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Cantor's Defeat Could Put Immigration Reform in Obama's Court

Elena Shore | Posted 06.12.2014 | Latino Voices
Elena Shore

The defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was quickly interpreted by national media as a signal that immigration reform was dead on arrival. But for immigration reform advocates, the strategy has not changed.

On Immigration, the Tea Party Remains an Important Outlier

Daniel Cox | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics
Daniel Cox

As we ponder the future of immigration reform in the U.S. it is important to remember that it is not fundamentally a controversial policy.

Obama: Cantor Loss Does Not Mean Immigration Overhaul Is Dead

AP | By JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

WESTON, Mass. (AP) — Vowing not to give up on an overhaul of immigration, President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he "fundamentally rejects" the ...

The Aftershocks of Cantor's Loss

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The message this sends to other Republicans in Congress (both House and Senate) is that this can happen to anyone. The fear this is going to create may become all-encompassing in the House, and possibly even the Senate (if Republicans win control of the chamber this November). The Tea Party sword hanging over their heads is now plain to see.

Not Everyone Was Surprised That Eric Cantor Lost

Bob Seay | Posted 06.11.2014 | Media
Bob Seay

While pundits may argue about why Cantor lost, they are in agreement that no one could have seen this coming. Democrats weren't paying attention to a Republican primary in a Republican safe district.

The Eric Cantorectomy -- Political Football 2014

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

The red line at the GOP's 45 yard line reflects the possession of the GOP's 55 percent of the voters. The Democrats are going to need to get across midfield ideologically to make a dent.

Four Takeaways From Cantor's Defeat

Howard Schweber | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
Howard Schweber

Eric Cantor was not a sufficiently hardcore fundamentalist? Eric Cantor?

Internationally-Acclaimed Cantor Saves Lives on His Motorcycle

Anav Silverman | Posted 06.29.2014 | Impact
Anav Silverman

Many volunteers also carry their own stories, leaving behind families, professions and busy lives when the dispatch call arrives. Internationally renowned Israeli cantor, Shlomo Glick of Jerusalem is one of those volunteers.

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

www.theatlantic.com | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...