Eric Cantor

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of Calif. leaves a  Republican Conference meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, as candidates vying for House GOP leadership posts make their pitches to the rank-and-file in the tumultuous aftermath of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s sudden loss last week in his Virginia primary race. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House GOP elects McCarthy, Scalise to leadership

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California capped a meteoric rise through the ranks of power on Thursday, winning election as House majority leader as Republicans shuffled their leadership in the wake of Rep. […]

06/19/2014

Republican 7th District congressional candidate Dave Brat, center, arrives for a Rotary Club breakfast in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, June 17, 2014.  Brat defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in last week's Republican primary. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Brat makes 1st appearance since beating Cantor

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In his first public appearance since last week’s primary victory against Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Dave Brat said Tuesday he was “hitting the ground running” in his general election campaign, with […]

06/17/2014

FILE - This June 5, 2014 file photo shows protestors blocking traffic near the White House in Washington in response to President Obama’s decision to delay the deportation review he ordered from the Department of Homeland Security. To the frustration of many of his supporters, President Barack Obama is backing away from actions he could take unilaterally on immigration. Instead, he is kicking the issue to House Republicans despite mounting evidence they won't address the millions of immigrants living illegally in the US. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Obama delaying on immigration despite Cantor loss

WASHINGTON (AP) — To the frustration of many of his supporters, President Barack Obama is backing away from immigration changes he could make on his own. He is kicking the issue to House Republicans instead, […]

06/13/2014

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., leaves House Speaker John Boehner's office on the day after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., was defeated in the Virginia primary at the hands of a tea party challenger, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. McCarthy, the third-ranking GOP leader, informed fellow Republicans he intended to run to succeed Cantor, officials said. "I think he'd make an outstanding majority leader," Cantor said of McCarthy. "And I will be backing him with my full support."  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

In GOP upheaval, a front-runner – and discontent

WASHINGTON (AP) — California Republican Kevin McCarthy quickly amassed support to become House majority leader on Thursday, but his likely ascent shut conservatives out of the chamber’s top leadership jobs, leaving them fuming and exposing […]

06/12/2014

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 3, 2014, file photo, Chris McDaniel addresses his supporters at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg, Miss. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s loss to a tea-party backed challenger exposes anew the deep rift inside the Republican Party, caught in tug of tug-of-war between those willing to negotiate in the corridors of power and purists who demand absolute opposition to President Barack Obama. The next test could be six-term Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, who faces state lawmaker McDaniel in a primary runoff that’s well positioned to further the party’s lurch toward the right. (AP Photo/George Clark, File)

Tea party candidates try to build on Cantor loss

LAUREL, Miss. (AP) — Conservative insurgents rallied Wednesday to capitalize on the downfall of their party’s House majority leader, whose loss to a tea party-backed challenger put the differences dividing Republicans back at the forefront […]

06/11/2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., delivers a concession speech in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Cantor lost in the GOP primary to tea party candidate Dave Brat. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

House Majority Leader Cantor defeated in primary

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In an upset for the ages, Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, the second-most powerful man in the House, was dethroned Tuesday by a little-known, tea party-backed Republican primary challenger carried […]

06/11/2014

Eric Cantor

House OKs coverage plans short of Obamacare rules

WASHINGTON (AP) – Brushing aside a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House voted Friday to let insurance companies sell individual health coverage to all comers, even if it falls short of the required standards […]

11/15/2013

Food stamp cuts kick in as Congress debates more

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps will see their benefits go down starting Friday, just as Congress begins negotiations on further cuts to the program. Beginning in November, a […]

10/30/2013

From left, Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. and Senate Budget Committee Chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. leaving the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, following a meeting with President Barack Obama regarding the budget. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

House GOP, White House seeking end to budget fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say House Republicans are offering to pass legislation to avert a default and end the partial government shutdown as part of a package that includes cuts in benefit programs. Senior aides […]

10/11/2013

A damaged Capitol Hill police car is surrounded by crime scene tape on Constitution Avenue near the U.S. Capitol after a car chase and shooting Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Woman killed in DC chase thought Obama communicated with her

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Connecticut woman shot to death by police after she tried to drive through barricades outside the White House held the delusional belief that the president was communicating with her, a federal […]

10/04/2013

This 2011 photo provided by Dr. Barry Weiss, from the website of Advanced Periodontics in Hamden, Conn., shows former employee Miriam Carey. (AP Photo/Advanced Periodontics)

Mother says woman killed in DC chase was depressed

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Connecticut woman who was shot to death by police after a car chase that began when she tried to breach a barrier at the White House suffered from postpartum depression, her […]

10/04/2013

Sebastian Ramirez, 27, of Austin, Texas, hikes out of the Bright Angel Trail in Grand Canyon National Park, Tuesday afternoon. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Tom Tingle)

Dems, GOP trade blame for government shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — First slowed, then stalled by political gridlock, the vast machinery of government clanged into partial shutdown mode on Tuesday and President Barack Obama warned the longer it goes “the more families will […]

10/01/2013

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