April 24, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - As the new Congress began this year, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia sought to redefine the Republican Party as focused on "making life work" for ordinary Americans. Surveys showed that the public had tired of the party of "no" as House Republicans fought President Obama. The party lost its opportunity to win the White House or take control of the Senate last fall, and saw its House majority shrink. Cantor's approach echoed the "compassionate conservatism" of an earlier Republican era. In a speech at the American Enterprise Institute, he said the House majority would "pursue an agenda based on a shared vision of creating the conditions for health, happiness and prosperity for more Americans and their families.
February 5, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The second-ranking Republican in the House, in a speech Tuesday intended to unveil a new strategy for the politically hobbled party, cast the GOP as an advocate for improving the lives of working Americans even as he reaffirmed its insistence on balancing the federal budget. The heavily promoted address by Majority Leader Eric Cantor marked the latest attempt by a Republican to reframe the party's postelection agenda. And it was the most significant to date by a leader of the institution Americans see as the epicenter of political dysfunction: Congress.
February 5, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor outlined a kinder, gentler House Republican agenda for the coming term that puts a greater emphasis on kitchen table issues, and called for a path to citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants. Two years after the Republicans came to power in the House on a wave of tea party fervor, Cantor's speech at a DC think tank Tuesday - entitled “Making Life Work” - marked the start of an effort to move beyond the budget fights that have come to define the party at a time of divided government.
August 16, 2012 |
The powerful, deftly constructed documentary "Out of the Clear Blue Sky" examines the tragedy of9/11through the prism of bond trading firm Cantor Fitzgerald, which, at the time of the terrorist attacks, occupied the top five floors of the World Trade Center's North Tower. Horrifically, all of the company's 658 employees who made it to the office that fateful morning were killed, accounting for an astounding 24% of 9/11's total casualties. Cantor's youngish (then-40), hard-driving chief executive, Howard Lutnick, was one of the firm's 202 remaining WTC staffers who escaped death merely by a chance absence - he was taking his son to his first day of kindergarten.
August 11, 2012 |
Andres Cantor, the Spanish-language broadcaster with the boisterous goal calls, matched Mexico's stunning goal in the opening minute of the London Olympics men's soccer gold-medal game with his usual verve. For those who don't know about Mr. Cantor, his minutes-long yelling of g-o-o-o-o-o-a-a-a-a-a-a-l-l-l-l after a team scores is legendary in sports circles. The bigger the moment, say taking a lead, putting an exclamation point on a victory, the better his call. When Mexico stole a pass in Brazil territory moments after the opening kickoff and Oribe Peralta rocketed in a 20-yard shot only 29 seconds into the game, Cantor let loose with his call (click and enjoy)
March 4, 2012 |
Eric Cantor, the second-ranking Republican in the House, threw his support behind Mitt Romney just days before the marquee day of the GOP presidential nominating race -- Super Tuesday. The House majority leader and Virginia congressman said Romney was the party's best candidate on what is likely the central 2012 campaign issue: the economy. "Mitt Romney is the only candidate in the race who's put forward a bold, pro-growth, pro-jobs plan for the future," Cantor said in an interview on NBC's "Meet The Press" on Sunday.