- McCarthy abruptly withdraws candidacy for House speaker Updated: Oct-08-15 11:26 pm
WASHINGTON - Confronting insurmountable obstacles, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy suddenly withdrew from the contest for speaker of the U.S. House on Thursday, shocking colleagues just before they were to vote and producing ever-deeper chaos for a divided Congress.
- House conservatives oppose McCarthy, search for alternative Updated: Oct-07-15 5:14 pm
WASHINGTON - The House's most hard-edged conservatives are anxious to derail Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's bid to become speaker, but they're outnumbered and their chosen candidate lacks support. That leaves the Californian the heavy favorite when Republicans pick their candidate to replace John Boehner on Thursday.
- After past opposition, SC delegation now seeks flood aid Updated: Oct-06-15 5:44 pm
WASHINGTON - South Carolina's congressional delegation is vowing to make sure the state gets federal help to recover from the historic flooding from massive rains.
- Kelley Paul files husband Rand's S. Carolina primary papers Updated: Sep-29-15 10:19 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Rand Paul is now officially a candidate in South Carolina's presidential primary.
- Boehner to leave as Congress confronts intractable issues Updated: Sep-26-15 2:36 am
WASHINGTON - House Speaker John Boehner says he had planned to resign at the end of last year but stayed on because he feared a leadership shakeup would create too much turmoil for House Republicans.
- Mulvaney joins GOP candidate Paul on South Carolina tour Updated: Sep-23-15 9:32 am
ROCK HILL, South Carolina - Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is touring South Carolina with one of his newest supporters - U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney.
- US Rep. Mulvaney backing Paul's GOP presidential bid Updated: Sep-21-15 12:08 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney announced Monday he would be supporting Rand Paul's bid for president, making him the first South Carolina congressman to officially back a Republican candidate seeking the 2016 nomination.
- GOP leaders face tough test in Congress to keep gov't open Updated: Sep-21-15 4:55 am
WASHINGTON - Congress' Republican leaders face stark tests as they fight to keep the government open past month's end, amid fears a shutdown could imperil their party's White House ambitions.
- GOP leaders face difficult battle to avert federal shutdown Updated: Sep-14-15 4:16 am
WASHINGTON - No government shutdown this year, Republican congressional leaders say. But with Congress, it's never easy.