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Elizabeth Warren Disses Eric Cantor's New Job: Selling Access to Wall Street

Elizabeth Warren Disses Eric Cantor's New Job: Selling Access to Wall Street
Elizabeth Warren laid into Eric Cantor for picking up a cozy Wall Street job directly after leaving (well, being ousted, really) office. He has no expertise, Warren said, other than access to politicians in Washington.
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Eric Cantor to Step Down Months Before Term Ends

Eric Cantor to Step Down Months Before Term Ends
After a surprise primary election loss, U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected.
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Why Does Obummer Have to Ruin Everything? Boehner Blames Prez for Cantor Upset

Why Does Obummer Have to Ruin Everything? Boehner Blames Prez for Cantor Upset
The primary race House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost to Tea Party upstart David Brat has absolutely nothing to do with Obama (could be immigration, could be that everyone just despised Cantor, but definitely NOT Obama). Try telling that to John Boehner.
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'No Child Left Behind' Is Latest Issue to Expose Rift in Republican Party

Conservative Republicans don't think a GOP rewrite of the No Child Left Behind education law does enough to reduce Washington's influence. Moderates are warily eying proposals that would expand charter schools' role. It's just the latest example of the fractured Republican membership in the House, where the party has a majority but often stumbles over internal disagreements.
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Philip Elliott
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Virginia's Busiest Abortion Clinic Closes Its Doors Indefinitely After New Zoning Regulations

Virginia's Busiest Abortion Clinic Closes Its Doors Indefinitely After New Zoning Regulations
Last week, a BlueVirginia diary provided the details of a Fairfax City Council vote to slap restrictive regulations on women's health clinics. Two Fairfax Democrats joined Eric Cantor's chief of staff in voting for the restrictions. Looks as though they got what they wanted: Today's Washington Post is reporting that the clinic, the busiest in the state, is closing.
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Cantor Works Overtime to Give Away Workers' Time and Money

Cantor Works Overtime to Give Away Workers' Time and Money
A crude deceit is at the very heart of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's “Working Families Flexibility Act,” which the Virginia Republican recently slid through the House. It eliminates a central piece of America’s middle-class framework: the eight-hour workday and 40-hour week. Under the 1938 Fair Labor Law, bosses can make hourly employees work extra, but only by paying an overtime wage for the added hours. Cantor's plan takes that away.
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House GOP Prepares Fast-Track for Keystone XL

House GOP Prepares Fast-Track for Keystone XL
This month, the Republican-dominated House of Representatives will vote on, and likely approve, a measure that bypasses White House approval of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, fast-tracking construction of the controversial project.
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Five Cartoons About Our Spectacular Do-Nothing Congress

Five Cartoons About Our Spectacular Do-Nothing Congress
Cartoonists are just as angry about our inadequate Congress as every else. Here are five cartoons that sum up the dysfunctional group of incompetent lawmakers we've all grown to loathe...
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House to Consider Limited GOP Immigration Bill

House Republicans still smarting from their poor showing among Hispanics in the presidential election are planning a vote next week on immigration legislation that would both expand visas for foreign science and technology students and make it easier for those with green cards to bring their immediate families to the U.S.
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The Race in VA 7th District: Eric Cantor Can be Beaten

November 6th has come and gone, and Democrats, Liberals and Progressives the Commonwealth over have breathed several hearty sighs of relief. Despite a contentious and worrisome election season, Virginian's can now look forward to a second term for President Obama and six years with Senator Kaine.
But a problem remains.
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