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Cantor trades politics for Wall Street investment firm, will still work out of DC

Cantor trades politics for Wall Street investment firm, will still work out of DC

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) --Eric Cantor's new life outside of politics is underway, as the former House majority leader announced he's been hired by a Wall Street investment bank.
Matt Bradwell
Sen. Alexander beats off primary challenge in Tennessee

Sen. Alexander beats off primary challenge in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Aug. 8 (UPI) --U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander survived a primary challenge in Tennessee, handing another loss to the Tea Party in its bid to unseat establishment Republicans.
Frances Burns
Cantor to resign early, asks for special election

Cantor to resign early, asks for special election

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) --Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced he would resign early and called for a special election to allow his successor to be seated immediately.
Gabrielle Levy
Talk of impeachment spurs Democratic donors

Talk of impeachment spurs Democratic donors

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) --Democratic donations have surged after talk of impeaching President Obama, but GOP leaders insist it won't ever come to that.
Curtis Sprung, Medill News Service
Virgina Democrat hunts for nude photos of Kendall Jones

Virgina Democrat hunts for nude photos of Kendall Jones

RICHMOND, Va., July 10 (UPI) --Virginia Democrat Mike Dickinson posted on Twitter that he is hunting for nude photos of 19-year-old Texas Tech cheerleader Kendall Jones.
Evan Bleier
Bill O'Reilly: Laura Ingraham's plan for immigration will 'destroy' GOP

Bill O'Reilly: Laura Ingraham's plan for immigration will 'destroy' GOP

WASHINGTON, July 3 (UPI) --Immigration reform is at the heart of the battle for the soul of the GOP, and it was on display in a tense debate between Bill O'Reilly and Laura Ingraham.
Gabrielle Levy
Poll: Only 22 percent of U.S. public supports increased immigration

Poll: Only 22 percent of U.S. public supports increased immigration

PRINCETON, N.J., June 27 (UPI) --Support for increased U.S. immigration has doubled in 15 years but remains a minority view, with 22 percent saying more new residents should be allowed.
Frances Burns
Scalise names N.C. Rep. Patrick McHenry deputy whip

Scalise names N.C. Rep. Patrick McHenry deputy whip

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) --Newly elected House Majority Whip Steve Scalise announced his whip team Thursday, to be led by North Carolina Rep. Patrick McHenry as his chief deputy.
Gabrielle Levy
Poll: Rangel ahead by double digits heading into primary

Poll: Rangel ahead by double digits heading into primary

WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) --Charles Rangel might just pull it out. The 22-term Democrat is holding onto a lead in polls on the eve of his primary election.
Gabrielle Levy
Tea Party Patriots on Laura Ingraham: 'When did she become Chris Matthews?'

Tea Party Patriots on Laura Ingraham: 'When did she become Chris Matthews?'

WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) --After being called out by Laura Ingraham for lack of influence on Dave Brat's victory over Eric Cantor, right-wing group the Tea Party Patriots is firing back.
Matt Bradwell
House votes to expand protections against NSA

House votes to expand protections against NSA

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) --In a move that revealed lingering discomfort with the NSA, the House passed an amendment to expand protections against it collecting U.S. citizens' data.
Gabrielle Levy
Brian Schweitzer apologizes for Cantor and Feinstein comments, Feinstein warns: 'You better keep him away from my husband'

Brian Schweitzer apologizes for Cantor and Feinstein comments, Feinstein warns: 'You better keep him away from my husband'

GEORGETOWN LAKE, Mont., June 19 (UPI) --Former Mont. Gov. Brian Schweitzer publicly apologized for insensitive comments he made about Eric Cantor's affectations and Dianne Feinstein's CIA ties.
Matt Bradwell
McCarthy, Scalise promise change after House leadership election

McCarthy, Scalise promise change after House leadership election

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) --Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise positioned themselves as harbingers of change for a Congress and country in need of fresh ideas.
Gabrielle Levy
McCarthy elected House majority leader

McCarthy elected House majority leader

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) --Kevin McCarthy was elected House Majority Leader by members of the GOP caucus, who selected the California Republican to replace Eric Cantor Thursday afternoon.
Gabrielle Levy
Rupert Murdoch: 'Immigration reform can't wait'

Rupert Murdoch: 'Immigration reform can't wait'

NEW YORK, June 19 (UPI) --News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch called for Congress to take action and pass comprehensive immigration reform, stressing its benefits to the economy.
Aileen Graef
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House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) (L) and Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) attend a press conference after the House passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 on Capitol Hill in Washington on February 13, 2009. No House Republicans voted for the bill. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)
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Eric Ivan Cantor (pronounced /ˈkæntɚ/; born June 6, 1963) is the U.S. Representative for Virginia's 7th congressional district, serving since 2001. A member of the Republican Party, he became House Majority Leader when the 112th Congress convened on January 3, 2011. He previously served as House Minority Whip from 2009 to 2011.

His district includes most of the northern and western sections of Richmond, along with most of Richmond's western suburbs and portions of the Shenandoah Valley. Cantor is the only Jewish Republican currently serving in Congress.

Cantor, the second of three children, was born in Richmond, Virginia, the son of Mary Lee (née Hudes), a schoolteacher, and Eddie Cantor, who owned a real estate firm. His paternal family immigrated from Eastern Europe in the early 1900s and his maternal grandfather was born in Romania. His father was the state treasurer for Ronald Reagan's 1980 presidential campaign. Cantor was raised in Conservative Judaism. He graduated from the Collegiate School in 1981. He enrolled at George Washington University (GW) in 1981, and as a freshman he worked as an intern for House Republican Tom Bliley of Virginia and was Bliley's driver in the 1982 campaign. Cantor was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity while at GW and received his Bachelor of Arts in 1985 He earned a Juris Doctor degree from William & Mary Law School in 1988, and received a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia University in 1989.

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