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

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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White House: Obama Does Not Support ‘Ongoing Effort’ To Defund Planned Parenthood

Senate Republicans are expected to hold a vote Monday in an effort to defund Planned Parenthood

White House To Respond To Petition Urging For Extradition Of Cecil The Lion’s Killer

The petition, with 145,000 signatures on whitehouse.gov, calls for the extradition of Walter Palmer, an American dentist that has been charged for killing a famous lion in a Zimbabwe national park.

SIGAR: Taliban Fractured In Afghanistan, ISIL Growing

The Special Inspector Gen. For Afghanistan Reconstruction said that the Taliban is “increasingly fractured, with some commanders claiming allegiance to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.”

The World in 2:00 – July 30, 2015

The World in 2:00

India’s population will surpass China’s in 2022, according to a new survey of global demographics by the United Nations.

Senate Dems: GOP Risking Government Shutdown In Lieu Of Budget Deadlines

Senate Democrats said Thursday that a government shutdown is likely in October if Republicans continue focusing on defunding Planned Parenthood and not the looming budget deadline on Oct. 1.

Clinton Campaign Chair Blasts Republicans On Medicare

Sen. Rubio claims Medicare “weakened us as a people” while Sen. Paul calls Medicare “socialized medicine,” according to Campaign Chair John Podestra.