Politics

Kevin McCarthy Embraced Partisanship—at His Own Peril

It’s not clear his replacement will do much differently.

Time to Hide the Sausage-Making

Too much transparency is unhealthy for our politics.

Kevin McCarthy’s Ironic Downfall

Plus: What the former speaker’s ouster means for GOP fundraising.

A Historically Bad Day for Kevin McCarthy

Plus: How one New Jersey senator’s alleged crime could benefit Sweden’s NATO bid.

Video: Kevin McCarthy Ousted as House Speaker

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The Spoiler

Would an RFK independent run really hurt Trump more than Biden?

Democrats Will Decide Kevin McCarthy’s Fate

The House readies for a vote on whether to oust the speaker.

Ron DeSantis Donors Upbeat About Third-Quarter Fundraising

Next up? Convincing unaffiliated donors he can beat Trump.

RFK JR. Could Play Spoiler, but Not for Biden

He’s more popular with right-leaning Americans than with Democrats.

Kevin’s Best Friend

Having Matt Gaetz as a foil isn’t the worst thing.

Republicans’ New Shutdown Gambit

Plus: Is Gavin Newsom Democrats’ future hope?

The Rise of Gavin Newsom

The California governor is marshaling support for Joe Biden but has his own challenges to navigate—and potential future aspirations.

Our Best Stuff From a Week the Government Didn’t Shut Down

Plus, the pro-life movement at the crossroads, and Trump is getting even worse.

It’s the Hope That Kills You

Republicans are setting themselves up for a crisis of overconfidence.

The ‘Draft Youngkin’ Conspiracy

When the truth hurts too much.

Nikki Haley and Tim Scott’s Collision Course

Plus: Donald Trump hopes to shut down more GOP debates.