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11:40 AM ET, June 11, 2014


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Erick Erickson / RedState:
Why Eric Cantor Lost  —  The death of the tea party has been greatly exaggerated.  House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary tonight to David Brat, a man who was significantly outspent.  Cantor spent $5 million to Brat's $122,000.00.  —  The media will play up Cantor's loss by claiming it was about immigration.
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 …
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 …
New York Times:
Cantor's Loss a Bad Omen for Moderates  —  WASHINGTON — The House Republican leadership, so solid in its opposition to President Obama, was torn apart Tuesday by the defeat of its most influential conservative voice, Representative Eric Cantor, the House majority leader …
Reid J. Epstein / Wall Street Journal:
David Brat's Writings: Hitler's Rise ‘Could All Happen Again’  —  David Brat, the Virginia Republican who shocked House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R., Va.) Tuesday, wrote in 2011 that Hitler's rise “could all happen again, quite easily.”  —  Mr. Brat's remarks, in a 2011 issue of Interpretation …
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 …
Laura Vozzella / Washington Post:
Chaos erupts at Cantor's election night headquarters after his departure  —  RICHMOND — As if the political drama were not powerful enough, chaos erupted at election night headquarters shortly after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor conceded his stunning defeat to tea party-backed conservative David Brat.
Shane Goldmacher /
Eric Cantor's Pollster Tries to Explain Why His Survey Showed Cantor Up 34 Points  —  This was not the first time Cantor pollster John McLaughlin has been wrong.  —  House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's own polling showed him with a wide lead before he lost his primary.  (Liz Lynch)
Jonathan Chait Follow / New York Magazine:
Eric Cantor's Shocking, Richly Deserved Primary Defeat  —  In Republican country, Tea Party always finds you.  —  Since Republicans won control of the House in the 2010 elections, the political future of Eric Cantor has been the subject of ceaseless speculation.
Todd S. Purdum / Politico:
The GOP's habit of eating its own  —  Eric Cantor's defeat in Virginia's GOP primary stunned the Washington political world.  —  But in historical terms, it should not have come as a shock.  House Republicans have been eating their young since the Eisenhower era, and the race has been always to the right.
Dave Brat for Congress:
About Dave  —  Dave Brat presents a major problem for liberals who try to continue increased government spending by discrediting conservatives and claiming the budget is “too complicated” for conservatives to understand.  —  For years in Virginia, everyone from the media to Governors have come …
Michael Tomasky / The Daily Beast:
Eric Cantor's Primary Loss Is a Political Earthquake.  And It's Awful.  —  How did the No. 2 man in the House lose a primary?  Chalk it up to immigration and the Tea Party.  It's one of the most shocking losses in U.S. electoral history—and it's bad for America.
Mickey Kaus / The Daily Caller:
Notes on Cantormageddon  —  You knew Majority Leader Eric Cantor was vulnerable-the press had already reported a non-trivial Anybody But Cantor vote in his district.  But I would have settled for his challenger, Dave Brat, winning more than 40%.  I was all ready to (legitimately) spin that as a warning shot across Cantor's bow.
Discussion: Power Line, CNN and Pat Dollard
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:   For Barack Obama, Eric Cantor loss comes with a price
The GOP leadership scramble
Discussion: Fox News and Balloon Juice
Russell Berman / The Hill:
GOP takes steps to rein in Obama
Discussion: Hot Air
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Poll: Immigration didn't doom Eric Cantor
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
House Republicans up late weighing strategy in wake of Cantor's shocking defeat
Discussion: ABC News and The Dish
Scott Clement / Washington Post:
Did Democratic votes doom Eric Cantor?
Discussion: The Week, Mediaite and The Raw Story
Katherine Miller / BuzzFeed:
Ted Cruz's Staff Seems Pretty Excited That Eric Cantor Lost
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Cantor out in Tea Party shocker
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Cantor Campaign: Internal Poll Showed 34-Point Lead Over Tea Partier
Eric Ostermeier / Smart Politics:
Eric Cantor 1st House Majority Leader to Lose Renomination Bid in History
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama, not Hagel, responsible for Bergdahl, says White House  —  President Obama was responsible for the decision to swap five Taliban militants for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the White House said Tuesday.  —  The White House sought to deflect charges from congressional Republicans …
Hagel in the hot seat over Bergdahl deal
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Dan Murphy / Reuters:
Why Mosul's fall is a signature moment in Iraq (+video)  —  The Iraqi government has lost control of its third-largest city to Al Qaeda-inspired insurgents, a crushing defeat for not only Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's security policies but for Iraqi politics as a whole.
New York Times:
After Capture of Mosul, Militants Extend Control in Iraq
Ben Giles / Arizona Capitol Times:
Legal challenge alleges Cesar Chavez misled voters, should be tossed off ballot  —  Cesar Chavez, formerly GOP candidate Scott Fistler, is making a blatant attempt to confuse and mislead voters in Arizona's 7th Congressional District and should be tossed off the Democratic primary ballot …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Jonathan Topaz / Politico:
Suit over ‘Cesar Chavez’ name change
Justin McCarthy / Gallup:
Smaller Majority of Americans View Hillary Clinton Favorably  —  At 54%, her favorability has slipped since February  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hillary Clinton's favorability rating has dropped slightly, although a majority of Americans continue to view her in a positive light.
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