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

Photo/ Office of Cathy McMorris Rodgers

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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Iran’s Supreme Leader Pushes Parliamentary Vote On Nuclear Deal

“Parliament should not be sidelined on the nuclear deal issue,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in live remarks on state television, Reuters reports.

Stephen King And Sally Field To Be Honored At White House

The two are recipients of the 2014 National Medal of Arts.

The Word in 2:00 – September 3, 2015

The World in 2:00

China touts its peaceful aims while debuting state-of-the-art weapons at a WW2 parade and a new UN report warns Gaza could be uninhabitable by 2020.

Clinton Should Acknowledge Email Mistake

Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton addresses press over email controversy March 10, 2015. Photo/Luke Vargas TRNS

It’s time for Clinton to get ahead of the scandal.

Tom Brady’s Wins Appeal But NFL Fights Back

The judges decision on Thursday allowing Tom Brady to proceed in playing football this season without suspension may not be official, as the NFL will appeal the ruling.

Pentagon To Help Military Families Leave Turkey Amid Safety Concerns

The announcement follows the beginning of U.S. airstrike operations against Islamic State positions in Syria out of Turkey’s Incirlik Air Base last month.