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Dave Brat Wins Eric Cantor’s House Seat

GOP Candidate Dave Brat takes well over half the vote to win Virginia’s 7th District seat.

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Why Cantor Lost: UVA Center For Politics Weighs In

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) speaks to reporters from the Capitol, June 11, 2014. (Photo by James Cullum)

TRNS reviewed some of the finer points with Geoffrey Skelley, Associate Editor of “Sabato’s Crystal Ball” at the UVA Center for Politics.

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Cantor Backs McCarthy As Majority Leader Replacement

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) speaks to reporters from the Capitol, June 11, 2014. (Photo by James Cullum)

Cantor met with McCarthy and House Speaker John Boehner Wednesday afternoon.

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Eric Cantor Feels Heat Over Immigration ‘Boondoggle’

Photo: Geoff Holtzman/TRNS

Two Republican congressional candidates in Virginia say the federal investor-visa program is “ripe with abuse” and that it’s time for a House cleaning.

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Cantor’s Big Business Agenda Sparks Primary Challenge

FEELING HEAT: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's flexibility on immigration reform makes him vulnerable to charges that he has lost touch with conservative principles.

Dave Brat is challenging Rep. Eric Cantor in a Republican primary — and giving the House majority leader a verbal thrashing on immigration.

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White House: Obama Does Not Support ‘Ongoing Effort’ To Defund Planned Parenthood

Senate Republicans are expected to hold a vote Monday in an effort to defund Planned Parenthood

White House To Respond To Petition Urging For Extradition Of Cecil The Lion’s Killer

The petition, with 145,000 signatures on whitehouse.gov, calls for the extradition of Walter Palmer, an American dentist that has been charged for killing a famous lion in a Zimbabwe national park.

SIGAR: Taliban Fractured In Afghanistan, ISIL Growing

The Special Inspector Gen. For Afghanistan Reconstruction said that the Taliban is “increasingly fractured, with some commanders claiming allegiance to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.”

The World in 2:00 – July 30, 2015

The World in 2:00

India’s population will surpass China’s in 2022, according to a new survey of global demographics by the United Nations.

Senate Dems: GOP Risking Government Shutdown In Lieu Of Budget Deadlines

Senate Democrats said Thursday that a government shutdown is likely in October if Republicans continue focusing on defunding Planned Parenthood and not the looming budget deadline on Oct. 1.

Clinton Campaign Chair Blasts Republicans On Medicare

Sen. Rubio claims Medicare “weakened us as a people” while Sen. Paul calls Medicare “socialized medicine,” according to Campaign Chair John Podestra.