Blue-State Congressman Holds House's No 2 GOP PostSome conservatives are skittish about having a new House majority leader from left-leaning California.
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.
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.
Boehner Rejects Formal Immigration Reform Talks, Bill Likely DeadSpeaker John Boehner said Wednesday that the House will not hold formal, compromise talks on the Senate-passed comprehensive immigration bill, a fresh signal from the Republican leadership that the issue is dead for the year.

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