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Editorial: Eric Cantor’s loss shouldn’t doom progress in Washington

ONE DAY after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R) lost his primary race in Virginia’s 7th District, Washington was already treating it as a defining political moment of the decade. It’s a big deal, yes, but we believe — and hope — that it may not be quite as...
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Editorial: The Middle East’s mounting danger

FOR YEARS, President Obama has been claiming credit for “ending wars,” when, in fact, he was pulling the United States out of wars that were far from over. Now the pretense is becoming increasingly difficult to sustain. On Monday, a loathsome offshoot of al-Qaeda, the self-styled...

Meyerson: Eric Cantor’s loss is likely to widen the immigration debate

The winner in Tuesday’s mind- boggling defeat of Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor wasn’t just David Who? (Actually, David Brat.) It also was gridlock — for the remainder of this congressional session, and the next one, and probably for a number of years...

Milbank: Dana Milbank: Eric Cantor’s instant burial

Eric Cantor, announcing to his House Republican colleagues Wednesday afternoon that he will resign as majority leader, recalled some wisdom given him recently by a Holocaust survivor: “Suffering is a part of life. Misery is a choice.” It was typical of Cantor, the only Jewish...

Lane: Chris Christie’s faltering pension reform in New Jersey

The conventional wisdom about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s political fortunes is that he still has a shot at the 2016 Republican presidential nomination — if he can just get past Bridgegate, the scandal over his aides’ allegedly politically motivated partial...

Metrich conducts drug bust at E. Tiffin St. home

Officers from the METRICH drug task force conducted a drug operation at 300 E. Tiffin St. Wednesday night. Around 8:30 p.m., officials were handcuffing at least seven adults on the porch of the home, which sits on the northeast corner of the Cadwallader intersection. One of the...

Arson benefit set Saturday

A local bar will host a fundraiser Saturday to benefit the families of the three victims of a deadly Memorial Day house fire on South Poplar Street. To help cover costs for the two deceased victims and one survivor of the May 26 arson at 614 S. Poplar Street, the Grooveline will...

Charges pending for pool peeper

Charges are pending for a Fostoria man who allegedly took photos of juveniles inside a restroom at Fostoria Municipal Swimming Pool Tuesday afternoon. According to Fostoria Police Chief Keith Loreno, officers responded to a report of a male in the bathroom taking pictures of...

Twitter worm self tweets

NEW YORK (AP) — A tweet containing computer code has started propagating itself through Twitter by taking advantage of a security flaw in Twitter’s TweetDeck application. In response, Twitter shut down the application’s access to tweets. The tweet is automatically...
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AP PHOTOS: Cantor loss adds to Congress upsets

In this combination of Associated Press photos, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., left, and Dave Brat, right, react after the polls close Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in Richmond, Va. Brat defeated Cantor in the Republican primary. (AP Photo) In this combination of Associated...