Tag Archives: Eric Cantor

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

Eric Cantor

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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Cantor Tells Scandal-Plagued McAllister To Resign

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The Louisiana congressman has been embroiled with a scandal stemming from a video that surfaced of McAllister, who is married, kissing a female staffer.

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LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – August 22, 2014

The World in 2:00

The campaign for an independent Scotland enters the home stretch. The University of Aberdeen’s Michael Keating outlines the vote.

U.S. Pushes Back Against Entry Of Russian Convoy

The U.S. has called for Russia to remove the convoy from Ukraine immediately.

Reid Issues Apology Over “Wong” Joke

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (Photo by James Cullum)

Reid said that he has trouble “keeping his Wongs straight,” a reference to some of the speakers present at the event.

America’s Murder Rate Is Lowest In 50 Years

America’s homicide rate is its lowest since 1963.

White House Defends Bergdahl Exchange

“We strongly disagree with GAO’s conclusion and reject the implication that the administration acted unlawfully.”

Russian Convoy Enters Ukraine; ‘We Waited Long Enough’

The flag of Ukraine at the United Nations. Photo: Luke Vargas/TRNS

Ukraine claims Russian soldiers prevented border guards from inspecting trucks before crossing border into the eastern Donbas region.