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Here's Who's in the Running for Cantor's Job

Reps. Kevin McCarthy, Pete Sessions likely contenders

(Newser) - Now that majority leader Eric Cantor is out of the running for the next Congress, who will take his place in the GOP leadership? Politico identifies a number of potential frontrunners, starting with current majority whip Kevin McCarthy of California, who is pretty much guaranteed to seek Cantor's old... More »

On Fiscal Cliff Vote, House GOP Leaders Split

Boehner, Paul Ryan voted aye, as Cantor, McCarthy rejected deal

(Newser) - The bill to avoid the fiscal cliff ended up clearing the House with more than enough Republican votes, but the vote split GOP leaders. Speaker John Boehner cast his "yes" as soon as voting began, but House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, and Chief Deputy Whip... More »

Outmaneuvered GOP Already Defeated on Budget Battle

With public against them, Republicans look for 'orderly surrender': Dana Milbank

(Newser) - Don't be fooled by posturing or rhetoric, Republicans have already lost the fight with President Obama over increasing taxes—the only question is whether they'll admit defeat before the government goes over the "fiscal cliff," writes Dana Milbank in the Washington Post . With Americans ready to... More »

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