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What the House Is Losing With Patrick McHenry’s Retirement

When the North Carolina Republican leaves office one year from today, he will be taking a lot of institutional knowledge with him.

We Need to Talk About Kevin

The rage of a dispensable leader.

Dispatch Live: Mike Johnson’s Capitol Hill

Join us for our weekly livestream conversation.

Three Ways of Looking at Mike Johnson

Are Republicans trying to force normal conservatives away from the party?

A Speaker, if the House Can Keep Him

Plus: Joe Biden draws a primary challenger, Rep. Dean Phillips.

Meet the New Boss

Introducing Mike Johnson, the 56th speaker of the House.

A Trumped-Up Tuesday

Plus: House dysfunction is hurting U.S. weapons stockpiles.

The GOP’s Costly Incompetence

The party is missing an opportunity to show it can govern.

Rules for Radicals

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

A Republican’s Defense of Arizona’s Election Integrity

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

Politics Without Consequences

While Joe Biden is gaining momentum, House Republicans can’t even agree to the rules of their own game.

Down Goes Jordan

The speakership race enters its ‘Mad Max’ era.

The House Speaker Fiasco Keeps on Going

Plus: Republican candidates split between Nevada’s primary and caucus.

Only Trump Is Trump

Lessons from the humiliation of Jim Jordan.

It’s Time for House Speaker Mike Gallagher

The world is too perilous for Republicans to continue wasting time with unserious lawmakers.