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Exclusive — Nonpartisan Congressional Report: Mitch McConnell Worse than Harry Reid on Blocking Amendments, Debate in Senate

A new report from the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) has found that current GOP Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is the worst Senate Majority Leader in history for the first year of a Congress in terms of shutting down debate using a controversial procedure known as “filling the amendment tree.”

John Boehner

Chaos in Congress: House of Representatives a Mess as Boehner Charts Pathway to His Resignation

At first, it seemed as if his heir apparent House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy would easily ascend into the speakership and that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise would easily replace McCarthy, and Chief Deputy Whip Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) would easily ascend into the Whip’s role. Now, one of that seems easy or likely as the growing conservative wing of the conference—emboldened by Boehner’s resignation—is demanding a series of structural reforms to the way business in done in Congress rather than just a reshuffling of the deck in leadership post-Boehner.


Exclusive–Huckabee on Kim Davis Meeting with Pope Francis: Pope Congratulated Davis for Stand Against ‘Judicial Tyranny’

Davis was jailed after the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage was legal—something many conservatives have argued was an act of “judicial tyranny,” as Huckabee says. Huckabee and other conservatives have been fighting to ensure that people like Davis—those with religious objections to gay marriage in government and outside of government—aren’t forced to violate their religious beliefs to comply with that decision, which they view as unjust.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (AP)

Kevin McCarthy Declares Candidacy For Speaker of the House

McCarthy’s announcement comes on the heels of current Speaker John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, announcing his resignation last Friday. That came after Boehner lost significant support among his own party and apparently wouldn’t have won reelection should a motion to remove him have come up for a vote. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) led the way in getting Boehner’s ouster, putting forward in late July a measure called a motion to vacate the chair. Meadows rallied his fellow Republicans against Boehner’s failed leadership, eventually leading to his resignation.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (L) speaks as Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) looks on during a press conference after a closed meeting with fellow Republicans, on Capitol Hill, July 28, 2015 in Washington, DC. The House plans to move on Wednesday to extend highway and transit programs for three months.

Roskam: Republicans Gather Enough Votes For Special Conference To Slow Down Speakership Election

Republicans in the House of Representatives have banded together to ensure a cooperative debate on strategy and party disagreements before House GOP conference chairwoman Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) can try to help House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) take Rep. John Boehner’s ’s soon-to-be-vacated job as House Speaker, and instead force a special extended conference meeting that can now happen without McMorris Rodgers’ approval.

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) leaves after announcing his resignation on Capitol Hill, September 25, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Boehner announced his resignation from Congress at the end of October following intense pressure from conservatives in his party.

Exclusive — Donald Trump On John Boehner’s Resignation: ‘I Think It’s Time’

Billionaire Donald Trump, the clear 2016 GOP frontrunner, tells Breitbart News he is pleased that House Speaker John Boehner has announced his forthcoming resignation from Congress. “I think it’s time,” Trump said in an exclusive interview here at the Omni Shoreham hotel that will air on Sirius XM Patriot Ch. 125 during Breitbart News Saturday or Breitbart News Sunday. Trump also spoke to a crowd of thousands of social conservatives at the Values Voter Summit.

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