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Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Takes Job On Wall Street

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is moving to Wall Street, taking a job with investment bank Moelis & Co., the firm said. Cantor, 51 who resigned last month after an upset loss in a Republican primary in June, will be vice chairman and managing director at the 7-year-old […]

September 2, 2014

Eric Cantor To Resign From Congress

Washington (AFP) – Just hours after stepping down as U.S. House majority leader, Republican Representative Eric Cantor announced he would resign from his congressional seat later this month. Establishment heavyweight Cantor lost his seat to an even more conservative but virtually unknown challenger in a June election amid deep divisions within the Republican Party ahead […]

August 1, 2014

The Democratic Party Is The Only Home For Centrists

This is a letter to political centrists. For those of you alarmed that Rep. Eric Cantor was not conservative enough for Republicans in Virginia’s 7th congressional district, I encourage you to read Charles Wheelan’s The Centrist Manifesto. Wheelan, a professor of economics at Dartmouth College, puts to words what we can all sense: Partisan gridlock is […]

June 16, 2014

Where’s The Bread And Butter?

WASHINGTON — What if they held an election and nobody talked about how to improve people’s lives? The 2014 campaign is being waged against a backdrop of national news dominated by everything except the core economic worries of most Americans. Benghazi and Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have been getting more attention than job opportunities and student […]

June 16, 2014

Eric Cantor’s Opponent Beat Him By Calling Out GOP Corruption

by Lee Fang, Republic Report “All of the investment banks, up in New York and D.C., they should have gone to jail.” That isn’t a quote from an Occupy Wall Street protester or Senator Elizabeth Warren. That’s a common campaign slogan repeated by Dave Brat, the Virginia college professor who scored one of the biggest political upsets in […]

June 12, 2014

Race For Eric Cantor’s Post May Be Between Californian, Texan

By Evan Halper and Richard Simon, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — California and Texas bicker over so many things — who has the better scenery, the better jobs, the better quality of life. Now, the quarrel between the most and second-most populous states is shifting to a bare-knuckle battle over who can claim the more powerful […]

June 12, 2014

5 Times Eric Cantor Pandered To The Right Wing That Booted Him From Office

On Tuesday, voters in Virginia’s 7th congressional district deemed House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) just not conservative enough for re-election. Challenger David Brat, a little-known economics professor at Randolph-Macon College, handed Cantor a stunning 56 to 44 percent defeat in the Republican primary, and is now being touted as the Tea Party’s best underdog story. Given Cantor’s […]

June 11, 2014

Reminder To Republicans: The Tea Party Is Stealing Your Money

After David Brat pulled a stunning primary upset over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) in Virginia’s 7th congressional district on Tuesday, Tea Party groups almost immediately began dancing on the deposed incumbent’s grave. “The grassroots are taking their seat back at the table and returning accountability to Washington. Votes on Capitol Hill will be […]

June 11, 2014

Cantor To Resign As Majority Leader; GOP Leadership Scramble Begins

By Lisa Mascaro and Richard Simon, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — A battle royale emerged Wednesday among House Republicans jockeying to move up the leadership ladder after Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s stunning primary defeat to a tea party newcomer. Cantor, a seven-term Republican from Virginia, is expected to resign his post as the No. 2 […]

June 11, 2014

Analysis: Cantor’s Primary Loss Sends Shock Wave Through House

By William Douglas, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The jarring defeat of House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a Republican primary ripped through Congress on Wednesday, driving members to question whether the Virginia congressman was an isolated case or a broad warning sign likely to doom even slim chances of changes in such […]

June 11, 2014

Immigration Reform May Not Have Killed Cantor, But It’s Definitely Dead In The House

Eric Cantor’s shocking loss to David Brat in Tuesday’s Republican primary has been widely attributed to his occasional calls to reform America’s broken immigration system. But while it’s true that Brat hammered Cantor on the issue throughout the campaign, it’s not clear that “amnesty” was the reason that the House Majority Leader is soon to […]

June 11, 2014

Eric Cantor And The Tea Party Purge

WASHINGTON — In 1961, John F. Kennedy said: “In the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside.” In November of 2010, Eric Cantor said: “The Tea Party are … an organic movement that played a tremendously positive role in this election. I mean, certainly, it produced […]

June 11, 2014

Analysis: Cantor Loss Proves All Politics Is Local

By Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times The stunning primary defeat of Eric Cantor this week was, by any metaphoric measure, an enormous event: an earthquake, a volcanic explosion, a political tsunami. But, at bottom, it also underscored some of the essential truths of politics, none more so than that old chestnut — oft-quoted and ascribed […]

June 11, 2014

Washington Reels As Eric Cantor Loses To Tea Party Challenger

By Lisa Mascaro, Michael A. Memoli and Mark Z. Barabak, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — In a shocking political defeat guaranteed to upend Republican Party politics, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia lost his primary election Tuesday to a Tea Party newcomer who hammered the No. 2 leader on immigration reform. It was the […]

June 11, 2014

Eric Cantor Loses Republican Primary To Tea Party Challenger

In one of the most shocking political upsets in recent memory, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) has lost his re-election bid to conservative challenger David Brat. Brat, an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College, defeated the incumbent Cantor by a stunning 55 to 44 percent margin. The Associated Press called the election for Brat just after 8pm […]

June 10, 2014

Why Is Eric Cantor Afraid Of Immigration Reform?

UPDATE: Apparently, Cantor had plenty of reason to be worried. Shortly after 8pm EST, the Associated Press called Tuesday’s primary for Brat. When House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) faces college professor David Brat in Tuesday’s Republican primary, the results will widely be viewed as a signal of how dangerous immigration politics can be for Republican candidates. […]

June 10, 2014

How Eric Cantor’s Killing Immigration Reform

“Gentlemen, start your engines.” That message, played repeatedly in a commercial beamed on the Jumbotron at this year’s Indianapolis 500, had nothing to do with race cars. A coalition of faith, business, and law enforcement leaders used the iconic event to launch their call for House Republicans to get moving on immigration reform. “It’s time for effective, […]

June 6, 2014

Dave Brat: The Anti-Immigrant Thorn In Eric Cantor’s Side

After an April phone call between President Barack Obama and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), two conflicting stories of their conversation emerged. According to the Obama administration, the call was pleasant: The president wished Mr. Cantor a happy Passover and the two briefly discussed immigration reform. For Cantor’s camp, however, the call was an […]

May 15, 2014

How The Tea Party Won Before Tuesday’s Primaries Began

The battle for the soul of the GOP is on in 2014, as pundits assured us, and the so-called Republican establishment was determined to push back the extremist Tea Party. It was a believable narrative. In reality, however, the Tea Party had won before the primaries began. The once-fringe movement has successfully driven the GOP […]

May 14, 2014

The Entire GOP Agenda Is A Talking Point Designed To Mislead The American People

The GOP’s latest #Benghazi smoking gun revealed earlier this week illuminated two #shocking details. First of all, the White House and the CIA agreed on their talking points in the immediate wake of the tragedy of the deaths of four Americans at a CIA outpost in Libya. Secondly, government officials sometimes may use talking points […]

May 2, 2014
Private prisons, deportations

Labor Raises Pressure On Obama To Act On Immigration Reform

As House Republicans continue to block any progress toward comprehensive immigration reform, President Barack Obama is taking increasing criticism from pro-immigration reform advocates for his failure to bypass Congress and take action himself. An AFL-CIO memo released Monday morning outlined “four interrelated steps and concrete actions” that the Department of Homeland Security could take to […]

April 21, 2014

Republicans Are Still Struggling With Gender Pay Gap

On Tuesday, Democrats used National Equal Pay Day to try to exacerbate the Republican Party’s well-documented problems with female voters — and the GOP wasn’t able to come up with a very convincing response. Throughout the day, Democrats — led by President Barack Obama — slammed Republicans for their opposition to the Paycheck Fairness Act, […]

April 8, 2014

GOP’s Latest Obamacare Alternative Would Increase Uninsured, Deficit

The Republican Party’s latest Obamacare “fix” would actually strip 1 million Americans of their health care coverage, according to a newly released report from the Congressional Budget Office. The legislation in question is a bill authored by Rep. Todd Young (R-IN), which would change the rules governing the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate. Under the […]

February 26, 2014