Things got a little awkward when House Minority Whip Eric Cantor stopped by The Daily Show With Jon Stewart on Tuesday night.The Virginia Republican came on the show to promote his new book, Young Guns, which he penned with fellow Republican Reps. Paul Ryan (Wis.) and Kevin McCarthy (Calif.).Cantors appearance began lightheartedly enough, as Cantor greeted Stewart with a joke. I just want to pick up that book and throw it at you, Cantor said, making light of a book being thrown at President Barack Obama at a Philadelphia rally over the weekend. Stewart summed up Young Guns as freedom and liberty blah blah blah.While a short clip of the interview aired on Comedy Central, an extended version was posted on the shows website. Although the interview may have started on a light note, it took a turn when Stewart grilled Cantor about the state of the Republican Party.Thats when things got a little tense.Republicans believe in principles. You ridicule freedom, Cantor said.I dont ridicule freedom, Stewart responded. I ridicule the idea that its a slogan and a platitude and not a reality, and that government is the only impingement on freedom.Burn! Heres hoping these two dont run into each other in D.C. later this month during Stewarts Rally to Restore Sanity on the National Mall.Submit your hot tips, juicy gossip or comments here.Cant get enough HOH? Get a midday dose of fun and gossip with HOHs One-Minute Recess, delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here because everyone deserves more recess.
From left, Lisa Peng, daughter of Peng Ming, Grace Ge Geng, daughter of Gao Zhisheng, and Ti-Anna Wang, daughter of Wang Bingzhang, hold pictures of their imprisoned fathers during a House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building titled “Their Daughters Appeal to Beijing: ‘Let Our Fathers Go!’”
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.