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Jake Sherman / Politico:
CANTOR LOSES  —  RICHMOND, Va. — It wasn't enough that Eric Cantor spent $1 million in the weeks leading up to the election, when his conservative foe hardly had $100,000 in his campaign coffers.  —  It didn't matter that the House majority leader, 51, branded Dave Brat a liberal hack …
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Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Eric Cantor succumbs to tea party challenger Tuesday  —  In a stunning upset propelled by tea party activists, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) was defeated in Tuesday's congressional primary, with insurgent David Brat delivering an unpredicted and devastating loss to the second …
Reid J. Epstein / Wall Street Journal:
Who Is David Brat?  Meet the Economics Professor Who Defeated Eric Cantor  —  College professor David Brat knocked off House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R., Va.) Tuesday in the biggest congressional upset in years.  —  Mr. Brat ran an underfunded campaign based in part on Mr. Cantor's supposed support …
Alan Suderman / Associated Press:
HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER CANTOR DEFEATED IN PRIMARY  —  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost in his Republican primary election Tuesday to a little-known economics professor, a stunning upset for the GOP's No. 2 in the House and a major victory for the tea party.
Politico:
The GOP leadership scramble  —  House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's stunning loss to his tea party challenger on Tuesday will create the biggest disruption for GOP lawmakers since the departure of Tom DeLay eight years ago, and throws open the question of who will be the next Speaker after John Boehner leaves.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Katherine Miller / BuzzFeed:
Ted Cruz's Staff Seems Pretty Excited That Eric Cantor Lost  —  “Is DC listening yet?”  —  Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost in stunning fashion Tuesday night to tea party challenger Dave Brat.  —  Lucas Jackson / Reuters / Reuters  —  View Entire List ›
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Eric Cantor Loses To Tea Party Primary Challenger  —  House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-VA) lost to tea party primary challenger David Brat in the Republican primary on Tuesday.  —  The race was called at about 8:05 p.m. Cantor lost to primary challenger David Brat.
Discussion: Business Insider and Hit & Run
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Open thread: Tonight's the night we retire Eric Cantor and Lindsey Graham; Update: Cantor in deep trouble early; Update: Cantor loses?  Update: AP calls it for Dave Brat  —  I know that headline's egregiously incorrect, I just ... wanted to experience it.  Just once.
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Eric Cantor Defeated by David Brat, Tea Party Challenger, in Primary Upset  —  WASHINGTON — In one of the most stunning primary election upsets in congressional history, the House majority leader, Eric Cantor, was soundly defeated on Tuesday by a Tea Party-backed economics professor …
Discussion: The Dish
Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:
Eric Cantor defeated — amnesty suspected  —  Remember those polls that purported to show that most Republicans, and maybe even most Tea Party members, support amnesty and a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants?  I guess the pollsters forgot to survey Republicans in Eric Cantor's district in central Virginia.
Emily Cahn / Roll Call:
Eric Cantor Loses Primary in Massive Upset (Video)  —  House Majority Leader Eric Cantor became the first person in American history to lose his primary while holding that position.  He lost Tuesday night to a poorly-funded GOP opponent in the biggest electoral stunner in several cycles.
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Cantor Campaign: Internal Poll Showed 34-Point Lead Over Tea Partier  —  An internal poll by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-VA) re-election campaign had him with a 34-point lead over primary opponent economics professor David Brat.  —  The poll, conducted by John McLaughlin …
John Parkinson / ABC News:
Meet The Tea Party Challenger Who Took Down Eric Cantor
Discussion: Yahoo! News, The PJ Tatler and ABC News
Associated Press:   House Majority Leader Cantor defeated in primary
Erick Erickson / RedState:
Why Eric Cantor Lost
Sean Sullivan / Washington Post:
For Sen. Lindsey Graham, 50 percent is the only number that matters today
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Cantor out in Tea Party shocker
Discussion: Politico
Philip Elliott / Associated Press:
News Guide: Primary Elections Tuesday in 6 States
Discussion: Politico
Jack Fitzpatrick / NationalJournal.com:
Eric Cantor's Unusually Expensive, Surprisingly Negative Primary Campaign
Shushannah Walshe / ABC News:
Eric Cantor Loses Primary to Tea Party Challenger In Huge Upset
Washington Post:
One way to end violence against women?  Married dads.  —  The data show that #yesallwomen would be safer with fewer boyfriends around their kids.  —  The dramatic social media response to the UC-Santa Barbara shooting, captured by the hashtag #YesAllWomen, underlined an important and unpleasant truth …
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Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
WaPo Editorial Page Goes Neanderthal For Second Time In A Week
ThinkProgress:
All Of The Things Women Are Supposed To Do To Prevent Rape
Jennifer Medina / New York Times:
Judge Rejects Teacher Tenure for California  —  LOS ANGELES — A California judge ruled Tuesday that teacher tenure laws deprive students of their right to an education under the state Constitution and violate their civil rights.  The decision hands teachers' unions a major defeat in a landmark case …
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Stephanie Simon / Politico:
California teachers unions lose big in court
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
ABC News's Diane Sawyer destroys Hillary Rodham Clinton on Benghazi  —  A standard defense for Hillary Rodham Clinton when facing questions about Benghazi, Libya, has been to cite her commissioning of a report from the State Department's Accountability Review Board (ARB) …
Discussion: his vorpal sword and Power Line
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Hayes Brown / ThinkProgress:
One Of The World's Scariest Terrorist Groups Now Controls Major City In Iraq  —  ISIS fighters in Fallujah, the first city the group captured  —  A terrorist group that al Qaeda has deemed too radical and unpredictable now controls the second largest city in Iraq as of Tuesday …
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KOIN-TV:
Student, shooter dead at Reynolds High School  —  TROUTDALE, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Troutdale police have identified the student killed in the shooting at Reynolds High School student Tuesday morning as a 14-year-old freshman.  —  Emilio Hoffman, a freshman soccer player at Reynolds High School, is one of two dead (Instagram)
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Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
Obama after 2016: ‘On a beach’  —  President Barack Obama's post-White House plans include serious work to reach out to young people, he said Tuesday — but first, he'll get in some time in the sand.  —  As soon as the next president is sworn in, Obama plans to be “on a beach somewhere …
Discussion: Hot Air
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Darlene Superville / Associated Press:
Obama Leaves White House for Lunch With Duncan
Discussion: CNN
Geoff Pender / The Clarion-Ledger:
Cochran goes on offensive, calls McDaniel “an extremist,” “dangerous”  —  After months of milquetoast statements and letting surrogates do any campaign trash talking, incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran went on the offensive in Hattiesburg on Tuesday, calling his opponent Chris McDaniel …
 
 
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