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Brat Defeats Cantor in Surprise Upset Victory

The powerful Republican House Speaker Eric Cantor was unexpectedly defeated by Dave Brat, 49-year-old professor of economics at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, in a primary election in the seventh congressional district of Virginia. As a result of this overthrow of the established Republican representative, Brat, as well as his 23-year-old campaign manager Zac Werrell, […]

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Cantor Sets Agenda in Memo to Colleagues

With the passage of the immigration reform bill in the Senate on June 27, it is now time for the House to begin work on formulating new guidelines for border security and other related issues. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Republican from Virginia, sent a memo to his colleagues preparing them for the upcoming debate: […]

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Business Politics

Two Bills to Help Small Business Defeated by Election Year Posturing

Moving forward with business legislation seems like a lost cause in the stalled Senate as two laws, one from the GOP and the other from the Dems, both failed to get the votes they needed to pass into law. This was just the most recent push to jump-start a weak and struggling economy and to […]

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Health Care News and Media Politics

Obamacare Takes a Hit as Government Prepares to Shutdown

The Senate took some time off from debating the direction that next year’s budget should take to unite in a rare show of bipartisanship to hack off a much un-loved part of the famously controversial Obamacare bill. Parties Agree to Disagree Republicans declared that Tuesday’s revocation of significant elements of the health care bill is […]