Bluffs

GOP Likely to Attend Health Summit

House Minority Leader John Boehner and Whip Eric Cantor may be threatening to pull out of President Obama’s health-care summit, but apparently it’s a bluff: Greg Sargent says that, after talking to senior Republican aides and advisers, “the chatter in GOP circles is that it’s unlikely that Republicans will pull out of the health-care summit.” Republicans are sticking it out because they’re worried that pulling out will make their stubbornness, and not the health-care bill they hate, the story. One strategist says Boehner and Cantor threatened to withdraw in the hope that the White House will alter conditions somewhat in their favor.