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  • Few tears are shed for Eric Cantor [Commentary]

    Few tears are shed for Eric Cantor [Commentary]
    The stunning primary loss of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the first ever suffered by any congressional leader of either party, may well reflect his Virginia constituents' souring toward his personal hubris more than any cosmic policy issue. Mr....
  • Young-gun Cantor couldn't overcome Brat's ground game

    About that stunning defeat. Conventional Wisdom, that self-righteous propagandist, has it that Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's trouncing by an academic, tea-sipping nobody marks the end of the GOP establishment. The tea-party...
  • Obama weighs direct action against insurgents in Iraq

    Facing the threat of sectarian conflict engulfing the Middle East, President Obama indicated Thursday that he may order direct military action in Iraq, a step he has ruled out since the U.S. ended its long war there. A number of former administration...
  • Tea party challenger makes long-shot bid against McCarthy for GOP leader

    Tea party challenger makes long-shot bid against McCarthy for GOP leader
    Conservative Rep. Raul Labrador will challenge California's Kevin McCarthy for the House leadership, a long-shot bid backed by outside tea party groups to boost a red-state Republican to majority leader. Labrador said Friday he was jumping into the race...
  • Dana Milbank: GOP not getting the message why Cantor lost

    — Eric Cantor, announcing to his House Republican colleagues Wednesday afternoon that he will resign as majority leader, recalled some wisdom given him recently by a Holocaust survivor: "Suffering is a part of life. Misery is a choice." It was...
  • McCarthy gets challenge from House GOP's right wing for No. 2 spot

    WASHINGTON The son of a Bakersfield, Calif., firefighter, Rep. Kevin McCarthy has hauled plenty of political hose to get where he is now, seemingly perched on the edge of real power in the U.S. House of Representatives. But he's still facing competition,...
  • The Cantor defeat: A voters' revolt against, but against what?

     The Cantor defeat: A voters' revolt against, but against what?
    Voters' revolts are always instructive. But first you have to figure out what the voters were trying to say. And in the days since Rep. Eric Cantor, the second-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, lost his GOP primary election, there's been...
  • Obama rules out sending ground troops to Iraq

    As Islamic militants pushed closer to Baghdad, President Obama on Friday ruled out sending American ground troops into Iraq or engaging in any long-term military campaign, saying, "We're not going to allow ourselves to be dragged back in." Obama said he...
  • Few tears are shed for Eric Cantor

    WASHINGTON -- The stunning primary loss of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the first ever suffered by any congressional leader of either party, may well reflect his Virginia constituents' souring toward his personal hubris more than any cosmic policy...
  • GOP House contenders begin the sprint for leadership

    WASHINGTON Palace intrigue hit overdrive Thursday as Republican Reps. Kevin McCarthy of California and Pete Sessions of Texas maneuvered for the No. 2 seat in the House of Representatives. From a standing start late Tuesday, after the shocking primary...
  • The fall of the House of Cantor? Hardly.

    From all the hand-wringing over soon-to-be-former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's astonishing defeat in a GOP primary Tuesday in Virginia, you might think he had been a conciliatory figure determined to keep the federal government on track even when...