The latest leadership test for the Republican Party will be settled by secret ballot

Dana Point, California CNN — A fresh family feud is boiling inside the Republican Party. As the GOP begins looking ahead to the 2024 presidential campaign – and following a disappointing midterm election and a disorderly race to elect House Speaker Kevin McCarthy – members of the Republican National Committee are set to elect a … Read more

McCarthy officially denies Schiff and Swalwell seats on the House Intelligence Committee

CNN — House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday officially denied Democratic Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell sit on the House Intelligence Committee. “I appreciate the loyalty you have to your Democrat colleagues, and I acknowledge your efforts to have two Members of Congress reinstated to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence,” McCarthy wrote … Read more

McConnell plans a backseat role as McCarthy battles the White House over the debt ceiling

CNN — Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell has engineered ways out of a devastating debt default in the past. This time may be different – ​​at least for now. Facing the riskiest debt ceiling standoff in a dozen years, Senate Republican leaders are planning to take a backseat role and let the newly empowered House … Read more

Joe Manchin says it’s a ‘mistake’ for the White House to want Democrats to address the debt ceiling without the GOP

Washington CNN — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said Sunday that it’s a “mistake” for the White House to want Democrats to deal with the debt ceiling without negotiating with congressional Republicans. “I think it’s a mistake because we have to negotiate. This is a democracy that we have. We have a two-party … Read more

Roe v. Wade anniversary highlights Republican split over abortion rights

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN — Sunday marks exactly 50 years since the US Supreme Court granted American women abortion rights with the Roe v. Wade ruling – and comes about seven months after that court opened … Read more

Debt ceiling: We’ve seen this drama before. Here’s how it ends

A version of this story appears in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN — The US has been in debt and arguing about it for its entire existence. The only two years in US history when there was no debt came as then-President Andrew Jackson … Read more

Santos named to two House committees even as he faces growing calls to resign

CNN — Embattled freshman Rep. George Santos has been awarded seats on two low-level committees after House Republicans debated where to put the New York congressman, who is facing mounting legal issues and growing calls to resign for extensively lying about his resume. Several GOP sources told CNN that the House Republican Steering Committee, controlled … Read more

White House shifts into damage control mode as document scandal worsens

CNN — The White House is scrambling to catch up classified documents controversy and to blunt a Republican effort to pin down President Joe Biden and get former President Donald Trump off the hook in his own secret records drama. Biden’s aides spent the weekend trying to clamp down on a misfiring communications strategy that … Read more

George Santos: Republicans shy away from resignation calls as Democrats renew push for more information

CNN — More House Republicans on Sunday stopped short of calling on embattled New York Rep. George Santos to resign, while two Democrats made a fresh push for more information from GOP leaders. Republicans back home in the GOP freshman’s Long Island district, however, doubled down Sunday on calls for him to step down. Santos … Read more

Republicans push anti-abortion measures with new majority

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are taking early action on abortion with their new majority, approving two measures Wednesday that make clear they want further restraints after the Supreme Court overruled the federal right to abortion last year. The new GOP-led House passed one resolution to condemn attacks on anti-abortion facilities, including crisis pregnancy centers, … Read more