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  • WASHINGTON, June 11- U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor plans to step down as the No. 2 House Republican after a shock election defeat to a Tea Party movement upstart that set off an unexpected scramble for new leadership. The Washington Post reported that Cantor would leave his post effective July 31.

  • NEW YORK, June 11- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's shocking defeat isn't likely to have much effect on U.S. financial markets-- unless his departure emboldens Tea Party Republicans to again threaten a government shut-down over the debt ceiling next year, investment strategists said.

  • WASHINGTON, June 11- Republican lawmakers are scrambling to identify the party's future leaders after the shock primary election defeat of Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the House of Representatives, by an upstart candidate from the Tea Party movement.

  • Meet David Brat, the new GOP giant slayer Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 9:54 AM ET
    Seventh District US Congressional Republican candidate, David Brat.

    Who is the tea party Congressional candidate who upset Eric Cantor in a Virginia Republican primary? The Fiscal Times reports.

  • Business heads: Reform immigration laws now! Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 8:18 AM ET

    Some of the nation's leading businesses are prodding lawmakers to act on immigration as the issue enters a critical phase on Capitol Hill.

  • More than 100 activists protested at the FCC on Thursday, with signs reading "Liberate the Internet" and "Keep the Internet Free" and three audience members were escorted out of the meeting room for standing and shouting protests.

  • Some 200 activists have said they plan to protest at the FCC on Thursday, joining a few hard core critics who have camped outside the agency for a week. Those advocates want the FCC to reclassify Internet providers as utilities, like telephone companies, rather than as the less-regulated information services they are now.

  • WASHINGTON, May 13- President Barack Obama's decision on possible changes to U.S. deportation policy sets up an election-year skirmish that could help Democrats win points with their political base while irritating Republicans who are open to immigration reform.

  • Senate approves jobless benefits, divided House next Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 7:06 AM ET
    People seeking employment wait in line to enter a job fair at the Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater March 28, 2014 in Washington.

    The Senate passes a bill to restore expired long-term jobless benefits for 2.4 million Americans.

  • Senator banned by Putin: But my Siberian vacation! Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 10:41 AM ET
    Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind.

    Sen. Dan Coats found himself on a Russian sanctions list, and responded in the only way he knew how: cracking some jokes at Vladimir Putin's expense.

  • Boehner questions Senate unemployment deal Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 2:32 PM ET
    John Boehner

    House Speaker John Boehner questioned the feasibility of a bipartisan Senate deal to renew expired benefits for the long-term unemployed.

  • Obama's executive overtime order     Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 3:16 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the latest on President Obama's controversial executive order to raise overtime pay.

  • Why US can export nat gas without raising prices Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 9:56 AM ET
    A LNG tanker sails through the Houston Ship channel.

    Energy experts at IHS Ceraweek say market dynamics will keep the lid on prices of U.S. natural gas even if more expensive techniques are used to extract it.

  • Boehner: Time for US sanctions on Russia     Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 1:10 PM ET

    Speaker of the House John Boehner called Russian President Putin a "thug."

  • Obama, Boehner to have rare Oval Office meeting Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 7:40 AM ET
    Speaker of the House John Boehner and President Barack Obama.

    A "broad set of topics" is on the agenda for Boehner's first solo meeting with Obama in the Oval Office in more than two years.

  • Did stimulus work? Five years later debate rages on Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 9:20 AM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers remarks about the ConnectED program at Buck Lodge Middle School February 4, 2014 in Adelphi, Maryland.

    On the fifth anniversary of a controversial economic stimulus plan, President Obama released a positive report that sparked a new round of partisan debate.

  • Morning six-pack: What we're reading Wednesday Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 7:57 AM ET

    Happy Wednesday, and welcome to yet another frosty offering of the Morning Six-Pack.

  • Washington split over immigration     Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 9:46 AM ET

    NBC News' Steve Handelsman reports on the split in Washington over immigration amid the debt ceiling battle. Speaker Boehner said "there is widespread doubt about whether this administration can be trusted to enforce our laws."

  • Why Boehner hit the brakes on immigration reform Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 6:39 AM ET
    John Boehner

    House Speaker John Boehner hit the pause button on major immigration reform, one week after Republicans unveiled their "principles" for an overhaul.

  • House easily passes long-overdue farm bill Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 3:04 PM ET
    Cattle at Hunter Haven Dairy Farm in Pearl City, Ill.

    The House of Representatives passed an controversial farm bill Wednesday that cuts spending by about $23 billion.