Looking Ahead to Her Benghazi Testimony, Hillary Clinton and Allies Revel in House GOP's Jumble

The presidential candidate and her campaign team have kept the pressure on Kevin McCarthy over his comments about the House Benghazi Committee. They’re not letting up now.

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As the Speaker Election Drama Continues, The US is Nearing a Debt Default

Prepare for the possibility of dangerous brinksmanship.

Play of the Day: The House Speaker Race Is Very Confusing

The House GOP is in disarray after Kevin McCarthy withdrew his name from consideration.


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How Agriculture Controls Government Nutrition Guidelines

Meat producers showed dominance over scientists this week, preventing discussion of sustainability.

White House on McCarthy: 'Rupture in the Republican Party'

“Republicans need to learn that doing their job doesn’t mean catering to the extreme-right wing,” press secretary Josh Earnest said Thursday.

Kevin McCarthy leaves a meeting on Capitol Hill Thursday.

Kevin McCarthy Suddenly Drops His Bid for Speaker of the House

The House majority leader’s decision has stunned the House, and shaken up the race.

On Politics

Does Hillary Clinton Have a Problem With Male Voters?

Clinton is performing as poorly with men as Republicans do with Hispanics. She won’t win a general election unless she can close the gender gap.

Play of the Day: Ben Carson Wants to Arm Kindergarten Teachers

The 2016 candidate is under fire for comments made in the wake of the Oregon shooting.

Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said he was proud to "demand that we get on a rational, workable policy" to replace sequestration.

Dems Want Budget Deal Lifting the Sequester Before Boehner Leaves

At rally, lawmakers say increased funding can’t just be for Defense spending.

Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., says, "The way to a good regulatory process is to write clear legislation."

Regulatory Overhaul Bills Clear Senate Homeland Security Panel

Mostly bipartisan senators disagree on a bill to create a BRAC-like rules review commission.

Spending Turnaround at USDA Is Good News for Rural Families

Program chief makes sure no housing funds are left on the table.

Is a Shutdown Possible if the House Can't Elect a New Speaker?

If conservatives deny Kevin McCarthy the 218 votes he needs to win, just about anything’s possible.

Senators Look to Change Federal Rules for Electronic Health Records

The measure aims to fix the system’s problems—but also make them more transparent.