Now, Boehner and Cantor want to talk with President Obama

I find it odd that they want to speak with him now. A month ago, the President could not get Boehner to return a phone call. Cantor walked out of a meeting. Now they want to talk? About what? I think it is a ploy to feed the GOP candidates information to use in the debate. Let's see how this plays out.

The two top House Republicans want President Barack Obama to huddle with congressional leadership before his Thursday jobs speech to discuss potential areas of bipartisan agreement.

In a letter to the president Tuesday, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) laid out several areas of common ground, including passing three long-stalled trade agreements, reducing regulation and funding certain infrastructure projects.

The letter, coming the day Congress returns from its August recess, seems to strike a slightly new tone. Cantor and Boehner have spent the bulk of Obama’s term criticizing his policies, but as Congress reconvenes, they seem to be putting more of an emphasis on cooperation with the administration.

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