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Steve Scalise picked as GOP speaker nominee, but struggles to lock down votes to win the gavel

CNN  —  House Republicans picked Rep. Steve Scalise as their nominee for speaker on Wednesday, but the Louisiana Republican lacks the votes needed to win the gavel and it remains…

Steve Scalise wins Republican vote for House speaker nominee

Several House Republicans were uncertain if they could elect a speaker quickly, given the sharp divide between supporters of speaker designee Steve Scalise and Rep. Jim Jordan. “It looks like…

Jim Jordan, Steve Scalise run to replace Kevin McCarthy

A woman walks past the US Capitol on Tuesday. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Washington and Congress have their own, often impenetrable, languages. So it may be somewhat confusing to assess what it…

Jim Jordan, Steve Scalise run to replace Kevin McCarthy

Republican lawmakers returning to Washington this week will do so without a House speaker, setting up a high-pressure situation to reach consensus on a candidate to wield the gavel –…