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GOP Whip Faces Newt's Task Magnified

Cantor, a key face for the GOP, led the charge against stimulus

(Newser) - House Minority Whip Eric Cantor's position resembles that of predecessor Newt Gingrich in 1993, and like Gingrich, Cantor has rallied Republicans in a divisive budget battle against reigning Democrats. But continuing in Gingrich's mold may be a tall order, writes Adam Nagourney in the New York Times—while Newt led... More »

Lott Likely to Snare Lobby Job

Timing of departure suggests he'll return as lobbyist

(Newser) - Republican Minority Whip Trent Lott is quitting the Senate—but he's probably not leaving Washington or politics for very long. The timing of Lott's departure suggests he is planning a lucrative career as a lobbyist, reports MSNBC. A resignation in 2008 would have required a two-year "timeout" before Lott... More »

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