Kevin McCarthy

Gearing Up for the Tucker Tapes

Plus: A look at lawmakers fighting isolationism as the war in Ukraine enters its second year.

The Case for Moderate Optimism on the Debt Ceiling

A pep talk to myself.

Stirewaltisms: Hold on Loosely, But Don’t Let Go

Advice from Paul Ryan to Kevin McCarthy—and everyone else who seeks power.

When Words Fail

Last week exposed the poverty of our political vocabulary.

The Sweep: What the Speakership Fight Means for Congressional Campaigns

What happens in the House changes who runs and how they win.

Inside the Club for Growth’s Push for Kevin McCarthy

A deal that helped revive his flailing speakership bid could reshape down-ballot races in 2024.

Fact Check: Did Donald Trump Ever Drop His Support of Kevin McCarthy’s Speakership Bid?

A statement purporting to be from Trump is fake.

Turn the Cameras Off

America needs less C-SPAN, not more.

Our Tudor Parliament

The government has grown corrupt because it suffers from a phobia of independent powers.

Our Best Stuff From a Week of Speaker Votes

Kevin McCarthy gets the gavel, but at what cost?

McCarthy Gets the Gavel in Dramatic Fashion

After more than a dozen votes and days of negotiations, Kevin McCarthy becomes speaker of the House of Representatives.

Details on McCarthy’s Concessions Still To Come

Kevin McCarthy finally won over more than a dozen GOP detractors to claim the House speakership. But what did he give up to do so?

Stirewaltisms: Four Lessons From the Ziggy Stardust Caucus

Practical takeaways from an impractical performance.

The House Could Become Even More of a Wild West This Year

In his speakership bid, Kevin McCarthy has promised conservatives open debate on spending bills.

Could Kevin McCarthy Give Away Too Much?

Concessions to the House Freedom Caucus runs the risk of alienating more moderate allies.