PST, Friday, November 16, 2018 Loretta Lynch, then-U.S. attorney general, and James Comey, then-director of the FBI, at a 2015 news conference. Loretta Lynch, then-U.S. attorney general, and James Comey, then-director of the FBI, at a 2015 news conference. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrew Harrer Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrew Harrer Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Loretta Lynch, then-U.S. attorney general, and James Comey, then-director of the FBI, at a 2015 news conference. Loretta Lynch, then-U.S. attorney general, and James Comey, then-director of the FBI, at a 2015 news conference. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrew Harrer House Republicans … [Read more...] about House Republicans to subpoena Comey, Lynch in probe of FBI and Justice Dept.
Lisa Mascaro Associated Press Published 9:16 AM EST Nov 15, 2018 Washington – Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy easily won an internal party election to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, handing the seven-term Californian a familiar role of building the party back to a majority as well as protecting President Donald Trump’s agenda. With Speaker Paul Ryan retiring and the House majority gone, the race for minority leader was McCarthy’s to lose Wednesday. But rarely has a leader of a party that suffered a major defeat – Democrats wiped out Republicans in GOP-held suburban districts from New York to McCarthy’s own backyard – been so handily rewarded. After defeating Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, the conservative House Freedom Caucus co-founder, McCarthy will be tested by Republicans on and off Capitol Hill who remain angry and divided after their midterm losses, and split over how best to move forward. “We’ll be back,” McCarthy … [Read more...] about House Republicans elect McCarthy as leader with eye to 2020
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Politics | House Republicans Pick Kevin McCarthy as Their Next Leader Supported by ByNicholas Fandos Nov. 14, 2018 WASHINGTON — House Republicans elected Representative Kevin McCarthy of California to be their leader on Wednesday, embracing continuity of leadership despite steep losses in last week’s midterm elections that cost the party a majority for the first time in eight years. Mr. McCarthy, the current majority leader and No. 2 Republican in the chamber, will replace Speaker Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, who is retiring at the end of the year. His job in the months ahead with charting the party’s path back to the majority in 2020. And more immediately, he will oversee Republicans’ efforts to protect President Trump from the expected onslaught of oversight, investigations and even a … [Read more...] about House Republicans Pick Kevin McCarthy as Their Next Leader
By The Associated Press | PUBLISHED: November 14, 2018 at 11:14 am | UPDATED: November 14, 2018 at 11:14 am Associated Press WASHINGTON — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has been elected to take over the Republican caucus next year. The California Republican, an ally of President Donald Trump, fended off a challenge from conservative Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio in a closed-door election. Jordan is a leader of the far-right House Freedom Caucus. Jordan and McCarthy encountered questions and finger-pointing during a private meeting with GOP lawmakers Tuesday night as the party sorted through the midterm defeat that put House Democrats in the majority for the next two years. Retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin endorsed McCarthy, his deputy, to become GOP leader. McCarthy has served as majority leader since 2014. McCarthy told reporters before the party elections that “we’ve got a plan” to counter Democrats in the next two years. Report an error … [Read more...] about McCarthy chosen to lead House Republicans