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House OKs Elections Overhaul, but Senate Likely to Slam Door

WASHINGTON — Newly empowered House Democrats approved a centerpiece of their agenda Friday, a sweeping plan to reduce the role of big money in politics, ensure fair elections and strengthen ethics standards. But the leader of Republican-run Senate has pledged ...
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Bakersfield’s McCarthy Picked as House GOP Leader

WASHINGTON — Republican Kevin McCarthy easily won an internal party election Wednesday to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, a familiar role for the underestimated scrapper whose top priority will be to protect President Donald Trump's agenda and try to ...
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Opinion: The Wave That Wasn’t

Call it the Oprah Election: You get a win! And you get a win! And you … Democrats win control of the House, along with all the chairmanships — and subpoena power — that come with it. Opinion Mi...

How Trump’s Energy, Excesses Drove GOP’s Erratic Campaign

WASHINGTON — Paul Ryan had to know it was coming. The minute the House speaker shot down President Donald Trump's latest campaign-season gambit on immigration — an assertion that he could rewrite citizenship rights with the stroke of a pen — Ryan had to be ...