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GOP’s McCarthy Slams California Democrats, Faces Heckling

SACRAMENTO — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy blasted his home state of California as out of touch Wednesday, criticizing leaders for increasing the gas tax and failing to get a handle on long lines at the Department of Motor Vehicles. At the same time, th...
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See How Valley Lawmakers Voted on Rejected GOP Immigration Bill

WASHINGTON — The Republican-led House rejected a far-ranging immigration bill on Wednesday despite its eleventh-hour endorsement by President Donald Trump, as the gulf between the GOP's moderate and conservative wings proved too deep for leaders to avert an el...

Ivanka Trump Hits Fresno For GOP Fundraiser

Unless you shelled out up to $5,000, the closest anyone could get to Ivanka Trump on Monday in Fresno was hundreds of feet away, separated by a wrought-iron fence. The First Daughter and presidential adviser...

The Next Speaker of the House: McCarthy or Pelosi?

Now that House Speaker Paul Ryan has announced his retirement from Congress at the end of this term, Dan Walters of CALmatters asks a logical question in his April 16th column: Will the second time be the charm for Bakersfield Congressman Kevin McCarthy? In...

Editorial: Valley GOP Must Call Out Trump for Vulgar Remarks

With Congress seemingly close to a bipartisan agreement that would protect Dreamers, fund border security and advance other aspects of immigration reform, President Donald Trump blew it all up with his mouth Thursday. Trump, according to The New York Times,...