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Donald Trump Begs Democrats to Embrace Nancy Pelosi

“Democrats, please do not distance yourselves from Nancy Pelosi,” he wrote on Twitter. “She is a wonderful person whose ideas & policies may be bad, but who should definitely be given a 4th chance.”

House Speaker Paul Ryan and other members of the US Congress are struggling to avoid a second government shutdown in 2018

Speaker Paul Ryan Opposes President Donald Trump on Proposed Tariffs

“We are extremely worried about the consequences of a trade war and are urging the WH to not advance with this plan,” Ryan said according to Politico’s Rachael Bade. “The new tax reform law has boosted the economy and we certainly don’t want to jeopardize those gains.”

Anthony Rendon (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

New California Speaker Could Be Sacramento Strongman

New term limit rules may give the new speaker of the California Assembly much more power, as Los Angeles Democrat Anthony Rendon could conceivably serve until 2024. Rendon, 48, told Bay Area public radio station KQED that his prospective longevity

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S.F. Chronicle Hails Nancy Pelosi’s Tyrannical Reign

On Oct. 16, Carolyn Lochhead, Washington correspondent for the San Francisco Chronicle, published an article entitled: “Nancy Pelosi’s leadership style helps her avoid crises like GOP’s.”

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Shock: Kevin McCarthy Quits Race for Speaker

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) dropped out of the race for Speaker of the House suddenly on Thursday morning, telling Republican colleagues in a caucus meeting that he no longer felt he could lead.

AEI president Arthur C. Brooks speaks at the Defending the American Dream Summit sponsored by Americans For Prospertity at the Omni Hotel on August 29, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by

Ben Sasse: Next House Speaker Should Be Outsider Arthur Brooks

In a series of Twitter posts, freshman United States Senator Ben Sasse is proposing the next House Speaker should not be a member of Congress, but rather come from outside the traditional realm of cautious politicians with bad approval ratings.

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John Boehner’s Huge Unpopularity Forces His Resignation

On Friday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) told GOP legislators he will resign in October. Boehner’s decision was likely prompted by at least 30 House Republicans who had threatened a no-confidence vote, which would leave Boehner in the uncomfortable position of needing Democratic votes to remain in his position.

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

California’s Kevin McCarthy Could be New Speaker

California’s own Rep. Kevin McCarthy, who replaced Eric Cantor as House Majority Leader, could take over as Speaker of the House following John Boehner’s surprise resignation, announced on Friday.

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Texas Democrats Join Cheerleading Team for Straus

AUSTIN, Texas — Four short days before the newly sworn Texas State Representatives will cast their votes for Speaker of the House, 45 Democrats have joined 73 of their Republican colleagues in openly cheering for the re-election of current Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio).