February 24, 2024

Speaker Mike Johnson signals House won’t take up Senate’s Ukraine-Israel-Taiwan aid bill 

Robert Harvey holds a mixed flag of Ukraine and America outside the US Capitol on Feb. 12, 2024 in Washington, DC. Getty Images House Speaker Mike Johnson warned Monday that he might not bring the massive foreign aid bill being considered in the Senate up for a vote because it fails to address border security, […]

GOP pushes Speaker Johnson to start picking sides in its endless battles

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) is seen during a ceremonial swearing-in for a new House member at the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 28, 2src23. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Kevin McCarthy’s biggest antagonists gave Mike Johnson a honeymoon. But that’s over now, they say, and it’s time for the new speaker to start making some tough decisions.

Not an accidental speaker: How Mike Johnson positioned himself for the gavel

Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) gestures during voting for the new House speaker, at the U.S. Capitol, on Oct. 25, 2src23. | Alex Brandon/AP Much of the media has regarded Mike Johnson’s two-day-old speakership as something of an accident of history. But the record shows Johnson’s ascent was no accident. It was the culmination of a

‘Pure anger’: McHenry vents after acting speaker run

Rep. Patrick McHenry said he’s turning back to his work as chair of the House Financial Services Committee. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Rep. Patrick McHenry, fresh off a brutal three-week stint as caretaker speaker, revealed Thursday how exasperating the episode was and sounded less than confident about the House GOP’s ability to maintain its newfound unity:

Exclusive – Speaker Johnson Grants Clemency and Amnesty to the 25 Intransigents who Blocked Jordan on House Floor

Newly minted House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) is granting clemency and amnesty to the 25 intransigent House Republicans who violated the formal will of the House GOP conference when they took to the House floor to block a Speakership bid from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) earlier this year. Johnson formally declined

‘Watch your back’: Speaker Johnson squares off with Schumer

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson talks with reporters ahead of the debate and vote on supplemental aid to Israel, at the Capitol in Washington on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2src23. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP When Chuck Schumer and Mike Johnson talked one-on-one for the first time recently, the Senate majority leader urged the new speaker

House GOP calls for changing rules to boot a speaker — and some who ousted McCarthy may help

Kevin McCarthy cut deals with his opponents in order to get the speaker’s gavel after a grueling 15 ballots in January. | Francis Chung/POLITICO House Republicans who want to prevent a handful of their members from evicting another speaker could get help from a surprising group: the eight of them who helped dethrone Kevin McCarthy.

Mace: ‘I Am Going to Be Supporting Jim Jordan for Speaker’

Representative Nancy Mace (R-SC) said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that she intends to support Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) for Speaker following her vote last week to remove former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) from the position. Mace said, “I will tell you today, I am going to be supporting Jim Jordan for speaker for

Kevin McCarthy open to Being Consensus Speaker in Event of Deadlock

Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) signaled Monday that he is open to being a consensus Speaker candidate if House Republicans cannot decide who will lead the legislative body. McCarthy spoke to radio host Hugh Hewitt on if he would serve as the leader of the House in the event that Republicans cannot coalesce around

Speaker Mike Johnson at ‘March for Israel’ Rally: Calls for Ceasefire are ‘Outrageous’

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) addressed the “March for Israel” rally at the National Mall in Washington, DC, on Tuesday in which he voiced opposition to calls for a ceasefire between the Israel Defense Force  (IDF) and Hamas terrorists. “The calls for a ceasefire are outrageous,” Johnson said in his remarks, prompting cheers and chants

Rep. Mike Johnson Wins Republican Speaker Nomination

Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) is the latest Republican Speaker nominee, winning only hours after Rep. Mike Emmer (R-MN) won the nomination and later withdrew in the face of deepening opposition. Johnson, the vice chair of the Republican conference, entered the race for the first time Saturday, ultimately finishing second to Emmer in Tuesday’s first round

Trump backs Johnson for House speaker, urges Republicans to vote for him and ‘get it done fast!’

Former President Trump backed House Republican nominee Rep. Mike Johnson for speaker of the House, urging GOP lawmakers to vote for him during the floor vote Wednesday and to “get it done fast!” Before entering a Manhattan courtroom Wednesday morning for another day of proceedings as part of the civil trial stemming from New York […]

Dispute over Israel, Ukraine Aid Puts Speaker Johnson at Odds with Joe Biden, Mitch McConnell

Win McNamee/Getty Images Speaker Mike Johnson’s (R-LA) decision to split Israel and Ukraine aid puts him at odds with President Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). The House will return to session on Wednesday, when the chamber will take on a slate of issues, including potential

Bill Maher compares Speaker Mike Johnson to Maine shooter: Their differences are ‘thinner than you’d think’

“Real Time” host Bill Maher compared newly-elected House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., to the Maine mass shooter responsible for murdering 18 people and injuring 13 others.  During Friday night’s show, Maher repeatedly railed against Johnson’s devout Christian faith as a red flag but went even further by suggesting the Republican leader is mentally ill.  “When […]

Democrats Melt Down After GOP Conference Unanimously Elects Mike Johnson Speaker

Democrats had an utter meltdown after House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) was unanimously elected by the Republican majority to lead the House of Representatives, the first Republican to be unanimously elected by his conference since 2src11.  According to an emailed statement posted to X by Punch Bowl News founder Jake Sherman, President Joe Biden’s 2src24

6 things to know about the men (yes, they’re all men) who want to be speaker

The U.S. Capitol building is seen in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 23, 2src23. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Eight House Republicans are on the ballot Tuesday as contenders for House speaker — and while few of them have a whisper of a chance to get the near-unanimous GOP support they’ll need to win, their identities offer an

How a previously obscure House rule could decide the next speaker

A growing number of Republicans are demanding major reforms to prevent a rerun of the historic ouster of Rep. Kevin McCarthy. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Anyone who hopes to become the next speaker must first attempt to settle a raging debate inside the GOP conference: Should one House member maintain the power to pull another Matt

House GOP splits as party braces for key meeting in speaker race

Kevin McCarthy gave a roughly 3src-minute press conference at the Capitol on Monday, where he stressed the inability of the House to take legislative action. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Kevin McCarthy says he’s open to being speaker again. But his path is even more obstructed than before. While the crisis in Israel has undoubtedly injected urgency

‘Game on’: Jordan racing to secure votes as speaker vote looms

Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan is voicing confidence that he’ll be able to avoid becoming the latest Republican to be rejected by an increasingly divided conference. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Rep. Jim Jordan is racing to shore up his speaker bid, as his supporters urge him to take the fight to the House floor early next week

House Republicans push unity ‘pledge’ to guarantee a speaker

Rep. Mike Flood (R-Neb.) has spearheaded a two-paragraph pledge to vote “yea” on the floor for whoever wins the House Republican conference’s backing in the initial secret-ballot election scheduled for Tuesday. | Francis Chung/POLITIcO A majority of the House Republicans vying for the speakership signed a pledge Saturday aimed at saving the GOP’s next pick

California Dem calls McCarthy ‘a spectator speaker’

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) said the problem is that Speaker Kevin McCarthy is “only worried about his own job and keeping it” rather than those of Americans who would be impacted by the government shutdown. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Kevin McCarthy may have the title of House speaker but there are other Republicans holding the reins

Fox News Politics: Close (but no Speaker)

Welcome to Fox News’ Politics newsletter with the latest political news from Washington D.C. and updates from the 2024 campaign trail.  Subscribe now to get Fox News Politics newsletter in your inbox. HEIR JORDAN Republicans voted to designate Rep. Jim Jordan as nominee for House speaker Friday — then recessed for the day …Read more […]

Republicans weigh rules change to avoid House floor ‘chaos’ during speaker vote

House cannot help Israel without a speaker FOX News senior congressional correspondent Chad Pergram reports that having no speaker during an international crisis puts the House and national security in jeopardy. House Republicans walked out of a nearly three-hour conference meeting on Monday night united over a sense of urgency in needing to pick a […]

McCarthy to Gaetz: ‘Bring It On,’ I’ll Survive as Speaker

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that Rep. Matt Gaetz’s (R-FL) plans to come after his speakership will fail. Anchor Margaret Brennan said, “I want to start, though, on the news from Congressman Matt Gaetz, who says he’s going to seek a motion to vacate. He’s going to try to

Rep. Matt Gaetz Formally Makes His Move to Oust Speaker Kevin McCarthy

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) formally moved Monday to oust House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), filing a motion to vacate the chair. The House must vote within two legislative days on the motion itself or on a separate motion to table or dispense with it. Gaetz has threatened to bring the motion for weeks if McCarthy

Here are 4 of the likely contenders to replace McCarthy as speaker

Former Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s decision not to seek the top job again after being ousted by members of his own party caught many by surprise on Tuesday evening — while also creating a power vacuum to take over the gavel. GOP lawmakers have already started putting in calls to colleagues in the hours after McCarthy, […]

Exclusive—Ventry & Bruesewitz: Speaker Kevin McCarthy Kept His Promise to Bring Strong Oversight

For two years Joe Biden enjoyed Democrats having control of the House and the Senate. He rammed through unpopular policies, which led to skyrocketing inflation, higher gas prices, surging mortgage rates, spikes in crime, and record border crossings. It is no wonder that only 39 percent of Americans approve of his presidency, and another 65

China threatens to take ‘resolute countermeasures’ over meeting between Taiwan’s Tsai, House Speaker McCarthy

China has threatened to retaliate against the United States and Taiwan over a planned meeting between Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. Beijing has repeatedly alleged the U.S. and Taiwan are acting in secret to push for Taiwan’s independence and threatened “resolute countermeasures” should the two leaders meet. Tsai is scheduled to […]

George Mason students protest decision to host Youngkin as commencement speaker

George Mason University students on Tuesday protested the institution’s decision to select Virginia Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin as the 2023 commencement speaker.  Aproximately 100 of the 36,000 students enrolled at the university gathered on campus Tuesday to demand Youngkin be replaced as commencement speaker for the ceremony in May. George Mason University president Greg Washington […]

Tennessee House speaker pushes back on ‘false narrative,’ racism accusations after expulsion of two Dems

After two Black Democratic state lawmakers were expelled for joining anti-gun demonstrations last week, protests again engulfed the Tennessee Capitol Thursday.   Democratic State Rep. Gloria Johnson survived her expulsion vote but has since accused Republicans of racism, arguing she only remained in her position because she’s White.  Tennessee Speaker of the House Cameron Sexton, […]