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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on June 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Report: Cantor Internal Poll Showed 34-Point Lead Over Brat Last Month

In an upset for the ages, Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, the second-most powerful man in the House, was dethroned Tuesday by a little-known, Tea Party-backed Republican primary challenger carried to victory on a wave of public anger over calls for looser immigration laws.

06/11/2014

(credit: davebratforcongress.com)

Brat: ‘This Is A Miracle From God’

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 laws.

06/11/2014

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on infrastructure in the United Sates at the Washington Irving Boat Club on May 14, 2014 in Tarrytown, N.Y. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Obama: Democratic Party Suffers From ‘Congenital Disease’

Rousing Democrats for their fight to keep the Senate, President Barack Obama mounted a searing critique of the Republican Party on Wednesday, accusing his political foes of thwarting progress on everything from wages to scientific research and climate change.

05/15/2014

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said that he supports an increase in the country’s minimum wage, noting his own break from many other Republicans who oppose such a hike.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Romney Says He Supports Raising The Minimum Wage

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said that he supports an increase in the country’s minimum wage, noting his own break from many other Republicans who oppose such a hike.

05/09/2014

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the Freedom Summit at The Executive Court Banquet Facility on April 12, 2014 in Manchester, N.H. (credit: Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

AP: Too Early To Say The Tea Party Is Over

It’s too early to say the Tea Party’s over.

05/09/2014

MSNBC host Al Sharpton called on Democratic voters to go to “war this summer” ahead of the 2014 midterm elections in which Republicans only need six seats to gain control of the Senate – which Sharpton said would be a “checkmate” over Democrats. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Sharpton Declares ‘War’ Against GOP To Block ‘Checkmate’ Midterm Victory

MSNBC host Al Sharpton called on Democratic voters to go to “war this summer” ahead of the 2014 midterm elections in which Republicans only need six seats to gain control of the Senate – which Sharpton said would be a “checkmate” over Democrats.

05/08/2014

Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., lashed out at Republican Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant for turning down the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion in the state, accusing Bryant of rejecting Obamacare “just because a black man created it.”  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Dem Rep: GOP Governor Against Obamacare ‘Just Because A Black Man Created It’

Speaking on The New Nation of Islam radio program this weekend, the Mississippi congressman accused Gov. Bryant and the collective Republican party of showing “blatant disrespect” to President Barack Obama, that he says “is all about race.”

04/30/2014

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks at the Freedom Summit at The Executive Court Banquet Facility April 12, 2014 in Manchester, N.H. (credit: Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Rand Paul: Republican Party Must Grow To Win In 2016

The Republican Party must become a bigger coalition that welcomes diverse ideas to win national elections, Sen. Rand Paul said Saturday at the Maine Republican Party convention.

04/28/2014

Democratic strategist and former President Bill Clinton adviser James Carville said the Republican Party knows the stakes against “presumptive” Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, declaring that if the GOP loses the 2016 presidential election the party will be pushed into extinction.(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Carville: Republican Party ‘Will Be Extinct’ If Hillary Clinton Wins In 2016

Democratic strategist and former Clinton adviser James Carville said the Republican Party knows the stakes against “presumptive” Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, declaring that if the GOP loses the 2016 presidential election the party will be pushed into extinction.

04/14/2014

Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., speaks during day two of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on Sept. 5, 2012 in Charlotte, N.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Dem Rep: Republican Base ‘Animated By Racism’ On Immigration

An overhaul to the nation’s broken immigration system remains stalled because “the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism,” the head of the House committee to elect Democratic lawmakers said Sunday.

04/14/2014

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