President Donald Trump, center, hosts a reception for House and Senate leaders in the State Dining Room of the White House in January. Some of the participants are, from left, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.; House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin; and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield.
President Donald Trump, center, hosts a reception for House and Senate leaders in the State Dining Room of the White House in January. Some of the participants are, from left, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.; House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin; and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield. Susan Walsh The Associated Press
President Donald Trump, center, hosts a reception for House and Senate leaders in the State Dining Room of the White House in January. Some of the participants are, from left, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.; House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin; and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield. Susan Walsh The Associated Press

Kevin McCarthy displays his clout, for good and ill

February 24, 2017 05:30 AM