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  • President Barack Obama speaks about health care, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. The president said eight million have signed up for health insurance under Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Obama: Conversation with Cantor was 'friendly'

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor released a scathing statement following Wednesday's phone conversation with President Obama, but the commander in chief said Thursday the two men actually "had a very pleasant conversation."


  • President Barack Obama speaks about health care, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. The president said eight million have signed up for health insurance under Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Obama disputes GOP version of immigration call

    President Barack Obama says he's surprised that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is accusing him of failing to work with Congress on immigration.


  • **FILE** House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., with House GOP leaders, speaks with reporters following a Republican strategy session, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. At left is Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Eric Cantor rejects latest Obama immigration outreach

    President Obama tried to kick-start the immigration debate Wednesday with a call to a top House Republican, but his target, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, rejected the overture, saying it was made just hours after the president took a partisan shot on the very same issue — underscoring why Mr. Obama is getting little accomplished in Washington.


  • Cantor blasts Obama for immigration attack on GOP

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is criticizing President Barack Obama for attacking the same lawmakers he's supposed to be working with on immigration.


  • The Republican Main Street Partnership retreat, run ex-Rep. Steve LaTourette of Ohio, an ally of Speaker John A. Boehner, is a junket staged during a congressional recess. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

    As Main Street deepens schism in GOP, conservative war against compromise heads to Amelia

    In years past, the fact that Senate and House GOP leaders meandered their way to the Republican Main Street Partnership gathering this weekend in Florida's picturesque Amelia Island would hardly raise an eyebrow.


  • House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, once seen as a champion for conservatives and a possible candidate for House speaker, now is struggling to hold on to his leadership. (Associated Press)

    Eric Cantor falls hard from good graces of conservatives

    Conservatives are increasingly targeting House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, arguing that he has abandoned conservative principles and protesting his planned meeting with moderate and liberal Republicans.


  • GOP leader: La. lawmaker's apology appropriate

    Republicans kept their distance Tuesday from a Louisiana congressman who asked for forgiveness after a newspaper published a video it says shows him kissing a woman who isn't his wife.


  • President Obama is joined at the White House by Mark Miller (back, second from left), Ellyn Miller, and son Jake Miller, who are applauded by Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, (back, left), Sen. Mark R. Warner, (fourth from left), Mike Gillette and Rep. Eric Cantor (right) after Mr. Obama signed into law a bill, the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act, on Thursday. (associated press)

    Obama, Cantor find common ground on pediatric cancer bill

    Nearly three years after the duo made political headlines for their testy encounter during debt negotiations, President Obama and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor appeared together at the White House on Thursday for the signing of a law officially ending public financing of party conventions while directing millions of dollars to pediatric cancer research.


  • House approves bill to stop cut to Medicare docs

    Legislation to give doctors a yearlong reprieve from a looming 24 percent cut in their payments from Medicare overcame turbulence in the House on Thursday and appears on track to clear the Senate next week, possibly just hours before a Monday midnight deadline.


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