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  • The bafflingly simple reason Raul Labrador had trouble campaigning for majority leader this weekend

    As Rep. Raul Labrador launched his upstart bid for House Majority Leader on Friday, he ran into a big problem: He didn't have his colleagues' phone numbers. House Republican members and GOP aides, in interviews with the Washington Examiner over the weekend, said that the Idaho Republican has...

  • 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.

  • Why are mainstream Republicans in Colorado afraid of Tom Tancredo?

    Panicked liberals and crony Republican elitists agree: Tom Tancredo would be bad for their Big Government and Big Business rackets. That's exactly why I support him in Colorado's June 24 GOP primary election for governor.

  • The surprising thing that Thad Cochran didn't know happened this week

    In light of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's stunning defeat in a Republican primary this week, national Republicans have looked with renewed concern toward Mississippi, where another incumbent, Sen. Thad Cochran, is facing an existential threat from an insurgent challenger in a primary...

  • Eric Cantor just got creamed for being out of touch, so he gets to anoint his successor as majority leader?

    All signs point to California Rep. Kevin McCarthy as successor to Virginia's Eric Cantor as House majority leader next week when the Republican conference votes. On Wednesday, as he came to grips with his shocking congressional primary loss to Randolph-Macon College Economics Professor Dave...

  • Eric Cantor was defeated for breaking one old rule and two newer ones

    It’s not often that something almost universally unexpected happens in American politics. Frequent public opinion polls and a variety of political media usually give political junkies a good idea of what to expect next.

  • Poll watch: Trouble for Democrats going into the midterms, discord in Republican Party

    As President Obama's approval rating continues its slow and steady descent into negative territory, the Tea Party battles to win over a majority of GOP voters, according to two polls released this week. The first poll, which comes from Bloomberg News, shows that Obama's favorability rating has...

  • Did Democrats lift Dave Brat to victory?

    Virginia's 7th Congressional District has always been friendly to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Until last night. Speculation abounds that rogue Democrats turned out for Tea Party upstart Dave Brat, and helped lift his campaign to victory in the Republican primary. One Virginia Democrat...

  • Dave Brat's win over Eric Cantor reminds us of what the Tea Party is --- and isn't

    Washington went into shock this week when House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., lost his primary to an unknown college professor named Dave Brat.

  • Why Dave Brat's win wasn't a victory for the Tea Party

    Don't call Dave Brat's win a victory for the Tea Party. The economics professor's shocking primary victory over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is undoubtedly a huge coup for Tea Party activists in Virginia. But it’s also a lot more than that, and framing his win in “Tea Party vs....

  • Eric Cantor will step down as majority leader July 31

    An emotional Eric Cantor announced to GOP lawmakers Wednesday that he would relinquish his post as House Majority Leader on July 31.

  • Tea Party groups that offered Dave Brat zero support sure are thrilled he defeated Eric Cantor

    A Tea Party candidate soundly defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., on Tuesday, sending shockwaves through the Republican establishment and the Democratic Party. And Dave Brat, the 52-year-old chairman of the Randolph-Macon College Department of Economics and Business in Ashland,...

  • It was a low-turnout election and other Eric Cantor-Dave Brat myths

    Fox News Digital Politics Editor Chris Stirewalt offers a useful corrective to four myths about Randolph-Macon Academy Professor Dave Brat's resounding 12-point defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

  • Will the GOP establishment back Dave Brat? Maybe, kind of

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's stunning 12-point defeat to a relatively unknown primary challenger has sparked concern among Tea Party activists who have conducted a long-running battle with the GOP establishment.

  • Did somebody say something about the Tea Party being over?

    Saying the immigration issue is why House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost to political unknown Dave Brat in Tuesday's historic Republican primary is to mistake the effect for the cause. Brat did talk a lot about the immigration issue during the final week before Tuesday's voting, but he could...



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