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Pat Roberts on Tea Party's Challenge of Him: 'I Might Be Next'

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) told Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) that he may be the next victim of the anti-incumbent Tea Party mood sweeping America with the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor earlier this year, Politico’s Manu Raju reports. Show More Summary

Establishment GOP's Tactics Will Backfire

Earlier this year, the conventional wisdom was that the moderate establishment had taken control of the GOP back from the Tea Party and other "extremists." With Dave Brat defeating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Chris McDaniel...Show More Summary

'The Arroyo' Border Thriller: Action-Packed ... and Prescient

Our border is under assault, from within and without. And the American people are rising up. On June 10 Eric Cantor became the first House Majority Leader in the history of the country to be defeated in his primary. His opponent accused...Show More Summary

Politico: Breitbart Texas, Dave Brat Win Killed Amnesty

Breitbart Texas's reporting on the illegal immigrant children who were being warehoused along the U.S.-Mexico border and Dave Brat's primary victory over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) made Congress and President Barack Obama give up on amnesty legislation this year, according to a recent piece in Politico. Show More Summary

New House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy Pushes Border Security …And Amnesty

Majority leader Kevin McCarthy said he promotes amnesty after border security. National Review reported: Kevin McCarthy, the California Republican who replaced Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor as House majority leader, said that there is an “opportunity” to negotiate for the legalization … Continue reading ?

Polarized Politics Led To Cantor’s Defeat– and Cochran’s Victory. Why the “Uncommitted Center” Is So Important (Cantor part 2)

When House Majority leader Eric Cantor lost his seat to ultra-conservative David Brat, the Washington Post’s Ruth Marcus summed up the majority view among political pundits: “The episode offers a disturbing commentary about the poisonous, polarized state of American politics.” … Continue reading ?

Immigration Reform Is Dead. Washington Posturing Lives On.

Jim Manley: Immigration reform has been dead for months, long before House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary loss, but the idea was kept alive because no one wanted to be responsible for killing it.

Dave Brat Says Cantor’s Been ‘Supportive,’ Takes Shot at ‘Gotcha’ Media

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Remember Dave Brat? A few weeks ago his victory over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor rocked the political world. But Brat explained in an interview today that Cantor has actually been supportive of his campaign.

5 things we learned from Tuesday's primaries

Washington (CNN) – The establishment struck back. Two weeks after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary loss to a little-known and underfunded tea party challenger rocked the Republican Party, incumbent and mainstream GOP candidates came out on top in several high-profile primary showdowns. FULL STORY

Hope for Our Country

Former House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor's historic primary defeat has thrown the Republican Party into complete disarray at a time when Congress's approval ratings are at an all-time low. If we relied on Washington policymakers for hope and change, we would be feeling a lot of despair right now. Show More Summary

New House majority leader, a commercial space supporter, opposes a tool that supports commercial space

Last week House Republicans elected Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as their new majority leader, replacing Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), who was upset in a primary election earlier this month. This should be welcome news for the commercial space industry, as McCarthy has expressed support for the industry in recent years, including sponsoring legislation to “streamline” [...]

The Name Game: If A Brat Beats a Cantor Can A Teachout Beat a Cuomo?

The whirl of explanations for the stunning upset of Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor by Tea Partyer Dave Brat has dozens of explanations: Cantor took a liberal position of child immigrants; Cantor lost touch with the District; Cantor was part of the Republocrat deal-makers in Washington; Having no campaign money is an advantage. Show More Summary

Republicans Are Trying To Kill A Bank That's Been Around For 80 Years, And Big Business Is Freaking Out

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's stunning loss in his Republican primary introduced a number of potential unpredictable macroeconomic events into the 2014 calendar. But perhaps nothing stands to lose more than a bank that first came into existence in the New Deal era of the Franklin D. Show More Summary

Why Cathy McMorris Rodgers Could Be the Next Speaker of the House

Now that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his bid to return to Congress, the door is open for Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R - Washington) to make a play for John Boehner's Speaker seat, which insiders say Boehner will...Show More Summary

Eric Cantor spotted dining downtown

Hey, isn’t that… Rep. Eric Cantor and the fam, dining in a prominent booth at downtown Italian eatery Carmine’s? Seems the recently vanquished former House majority leader, who was ousted in a surprise GOP primary defeat for his Virginia seat, was in need of some comfort food judging by the platters of penne, veal, and […]

Claudia Tenney Hopes to Ride David Brat Wave to Victory over Richard Hanna

Randolph-Macon economics professor David Brat attributed his stunning victory over Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Virginia in part to the negative ads that Cantor ran on television, which he said boosted his name recognition. Now, in New York, a similarly outgunned primary challenger says the same thing may be happening there. Show More Summary

Blame Cantor, Not Immigration

Other Republicans who are bigger supporters of reform won their primaries. Talk about being kicked to the curb. A little-known, under-financed tea party challenger crushed seven-term Congressman and House Majority Leader Eric CantorShow More Summary

Bob Woodward Criticizes Press for Ignoring Possible Cantor Defeat But Misses Real Reason

Bob Woodward came close. Oh so close to discerning how much of the mainstream media were blindsided by the stunning defeat of former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in his congressional primary in Virginia. In fact, Woodward came so...Show More Summary

Feinstein on Schweitzer’s Prostitute Comment: ‘He’s Got a Large Mouth’

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer stepped in it last week when he said in a National Journal that interview outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) set off his gaydar, an interview that also contained some unflattering remarks about Senator Dianne Feinstein, whom he likened to a streetwalker. Show More Summary

Distinguished pol of the week

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) had a very good week. With Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s primary election loss, he becomes all the  more crucial to the policy direction of the House. He wisely took himself out of the running as majority leader, which these days makes you a target for tea party types and demands time away […]

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