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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

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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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Republicans Divided Over Climate Change As Antarctica Rises And Melts

Antarctic ice can be up to 2.6 miles thick, yet researchers say that the continent of Antarctica is rising unusually fast due to climate change.

05/18/2014

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Tea Party Losing Races But Tugging GOP Rightward

Tuesday’s high-profile primary elections may extend a streak of sorts for tea party Republicans: losing individual races but winning the larger ideological war by tugging the GOP rightward.

05/18/2014

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at a rally supported by military veterans, Tea Party activists and Republicans, regarding the government shutdown on Oct. 13, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Tea Party Scores Big Win As Sasse Captures Nebraska’s GOP Senate Nomination

The Tea Party scored a win in Nebraska on Tuesday as university president Ben Sasse captured the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in a bitter race that highlighted fissures within the GOP. Two women set the stage for history-making in West Virginia.

05/14/2014

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

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