House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Defeated In Primary

By: Wednesday June 11, 2014 7:12 am

For the first time since the position was created in 1899 a sitting Majority Leader of the House of Representatives has been defeated in a party primary. Eric Cantor was soundly defeated last night in Virginia’s 7th congressional district Republican primary by David Brat, a conservative college professor who represented the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party.

 

Late Night: The Cliffs of Insanity

By: Sunday September 29, 2013 8:00 pm

As the House GOP’s nuttier members follow Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee like the poor children of Hamelin were seduced by a Pied Piper who led them to their doom, the sole satisfaction I can get out of this is knowing that these clowns won’t be rewarded for doing their utmost to destroy America.

Late Night: The Politics of Me

By: Thursday January 3, 2013 8:00 pm

The brief tempest in a teapot over New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s harsh words for the House GOP in the wake of its refusal to provide disaster funding for his state has, thankfully, blown over. This sort of GOP apostasy, while pure catnip to the Village, doesn’t amount to a hill of beans in the real world, and is newsworthy only because such behavior is so drearily common.

“Do What We Say or the Women Will Die”

By: Sunday May 6, 2012 9:30 am

“Do What We Say or the Women Will Die”

That may sound like some kind of villainous threat in a Wild West melodrama, but it is exactly what the Rick Perry administration in Texas is saying today.

House GOP Disenfranchises DC Voters First

By: Wednesday January 5, 2011 7:10 pm

It’s important to track the backwards steps this GOP House takes to satisfy its non-racist, non-sexist teabagger base. This disenfranchisement of African-American and LGBT DC residents is the first of many of these steps.

Welcome to the future, or back to it, as the case may be!

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