It's All Politics
2:06 am
Wed June 11, 2014

College Colleagues Will Face Off For Eric Cantor's Seat

Originally published on Fri June 13, 2014 7:27 pm

Two professors at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va., find themselves in an unexpected position after Tuesday's primary elections: facing each other in November for a seat in Congress.

David Brat, an economics professor with little political experience, defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Republican primary for the 7th District.

Read more
It's All Politics
2:05 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Meet David Brat, The Giant-Killer Who Knocked Off Eric Cantor

David Brat, who upset Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor in Tuesday's 7th Congressional District GOP primary, at a May 28 news conference at the Capitol in Richmond.
Steve Helber AP

Originally published on Wed June 11, 2014 5:33 am

Who is David Brat, the slayer of a goliath of congressional politics, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor?

Read more
It's All Politics
2:04 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Eric Cantor's Collapse: What Happened?

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., delivers his concession speech as his wife, Diana, listens in Richmond on Tuesday.
Steve Helber AP

That shape-shifting spirit we call the Tea Party assumed yet a new form Tuesday and took down its most prominent victim of this year, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. In some ways, Cantor is the most significant Republican incumbent ousted in a primary since the latest intraparty rebellion by conservative hard-liners began five years ago.

No, Cantor is not an iconic senator like Richard Lugar of Indiana, or a popular statewide figure like Mike Castle of Delaware, both of whom had their careers cut short by insurgents from the right in recent primaries.

Read more
NPR Ed
12:37 am
Wed June 11, 2014

College For Free: Tulsa's Radical Idea

Who can say no to a free college education?
iStockPhoto

Originally published on Wed June 11, 2014 6:49 am

The average cost of one college year across all degree-granting intuitions in the U.S. was more than $19,000 in 2012, and we don't need to tell you what direction the price is heading. Which means lots of students are now borrowing heavily to make college work. President Obama threw some of them a lifeline earlier this week, with revisions to the government's Pay As You Earn program.

Read more
Portland School Shooting
10:34 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Reynolds Community Mourns, But Grateful For Actions That 'Saved Lives'

Two Reynolds High School students embrace before a vigil at the Portland Greater Baptist Church following a deadly shooting at their school.

Originally published on Tue June 10, 2014 9:13 pm

A shooting incident at Oregon's second largest high school Tuesday left two young people dead - a teeaged victim, and the shooter. Police have identified a 14-year-old freshman at Reynolds High School - Emilio Hoffman - as the victim.

Authorities say they have tentatively identified the shooter, but they weren't confident enough to publicize details late Tuesday. A teacher also sustained injuries that did not threaten his life.

When students first heard the shots at the Reynolds High School gymnasium, they thought they were firecrackers.

Read more
Politics
6:26 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Upset Of Eric Cantor Deals A Shock To GOP Establishment

Originally published on Tue June 10, 2014 7:20 pm

Eric Cantor became the first house majority leader ever to lose a primary, losing the GOP nomination to Tea Party challenger David Brat in the Republican primary.

Politics
5:31 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Tea Party Challenger Upsets Eric Cantor In GOP Primary

Originally published on Tue June 10, 2014 6:25 pm

In a surprise result, voters in Virginia's 7th Congressional District have dealt a defeat to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, nominating Tea Party challenger David Brat instead in the GOP primary.

It's All Politics
4:39 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Hillary Clinton Refines Her Benghazi Response

Hillary Clinton at a book signing in New York. The former secretary of state has said that Benghazi joins a long list of tragedies during administrations of both parties.
Bebeto Matthews AP

Originally published on Tue June 10, 2014 5:13 pm

As Hillary Clinton contemplates a 2016 presidential run, it's clear she'll need to answer Benghazi questions in a way that neutralizes conservative attacks and avoids politicizing the issue.

In her interview with NPR Morning Edition co-host Renee Montagne, the former secretary of state unveiled a Benghazi answer that might be a road test of a message to parry GOP accusations.

Speaking of the four Americans killed in the 2012 attack, Clinton said:

Read more
The Two-Way
3:54 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Anchor Recovered In Puget Sound May Have Been Lost In 1792

A screen grab from The Seattle Times shows the anchor beofre it was hoisted from the bottom of Puget Sound.
The Seattle Times

Originally published on Tue June 10, 2014 4:52 pm

More than two centuries after one of the ships in British Capt. George Vancouver's flotilla lost an anchor in Puget Sound, a group of amateur divers are convinced the object they've brought to the surface is the very same.

Read more
The Two-Way
3:38 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

In A Standoff With Montana Officials, The Justice Department Blinks

Originally published on Tue June 10, 2014 4:59 pm

The Justice Department announced Tuesday it has resolved a two-year-old standoff with the county attorney in Missoula, Mont., in what was originally a dispute over accusations that local prosecutors weren't doing enough to prosecute rape cases.

Read more

Pages