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House Republican Whip, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), leaves a meeting of the House Republican conference June 18, 2014 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

House GOP Elects Kevin McCarthy Majority Leader

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.

06/19/2014

Tea Party challenger and economics professor Dave Brat attends the Midlothian Rotary Club breakfast at the Double tree Hotel to speak to the press, June 17, 2014 in Richmond, Virginia. Brat beat Eric Cantor in the GOP primary for Virginia's 7th Congressional district. (Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)

Republican Who Beat Cantor Says His Campaign is ‘Unifying’ the GOP

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.

06/19/2014

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.  (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Clinton: I Support A Ban On Assault Weapons

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.

06/18/2014

(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Hot Race For No. 3 Spot In GOP Leadership

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.

06/18/2014

File photo of Phil Robertson. (credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)

‘Duck Dynasty’ Relative Running For Congress: ‘There Is No God’ In Washington

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.

06/16/2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on June 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Cantor’s Staff Reportedly Spends Thousands of Dollars at Capitol Hill Bar

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.

06/12/2014

House Speaker John Boehner speaks during a news conference on June 12, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Boehner: Obama ‘Taking A Nap’ On What Is Happening In Iraq

President Barack Obama has not ruled out any options on stopping Islamic militants from capturing Iraqi cities.

06/12/2014

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., waves at the end of a news conference on March 6, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Graham: Let’s Fix Immigration Before It ‘Leads To Another 9/11-Type Attack’

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.

06/12/2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., addresses President Barack Obama at the Inaugural Luncheon in Statuary Hall on Inauguration Cay at the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 21, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Matt  Cavanaugh-Pool/Getty Images)

Cantor’s Loss Seems Likely To Make Politics More Difficult For Obama

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.

06/12/2014

US House Majority Leader Eric Cantor speaks during a press conference announcing his resignation as Majority Leader at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, June 11, 2014. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Cantor to Resign as Majority Leader July 31

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.

06/11/2014

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