"Stunning," "Shocking," "Earthshaking," and "Career Ending."
Just a few of the words used to describe the defeat of House Majority Leader
Eric Cantor in his primary race in Virginia last night. Cantor was widely seen
as the heir apparent to House Speaker John Boehner, and has the leadership of
the House in disarray. Cantor was handily beaten by Tea Party backed Republican
David Brat. Brat ran on mostly one issue.. immigration. It was widely believed
Cantor was helping to move legislation on comprehensive immigration reform.
Happening Now friend Larry Sabato saying, "I've yet to find one person
nationally or in the state outside the Brat circle who thought Cantor would be
We've got Fox team coverage and analysis today throughout
The immigration issue is now one of the major issues of the
Midterms. You can expect it to dominate coverage in the coming months. It's
being driven, in part, by the flood of illegal immigrants into the Southwest
and Western U.S. There's a massive surge of unaccompanied minors surging into
the U.S. driven in part by violence and economic problems in Central America,
but also apparently because there are rumors that underage children will be
granted amnesty at some point soon. We have reports from the front lines.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testifies today before the
Senate Armed Services Committee which is investigating the prisoner swap of
five Taliban leaders at Gitmo for Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl who was being held in
Afghanistan. There's been outrage from both sides of the aisle over the deal.
We'll dip into and out of the live hearings, and we have Mike Emanuel
There's also a hearing today on the FBI with the Director
testifying, A hearing on the Dept of Homeland Security with the DHS Secretary
testifying, and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee meets on the nomination
of Stuart Jones to be Ambassador to Iraq among other Ambassadors.
The Al Qaeda takeover of Iraq's second largest city, Mosul,
likely to come up in that last hearing as the country continues to deteriorate.
Some 500,000 civilians have fled Mosul.
Conor Powell reports, and we'll talk to General Jack Keane
about the rise of Al Qaeda in Iraq and what it means to the Syrian civil war
and most importantly to American security.
Dan Springer reports on that horrible school shooting in
Oregon we covered live yesterday. 1 student killed, a coach injured, and the 14
year old shooter is dead.
A probate court in L.A. may make a ruling on whether Shelly
Sterling can sell the L.A. Lakers out from under her owner husband. He was
recorded making racist comments, and the public has demanded he sell the team.
The trucker that allegedly caused the crash that killed a
comedian and critically hurt comic Tracy Morgan is in court today in New
Jersey. Julie Banderas reporting.
NASA set to launch a flying saucer into the atmosphere today
in a test of technology that could be used in an eventual manned landing on
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