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Jul 23, 2015, 2:03pm EDT
  • October 29, 2015

    Paul Ryan was just elected speaker of the House — easily

    He was well above the margin he needed.

  • October 22, 2015

    Paul Ryan announces he's running for speaker — despite not getting everything he wanted

    The Freedom Caucus still has its most powerful weapon ... for now.

  • October 22, 2015

    Feminists should cheer Paul Ryan for taking a stand for work-life balance

    One of the powers of privilege is that when you speak out, people are more likely to listen.

  • October 9, 2015

    The House Freedom Caucus, explained

    One Republican’s take: "They’re just assholes."

  • October 9, 2015

    The affair allegations that derailed Kevin McCarthy's quest for the speakership, explained

    There's zero evidence it happened, but it's shaping politics.

  • October 9, 2015

    Play this game to see what it's like to be John Boehner

    Try to fund the government, stop Obama, and keep your job as Speaker of the House.

  • October 9, 2015

    Democratic congressman creates Craigslist ad for speaker of the House position

    Responsibilities include keeping the government open and explaining the concept of compromise.

  • October 9, 2015

    And just like that, Boehner's back?

    John Boehner's big advantage: He doesn't have to be elected speaker of the House.

  • October 9, 2015

    Why the House GOP is such a shitshow

    A Speaker has to retain the loyalty of an enormous supermajority in his or her party to be elected.

  • October 9, 2015

    House Republicans should elect Mitt Romney speaker. No, really.

    Romney for speaker: The case is stronger than I thought.

  • October 8, 2015

    Paul Ryan doesn't want to be speaker of the House. Republicans should elect him anyway.

    If he can't do it, no one can.

  • October 8, 2015

    No, there is not going to be a bipartisan speaker of the House

    It serves nobody's interests.

  • October 8, 2015

    The House Republican leadership crisis, explained

    The House Majority leader has abandoned his bid to be the next speaker of the House, exposing a deep rift within the House Republican Conference.

  • October 8, 2015

    Why speaker of the House the worst job in Washington

    "A lot of my colleagues who are very bright, very sincere, and very ambitious might be concerned that the next speaker for the remainder of this term of office might be volunteering to captain the Titanic," Rep. Frank Lucas said.

  • October 8, 2015

    Democrats and moderate Republicans should unite to elect the next House speaker

    Crazy times call for crazy governing solutions. Here's one way the House could elect its next speaker.

  • October 8, 2015

    Kevin McCarthy pulls out of speaker race, throws GOP into chaos

    The 50-year-old Californian was the strong favorite for the secret-ballot election among only House Republicans to succeed outgoing Speaker John Boehner.

  • October 2, 2015

    Jason Chaffetz might shake up the sleepy race to succeed John Boehner

    He's reportedly planning to enter the race.

  • September 30, 2015

    The House Republican civil war, explained

    The rebels in the House GOP won't win power, but the establishment can't annihilate them, either.

  • September 25, 2015

    Kevin McCarthy will (probably) be the next House speaker. The real race may be for No. 2.

    The conservative Freedom Caucus is likely to focus on getting one of its own elevated to majority leader, the No. 2 spot in the GOP hierarchy.

  • September 25, 2015

    Here's how the House will choose John Boehner's replacement

    It will be in public, and Democrats will get to vote too.

  • July 23, 2015

    Why it's so hard for Democrats to win the House

    The party faces some serious disadvantages.