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Republican Rep. Labrador running for House majority leader post

U.S. Republican Representative Raul Labrador, a conservative Tea Party favorite, said on Friday that he is running for the post of House majority leader to replace Eric Cantor, who is stepping down. Labrador announced his candidacy for the No. 2 post in the U.S. House of Representatives in a statement. He said he had been […]

House Republican No. 2 Cantor to step down after election shock

By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A shock primary election defeat for Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the House of Representatives, left his political party in chaos on Wednesday as financial markets worried the shakeup might renew budget fights that in the past have caused government shutdowns and near credit […]

Over-confidence and neglect fuel Republican Cantor’s stunning fall

By John Whitesides WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A combination of over-confidence, neglect of his district and voter anger at congressional leaders fueled Republican Eric Cantor's stunning primary loss in Virginia, an upset that rocked the Republican Party. Cantor's loss on Tuesday to a political unknown, college professor and Tea Party challenger David Brat, followed a series […]

Republican Cantor to leave leading House post after election shock

By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The toppling of Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, left his political party in chaos on Wednesday, as financial markets worried the shakeup might renew messy budget fights that in the past have caused government shutdowns and near credit defaults. […]

U.S. congressman Cantor to step down as Republican leader in July: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. congressman Eric Cantor will step down as House of Representatives Republican leader effective July 31 following his defeat in a primary on Tuesday, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday, citing three Republicans familiar with his plans. Cantor, a seven-term congressman from Virginia, was soundly defeated in the Republican primary by an […]

Republican star Mia Love gets second chance to make political history

By Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) – Utah's Mia Love, a Republican darling who could become the first conservative black woman elected to U.S. Congress, is getting a second, and likely better, chance to make history after narrowly losing to a popular incumbent Democrat in 2012. The seat became available when Jim Matheson retired […]

U.S. Republican seeks private health care for waiting veterans

The Republican congressman overseeing a U.S. House panel investigation into delays in veterans’ treatment demanded on Friday that Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki allow patients to seek emergency private health care. The VA’s Inspector General’s office is also investigating allegations that long waiting times were covered up at some 26 locations across the United States, […]

Courtroom theatrics a hallmark of Republican leading Benghazi probe

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican who will lead an investigation of the 2012 attacks on U.S. diplomatic quarters in Benghazi was known for courtroom theatrics in his time as a prosecutor, portending dramatic hearings on an issue that already has strained partisan civility in Washington. Republicans hope to gain political traction before […]

Primaries offer test of Republican ‘establishment’ strength

By John Whitesides WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in North Carolina will vote on Tuesday on their candidate for a U.S. Senate seat in November, in the first of several primaries this month that will test whether the party's establishment can beat back challenges from Tea Party rivals. State House Speaker Thom Tillis, backed by party […]

Top Republican Refuses to Predict When Congress Will Vote on Immigration

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., declined to predict today whether comprehensive immigration overhaul will get a vote in Congress anytime soon. “My job isn’t to predict when it’s going to happen. My job is to build the consensus that we need to have immigration reform,” the… View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News