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Tea party pot boils over with joy celebrating Cantor’s loss

Republican tea party forces are rejoicing and the party establishment is somber or altogether silent in the wake of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's...

The unknown who beat Cantor focused on budget, immigration

Tea Party Republican Dave Brat, who defeated House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a primary race on Tuesday, is an economics professor...

Eric Cantor goes down in flames in loss to tea party...

U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia lost to a Tea Party challenger on Tuesday in a stunning Republican primary upset that sent...

Even Eric Cantor has a tea party primary challenge

U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor could be the next House speaker, but first he has to get past a little-known, tea party-backed challenger...

Possible vote on raising U.S. debt in coming week

Republicans who control the U.S. House of Representatives have penciled in a possible vote next week on legislation to raise the debt limit, a...

Turn out the lights. John Boehner’s party as Speaker is...

Talk to any Republican, conservative or moderate, and they will say privately that John Boehner's future as Speaker of the House ended Tuesday night...

The wild-card in any hoped-for deal: What will John Boehner do?

As Democratic and Republican Senators close in on a deal that could bring resolution to the budget crisis that has sent the government shutdown...

Obama, Republicans start to talk about ways to end budget standoff

After weeks of ultimatums, President Barack Obama and House Republicans are exploring whether they can end a budget standoff that has triggered a partial...

Efforts to avoid default on debt torpedoed by Senate Democrats

Urgent efforts to prevent an economy-tanking U.S. default rose and then retreated with astonishing speed Thursday, as House Republicans floated a compromise and the...

Republicans start to realize their strategy isn’t working

With their leadership clinging to its strategy of demanding changes to the health care law, some rank-and-file Republicans acknowledged Saturday that ending the US...