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Eric Cantor to step down as majority leader at end of July, backs McCarthy as successor

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The majority leader said he would back House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy to succeed him.

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In shutdown blame game, Democrats and Republicans united: It’s the other side’s fault

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Democrats and Republicans, aware of what’s at stake in the coming messaging war, hone their strategies.

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Lawmakers scale back ambitions as government shutdown looms

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Deficit reduction? Rethink the tax code? Not so much. Congress is focused on the small ball.

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Boehner’s laid-back approach is considered both boon, bane for House Republicans

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The House speaker’s style will face a major test with the upcoming battle over immigration reform.

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Lawmakers can never stop thinking about hitting up contributors for cash, even if they’ve got a safe seat.