The status of the speakership has been declining for years. McCarthy's ouster is an extreme example in a sequence of events that have made the speaker more vulnerable — and thus weaker.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy still faces a bloc of conservatives who oppose any short-term funding bill to avoid a shutdown. He's trying to muscle through a partisan stopgap bill with border security.
Cannon resisted government regulation of business, supported protective tariffs and frowned upon change in general. It was said that had he been present at the Creation he would have voted against it.
Previous instances of presidential impeachment have each had contexts unique to their own political moments. These considerations have mattered as much as the alleged "high crimes and misdemeanors."
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is working to contain a revolt by hard-line members of his party that could threaten his job as speaker and a potential government shutdown.
A group of hard-line House Republicans say House Speaker Kevin McCarthy cannot win their support on spending by launching an impeachment inquiry into President Biden.
Some House GOP hard-liners say Speaker Kevin McCarthy shouldn't rule out a shutdown to achieve spending cuts and social policy changes sought by the far right of his party.
The House speaker says Republicans may launch an impeachment inquiry into President Biden. House GOP members have been investigating allegations of financial misconduct related to his son, Hunter.
The Treasury estimates the country could default on its loans early next month. But negotiators are still hashing out key provisions like whether to expand work requirements for federal assistance.
Joe Biden and Republicans in Congress cannot agree on a path forward to avoid debt default even though Americans want to raise the debt ceiling without cutting spending, according to a new NPR poll.