House of Representatives

House Speaker Mike Johnson Gets Political Cover From Donald Trump

Plus: Don’t expect the former president to face backlash from pro-life leaders for his turn on abortion.

When a ‘Pro-Life’ Republican Defends His State’s Abortion Rights

Plus: Will Washington state Republicans again choose a MAGA diehard as they try to retake a congressional seat?

Democrats Win Back the Santos Seat

Tom Suozzi will return to the House, but don’t read too much into a special election.

Is a Congressional Deal on Immigration and Ukraine Funding Dead?

A bill to stem the tide of illegal immigration may pass the Senate, but its chances in the House look increasingly slim.

A Tale of Two Speakers

Mike Johnson, Sam Rayburn, and the path to clear a legislative logjam.

Iowa Is Donald Trump’s to Lose

Plus: How Democrats see their (narrow) path to a House majority.

Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis Finally Take On Trump

But is it too little, too late as Iowa and New Hampshire loom?

Kevin McCarthy Predicts 2024 GOP Victories in Exit Interview

Plus: Turning Point USA tells the young MAGA faithful that early voting is good, actually.

Rep. George Santos Faces Expulsion

Plus: The Democratic schism over Israel.

Beyond Mercy and Grace

Rep. Lauren Boebert tends to make everything about the least important issue in America—herself.

Will New Speaker Mike Johnson Actually Decentralize Power in the House?

All recent speakers say they want to, but it never really happens. Why?

Understanding Mike Johnson’s Social Conservatism

What we can learn from his work for the Christian legal advocacy group Alliance Defending Freedom.

The Perfect Ending

In the GOP’s speaker mess, the bad guys win again.

Rules for Radicals

It won’t matter who the speaker of the House is if we don’t safeguard clear, impartial, and competent administration.

Kevin’s House

A quasi-defense of an execrable leader.

A Republican’s Defense of Arizona’s Election Integrity

Plus: House Republicans will try once again to find a speaker who can win.