04/24/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Eric Cantor, GOP's Rising Star, Runs Into A Rough Patch

A rising star in the Republican Party has dimmed over the past week.

House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (Va.), a politically shrewd up-and-comer in the GOP, has broken with his party on two high-profile issues. And the defections on last week's AIG bonus tax bill and the Obama administration's troubled assets plan have exasperated some members in the GOP conference.

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