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Here Are 3 Possible McCarthy Replacements

Though all of them face hurdles

(Newser) - After a historic day in the House of Representatives that ended with the legislative body adjourning without having elected a Speaker , it's not clear what will happen next—other than the fact that representatives will reconvene at noon Wednesday, PBS reports. A fourth round of voting is expected at...

McCarthy Fails to Win Speakership on First Ballot

House must keep voting until a speaker is selected

(Newser) - So who will be the next House speaker? After one round of voting in the chamber, the answer remains unclear. Frontrunner Kevin McCarthy, who served as House Minority Leader when Democrats were in charge, failed to get the necessary 218 votes on the first ballot, reports the Washington Post . Instead,...

McCarthy Confirms Bid to Become House Speaker

He didn't wait for confirmation of GOP victory

(Newser) - Control of the House is still up in the air after Tuesday's midterm elections, but with Republicans looking likely to take a slim majority in the chamber, senior caucus members are eyeing new positions. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, currently the House minority leader, announced his bid to become House speaker...

GOP Bid to Oust Liz Cheney Just Got Stronger
House's No. 2 Comes Out
Against Liz Cheney
the rundown

House's No. 2 Comes Out Against Liz Cheney

Rep. Steve Scalise backs Elise Stefanik to take Cheney's post

(Newser) - The tide turned more sharply against Rep. Liz Cheney on Wednesday with the No. 2 House Republican publicly calling for her ouster from her post over her continuing criticism of former President Trump . Rep. Steve Scalise, the House GOP whip, said via a statement that he's in favor of...

2nd Member of Congress Tests Positive for COVID-19

Lawmakers are being warned of possible exposure

(Newser) - A second member of Congress has now tested positive for coronavirus—and numerous other lawmakers are now in self-quarantine. Rep. Ben McAdams, a Democrat from Utah, announced Wednesday night that he has self-quarantined after testing positive, NBC reports. "On Saturday evening, after returning from Washington, DC, I developed mild...

Trump Gets Personal After Fox Host Interviews Scalise

He slams 'nasty, obnoxious' Chris Wallace

(Newser) - After Fox News host Chris Wallace clashed with House Minority Whip Steve Scalise over the impeachment inquiry in an interview Sunday, President Trump called him "nasty" and said he would never measure up to his father, late 60 Minutes lead reporter Mike Wallace. Scalise "blew the nasty &...

GOP 'Stunt' Delayed Pentagon Official's Testimony for 5 Hours
GOP Lawmakers' Storming
of Room Caused 5-Hour Delay

GOP Lawmakers' Storming of Room Caused 5-Hour Delay

House Republicans accused of flouting security procedures

(Newser) - Defense Department official Laura Cooper testified before House committees at a closed-door impeachment hearing Wednesday—eventually. The hearing was delayed for five hours after at least two dozen House Republicans stormed the secure area where Cooper was due to speak and staged a sit-in, demanding that the proceedings be opened...

A Year After Shooting, Scalise Returns to Play Ball

'It's been a long road to this day,' congressman says

(Newser) - Republicans and Democrats put aside the sectarian hostilities that have increasingly defined Washington and came together on the baseball diamond Thursday, a year after bullets from a would-be mass assassin shook Congress to its core. Democrats prevailed 21-5 in the 57th Congressional Baseball Game for Charity at Nationals Park. But...

Congressional Baseball Attack: Everything Went 'Exactly Right'

BuzzFeed recounts how a 'series of miracles' prevented a much larger tragedy that day

(Newser) - On June 14, 2017, a gunman with a semiautomatic opened fire on congressional Republicans and staffers practicing for a baseball game. The shooting, which injured Rep. Steve Scalise and four others, has been well covered, but a report at BuzzFeed provides what is perhaps the most in-depth account so far...

'I'm Back': Steve Scalise Returns to Congress
'I'm Back': Steve Scalise
Returns to Congress

'I'm Back': Steve Scalise Returns to Congress

It's the first time since the congressman was shot over the summer

(Newser) - To bipartisan hugs, tears, and a roaring standing ovation, a hobbling House Republican Whip Steve Scalise returned to the House on Thursday, more than three months after a gunman sprayed fire at a baseball practice and left the lawmaker fighting for his life . Scalise limped into the chamber on crutches...

Here's What Congressman Said in 1st Address Since Shooting

'I cannot wait til the day that I can get back home'

(Newser) - "I wish I could be there in person ... and I can tell you, 'I cannot wait til the day that I can get back home," House Majority Whip Steve Scalise said Thursday in his first words to a public audience since being shot during a congressional baseball...

Paul Ryan on GOP Call With Steve Scalise: 'Very Emotional'

House speaker says congressman must 'relearn' how to walk after shooting

(Newser) - Steve Scalise has had a rough go of it since he was shot during a baseball game in June, but the congressman has been slowly making headway in his recuperation, and Paul Ryan offered more insight Monday night into Scalise's condition, CBS News reports. The House speaker appeared at...

Steve Scalise Released From Hospital
'Excellent' News
for Steve Scalise

'Excellent' News for Steve Scalise

He was discharged from hospital Tuesday

(Newser) - Steve Scalise is out of the hospital. The House majority whip, who was injured in last month's shooting at a GOP congressional baseball practice in Virginia, was discharged Tuesday, Politico reports. The Louisiana Republican will now start "intensive inpatient rehabilitation," his doctors announced Wednesday. A statement from...

Rep's Campaign Ad Uses Footage From Mass Shooting

Mo Brooks is running for Jeff Sessions' Senate seat

(Newser) - Republican Representative Mo Brooks survived the mass shooting at a congressional baseball practice last month in Alexandria, Va., and now he is using his experience as a campaign ad, the Guardian reports. On June 14 James Hodgkinson opened fire on a group of Republican lawmakers, injuring Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise,...

Wounded Congressman Is Out of ICU Again

Steve Scalise's condition remains serious

(Newser) - House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, grievously wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice nearly a month ago, has been moved out of the intensive care unit of a Washington hospital but remains in serious condition, the AP reports. The Louisiana congressman and third-ranking House Republican underwent surgery last week...

Shot Congressman's Condition Worsens

Steve Scalise is back in intensive care

(Newser) - Lawmakers from both parties were praying for Rep. Steve Scalise on Wednesday night after the congressman's condition worsened and he was readmitted to the intensive care unit at a hospital in Washington, DC. The MedStar Washington Center Hospital says the Republican, who was shot during practice for a congressional...

Sarah Palin Is Suing the New York Times

Former Alaska governor says paper defamed her by linking her to Gabby Giffords shooting

(Newser) - Sarah Palin "took a stand" this week against the New York Times in a lawsuit claiming defamation. CNNMoney reports that the former Alaska governor filed her complaint, which seeks upward of $75,000 in damages, against the Times on Tuesday for an editorial it published right after the shooting...

State Dem Party Official on Scalise: 'I'm Glad He Got Shot'

Phil Montag removed by Nebraska State Democratic Party chair

(Newser) - The co-chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party's technology committee was removed Thursday following an expletive-filled rant about Steve Scalise, the GOP representative shot during a congressional baseball practice, the Omaha World-Herald reports. “I did not call for the congressman’s death,” Phil Montag says. But in a...

Doctors Update Scalise's Condition Week After Shooting

The representative has moved from 'serious' to 'fair'

(Newser) - House Majority Whip Steve Scalise continues to improve after being shot in the hip during a congressional baseball practice last Wednesday, CBS News reports. According to Politico , doctors upgraded the Republican representative's condition from "serious" to "fair" on Wednesday, saying he "continues to make good progress....

Good News on Scalise's Condition
Good News on
Scalise's Condition

Good News on Scalise's Condition

Wounded congressman is more responsive, upgraded to 'serious'

(Newser) - On Friday, the doctors caring for wounded congressman Steve Scalise held a sobering news conference in which they explained that Scalise faced an "imminent risk of death" when he first arrived at the hospital. On Saturday night, the House whip's Twitter feed had much better news: He watched...

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