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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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Cuba Removed From List Of State Sponsors Of Terror

The move paves the way toward restoring full diplomatic ties between the the US and Cuba

Poll: Pro-Choice Americans Dominate For First Time Since 2008

Half of Americans identify as pro-choice over 44 percent who identify as anti-abortion, according to a Gallup poll released Friday

U.S. Economy Shrank By 0.7 In First Quarter

The White House says the fall is due to a “result of harsh winter weather, tepid foreign demand, and consumers saving the windfall from lower oil prices,” but projects a 2 percent increase in the second quarter

TRNS News Notes- 5/29

Former Speaker Hastert indicted: Lying
Judge skeptical in House GOP lawsuit
Draw Muhammad cartoon contest: Phoenix
FIFA vote today amid corruption scandal
Baltimore bloodier/arrests drop – why?
WH: Iraq must step up

FIFA Pushes On With Presidential Vote Despite Scandal

Current president Sepp Blatter is seeking a fifth term despite the arrest of nine FIFA officials Wednesday, including two former VP’s

Friday, May 29

● Teen drivers put everyone at peril

● Suit tests EPA’s award of city to Indian tribe

● Mortgage broker gouged blacks and Hispanics

● Welfare participation climbed in 2012

● Cephalon fined $1.2 billion for anti-competitive tactic

● Drone attacks remain popular among Americans