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Rev. Al Sharpton speaks during a tribute for the recently departed Dr. Maya Angelou at the National Action Network in Harlem on May 31, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Sharpton: Brat’s Win ‘Threatens Civil Rights, Immigration Rights’ In US

Rev. Al Sharpton warns that Dave Brat’s primary win over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor threatens civil rights in the United States.

06/12/2014

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., waves at the end of a news conference on March 6, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Graham: Let’s Fix Immigration Before It ‘Leads To Another 9/11-Type Attack’

A day after soundly defeating six Republican challengers, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said he will try to push the GOP to solve hard problems such as immigration.

06/12/2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., addresses President Barack Obama at the Inaugural Luncheon in Statuary Hall on Inauguration Cay at the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 21, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Matt  Cavanaugh-Pool/Getty Images)

Cantor’s Loss Seems Likely To Make Politics More Difficult For Obama

For years, the White House saw House Majority Leader Eric Cantor as a chief driver of Republicans’ staunch opposition to nearly all of President Barack Obama’s agenda. Now, Cantor’s stunning primary loss seems likely to make politics even more difficult for Obama.

06/12/2014

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Cantor Vanquisher Brat Shies From Tea Party Label

Dave Brat doesn’t like being tagged a tea partyer, his dad says.

06/11/2014

House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., speaks during a news conference about  the Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act, on Capitol Hill, on May 7, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Numbers USA President: Immigration Deal Is ‘Really Dead Now’ After Cantor Loss

Immigration may have cost Majority Leader Eric Cantor his election. His defeat almost certainly dooms the issue in the House.

06/11/2014

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

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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

U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor could be the next House speaker, but first he has to get past a little-known, tea party-backed challenger with a vocal following in Tuesday's Republican primary in Virginia.  (credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Tea Party Professor Takes Aim At Cantor In Va. Primary

U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor could be the next House speaker, but first he has to get past a little-known, tea party-backed challenger with a vocal following in Tuesday’s Republican primary in Virginia.

06/06/2014

Primary voters went to the polls in 8 states. (Getty Images)

Neck And Neck In Mississippi As GOP Seeks To Pick Up 6 Senate Seats In November

Mississippi contest between incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran and Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel too close to call.

06/04/2014

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Republicans Facing Off For Chance To Face Dems

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell looked to vanquish a tea party challenger, and nearly a dozen candidates vied for spots on the Georgia ballot for fall elections that will decide control of the U.S. Senate — highlights Tuesday night of party primaries that spread across six states.

05/20/2014

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