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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor loses GOP primary in stunning upset

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) will not be-relected this year after losing to Tea Party-backed challenger David Brat in the Republican primary race for Virginia’s 7th congressional district, the Associated Press reported Tuesday night. Cantor had been expected to defeat Brat, an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland.…

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:…

Rachel Maddow mocks Republicans: Nobody learned anything from Eastwood’s empty chair speech

It took MSNBC host Rachel Maddow just over 90 seconds to poke a hole in the latest Republican photo opportunity, as she highlighted the fact that they have blocked repeated efforts to negotiate with Democrats beforehand. Displaying a picture of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and seven GOP colleagues…

Cantor: ‘The government doesn’t create jobs’

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) on Sunday insisted that the Republicans had not wasted time by repeatedly attempting to repeal Obamacare instead of passing jobs bills because “the government doesn’t create jobs.” During a Sunday morning interview, Fox News host Chris Wallace told Cantor that Republican leadership had talked…

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…

Jon Stewart: STOCK Act is the ‘No Sh*t Sherlock Act’

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Wednesday turned his attention to the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act, or STOCK Act. The legislation that prohibits lawmakers and their staff from trading stocks based on information they learn during congressional briefings and related work, closing a loophole that allowed them…

Cantor refuses to admit Reagan raised taxes

Appearing on the CBS News program 60 Minutes on Sunday night, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) experienced an awkward moment when he was challenged to admit that his hero, President Ronald Reagan, did in fact raise taxes. Cantor was speaking with interviewer Lesley Stahl, who asked if he was…

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