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Derek Hunter: Egos And Infighting: The GOP’s Biggest Opponent In November

 Stars are aligning for a big Republican victory this November – solidifying and expanding the GOP’s majority in the House and perhaps gaining one in the Senate. This is a best-case scenario, and any majority in the Senate would be a slim one. But the importance of removing Harry Reid as majority leader cannot be

California Rep. Kevin McCarthy selected as new House majority leader

WASHINGTON –  In a GOP leadership shuffle, Republican lawmakers voted Thursday for California Rep. Kevin McCarthy to succeed Rep. Eric Cantor as House majority leader after Cantor’s unexpected primary defeat last week.  McCarthy, a fourth-term lawmaker who had held the No. 3 GOP position, was elected by secret ballot.  “America is struggling,” he said after

Who’s Afraid of Conservative Reform?

 Eric Cantor’s defeat in a primary this week poses a tricky problem for Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberley Strassel. The victorious David Brat slammed Cantor for being soft on immigration, calling it “the most symbolic issue that captures the difference” between the two men. The Journal, however, explicitly favors open borders. Strassel’s solution is an

Tea Party-backed lawmaker makes bid for No. 2 House post

 An outspoken Tea Party-backed Republican lawmaker on Friday opened his campaign for the No. 2 leadership post in the House of Representatives against a top deputy of Speaker John Boehner in a bid to boost conservatives’ influence in the party. Raul Labrador of Idaho said he would run for the House Majority Leader job in

Big changes in GOP leadership after Cantor loss

 Repudiated at the polls, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced Wednesday that he will resign his leadership post at the end of next month, clearing the way for a potentially disruptive Republican shake-up just before midterm elections with control of Congress at stake. Cantor informed fellow Republicans of his intentions at an emotional closed-door meeting,

Ann Coulter: Cantor Loses By 11 Million Voters

 Economics professor Dave Brat crushed House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Republican primary Tuesday night, in a campaign that was mostly about Cantor’s supporting amnesty for 11 million illegal aliens. This marks the first time a U.S. House majority leader has ever lost a primary election. His crushing defeat reinforces a central point: Whenever

Cantor Plans to Leave Leadership Post on July 31;

 ‘You Can’t Run Campaigns From Washington’  U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor plans to step aside from his leadership post on July 31, following his primary election loss and with several leading Republicans jockeying to run for his No. 2 position. The Virginia Republican’s planned resignation was described today by a person familiar with Cantor’s