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January 2023
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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.
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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.
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Explainer: Why can't the House of Representatives elect a speaker?
Twenty hardline Republicans are blocking their party’s candidate, Kevin McCarthy.
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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.
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Deadlock deepens in US House showdown as Republicans again fail to elect speaker
US President Joe Biden called the Republicans’ struggles “embarrassing”.
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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.