U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor plans to step aside from his leadership post following his primary election loss, as competing Republicans line up to seek his No. 2 position in a caucus vote set for June 19.
Republican leaders in the U.S. House, seeking a swift pivot from the surprising election defeat of Majority Leader Eric Cantor, are pressing for a quick vote of party unity in the anointment of his successor.
President Vladimir Putin is trying to transform Crimea into the Singapore of the Black Sea. That effort so far has cost Russia’s newest republic its entire banking system and all three of its McDonald’s.
In 1979, as paramount leader Deng Xiaoping reopened China’s depleted economy, he invited some old industrialists who had survived the revolution for a lamb hot pot lunch in a cigarette smoke-shrouded room.
At a storied Washington stage for royals, rock stars and world leaders, a former Federal Reserve chairman and New York congressman joined a book-launching party for a tome about the British ambassador’s American home.