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 – November 21, 2014

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President Obama touts immigration reform in Las Vegas, Joe Biden pledges new assistance during a visit to Ukraine and the Japanese parliament is dissolved.

Pentagon: Sequestration Would Require “Drastic”, “Arbitrary” Cuts

The Department of Defense isn’t taking federal sequestration lying down.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – November 20, 2014

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Led by the United States, 22 countries pledge $9.3 for climate change adaptation, and impasse sets in ahead of a deadline in Iranian nuclear talks.

Florida State University Gunman Identified

Tallahassee Police confirmed the shooter at FSU’s Strozier Library early Thursday morning was Myron D. May, a lawyer and former FSU student.

Pentagon Denies Ransom Paid For Bowe Bergdahl’s Release

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held captive in Afghanistan for five years, was traded for five Taliban commanders in May.

Kerry: No Discussions On Iranian Nuclear Deadline Extension

It is unclear at this time what would happen if an agreement is not met by the deadline.