Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Virginia) in March.(Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Item! Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Virginia)—the House Minority Whip, a rising star in his party, and the only Jewish national Republican lawmaker—has been betting against the federal government. Like, literally. Since last December, he has been an investor in an exchange fund that profits as U.S. Treasury bonds fall. But where does he fall on Israel bonds???

Eric Cantor’s Investment [Washington Wire]