Charles Mahtesian en The Majority Leader Has Lost. Long Live The 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 15470 at The Intra-Party Landscape, Seen From The Edge Of 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 13061 at Blast Rips Through Minneapolis Apartment Building <strong>Update at 6:34 p.m. Wed, 01 Jan 2014 18:33:00 +0000 Charles Mahtesian 5743 at Blast Rips Through Minneapolis Apartment Building Lawmaker Retirement Season Starts Ahead Of 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 5096 at