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This School Has 2 Congressional Candidates -- And Election Fever

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics

ASHLAND, Va. -- It's hard to find a student at Randolph-Macon College who hasn't heard that professors David Brat and Jack Trammell are vying to succe...

Cantor To Leave Congress Early

AP | By ALAN SUDERMAN | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After a stunning primary election loss, former Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Friday that he will resign his seat in the Hous...

Eric Cantor Steps Down As House Majority Leader

AP | By ALAN FRAM | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rep. Eric Cantor used his farewell as House majority leader Thursday to lament what he calls a diminished U.S. role in a world that...

How DC's Political Intelligence Biz Made Fat Cats Fatter

Michael Winship | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

As the revolving door spins faster than ever between jobs in government and corporate America, information and who you know are the currency that gets you through the tollgate, information that paying clients then use for ever greater profits and a competitive edge.

Tea Iced!

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last night, Senator Thad Cochran pulled off an upset of sorts, by defeating his Tea Party primary challenger in the rematch atmosphere of a "top two" runoff election. His chance of victory had been seen by many (at least before the election results began coming in) as increasingly unlikely -- which is why the political world is abuzz over what just happened down in the Magnolia State.

Immigration and American Aging

Michael Hodin | Posted 08.25.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

If David Brat's huge upset of Eric Cantor has legs across America, it may well mean the end of the great political goal of immigration reform.

More Politics Than Economics: Brat's Views On Immigration Contradict Economic Reality

Courtney Michaluk | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Courtney Michaluk

Brat's stance on one issue in particular -- immigration -- has left some scratching their heads. His critics point out that his anti-amnesty position doesn't mesh with the free market philosophy the college professor seems to embody.

The Name Game: If a Brat Beats a Cantor, Can a Teachout Beat a Cuomo?

Richard Brodsky | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

The Republican Party is in the throes of a power struggle, with the ballot box repeatedly settling things out, as it should. The Left has not, in recent years, suffered/benefited from a similar contest of ideas.

Forget Eric Cantor. Now We'll See If Republicans Are the Party of Right-Wing Extremist David Brat

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

What's next? Does right-wing radical David Brat speak for Republicans? This is the question that voters in the Virginia 7th congressional district will answer in November.

From a Cantor to a Brat

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

The best gifts are complete surprises. They can awaken a soul deadened by the doldrums of predictability. Likewise, the best historical events are c...

Brat Makes First Appearance Since Beating Cantor

AP | By ALAN SUDERMAN | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dave Brat, the insurgent GOP candidate who took down House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, launched his general election campaign ...

The Democrat's Best Friend

Robert Slayton | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Robert Slayton

Whether Republicans like it or not, Brat, McDaniels, and those rallying under the Gadsden flag are the face and voice of the party this season. To immigrants, their message is clear: we don't like you. Nobody takes something like that lightly. Would you?

Angst in the Political Heartland: Cantor's Defeat Shows Americans Are Disgusted with D.C.

Steven Kurlander | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

A political earthquake shook D.C. last week with the upset primary defeat of GOP Majority Whip Eric Cantor of Virginia. Cantor, who outspent his oppo...

Eric Cantor Is Not the First National Political Figure to Lose His Congressional Seat

Rich Rubino | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

The fact that the formerly obscure Randolph-Macon College Economics Professor defeated U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) in his bid for renomination to his congressional seat sent shockwaves through the body politic.

Dave Brat's Actual Political Views Are A Little Complicated

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

Conservative economics professor David Brat shocked the country by beating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Republican primary for Virginia's ...

Lessons of the Cantor: Arrogant Insiders, Angry Outsiders

Mike Lux | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

Eric Cantor's upset shows that big money doesn't always win, and that K St-bashing populism wins elections. Let's hope that Democrats across the country take that to heart and fight back against the big money flooding their races.

What Does God Have Against Eric Cantor?

Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy | Posted 08.12.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy

Recent history provides a cautionary warning about candidates citing God as a divine political kingmaker, summoning them to run for election.

Eric Cantor's Defeat - The Tyranny of the Tiny Few

Richard Greener | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Richard Greener

Looks like the pundits are all wrong, again. Looks like all the analysis is once more misplaced and incorrect. Eric Cantor did not lose to a Tea Party groundswell.

The Networks' Untold Story About Cantor's Loss

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

Did his pleas influence Democrats to turn out and vote for Brat? Does that explain how the polls were so off? Were they only polling Republicans? Was immigration reform as big an issue as the conservative and liberal pundits would have you believe?

Brat Worst: Libertarian and Tool of Wall Street

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Who is David Brat, the out-of-nowhere college professor who beat Eric Cantor in the GOP primary?

Europe's Populist Reformation

John Feffer | Posted 08.12.2014 | World
John Feffer

Journalists and pundits are treating this nationalism-inflected populism as if it were somehow a new phenomenon. In fact, this populism can be traced back to the end of the Cold War.

Paul Blumenthal

How David Brat Turned Eric Cantor's Fundraising Advantage Against Him

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On May 1, economics professor David Brat, the little-known challenger to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, appeared before the Mechanic...

David Brat: Hitler Could 'Happen Again' If We Don't Embrace Christian Capitalism

The Huffington Post | Kasey Varner & Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

David Brat, the economics professor who defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) Tuesday in a surprise upset, has advocated for a system tha...

Kate Sheppard

Read Tea Party Insurgent David Brat's 1996 Dissertation

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- David Brat, the conservative economics professor who upset House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Virginia Republican primary on Tuesd...

Wall Street Just Lost A Bestest Buddy In Eric Cantor

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business

Eric Cantor's political career is dead and Wall Street is sad. The primary defeat Tuesday night of House Majority Leader Cantor (R-Va.) at the hand...