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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,…

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…

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