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      Matt K. Lewis

      Matt K. Lewis is a senior contributor to The Daily Caller, and a contributing editor for The Week. He is a respected commentator on politics and cultural issues, and has been cited by major publications such as The Washington Post and The New York Times. Matt is from Myersville, MD and currently resides in Alexandria, VA. Follow Matt K. Lewis on Twitter @mattklewis.

Kevin McCarthy’s Benghazi Moment

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks at the John Hay Initiative in Washington September 28, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

In case you haven't heard, the presumed next House speaker recently raised eyebrows with comments about the Benghazi select committee. "Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right?" presumed future House speaker Kevin McCarthy told Sean Hannity. "But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping. Why? Because she's untrustable. But no one would have known any of that had happened, had we not fought."

Meet The New Boss: Can Kevin McCarthy Change The Culture?

8:52 AM 09/29/2015

Everyone seems to have concluded that Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy will be elevated to Speaker McCarthy, and this likely result raises an obvious question: Was it all worth it? Is McCarthy really that much of an upgrade over Boehner that this is cause for celebration?

Rubio Shows Conservatives How To Talk About Pope Francis

8:51 AM 09/23/2015

Marco Rubio put on a clinic Tuesday on how conservatives, who might differ with Pope Francis on economic issues, should talk about him. After all, the eyes of a billion Catholics (some of whom are literally sleeping in the streets of DC, hoping for a glimpse of Francis) are on us.

Carly Fiorina Plays The ‘Sexist’ Victim Card

1:26 PM 09/03/2015

Just as Carly Fiorina was starting to impress, she decided to play the victim card. "If I may say, and I don't say this very often --- the people who keep saying I'm in this for vice president, that's sexist," she declared Wednesday on Laura Ingraham's radio show.

The Coming Conservative Crackup?

9:17 AM 08/31/2015

Does the rise of Donald Trump signal the end of conservatism as we know it? It's premature to write the obituary, but one has to wonder if the patient isn't terminally ill.

Should We Vote For ‘Excitement’?

12:49 PM 08/27/2015

I work in an industry that covers politics the way TMZ covers celebrities and ESPN covers sports. So I probably shouldn't be surprised we've arrived at a point where excitement isn't merely the icing on the cake of a good candidate -- it's the whole damn cake.