The memory of the speakership fights leading up to the Civil War remind us that the consequences of dysfunction in the national government affect us all.
Friday night was full of drama and twists and turns, as California Republican Kevin McCarthy eked out a win in the 15th round of voting for the speaker of the House.
Johnson has served as House clerk since 2019, the fourth woman and second Black person to do so. She's drawn praise from both sides of the aisle for running the speaker vote and maintaining order.
Thursday on Political Rewind: Gov. Brian Kemp says he won't support the move by national Democrats to move Georgia's primary earlier. After two days of failed votes, Rep. Kevin McCarthy continues his bid for House Speaker.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Republicans failed to elect a Speaker of the House yesterday. Will Rep. Kevin McCarthy win in a historic fourth vote today? In Georgia, the race for former Rep. David Ralston's seat is going to a runoff while Gov. Brian Kemp and Lt. Gov. Burt Jones vow to reign in "far-left local prosecutors."
The first Alaska Native to serve in Congress and first woman to hold Alaska's House seat, Peltola beat Republicans Sarah Palin and Nick Begich in ranked choice election results announced Wednesday.
Focusing on the rising costs of groceries and gas, and promising new investigations of President Biden's administration, Republicans won a slim majority in the House in the midterm elections.
Among the winners in the week's elections was new U.S. Rep. Rich McCormick in metro Atlanta’s 6th Congressional District, one redrawn since the last census to become more favorable to the GOP. The former Marine pilot and ER doctor, who'd previously run and lost in the 7th District, easily beat his Democratic opponent.
Pelosi said she is grateful for the quick response of law enforcement and medical experts, and leaning on her Christian faith in a difficult time.
Former President Donald Trump endorsed Hageman after Cheney broke with fellow Republicans to impeach Trump and criticize his handling of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
The legislation was introduced by Sen. John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, and unanimously passed the Senate last month.
The Recovering America's Wildlife Act would create a permanent fund of more than $1.3 billion, given to states, territories, and tribal nations for wildlife conservation on the ground.
In a northwest Philadelphia church, more than 40 people gathered to watch the hearings, calling for a moment of collective action.