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Jan 4, 2023, 10:00am EST
  • January 7, 2023

    McCarthy’s speaker chaos could make Democrats more powerful

    A fractured GOP could be good news for Democrats.

  • January 7, 2023

    How Kevin McCarthy (finally) became speaker of the House

    McCarthy was able to sway several far-right members of his party by agreeing to extraordinary concessions that will rewrite the politics of the House.

  • January 6, 2023

    The deal that may make Kevin McCarthy speaker, explained

    What we know so far about a proposal that could hand a lot of power to the hard right.

  • January 6, 2023

    Here’s how the Kevin McCarthy speaker debacle could actually end

    Four ways Kevin McCarthy’s historically bungled bid for House speaker could be resolved.

  • January 6, 2023

    What Kevin McCarthy’s concessions to right-wingers would mean for a functioning Congress

    They’d make it harder for him to run the chamber — and perhaps harder for Republicans to hold on to it.

  • January 4, 2023

    Kevin McCarthy’s once-in-a-century House speakership failure

    Republican Kevin McCarthy failed to become House speaker on the first ballot, something that hasn’t happened in a century.

  • January 4, 2023

    The real reason the chaos in the House should scare us

    Can this Congress actually pass a debt ceiling increase?

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