Charles Mahtesian http://publicradioeast.org en The Majority Leader Has Lost. Long Live The Majority Leader http://publicradioeast.org/post/majority-leader-has-lost-long-live-majority-leader Shortly after Rep. Eric Cantor's surprise defeat in the Republican primary, Cantor announced his plans to step down soon from his position as House majority leader. This will leave a void in the GOP leadership, an open spot that's sure to attract plenty of interest. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 20:02:00 +0000 Charles Mahtesian 43809 at http://publicradioeast.org The Intra-Party Landscape, Seen From The Edge Of Primary Season http://publicradioeast.org/post/intra-party-landscape-seen-edge-primary-season Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>Voters in three states go to the polls tomorrow in North Carolina, Indiana and Ohio. It's the beginning of an eight-week stretch of primaries that should give us a good idea of how the political landscape is shaping up for this November.<p>NPR's political editor Charlie Mahtesian joins us now to talk about that. Hey, Charlie.<p>CHARLIE MAHTESIAN, BYLINE: Hi, Melissa.<p>BLOCK: And maybe the most closely watched primary tomorrow is going to take place in North Carolina. Mon, 05 May 2014 20:02:00 +0000 Charles Mahtesian 40637 at http://publicradioeast.org Lawmaker Retirement Season Starts Ahead Of 2014 Midterm Elections http://publicradioeast.org/post/lawmaker-retirement-season-starts-ahead-2014-midterm-elections It's the start of retirement season in the House as members head home after a long, difficult year. Three House members — two Republicans and a Democrat — announced their retirements from Congress this week, ahead of the 2014 midterm elections. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 21:45:00 +0000 Charles Mahtesian 30257 at http://publicradioeast.org