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…

Jun 11

Cantor loss sends jolt through political world

Today in the Morning Line: Cantor falls in stunning upset to Brat Defeat highlights difficulty for GOP on dealing with immigration reform Plenty of questions about Cantor’s campaign strategy House Republicans now without heir apparent to Boehner Obama weighs…

Jun 11

Republican tea party forces are rejoicing and the party establishment is somber or altogether silent in the wake of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary defeat at the hands of political neophyte David Brat, an unflinching foe of loosening immigration…