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Cantor assures Republicans of another Obamacare repeal vote


Obama doesn’t have as much power as you think

Meet the billionaire hedge fund manager quietly shaping the GOP gay marriage debate

The Fix’s top 5 races of 2013

Jay Leno on President Obama’s Mexico trip (VIDEO)

The NRA won. Now comes the hard part.


Cantor vows Obamacare repeal vote: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) told House Republicans he expects a vote on a complete repeal of Obamacare will be held soon. Given Democrats' control of the Senate and White House, even if the House passes it, it won't go anywhere. The GOP-controlled House has held numerous votes to repeal the federal health care law in recent years, but none so far this year.

Open invitation: During his speech at the National Rifle Association convention, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) challenged Vice President Biden to a debate on gun control.

Obama confident about immigration reform: President Obama said during a speech in Mexico that he's confident immigration reform can get done this year.

Michelle Obama for Markey: First lady Michelle Obama will raise money for Rep. Ed Markey's Massachusetts Senate campaign on May 29.

Inouye's widow backs Hanabusa: Irene Hirano Inouye, the widow of the late senator Daniel Inouye is backing Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D) against Sen. Brian Schatz (D).

Fight over gun laws in Kansas: A battle is forming in Kansas over the constitutionality of laws designed to bar enforcement of federal gun-control measures.

No pictures, please: Jenny Sanford filed a motion requesting that “any broadcasting, televising, recording, taking photographs, or allowing any similar activity" be prohibited from the courtroom next week during a hearing about her allegation that ex-husband Mark Sanford trespassed on her property.

Franken opponent emerges: Wealthy finance executive Mike McFadden (R) appears poised to announce a challenge to Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.).

Markey hits Gomez on Wall Street regulation: In an interview with The Washington Post's Greg Sargent, Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) signaled his intention to go after Republican Senate nominee Gabriel Gomez on women's issues and Wall Street regulation. “I believe we need strong regulation over Wall Street. Gabriel Gomez is saying that he wants to relax all those regulations," Markey said.

Airport formally dedicated for Clintons: Former president Bill Clinton and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton attended the formal dedication of the Little Rock, Ark., airport renamed for them last year.


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Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.



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