Keya Vakil
Keya Vakil is the deputy political editor at COURIER. He previously worked as a researcher in the film industry and dabbled in the political world.

How many votes are needed for Speaker of the House?

It usually takes 218 votes—a simple majority of the 435 members of the House—to become House Speaker, but due to two vacancies, only 217 votes are currently needed. For more than two weeks though, Republicans have failed to agree on a new leader, leaving the federal government paralyzed.

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Trump Wants to Cut Corporate Taxes Again

If Donald Trump returns to the White House in 2025—as polls suggest he has roughly a 50/50 chance of doing—slashing the tax rate for big corporations could be one of his top priorities, according to new reporting from the Washington Post. Trump and his economic...

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