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California Republican Kevin McCarthy preparing to deliver remarks after being elected Speaker of the House on the 15th ballot.

The U.S. House elected Kevin McCarthy speaker early Saturday after most of the chamber’s Republicans finally gathered behind him, ending a four-day stalemate that led to the most rounds of voting for a speaker since before the Civil War. Read more»

California Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy heads to the U.S. House chamber just after noon on Jan. 5, 2023, as the House began another day of votes on his bid to become speaker. 'We’re just going to keep working until we solve it,' he told reporters.

The U.S. House adjourned Thursday again without a speaker, racking up five more ballots throughout the day before members left the floor shortly after 8 p.m. Eastern, with some decamping to closed-door negotiations and others leaving the Capitol. Read more»

U.S. House of Representatives Reading Clerk Tylease Alli during the sixth vote for House speaker on Jan. 4, 2023. Republicans hold a slim majority in the chamber, but conservative holdouts who refuse to back Rep. Kevin McCarthy have led the chamber to a standstill.

U.S. House Republicans’ stalemate over who should lead the chamber for the next two years dragged on Wednesday, with Kevin McCarthy failing to get the votes needed to become speaker on three more ballots. Read more»

California Rep. Kevin McCarthy. House Republicans have an especially slim majority with just a four-vote margin to pass bills across the floor, or elect a speaker. 

Republican control of the U.S. House got off to a rocky start Tuesday when the party was unable to quickly decide who should become speaker amid a sharp disagreement within the party’s more conservative faction. Read more»

President Jonathan Nez (center), his Chief of Staff Paulson Chaco (left) and First Lady Perphelia Nez (right) take notes during discussions following the State of the Nation address at the Navajo Nation Council on Oct. 21, 2019.

Arizona has never elected an Indigenous person to Congress, but the demographics of Congressional District 2 lends itself to the possibility of electing the first Indigenous person to represent Arizona in Congress in 2024. Read more»

Eli Crane

Flipping a seat to the Republicans, Eli Crane has won the CD 2 congressional district that stretches across much of Northern and Eastern Arizona. Democratic incumbent Tom O'Halleran conceded the race after it became apparent Thursday night that he had no path to victory. Read more»

Ruben Gallego during the watch party for Arizona Democrats at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel on Nov. 8, 2022.

Unofficial early returns Tuesday night showed leads for Democrats Ruben Gallego, Greg Stanton and Raúl Grijalva of the 3rd, 4th and 7th Congressional Districts, respectively, in bids to hold their party’s seat majority in the House of Representatives. Read more»

Republican Eli Crane.

2nd Congressional District candidate Eli Crane has no government experience, no public email or phone number, his campaign office is a post office box and he apparently doesn’t live in the district he hopes to represent - but he is endorsed by former President Trump. Read more»

Protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol Building to protest a joint session of Congress to ratify President-elect Joe Biden’s 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump.

A rally planned for Saturday at the Arizona Capitol that aims to support “political prisoners” of the January 6 insurrection will feature speakers who are white nationalists, have endorsed Nazi ideology and are facing charges for storming the U.S. Capitol alongside GOP legislators. Read more»