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Boehner and Cantor summon Obama to meeting before jobs speech

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) wrote President Barack Obama a letter Tuesday, Congress’ last day of recess, requesting that he meet with Republican leadership prior to his planned jobs speech to Congress Thursday. The letter focuses on Republican-led job efforts and what Boehner…

GOP leader Cantor pulls out of debt limit talks

WASHINGTON – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) abruptly pulled out of debt limit negotiations Thursday, citing an impasse on taxes, with the deadline to raise the ceiling or begin defaulting just six weeks away. “I believe that we have identified trillions in spending cuts,” Cantor said in a statement,…

Obama to launch campaign-style budget blitz

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama this week takes his 2012 reelection bid cross-country, to the airwaves and to Facebook, pushing a prescription for long-term US fiscal health that includes tax hikes on the richest Americans. Obama, whose audacious 2008 White House bid leaned heavily on social networking sites, will hype…

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