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Cantor Resigns House Leadership Post After Shocking Election Loss

House Majority leader Eric Cantor -- the second most powerful man in the U.S. House of Representatives -- has been unexpectedly defeated in a Republican primary election, sending shockwaves throughout the U.S. Capitol and beyond. Cantor lost to a little-known conservative opponent, David Brat, who portrayed Cantor as being too soft on the divisive issue of immigration reform. Some were hoping Cantor would become the first Jewish American Speaker of the House. He reacted swiftly, though,...

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