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  • House passes Boehner-Pelosi Medicare deal in resounding vote

    03/26/2015 9:58:14 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/26/2015 | Peter Sullivan and Cristina Marcos
    The House on Thursday overwhelmingly voted to repeal automatic cuts to doctors under Medicare, endorsing a rare bipartisan deal that Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) negotiated with Democrats. The bill, which passed by a vote of 392-37, puts Congress on the precipice of ending a nearly two-decade-long fight over a formula known as the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR). Since 2003, lawmakers have put off cuts under the Medicare formula 17 times, perennially punting the solution through short-term “fixes” that, over time, ran up the cost of abolishing the formula to nearly $200 billion dollars.
  • Japan PM Abe to address joint session of U.S. Congress

    03/26/2015 3:19:08 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3-26-2015 | Patricia Zengerle
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will address a joint meeting of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on April 29, becoming the first Japanese leader to do so. Abe will spend eight days on a state visit expected to focus on joint responses to growing Chinese assertiveness in Asia, including his moves to loosen restraints on Japan's pacifist postwar constitution. In announcing the invitation to the Japanese leader, U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner said Abe's speech would be an opportunity for Americans to hear from a close ally about ways to expand cooperation on economic and security...
  • Pro-Lifers Arrested For Praying Outside Boehner’s Office

    03/25/2015 10:54:42 AM PDT · by xzins · 14 replies
    CNS ^ | March 25, 2015 | Brittany M. Hughes
    U.S. Capitol police on Wednesday arrested seven pro-life protestors while they were praying outside the office of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). Those arrested, who included prominent pro-life activist and nurse Jill Stanek, were protesting the House Republican leaderships' failure to call a vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would prohibit aborting an unborn child in or after the 20th week of gestation. The House Republican leadership shelved the bill less than 24 hours before it was set to come up for a vote on Jan. 22 after some Republican congresswomen, led by Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.)...
  • Pro-Lifers Arrested For Praying Outside Boehner’s Office

    03/25/2015 10:47:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 25, 2015 - 12:40 PM | Brittany M. Hughes
    U.S. Capitol police on Wednesday arrested seven pro-life protesters while they were praying outside the office of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). Those arrested, who included prominent pro-life activist and nurse Jill Stanek, were protesting the House Republican leaderships’ failure to call a vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would prohibit aborting an unborn child in or after the 20th week of gestation. The House Republican leadership shelved the bill less than 24 hours before it was set to come up for a vote on Jan. 22 after some Republican congresswomen, led by Rep. Renée Ellmers (R-N.C.)...
  • Boehner 'shocked' and 'baffled' by report Israel spied on US talks with Iran

    03/24/2015 9:50:14 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 62 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | Michael Wilner
    Speaker of the House says he received no information from Israel on nuclear talks as was suggested in 'Wall Street Journal' report. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Tuesday that he was "shocked" and "baffled" by a Wall Street Journal report published Tuesday morning that claimed Israel had spied on US nuclear talks with Iran, collecting information that was used to lobby him and his colleagues in Congress to drum up opposition to an emerging nuclear deal. "I'm not sure what the information was, but I'm baffled by it," Boehner told reporters on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. "No information [was]...
  • John Feehery: Can Ted Cruz win?

    03/24/2015 3:59:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    MSN / The Hill ^ | March 23, 2015 | John Feehery, GOPe functionary/spokesweasel
    I was listening to Rush Limbaugh when I heard the advertisement. The voice blaring over the radio belonged to the junior senator from Texas, and he was calling for the Congress to defund ObamaCare. He was also urging listeners to donate to the Senate Conservatives Fund, an organization that’s spent millions of dollars attacking fellow Republicans for being what it deems insufficiently conservative. Ted Cruz, having burned his bridges in the Senate, now thinks his destiny lies in a race for the White House. Perhaps it does, but his assault on almost every one of his fellow Republicans during his...
  • Boehner eyes 'doc fix' breakthrough

    03/23/2015 7:48:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 23, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    The House is inching closer to a major deal on Medicare payments that could help cement a legacy for Speaker John Boehner.

 Boehner has spent two months quietly working with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to finally solve a Medicare payment problem that has eluded congressional leaders for more than 20 years.

 The House leaders are expected to unveil their $200 billion Medicare deal early next week. Facing little opposition so far, the proposal is bringing Boehner closer than ever to tackling his long-time goal of entitlement reform.

 "This could be one of the two or three accomplishments of the 114th...
  • Conservatives seethe after attacks from allies of Boehner

    03/21/2015 1:47:50 PM PDT · by iowamark · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/21/15 | Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos
    Conservatives are seething after an outside group aligned with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) spent hundreds of thousands of dollars targeting a trio of Republican lawmakers over threats to shut down the Department of Homeland Security. Tea Party Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) equated the attack ads to GOP “cannibalism,” while his conservative colleague Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) called them a “stupid” tactic that would backfire. American Action Network, a nonprofit whose board includes former Boehner chief of staff Barry Jackson, launched the $300,000 ad campaign earlier this month with TV spots depicting terrorists and accusing GOP Reps. Jim Jordan (Ohio), Tim...
  • Congress Seeks to Cut Off Taxpayer Funding For Iran Deal

    03/21/2015 6:50:20 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 9 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | March 20, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    Move to eliminate all U.S. funding for diplomacy with Iran Congressional leaders have begun pressuring their colleagues to cut off all U.S. funding for the ongoing talks with Iran over its contested nuclear program as the Obama administration rushes to hash out the details of a deal in the coming months, according to multiple sources and a letter that will be sent next week to appropriators in the House of Representatives. With the deadline approaching, congressional Republicans have been exasperated by the Obama administration’s efforts to prevent them from having any oversight over the deal.
  • Boehner to meet with Netanyahu in Jerusalem

    03/20/2015 3:40:35 PM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | March 20, 2015 | Oren Liebermann and Alexandra Jaffe
    Washington (CNN)—House Speaker John Boehner will travel to Jerusalem sometime in the next two weeks to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a top Israeli government official told CNN Friday. Boehner spokesman Kevin Smith confirmed the visit, which will take place during the Easter recess and marks Boehner's first trip to the nation since becoming Speaker. His last visit was in 2008. "The Speaker will visit Israel during the next district work period. He looks forward to visiting the country, discussing our shared priorities for peace and security in the region, and further strengthening the bond between the United...
  • Boehner to Visit Israel As Iran Nuclear Deadline Looms (no comment from WH)

    03/20/2015 9:40:59 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | March 20, 2015 - 11:29 am | David Francis
    House Speaker John Boehner showed up President Barack Obama earlier this month by inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to urge Congress against a nuclear deal with Iran. Now, with negotiations stalling over the timing of sanctions relief and centrifuge development, the GOP leader is setting the stage to do it again. Boehner (R-Ohio) is expected lead a group of lawmakers to Israel at the end of March, a trip that could coincide with the March 31 deadline to get a framework agreement in place, according to reports. Boehner spokesman Kevin Smith confirmed the visit and said it was planned...
  • Boehner plans to sideline House conservatives in budget battle

    03/20/2015 7:07:18 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 19 replies
    am thinker ^ | 3/20/15 | r moran
    Speaker John Boehner has made plans to bypass House conservatives and ram through two items opposed by the right. He will try and pass a budget deal, using a parliamentary manuever to speed passage. He is also planning a vote on the so-called Medicare "doc fix" he negotiated with Nancy Pelosi last week. Politico: If they’re able to clear the two measures, a battered leadership will go into the Easter recess with some pep in its step, as it tries to extend highway funding, begin work on annual appropriations bills and raise the debt ceiling. Not to mention, passing a...
  • Schocker: Meghan McCain’s favorite congressman turned out to be a total...

    03/18/2015 2:45:44 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    In 2009, Meghan McCain proclaimed “TMZ Republican” Aaron Schock the future of the GOP… The GOP’s House Hottie… (SNIP) Since her article, Schock supported amnesty, defended Obamacare, goose-stepped behind John Boehner, and accumulated binders full of ethics violations, including: (SNIP) Spending $10,053 in tax dollars to attend a free festival (SNIP) Incidentally, that sound you hear are the paper shredders at Schock ally Rep. Adam Kinzinger’s office working overdrive.
  • The Hastert Rule is dead; Nancy Pelosi runs the House

    03/17/2015 1:18:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    Red State ^ | March 17th, 2015 | streiff
    see, two landslide elections did accomplish something. ... the “doc fix” is simply and end run around the deficit accounting process. What is more unsettling is the way this piece of legislation came about. It seems to signal that the era of the “Hastert Rule,” where the Speaker will not entertain legislation without the consent of the majority of his caucus, is dead. ... The fact that the Speaker went to the Democrats first to get votes on this spending deal shows the extent to which Boehner has been mortally injured as a leader. It also tells us that the...
  • SPEAKER SAYS CLINTON MUST PROVIDE SERVER TO THIRD PARTY

    03/17/2015 8:21:13 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 37 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) says former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton must turn over her computer server to a neutral third party. The Ohio Republican told reporters on Tuesday that Clinton surrender all of her emails so an independent party can decide what was personal and what was government-related. Boehner said there are no changes in the House investigations. A special select committee is investigating the deadly 2012 attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya. The panel's chairman says he wants Clinton, a potential presidential candidate, to testify twice. Separately, the House Oversight panel...
  • Feeding the impeachment alligator with Hillary Clinton

    03/16/2015 7:47:46 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 23 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | March 16, 2015 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    Those who have been paying attention understand Hillary Clinton’s nomination for president is no longer inevitable. Like Lucy and Ethel at the candy factory she has been called upon to do too much with too little to convince Democrats she can win 2016. The lies have piled up and are spilling over the end of the conveyor belt. In a nutshell: It aint happening. If this was the totality of Hillary Clinton’s problems she could actually become the doting grandmother she tells us she wants to be and ride off into the sunset with her pockets full of foreign money....
  • Speaker Boehner: Democrat Dissenter. next-best-to-Pelosi front-man for the far left Democrats.

    03/16/2015 7:12:24 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 9 replies
    am thinker ^ | 3/16/15 | l jackson
    On March 3, after repeatedly huffing and puffing in support the Republican position on one of the major issues of the 2014 election, John Boehner predictably went back on his word, betraying conservatives on a signature campaign promise: to rein in President Obama’s unconstitutional and lawless actions in support of lawlessness. This was Boehner’s final surrender, ceding the last vestige of the immense power of the purse that a majority of voters sent Republicans to Washington to exercise. In ratifying law-breaking by both the president and millions of aliens, he removed any lingering doubt that he is the Democrat-preferred Obama-Pelosi...
  • REVOLT: County GOP Votes “No Confidence” In Boehner-McConnell

    03/15/2015 1:41:40 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 20 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | March 14 2015 | William A. Jacobson
    The failure of congressional Republicans to take action to stop President Obama’s arguably unconstitutional and illegitimate executive actions, on immigration in particular, has created a growing unrest among those who put John Boehner in charge of the House and Mitch McConnell the Senate. While there have been failed revolts in the House against Boehner’s leadership, by and large the anger has been kept out of the official GOP organizational structure. Until now. In what may be the first such action since the so-called “Cromnibus” and DHS funding passed, on Thursday night, March 12, 2015,the Tompkins County (NY) Republican Party Executive...
  • Beware of counterfeit conservatives groups

    03/11/2015 7:42:41 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    Beaufort Observer ^ | 3-11-15 | Steve Rader
    The recent cave in by Speaker Boehner in funding Obama's amnesty executive order has brought attention to a PAC that calls itself the ''American Action Network'' and claims to be ''center right''. The PAC is headed by moderate liberal former GOP establishment US Senator Norm Coleman and run by a board consisting of close allies of John Boehner and Mitch McConnell. It had been involved in the GOP primary in NC's 7th Congressional District last year, where it ran some particularly nasty and dishonest attack ads against the more conservative primary candidate, former State Senator Woody White. With Boehner's cave...
  • GOP senators appear set on their own breakaway nation (Hysterical Beltway Media Hissy-fit Alert!)

    03/10/2015 5:30:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 10, 2015 | Dana Milbank
    The New York Daily News branded Senate Republicans “TRAITORS” in large type across its cover Tuesday, saying, “GOPers try to sabotage Bam nuke deal.” That’s not quite right. It’s true that 47 Republican senators did their level best to bring us closer to war by writing a letter to Iran’s mullahs, attempting to scuttle nuclear talks with the United States. But Republicans aren’t exactly subverting the United States. It’s more as if they’re operating their own independent republic on Capitol Hill. Call it the State of Republicania. Its prime minister, John Boehner, invited his Israeli counterpart, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,...
  • Dan Pfeiffer’s Exit Interview: How the White House Learned to Be Liberal

    03/10/2015 12:15:48 PM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 3/9/2015 | Jonathan Chait
    Dan Pfeiffer, who left his position as senior adviser at the White House last week after having worked with Barack Obama since his first presidential campaign, has been involved from the outset in navigating the central contradiction at the heart of Obama’s public persona: He ran as a figure who could overcome partisan polarization, yet he has instead presided over more of it despite accomplishing the majority of the substantive agenda he promised.
  • Speaker Boehner’s Violations of ‘Hastert Rule’ Mount in the House

    03/10/2015 8:51:25 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 03/10/2015 | Rudy Takala
    House Speaker John Boehner at his Jan. 8, 2015 press briefing. (AP Photo) (CNSNews.com) – House Speaker John Boehner has passed legislation opposed by a majority of his own party nine times since becoming speaker in January 2011.That places him ahead of his predecessor, Nancy Pelosi, and four votes shy of the record for violations of the “Hastert Rule.”The Hastert Rule, described by former House Speaker Dennis Hastert in 2004, refers to the idea that the House speaker will only bring legislation to the floor for a vote if it has the support of “the majority of the majority.”...
  • Rep. Rangel: Sen. Cruz is GOP ‘House Leader’

    03/09/2015 4:09:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 9, 2015 | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) says that immigration reform will not be voted on in the House because of the Tea Party and that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is their “House leader”. Rangel made the comments while hosting the Manhattan Neighborhood Network’s ‘Represent NYC’. During the program that was posted online last week, Rangel explained his theory on why immigration reform will not reach the floor of the House, that Sen. Cruz is considered by some to be “Speaker Cruz” and how that if “everybody without papers would disappear - our economy would go sliding into a deficit.” (VIDEO-AT-LINK)“I truly believe...
  • Treasury Secretary Lew: Raise the Debt Limit Now (by Mitch, Boehner and the Surrender Monkeys)

    03/08/2015 11:55:27 AM PDT · by broken_arrow1 · 20 replies
    Newsmax ^ | March 6, 2015 | Newsmax Wires
    The U.S. will hit its debt limit on March 16 but with some "extraordinary measures" it will be able to fund the government on a temporary basis, according to U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, who urged Congress in a letter to raise the debt limit immediately. In the letter to House Speaker John Boehner and other House and Senate leaders, Lew said on March 13 his office would have to suspend the issuance of some local and and state securities, reports CNBC. "Accordingly, I respectfully ask Congress to raise the debt limit as soon as possible," Lew wrote in his...
  • Iran Has Ballistic Missile That Poses Threat to United States

    01/22/2015 9:42:04 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 70 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/22/2015 | Caroline B. Glick
    Column one: Iran, Obama, Boehner and Netanyahu Iran has apparently produced an intercontinental ballistic missile whose range far exceeds the distance between Iran and Israel, and between Iran and Europe. On Wednesday night, Channel 2 showed satellite imagery taken by Israel’s Eros-B satellite that was launched last April. The imagery showed new missile-related sites that Iran recently constructed just outside Tehran. One facility is a missile launch site, capable of sending a rocket into space or of firing an ICBM. On the launch pad was a new 27-meter long missile, never seen before. The missile and the launch pad indicate...
  • Pelosi shows Democrats how to wield power despite House GOP majority

    03/06/2015 12:03:03 PM PST · by Mariner · 29 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 6th, 2015 | By Sean Sullivan
    Nancy Pelosi had a plan. Democrats were outnumbered, obviously, and she no longer had the power to impose her will the way she did when she was speaker of the House. But neither did the current speaker, John A. Boehner (R-Ohio). With a partial Department of Homeland Security shutdown looming, Pelosi saw a way to torpedo Boehner, and get exactly what she and other Democrats wanted for President Obama. The plan was simple: when Boehner needed her the most, she would not be there for him. She explained her plan to Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) in a...
  • It's Time to Vacate the Speaker's Chair

    03/06/2015 1:29:34 PM PST · by mn-bush-man · 42 replies
    Redstate.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    This year began with an election on whether Rep. John Boehner should continue as the Speaker of the House of Representatives. A number of brave House conservatives, led by Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), Tom Massie, and Rep. Steve King (R-IA), waged a historic effort to deny Boehner the Speakership. What resulted was an earth-shattering groundswell of grassroots opposition to Boehner that shocked every Republican congressman. It was unsuccessful only because a handful of otherwise reliable House conservatives chose to support Boehner and give him another chance. And look at what their vote for Boehner has wrought in just two short...
  • Lew to Congress: US hits debt limit on March 16, must be raised ASAP

    03/06/2015 10:13:30 AM PST · by Theoria · 43 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06 Mar 2015 | Everett Rosenfeld
    Unless Congress takes action, the U.S. will hit its debt limit on Mar. 16, but would begin taking "extraordinary measures" to finance the government on a temporary basis, according to the U.S. Treasury. In a Friday morning letter to House Speaker John Boehner and other House and Senate leaders, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said that his office will be forced to suspend the issuance of State and Local Government Series securities on Mar. 13 unless the debt limit is decreased. "Accordingly, I respectfully ask Congress to raise the debt limit as soon as possible," Lew wrote in his letter. The...
  • BOEHNER HAS NO PLANS TO LEAVE REPUBLICAN PARTY DESPITE NEWFOUND DEMOCRATIC PARTY SUPPORT

    03/06/2015 9:49:18 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 45 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6 Mar 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Despite the fact that Democrats are rushing to protect him from a potential brewing Republican coup attempt, House Speaker John Boehner—currently a Republican—has no intention of leaving the Republican Party to join his new friends in the Democratic Party, his spokesman Michael Steel tells Breitbart News. “Speaker Boehner is a proud, conservative Republican, and enjoys the strong support of an overwhelming majority of the House Republican Conference,” Steel said in an email on Friday morning when asked by Breitbart News if the Speaker plans to switch party affiliations, given that several Democrats now say they’ll protect him from a Republican...
  • Speaker of the House John Boehner, Democrat Majority Leader, Beats Back Republicans 257-167

    03/06/2015 9:41:49 AM PST · by xzins · 44 replies
    Personal ^ | 6 Mar 15 | Xzins
    When asked if they would support an overthrow of Speaker of the House, John Boehner, his democrat colleagues responded with a resounding negative. The general attitude was that he's the best they've got for the moment. How true. http://thehill.com/homenews/house/234766-dems-would-back-boehner-in-coup-attempt Spending, amnesty, ObamaCare...you name it. Boehner is their guy. "Oh no" you might say, "Didn't Boehner schedule Benjamin Netanyahu to speak over the objections of President Obama?" I'm not so sure about that. Since that speech (3 March) and the DHS vote (3 March) were scheduled at the same time, there are cynical ones among us who would suggest Boehner did...
  • Boehner-Aligned Group Expands Anti-Republican Pro Obama Executive Amnesty Ad Campaign...

    03/06/2015 7:42:51 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/06/2015 | Matthew Boyle
    A group close to House Speaker John Boehner that’s been running anti-Conservative advertisements in support of President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty is now airing positive ads thanking liberal Republicans who supported funding executive amnesty earlier this week. The Republican member at the center of this new leg of the pro-executive amnesty ad buy is Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC), Politico reports, with others including Reps. Susan Brooks (R-IN), Todd Young (R-IN), and Dan Benishek (R-MI) benefiting from the ads as well.
  • Report: Boehner Cut Deal With Pelosi to Use Netanyahu Speech as Cover to Fund Obama’s Amnesty

    03/05/2015 7:39:36 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 80 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/05/2015 | Matthew Boyle
    A new bombshell report from Politico found that House Speaker John Boehner had several days of secret negotiations with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the recently emboldened former Speaker, leading up to his decision to flip-flop and fund President Obama’s executive amnesty—including a pre-hashed out deal to use the hoopla around Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Tuesday address to Congress over Iran’s nuclear ambitions as political cover to sneak in the extraordinarily controversial vote. Even with the bombshell report, however, Boehner’s office continues to deny any deal took place.
  • Boehner Cut Deal With Nancy Pelosi to Use Netanyahu Speech as Cover to Fund Obama’s Amnesty

    03/06/2015 5:21:50 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 8 replies
    Breitbart.Com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    A new bombshell report from Politico found that House Speaker John Boehner had several days of secret negotiations with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the recently emboldened former Speaker, leading up to his decision to flip-flop and fund President Obama’s executive amnesty—including a pre-hashed out deal to use the hoopla around Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Tuesday address to Congress over Iran’s nuclear ambitions as political cover to sneak in the extraordinarily controversial vote. Even with the bombshell report, however, Boehner’s office continues to deny any deal took place. “It was Monday at 5:30 p.m. when Pelosi and Boehner agreed that...
  • Dems vow to protect Boehner from conservative coup

    03/06/2015 6:09:51 AM PST · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 6, 2015 | Mike Lillis
    Tea Party Republicans contemplating a bid to oust Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) shouldn't count on Democrats to help them unseat the Speaker. And without their support, there is no chance to topple Boehner in this Congress. A number of right-wing Republicans, long-wary of Boehner's commitment to GOP efforts attacking President Obama's policy priorities, have openly considered a coup in an attempt to transfer the gavel into more conservative hands. But Democrats from across an ideological spectrum say they'd rather see Boehner remain atop the House than replace him with a more conservative Speaker who would almost certainly be less willing...
  • Dems vow to protect Boehner from conservative coup

    03/06/2015 4:49:16 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 41 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 3/6/15 | Mike Lillis
    Tea Party Republicans contemplating a bid to oust Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) shouldn't count on Democrats to help them unseat the Speaker. And without their support, there is no chance to topple Boehner in this Congress. A number of right-wing Republicans, long-wary of Boehner's commitment to GOP efforts attacking President Obama's policy priorities, have openly considered a coup in an attempt to transfer the gavel into more conservative hands. But Democrats from across an ideological spectrum say they'd rather see Boehner remain atop the House than replace him with a more conservative Speaker who would almost certainly be less willing...
  • REPORT: BOEHNER CUT DEAL WITH NANCY PELOSI TO USE NETANYAHU SPEECH AS COVER

    03/06/2015 5:04:11 AM PST · by dontreadthis · 37 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5 Mar 2015 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    A new bombshell report from Politico found that House Speaker John Boehner had several days of secret negotiations with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the recently emboldened former Speaker, leading up to his decision to flip-flop and fund President Obama’s executive amnesty—including a pre-hashed out deal to use the hoopla around Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Tuesday address to Congress over Iran’s nuclear ambitions as political cover to sneak in the extraordinarily controversial vote. Even with the bombshell report, however, Boehner’s office continues to deny any deal took place. “It was Monday at 5:30 p.m. when Pelosi and Boehner agreed that...
  • The GOP’s Homeland Security fiasco: Why it won’t matter in 2016

    03/05/2015 7:54:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Fox News Politics Media Buzz ^ | March 5, 2015 | Howard Kurtz
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Will the Republicans’ congressional dysfunction in 2015 hurt the party’s chances in 2016? That’s not some liberal talking point—some GOP lawmakers are very nervous about the prospect. I happen to think the fear is overstated, and we’ll get to that in a moment. For all the sound and fury, it was almost an afterthought when John Boehner’s House passed a funding bill for the Homeland Security Department on Tuesday, with Democrats carrying the ball and Republicans supplying just 75 votes. This, of course, was a complete capitulation from earlier threats to shut down the department rather than acquiesce in President...
  • Senator Reid Scores Early Victory as Opposition Leader, warns against taking victory laps

    03/05/2015 5:46:19 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | March 5, 2015 | Siobhan Hughes and Michael R. Crittenden
    Politics and Policy Senator Reid Scores Early Victory as Opposition Leader But minority leader warns fellow Democrats against taking victory laps after homeland security win By Siobhan Hughes and Michael R. Crittenden WASHINGTON—Senate Democrats think they have had a good couple of weeks, including a win in a battle over immigration and homeland security funding, but their leader is warning members of his caucus against taking any victory laps. “We cannot be gloating,” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) said he told his caucus at a closed-door meeting on Tuesday. “We have a lot of things we have to...
  • Boehner escapes jam on DHS vote, but more GOP battles loom

    03/04/2015 5:13:02 PM PST · by george76 · 38 replies
    ap ^ | Mar 4, 2015 | CHARLES BABINGTON
    GOP Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma .. said he doesn't think relying heavily on Democratic votes is a "new normal." But he conceded the Republican-led Congress faces even tougher choices ahead, including another debt limit showdown this year, in which scores of conservatives are unlikely to help. ... Tuesday's vote was perhaps the final coffin nail in the "Hastert Rule," promulgated by former House Speaker Dennis Hastert. He said a speaker should not allow votes on major bills opposed by most of his caucus. More than two-thirds of House Republicans voted against the DHS bill Boehner offered Tuesday.
  • Will Netanyahu's speech pave the way to ending Israel not signing Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty?

    03/04/2015 7:33:23 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 26 replies
    3/4/2015 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    The NPT was signed in 1968 and became affective in 1970. Concerning non signatories for the NPT (Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty), Pakistan, India, Israel and South Sudan fall into this list. North Korea withdrew from it, and the rest of the world is either a recognized nuclear weapon state ratifier, a recognized nuclear weapon state acceder, and so on. There are five nuclear weapons states from the NPT (the U.S., Russia, China, France and Great Britain), other states known and/or highly suspect for possessing nuclear weapons (Israel) and states suspected of developing nuclear weapons (Saudi Arabia, Iran and others). There are...
  • Replace John Boehner as House Speaker (declare the chair vacant!)

    03/03/2015 2:35:17 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 93 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 3/3/15 | Bill S
    As my colleague streiff wrote a while ago, (alleged) Republican Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner just pushed through a “clean” bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security and funded Barack Obama’s plan to grant amnesty to millions of illegals. Boehner has once again flipped the bird to the conservative base and shown his cowardice in the face of the Democrat meanies who threaten to throw a fit about a shutdown. John Boehner must go. He must be replaced as House Speaker. He does not represent the interests of the majority of Americans who voted for a Republican...
  • If Boehner Doesn't Like Messy, He's Is In Wrong Place

    03/03/2015 5:32:06 PM PST · by gogeo · 21 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 3/2/2015 | Staff
    Politics: John Boehner says he's "not into messy." But if he doesn't like messy, then he's conceding compromise and policy loss, and that always produces more government.
  • Boehner Outfoxes His Critics. Again.

    03/03/2015 3:52:48 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 39 replies
    BLOOMBERG VIEW | 03 MARCH 2015 | BLOOMBERG VIEW
    http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-03-03/boehner-outfoxes-his-critics-again-?cmpid=yhoo
  • ‘We were never going to win’: House GOP caves on immigration

    03/03/2015 3:57:32 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 99 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3-3-2015 | Pete Kasperowicz
    ‘We were never going to win’: House GOP caves on immigration Mar. 3, 2015 9:00am Pete Kasperowicz House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has told Republicans that he would call up and pass a “clean” Department of Homeland Security spending bill this week, and give up the fight to use that bill to defund President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration. The decision marks the end of a standoff that has lasted for several weeks — a standoff Republicans will lose to Democrats when the clean DHS bill passes.
  • Boehner backs down in DHS funding fight, plans to hold vote on 'clean' bill

    03/03/2015 12:02:25 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 76 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 2/3/2015 | Fox
    ouse Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday agreed to Democrats' demands to hold a vote on legislation funding the Homeland Security Department through the end of the budget year, without any immigration measures attached. The move is a victory for the Obama administration and sets up a presumably swift resolution to the weeks-long standoff on Capitol Hill. Republicans had tried to use the DHS funding bill as the vehicle to reverse President Obama's controversial immigration executive actions. But Democrats repeatedly blocked the move, insisting they pass the spending bill with no riders attached. "I am as outraged and frustrated as you...
  • Boehner: Pass Clean DHS Bill Today

    03/03/2015 7:51:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/03/2015 | Joel Gehrke
    House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) announced that the House will vote on a clean Department of Homeland Security funding bill, which marks the conclusion of the Republican attempt to block funding for President Obama’s executive amnesty orders. Boehner told the Republican conference that the bill will get a vote on Tuesday. “He said Pelosi could [force a vote] but he hoped it would be done by a GOP appropriator,” a Republican congressman in the meeting tells National Review Online. The GOP lawmaker is referring to a little-known rule, known as Rule 22, that allows any House member to force...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu's resolve on Iranian nuclear threat has been decades in the making

    03/03/2015 7:26:00 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 7 replies
    National Post ^ | 3/3/2015 | Joseph Brean
    On the threat of a nuclear Iran, Israel's long-serving hawkish Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has frequently cited the wisdom of Israel Zangwill, an early 20th-century British Zionist who tried to establish a Jewish homeland in places as diverse as Canada, Australia and Uganda. Mr. Zangwill's motto, as the former commando and diplomat has often been recalled favourably, was "obsta principiis," Latin for "resist beginnings," or as he described it, "oppose bad things when they are small." For Mr. Netanyahu, the first Israeli prime minister born in Israel proper, that meant railing against the Iranian threat back in the early 1990s...
  • Boehner Caves, Aims Now To Support Obama’s Executive Amnesty With Tax Dollars

    03/03/2015 7:09:03 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 66 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/03/2015 | Matthew Boyle
    As expected, Speaker John Boehner has caved and now will support President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty. On Tuesday, Boehner plans to bring to the floor of the House of Representatives a bill that funds Obama’s amnesty in its entirety for the rest of the fiscal year.
  • Boehner to Allow Clean Homeland Security Vote (Updated)

    03/03/2015 7:01:04 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 38 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 03/03/2015 | Steven Dennis and Matt Fuller
    Updated 9:54 a.m. | Speaker John A. Boehner told his restive flock Tuesday that he will allow a vote on a clean Homeland Security spending bill later today, citing concerns about terrorism and pinning blame on the Senate for failing to pass limits on President Barack Obama’s immigration actions. The Ohio Republican told his members the Senate’s DHS bill would be brought up for a vote after it arrives back in the House later today, according to a source in the room. That effectively leaves it up to the courts to rein in Obama — or not. “I am as...
  • Updates: Netanyahu Address To Congress

    03/03/2015 5:54:58 AM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 3, 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    Introduction: Israeli Prime Minister addresses Congress on Tuesday, March 3. His topic, as per Speaker of the House John Boehner, is to explain “the grave threats radical Islam and Iran pose to our security and way of life.” The invitation was announced after President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address in January, during which he vowed to veto any new Iran sanctions bills. Obama has also downplayed the threat of terror and declined to tackle “radical Islam.”