Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, a former aide elected to Congress in his own right less than eight years ago, won election as House majority leader Thursday.
Congressional candidate Dave Brat, who rode a tea party-fueled wave to an upset victory over U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, preached party unity Thursday and said his campaign represents all corners of the Republican Party.
Reiterating that she is still “disappointed” by Congress’ inability to pass gun control legislation last year, Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the U.S. can’t let the “minority” of gun owners “terrorize” the majority of Americans.
House Republicans gathered Wednesday to hear pitches from candidates vying to be their new leaders as conservatives hoped they wouldn’t be shut out of a top spot.
A nephew of “Duck Dynasty’s” Phil Robertson says he is running for the Louisiana congressional seat held by Vance McAllister, who was elected with the TV family’s support and later was wrapped up in scandal when video surfaced showing him kissing a married staffer.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor won’t be stepping down until the end of July, but his congressional staff reportedly spent thousands of dollars on a going-away party Wednesday night at a Capitol Hill watering hole.
President Barack Obama has not ruled out any options on stopping Islamic militants from capturing Iraqi cities.
A day after soundly defeating six Republican challengers, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said he will try to push the GOP to solve hard problems such as immigration.
For years, the White House saw House Majority Leader Eric Cantor as a chief driver of Republicans’ staunch opposition to nearly all of President Barack Obama’s agenda. Now, Cantor’s stunning primary loss seems likely to make politics even more difficult for Obama.
Virginia Republican Rep. Eric Cantor says he will step down as House majority leader on July 31. He plans to stay in Congress but not seek re-election.