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Last month
October 2023
US Republicans nominate new speaker amid bitter divisions in government
The party has been in a tailspin since a handful of hardliners forced out the House Speaker eight days ago.
'Be careful what you wish for': Both Republicans and Democrats may live to regret axing speaker
The ousting of speaker Kevin McCarthy is seen as a “big victory” for the hard-right, but at what cost?
Why was the US House Speaker ousted and what happens next?
This was one decision Republicans and Democrats were united on, as both sides deemed McCarthy untrustworthy.
US Republicans vote to oust the Speaker of the House of Representatives in unprecedented move
The first ouster of a speaker in the House’s 234-year history was supported by only a handful of right-wing Republican hardliners.
This year
China launches three days of military drills around Taiwan after US Speaker meeting
Taiwan’s defence ministry said eight Chinese warships and 42 fighter jets have been detected around the island.
US House speaker meets Taiwan president despite China's warning that he is 'playing with fire'
Beijing claims Taiwan as its own territory and balks at any official contact Taipei has with other countries.
US House speaker finally chosen after bitter Republican dispute
A far-right revolt in the party had extended the contest to a historic 15 rounds of voting.
McCarthy inches ahead in US speaker race after fierce rebellion within Republican party
The chamber is unable swear in members and begin its 2023-24 session.
Explainer: Why can't the House of Representatives elect a speaker?
Twenty hardline Republicans are blocking their party’s candidate, Kevin McCarthy.
US Congress plunges deeper into crisis as McCarthy again fails to win speakership
McCarthy has been unable to secure the majority needed across six voting rounds during a chaotic, rollercoaster 48 hours.
Deadlock deepens in US House showdown as Republicans again fail to elect speaker
US President Joe Biden called the Republicans’ struggles “embarrassing”.
Chaotic first day for new US Congress as McCarthy fails to win first vote to become House speaker
Divided Republicans failed to elect a speaker in the first round of voting.