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Republican Party Infighting Threatens Renewal Of Export-Import Bank

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The House Republican leadership shakeup has revived a conservative-led push to terminate the nation’s Export-Import Bank, testing the GOP’s traditional alliance with business groups. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who lost his seat earlier this month in a major primary upset, was a key backer […]

June 24, 2014

Rep. Kevin McCarthy Elected House Majority Leader

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — House Republicans elected Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as their next majority leader Thursday, continuing the California congressman’s rapid rise through the ranks of Congressional leadership. McCarthy, 49, will be the first Californian and youngest person ever to serve in the House’s second-ranking position when he formally […]

June 19, 2014

McCarthy On Track For House Majority Leader Post

Washington (AFP) – Republican Kevin McCarthy was widely expected to ascend Thursday to U.S. House majority leader, a position vacated by Eric Cantor who triggered a GOP leadership scramble last week with his shock primary loss. McCarthy, elected to Congress just eight years ago from overwhelmingly Democratic California, was among the group of “Young Guns” […]

June 19, 2014

Tea Party Challenger To Take On McCarthy For GOP Leader

By Lisa Mascaro and Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Conservative Rep. Raúl Labrador of Idaho will challenge California’s Kevin McCarthy for the House leadership, a long-shot bid backed by outside Tea Party’ groups to boost a red-state Republican to majority leader. Labrador said Friday he was jumping into the race because the […]

June 13, 2014

Rep. McCarthy Likely House Majority Leader As Sessions Drops Out

By Michael Doyle, William Douglas and Maria Recio, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The race for House majority leader abruptly ended Thursday night when Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas, one of two Republicans seeking the post, dropped out. Sessions folded his campaign almost as quickly as it emerged following the shocking primary defeat Tuesday of […]

June 13, 2014

Race For Eric Cantor’s Post May Be Between Californian, Texan

By Evan Halper and Richard Simon, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — California and Texas bicker over so many things — who has the better scenery, the better jobs, the better quality of life. Now, the quarrel between the most and second-most populous states is shifting to a bare-knuckle battle over who can claim the more powerful […]

June 12, 2014

What Cantor Wants

Most people don’t think about their high school yearbook quote much after age 18. But Eric Cantor, the U.S. House majority leader, chose a quote 30 years ago that seems particularly prescient given the ongoing debt-ceiling debate: “I want what I want when I want it.” The lyrics from a Henry Blossom operetta appropriately describe […]

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