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Watch: Eric Cantor’s office calls in police to threaten singing immigrant children with arrest

A group of children calling for immigration reform were forced to leave House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) office on Thursday after Capitol Police officers threatened to arrest them. In a video posted to YouTube by the group Keeping Families Together, the children are seen in Cantor’s personal office singing:…

Republican House sets up government shut down with budget that defunds Obamacare

The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved an budget measure that would strip all funding from the Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare — or shut down the federal government. According to Talking Points Memo, the bill passed with a 230 to 189 vote along party…

Panera Bread CEO on living on $4.50 a day: ‘Food dominates my life’

Panera Bread founder and CEO Ron Shaich shared his experience living on the equivalent of the federal “food stamps” program with MSNBC host Chris Matthews on Thursday, following House Republicans’ move to slash it. “We all take food for granted: I need lunch, I get lunch. I need dinner, I…

Cantor staffer linked to ordinance that helped close Virginia’s busiest abortion clinic

The busiest abortion clinic in the state of Virginia has closed after a part-time Fairfax City councilmember and full-time staffer for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor pushed for a last-minute ordinance to place additional restrictions on women’s health clinics just as it was relocating to a new space. Court records…

Watch live: Cantor discusses the future of the GOP

House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor delivers a speech at the American Enterprise Institute concerning the future of the GOP. Watch live, broadcast on Feb. 5. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Cantor endorses Romney for president

WASHINGTON — Top Republican Eric Cantor endorsed Mitt Romney on Sunday for president of the United States, giving the frontrunner a boost as the primary nomination contest reaches a critical stage. Cantor’s endorsement, the first from a top member of the Republican congressional leadership, was seen as the strongest sign…

WATCH LIVE: GOP leaders address payroll tax bill

John Boehner, Eric Cantor and other Republicans discuss the payroll tax bill. Watch live:…

Facebook to help Congress expand online reach

WASHINGTON — Leaders of the Republican and Democratic parties in the US Congress are reaching out to Facebook to help develop online tools to connect with their constituents. They announced plans on Thursday to host a “hackathon” next month featuring members of Congress, their staffers, Facebook developers and others. The…

Maddow: Political discourse now linked to ‘Occupy’ protests

After showcasing the ways the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters planned to overcome the winter, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said on her show Tuesday night that the ongoing demonstrations have altered the political discourse of the United States. The demonstrations across the country “demonstrate why someone like [House Majority Leader] Eric…

Stewart: Cantor ‘sounds like a pussy’

Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart blasted House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) Monday for canceling his speech on income equality after learning that it was open to the public. “Pussy!” Stewart coughed. “Sorry. I meant to say, ‘You sound like a pussy.’” “Seriously, you’re going to give a speech income inequality,…

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