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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LISTEN: The Day Ahead – January 30, 2015

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Ukrainian peace talks kick off in Minsk and African Union leaders gather to discuss plans to confront Boko Haram.

Senate Approves Keystone XL Pipeline

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However, prospects of the Keystone XL pipeline being approved are grim as the White House has already issued a veto threat, and the Senate does not appear to have the 67 votes necessary to override that veto.

Graham Laying Groundwork For Potential 2016 Run

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“What I’m looking at is, is there a pathway forward on the ground in Iowa and New Hampshire for a guy like me? I don’t know until I look,” Graham reportedly told reporters on Thursday.

FCC Votes To Increase Minimum Broadband Internet Speeds

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According to the FCC, more than half of all rural Americans are currently unable to access the updated speeds set forth today, and hopes that this move will fast track that progress.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – January 29, 2015

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A new report challenges the economic, environmental and humanitarian case for biofuels.

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