Kevin McCarthy

The next speaker ‘will face an ungovernable party and House’

By John Stoehr / October 23, 2023 /

First, Boehner, then Ryan, then McCarthy. “Rest assured,” says Norman Ornstein, an authority on the US Congress, “it will happen again!”

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The Democrats were entitled to punish bad Republican behavior

By John Stoehr / October 5, 2023 /

They have saved the Republicans from themselves for long enough.

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With McCarthy out, Democrats finish GOP’s civil-war battle

By John Stoehr / October 4, 2023 /

Historic vote to toss speaker may signal end of an era during which Democrats cleaned up after Republicans for more than a decade.

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Most of the Republicans seem relieved that Kevin McCarthy turned to the Democrats for help

By John Stoehr / October 2, 2023 /

Rare consensus on the real source of dysfunction in the Congress.

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He has to hurt his own to get his own to stand up to their own

By John Stoehr / September 27, 2023 /

The Republican insurgents won’t be appeased by McCarthy or anyone.

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Why McCarthy denied Zelensky’s request to address the Congress

By John Stoehr / September 22, 2023 /

Ukraine has become a stand-in for the larger fight for the White House.

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McCarthy can’t keep tap-dancing

By John Stoehr / September 6, 2023 /

He’s sacrificing his power.

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Kevin McCarthy caves and caves, then he caves some more

By John Stoehr / July 27, 2023 /

Like all abusers, his conference keeps moving the standard on him.

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The GOP can’t stop won’t stop hating the poor for their poverty

By John Stoehr / June 2, 2023 /

With the debt-ceiling deal, the poor will suffer twice as much.

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With their debt ceiling bill, the House Republicans reveal they have no reason to be serious about playing a dangerous game

By John Stoehr / April 27, 2023 /

This is not some sort of Svengalian victory for Kevin McCarthy. 

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