Today in the Morning Line: Bipartisan border bill; more protests planned Democrats lead in key blue-state Senate races Push is on for highway bill; conservative groups lobby against passage Despite loss, Cantor set to cash in Bipartisan border bill: A … Continue reading
WASHINGTON — House Republicans have made the first change in their leadership since Majority Leader Eric Cantor unexpectedly lost a primary election last week. They’ve elected California Rep. Kevin McCarthy to replace him in the No. 2 job.
Today in the Morning Line: Cantor on Sunday shows, shocked by loss House leadership fight McDaniel tries to project momentum in Mississippi Romney back in the spotlight GOP rift: The Republican intra-party divide will again be in focus this week … Continue reading
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s top news, including the crisis in Iraq and how the United States should react, as well as House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s primary loss and what that means for both parties. Continue reading
For the three days since Dave Brat took down House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the GOP primary Tuesday, he’s been holed up in his suburban home, avoiding the reporters and TV trucks waiting out front. While the world wants to know more about the economics professor turned sudden tea party star, Brat’s in hiding, apparently unprepared for the tempest he unleashed. Continue reading
House Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is no longer the lone Republican vying for the majority leader position Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., vacated earlier this week.
Idaho’s Raul Labrador, first elected in 2010 when the tea party wave swept Republicans into power in the House of Representatives, joined the contest Friday, declaring that Cantor’s primary defeat to a tea party upstart Tuesday meant”Americans are looking for a change in the status quo.” Continue reading
Had a bad week? One that made you cry? One where you got smacked sideways by a setback you never saw coming? John Boehner has some advice for you: change the subject. That’s the option the speaker of the House … Continue reading
Rep. Pete Sessions dropped out of the race for Majority Leader Thursday evening, leaving Rep. Kevin McCarthy as the lone remaining candidate for the second most powerful post in the House of Representatives. Continue reading
Today in the Morning Line: McCarthy makes his move to replace Cantor in leadership Cantor, a ‘victim of his own ambitions’ Cantor doesn’t likely change 2014, but 2016 is a different story A warning about volatility in campaigns New report … Continue reading
The defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by David Brat shakes the stability of a more fragile GOP establishment. Gwen Ifill is joined by former Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., Adam Brandon of FreedomWorks and Ed O’Keefe of The Washington Post to discuss Brat’s victory, as well as immigration and other issues that may be undermining the platform of moderate Republicans. Continue reading