With House Speaker John A. Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor on separate overseas trips, Democrats are taking shots in their absence.
A Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee site -- whereintheoworldisjohnboehner.com -- pounces on the GOP leaders for their globetrotting during congressional recess, when Democrats say they ought be at work on a tax cut plan. Of course, globetrotting during congressional recess is a time-honored, bipartisan tradition, so the dig does lose some of its punch.
The House is scheduled to return next week and is expected to pick up where it left off –- fighting over how to pay for a yearlong extension of the payroll tax break.
For now, Boehner is traveling in Latin America. The speaker met with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday. Stops in Brazil and Mexico were also on the itinerary. Cantor traveled to the Middle East, with a planned stop in France on his return. The trips were technically bipartisan, as each included one Democrat.