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  • Speaker Boehner Under Steve King & Extremists’ Control

    01/28/2015 5:39:38 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 23 replies
    Democratic Leader ^ | Nancy Pelosi
    Here’s how anti-immigrant Spokesman and the principal architect of GOP immigration policy Rep. Steve King feels toward the immigrant community: Compares them to “lazy dogs [and] livestock” Believes they should be electrified as a method of “discouragement” from coming into the U.S. Wants to callously “bus [DREAMers] back to Tijuana” Claims they “developed ‘cantaloupe’-sized calves as drug mules” Characterizes them as “deportable…” Considers immigration raids as the “right direction” in order to prevent a “slow-motion terrorist attack” (SNIP) That is why early this week, the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address deceitfully mentioned ‘immigration’ in Spanish...
  • Netanyahu’s contempt for President Obama

    01/27/2015 11:38:13 AM PST · by KingofZion · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 27, 2015 | Richard Cohen
    It would not surprise me if, at the next Republican National Convention, Benjamin Netanyahu took a seat in the delegates-from-abroad section. The Israeli leader has both allied and associated himself with congressional Republicans who differ with President Obama over whether to impose additional sanctions on Iran and who also — let’s not beat around the bush — hate his guts. Their foreign policy is actually a domestic one: to destroy the president. Whether this is political or personal — or a combination of the two — is beside the point. Whatever the case, when Netanyahu accepted John Boehner’s invitation to...
  • Obama Campaign Team Arrives in Israel to Defeat Netanyahu in March Elections

    01/27/2015 5:18:34 AM PST · by SJackson · 66 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 26 Jan 20151 | Thomas Rose
    Just days after the Obama White House accused House Speaker John Boehner of “breaking protocol” by inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress, a team of up to five Obama campaign operatives has reportedly arrived in Israel to lead a campaign to defeat the Israeli Prime Minister in upcoming national elections scheduled for March 17. The anti-Netanyahu, left wing Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports a group called “One Voice,” reportedly funded by American donors, is paying for the Obama campaign team. That group is reportedly being lead by Obama’s 2012 field director Jeremy Bird. As...
  • McConnell: Obama sounds like he's running for a third term

    01/25/2015 5:33:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 25, 2015 | Tim Devaney
    A top Republican joked in an interview broadcast late Sunday that President Obama may become the first president since Franklin D. Roosevelt to seek a third term in office. Following the Obama’s State of the Union address last Tuesday, “my first thought was it sounded like he was running for a third term,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) tells CBS’s “60 Minutes.” Obama acknowledged this during his State of the Union address: “I have no more campaigns to run. I know because I won both of them.” Nevertheless, Republicans remain uneasy about a president that they believe has overstepped...
  • 'There appear to be no rules anymore.' What Boehner's invitation to Netanyahu says about DC mess.

    01/25/2015 12:26:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 25, 2015 | David Rogers
    Soon after becoming House Speaker in 2011, Republican John Boehner started running the traps on inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint meeting of Congress. But when Barry Jackson, then Boehner’s chief-of-staff, checked with President Barack Obama’s top advisers, Jackson said he was left waiting a month only to get no response. Ultimately the Netanyahu speech went ahead in May but soon after Jackson faced the opposite problem: the White House had promised South Korea’s leadership an appearance before Congress, he said, without checking first with the speaker. None of these slights justify what seems like...
  • BREAKING, EXCLUSIVE: DC Sources: “Rep. Kevin McCarthy & Rep. Renee Ellmers Are Having An Affair”

    01/23/2015 7:30:11 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 86 replies
    gotnews.com ^ | 1/23/15 | Charles C. Johnson
    <p>Multiple sources within Bakersfield, North Carolina, & on Capitol Hill tell Gotnews.com that Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Renee Ellmers (R-NC) have been carrying on a long-running affair since 2011.</p> <p>The affair is something of an open secret in Washington, D.C. Reporters at other publications, lobbyists, congressional staffers of both parties all know about it. One staffer for a congressman describes it as the “biggest open secret” in D.C. A lobbyist describes Ellmers as a “social climber who has ingratiated herself” with McCarthy.</p>
  • Protocol? Obama Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Protocol

    “Don’t bother me, I’m negotiating with myself.”Now why on earth would Bibi breech protocol and not advise Big Guy that John Boehner invited him to speak to Congress in March? I suppose it might be that he disagrees with Barry’s position on not imposing additional sanctions against Iran. Maybe he has taken umbrage with Barry and the Brit Twit for boasting about their lobbying of Congress against additional sanctions. Or perhaps he’s not confident that Big Guy’s awesome diplomatic skills are adequate to get Iran to give up their nuclear weapon ambitions just because he’s willing to negotiate with Tehran...
  • John Boehner Attacks Tea Party: Leaders Oppose Me to Get Rich(the war is officially on now)

    01/24/2015 6:39:59 AM PST · by bestintxas · 77 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/23/15 | breitbart news
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is blaming conservative groups in Washington for turning him into a human pinata to raise money. In an interview to air on Sunday’s “60 Minutes” on CBS, Boehner said he doesn’t disagree that much with conservatives on policy, but that the groups beat “the dickens out of me” in order to line their own pockets. “The issue with the Tea Party isn’t one of strategy. It’s not one of different vision,” Boehner said, according to excerpts released by CBS. “It’s a disagreement over tactics, from time to time. Frankly, a lot is being driven by national...
  • Obama WH Says Netanyahu “Spat in Our Face” for Agreeing to Speak With US Congress on Iranian Threat

    01/23/2015 6:34:15 PM PST · by servo1969 · 65 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1-23-2015 | Jim Hoft
    How dare he speak out on the Iranian nuclear threat!On Thursday the Obama White House said they would not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu because they wanted to “avoid the appearance of influencing a democratic election in a foreign country.”The Israeli elections are two weeks after Netanyahu is set to address a joint session of Congress.On Friday an Obama administration official told reporters Netanyahu “spat in our face.”The Times of Israel reported: The White House’s outrage over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to speak before Congress in March — a move he failed to coordinate with the administration...
  • Obama fuming at Netanyahu invitation to Congress, plans retaliation

    01/23/2015 8:42:45 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 72 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 23, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    “Netanyahu spat in our face. There will be a price.” With these words, an unnamed Obama administration official declared war on Israel’s prime minister in an interview with the leftwing Israeli newspaper Haaretz. Smarting at being blindsided by the invitation to address a joint session of Congress and advocate a sanctions bill on Iran to kick in if the current round of negotiations fails, Obama is letting his anti-Israel feelings show more openly than ever before.
  • Conservative Group So Terrified of Gay Republicans They’re Endorsing Democrats (Treason Magazine)

    01/22/2015 4:13:30 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | Oct. 31, 2014 | Scott Shackford
    Democratic partisans are probably concerned at what might happen if the Republicans get over and get past their anti-gay history (though they'll never actually admit it). (SNIP) Actually, the message from NOM is that—given the Republican control of the House of Representative (and there's no chance of that changing in this election)—voting DeMaio and Tisei into office rather than pro-gay heterosexual Democrats is worse because the Republicans actually will have power. Here's what NOM is saying when it encourages voters to select traditional progressive Moulton over business-friendly moderate Republican Tisei: The Republican party states clearly in its platform that marriage...
  • ‘Toughest Border Security Bill Ever’ Sets Table for Piecemeal Strategy

    01/22/2015 12:41:34 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 1/22/15 | Emma Dumain
    The House is set to vote next week on what some Republicans are proudly calling “the toughest border security bill ever.” But once the roll is called and the measure is passed, then what? Not yet a month into the 114th Congress, Republican leaders’ plans to advance border security legislation are sparking some speculation this could be the first installment in the GOP’s long-promised “piecemeal” approach to fixing the immigration system. Just what Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, and his allies have in mind could have some effect on what sort of support the pending bill receives. The bill, sponsored...
  • WH: Obama won't meet with Israeli leader (to avoid appearance of influencing an election)

    01/22/2015 11:50:33 AM PST · by maggief · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 22, 2015 | Justin Sink
    President Obama will not meet with Benjamin Netanyahu during the Israeli prime minister’s visit to the United States in March, a White House official said Thursday. "As a matter of long-standing practice and principle, we do not see heads of state or candidates in close proximity to their elections, so as to avoid the appearance of influencing a democratic election in a foreign country," National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said in a statement. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) had originally invited Netanyahu to speak early next month, but the Israeli leader asked to push back the address to coincide with...
  • Democrats whine: Boehner broke with protocol by inviting Netanyahu without telling Obama first

    01/22/2015 12:41:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/22/2015 | AllahPundit
    Credit where it’s due: Not in the darkest corners of my partisan heart did I think liberals would have the balls to complain about Congress stepping on executive prerogatives after the years-long dump Obama’s been taking on separation of powers. You would think, after he unilaterally suspended the employer mandate in ObamaCare, ordered not one but two enormous amnesties for illegals, and, oh yeah, launched multiple wars without seeking Congress’s authorization, that Democrats would tolerate or even expect that Boehner might not be a stickler about observing traditional courtesies between the branches. Turns out they’re quite surprised by his...
  • OBAMA WILL NOT MEET WITH NETANYAHU DURING TRIP TO WASHINGTON

    01/22/2015 9:24:25 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 92 replies
    AP ^ | 1/22/15 | Julie Pace
    ....Obama will not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he travels to Washington in March. Spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan says that in keeping with "long-standing practice and principle," the president does not meet with heads of state or candidates in close proximity to their elections. Israel is scheduled to hold elections in mid-March.
  • Pelosi slams Netanyahu invite

    01/22/2015 9:16:13 AM PST · by maggief · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 22, 2015 | Mike Lillis
    Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) surprise invitation to have Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu address Congress was "inappropriate," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi charged Thursday The California Democrat said that, not only did Boehner break congressional protocol by not consulting with Democratic leaders about the invitation, but the timing of the speech — coming just a few weeks ahead of Israel's contentious national elections — hints that politics are at play. "It's out of the ordinary that the Speaker would decide that he would be inviting people to a joint session without any bipartisan consultation," Pelosi said Thursday during her weekly...
  • Obama's Big Block of Cheese Day: I Has a Cheezie

    01/22/2015 7:39:25 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-22-2015 | MOTUS
    It’s been pretty smelly around here this week. Tuesday was  “We Have Come To Fish” day;Big Guy preparing for the SOTUAnd yesterday was all about serving up some more stinky cheese. That’s right, yesterday was the second annual Big White Big Block of Cheese Day:You probably remember my coverage of last year’s first, historic annual BBC day, “The Cheese Stands Alone.” If you missed it for any reason it’s worth a revisit, plus that way you can bring yourselves up to speed on the historic significance of this adolescent awesome event. Briefly, it is the reenactment of a television show’s...
  • Boehner rolls out welcome mat to Netanyahu for Iran speech; Update:

    01/21/2015 4:54:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 21, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Last night, Barack Obama threatened to veto any new sanctions on Iran that the newly-Republican majority might pass as a way to pressure Tehran to stop its nuclear program. Obama lectured Congress on his successes in “halt[ing] the progress of its nuclear program and reduc[ing] its stockpile of nuclear material,” and warned that Congressional action would isolate the US from its allies: There are no guarantees that negotiations will succeed, and I keep all options on the table to prevent a nuclear Iran. But new sanctions passed by this Congress, at this moment in time, will all but guarantee that...
  • New GOP Border Security Bill Removes Border Fences

    01/21/2015 2:28:11 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 15 replies
    DailyCaller.com ^ | 01/21/2015 | NEIL MUNRO
    The new border bills drafted by Republican leaders require the actual removal of at least 66 miles of weak border fencing between Mexico and the United States. The border bills also only require for the construction of 27 miles of effective double-layer fencing along the 2,000-mile border. “It is a remarkable that the direction of our progress is going backwards, from a goal of building 700 miles of double-layer border fencing [in 2006] to only 27 miles [in 2015],” said a Hill staffer who opposes the leaders’ bills. “Where the double-layer fence has been put in, it has worked spectacularly....
  • Boehner invites Israeli leader, Netanyahu to address Congress on Iran

    01/21/2015 1:00:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 01/21/2015 | By DONNA CASSATA
    Rebuffing President Barack Obama on Iran, House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday he had invited Israel's prime minister to address a joint meeting of Congress next month about the threats from Tehran and radical Islam. The Republican leader released a letter extending the invitation to Benjamin Netanyahu for Feb. 11. Boehner also told a private meeting of GOP lawmakers that Congress would proceed on new penalties against Iran despite Obama's warning that any legislation would scuttle diplomatic negotiations over the country's nuclear program. "You may have seen that on Friday, the president warned us not to move ahead with sanctions...
  • White House: Netanyahu Visit a ‘Departure from Protocol’ (well done, Mr. Speaker!!)

    01/21/2015 11:15:01 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 82 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/21/15 | Charlie Spiering
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest reacted to the news that House Speaker John Boehner had invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint session of Congress, calling it a “departure from protocol.” “The typical protocol would suggest that the leader of a country would contact the leader of another country when he is traveling there and that’s certainly is how President Obama’s trips are planned when we travel overseas,” he said. “This particular event seems to be a departure from that protocol.” Netanyahu’s visit was announced earlier this morning after Obama’s State of the Union address....
  • White House: Boehner Invite to Netanyahu Breach of Protocol

    01/21/2015 9:21:52 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 63 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 21, 2015
    ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE — The White House says House Speaker John Boehner's invitation for Israel's prime minister to come to Washington is a breach of normal diplomatic protocol. President Barack Obama's press secretary, Josh Earnest, says the White House has not heard from Israelis about whether Benjamin Netanyahu plans to speak to Congress Feb. 11. Earnest says they are reserving judgment about the invitation until they've had a chance to speak to the Israelis about what Netanyahu might say.
  • [In November 2014] John Boehner Kicks off House Session With Islamic Prayer to Allah...UNREAL!

    01/20/2015 6:47:22 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 24 replies
    Excerpt of Patriot Action Newtwork Blog ^ | January 20, 2015 | Eric Odom, Managing Director of LibertyNews.com
    This happened in November. This means it predates the Paris terror attacks, but doesn't make the event any less questionable. Let's face it, folks, we have a government that is falling over itself to try and appease sensitivities of Islam. The White House, for example, refuses to call radical Islam radical Islam. Of course, Barack Obama has said, and I quote: "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam." Obama said this during a speech to the United Nations and has never backed down from it. There are a plethora of examples where Washington has...
  • Boehner Invites Netanyahu to Address Joint Session of Congress on Iran

    01/21/2015 8:50:30 AM PST · by AU72 · 14 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January, 21, 2015 | Aaron Goldstein
    House Speaker John Boehner has issued an invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint session of Congress on February 11th concerning Iran. Boehner issued the invitation in response to President Obama's threat to veto further sanctions against Iran.
  • OUR OPINION: King should mend fences with Boehner

    In our Oct. 24 endorsement of Republican Steve King for a seventh term in the U.S. House, we said he would be better-positioned to represent the wants and needs of Iowa's 4th District than his Democratic opponent for the next two years because the GOP likely would retain control of the chamber. (SNIP) Yes, King is entitled to his opinion of Boehner and should be entitled to his choice for speaker, but ... Political realities suggest our congressman should exercise some care in pursuit of opposition to House leadership or risk marginalization. In a National Journal story last week headlined...
  • Give Boehner a break: GOP Speaker brings real leadership to 114th Congress

    01/17/2015 7:59:16 AM PST · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 14, 2015 | Liz Peek
    Some crank apparently has it in for John Boehner. No, I’m not talking about Ted Yoho; rather, the bartender who supposedly threatened to poison the House Speaker’s drinks – a low blow. Seems like there’s no end of folks eager to attack the GOP leader. Only Republicans could celebrate one of the great moments in the party’s history by falling on each other like cats in a laundry bag. Weeks after securing one of the GOP’s most convincing electoral sweeps, Tea Partiers in the House, egged on by the likes of Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, decided to humiliate Speaker...
  • Boston.com editor fired after article ridiculing Boehner

    01/15/2015 6:03:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 15, 2015 5:42 PM EST
    A Boston.com associate editor was fired for a story disparaging threats against U.S. House Speaker John Boehner. Victor Paul Alvarez told The Associated Press in an email he was fired Thursday. He said he apologized to his bosses for the “terrible mistake.” A former bartender is charged with threatening to kill Boehner with a gun or by poisoning his drink. Alvarez’s story suggested Boehner had a drinking problem and questioned whether Boehner's “pickled liver could have filtered out the toxins.” …
  • Obama Jokes Forbidden, but Boston Globe Can Joke About Killing John Boehner

    01/15/2015 8:14:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/15/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    A rodeo clown wearing an Obama mask was denounced by everyone from the lieutenant governor on down who demanded that the people responsible be held accountable.The rodeo clown got actual death threats. He was banned for life. The man who hired him was forced to resign. The Kansas City Star suggested that the Secret Service should investigate the event.The NAACP demanded a federal probe.When a parade float featuring an outhouse as the Obama presidential library happened, Democrats claimed that it crossed the line and was unacceptable.None of these were assassination threats, even though the left had openly trafficked in...
  • FBI says John Boehner's West Chester bartender planned to poison him

    01/13/2015 8:53:32 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 43 replies
    WCPO Cincinnatti ^ | 1-13-2015 | Maxim Alter, Jason Law
    Ebola, evil voices and the devil. Those are just a few of the things a Butler County bartender cited as reasons he was going to kill House Speaker John Boehner this past fall, federal agents said. Michael Robert Hoyt, 44, was indicted Jan. 7 on charges of threatening to murder the congressman in a plot police said included poisoning his drink at a country club.
  • Boehner: Vote To Defund Amnesty ‘Not About The Issue Of Immigration,’ About ‘Overreach’

    01/13/2015 9:57:57 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/13/15 | Caroline May
    House Republican’s effort to defund President Obama’s executive amnesty is not about immigration as much as it is about reining in the executive branch, Speaker John Boehner argues. “We’re voting to block the president’s overreach,” Boehner told reporters on Tuesday, when asked about the potential impact on the Latino vote. “His executive overreach, which I believe is beyond his constitutional duty and frankly violates the Constitution itself. This is not about the issue of immigration. What it is is about the president acting lawlessly.” Wednesday the House is expected to vote on funding for the Department of Homeland Security, which...
  • EXCLUSIVE: FBI says John Boehner's West Chester bartender planned to poison him

    Michael Robert Hoyt, 44, was indicted Jan. 7 on charges of threatening to murder the congressman in a plot police said included poisoning his drink at a country club. Hoyt served drinks to Boehner for more than five years at the Wetherington Country Club in West Chester and was known as “Bartender Mike” to employees there. Hoyt called police on Oct. 29, a week after being fired from the club, and blamed Boehner for his woes, police said.Hoyt told the officer he was Jesus Christ and he was going to kill Boehner because Boehner was mean to him at the...
  • FBI says John Boehner's West Chester bartender planned to poison him

    01/13/2015 3:34:01 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 60 replies
    wcpo.com ^ | Jan 13, 2015 | Maxim Alter, Jason Law
    Ebola, evil voices and the devil. Those are just a few of the things a Butler County bartender cited as reasons he was going to kill House Speaker John Boehner this past fall, federal agents said. Michael Robert Hoyt, 44, was indicted Jan. 7 on charges of threatening to murder the congressman in a plot authorities said included poisoning his drink at a country club.
  • BOEHNER ANNOUNCES BROADER IMMIGRATION EFFORT TO COLLEAGUES

    01/13/2015 11:26:26 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 13, 2015 | By Jonathan Strong
    The House will quickly begin considering broader immigration legislation in weeks ahead even as Republicans are likely to remain mired in conflict with President Obama over a far-reaching executive action that extended amnesty to millions of illegal aliens, Speaker John Boehner announced to members at a closed-door meeting this morning. “We’re going to get an immigration bill moving pretty quickly,” one GOP lawmaker told Breitbart News. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) said the outlines of the specific legislation that will be considered are still unclear, but he said he expects in time that Boehner will bring bills addressing border security, visa...
  • Boehner joins the right-wing battle against immigrants

    01/11/2015 4:39:09 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 58 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 1/11/15
    If you beat them, join them. That appears to be John Boehner’s new motto. Even though 90 percent of the Republicans in the House voted to re-elect him speaker, John Boehner has decided to appease the 25 right-wing Republicans who voted for someone else. To the delight of the far right, Boehner has taken a hard line against immigrants including Dreamers. This may hurt the GOP’s chances in the 2016 election. Rather than punish those who opposed him, Boehner has sided with them by supporting an immigration plan that would block President Barack Obama's recent limits on deportations and undo...
  • Conservative Lawmaker who voted against Boehner, raps his leadership

    01/13/2015 7:41:39 AM PST · by Din Maker · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 12, 2015 | Susan Cornwell
    One of the conservatives who last week took part in a rebellion against House Speaker John Boehner's re-election castigated the Speaker's leadership style on Monday, calling him "ineffective." "I can respect the man and certainly the office he holds, but I would be lying if I said I respected his leadership. He simply hasn’t earned it," Representative Rich Nugent, a Republican from Florida, said in a letter to his constituents published online in the Tampa Bay Buzz. Boehner narrowly survived a challenge last Tuesday from 25 conservative Republicans, including Nugent, in the biggest such intra-party rebellion against a speaker candidate...
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    01/09/2015 7:59:24 PM PST · by Patton@Bastogne · 21 replies
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  • Luetkemeyer didn’t like challenge to Speaker Boehner

    01/09/2015 4:55:28 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    Congress gets back to work this week, with a Republican majority in both houses expected to challenge President Obama’s agenda. It started a bit awkwardly for the GOP though, with House Speaker John Boehner having to survive a couple challenges for his job. Mid-Missouri Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer says he still supports Boehner. “The frustrating thing to me is, if you’re going to govern, you have to govern in a united front. You can’t govern when you’re divided,” Rep. Luetkemeyer says. “When you do that, you hand the Democrats the reins of power.”
  • Why Is Party Of Limited Government Pushing A Gas-Tax Hike?

    01/09/2015 4:11:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    Investors.com ^ | January 9, 2015 | Editorial
    Fiscal Policy: In this time of political partisanship, the two parties at last have found something they can agree on: raising the gas tax. It's a truly awful idea, and might get Republicans kicked out of office. It's shocking that Republicans, who won the last election by promising limited government and lower taxes, would in their first week back in power make noises about joining tax-and-spend liberal Democrats to raise the 18-cents-a-gallon gas tax. But that's exactly what they're doing. Suddenly, a number of Republicans — who should all know better — are saying they'll "consider" a gasoline tax hike,...
  • Republicans to deny funding for Obama immigration agenda

    01/09/2015 11:49:18 AM PST · by South40 · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9 JAN 2015 | David Lawder
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the House of Representatives will try to block President Barack Obama's immigration initiatives next week by denying funding for them in a security budget bill, lawmakers said on Friday. The decision by House Speaker John Boehner to initiate an immigration showdown with the White House appeared to placate some conservatives just three days after they tried to oust Boehner in the most contentious leadership election in decades.
  • ANGRY BOEHNER LOOKS TO ‘DEAL’ WITH DETRACTORS

    01/09/2015 11:13:50 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 214 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 9, 2015 | By JAVIER MANJARRES
    After 25 Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives embarrassed Speaker John Boehner by voting against his re-election bid, the newly re-elected Boehner has begun to exact his revenge on those that opposed him. According to a Politico source, conservative House members Daniel Webster and Rich Nugent, both from Florida, will lose their spots on the highly coveted House Rules Committee.
  • H.R. 4437 (109th): Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005

    01/08/2015 4:06:05 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    govtrack.us ^ | Dec 16, 2005
    On Passage of the Bill in the House (SNIP) No R Boehner, John OH 8th No D Kaptur, Marcy OH 9th No D Kucinich, Dennis OH 10th No D Jones, Stephanie OH 11th No R Tiberi, Pat OH 12th No D Brown, Sherrod OH 13th Aye R LaTourette, Steven OH 14th Aye R Pryce, Deborah OH 15th
  • No 'Squish' : Boehner Says He's 'Most Anti-Establishment Speaker' Ever

    01/08/2015 3:47:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 8, 2015 | Luke Russert and Carrie Dann
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)In his most forceful language yet against GOP detractors, House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that he dislikes being described as "spineless or a squish" by conservative Republicans, but that the label that stings him the most is when he's called a part of the "establishment." "I am the most anti-Establishment Speaker we have ever had" he told NBC News at his first solo press conference of the new Congress. "Who was the guy who got rid of earmarks? Me. Who's the guy who believes in regular order? Me. Who believes in allowing more members to participate in the process,...
  • Boehner: It hurts when critics call me 'spineless, or a squish'

    01/08/2015 3:38:26 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 58 replies
    The Washington Exmainer ^ | January 8, 2015 | DAVID M. DRUCKER
    House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday displayed emotional candor rare for a national leader, acknowledging to reporters that it stings when critics call him "spineless" or a "squish." (snip) Boehner said: “During my years here when I voted, I had the eight most conservative voting record in the Congress. And, it does pain me to be described as spineless, or a squish. And, I tell you what pains me the most is when they describe me as the establishment. Now, I’m the most anti-establishment speaker we’ve ever had. Who was the guy who got rid of earmarks? Me. Whose the...
  • U.S. Speaker Boehner says doesn't like being called 'spineless'

    01/08/2015 3:27:56 PM PST · by mandaladon · 61 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8 Jan 2015
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday he doesn't like being called "spineless" or a "squish" by critics, and he vowed to prove his mettle to lawmakers who bopposed his re-election earlier this week. Boehner was re-elected Speaker of the House on Tuesday even as 25 members of his own Republican party declined to support him, the biggest such intra-party rebellion against a speaker candidate since 1859. His detractors, many of them on the right wing of his party, say Boehner is too prone to compromise with Democrats. Boehner said that portrayal is false....
  • Boehner: I'm most 'anti-establishment' Speaker in history

    01/08/2015 1:43:33 PM PST · by maggief · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 8, 2015 | Scott Wong
    After defeating a rebellion by 25 conservative Republicans this week, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday declared himself “the most anti-establishment Speaker” in history. “During my years here when I voted, I had the eighth-most conservative voting record in the Congress, and it does pain me to be described as spineless or a squish,” Boehner told reporters. “But what pains me the most is when they describe me as the establishment. “I’m the most anti-establishment Speaker we’ve ever had. "Who was the guy who got rid of earmarks? Me. Who's the guy who believes in regular order? Me," Boehner continued....
  • Boehner Vows to Fight ‘Tooth and Nail’ Against Executive Amnesty He Funded

    01/08/2015 12:04:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 269 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 8, 2015 | Ali Meyer
    48 second Video at link. (CNSNews.com) - House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) vowed today to fight “tooth and nail” against President Obama’s unilateral amnesty of up to five million illegal aliens—an amnesty the administration has been able to move forward with because Boehner’s House permitted funding of it. The 1,603-page omnibus spending bill that Boehner pushed through a lame-duck Republican-controlled House last month put no prohibition on Obama using government funds to implement the amnesty. That omnibus funded almost all the government through the end of this fiscal year on Sept. 30 and the Department of Homeland Security through Feb....
  • Boehner Defends His Conservatism: I’m Not a ‘Squish,’

    01/08/2015 10:39:16 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 124 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/8/15 | Caroline May
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is defending his conservative bona fides after a failed attempt by conservatives to oust him from his speakership. “It does pain me to be described as spineless or a squish,” Boehner said to chuckles from reporters. “I tell you what pains me the most is when they describe me as ‘the establishment.’ Now I’m the most anti-establishment speaker we’ve ever had.” “Who was the guy who got rid of earmarks? Me,” he continued. “Who’s the guy who believes in regular order? Me. Who believes in allowing more members to participate in the process from both...
  • Flood of Anti-Boehner Calls Rattles Leadership

    01/08/2015 8:50:10 AM PST · by kristinn · 135 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Wednesday, January 7, 2015 | Susan Ferrechio
    It wasn’t the Republican votes against House Speaker John Boehner that truly rattled the GOP leadership, it was the phone calls. There were hundreds of them, jamming the phone lines of the district and Capitol offices of dozens of House GOP lawmakers. The callers were not angry about legislation. Nor were they asking for help with a local matter. They were demanding their representative vote against Boehner Tuesday in his bid to win election to a third term as speaker. For the GOP leadership, the flood of calls was a game changer. It thrusted the leadership into triage mode as...
  • Boehner may let dissenters off the hook

    01/08/2015 5:24:59 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 37 replies
    politico.com ^ | 1/7/15 | Jake Sherman
    A day after he took swift action to punish two allies who crossed him in Tuesday’s vote for speaker, it looks like he might backtrack. Some of the House conservatives who betrayed Speaker John Boehner might escape immediate retribution after all. Boehner is in a familiar jam: Many of his closest allies want him to pummel members who defy him. The rank and file think retribution is a step too far. And Boehner’s style deters him from punishing people, even when they publicly embarrass him. His allies could be disappointed again this time, even after more than two dozen House...
  • Boehner foe for Speaker could face ’16 backlash

    01/08/2015 6:17:12 AM PST · by maggief · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 8, 2015 | Cameron Joseph and Jonathan Easley
    Rep. Daniel Webster may have hurt his reelection chances with his ill-fated challenge to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). The Florida Republican was the leading GOP vote-getter in the scattered conservative challenge to Boehner’s reelection as House leader, pulling a dozen supporters. But the three-term congressman represents a district that could soon become more Democratic, thanks to court-ordered redistricting. And in a reelection battle where he’ll need to raise a lot of money, he may have just alienated the very people who can help him financially fuel a campaign. Republican leaders have already stripped Webster of his spot on the House...