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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...
  • Eleanor Clift: Inside the GOP, a Shadow Battle for Control

    07/11/2010 1:28:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Newsweek ^ | July 9, 2010 | Eleanor Clift
    The prospect of the November elections becoming a replay of 1994 has Democrats running scared everywhere except, apparently, the White House, where the famous Obama cool keeps everyone’s emotions in check. Sure, losses are expected in the first midterm of a new president, but let’s not lose too much sleep over it. Indeed, some of the president’s allies think all the attention on the Democrats is misplaced, that the real replay of ’94 is happening on the Republican side, with a new generation of self-described young guns maneuvering to topple the old guard. In this scenario, Republican whip Eric Cantor...
  • GOP’s Cantor Calls Obama’s “Bluff”; Says Let’s Act on Spending “This Year”, Not “Next Year” – Video

    06/29/2010 9:31:37 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 9 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | June 29, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of GOP Rep. Eric Cantor responding to President Obama’s cryptic assertion that he’s going to “call their bluff” – speaking of Republicans – next year by putting before the American people “some very difficult choices” on reducing the deficit. Well, Cantor calls Obama’s bluff here, and calls on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to act “this year, not next year.”
  • YouCut proposals for the week

    06/10/2010 10:19:50 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 6 replies · 45+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | June 10th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    The Republican Whip in the House Eric Cantor posted the proposals for spending cuts for the week on his YouCut web page. The public is encouraged to vote and the winning idea will be voted on the floor - for real. - Sell Excess Federal Property Potential savings of up to $15 billion- Terminate Duplicative Federal Bicycle and Walking Program Saves $183 million a year or $1.8 billion over ten years- Terminate New Federal Truck Parking Facilities Program Saves $6.25 million a year- Terminate Security Funding for Private Bus Companies Saves $12 million a year ($120 million over ten...
  • Eric Cantor, Republican Whip announces new website [YouCut]

    05/12/2010 7:58:26 PM PDT · by mojo114 · 54 replies · 1,341+ views
    Eric Cantor announces a new website to vote on what you think should be cut. http://www.republicanwhip.house.gov/youcut
  • Cantor: Obama should show Muslims that Islamist terrorists — not Americans — are their enemies

    05/04/2010 12:39:28 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 5 replies · 375+ views
    dailycaller.com ^ | May 4, 2010 | Alex Pappas
    President Obama should launch a campaign to “to expose Islamist terror attacks on fellow Muslims,” House Republican Whip Eric Cantor told a conservative audience during a national security policy speech Tuesday morning, “instead of apologizing to the Arab world.” “Every time the Taliban blows up innocent Muslim women and children in Pakistan or al-Qaida strikes in Iraq or in any other Arab country, we must broadcast to the world the faces of the victims and point out their killers,” Cantor said at Tuesday’s “Protect America Month” lecture series sponsored by the Heritage Foundation. “In the battle of ideas, we win...
  • GOP Weekly Address Eric Cantor: "Runaway Spending is Washington's Disease" (Video)

    04/17/2010 10:50:58 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 4 replies · 140+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 4/17/10 | HAP
    GOP Address from Republican Whip Eric Cantor blasting Obama and the Democrats runaway spending, "Democrats never met a tax they didn't like or found a dollar they couldn't spend" ...(Video)
  • Defending Against Enemies Domestic

    03/30/2010 5:08:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies · 1,257+ views
    Investors.com ^ | March 30, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Homeland Security: Forget about foreign jihadists getting nukes or planting bombs in their underwear. The real enemies, some say, are domestic militia groups who play at war and those nasty Tea Party racists. The raid on a Michigan militia group accused of plotting war against the government will no doubt feed into the arguments of those who claim in the wake of health reform that the vast right-wing conspiracy is not only angry, but armed and dangerous. According to an Associated Press report, "Authorities said the arrests underscored the dangers of homegrown right-wing extremism of the sort seen in the...
  • Salon.com owes Eric Cantor an apology and retraction

    03/30/2010 8:16:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies · 868+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 03/30/2010 | Ann Kane
    All journalists get facts wrong on occasion; they even wrongly speculate at times. Here's Salon's take on Eric Cantor's announcement last Thursday that someone had shot into his conference room window. All the barbs directed at Cantor in this piece sound like classic projection. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ A day after telling reporters someone shot up his office, and implying it was because he's Jewish, Cantor's story had fallen so completely to pieces that his aides didn't even bother to defend it anymore. [snip] Cantor's statement about receiving threats was as melodramatic as it was self-contradictory; he accused Democrats of stirring up trouble...
  • Philadelphia Man Charged with Threatening to Kill U.S. Congressman and His Family

    03/29/2010 2:09:30 PM PDT · by Cindy · 32 replies · 1,261+ views
    http://philadelphia.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel10/ph032910.htm Philadelphia Man Charged with Threatening to Kill U.S. Congressman and His Family PHILADELPHIA—Today, a two-count complaint and warrant was filed charging Norman Leboon with threatening to kill United States Congressman Eric Cantor and his family, and threatening to kill Congressman Eric Cantor, who is an official of the United States, announced United States Attorney Michael L. Levy and FBI Special Agent in Charge Jan Fedarcyk. As set forth in the affidavit to the complaint and warrant, in or about late March, 2010, Leboon created and then transmitted a YouTube video to Google over the Internet, in which he threatened...
  • Obama Donor Charged in Death Threat Against House GOP Whip Cantor

    03/29/2010 10:46:29 AM PDT · by kristinn · 262 replies · 9,638+ views
    Monday, March 29, 2010 | Kristinn
    h/t Freeper mnehring Did Barack Obama inspire one of his donors to threaten a top GOP lawmaker? Norman Leboon, Sr, the man reported to have been arrested for making a death threat video against House Minority Whip Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Cantor's family is listed by the Federal Elections Commission as having made two donations to the presidential campaign of Barack Obama in 2008.According to the FEC, the donations were made on successive days in June 2008, on the 20th for $255 and on the 21st for $250. There are no other federal election campaign contributions listed for Leboon....
  • Man Charged With Threatening To Kill Rep. Eric Cantor (Norman LeBoon - White Muslim)

    03/29/2010 9:45:01 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 38 replies · 2,546+ views
    TPM ^ | 3/29/10 | Justin Ellito
    The U.S. Attorney in Philadelphia released this statement today. The text of an accompanying affidavit is also below. PRESS RELEASE PHILADELPHIA - Today, a two-count complaint and warrant was filed charging Norman Leboon with threatening to kill United States Congressman Eric Cantor and his family, and threatening to kill Congressman Eric Cantor, who is an official of the United States, announced United States Attorney Michael L. Levy and FBI Special Agent in Charge Jan Fedarcyk. As set forth in the affidavit to the complaint and warrant, in or about late March, 2010, Leboon created and then transmitted a YouTube video...
  • Fox News: Man Arrested Over Death Threat Against Rep. Eric Cantor

    03/29/2010 9:21:46 AM PDT · by kristinn · 143 replies · 6,271+ views
    Monday, March 29, 2010 | Kristinn
    Fox News just ran a short story announcing a man was arrested for threatening to kill Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)and his family. If I heard correctly, the threat was made in a YouTube video.Nothing on the wires yet...
  • Bullet That Struck Eric Cantor's Office Appears to Have Been Randomly Fired

    03/26/2010 11:51:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies · 1,793+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 03/26/2010
    A bullet that hit a window in Republican U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor's office building appears to have been fired randomly into the air, police said Thursday. Cantor announced at a Capitol Hill news conference Thursday that a shot had been fired into his Richmond campaign office. In addressing reporters, he denounced threats and vandalism against Democrats who passed sweeping health care reform legislation that has angered conservatives, but accused senior Democrats of inciting retribution against Republicans. "It is reckless to use these incidents as media vehicles for political gain," Cantor told reporters. Cantor said he receives threats because he is...
  • Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., Calls for Eric Cantor’s Resignation (Video)

    03/26/2010 11:12:29 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 35 replies · 1,349+ views
    Could this be another ploy for campaign money by being outrageous from House of Representatives bomb-thrower Rep. Alan Grayson, R-Fla.? Since his tirade alleging Republicans want you to “die quickly” if you lack health insurance, the Florida congressman has made this his shtick — as it has shown to raise a lot of campaign money from the nutroots elements of the left across the country. ...more (w/video)...
  • MEDIA PROMOTES VIOLENCE AGAINST REPUBLICANS?

    03/25/2010 1:54:27 PM PDT · by illiac · 46 replies · 1,644+ views
    Current ^ | 2/16/10 | Current
    Can you actually believe this crud? Okay, I get it Democrats, you don't like Republicans because they oppose your social ideology - so just have your leftist media promote violence against them?.. Are you really showing your true colors (SEIU purple?) as the progressive and tolerant political party which you claim to be ?
  • Cantor's Office Shot,Says,"Stop Fanning the Flames of Violence" Pence Outraged at Dem Fear-Mongering

    03/25/2010 10:46:43 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 19 replies · 1,064+ views
    An angry Eric Cantor stepped up the microphone today to talk about the bullet was shot through the window of his Richmond, Va., campaign office on Monday , and that he's gotten threatening emails. "I've received threats since I assumed elected office, not only because of my positions, but because I am Jewish," Cantor said.[As House Republican whip, Cantor is the highest elected Jewish politician in the country.] "I've never blamed anyone in this body for that. Period. Any suggestion that a leader in this body that would incite threats or acts against other members is akin to saying that...
  • Possible shot fired at office building of Cantor consultant

    03/25/2010 10:08:58 AM PDT · by Corin Stormhands · 23 replies · 1,034+ views
    A possible gunshot was fired through the window of the downtown Richmond Main Street building that houses the offices of one of Rep. Eric Cantor’s top political consultants, a source says.
  • VIDEO: Eric Cantor Talks About Shot Fired At His VA Office

    03/25/2010 10:08:22 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 38 replies · 1,306+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 25, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) announces a bullet was fired at his Virginia campaign office. Cantor says the Democrats are "fanning the flames" of violence.
  • Rep. Cantor's Richmond Campaign Office Shot at Overnight

    03/25/2010 9:29:40 AM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 173 replies · 6,195+ views
    fox news ^ | 3/25/10
    Republican Rep. Eric Cantor's Richmond campaign office was shot at Wednesday night, Fox News has learned, the latest in a rash of apparent threats and acts of intimidation against members of Congress. Most of the threats so far have been reported by Democrats, but Cantor -- the No. 2 Republican in the House -- is one of about 10 lawmakers who has asked for increased security protection, Fox News has learned. As a member of the House leadership, U.S. Capitol Police already provide Cantor with a security detail around the clock, but he has asked for more security. As House...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Shot Fired at House Minority Whip Eric Cantor's Richmond Office

    03/25/2010 9:26:10 AM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 14 replies · 783+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 03252010 | fnc
    FOX has learned that the Richmond, VA campaign office of House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) was shot at overnight.
  • Eric Cantor: Pelosi's Promise of Most Open & Ethical Congress in History is "Broken Everyday"(Video)

    03/11/2010 2:38:44 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 3 replies · 210+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 3/11/10 | HAP
    Following the passage of an earmark ban by the House Republican Conference, Republican Whip Eric Cantor pointed out that Speaker Nancy Pelosi breaks her pledge to lead the "most ethical Congress in history" every day.
  • Obama's House Is Leaking Votes

    02/27/2010 9:37:25 PM PST · by CaroleL · 18 replies · 1,207+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 02/28/10 | CaroleL
    There's been much speculation lately on the fate of Obamacare in the US Senate. The ins and outs of reconciliation, once a little known technicality in the rules of that legislative body, are now common knowledge to political junkies of all ideologies. But the actual death bed of the president's unpopular and obscenely expensive plan will most likely be the US House of Representatives.
  • Rep. Eric Cantor: White House Health Care Bill Is a 'Non-Starter'

    02/23/2010 1:50:41 PM PST · by Baladas · 13 replies · 571+ views
    ABC News ^ | Feb. 23, 2010 | HUMA KHAN
    House Minority Whip Eric Cantor today expressed little hope for bipartisan agreement on a health care bill when Republicans and Democrats meet Thursday in a joint summit called by President Obama. The Republican representative from Virginia rejected the bill released by the White House Monday, which proposed fixes to the Senate health care bill passed Christmas Eve and retained many of the same measures. "This bill is a non-starter," Cantor said on "Good Morning America" today. "The American people right now are the losers in all of this because the signals coming out of the White House don't bode well...
  • Gibbs calls Cantor a ‘hypocrite’ on stimulus

    02/17/2010 1:03:32 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies · 1,173+ views
    Gibbs calls Cantor a ‘hypocrite’ on stimulus By Sam Youngman - 02/17/10 03:42 PM ET White House spokesman Robert Gibbs called the number two House Republican a ‘hypocrite’ for criticizing the use of stimulus funds while at the same time requesting them for his district. Democrats have been defending the $787 billion program Wednesday, its one-year anniversary. Gibbs specifically targeted House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) for his criticism of the package, noting that Cantor has requested funds for a high-speed rail project in his district. "In Alabama, we call that hypocrisy," Gibbs, an Auburn-native said. "In Washington, we call...
  • Scarborough Seriously Not Sure He's Still A Republican

    01/18/2010 5:59:29 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 57 replies · 2,052+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough has expressed serious doubts as to his Republican affiliation, and made clear that House GOP whip Eric Cantor "is not my friend." But caution to those who assume Joe has gone left: he has clarified to this NewsBuster that his critique of the GOP comes from the right . . . Scarborough's stunning comments came on today's Morning Joe in response to Dem Bob Shrum's taunting of Joe over his ostensible GOP membership, in the context of Pres. Obama's attempt to rescue Martha Coakley from the rubble of her campaign. View video here.
  • Eric Cantor (R) dodges question on Palin's qualification (He's scared of Palin)

    12/13/2009 7:57:46 PM PST · by 4rcane · 155 replies · 4,849+ views
    Eric Cantor (R) dodges question on Palin's qualification (He's scared of Palin)
  • House Republicans Warn Obama on Copenhagen Accord

    12/10/2009 1:39:13 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 6 replies · 1,088+ views
    Humanevents.com ^ | 12/09/2009 | by Kenneth Hanner
    Several dozen House Republicans have written a letter to President Obama warning him not to commit the United States to an emission reduction protocol at UN Climate Change Conference taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark. “Only a treaty ratified by the United States Senate or legislation agreed to by Congress may commit our nation to any mandatory emissions reduction program,” said the letter dated December 4 and signed by House Republican leaders John Boehner (Ohio), Eric Cantor (Va.) and Mike Pence (Ind.) and over 20 other House members.
  • Cantor Says Rhetoric Harmful, Calls for Inclusion (criticizes some Rush Limbaugh comments)

    11/06/2009 3:27:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 69 replies · 1,846+ views
    Bloomberg on Yahoo ^ | 11/6/09 | Lorraine Woellert
    Nov. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Eric Cantor, the second-ranking Republican in the U.S. House, said his party needs to be inclusive and criticized some comments by talk-show host Rush Limbaugh as inappropriate. “The Republican Party in its roots is a party of inclusion and we ought to be promoting that and making sure that voices are heard,” Cantor, of Virginia, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing today.
  • Cantor criticizes Rush for Hitler-Obama comparison

    11/06/2009 12:12:29 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 112 replies · 2,306+ views
    politico.com ^ | Nov. 6, 2009 | Glenn Thrush
    GOP leaders have been loathe to criticize Rush Limbaugh -- but House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) is taking issue with Limbaugh's claim that President Obama's push for health care was comparable to Hitler's stranglehold on Germany. Cantor, the highest-ranking Jewish Republican elected official in the country, told Bloomberg News that his party needs to be more inclusive to regain power. “The Republican Party in its roots is a party of inclusion and we ought to be promoting that and making sure that voices are heard,” Cantor, of Virginia, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al...
  • Gingrich: Liberal Republican 'dramatically better' than Democrat [stands by Scozzafava]

    10/23/2009 9:11:53 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 104 replies · 3,192+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 2009-10-23
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is defending his decision to endorse a liberal Republican candidate in the special election for New York's 23rd Congressional District even though she is a Margaret Sanger Award winner and supporter of same-sex "marriage." New York Republican congressional candidate DeDe Scozzafava not only has the backing of Planned Parenthood and The Daily Kos, but her campaign has also received financial endorsements from the Republican National Committee and Republican leaders such as House Minority Leader John Boehner, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Gingrich recently said Scozzafava's election could be the...