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In the end, voters seldom fire incumbents

Congress is wildly unpopular. In fact, two-thirds of Americans want their own House member booted. And the tea party is dogging longtime Republican lawmakers. So incumbents...

Dave Brat stays in the background…for now

The giant slayer isn't quite ready for his close up. For the three days since Dave Brat took down House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in...

Paul backing Raul Labrador for Majority Leader

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is offering words of support for Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador, who has announced a longshot bid to become U.S. House...

Republicans face a political mess over immigration

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's startling primary loss this week to a tea party-backed opponent illustrates how the GOP finds itself paralyzed by immigration...

McCarthy front-runner for Cantor’s leader job

California Republican Kevin McCarthy secured a clear shot to becoming House majority leader on Thursday as his sole rival dropped his bid in a...

Tea party, as expected, gloats over Cantor defeat

A conservative underdog's swift dispatch of Majority Leader Eric Cantor is feeding tea party dreams in Mississippi and beyond in the 2014 midterm elections. Deeply...

White House finds no real joy in Cantor’s defeat

For years, the White House saw House Majority Leader Eric Cantor as a chief driver of Republicans' staunch opposition to nearly all of President...

Obama: Cantor loss didn’t kill immigration reform

President Barack Obama weighed in on the shock election defeat of Republican Eric Cantor on Wednesday, rejecting the argument that the ouster of the...

Hillary Clinton: Brat ‘ran against immigrants’

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor "was defeated by a candidate who basically ran against immigrants." In Chicago to promote...

Eric Cantor stepping down as House majority leader on July 31

Virginia Republican Rep. Eric Cantor says he will step down as House majority leader on July 31. He plans to stay in Congress but...