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  • Eric Cantor’s son is member of frat at center of Univ. of Virginia rape scandal

    2 weeks ago

    A son of the former congressman Eric Cantor is a member of the University of Virginia fraternity at the center of a high-profile rape scandal.

    Michael “Mikey” Cantor, whose father until recently was the sole Jewish Republican in Congress, belongs to Phi Kappa Psi at the...

  • Was Eric Cantor’s loss a Jewish thing?

    June 12, 2014 | 12:19 pm

    David Wasserman went there.

    From a post-election New York Times story:

    David Wasserman, a House political analyst at the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, said another, more local factor has to be acknowledged: Mr. Cantor, who dreamed of becoming the first Jewish speaker of...

  • Over-confidence and neglect fuel Republican Cantor’s stunning fall

    June 11, 2014 | 4:00 pm

    A combination of over-confidence, neglect of his district and voter anger at congressional leaders fueled Republican Eric Cantor's stunning primary loss in Virginia, an upset that rocked the Republican Party.

    Cantor's loss on Tuesday to a political unknown, college professor and...

  • House Republican No. 2 Cantor to step down after election shock

    June 11, 2014 | 3:56 pm

    A shock primary election defeat for Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the House of Representatives, left his political party in chaos on Wednesday as financial markets worried the shakeup might renew budget fights that in the past have caused government shutdowns and near credit...

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  • Cantor’s loss leaves Jewish Republicans bereft

    June 11, 2014 | 10:01 am

    Eric Cantor’s defeat in one constituency, Virginia’s 7th Congressional district, triggered mourning among another: Republican Jews.

    Since 2009, Rep. Cantor (R-Va.) has been the only Jewish Republican in Congress. After the 2010 GOP takeover of the House, he became the majority...

  • House Majority Leader Eric Cantor suffers shocking loss to Tea Party rival

    June 10, 2014 | 5:14 pm

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia lost to a Tea Party challenger on Tuesday in a stunning Republican primary upset that sent shockwaves through Congress and gave the conservative movement a landmark victory.

    Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the House of...

  • The Shutdown

    By Rob Eshman

    October 1, 2013 | 12:07 pm

    What the $%#@ is happening?

    I’m writing this 17 minutes after the Federal government shut down — for the first time in 17 years.  I remember clearly the last time this happened.  It was stupid and superfluous and self-destructive then.  It’s stupid, superfluous and...

  • Who really creates jobs?

    By Douglas Bloomfield

    August 14, 2013 | 11:15 am

    There he goes again. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor recently told Fox News host Chris Wallace that “the government doesn’t create jobs, the private sector does.” That’s a favorite mantra of Republicans. It may make a good sound bite, but there’s not a bit of truth in it.

    For...

  • At AIPAC confab, sequester looms large

    March 5, 2013 | 8:53 am

    Imminent threats threading through the rhetoric at AIPAC conferences is hardly new, but this year’s alarm raising had a unique wrinkle: In addition to the prospect of a nuclear Iran, the other danger AIPAC targeted was domestic -- sequestration.

    The message hammered home...

  • Congress passes more expansive Violence Against Women Act

    March 1, 2013 | 9:07 am

    Congress approved the more expansive version of an extension of the Violence Against Women Act that an array of Jewish groups had backed.

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved the Senate version of the bill after it had rejected a Republican rewrite that omitted...

  • Opinion: The Post-Kumbaya President

    By Marty Kaplan

    January 21, 2013 | 8:42 pm

    I wonder where Eric Cantor and Paul Ryan are having dinner tonight.

    Four years ago, while Democrats danced at inaugural balls, Reps. Cantor and Ryan dined at The Caucus Room, a Capitol Hill steakhouse, along with other top Republicans, including Rep. Kevin McCarthy, and Sens. Jim...

  • Brad Sherman makes Forward 50

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 12, 2012 | 11:22 pm

    Rep. Brad Sherman has been named to the Forward 50, the newspaper’s annual list of “American Jews who made the most significant impact on the news in the past year.”

    By that measure – impact on the news – there’s no question that Sherman deserves to make the list, though I’d...

  • Congressional races: Republican Jewish hopefuls defeated, new faces for House Dems

    November 7, 2012 | 10:45 am

    Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) is no closer to having a minyan. The majority leader will remain the sole Jewish member of his party’s caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives.

    In a generally rough night for Republicans, the party's top Jewish congressional prospects all went down to...

  • August 26, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 26, 2012 | 2:15 am

    In-depth

    Where Will Morsi’s Embrace of Ahmadinejad Lead?

    Writing in Algemeiner, Dore Gold warns that any renewed warmth between Cairo and Tehran could endanger Egypt’s ties in the Arab world.

    [T]here are presently a number of challenges that will make any Sunni-Shiite...

  • GOP, Democratic conventions will gain Jewish focus for similarities and gaps

    August 21, 2012 | 2:40 pm

    Get set for a political double feature with much of the same plot, but with different outcomes for the issues that tend to preoccupy Jewish voters.

    The same key words and themes will bounce around Jewish events at next week’s Republican convention in Tampa, Fla,. and at the...

  • Romney names ‘Jewish Americans’ campaign group

    August 1, 2012 | 10:18 am

    Mitt Romney launched the “Jewish Americans for Romney” coalition and continued to defend his citation of culture to explain the economic disparity between Israelis and Palestinians.

    “The Jewish community has made contributions to American society that stand in amazing disproportion...

  • Pelosi and Cantor spar over Republican Jewish outreach

    July 30, 2012 | 10:04 am

    Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the minority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, said that Republicans exploit Jewish voters for political gain.

    Pelosi (D-Calif.) in an interview last Friday with the Bloomberg news service also said that many Republicans “are using Israel as an excuse,...

  • Senate affirms commitment to Israeli military’s qualitative edge

    July 2, 2012 | 11:25 am

    The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed bipartisan legislation that reaffirms U.S. security commitments to Israel.

    More specifically, the measure says that the U.S. will provide Israel with the capabilities to preserve its military’s qualitative edge, expand military and civilian...

  • Political tidbits: Another Jew in the House

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 6, 2012 | 12:17 pm

    ‎1.‎

    With another primary day over, body count can begin: Sherman in, ‎Berman in, Rothman out, Wilmer out, Lowenthal in, Schiff in. Our ‎House Jewish Projection page has been updated. We’ve also changed our over‎all projection from -4 to -3. It might be a little bit on...

  • 'Ask Her When She's Sober'

    By Marty Kaplan

    March 26, 2012 | 11:49 am

    Until Marine Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach and her unborn child were murdered by Marine Cpl. Cesar Laurean and buried in his backyard, her congressman, Mike Turner, had a record like any other garden-variety Republican warrior on women. With his 100 percent perfect opposition to...

  • Cantor endorses Romney

    March 4, 2012 | 11:01 pm

    Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) endorsed Mitt Romney for president and said that he is not interested in the vice-presidency.

    Cantor, the majority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives and the highest-ranking Jewish legislator in U.S. history, said that Romney is the best candidate...

  • Cantor vows to raise Iran issues on Middle East trip

    January 6, 2012 | 3:09 pm

    Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the U.S. House of Representatives majority leader, said he will raise the dangers posed by Iran during a Middle East tour.

    The delegation of nine lawmakers—eight Republicans and a Democrat—will head next week to France, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the...

  • Cantor: U.S. must signal intolerance for Israel vilification

    December 15, 2011 | 10:35 am

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said the Obama administration must clearly signal to emerging Arab governments that vilifying Israel and Jews is unacceptable.

    “Now is the time for Washington to send a clear signal to the emerging governments of the Middle East and the...

  • Cantor, Ehud Barak to address Reform biennial

    November 22, 2011 | 5:50 pm

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak will address the Union for Reform Judaism’s biennial.

    The URJ announced plans for Cantor (R-Va.), the highest-ranking Jewish member of Congress in history, and Barak, a former prime minister, on Tuesday.

    President Obama already is slated to speak during the biennial taking place Dec. 14-18 in the Washington suburbs.

  • Can Obama be trusted on Israel?

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    October 10, 2011 | 11:23 am

    This past Sunday night I conducted a conversation between Eric Cantor, the House Majority Leader and highest -ranking Jewish elected official in American history Birthright Israel co-founder and Jewish mega-philanthropist Michael Steinhardt on how universal Jewish values can be used...

  • Museum of Tolerance and political group to hold ‘provocative’ 9/11-themed event

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 6, 2011 | 1:05 pm

    On Sept. 7, just days before the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the Museum of Tolerance (MOT) is set to host two political pollsters for an event the museum is calling “provocative.”

    At the event, titled “9/11 + 10: Public Attitudes about Security Threats—Domestic and...

  • Zuckerberg, Bibi head list of Top 50 Jews

    July 26, 2011 | 10:30 am

    Mark Zuckerberg and Benjamin Netanyahu head The Jerusalem Post’s second annual list of the world’s 50 Top Jews.

    Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, adds his No. 1 finish in the Post survey to his Person of the Year award from Time magazine. He is followed by Netanyahu, Israel’s prime...

  • The Demonization of Eric Cantor

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    July 19, 2011 | 4:09 pm

    Attacks on Eric Cantor are gaining steam. Harry Reid called him childish. Many in the media have portrayed him as the obstinate Republican who will destroy American credit by blocking a deal on raising the debt ceiling. But for those of us who feel constantly ripped off by a...

  • Weiner should resign, Cantor says

    June 7, 2011 | 3:01 pm

    Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the U.S. House of Representatives majority leader, called on Congressman Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) to resign.

    Cantor’s call Tuesday came a day after Weiner admitted to having innapropriate Internet relationships and lying about a lewd photo posted to his...

  • Cantor advises Weiner to ‘come clean’ in Twitter flap

    June 2, 2011 | 6:22 pm

    Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the Republican majority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, called on Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) to “come clean” about a controversy over a lewd photo.

    Cantor made his comments in a television interview on Thursday, as Weiner endured a fourth day...

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