Tag Archives: Eric Cantor

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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Cantor To Leave Office Aug. 18

Cantor asked Virginia Gov. McAuliffe to hold a special election for his seat on Nov. 4.

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Cantor Gives Final Floor Speech As Leader, McCarthy Takes Over

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“I shudder to think what the world looks like in five years for us and our allies if we don’t steel our resolve and stand tall with those who stand with us,” Cantor said.

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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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Aussie PM Meets Speaker Boehner in Capitol

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott visiting the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by James Cullum)

Abbott is on his first visit to the United States and Canada.

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McMorris Rodgers To Remain As Conference Chair, Won’t Seek Promotion

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McMorris Rodgers, the fourth ranking Republican in the house, had been largely considered to be on the short list to replace Cantor after he steps down at the end of July.

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Hoyer: Republicans ‘Deeply Divided and Dysfunctional’

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) speaks to reporters from the Capitol on Wednesday, June 1, 2014. (Photo by James Cullum)

“They just can’t get rid of me, but I’m going to work with whoever is there,” Hoyer told reporters from the Capitol.

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Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Says “Goodbye and Good Riddance” In E-Card to Cantor

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So much for manners.

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SHOCKER: Cantor Defeated By Tea Party In Primary

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As Majority Leader, Cantor, the second most powerful member of the House, spent nearly $1 million over the last seven weeks of the campaign, versus the $76,000 spent by Brat, an economics professor at Randolph Macon College.

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Senate Passes Fast-track Authority, Moves To Resistant House

The bill moves on to the lower chamber where it faces an inevitable battle from House Democrats.

Senate Rejects Currency Provision

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The failed provision is a win for President Obama who issued a veto threat over the entire fast-track bill if the amendment passed

UN: Women Disproportionately Affected by Nepal Earthquake

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Gender discrimination, a lack of maternal health facilities and poor security in temporary camps is making post-earthquake life difficult for Nepali women.

The World in 2:00 – May 22, 2015

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UN data shows women disproportionately affected by the Nepal earthquake and Irish voters are poised to legalize same-sex marriage in a national vote today.

Obama Signs Law Granting Congressional Review Of Iran Deal

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Congress will now be able to reject or approve a nuclear deal reached with Iran which is expected to be announced June 30

Obama Reaffirms Support For Israel, Defends Iran Nuclear Action

“It would be a moral failing on my part if we did not stand up firmly, steadfastly not just on behalf of Israel’s right to exist, but its right to thrive and prosper,” Obama said .