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  • Next man up? House GOP pushes reluctant Ryan to seek Speaker's chair

    10/09/2015 2:41:32 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 09, 2015 | Fox News
    Since House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., shocked his congressional colleagues early Thursday by withdrawing his name from consideration to replace John Boehner, R-Ohio, as Speaker of the House, Republicans have launched a relentless press aimed at convincing House Ways and Means Committee chair Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to put himself forward for the job. Fox News has learned that Boehner himself is imploring Ryan, Mitt Romney's running mate on the 2012 Republican presidential ticket, to put himself forward for the top job in the House, largely because Ryan is one of the few unifying figures in the House Republican Conference.
  • Kevin McCarthy's Exit Came After Personal Threat Over Affair Allegations

    10/08/2015 10:19:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics ^ | October 8, 2015 | Michael Calderone, Senior media reporter
    "Why not resign like Bob Livingston?”In the hours before House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) abruptly withdrew his candidacy to be the next speaker of the House, he was sent an email from a conservative activist threatening to expose an alleged affair with a colleague. The subject line: “Kevin, why not resign like Bob Livingston?” The email, sent just after 8 a.m. on Thursday, came from Steve Baer, a Chicago-based GOP donor known for mass-emailing conservative figures and Republican lawmakers. It was addressed to McCarthy and numerous others, including the personal account of Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.), who conservative media...
  • Obama administration linked to House-speakership blowup?

    10/08/2015 8:16:35 PM PDT · by amorphous · 36 replies
    WND ^ | 8 Oct 2015
    The reason Rep. Kevin McCarthy abruptly pulled his name from the running for the job as House speaker Thursday may be exactly as he explained – his untoward comments attributing a political purpose to a House committee investigating Benghazi. Or it may have been something else – as speculation swirled on Thursday about an alleged affair with another member of Congress. And if that was the case, one report is suggesting people look to the Obama administration for a level of involvement. Because the trail could link back to the administration’s Department of Homeland Security.
  • McCarthy exit baffles conservatives who were ready to deal

    10/08/2015 6:52:42 PM PDT · by 100American · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/8/15 9:35 PM | SUSAN FERRECHIO
    Conservatives were ready to negotiate a deal with Kevin McCarthy to perhaps deliver the votes that would make him the next House Speaker when he suddenly dropped out of the race Thursday. "I was surprised as anybody that he pulled out," said Rep Raul Labrador, R-Idaho. Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., another conservative, said he spoke to McCarthy just minutes before the announcement, but McCarthy didn't breathe a word about dropping out. But instead of getting a conservative pitch from McCarthy, he announced he wasn't the right person for the job. "We are just as stunned as you are," Mulvaney said...
  • Ted Cruz for House speaker?

    10/08/2015 5:24:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 8, 2015 | Rebecca Kaplan
    With the news that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-California, has dropped his bid for House speaker, the Republican conference is scrambling to find a new leader. Although speakers have always been members of the House of Representatives, it is in fact not a requirement written in the Constitution. Article I, Section 2 Clause 5 reads: "The House of Representatives shall chuse [sic] their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment." On a few occasions, lawmakers have voted for someone who isn't a member. Last January, when John Boehner was elected to serve as speaker...
  • Republican Rep. Charlie Dent Calls For "Bipartisan Coalition" To Select New Speaker

    10/08/2015 1:52:05 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 35 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October, 8, 2015 | Staff
    REP. CHARLIE DENT: The next Speaker should not appease those who make unreasonable demands. There are a number of members of our conference. You cannot get the yes on anything. For them the end will be the good. In my view it's come time to marginalize those members who doesn't want to be part of the governing majority. I've said for some time that in order to pass anything out of the House we need to assemble a bipartisan coalition whether it's on the continuing resolution, the debt ceiling, we will have to assemble a bipartisan coalition. That's the reality...
  • GOP Rep Dent:Conservatives "Fragged McCarthy","May Have To Assemble (Shortened)

    10/08/2015 1:40:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 8, 2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday on MSNBC, in commenting on House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) dropping out of the race for the Speaker of the House seat soon to be vacated by Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) said conservatives in the House “fragged,’ Kevin McCarthy.
  • FOX Host Bret Baier Blames Ted Cruz for McCarthy Dropping From Race for House Speaker (Video)

    10/08/2015 10:02:26 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 89 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-8-15 | Jim Hoft
    FOX Host Bret Baier Blames Ted Cruz for McCarthy Dropping From Race for House Speaker (Video) Jim Hoft Oct 8th, 2015 11:57 am Leave a Comment FOX News reported Bret Baier just blamed Senator Ted Cruz for Kevin McCarthy dropping from the race for Speaker. ** Kevin McCarthy dropped out of the race for Speaker this morning telling his GOP colleagues, “I Am Not the Right Person to Lead”
  • McCarthy drops out!

    10/08/2015 9:33:27 AM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 5 replies
    Former Congressman Charles Brownson, Indianapolis Republican, used to say, “I never quarrel with a man who buys ink by the barrel.” Maybe McCarthy should not mess with conservative bloggers who have 1's and 0's by the barrel. Sniff.
  • BREAKING: Kevin McCarthy drops out of Speaker of House race

    10/08/2015 9:36:43 AM PDT · by ru4liberty · 22 replies
    FOXNews
    Shock! No details on website yet.
  • Just Heard From Mark Steyn That Kevin McCarthy Has Dropped Out of Speaker Race

    10/08/2015 9:31:41 AM PDT · by murron · 15 replies
    Mark Steyn | Myself
    I have no more information. Just heard it on the radio.
  • MCCARTHY OUT. Drops out of race for speaker. Election postponed.

    10/08/2015 9:30:47 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 10 replies
    twitter ^ | 10/08/2015 | Jake Sherman
    Jake Sherman ‏@JakeSherman 10m10 minutes ago MCCARTHY OUT. Drops out of race for speaker. Election postponed.
  • Kevin McCarthy Abruptly Drops Out of House Speaker Race

    10/08/2015 9:36:59 AM PDT · by dragnet2 · 268 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/8/2015 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    WASHINGTON — Representative Kevin McCarthy on Thursday abruptly took himself out of the race to succeed John A. Boehner as speaker, apparently undone by the same forces that drove Mr. Boehner to resign.
  • Breaking-WMAL McCarthy drops bid for speaker

    10/08/2015 9:35:00 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 12 replies
    WMAL RADIO DC | WMAL RADIO
    WMAL Radion in Washington DC just announced Rep. Kevin McCarthy has dropped his bid for Speaker of the House
  • GOP's McCarthy dropping out of race for House speaker: NBCNews

    10/08/2015 9:31:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 78 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | October 8, 2015 | CNBC.com
    Breaking.
  • McCarthy is OUT!

    10/08/2015 9:32:22 AM PDT · by jdsteel · 30 replies
    free republic ^ | 10/8/15 | jdsteel
    Now THIS is getting interesting!!!!!
  • Kevin McCarthy just dropped out of race for speaker. (Just heard it on Rush)

    10/08/2015 9:30:35 AM PDT · by Signalman · 18 replies
    self | 10/8/2015 | self
    Kevin McCarthy just dropped out of race for speaker. (Just heard it on Rush)
  • House defeats attempt to dismantle Benghazi committee(No thanks to Kevin McCarthy)

    10/08/2015 5:50:22 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 5 replies
    was times ^ | 10/7/15 | David Sherfinski
    The House beat back an attempt Wednesday to dismantle the committee probing the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attacks as Republicans rallied around the controversial probe just two weeks before former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is slated to testify before it. Democrats have accused the Select Committee on Benghazi of being little more than a political attack machine designed to derail Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign, and have seized on comments by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy as evidence. ep. Louise Slaughter, New York Democrat, proposed disbanding the panel, but Republicans ruled that out of order and then voted along party...
  • House conservatives spurn McCarthy, flex muscle ahead of speaker vote

    10/08/2015 3:47:49 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 7, 2015 | Mike DeBonis
    A group of hard-line conservatives threatened to upend the Republican race to succeed outgoing House Speaker John A. Boehner, announcing on Wednesday it will throw its support behind a little-known Florida lawmaker to become the next speaker. The House Freedom Caucus’s backing of Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) ahead of a crucial internal party vote Thursday deeply complicates Majority Leader Kevin O. McCarthy’s bid to succeed Boehner. The group counts enough members — about 40 — to deny McCarthy the majority of the whole House he would need to claim the speaker’s chair. But in an opening for the California Republican,...
  • McCarthy faces possible floor fight in speaker bid as conservatives rally around Webster

    10/07/2015 6:14:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 7, 2015 | S.A. Miller & Tom Howell Jr.
    The conservative House Freedom Caucus announced Wednesday that it would back Rep. Daniel Webster to be the next speaker, which would provide enough support to the Republican conference to deny the position to establishment favorite Kevin McCarthy, the current majority leader. Emerging from a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill, conservative lawmakers pledged to present a united front in support of Mr. Webster, Florida Republican, signaling that the same rift in the conference that forced Speaker John A. Boehner to resign would continue to roil the largest Republican majorities in the House since the 1920s. Members of the Freedom Caucus, led...