More Eric Cantor Articles

  • Many House Republicans feel irrelevant, candidates say

    They may be in the majority, but many House Republicans feel irrelevant. That’s the problem both candidates for House majority leader promised to fix when they delivered their pitches to the rank and file at a closed door meeting. “I want every member to feel relevant again,” Rep. Raul...

  • Why Raul Labrador can't win his long-shot bid for a leadership post

    Rep. Raul Labrador returned to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to formally begin rounding up support from fellow GOP lawmakers in his uphill bid to become majority leader.

  • To stay in power, Kevin McCarthy must put conservatives ahead of K Street

    California Congressman Kevin McCarthy will likely win the election this week for House majority leader. Then he'll spend six months working to keep that job when House Republicans choose their leadership again, after the November elections.

  • Steny Hoyer: Another shutdown unlikely because Republicans 'are not stupid'

    The No. 2 House Democrat doesn't anticipate a repeat of October's partial government shutdown, saying Republicans “are not stupid” to again demand spending cuts and other conditions that led to last year's budget impasse. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said that despite deep ideological...

  • Why talk radio host Laura Ingraham is clashing with Raul Labrador

    Conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham on Tuesday warned Rep. Raul Labrador he is "squandering" an opportunity to win over conservative voters because of his support for increasing legal immigration. Labrador, R-Idaho, is running for House majority leader as an underdog conservative...

  • Here's what Raul Labrador told House Republicans a leadership race needed

    Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, on Monday night delivered a written appeal to fellow GOP House lawmakers, seeking their vote in Thursday's vote to elect a new majority leader. He told members that because of divisions within the GOP, “the race needs another voice.” Labrador, who took office...

  • Immigration reform moves to states; New York eyes citizenship after 3 years of taxes

    The frustration with Washington's inaction on any type of immigration reform has forced proponents to shift their attention to states such as New York where a new plan was offered Monday to grant citizenship and voting rights after an illegal immigrant pays three years of taxes. The...

  • Gallup: Eric Cantor's defeat the first of many more for incumbents

    Gallup has put House and Senate incumbents on the politically endangered list, predicting that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's upset defeat last week will be repeated around the nation because election indicators are at historic lows.

  • Here's how the next majority leader handled a similar job in the past

    If Rep. Kevin McCarthy becomes House majority leader in August as expected, it won't be the first time he's been in that kind of role. As a member of the California legislature, McCarthy was also a caucus leader. State Republicans who watched him in that job say he was a savant at cementing...

  • Wanted: 118 House Republicans with the courage to elect a real leader

    "The secret to happiness is freedom. The secret to freedom is courage." Thucydides penned that 2,500 years ago, and the House Republicans should be thinking on that line -- especially this week. There are 234 Republicans in the House, who are about to elect a new leader. Are there at least...

  • Eric Cantor: 'I don't have any regrets'

    Just five days after Rep. Eric Cantor's stunning defeat, the first sitting majority leader to go down to a primary challenger in history, the Virginia Republican denied that his loss had anything to do with being out of touch with voters in his district. Cantor said he didn't believe the...

  • Eric Cantor loss gives Republicans chance to become people's party

    Eric Cantor's single largest source of campaign contributions was Blackstone Group, the high-rolling financial titan in Midtown Manhattan.

  • How Eric Cantor's loss leaves the GOP with an uncertain future

    Less than 24 hours after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor got ambushed in a GOP primary, shell-shocked Republicans gathered in the basement of the U.S. Capitol. The Virginia Republican gave a short speech, saying he would give up his leadership post at the end of July. Then the man he was...

  • Zogby Report Card: 2008's 'audacity' and 'hope' crash land

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that over just seven days, his 2008 campaign promise of audacity and hope crash landed on issues overseas and closer to home.

  • It's not the Tea Party that's out of the mainstream

    Just when Tea Party obituaries were being sounded around the country, a Washington fixture of 42 years, Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran, gets forced into a runoff against upstart Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel.



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