On Thursday, President Obama and House Speaker Boehner met for almost an hour at the White House about the fiscal cliff, but there were no obvious signs of progress, with both sides holding to their views on taxes and spending. The two sides released no information after the 50-minute session, the second face-to-face meeting they have held in the past week on a deal to extend expiring tax cuts and replace scheduled across-the-board spending cuts. The maneuvering spilled onto the House floor where House Majority Leader Eric Cantor rejected requests by Democrats floor votes on competing tax rate extensions.