House Democrats Set to Pick Hakeem Jeffries to Lead Party

WASHINGTON—Rep. Hakeem Jeffries is set to be chosen to lead House Democrats in the next Congress, making the New Yorker the first black man to lead a major political party and marking a generational shift after the departure of three longtime leaders. Democrats will vote on their new leadership on Wednesday, ending two decades under … Read more

McCarthy: Democrats could pick Speaker if Republicans ‘play games’ on House floor

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) warned his skeptics in the House Republican Conference against opposing him for House speaker. “We must speak with one voice. We will only succeed if we work together, otherwise we will lose individually. It’s very fragile – that we’re the only stopgap for this Biden administration,” McCarthy said on … Read more

Biden mulls 2024 plans as Democrats weigh generational shift

President Biden plans to use some time during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays to decide whether he wants to run for reelection, surrounding himself with family as he assesses his political future while giving himself a deadline early next year to officially announce. Biden, who just turned 80, remains in the minds of many Democrats … Read more

Hakeem Jeffries launches bid to be Nancy Pelosi’s successor

CNN — House Democrats appear likely to choose New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries to succeed Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a potentially historic move to elect the first black person to lead a party in Congress. Jeffries launched his candidacy for leader of the House of Democrats on Friday, promising his colleagues in a letter that he … Read more

McConnell congratulates Pelosi on ‘historic tenure’ and ‘path-breaking career’

On Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) praised Speaker Nancy Pelosi (California) for “concluding her historic term” as leader of House Democrats and her “significant career and innovative”. “The president and I have been at frequent and forceful disagreements over the years, but I have seen firsthand the depth and intensity of his commitment … Read more