House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) pulled out of talks with Vice President Joe Biden yesterday on whether to raise the nation's debt ceiling. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent, gives us an update.
Every state save for Hawai'i has been to the primary polls, and the ballots for November are nearly set. In a few states we saw surprising results: results that might lead to changed strategies in the general election. We speak with Eric Cantor.
We talk with House Majority Whip Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), Ahead of Saturday's expected vote, he joins us for a look at what's in and what's out in the Democrats' bill and about the shooting in Fort Hood, Texas.
The Takeaway talks with Eric Cantor, the Republican representative of Virginia's 7th congressional district, who serves as the House Minority Whip about the Republican view of the President's economic recovery plan.
Shortly after 1 p.m. on Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives rejected the Senate bill to grant an extension unemployment benefits and a payroll tax cut by two months. It's increasingly unclear whether any deal can get done.
Republicans, seeking to explain their seeming inflexibility and unwillingness to compromise, are wrapping themselves in the flag of Ronald Reagan. They're bristling, however, when confronted with examples of Reagan raising taxes and even compromising.
Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords, still recovering from the shooting that nearly took her life last January, turned in her resignation on Wednesday. A special election will be held to find someone to occupy her seat temporarily.
In December, Republicans and Democrats managed to extend a payroll tax cut, unemployment benefits and a fix for Medicare payments. That extension runs out at the end of the month but, at least when it comes to the payroll tax cut, Republicans are willing to offer another extension through the end of the year.
Marco Rubio, the popular, first-term U.S. Senator from Florida, endorsed Mitt Romney for president in an appearance on a Fox News TV program Wednesday night. It's just the latest endorsement as Romney's candidacy begins to take on an air of invincibility — at least among the Republican candidates.
If immigration reform was already on life support in Congress, last night's defeat of Republican Eric Cantor in Virginia may have pulled the plug, at least for any short-term legislation. But a reform activist says demographic trends are on the side of reform.
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