McClatchy's national and political correspondents talk about what exactly happened when California Representative Kevin McCarthy pulled out of the race to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House of Representatives today, and answer what it means for the Republican party and how it affects America overall. (Natalie Fertig / McClatchy)
What's the big deal with Kevin McCarthy?
Pelosi, in 2009, warned that harsh rhetoric could foster politically-motivated violence
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Senate confirms Neil Gorsuch as Supreme Court justice
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Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, during a weekly news conference in September 2009, choked up while speaking about the hostile political environment. Pelosi said some of the language being used in the healthcare debate reminds her of 1970s San Francisco, when anger led to the assassination of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California.
Former FBI Director James Comey testified on Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee on his interactions with President-Elect and President Donald Trump. “Those were lies, plain and simple,” Comey said, relating to the Trump administration's comments about the FBI.
Advocacy groups joined forces with Democratic members of Congress in Washington, D.C. on June 7 to deliver petitions with more than 4 million signatures to demand President Donald Trump be investigated by an independent commission.
Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe told a Senate Intelligence Committee panel on Thursday that investigations are still underway despite the firing of Director James Comey. “There has been no effort to impede our investigation to date,” said McCabe.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday defended President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer questioned the president's decision and called for a special prosecutor to lead the Russia investigation.
At a senate hearing on May 3, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D - R.I.) asked FBI Director Comey why the information gathered by the FBI's questioning of former National Security Advisor Gen. Michael Flynn took two days to reach the White House.
Senate Republicans on Thursday deployed the so-called “nuclear option” by voting to change longstanding rules to allow the Supreme Court nomination of Neil Gorsuch to advance with a simple majority vote. The move bypassed a Democratic filibuster set forth by an earlier vote.
House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Nunes (R-Calif.) blindsided ranking member Rep. Schiff (D-Calif.) with the announcement that he was canceling open hearings with FBI director James Comey over the inquiry into Russian involvement with the 2016 election.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, in her weekly press conference, said President Donald Trump and House Republicans have made a mistake in trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act on the anniversary of its passage.
Former Vice President Joe Biden defended the Affordable Care Act, saying "this bill was about peace of mind" for Americans during a House Democrats press event marking the seventh anniversary of the signing of the ACA. The event comes a day before the House votes to repeal the landmark health care plan.
Acting Navy Secretary Sean Stackley, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller and Marine Corps Sergeant Major Ronald Green deliver opening remarks at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Tuesday. The hearing stems from allegations that service members posted nude photos of colleagues to a private Facebook group.
Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) during a heated exchange questions Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller on the disciplinary actions Marines involved in the Facebook photo scandal could face during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Tuesday. The hearing is part of an investigation into nude photographs of female Marines that were shared on the "Marines United" Facebook page.
Banned from speaking on the floor of the U.S. Senate during the nomination of Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) met with civil rights leaders and other Democrats right outside the Senate floor. Warren suggested everyone re-read the 1986 letter from Coretta Scott King urging the Senate to reject Sen. Jeff Sessions' nomination as a federal judge.