Kevin McCarthy

  • U.S. House of Representatives May 27

    History in the Making as House Cast Proxy Votes in Pandemic

    It’s a moment for the history books on Capitol Hill

  • impeachment Dec 10, 2019

    Rep. McCarthy: ‘This Is Not a Day America Will Be Proud Of’

    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy speaks about the announcement of two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

  • Donald Trump Nov 21, 2019

    China Demands Trump Veto Bills on Hong Kong

    China on Thursday demanded President Donald Trump veto legislation aimed at supporting human rights in Hong Kong and renewed a threat to take “strong countermeasures” if the bills become law. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act undermined both China’s interests and those of the U.S. in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. “We urge...

  • Donald Trump Nov 9, 2019

    Was Trump Call With Ukraine ‘Perfect’? GOP Scrambles to Decide

    Republicans have no unified argument in the impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump, in large part because they can’t agree on how best to defend the president — or for some, if they should. That would require a level of consensus that Trump’s call with the Ukraine president was “perfect,” as he insists. Or it would take a measure of GOP...

  • Donald Trump Oct 19, 2019

    Shifting Explanations From White House Alarm Some in GOP

    The shifting White House explanation for President Donald Trump’s decision to withhold military aid from Ukraine drew alarm Friday from Republicans as the impeachment inquiry brought a new test of their alliance. Trump, in remarks at the White House, stood by his acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, whose earlier comments undermined the administration’s defense in the impeachment probe. Speaking...

  • Donald Trump Sep 29, 2019

    What’s Next as House Committees Launch Impeachment Probes

    House Democrats are planning a rapid start to their push for House Democrats are planning a rapid start to their push for impeachment of President Donald Trump, with hearings and depositions starting this week. Democratic leaders have instructed committees to move quickly — and not to lose momentum — after revelations that Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate...

  • Donald Trump Sep 26, 2019

    Pelosi Says Complaint Shows Trump Was Engaged in a Cover-Up

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that a whistleblower’s complaint at the center of the House’s impeachment inquiry shows that President Donald Trump was engaged in a cover-up. Pelosi read from the declassified complaint, which alleges the White House tried to “lock down” details of Trump’s call with Ukraine’s new president after he asked him to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe...

  • Donald Trump Sep 26, 2019

    Pelosi: ‘This is a Cover-Up’

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks about the now public, declassified whistleblower complaint involving President Donald Trump. She says that alleged actions of wrongdoing described in the complaint reveal a “cover-up” by the White House.

  • Oakland Sep 17, 2019

    A’s Give Up Two in the Ninth, Fall to Royals

    Equipped with a one-run lead in the top of the ninth Monday night, Oakland A’s closer Liam Hendriks allowed a homer and two doubles to consecutive batters, and the Kansas City Royals went on to close out a 6-5 win at the Coliseum.

  • Donald Trump Aug 1, 2019

    At Rally, Trump Laces Into His New Democratic Foils

    President Donald Trump used a revved-up rally Thursday in Cincinnati to tear into the Democrats he has been elevating as his new political foils, attacking four liberal congresswomen of color and their party’s urban leaders, while also training fire on those he could be facing in 2020. But the president mostly avoided the racial controversy that has dominated recent weeks...

  • Donald Trump Jul 31, 2019

    Hard-Won Budget, Debt Deal Clears Senate, Advances to Trump

    A hard-won budget and debt deal easily cleared the Senate on Thursday, powered by President Donald Trump’s endorsement and a bipartisan drive to cement recent spending increases for the Pentagon and domestic agencies. The legislation passed by a 67-28 vote as Trump and his GOP allies relied on lots of Democratic votes to propel it over the finish line.

  • California Jul 24, 2019

    Rep. McCarthy: ‘There is No Obstruction’

    U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said Wednesday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony reinforced that there was no obstruction of justice and called for Democrats to move past the 2016 election.

  • Donald Trump Jul 23, 2019

    Fact Check: A Look at Trump’s and Miller’s Attacks on ‘The Squad’

    President Donald Trump and his top immigration adviser continue to criticize four progressive Democratic congresswomen known as “the squad,” but some of their claims twist the women’s words.

  • Donald Trump Jul 16, 2019

    House Vote Condemns Trump’s Tweets, Draws Some GOP Support

    In a remarkable political repudiation, the Democratic-led U.S. House voted to condemn President Donald Trump’s “racist comments” against four congresswomen of color, despite protestations by Trump’s Republican congressional allies and his own insistence he hasn’t “a racist bone in my body.”

  • Donald Trump Jul 17, 2019

    Congress Condemns Trump’s ‘Go Back’ Comments

    The House of Representatives has passed a resolution that formally condemns President Donald Trump’s so-called racist comments about four Democratic congresswomen of color.

  • Donald Trump Jul 16, 2019

    House GOP Leadership Defends Trump’s Tweets: ‘No,’ Not Racist

    Republican leaders in the House responded Tuesday to the outcry over President Donald Trump’s tweets during a weekly news conference to address the media. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said he didn’t believe Trump’s comments about four Democratic congresswomen of color were racist and Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., claimed GOP opposition to Democrats is based on policies and not “race...

  • Donald Trump May 24, 2019

    Arguments Over Rape and Incest Divide Abortion Opponents

    Even as the anti-abortion movement celebrates the sweeping bans passed in several states, it’s divided by a widening rift over whether those prohibitions should apply to victims of rape and incest. The debate pits those who believe any abortion is immoral against those who worry that a no-exception stance could be harmful to some Republican candidates in upcoming elections. A...

  • Donald Trump May 19, 2019

    Trump Tells Anti-Abortion Activists to Stay United for 2020

    President Donald Trump distanced himself from Alabama’s restrictive new abortion law by laying out differing personal views even as he urged anti-abortion activists to stay united heading into the 2020 election. In a series of tweets about abortion, Trump did not state whether he was for or against the Alabama law, which forbids the procedure in almost all circumstances, including...

  • Donald Trump May 9, 2019

    Congressional Leaders Eye Restoring Automatic Pay Hike

    A handful of senior House lawmakers, frustrated by a decade of frozen congressional salaries, are quietly exploring whether to accept an annual pay raise that they’ve shunned since Barack Obama was first president. It’s a longshot at best, requiring comity that’s in short supply in a Capitol riven with partisanship. More than two-thirds of House members have never gotten a...

  • Donald Trump Mar 26, 2019

    House Dems Fail to Override Trump’s Veto on Border Funding

    The Democratic-led House failed Tuesday to override President Donald Trump’s first veto, salvaging his effort to steer billions of extra dollars to erecting border barriers and delivering a victory to the White House in a constitutional and political clash that’s raged for months. Lawmakers voted 248-181 to overturn Trump’s veto, but that fell 38 votes shy of the required two-thirds...

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