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The Cooter Effect: Did Ben Jones Help Unseat Eric Cantor?

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 9:16am

Former Rep. Ben Jones urged Democrats, independents and libertarians to use the open Republican primary to oust Rep. Eric Cantor. He mentioned his 2002 loss to Cantor.

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Hagel Defends Bergdahl Trade To Skeptical Lawmakers

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 9:01am

The defense secretary is appearing before the House Armed Services Committee to answer questions about the deal under which Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was traded for Taliban prisoners in Guantanamo Bay.

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'Stunning': Reactions To Brat's Historic Upset Of Cantor In Virginia

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 6:56am

"Dollars don't vote — you do." With those words to his supporters, college professor Dave Brat ousted seven-term House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in their primary battle Tuesday night.

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Clinton Uses 'Hard Choices' Book Tour To Steer Benghazi Message

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:25am

Republicans have been using the 2012 attack in Libya against her. Analysts say while Hillary Clinton is talking about Benghazi, she is defining the issue herself well ahead of any political campaign.

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Shocking Upset: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Loses Primary

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:25am

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary election to Tea Party challenger Dave Brat Tuesday night in Virginia. Cantor was widely expected to eventually replace House Speaker John Boehner.

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Behind The Scenes Of School Nutrition Fight, Big Food Money Flows

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:25am

The school nutrition association that supported imposing healthy food requirements on the nation's school lunch program has reversed itself, and is supporting a waiver for schools to delay them.

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College Colleagues Face Off For Eric Cantor's Seat

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:06am

Two professors at Virginia's Randolph-Macon College find themselves in an unexpected position: Facing each other in November for a seat in Congress.

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Meet David Brat, The Giant-Killer Who Knocked Off Eric Cantor

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:05am

The man who rocked the political world is a 52-year-old "free-market, Milton Friedman economist." While Virginia GOP Rep. Eric Cantor tried to paint him as a liberal, in reality he's anything but.

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Eric Cantor's Collapse: What Happened?

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:04am

In some ways, the House majority leader is the most significant Republican incumbent ousted in a primary since the intra-party rebellion by conservative hardliners began five years ago.

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Graham Defeats 6 GOP Challengers, Avoids Runoff

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 10:03pm

Graham defeats 6 GOP challengers, avoids runoff

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S.C. Sen. Graham Defeats 6 GOP Challengers, Avoids Runoff

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 8:33pm

Graham defeated six Tea Party challengers with about 59 percent, far more than what was needed to avoid a runoff.

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Upset Of Eric Cantor Deals A Shock To GOP Establishment

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 8:25pm

Eric Cantor became the first house majority leader ever to lose a primary, losing the GOP nomination to Tea Party challenger David Brat in the Republican primary.

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Tea Party Challenger Upsets Eric Cantor In GOP Primary

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 7:31pm

In a surprise result, voters in Virginia's 7th Congressional District have dealt a defeat to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, nominating Tea Party challenger David Brat instead in the GOP primary.

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Eric Cantor Defeated By Tea Party Candidate In Virginia Primary

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 7:09pm

The House majority leader has been upset in a stunning defeat that will rewrite the GOP leadership in the chamber.

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Hillary Clinton Refines Her Benghazi Response

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 6:39pm

As Hillary Clinton contemplates a 2016 presidential run, it's clear she'll need to answer Benghazi questions in a way that neutralizes conservative attacks and avoids politicizing the issue.

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Illinois Lawmaker Found Guilty Of Accepting $7,000 Payoff

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 4:21pm

The jury didn't buy state Rep. Derrick Smith's argument that the repeated efforts to get him to accept the money amounted to entrapment.

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Despite Initial Doubts, Wisconsin's Second-In-Command Soars

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 3:13pm

Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch is now a rising GOP star. The mother of two is a former TV news anchor and a cancer survivor, who left the hospital just in time to vote in her own primary.

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Clinton Position On Cuba Signals New Political Era

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 2:54pm

In her new book, Hillary Clinton says she urged President Obama to end the U.S. embargo on Cuba, a position that reveals just how much the political climate has changed — especially in Florida.

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Hillary Clinton: I Helped Restore U.S. Leadership In The World

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 4:53am

To hear the former secretary of state and once-and-maybe-future Democratic presidential candidate tell it, her new book "Hard Choices" isn't the kickoff to a 2016 campaign.

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Clinton Sought 'Tougher Deal,' But Won't 'Second Guess' Bergdahl Swap

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 4:50am

NPR's Renee Montagne sat down for a conversation with Hillary Clinton. Clinton's new book, "Hard Choices," will be published on Tuesday, June 10.

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