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Eric Cantor

WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 18:  House Majority Whip-elect Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks during a news conference with fellow Republican leaders at the U.S. Capitol November 18, 2010 in Washington, DC. This was the first news conference following the House GOP leadership elections in the wake of the November's midterm elections.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Bakersfield’s Kevin McCarthy Elected House Majority Leader

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.

06/19/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 11:  House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) arrives for a news conference after telling the Republican caucus that he will resign his post at the U.S. Capitol June 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Cantor announced that he will resign his leadership position in the House of Representatives on July 31 after losing a primary race to Tea Party-backed college professor David Brat.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Cantor To Step Down As House Majority Leader

House Republican Leader Eric Cantor says he is resigning his leadership post at the end of next month.

06/11/2014

Former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell (Photo by ISAF via Getty Images)

Opinion: Republicans Focus On Conspiracy Theories Instead Of Solutions For America

Revelations surrounding David Petraeus’ affair have prompted the tin foil hat crowd on the right to find all sorts of conspiracies about why the news that CIA Director David Petraeus was having an affair with his biographer was released after the election.

11/20/2012

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi with female House Democrats (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Pelosi Stays On As Leader, Continuing To Defy The GOP War On Women

She will remain the one woman in a leadership position in the room when important issues effecting women are negotiated over the next year and a strong reminder that Democrats stand with women and promote them to positions of power.

11/14/2012

Gabriela Saucedo Mercer (Credit: SaucedoMercer.com)

Opinion: AZ Republican: We Don’t Want Middle Easterners Here

Republican efforts to promote hatred across racial and religious lines are heating up this electoral season. They have found a new warrior to promote the cause in Arizona, Gabriela Saucedo Mercer. Mercer has questioned whether Middle Easterners should be in the US “either legally or illegally”.

08/29/2012