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  • New GOP Leadership Schedule Change Could Save Taxpayers' Money

    12/22/2010 2:38:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2010 | Elizabeth Meineke
    Changing how Washington works begins with a change in schedule, according to Brad Dayspring, spokesperson for Majority Leader-elect Rep. Eric Cantor. Cantor recently released the schedule that will govern the GOP’s first year of majority in the House. Kevil Nevins, who will serve as Cantor’s Deputy Chief of Staff, said the new schedule is possibly the biggest structural overhaul of the House calendar in 40 years. It’s a plan Nevins said Cantor is very committed to because he believes an altered structure will affect the House’s output. Two changes the office is hoping will pay off – literally – for...
  • Eric Cantor: We’ll have a preexisting conditions provision in our new health-care plan too

    12/01/2010 8:42:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/01/2010 | Allahpundit
    Offered as a correction to this morning’s Headline item. Initially, the Hill reported that Cantor wanted to retain ObamaCare’s framework for preexisting conditions. Not so, as they now note in a postscript to the article: He wants to repeal the whole thing, then replace it with a GOP bill that will have its own, different preexisting conditions provision — but no individual mandate.How that’s going to work in practice, I have no idea. Cantor stressed that while he supports full repeal of the current law, Republicans share some of the same goals as Democrats, although they propose different ways of...
  • GOP leaders demand Smithsonian pull offensive 'homoerotic' display

    12/01/2010 6:30:54 AM PST · by FredJake · 28 replies · 2+ views
    examiner.com ^ | 11/30/2010 | Joe Newby
    A so-called "Christmas" exhibit on display at the Smithsonian is coming under fire from Republican leaders on Tuesday. According to an article at The Blaze, the exhibit includes "mature themes" such as: ...images of male genitals, naked brothers kissing, men in chains, a mouth being sewn shut and an Annie Lebovitz portrait of comedian Ellen Degeneres grabbing her breasts. The exhibit, named “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture,” also includes video images of an ant-covered Jesus on a crucifix and a painting the Smithsonian describes as "homoerotic." David C. Ward, co-curator of the exhibit, told CNSNews.com: “This is an...
  • Cantor: Republicans will keep some provisions of healthcare law intact (Here we go!!)

    11/30/2010 9:56:46 AM PST · by roses of sharon · 228 replies · 3+ views
    House Majority Leader-designate Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Monday that Republicans will not be seeking to completely scrap the healthcare reform law. Cantor said there are certain elements of current law that will be included in the GOP plan, which he said will move simultaneously with a repeal measure through the House. Provisions that Republicans will seek to retain include the barring of insurance companies from refusing coverage to patients with a pre-existing condition and allowing young people to stay on their parents' insurance plans until age 26. Speaking to more than 100 students at a town hall event at American...
  • Imus Prods Cantor on Reluctance to Support Michele Bachmann for Number 4 House Spot (Video)

    11/10/2010 8:36:11 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 44 replies
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | November 10, 2010
    It’s not much of a secret that there is a real reluctance by the rank and file in the U.S. House of Representatives to support Rep. Michele Bachmann’s, R-Minn., run for the open House Republican Conference slot. The favorite among more House Republicans presently seems to be Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas. Both have near-perfect voting records according to the America Conservative Union. One of the Hensarling backers, likely House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., appeared on Fox Business Network’s “Imus in the Morning” and gave a real unconvincing reason for not supporting Bachmann. Host Don Imus pressed Cantor on...
  • Eric Cantor Buries MSNBC Loons

    11/04/2010 7:29:22 AM PDT · by iowamark · 35 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 11/03/2010 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Eric Cantor, PMSNBC's election coverage. Question: "We're now joined by the member of the new Republican majority, Eric Cantor, the man who has been the minority whip. What are you gonna do?" CANTOR: Well, first of all, it's good to be on. It's good to be on MSNBC on a night like this. MATTHEWS: Ha! I get your point. CANTOR: Exactly. Chris, that was for you. We are really looking forward to getting down to work. I mean, come on, the American people have spoken loud and clear tonight, and they've said you've not listened, Washington, you...
  • Eric Cantor lays out 22-page game plan (in run for House Majority Leader)

    11/03/2010 12:14:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/03/2010 | Jake Sherman
    Virginia Republican Eric Cantor’s official announcement of his run for House majority leader came with a twist: a 22-page game plan on how to change Congress. Cantor, currently the GOP whip, began calling colleagues to shore up his support and wrote a letter promising to change Congress – saying he wants to “drain the swamp rather than learning to swim with the alligators.” The document is entitled “Delivering on Our Commitment” and promises a broad range of sweeping initiatives ranging from spending cuts to to bringing each item of the Pledge to America to the floor for a vote. It’s...
  • Live Thread: House GOP Leadership Post-Victory Press Conference 11:30 A.M. EDT 11/03/10

    11/03/2010 8:49:55 AM PDT · by kristinn · 18 replies
    Wednesday, November 3, 2010 | Kristinn
    The House Republican leaders are scheduled to have a press conference around 11:30 a.m. EDT.C-SPAN will carry it live. The cable networks will probably carry it also.
  • Stewart’s “Moderate” Fans Holding Up Cantor as Hitler Signs

    10/30/2010 12:53:47 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 86 replies · 1+ views
    Federal Review ^ | 10/30/10
    MSNBC, of all places, has the pictures: I don't know about you, but nothing says "restoring sanity" to me like depicting a Jewish person as a Nazi.
  • Steele unsure if NPR funding is 'legitimate' campaign issue (Way to be a decisive leader! /sarc)

    10/24/2010 9:58:51 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/24/2010 | Politico
    House Minority Whip Eric Cantor of Virginia and other Republicans have called for stripping NPR of federal funding after it fired analyst Juan Williams last week over comments he made about Muslims. But while Republican National Chairman Michael Steele disagreed with NPR's decision, he said Sunday he wasn't sure the issue should be made a campaign issue nine days before the election. “I don’t know if it’s a legitimate part of the campaign. I think what NPR did was overreaching,” Steele said during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
  • Man Charged With Threatening Top Republican, Rep. Eric Cantor

    10/22/2010 3:23:27 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | Oct. 21, 2010 | Patricia Murphy
    A Philadelphia man has been charged after allegedly threatening the life of Rep. Eric Cantor, the second-ranking Republican in the House. U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger said that 38-year-old Norman LaBoon has been charged with two counts of threatening an official of the United States and with transmitting in interstate commerce a threatening communication, according to the The Philadelphia Inquirer. The FBI arrested LaBoon in March after receiving a copy of a YouTube video in which LaBoon made threats about Cantor. Officials tracked the I.P. address to a computer in Philadelphia used by LaBoon, who had previously been arrested for...
  • Conservatives denounce GOP 'Pledge' as sellout, inside job

    09/26/2010 9:19:11 AM PDT · by GOPavenger33 · 244 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/25/10 | Jon Ward
    House Republicans have been relatively successful this week at presenting a united front around their “Pledge to America,” but only through a strategic outreach campaign to lawmakers, media and outside groups, that has managed to keep deep dissatisfaction over several key issues largely under wraps. Still, interviews with Republican aides reveal that many in the GOP caucus are unhappy that there was no earmark ban and no promise to pass a balanced budget amendment in the proposal, which was unveiled Thursday by House Minority Leader John Boehner. The inclusion of a health insurance provision considered to be mandate angered many...
  • Randy Demmer Advances to Top Level of Young Guns Program (Minnesota GOP PING!)

    09/17/2010 10:36:18 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 3 replies
    The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) announced today that Randy Demmer (MN-01) has reached 'Young Gun' status, the premiere level of its three-tiered Young Guns program. Founded in the 2007-2008 election cycle by Reps. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and Paul Ryan (R-WI), the Young Guns program is a member-driven organization dedicated to electing open-seat and challenger candidates nationwide. “I am honored to receive this recognition as an acknowledgement of the support that we have received from voters across Southern Minnesota,” Demmer said. “Throughout my campaign I have heard nothing but frustration with Tim Walz. His active support for...
  • Restoring Madison’s Vision (Happy Constitution Day!)

    09/17/2010 1:33:39 PM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | September 17, 2010 | Eric Cantor
    Two hundred twenty-one years ago, James Madison was elected to Congress from Virginia. I have been reflecting recently on what the “Father of the Constitution” might have to say if he could sit in on today’s Congress. The structure and function of the Congress — the House, the Senate, the use of Jefferson’s Manual to guide deliberations — would be familiar to him. But what would Madison think about the type of legislation we are considering and the debate surrounding these proposals? It was Madison who, seeking to calm those who feared an all-powerful central government, wrote, “The powers delegated...
  • The Contract of 2010 (Cantor, Ryan, and McCarthy preview the sequel to the Contract with America)

    09/16/2010 6:39:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/16/2010 | Rich Lowrey
    Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan, and Kevin McCarthy, dropped by NR’s offices yesterday for a spirited, very enjoyable discussion. They were here to promote their new book, Young Guns: A New Generation of Conservative Leaders. We’ll have more from the conversation in a while, but wanted to highlight what McCarthy said about the “America Speaking Out” effort, which he leads and is creating the Contract-like document Republicans will unveil in a couple of weeks. It’s clearly going to be an incrementalist document focusing on opposition to basic Obama administration initiatives, on measures aimed at small business, on rolling back discretionary spending,...
  • Republican 'Young Guns' critical of Bush legacy and party hierarchy

    09/05/2010 6:45:09 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 121 replies
    Calling themselves the Young Guns, three members of America's House of Representatives are about to publish a template for new era of Republican domination in Congress. With the economy failing to live up to President Barack Obama's hopes for a strong recovery - unemployment remains just below ten percent - Republicans are poised for major gains on Nov 2, when all of the House and a third of Senate seats is contested in midterm elections.
  • Eric Cantor vs. Robert Gates

    08/11/2010 7:29:47 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | August 11th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    Defense Secretary Robert Gates sent shock waves all through the federal bureaucracy when he announced concrete cuts in the military structure and staff. It is good stuff: freeze civilian hires, cut contract payments, reduce the number of general officers, flag officers and senior civilians, and eliminate two Defense Department offices and U.S. Joint Forces Command. Amazingly the republican whip in the House Eric Cantor stood against it. This is so wrong on so many levels! Mr. Cantor is running a YouCut campaign himself. At the times when people are craving gutsy leaders that can cut spending and get rid of...
  • The Amazing Obama Makes More Jobs Disappear

    08/06/2010 10:33:32 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 20 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 08/06/10 | CaroleL
    Proving once again that our official "expecters" don't have a clue, today's eagerly anticipated Labor Department reports showed the unemployment rate still at a devastating 9.5%. As if that weren't enough bad news, the economy shed more jobs than expected in July as overall unemployment fell by 131,000.
  • Exclusive To RWN: The GOP House Leadership Speaks Out On Defunding And Repealing Health Care Reform

    07/23/2010 10:34:07 AM PDT · by Qbert · 6 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 7/22/2010 | John Hawkins
    The centerpiece of Barack's Obama first two years in office has been the health care reform that the Democratic Party shoved through Congress over the objections of the Republican Party and the American people. Not only was the legislation unpopular when it was passed, polls have consistently shown that the American people want to see the legislation repealed. That's doubly true for conservatives, who view health care reform as a disastrously expensive government program that will destroy the quality of health care in America. With that in mind, one question has been asked over and over again: If Republicans get...
  • Cantor won't join House Tea Party Caucus

    07/21/2010 9:06:34 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 101 replies
    http://www.politico.com ^ | July 20, 2010 | Jake Sherman
    House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) is taking a pass on the House Tea Party Caucus. The second-ranking House Republican told POLITICO on Tuesday that he's not joining the group started by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) because he sees it as more of an organic, grass-roots movement rather than a Washington entity. Cantor praised Bachmann for providing “another avenue for people to have their voices heard" but said he thinks the tea party is better left outside Washington. “I met with several of groups that operated under that moniker in Virginia; they’re not all uniform,” Cantor said in his third-floor...