Charles Mahtesian http://wvasfm.org en The Majority Leader Has Lost. Long Live The Majority Leader http://wvasfm.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 49639 at http://wvasfm.org The Intra-Party Landscape, Seen From The Edge Of Primary Season http://wvasfm.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 47512 at http://wvasfm.org Blast Rips Through Minneapolis Apartment Building http://wvasfm.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 40521 at http://wvasfm.org Blast Rips Through Minneapolis Apartment Building The United States Of Dynasty: Boom Times For Political Families http://wvasfm.org/post/united-states-dynasty-boom-times-political-families Another day, another political dynasty.<p>This latest one is taking shape in Wyoming, where Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/07/16/202736904/liz-cheney-daughter-of-former-vp-to-run-for-senate">announced Tuesday</a> that she's challenging incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi in the 2014 Republican primary.<p>Her announcement is a fitting prelude to the next four years, when voters will witness America's political royalty in its full glory.<p>Cheney is just one of a gaggle of legacy candidates running for the Senate next year. Thu, 18 Jul 2013 18:04:00 +0000 Charles Mahtesian 31576 at http://wvasfm.org The United States Of Dynasty: Boom Times For Political Families