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House Speaker Race

House Conservatives Not Sold On Paul Ryan For Speaker

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- To the delight of GOP leaders, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has finally come around and agreed to run for speaker -- as long as a few conditi...

Harry Reid Hopes Paul Ryan Becomes House Speaker

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says if he had his way, he'd pick Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to be the next speaker of the House...

Freedom Caucus Chairman Says They Would 'Look Favorably' On Paul Ryan For Speaker

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.11.2015 | Politics

As many Republicans urge Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to make a bid for House speaker, some hardline conservatives say he's been too willing to compromise ...

Newt Gingrich Shoots Down Speakership Buzz

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich caused some stir last week when he told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he was open to returning to lead the lower ...

Republicans Fear They May Need Dems To Solve Their Speaker Crisis

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Paul Ryan can't save the GOP, could Democrats? Many Republicans have been turning toward the Wisconsin representative as their best s...

The House Divided Cannot Stand: GOP Civil War

David Yankovich | Posted 10.08.2016 | Politics
David Yankovich

This fight for speaker may only last for a few weeks, but the battle for the party will last for much longer. This will drag into the presidential elections in 2016. The earthquake that is breaking the party apart is massive and an open GOP civil war is here now.

Chris Matthews Calls The GOP 'A Party In Revolt'

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 10.08.2015 | Media

News broke Thursday afternoon that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) had abruptly pulled out of the race for speaker, something that MSN...

Politicians React To Kevin McCarthy's Withdrawal From Speaker Race

The Huffington Post | Philip Lewis | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R), the favorite to replace John Boehner as House speaker, unexpectedly dropped out of the race Thursday. “I h...

Paul Ryan Won't Run For House Speaker

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said he will not enter the race for House speaker. “While I am grateful for the encouragement I’ve received, I will not be...

Conservative Group Goes Against Kevin McCarthy For House Speaker

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Oct 7 (Reuters) - A small but outspoken group of Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday threw their support behind ...

Jennifer Bendery

Allen West: I'm Not Going To Challenge John Boehner For House Speaker

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In case anyone was worried, freshman Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) said Monday he is not planning to challenge House Speaker John Boehner (R-...