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Take Courage for the Common Good, Reopen Government, Prevent Debt Default

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Yesterday (Oct 15), more than 70 prominent religious leaders joined with locked-out federal workers in a pilgrimage on Capitol Hill to urge an immediate end to the government shutdown and urgent passage of laws to prevent a default on the U.S. debt.

How The GOP Slowly Went Insane | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics


The Four 'Grand Bargains' That the Republicans Turned Down

Sean McElwee | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics
Sean McElwee

All of these plans failed because the most powerful Republicans (Boehner, Cantor, Ryan) and the Tea Party Caucus are not looking for a compromise. They want unilateral concessions.

House GOP Planning Another Obamacare Repeal Vote

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

House Republicans are planning what is likely to be the 37th symbolic vote to repeal Obamacare, according to a memo sent out to House Republicans Frid...

Cantor Cautions Both Parties Against Fighting 'Fire With Fire'

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics

By Scott Malone CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 11 (Reuters) - Both U.S. political parties need to do a better job connecting with moderate A...

Zach Carter

LAZY CONGRESS | Zach Carter | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Public approval for Congress remains near an all-time low, but lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives aren't doing much about it...

Now to Work

Terence Smith | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics
Terence Smith

Looking back over the last six months or so, the most striking development in American politics is not the reelection of the president or the relative status quo in Congress, it is the virtual disintegration of the Republican Party.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Cantor Makes Debt Ceiling Offer | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- House Republicans will vote next week on a three-month extension of the debt limit, Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Frid...

Sarah Bufkin

What Could Fall Off The Fiscal Cliff? | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

As the media frenzy over the so-called fiscal cliff picks up, lawmakers are drawing their respective lines in the sand (at least publicly) with respec...

Former White House Economist: Eric Cantor Is Wrong On Taxes

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 06.15.2012 | Business

Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the House Majority Leader, is misrepresenting what President Obama's economic policies actually are, says Austan Goolsbee, a form...

Cantor Facing Criticism On His Right Flank

The Hill | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

The bipartisan efforts of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) on a range of issues have attracted grumblings from the right....

Cantor Made Unusual Donation

Roll Call | John Stanton | Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

In the waning days of a bruising primary between Illinois GOP Reps. Adam Kinzinger and Don Manzullo, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor donated $25,000...

Zach Carter

Obama's New JOBS Act Friends Leave Longtime Democratic Ally Furious | Zach Carter | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will sign the JOBS Act into law Thursday, clinching a rare and hard-fought bipartisan victory for his presidency....

Luke Johnson

Congress Nears Deal On Payroll Tax Cut, Unemployment Extension | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress was close to a deal to extend a popular payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits, according to several reports. The pending...

Congress Taking Action On Questionable Practice

Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

By LARRY MARGASAK, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Aware that most Americans would like to dump them all, members of Congress hope to regain so...

Man Who Threatened Eric Cantor Faces Consequences

Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn (Tim Ghianni, Reuters) - A Tennessee man has pleaded guilty to making threatening drunken profanity-laced telephone calls to U.S. ...

Republicans Reveal Tax Plan

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Millions of taxpayers who take advantage of deductions for mortgage interest, charitable donations and state and local taxes would ...

Republican Hopefuls Assault GOP Proposal

AP | DAVID ESPO and ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner publicly blessed a Republican deficit-reduction plan Tuesday that would raise $300 billion in additional...

GOP Leader's Speech Rocked By Protesters

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) was interrupted by protesters Thursday at a speech at Rice University in Houston. "Eric Cantor is not wel...

Republicans Flood The House With God-Related Measures

Roll Call | John Stanton | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

Republicans may be trying to focus their messaging on jobs and the economy -- and hammering President Barack Obama for campaigning -- but they still h...

House Republicans Defend Reduced Schedule

AP | By JIM ABRAMS | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House will be in session less than one out of every three days next year, a slight decline from past years. House Republicans say th...

Eric Cantor's America

New York Magazine | Jason Zengerle | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

The House majority leader is trying to stop the U.S. government in its tracks. And so far, he's doing a pretty effective job....

12 Republican Superheroes! (Doug's Dozen VIDEO)

Doug Molitor | Posted 11.08.2011 | Comedy
Doug Molitor

It came at the end of a summer with too many superhero movies and too many Republicans debating each other.

Elise Foley

Eric Cantor: Congress Will Pass Continuing Resolution To Avoid Government Shutdown | Elise Foley | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress will take up a continuing resolution to fund the government on the week of Sept. 19, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) ...

Cantor's Plan Won't Create Jobs But Will Endanger Health

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 10.31.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

On Monday, Cantor sent a memo to his GOP colleagues about what he called his "jobs agenda." But the memo wasn't about jobs, it was a list of environmental regulations the Tea Party has been targeting all year.