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Ex-Rep. Trent Franks, who offered aide $5million to have his child, is running for Congress again

Nov. 01, 2023 20:26 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Former Arizona Congressman Trent Franks, who resigned in 2017 after two female staffers said he offered them money in exchange for carrying his child, announced Wednesday he is running for his old congressional seat, according to multiple media reports. “I truly...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Oct. 31, 2023 18:29 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct. 26 The Washington Post on the economic ideas presented by GOP candidates for POTUS Republican candidates are trying to capitalize on discontent with “Bidenomics.” Despite strong...

Christian conservatives cheer one of their own as Mike Johnson assumes Congress' most powerful seat

Oct. 27, 2023 14:57 PM EDT

Evangelical Christian conservatives have long had allies in top Republican leadership in Congress. But never before have they had one so thoroughly embedded in their movement as new House Speaker Mike Johnson, a longtime culture warrior in the courthouse, in the classroom and in Congress. ...

Republican Steve Scalise is seen as a fighter, but becoming the House speaker might require a brawl

Oct. 12, 2023 14:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With his walker positioned on the mound, Rep. Steve Scalise threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Washington Nationals ballpark in the fall of 2017, a breathtaking comeback for the Republican congressman who just months earlier was fighting for his life after a gunman had...

Kevin McCarthy's ouster as House speaker could cost the GOP its best fundraiser heading into 2024

Oct. 05, 2023 10:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kevin McCarthy spent years raising mountains of Republican campaign cash, flying around the country to recruit top candidates in key districts and painstakingly building political relationships as he worked his way toward becoming speaker of the House. Now that...

Kevin McCarthy was an early architect of the Republican majority that became his downfall

Oct. 04, 2023 18:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The day before he was ousted, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy was doing what he loved — stopping to greet tourists at the Capitol, gushing about the beauty of the place and its history at the center of American democracy. On Wednesday, McCarthy's House was...

Former Speaker Paul Ryan says Republicans will lose if Donald Trump is nominee

Sep. 26, 2023 20:32 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday that Republicans will lose the presidential election if Donald Trump is the nominee and that he expects hard-right followers of Trump to force a government shutdown within days. Ryan, who left office in 2019 and had a...

Speaker McCarthy is giving hard-right Republicans what they want. But it never seems to be enough.

Sep. 23, 2023 20:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Staring down a fast-approaching government shutdown that threatens to disrupt life for millions of Americans, Speaker Kevin McCarthy has turned to a strategy that so far has preserved his tenuous hold on House leadership but also marked it by chaos: giving hard-right lawmakers...