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  • Obama: Republicans have 'gone off the deep end'

    10/10/2015 10:27:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 11, 2015 | Agence France-Presse
    Los Angeles (AFP) - President Barack Obama said the Republican Party has "gone off the deep end" with its messy failure to elect a new speaker of the House of Representatives. The Republican-controlled House was left in shock and disarray this week when Kevin McCarthy, the frontrunner to replace John Boehner, who has announced his resignation, suddenly withdrew from the race because of a revolt by conservatives. The challenge now is to find a consensus candidate who can soothe wounds and unite a fractious caucus. Obama addressed the drama at an expensive fundraiser at a private home in Los Angeles....
  • Rush Limbaugh: GOP Implosion Feared by ‘Establishment of Both Parties’

    10/09/2015 9:52:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 9, 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said Friday the reason why the mainstream media is not visibly celebrating Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)’s decision to drop his bid for House Speaker and the ensuing Republican Party implosion is because the perception is that conservatives have won a victory over Washington insider establishment individuals like McCarthy. Limbaugh told listeners: What it should tell you is that McCarthy obviously is a Washington insider, and his fall from grace as future Speaker obviously is bad news to the insiders or the establishment in Washington, both parties. And the reason for that is it is perceived...
  • Better Off Without Leaders Like These [Boehner, McCarthy, Ryan]

    10/09/2015 9:55:15 AM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 17 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 10/9/15 | Howie Carr
    Paul Ryan? Are you kidding me? Paul Ryan ... more like Paul Ryan-o, as in RINO. Republican in Name Only. All these fools were running around Capitol Hill yesterday like Chicken Littles, elbowing one another out of the way to get to their Fox liveshots. The sky is falling, the sky is falling! U.S. Rep. Peter King, RINO-NY, actually said yesterday, “People are crying.” Get a grip, pal. There are worse things than having nobody at the top. Having Barack Obama at the top comes immediately to mind. Last week, John Boehner decided to spend more time with his bartender....
  • Ellmers thanks lawmakers for 'prayers' amid affair rumors (Amnesty Pimp Renee denies affair)

    10/09/2015 8:39:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/9/15 | Jake Sherman , Anna Palmer and Lauren French
    Rep. Renee Ellmers stood up in a private meeting of Republican lawmakers on Friday and thanked them for their "prayers and support" after they received “nasty emails” accusing her of having an extramarital affair with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, according to multiple sources in the room. She did not mention McCarthy (R-Calif.) by name, detail the content of the emails or provide any other information. Sources close to Ellmers and McCarthy say the accusation is unfounded, and assert that it is being spread by a discredited troublemaker. McCarthy has publicly denied that any personal problems were behind his stunning...
  • It’s enough to make a grown man cry.

    10/09/2015 6:28:43 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-9-2015 | MOTUS
    We don’t know exactly what happened, all we know is that the attack left at least one man down.By all accounts it was an “alcohol fueled” incident related to “nightlife”  shenanigans. Little is known about the perpetrators at this point butt apparently there had been a confrontation between the two groups earlier.Early reports indicate that the wounds, while serious, do not appear to be life-threatening to the body.Even so the whole affair is enough to make a grown man cry.I sure hope they clear this mess on Capital Hill up quickly so we can get back to waging the war...
  • Next man up? House GOP pushes reluctant Ryan to seek Speaker's chair

    10/09/2015 2:41:32 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 09, 2015 | Fox News
    Since House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., shocked his congressional colleagues early Thursday by withdrawing his name from consideration to replace John Boehner, R-Ohio, as Speaker of the House, Republicans have launched a relentless press aimed at convincing House Ways and Means Committee chair Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to put himself forward for the job. Fox News has learned that Boehner himself is imploring Ryan, Mitt Romney's running mate on the 2012 Republican presidential ticket, to put himself forward for the top job in the House, largely because Ryan is one of the few unifying figures in the House Republican Conference.
  • Kevin McCarthy's Exit Came After Personal Threat Over Affair Allegations

    10/08/2015 10:19:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics ^ | October 8, 2015 | Michael Calderone, Senior media reporter
    "Why not resign like Bob Livingston?”In the hours before House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) abruptly withdrew his candidacy to be the next speaker of the House, he was sent an email from a conservative activist threatening to expose an alleged affair with a colleague. The subject line: “Kevin, why not resign like Bob Livingston?” The email, sent just after 8 a.m. on Thursday, came from Steve Baer, a Chicago-based GOP donor known for mass-emailing conservative figures and Republican lawmakers. It was addressed to McCarthy and numerous others, including the personal account of Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.), who conservative media...
  • Obama administration linked to House-speakership blowup?

    10/08/2015 8:16:35 PM PDT · by amorphous · 36 replies
    WND ^ | 8 Oct 2015
    The reason Rep. Kevin McCarthy abruptly pulled his name from the running for the job as House speaker Thursday may be exactly as he explained – his untoward comments attributing a political purpose to a House committee investigating Benghazi. Or it may have been something else – as speculation swirled on Thursday about an alleged affair with another member of Congress. And if that was the case, one report is suggesting people look to the Obama administration for a level of involvement. Because the trail could link back to the administration’s Department of Homeland Security.
  • McCarthy exit baffles conservatives who were ready to deal

    10/08/2015 6:52:42 PM PDT · by 100American · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/8/15 9:35 PM | SUSAN FERRECHIO
    Conservatives were ready to negotiate a deal with Kevin McCarthy to perhaps deliver the votes that would make him the next House Speaker when he suddenly dropped out of the race Thursday. "I was surprised as anybody that he pulled out," said Rep Raul Labrador, R-Idaho. Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., another conservative, said he spoke to McCarthy just minutes before the announcement, but McCarthy didn't breathe a word about dropping out. But instead of getting a conservative pitch from McCarthy, he announced he wasn't the right person for the job. "We are just as stunned as you are," Mulvaney said...
  • Ted Cruz for House speaker?

    10/08/2015 5:24:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 8, 2015 | Rebecca Kaplan
    With the news that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-California, has dropped his bid for House speaker, the Republican conference is scrambling to find a new leader. Although speakers have always been members of the House of Representatives, it is in fact not a requirement written in the Constitution. Article I, Section 2 Clause 5 reads: "The House of Representatives shall chuse [sic] their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment." On a few occasions, lawmakers have voted for someone who isn't a member. Last January, when John Boehner was elected to serve as speaker...
  • Republican Rep. Charlie Dent Calls For "Bipartisan Coalition" To Select New Speaker

    10/08/2015 1:52:05 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 35 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October, 8, 2015 | Staff
    REP. CHARLIE DENT: The next Speaker should not appease those who make unreasonable demands. There are a number of members of our conference. You cannot get the yes on anything. For them the end will be the good. In my view it's come time to marginalize those members who doesn't want to be part of the governing majority. I've said for some time that in order to pass anything out of the House we need to assemble a bipartisan coalition whether it's on the continuing resolution, the debt ceiling, we will have to assemble a bipartisan coalition. That's the reality...
  • GOP Rep Dent:Conservatives "Fragged McCarthy","May Have To Assemble (Shortened)

    10/08/2015 1:40:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 8, 2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday on MSNBC, in commenting on House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) dropping out of the race for the Speaker of the House seat soon to be vacated by Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) said conservatives in the House “fragged,’ Kevin McCarthy.
  • FOX Host Bret Baier Blames Ted Cruz for McCarthy Dropping From Race for House Speaker (Video)

    10/08/2015 10:02:26 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 89 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-8-15 | Jim Hoft
    FOX Host Bret Baier Blames Ted Cruz for McCarthy Dropping From Race for House Speaker (Video) Jim Hoft Oct 8th, 2015 11:57 am Leave a Comment FOX News reported Bret Baier just blamed Senator Ted Cruz for Kevin McCarthy dropping from the race for Speaker. ** Kevin McCarthy dropped out of the race for Speaker this morning telling his GOP colleagues, “I Am Not the Right Person to Lead”
  • McCarthy drops out!

    10/08/2015 9:33:27 AM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 5 replies
    Former Congressman Charles Brownson, Indianapolis Republican, used to say, “I never quarrel with a man who buys ink by the barrel.” Maybe McCarthy should not mess with conservative bloggers who have 1's and 0's by the barrel. Sniff.
  • BREAKING: Kevin McCarthy drops out of Speaker of House race

    10/08/2015 9:36:43 AM PDT · by ru4liberty · 22 replies
    Shock! No details on website yet.
  • Just Heard From Mark Steyn That Kevin McCarthy Has Dropped Out of Speaker Race

    10/08/2015 9:31:41 AM PDT · by murron · 15 replies
    Mark Steyn | Myself
    I have no more information. Just heard it on the radio.
  • MCCARTHY OUT. Drops out of race for speaker. Election postponed.

    10/08/2015 9:30:47 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 10 replies
    twitter ^ | 10/08/2015 | Jake Sherman
    Jake Sherman ‏@JakeSherman 10m10 minutes ago MCCARTHY OUT. Drops out of race for speaker. Election postponed.
  • Kevin McCarthy Abruptly Drops Out of House Speaker Race

    10/08/2015 9:36:59 AM PDT · by dragnet2 · 268 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/8/2015 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    WASHINGTON — Representative Kevin McCarthy on Thursday abruptly took himself out of the race to succeed John A. Boehner as speaker, apparently undone by the same forces that drove Mr. Boehner to resign.
  • Breaking-WMAL McCarthy drops bid for speaker

    10/08/2015 9:35:00 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 12 replies
    WMAL Radion in Washington DC just announced Rep. Kevin McCarthy has dropped his bid for Speaker of the House
  • GOP's McCarthy dropping out of race for House speaker: NBCNews

    10/08/2015 9:31:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 78 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | October 8, 2015 | CNBC.com
  • McCarthy is OUT!

    10/08/2015 9:32:22 AM PDT · by jdsteel · 30 replies
    free republic ^ | 10/8/15 | jdsteel
    Now THIS is getting interesting!!!!!
  • Kevin McCarthy just dropped out of race for speaker. (Just heard it on Rush)

    10/08/2015 9:30:35 AM PDT · by Signalman · 18 replies
    self | 10/8/2015 | self
    Kevin McCarthy just dropped out of race for speaker. (Just heard it on Rush)
  • House defeats attempt to dismantle Benghazi committee(No thanks to Kevin McCarthy)

    10/08/2015 5:50:22 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 5 replies
    was times ^ | 10/7/15 | David Sherfinski
    The House beat back an attempt Wednesday to dismantle the committee probing the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attacks as Republicans rallied around the controversial probe just two weeks before former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is slated to testify before it. Democrats have accused the Select Committee on Benghazi of being little more than a political attack machine designed to derail Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign, and have seized on comments by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy as evidence. ep. Louise Slaughter, New York Democrat, proposed disbanding the panel, but Republicans ruled that out of order and then voted along party...
  • House conservatives spurn McCarthy, flex muscle ahead of speaker vote

    10/08/2015 3:47:49 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 7, 2015 | Mike DeBonis
    A group of hard-line conservatives threatened to upend the Republican race to succeed outgoing House Speaker John A. Boehner, announcing on Wednesday it will throw its support behind a little-known Florida lawmaker to become the next speaker. The House Freedom Caucus’s backing of Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) ahead of a crucial internal party vote Thursday deeply complicates Majority Leader Kevin O. McCarthy’s bid to succeed Boehner. The group counts enough members — about 40 — to deny McCarthy the majority of the whole House he would need to claim the speaker’s chair. But in an opening for the California Republican,...
  • McCarthy faces possible floor fight in speaker bid as conservatives rally around Webster

    10/07/2015 6:14:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 7, 2015 | S.A. Miller & Tom Howell Jr.
    The conservative House Freedom Caucus announced Wednesday that it would back Rep. Daniel Webster to be the next speaker, which would provide enough support to the Republican conference to deny the position to establishment favorite Kevin McCarthy, the current majority leader. Emerging from a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill, conservative lawmakers pledged to present a united front in support of Mr. Webster, Florida Republican, signaling that the same rift in the conference that forced Speaker John A. Boehner to resign would continue to roil the largest Republican majorities in the House since the 1920s. Members of the Freedom Caucus, led...
  • BREAKING: GotNews.com Hit With ‘Cease & Desist’ Letter For McCarthy-Ellmers Affair Story

    10/07/2015 3:15:03 PM PDT · by blueyon · 64 replies
    Gotnews.com ^ | 10/07/15 | Charles C. Johnson
    "BREAKING: GotNews.com Hit With ‘Cease & Desist’ Letter For McCarthy-Ellmers Affair Story" GotNews.com has been hit with a cease and desist letter from the counsel of Congresswoman Renee Ellmers amid allegations of her own martial infidelity. GotNews.com stands by its story regarding the DC, NC, and Bakersfield rumors regarding an alleged affair between Congresswoman Renee Ellmers and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. We look forward to the opportunity to avail ourselves of deposition with seated members of congress should it come to that. The letter, reproduced here, was written by Thomas A. Farr, an attorney from Ogletree Deakins, a white shoe...
  • House defeats attempt to dismantle Benghazi committee

    10/07/2015 12:24:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 7, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    U.S. representatives beat back an attempt Wednesday to disband the House Select Committee on Benghazi, as Republicans quashed the latest push from Democrats to try to discredit the panel ahead of a hearing later this month featuring former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Rep. Louise Slaughter, New York Democrat and ranking member of the House Rules Committee, had introduced the privileged resolution, which cited recent comments Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy made about the work of the committee and Mrs. Clinton’s sagging poll numbers. The resolution was ruled out of order, and members voted to table an appeal of the...
  • Rep Devin Nunes: Kick All Republicans Who Won’t Support McCarthy On Floor For Speaker Out Of GOP

    10/07/2015 11:03:56 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 68 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/7/15 | Matthew Boyle, Alex Swoyer & Patrick Howley
    House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), an ally of House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) in the upcoming Speakership elections, tells reporters that he thinks any GOP House member who doesn’t back McCarthy on the floor should be kicked out of the GOP to go form their own third party. “We’ve been down this road several times and at some point you have to realize how elections work, how the Congress functions and how—what’s laid out clearly in the Constitution as a Democratic Republic,” Nunes says. Several conservative House members are considering bucking McCarthy on the floor...
  • House Democrat Alan Grayson files ethics complaint against McCarthy, Gowdy

    10/07/2015 9:17:17 AM PDT · by Theoria · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | 07 Oct 2015 | Jeremy Diamond
    Rep. Alan Grayson filed an ethics complaint Wednesday against House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy accusing the No.2 Republican of using taxpayer dollars to make political attacks against Hillary Clinton. The Florida Democrat, who himself was the target of two ethics complaints this summer, accused McCarthy and Benghazi Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-South Carolina, of violating "federal law and House rules by using funds appropriated to the Select Committee on Benghazi to oppose the presidential candidacy of Hillary Clinton," according to the filing. "This is a clear and unequivocal misuse of appropriated funds for political purposes," Grayson writes in the document,...
  • Hillary Clinton rips Benghazi probe, says GOP admitted it’s a ‘political partisan committee’

    10/05/2015 5:36:45 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/05/2015 | S.A. Miller
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday denounced the Congress’ Benghazi committee, seizing on controversial remarks by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy that she said proved the panel was political hit job aimed solely at her. Mrs. Clinton, who is scheduled to testify before the committee later this month, stopped short of backing calls by other top Democrats to shut down the committee, saying that is up to Congress. “Now that they have admitted that it is a political partisan committee for the sole purpose of going after me, not trying to make our diplomats who serve in...
  • Kevin McCarthy Hands Over Election to Hillary (Sorry, Kevin, we need an adult as Speaker)

    10/05/2015 5:51:31 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 24 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/4/15 | k parker
    The lede to this column is a deep, guttural groan that originates in the throat and expands into the lungs before collapsing in the pit of the stomach. How do you spell hmmmgrrrungh? What else is there to say about House Republicans' inability to get something right? And I say this with compassion, I really do. Because seriously? It's over. Done. Kaput. With Kevin McCarthy's recent response to the simplest question about GOP accomplishments in Congress, from the friendliest interviewer, Sean Hannity, a GOPer could hope for, the future may as well be called Democrat. Here's what McCarthy offered if...
  • Kevin McCarthy on Immigration: Potential House Speaker Supports 'Step-by-Step' Immigration Reform

    10/03/2015 9:29:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Latin Post ^ | September 29, 2015 | Michael Oleaga
    Current House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Republican congressman for California's 23rd Congressional District, announced his bid to succeed Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, as Speaker of the House of Representatives. With Boehner resigning, calls have reemerged to vote on comprehensive immigration reform, but what has been McCarthy’s immigration record? First, in an email to colleagues, McCarthy, representing a congressional district where 35 percent of the population is Latino, announced his bid for the speakership. "We have made real progress towards shrinking an overgrown federal government and reforming our broken entitlement system," McCarthy wrote. "But our work is far from done. We...
  • Kevin McCarthy Makes John Boehner Look Like Ronald Reagan

    10/02/2015 5:32:14 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 18 replies
    am spectator ^ | 10/1/15 | aq goldstein
    I saw House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's attempt to "clarify" his comments about how the Benghazi Select Committee affected Hillary Clinton's poll numbers to Brett Baier earlier this evening and I must say he does not inspire confidence. McCarthy makes John Boehner look like Ronald Reagan. Now I have no sympathy for Harry Reid who characterized McCarthy's comments as a "political witch hunt". Given Reid's attacks on the Senate floor against Mitt Romney and the Koch Brothers, it is a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black. But if Republicans are to offer a credible legislative program and...
  • Kevin McCarthy calls for no-fly zone over Syria (Joins Fiorina against Russia)

    10/02/2015 4:56:59 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 56 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/28/15 | Stephen Dinan
    The man poised to be the next House speaker said Monday that the U.S. needs to assume a more aggressive posture around the world, saying the key to foreign policy is making it “painful” for countries to misbehave. Rep. Kevin McCarthy backed calls for a U.S.-enforced no-fly zone over Syria, saying it would boost the fight against the Islamic State rebels and also curtail the Syrian regime’s ability to strike its own citizens.
  • Pelosi: Benghazi probe’s focus on Clinton breaks ethics rules

    10/01/2015 9:26:49 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 1, 2015 | S.A. Miller & Stephen Dinan
    Democrats are trying to shut down the Benghazi investigative committee two weeks before the panel is scheduled to hear testimony, saying a top House Republican unwittingly exposed the political goals of the long-running probe. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the California Republican who is the front-runner to be the next House Speaker, said in an interview this week that the committee, formed to probe the 2012 terrorist attack in Libya that killed four Americans, has been worth it because it exposed former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s email practices. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that while the probe should be...
  • Kevin McCarthy: I’ll ‘fight to win’

    09/30/2015 4:07:11 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 63 replies
    WMAL.com ^ | September 29, 2015 | CNN, via WMAL.com
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is pitching himself for the role of the next speaker of the House and says he’s the leader who will know how to pick his battles — and bring everyone to the table. McCarthy laid out his vision for the speakership Tuesday in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on “The Lead,” saying he wouldn’t shy away from a fight, but he wouldn’t enter one that was futile. “I’m willing to fight but I want to fight to win,” McCarthy said when asked about the call by some Republicans to force a government shutdown fight...
  • Kevin McCarthy: 'I think John Boehner deserves a B-' as speaker

    09/30/2015 3:23:02 PM PDT · by JediJones · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/30/2015 | David Sherfinski
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said he’d give John A. Boehner a grade of “B-” for the job he’s done as Speaker of the House. “I think John Boehner deserves a B-,” Mr. McCarthy, California Republican, said on Fox News’ “Hannity” program Tuesday evening. “Now look, you may disagree with me — he won a majority, we’ve got the highest margin we ever had before, we lowered the deficit … but you know what? There is a lot more.” He said the House has passed 300 bills this year that haven’t moved in the Senate.
  • Conservatives organize to 'Fire McCarthy'

    09/30/2015 1:59:24 PM PDT · by lward99 · 52 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 30, 2015 | KELLY COHEN
    Rep. Kevin McCarthy is not even Speaker of the House yet, but there is already a group ready to fire him. A group of prominent right-leaning organizations formed a coalition Wednesday dubbed "Fire Kevin McCarthy," pledging to remove the California Republican should he be chosen to replace John Boehner when he retires at the end of next month. "Having worked with Kevin McCarthy in the House, I'll admit he's a friendly guy," former Georgia Rep. Paul Broun said in a statement announcing the formation of the coalition. "But we need a dramatic change in House leadership — we can't afford...
  • EXCLUSIVE: #Boehner’s Replacement Is Carrying On Long Running Affair With Congresswoman

    09/29/2015 3:54:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    Got News ^ | September 25, 2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    Updated September 25, 2015… GotNews.com first published this article earlier this year and has received numerous confirmations about it since then. Neither McCarthy, nor Ellmers has denied it and now that McCarthy is next in line for the speakership of the House the affair has taken on new relevance. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (center) at the U.S. Capitol July 28, 2011 in Washington, DC. Multiple sources within Bakersfield, North Carolina, & on Capitol Hill tell Gotnews.com that Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Renee Ellmers (R-NC) have been carrying on a long-running affair since...
  • McCarthy on How He Would Differ From Boehner: ‘I Won’t Be As Tanned’

    09/29/2015 1:11:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 29, 2015 | 10:40 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    A reporter on Tuesday asked House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) how he would differ from John Boehner if McCarthy succeeds Boehner as House Speaker: “I won’t be as tanned,” McCarthy joked. “There’s a generational difference between us as well,” he added later. “I’m a little younger.” Speaking at a Republican leadership news conference on Capitol Hill, McCarthy praised Boehner as a “very good and decent man.” “We want to make sure that we’re closer to the people—that they feel this is their government, they’re in charge, and we serve them. Now, that’s not easy and it won’t change overnight....
  • Kevin McCarthy Declares Candidacy For Speaker Of The House

    09/28/2015 3:15:06 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 62 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 28, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), a California Republican, is running for Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. “I have decided to run for Speaker of the House and graciously ask for your support,” McCarthy said in a statement.
  • No McCarthy! Who? Meadows? Labrador? Freeper input appreciated

    09/25/2015 1:02:21 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 34 replies
    NA | 9/25/15 | Self
    Great news that Boner is resigning. I hear nonsense that McCarthy is next. That cannot happen. Mark Meadows did a lot to begin this back in August. He set the ball rolling. Does he want to be speaker? If so, we are obliged to support him. I remember Raul Labrador made noises that he would run for Speaker. Is he a good one to support if Meadows does not want the job? This post is to solicit informed input from Freepers who are much more knowledgeable than me. It cannot be McCarthy or we have just hit re-set.
  • Surprise Surprise, Kevin McCarthy Backs Amnesty (2014)

    09/25/2015 11:50:56 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Red State ^ | 1/22/14 | Daniel Horowitz
    We have a president who has tied the hands of our border agents, granted administrative amnesty, encouraged a new flow of illegal immigration, and is now demanding comprehensive amnesty, citizenship, and benefits for all illegal immigrants. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the third-ranking Republican in the House, is responding to the President with overwhelming force. Watch out, Obama: The third-ranking House Republican, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), said he backs granting legal status, but not a new pathway to citizenship, to millions of immigrants in the U.S. illegally. McCarthy stated his personal view on the contentious issue in an interview with KBAK/KBFX...
  • Rep. Kevin McCarthy: 'Immigration Reform Is Going to Happen (2013)

    09/25/2015 11:45:08 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    CNS ^ | 11/25/13 | Susan Jones |
    Is immigration reform dead? "No, immigration reform is going to happen," Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), the House Republican whip, told CBS's Bob Schieffer on "Face the Nation."
  • House Majority Whip: Legalize undocumented immigrants (Kevin McCarthy in 2014)

    09/25/2015 11:37:04 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Baskersfield Now ^ | 1/22/14 | Jose Gaspar,
    Republican leaders, including House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, of Bakersfield, are calling for the first time to give legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants living in the United States. The GOP leadership is in the process of drafting principles on immigration reform and will soon release a document that outlines the party's position on the politically sensitive and volatile issue. In a Tuesday evening interview with Eyewitness News, McCarthy said he is in favor of granting legal status to those undocumented immigrants who qualify. "The principles aren't written yet, but in my personal belief, I think it'll go with...
  • McCarthy backs path to legal status (2014)

    09/25/2015 11:29:47 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/22/14 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    The third-ranking House Republican is offering support for a path to legal status that would allow millions of undocumented immigrants in the country to work and pay their taxes. In a new interview published late Tuesday, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) hinted that those contours of legal status may be included in the immigration principles that House GOP leaders are poised to soon release. “The principles aren’t combined or written out yet, but in my personal belief, I think you’ll go with legal status,” McCarthy told KBAK/KBFX Eyewitness News in Bakersfield, Calif. “That it will allow you to work...
  • EXCLUSIVE– Mark Levin Warns House Republicans: Do Not Support Kevin McCarthy For Speaker

    09/25/2015 11:20:25 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9-25-2015 | Julia Hahn
    Popular talk radio host and best-selling author Mark Levin is warning Republicans in Washington: don’t replace outgoing House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) with Rep. Kevin McCarthy. (R-CA) Levin’s a tirelessly warrior against Speaker Boehner and the Washington establishment. “Kevin McCarthy is Eric Cantor with ten less IQ points,” Levin declares in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News. The radio star adds Republicans must learn their lesson and not repeat the mistakes they made following Eric Cantor’s historic fall from power—namely that Republicans must replace Boehner with a “principled conservative.” Levin explained that with the resounding defeat of the former-House...
  • [Kevin] McCarthy's feet getting held to fire: FLASHBACK TO 2003

    09/25/2015 10:13:44 AM PDT · by ElkGroveDan · 8 replies
    Bakersfield California via news archives ^ | November 15, 2003 | VIC POLLARD
    We told you so. That's what conservative Republican leaders in Bakersfield are saying about GOP Assemblyman Kevin McCarthy after reading media descriptions of him as a moderate on abortion and other social issues. They say that's not the way McCarthy described himself when he ran as a conservative in last year's primary election against Bakersfield Councilman Mike Maggard. They didn't believe McCarthy then, and they say his two faces are now being exposed. McCarthy says they're all wet. No matter what the media says about him, he insists he is a anti-abortion conservative on social issues and he has the...
  • New GOP Leader (Kevin McCarthy) Has Luck on His Side: LA TIMES 2003

    09/25/2015 10:02:27 AM PDT · by ElkGroveDan · 17 replies
    LA TIMES ^ | Nov 3, 2003 | George Skelton
    . . . McCarthy started out working free for Thomas, but soon was put on the payroll. He stayed 15 years, becoming the congressman's chief of staff in the district, where the McCarthy family goes back four generations. His great-grandfather was a cattle rancher, grandfather a railroader and father a fire chief. McCarthy is the first Republican. He became national Young Republicans chairman, won a seat on the Kern Community College board and last year was elected to the Assembly. McCarthy leans to the middle. He supports most abortion rights, but opposes spending tax dollars on abortions. . .
  • House conservatives warm to McCarthy as Speaker

    09/25/2015 8:48:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 25, 2015 | Scott Wong
    With Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) job in doubt, House conservatives have been holding internal talks about a new leadership coalition that could include Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as Speaker and more conservative members occupying lower rungs on the leadership ladder.