Rep. Paul Ryan has told House Republicans he will run for House Speaker if he is the unity candidate of the divided party.
House Republicans return to Washington this week to confront a nearly unprecedented leadership crisis, looming budget deadlines and a deeply uncertain future.
WASHINGTON -- In a stunning move, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday withdrew his candidacy for speaker of the U.S. House.
GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah announced Sunday that he is running for House speaker in a longshot challenge to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, adding a new dose of turmoil for reeling House Republicans.
House Republican turmoil is boiling over as leadership elections approach, with dissatisfied lawmakers casting about for new choices and a surprise longshot challenger emerging in the speaker's race.
The gulf between tea party conservatives and establishment Republicans has grown so wide that it just swallowed up the speaker of the House, and may threaten the entire Republican Party and Congress itself.
WASHINGTON -- Democrats struggled Tuesday for the votes to block a disapproval resolution against the Iran nuclear deal as one undecided senator announced a surprise "no" vote shortly after lawmakers returned from a five-week summer recess.
WASHINGTON — Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, has announced he opposes the nuclear deal with Iran.
WASHINGTON -- Now a done deal, the Iran nuclear agreement gained critical backing from three more Democratic senators Thursday, boosting White House hopes of blocking a disapproval resolution in the Senate so the president wouldn't have to veto it.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama secured a landmark foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats amassed enough votes to ensure the Iran nuclear deal survives in Congress, despite ferocious opposition from Republicans and the government of Israel.
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