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Protest causes GOP leader to cancel income inequality speech

Update: University disputes Cantor’s explanation for cancellation House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) canceled a planned speech about income inequality on Friday, after learning that his hosts at the University of Pennsylvania planned to make the event open to the public. The speech, largely anticipated to be the first major…

Cantor backtracks: Protesters’ frustration ‘warranted’

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) did his best Sunday to appear on the side of protesters in the Occupy movement after recently calling them “growing mobs.” “I, for one, am increasingly concerned about the growing mobs occupying Wall Street and the other cities across the country,” the Virginia Republican…

Rep. Eric Cantor: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ pits Americans against Americans

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Tuesday said that the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration in lower Manhattan pitted Americans against Americans when asked if he regretted calling the protesters a “mob.” “To sit here and vilify one sector of the economy, industries, etc. is not helpful,” he said, according…

Dem campaign committee: Support ‘Occupy,’ beat GOP

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) sent a petition to supporters, asking them to back the Occupy Wall Street protests against corporate greed. The DCCC, which tries to elect Democrats to the House of Representatives, is the latest left group to come out in support of the protests that have…

Cantor ‘concerned about growing mobs’ at Occupy Wall Street

At the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C Friday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) referred to the Occupy Wall Street protests as “growing mobs.” “This administration’s policies have resulted in an assault on many of our nation’s bedrock principles,” Cantor declared. “If you read the newspapers today, I, for…

House passes spending bill as showdown looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the House of Representatives regrouped Friday to approve a must-pass spending bill, but the prospect of a government shutdown loomed as Democrats said it would go nowhere in the Senate. Even in the face of rock-bottom approval ratings, the dispute suggested that lawmakers may not…

GOP spending bill fails in House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The House of Representatives unexpectedly defeated a bill that would fund the federal government past September 30 on Wednesday as dozens of Republicans broke with their party to push for deeper spending cuts. The unexpected outcome was an embarrassment for House Republican leaders who have at times…

House passes labor board bill after Boeing case

WASHINGTON — The US House of Representatives approved a bill Thursday that would ban the federal government from ordering an employer to shut down plants or relocate workers, even if labor laws were violated. Approved in a 238-186 vote in the Republican-dominated House, the measure stems from a labor dispute…

Republicans look to snatch NY Democrat stronghold

Voters go to the polls Tuesday in a special US congressional election for a heavily Democratic area of New York City where Republicans are hoping to score an upset and send a message to the White House. The Ninth Congressional district in Queens and Brooklyn opened up in June when…

WATCH LIVE: Obama pushes jobs plan in Cantor’s distict

President Barack Obama was scheduled Friday to deliver remarks on the economy and jobs in House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s district at the University of Richmond in Virginia. The speech was expected to begin at 11:40 a.m ET. Watch this live video from The White House, broadcast Sept. 9, 2011.…

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