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Rep. Paul Ryan elected new House speaker

...resignation prompted a month of GOP turbulence after the Freedom Caucus derailed the candidacy of the heir-apparent, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California. Establishment Republicans pressured a reluctant Ryan to seek the speakership, viewing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-10-29/rep-paul-ryan-elected-new-ho
Confederate symbol debate unresolved

...groups on both sides without the need for legislative involvement, according to his spokesman Kaleb McMichen.Senate Majority Leader Bill Cowsert, when asked if he anticipates legislation in January regarding Stone Mountain or other symbols replied...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-10-26/confederate-symbol-debat
McCarthy out of speaker race

...WASHINGTON - Confronting insurmountable obstacles, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy suddenly withdrew from the contest...Tim Huelskamp of Kansas, naming the Republican majority leader of the Senate.One immediate impact, however, might...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-10-08/mccarthy-out-speaker-race
Boehner leaving Congress

...midterms.He won a 2006 race to succeed Tom DeLay as the House's No. 2 Republican when DeLay stepped aside as majority leader. He took over as the top Republican in the House in 2007 after Democrats retook the chamber.As speaker, his tenure...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-09-25/boehner-leave-congress
Ga. lawmakers question lottery payouts to HOPE scholarships

...the scratch-off games with the larger, instant prizes than the more profitable games based on drawings.Senate Majority Leader Bill Cowsert, R-Athens, challenged her."What keeps coming back to me is the fact that the lottery is compelled...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-09-15/ga-lawmakers-question-lo
House Republicans nominate Paul Ryan as speaker

...presidential and congressional elections.Boehner's departure ? and the derailing of his expected successor, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. ? were prompted by hostility from hard-line conservatives, including several dozen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-10-28/house-republicans-nominate-p
Fort Gordon, SRS funds caught in Obama's defense bill veto

...and turmoil, protecting our military is essential," Rep. Rick Allen, of Augusta, said in a statement. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said Obama was sending the wrong message to U.S. military personnel."He took...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-10-22/fort-gordon-srs-funds-caught-
U.S. Rep. Rick Allen ready for new, post-Boehner chapter

...Boehner at the end of October, but congressional voting records suggest he might be most inclined to support House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who is considered the front-runner for the speaker's post.McCarthy made his candidacy official...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-09-29/us-rep-rick-allen-ready-new-pos
GOP needs an action figure

...Republicans' political ideologies were as unshakable, GOP House Speaker John Boehner wouldn't be resigning, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wouldn't wonder if he's next.They have themselves to blame. Not in recent political history...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-09-30/gop-needs-action-figu
No shutdown: House approves bill to keep government open

...16-day shutdown two years ago that Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and other top Republicans...for longer-term saving elsewhere in the budget.Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., the likely new House...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-09-30/no-shutdown-house-approves-b