Eric Cantor vs. Paul Ryan on entitlements.11:14 AM, Feb 8, 2011 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
In strong remarks on the Senate floor this morning, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell points out that President Obama’s spending “freeze” at current levels will result in a bigger deficit this year than last.
5:45 PM, Jan 27, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
Guess who’s holding a super secret, ill-intentioned meeting this weekend in Palm Springs, California? The nefarious Koch brothers – nefarious because they donate to conservative causes, of course.
Already, leftist groups are beginning to fulminate (against what, it’s not quite clear), insisting that there’s something inherently corrupt in the free assembly of the Koch brothers and their cohorts.
From The Scrapbook.12:00 AM, Sep 4, 2010 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
Back in 2007, THE WEEKLY STANDARD heralded the arrival of three rising Republicans in the House who weren’t then household names. We dubbed them the Young Guns. Eric Cantor of Virginia was the deputy whip, a backbencher elevated by then-whip Roy Blunt. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin hadn’t quite come into his own yet as an influential policy maven. Kevin McCarthy of California was a freshman with a gift for understanding the ups and downs of electoral politics. The three were “agitating for the party to return to its small-government roots and to retake the House.”
Like an adult. 2:25 PM, Mar 30, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Greg Sargent has Eric Cantor's response to news that an insane Obama donor threatened in a YouTube video to shoot Cantor and his family:
Eric Cantor has spoken out for the first time about the threat on his life, and he says the incident shows that such threats come from all sides of the political spectrum.
Cantor made the comments to a Virginia TV reporter after a local event.
“No one condones the threats, or the violence, or any kind of racial slurs, or introduction of any of that into political discourse,” Cantor said, when asked about the news that the FBI has arrested an apparently deranged man for threatening to kill him and his family in a YouTube video.
4:47 PM, Mar 15, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
The second-ranking House Republican blasted the Obama administration as “irresponsible” in its dealings with Israel, accusing the White House of trying to curry favor with the Arab world by deriding America’s closest ally in the Middle East.
1:27 PM, Feb 24, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Here's the about-to-be-unveiled list of House Republicans attending the "health care summit" tomorrow; the four additional picks are Ryan, Roskam, Blackburn, and Boustany:
- Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH)
- Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA)
- Energy & Commerce Committee Ranking Republican Joe Barton (R-TX)
- Ways & Means Committee Ranking Republican Dave Camp (R-MI)
- Education & Labor Committee Ranking Republican John Kline (R-MN)
- Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
- Dr. Charles Boustany (R-LA)
- Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL)
- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)
And help the Republicans.12:00 AM, Feb 18, 2010 • By GARY ANDRES
Conventional wisdom in Washington has already figured out the winners and losers of next week’s White House health care summit. The smart money is on President Obama. The silver-tongued orator will wow C-Span viewers, demonstrating his knack for substantive detail and cool debating style.
The mainstream media has the tactical narrative ready to report as well. Mr. Obama either forces Republicans to compromise and pass some version of health reform, or makes the GOP look like obstructionists.
That was easy.
Yes, it can.11:00 AM, Jan 14, 2010 • By FRED BARNES
Obamacare is in trouble in the House. Passage of whatever compromise health care bill is agreed on by White House, Senate, and House negotiators had been taken for granted in the House – until now.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi finds herself in a precarious position. She cannot afford to lose a single Democratic defector. She’s already missing two of the 220 votes for Obamacare in November. Democrat Robert Wexler resigned two weeks ago and Anh (Joseph) Cao, the lone Republican to vote for Obamacare, is expected by Republican leaders to vote no this time.