Charles Mahtesian http://kenw.org en The Majority Leader Has Lost. Long Live The Majority Leader http://kenw.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 43171 at http://kenw.org The Intra-Party Landscape, Seen From The Edge Of Primary Season http://kenw.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 41501 at http://kenw.org Blast Rips Through Minneapolis Apartment Building http://kenw.org/post/blast-rips-through-minneapolis-apartment-building <strong>Update at 6:34 p.m. Wed, 01 Jan 2014 18:33:00 +0000 Charles Mahtesian 36396 at http://kenw.org Blast Rips Through Minneapolis Apartment Building Lawmaker Retirement Season Starts Ahead Of 2014 Midterm Elections http://kenw.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 21:33:00 +0000 Charles Mahtesian 35986 at http://kenw.org