Speed Reads


There is now just one contender for Cantor's leadership post

Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) dropped out of the running to replace Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) as House majority leader, leaving Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as the lone contender. Cantor announced that he would step down at the end of July after suffering a shocking primary defeat by Tea Party-backed challenger Dave Brat. Cantor said McCarthy, currently the No. 3 House Republican, would "make an outstanding majority leader." Read more at The Huffington Post.