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Eric Cantor

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Cantor Quits Congressional Leadership (Updated)

by David Badash ● 2:40 PM June 11, 2014
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Congressman Eric Cantor will resign from his position as House Republican Majority Leader, effective in July.

News

Watch: Cantor’s Tea Party Challenger Dave Brat Attributes Victory To God

by David Badash ● 8:20 AM June 11, 2014
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“This is the happiest moment of my life,” Tea Party candidate Dave Brat said in his victory speech, as he attributed his win to God.

Civil Rights

Eric Cantor Refuses To Meet With Immigrant Kids, Office Has Cops Threaten To Arrest Them

by David Badash ● 8:59 AM December 6, 2013
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Just one day after Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor blew off a nine-year old girl who approached him in the hallways of the House by saying, “I can’t help you,” he refused to meet with over a dozen immigrant children who came to his office.

Immigration

‘I Can’t Help You’: Eric Cantor Blows Off 9 Year Old Girl (Video)

by David Badash ● 7:27 PM December 4, 2013
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Today, nine-year old Liz Maquez, a U.S. citizen whose father is in danger of being deported, approached Cantor in the halls of Congress. “I can’t help you,” was Rep. Cantor’s response.

Immigration

Immigration Protesters Lay Siege To John Boehner’s Home – Plead For A Vote

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:08 PM November 21, 2013
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PHOTOS: Hundreds of protesters from United We Dream, gathered outside Speaker John Boehner’s home yesterday, pleading for him to call for a vote on the immigration bill already passed by the Senate.

Discrimination

Top GOPers Including Boehner Declined Invitations To Speak At 50th Anniversary Of King March

by David Badash ● 7:00 AM August 29, 2013
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Speaker of the House John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor were both invited to speak at Wednesday’s “Let Freedom Ring” celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic speech.

News

Breaking: House Passes Senate’s Violence Against Women Act, Sends To Obama

by David Badash ● 12:43 PM February 28, 2013
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After months of stalling and obstruction, the House minutes ago finally declared defeat and voted to accept the Senate’s broader version of the Violence Against Women Act, passing it 286 – 138.

Analysis

India to USA: “I Am Somebody and I Don’t Deserve to be Raped”

by Tanya Domi ● 11:53 AM January 6, 2013
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From New Delhi, India to Steubenville, Ohio, the planet is experiencing an epidemic of violence against women and girls that is intolerable and must be confronted

DOMA

House GOP: No Time For Sandy Relief Or Women’s Violence Bill, But Time To Fund DOMA Defense

by David Badash ● 1:30 PM January 3, 2013
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The House Republican leadership did have time — for the first time ever — to write funding for their anti-gay war, defending DOMA, into the official House Rules.

Marriage

Boehner, Demanding Spending Cuts, Increases Budget To Protect Gay Marriage Ban

by David Badash ● 6:25 PM December 13, 2012
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John Boehner secretly allowed the raising of the budget to pay his hand-picked outside counsel who is fighting attempts to overturn DOMA.

News

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough: Uninformed, Ignorant, Or Just A Big Cantor Fan?

by David Badash ● 4:15 PM November 26, 2012
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Eric Cantor was on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” and told host Joe Scarborough several falsehoods — which Scarborough, as a journalist, has a duty to know are falsehoods.

News

Eric Cantor: Only ‘Traditional Marriage’ Allows For ‘Pursuit Of Happiness’

by David Badash ● 7:42 PM September 14, 2012
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Congressman Eric Cantor, the House Majority Leader, told the Values Voters Summit today that only “traditional marriage” allows for the “pursuit of happiness.”

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GOP Majority Leader Eric Cantor Uses Labor Day To Celebrate Corporations

by David Badash ● 5:25 PM September 3, 2012
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In a moment of tone-deafness and hostility to unions and the working class, GOP Majority Leader Eric Cantor sent a Labor Day message in support of corporations.

Civil Rights

Anti-Gay Top Republican Eric Cantor: GOP Needs To Be ‘Party Of Inclusion’

by David Badash ● 9:47 AM July 20, 2012
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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a top Republican who has repeatedly voted anti-gay, yesterday said the GOP needs “to be a party of inclusion not exclusion.”

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