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Paul Kane, Chris Cillizza, Robert Costa and Ed O’Keefe
The majority leader said he would back House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy to succeed him.
Dam breaks on Shinseki, DCCC reserves fall airtime, Walker attorney talks settlement, EPA regulation could close coal plants
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Matea Gold, Philip Rucker and Ed O’Keefe
Democrats and Republicans, aware of what’s at stake in the coming messaging war, hone their strategies.
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Deficit reduction? Rethink the tax code? Not so much. Congress is focused on the small ball.
Republicans redefine “compromise” as asking for only some of what they want at gunpoint, rather than all of it.
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Paul Kane and David A. Fahrenthold
The House speaker’s style will face a major test with the upcoming battle over immigration reform.
Lawmakers can never stop thinking about hitting up contributors for cash, even if they’ve got a safe seat.