Tea Party Claims Cantor’s scalp . . . Newsmax
In the most stunning congressional upset in years, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was crushed in the Virginia Republican primary Tuesday by little-known tea party-backed challenger Dave Brat.
Cantor defeat ends immigration reform . . . Washington Post
The defeat of the second-ranking Republican in the House will immediately generate a series of political and policy-related shockwaves in Washington.
Hillary won’t release Benghazi notes . . . Daily Caller
Clinton acknowledged that she kept extensive notes during the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi but said that she won’t turn them over to congressional investigators if asked.
GOP takes steps to rein in Obama . . . The Hill
Congress began taking steps on to rein in and investigate President Obama after an outcry over his release of five senior Taliban detainees for Bergdahl.
Hagel to testify on Bergdahl swap . . . Associated Press
Defense Secretary Hagel will face angry lawmakers as he becomes the first Obama administration official to testify publicly about the controversial prisoner swap with the Taliban.
Biden: U.S. needs “unrelenting” immigration . . . Newsmax
“We need it badly from a purely – purely economic point of view,” Biden said.
Obama plots insurer bailout . . . Fox News
Republicans warned the Obama administration it risks violating federal law if it proceeds with a backup plan to transfer “potentially billions” in taxpayer dollars into ObamaCare to bail out insurance companies.
Holder: More work needed on LGBT . . . Washington Times
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. told a packed auditorium of gay-rights attorneys Tuesday that they should celebrate their recent victories — but get ready for more work and “sacrifice.”
Gore defends Snowden . . . Politico
“What he revealed in the course of violating important laws included violations of the United States Constitution that were way more serious than the crimes that he committed,” Gore said.
Cruz renounces Canadian citizenship . . . Fox News
Cruz was born in Alberta, Canada, in 1970. The possible 2016 presidential candidate’s mother is American.
NJ growth stagnates under Christie . . . Bloomberg
Chris Christie has awarded $4 billion in business tax breaks since becoming governor, in a “largely unsuccessful” effort to boost New Jersey’s economy, according to a report from a group critical of the incentives.
Hillary’s favorability slips . . . Politico
According to a Gallup poll released Wednesday, 54 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of Clinton, down from 59 percent in February.