McCarthy introduces bill to fully fund Trump’s border wall

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) introduced a bill on Friday to fully fund President Trump’s proposed border wall, a chief campaign promise that Congress has struggled to deliver.The measure, dubbed…

Dems struggle to mobilize Latino voters for midterms

Democrats have a major edge when it comes to support among female voters, but they have struggled to lock down another key voting bloc: Latinos.While midterm voter turnout among Hispanics has historically been lower than other demographic g…

Dems look to women to take back the House after Kavanaugh fight

After Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, Democrats are looking for a silver lining: winning back the House.While the bitter nomination battle has revved up the GOP base – and boosted the…

Midterms put GOP centrists in peril

A potential blue wave and string of Republican retirements could wipe out a huge chunk of GOP moderates this fall, leaving an even more conservative House caucus behind them.Some of the most competitive races this…

Republicans start to pull plug on members

Republicans are performing critical triage to their midterm spending strategy as they seek to hold on to their House majority in a difficult midterm year.The House GOP’s campaign arm pulled the plug on its remainin…

Kavanaugh fight roils an already ugly political climate

Death threats. Heated protests. Nasty campaign ads.The political climate is growing increasingly ugly and personal in the Trump era, a sense that is being underlined by the confirmation battle over Brett Kavanaugh,…

Indicted lawmaker angers GOP with decision to run for reelection

Rep. Chris Collins’ (R-N.Y.) decision to remain on the ballot this fall despite his indictment on insider trading charges is drawing fire from Republicans, who believe it could put a safe seat at risk in a cycle where the…

Blue wave poses governing risks for Dems

A blue wave in November could do more than knock out the House GOP’s majority – it could also cause turmoil within the Democratic caucus next year.As a progressive wave grips the party – producing upset primary win…

Congress prepares to punt biggest political battles until after midterms

Congress is preparing to do what it does best: punt.In a spending deal reached this past week, lawmakers agreed to postpone fights over funding President Trump’s border wall and reauthorizing the…

Republicans mull new punishments for dissident lawmakers

House Republicans are chewing over a proposal to hold members accountable for not voting along party lines or signing discharge petitions – two acts of rebellion that GOP leadership has had to grapple with this year….

McCarthy leads GOP charge against Silicon Valley

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is leading the charge against President Trump’s new favorite punching bag: big tech.The California Republican, who hopes to replace Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)…

Duncan Hunter agrees to step down from House committees

Embattled Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) has agreed to step down from his committee assignments, a GOP leadership source told The Hill.Hunter, who was indicted …

Duncan Hunter indictment scrambles California election plans

Rep. Duncan Hunter’s (R) indictment has put his traditionally red seat in Southern California in play this fall, further scrambling the GOP’s effort to hang on to its majority.Democrats had already planned to use t…

Boogeywomen — GOP vilifies big-name female Dems

Republicans have made attacks on high-profile Democratic women a key part of their strategy for holding onto congressional majorities.The GOP aims to cast rank-and-file Democrats as puppets of Minority Leader Nancy…

Republicans become entangled by family feuds over politics

Thanksgiving dinner could get awkward for some political families this year.Bobby Goodlatte, the son of retiring Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), raised eyebrows over the weekend when he announced that he had donated to…

Freedom Caucus ponders weakened future in minority

If Democrats wipe out the House GOP’s majority in this fall’s midterms, they could also severely weaken a group that has repeatedly been a thorn in their side: the conservative House Freedom Caucus.Life in the mino…

McCarthy’s path to Speaker gets more complicated

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) path to the Speakership just got a little more complicated.Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), a founding member of the House Freedom Caucus, threw his hat into …

House passes measure demanding DOJ documents

The House on Thursday passed a messaging measure demanding the Department of Justice (DOJ) hand over sensitive documents, in the process delivering a final warning shot to senior o…

Immigration overhaul on life support in the House

House GOP leaders will push ahead with a vote Wednesday on their compromise immigration bill, making one last effort to pass the measure even as key lawmakers express pessimism they have any shot of success.Lead ne…

Trump tweet may doom House GOP effort on immigration

President Trump on Friday may have doomed the chances for a House GOP immigration bill after urging Republican lawmakers to abandon the compromise effort they have been working on for weeks.The legislation was alre…