Mara Liasson http://www.kunc.org en The Challenges Behind Accurate Opinion Polls http://www.kunc.org/post/challenges-behind-accurate-opinion-polls This week's stunning defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor came after his internal polls showed him winning — instead he lost by double digits. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 09:02:00 +0000 Mara Liasson 57704 at http://www.kunc.org Shocking Upset: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Loses Primary http://www.kunc.org/post/shocking-upset-house-majority-leader-eric-cantor-loses-primary Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning. I'm David Greene.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And I'm Renee Montagne. This morning, Washington is trying to make sense of one of the most stunning upsets in congressional history. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, a man many expected to be the next Speaker of the House of Representatives, was defeated in his Republican primary by Tea Party activist David Brat. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 09:25:00 +0000 Mara Liasson 57606 at http://www.kunc.org Tea Party Challenger Upsets Eric Cantor In GOP Primary http://www.kunc.org/post/tea-party-challenger-upsets-eric-cantor-gop-primary In a surprise result, voters in Virginia's 7th Congressional District have dealt a defeat to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, nominating Tea Party challenger David Brat instead in the GOP primary. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:31:00 +0000 Mara Liasson 57598 at http://www.kunc.org With New Order, Obama Aims To Combat Student Debt Pressures http://www.kunc.org/post/new-order-obama-aims-combat-student-debt-pressures President Obama is signing an executive order Monday, which will expand a loan forgiveness program for college debt. NPR's Mara Liasson looks at the program and the political salience of the issue. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Mara Liasson 57532 at http://www.kunc.org Sen. Cochran In Danger Of Losing Primary To Tea Party Candidate http://www.kunc.org/post/sen-cochran-danger-losing-primary-tea-party-candidate The most closely watched of Tuesday's primaries was the race in Mississippi, where incumbent Republican Senator Thad Cochran was fending off a challenge from Tea Party-backed Chris McDaniel. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 09:11:00 +0000 Mara Liasson 57355 at http://www.kunc.org