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

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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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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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U.S. And Afghanistan Sign Bilateral Security Agreement

Obama said the agreement “reflects our continued commitment to support the new Afghan Unity Government.”

Americans Split On Level Of Government Activity

A Gallup poll shows that preference levels are similar to those in the past few years.

TRNS News Notes- 9/30

Fence jumper made it to East Room
Secret Service grilling today: Epic drama
Oh no! “Classified?”
Twitter wags on fence jumper’s romp
WH mops up Obama’s 60 Minutes inter

Cesar Chavez Has The Floor, Congress Tightens Gun Laws And Roosevelt Dedicates the Hoover Dam

Plus, the Berlin Airlift ends and James Meredith registers for class at the University of Mississippi.

Click here for: Tuesday, September 30

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● “Blind as a bat” has a new meaning

● Weight loss from coffee-soaked apparel? Don’t bet on it

● Pension-spiking suit attracts strange bedfellows

● Pair indicted for stealing Saddam’s guns

LISTEN: The Day Ahead – September 30, 2014

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The final day of the UN General Assembly, Afghan President Ghani will sign a Status of Forces Agreement and Microsoft is poised to unveil Windows 9.