How U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson helped derail a fight against election lies

BY: - November 21, 2023

Since 2020, the federal government and social media companies have scaled back their work to counter online disinformation — thanks in part, experts say, to the furious pushback from Johnson and other leading Republicans.

Who is Mike Johnson? New U.S. House speaker belongs to GOP’s religious conservative wing

BY: - October 26, 2023

Johnson voted to object to the 2020 election results from Arizona and Pennsylvania, even after a pro-Trump mob attacked the U.S. Capitol.

Mike Johnson of Louisiana elected speaker of the U.S. House after three weeks of stalemate

BY: and - October 25, 2023

Johnson was among the House Republicans who voted to block Pennsylvania and Arizona’s 2020 presidential election results following the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Mike Johnson of Louisiana picked as newest GOP nominee for U.S. House speaker

BY: and - October 25, 2023

Johnson is the fourth Republican nominee attempting to break the deadlock in the lower chamber that has been without a leader since Oct. 3, following the ouster of former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-California).

Emmer nominated for U.S. House speaker but drops out after Trump opposition

BY: , and - October 24, 2023

Emmer, the No. 3 Republican, has an uphill battle to coalesce a band of more than 20 hard-right Republican holdouts loyal to former President Trump.

U.S. House Republicans mull eight new candidates for speaker in advance of votes

BY: and - October 24, 2023

Monday’s nearly three-hour meeting was meant to produce a leading GOP candidate.

U.S. Rep. Dan Meuser says he’s out of the speaker race barely 24 hours after he got in

BY: - October 23, 2023

Pennsylvania U.S. Rep. Dan Meuser (R-9th District) said Monday night he would not continue in the race to become the next Speaker of the House, a little more than 24 hours after he announced he was a candidate. “We must, this week, come together as Republicans and elect a new speaker and get back to […]

Eight Republicans are running for U.S. House speaker. Here’s your guide to the field.

BY: and - October 23, 2023

The conference is expected to vote behind closed doors Tuesday to try to settle on a nominee, then bring that nominee to the floor.

U.S. Rep. Dan Meuser of Pennsylvania says he’s a candidate for Speaker of the House

BY: - October 22, 2023

Pennsylvania U.S. Rep. Dan Meuser (R-9th District) announced Sunday he was submitting his name for consideration as Speaker of the House.  Meuser was Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Revenue under then-Gov. Tom Corbett before he was elected to the House in 2018, and has been a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump. Meuser was among the […]

Perry says Jordan had ‘nothing to do with’ death threats against members of Congress, calls them ‘a red herring’

BY: - October 20, 2023

Several members of the House of Representatives reported receiving threatening messages amid the multiple rounds of votes for speaker.

Jim Jordan’s bid to be U.S. House speaker ends after rejection by GOP in closed meeting

BY: and - October 20, 2023

GOP Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania voted against Jordan Friday, one of three votes added to Jordan’s earlier deficit.

U.S. House gripped by paralysis again after GOP punts proposal for speaker pro tem

BY: , and - October 19, 2023

No new floor vote is scheduled for speaker nominee Jim Jordan of Ohio, House Republicans said following a tense, closed-door meeting on Thursday.