Rep. Eric Cantor

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol June 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Rep. Peter King: Cantor’s Defeat ‘A Surprise That No One Saw Coming’

Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary re-election bid to a little-known Tea Party candidate Tuesday night, sending shockwaves through Washington.

06/11/2014

Charter School (credit: CBS 2)

Rep. Cantor Visits Bronx Charter School As Debate Over Public Schools Continues

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) met with students, parents and teachers at the Bronx Charter School for Excellence on Monday.

05/12/2014

Gov. Chris Christie, House Rep. John Boehner (credit: Getty Images)

Furious & Fuming: Christie Blames House GOP, Boehner For Politicizing Sandy Aid

Several lawmakers from New York and New Jersey said House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to abandon a vote this session would be a crushing blow to states ravaged by the devastating storm.

01/02/2013

House Republican Leaders (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

GOP Leadership Protects Their Budget While Cutting Ours

Republican leadership talks about budget cuts. They talk about families hurting and making tough decisions. But when they come to Washington they protect their own budgets.

06/13/2012

Authorities said 2 people have been killed in a shooting on the Virginia Tech campus. (credit: CBS affiliate WDBJ7)

Virginia Tech Shooting Victim Identified; Gunman Believed To Be Dead

After being in lockdown since about 12:37 p.m., law enforcement agencies have determined that there is no longer an active threat and that normal activities can resume.

12/08/2011

U.S. Capitol - Washington, DC - Aug 1, 2011 (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

New York, New Jersey Leaders React To Debt Ceiling Deal

Leaders of the House and Senate say votes could come as early as this evening on the deficit-cutting plan that’s expected to avert a government default on its debts.

08/01/2011

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Weiner’s Office Calls Police After CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer Asks For An Interview

Congressman Anthony Weiner said Thursday he’s finished talking about the lewd photo on Twitter. So CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer decided to go to his office on Capitol Hill to try to get you some answers. You’ll never believe what happened.

06/02/2011

Sen. Chuck Schumer is seen with reporters - Washington, DC - Feb 3, 2011 - Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Open Microphone Snares Sen. Chuck Schumer

Senator Chuck Schumer may have some explaining to do after having some explaining to do.

03/30/2011

President Barack Obama

Congress Has ‘Moment Of Clarity’ On Tax Legislation

Congress sent President Barack Obama sweeping, bipartisan legislation late Thursday to avoid a Jan. 1 spike in income taxes for millions and renew jobless benefits for victims of the worst recession in 80 years.

12/17/2010