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WASHINGTON, June 11- A shock primary election defeat for Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the U.S. 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 defaults.
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.
Known as a debt and deficit reformer, Ryan is expanding his focus to poverty fighter, telling a crowd that government has done an inadequate job.
Rep. Paul Ryan, (R) Wis., House Budget Committee Chairman, discusses the war on poverty. Rep. Ryan says the poor have been isolated from the rest of Americans in many ways.
Rep. Paul Ryan, (R) Wisconsin, House Budget Committee Chairman, says the GOP needs a vibrant agenda to create jobs, increase take-home pay, and restart upward mobility.
President Obama proposed new tax credits and job-training programs in a 2015 budget that highlights stark differences with Republicans.
CNBC contributor Robert Costa discusses Rep. Paul Ryan's House GOP budget agenda and war on poverty.
Social programs have "created a poverty trap," Rep. Paul Ryan says. The Washington Post reports.
Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI), shares his thoughts on why raising the minimum wage could hinder job creation.
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., discusses his vote for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which provides basic protections against workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender.
Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI), shares his "pro-growth" ideas to lower tax rates on business and families and create jobs. Simplifying the tax code is clearly one of the best things we can do to create growth and jobs in this economy, says Ryan.
If he's saying he's doing this without going through Congress, then I have no idea what he is proposing, says Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI), sharing his thoughts on President Obama's call for a new kind of retirement plan.
Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI), shares his views on President Obama's promise to sidestep Congress if necessary, to narrow the gap of income inequality, implement tax and immigration reform and develop the nation's energy supplies. We are very worried about President Obama going overboard on energy regulations, says Ryan.
Here's what's lawmakers are expected to focus on as they return to Capitol Hill.
Surprise! Washington could be slightly less dysfunctional next year. Keep an eye on the debt ceiling, tax reform and mid-term elections. POLITICO's Ben White reports.
In an exclusive interview with Larry Kudlow, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., discusses the budget deal, the Fed's decision to taper, and veterans' pensions.
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), House Budget Committee chairman, weighs in on how the passed budget plan will impact disabled veterans' pension. We owe so much to the men and women who fight for us: veterans will not take a 1 percent pension reduction, says Ryan.
The Fed needs to get back to "sound money," House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan told CNBC on Wednesday.
Don Warren, Columbia University associate professor, and Bill Kriston, The Weekly Standard, discuss the bipartisan budget deal and Paul Ryan success.
Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) says the Patty Murray - Paul Ryan budget deal "will pass in the Senate." He says the deal enables us to "prioritize spending."