Down and Out: Cantor to resign as House majority leader

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Eric Cantor, the second-ranking Republican in the House, will step down from his post as majority leader after losing his primary bid Tuesday night, sources tell NBC News.

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Boehner re-elected as Speaker of the House

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Ohio Rep. John Boehner, R, won a second term as speaker of the House on Thursday over the dissent of a handful of House conservatives.

The 61 House Democratic women hold a photo op in front of the Capitol Thursday

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Ten fresh faces to watch in the new Congress

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Some will become household names, and some may be doomed to a quick re-election defeat or to toil away in anonymity. But every two years, new freshmen members of Congress descend on Capitol Hill, representing the country’s changing landscape with their politics and their life stories. 

Pelosi to remain as Democratic leader

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told fellow House Democrats today that she will run to keep her leadership position, likely extending her tenure as Democratic leader for another two years.

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