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  • #NeverTrump Kansas GOP Lawmaker Loses Primary to Pro-Trump Challenger

    08/02/2016 8:10:21 PM PDT · by blueyon · 482 replies
    the gateway pundt ^ | 08/02/16 | Jim Hoft
    #NeverTrump Republican Tim Huelskamp was defeated Tuesday night in the Kansas primary. Pro-Trump challenger Roger Marshall is up by 14% with 602 of 1338 precincts reporting. Ooops
  • [October 3, 2010]King: Pence is best communicator among House GOP (Audio) [2010]

    07/14/2016 9:05:07 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    http://www.radioiowa.com/ ^ | October 3, 2010 | O. Kay Henderson
    A Republican congressman who is considering both a bid for the White House and a campaign for governor in his home state of Indiana in 2012 made a trip to Iowa this past weekend. Indiana Congressman Mike Pence was the headliner at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalitions fall banquet in Des Moines.
  • Meet Warren Davidson, the Man Who Took John Boehners Seat

    06/15/2016 4:41:18 AM PDT · by milton23 · 2 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/14/2016 | Philip Wegmann
    Standing in former Speaker John Boehners empty and cavernous Longworth office, Ohios newest congressman seems out of place. Maybe thats because Warren Davidson is more of a business and military man than a politician. Before being sworn in last week, Davidson made a career parachuting from airplanes as an Army Ranger, then filing patents as a manufacturing entrepreneur. Other than a short stint as a township trustee, hes never held elected office until now. But what Davidson lacks in political acumen, hes confident he can replace with leadership experience. His operating doctrine is simple, he tells The Daily Signal: Fight...
  • John Boehners Coming Revenge?

    05/19/2016 7:29:38 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Back when John Boehner was Speaker, he was the unpopular establishment figure fighting against a passionate Republican base that adhered strictly to conservative orthodoxy. Today, in a surprising turn of events, Boehner—who supports Donald Trump—finds himself in a more enviable position. Boehner has nothing to lose. He has no Speakership from which to be ousted. Meanwhile, many of his old adversaries—you know, the Ted Cruz  97% wing of the House GOP—suddenly find themselves on the wrong side of a passionate base that prizes Trumpian strength over ideological purity. The tables, it seems, have turned. Which brings us to this...
  • The return of John Boehner

    05/16/2016 9:19:41 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    John Boehner is back. The former House speaker will spend late July and all of August on a cross-country bus trip raising money and campaigning for House Republicans, according to multiple sources familiar with his plans. The trip on Boehners bus, dubbed Freedom One will begin after the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and end Labor Day weekend. Boehner has done these trips for years, but it is especially significant that the former speaker who left Congress after being targeted by House conservatives is spending his summer campaigning less than a year after leaving office.
  • Boehner's scenario: Clinton may drop out, clear way for Biden

    05/16/2016 6:07:04 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 57 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 5/15/2016 | John T. Bennett
    Boehner's scenario: Clinton may drop out, clear way for Biden The Daily Briefing By John T. Bennett CQ-Roll Call Sunday May 15, 2016 8:53 PM Vice President Joe Biden and former House Speaker John Boehner share a moment as they take the stage for the University of Notre Dame commencement ceremony. Both were on hand Sunday to receive the Laetare Medal. Out with Hillary Clinton. In with Vice President Joe Biden. At least thats what former House Speaker John A. Boehner thinks could happen should federal prosecutors opt to slap criminal charges on the former secretary of state over...
  • John Boehner thinks Donald Trump can win in November

    05/12/2016 5:08:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 29 replies
    CBS ^ | May 12, 2016 | CBS/AP
    Former House Speaker John Boehner is supporting Donald Trump, although he disagrees with Trump on issues like foreign policy, Trump's temporary Muslim entry ban proposal, and tearing up trade deals, among other things. In Las Vegas at a financial industry conference, Boehner said the billionaire businessman is the presumptive Republican nominee for president, "whether people like it or not." And he is confident that Trump can beat likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
  • In 6 Months Since Budget Deal: Debt Up More Than $1 Trillion

    05/02/2016 7:14:18 PM PDT · by xzins · 66 replies
    CNS ^ | May 2, 2016 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In the six months that have passed since then-retiring House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell cut a budget deal with President Barack Obama that suspended the legal limit on the federal debt until March 15, 2017, the federal debt has increased by more than $1 trillion. The Senate passed The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 with a vote held in the early morning hours of Friday, Oct. 30. Obama signed it on Monday, Nov. 2. At the close business on Oct. 30, 2015, the total federal debt was $18,152,981,685,747.52. By the close of business on April...
  • Look Out Lucifer! Boehner Plans to Roast Enemies and Settle Scores at WH Correspondents' Dinner

    04/30/2016 5:39:27 PM PDT · by drewh · 68 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | D: 13:15 EST, 30 April 2016 | Geoff Earle, Deputy Us Political Editor For Dailymail.com
    Ted Cruz isn't going to have the last word in his feud with former House Speaker John Boehner, as the lawmaker who branded Cruz 'Lucifer in the flesh' is set to have some fun before all of political Washington at the White House Correspondents Dinner, MailOnline.com has learned. Boehner is still seething over Cruz having branded him 'Lucifer in the Flesh' during a Stanford University speech this week. Boehner repeated his 'son of a bitch' characterization when the DailyMail spoke to him at a low-key DC waterfront watering hole just as most of DC was heading to glitzy lobbyist-subsidized...
  • No, Ted Cruz Was Not 'John Boehner's Lawyer"

    04/30/2016 11:22:56 AM PDT · by grumpa · 63 replies
    Trevor Loudon website ^ | April 28, 2016 | Renee Nal
    The media is working hard to convince you that they caught Ted Cruz in a lie about working with John Boehner. But they are the ones lying, as usual. During an interview hosted by Stanford in Government (SIG) and the Stanford Speakers Bureau, former House Speaker John Boehner referred to presidential candidate Ted Cruz as Lucifer in the flesh. He continued, I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life. But Boehner did not work with Ted Cruz. Boehner only...
  • WaPo: Ted Cruz Was John Boehner's Lawyer

    04/29/2016 7:11:28 AM PDT · by Rational Thought · 58 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 04/28/2016 | Bill Hoffmann
    Ted Cruz's claim on Thursday that he never knew or worked with John Boehner has been called into question following the revelation that the Texas senator once served as the former House speaker's lawyer.
  • Judith Miller: Senators Say Cruz Not A Man Of His Word, Would Stab You In The Back

    04/29/2016 9:30:57 AM PDT · by detective · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Apr 2016 | Pam Key
    Thursday on Newsmax TVs The Steve Malzberg Show, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Judith Miller said Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is so disliked in the Senate, because he was not a man of his word, and would stab you in the back. Miller said, Cruz was so disliked in the Senate, and Boehner was a charter member of that club. So, you could just see the politicians hated Cruz for reasons, by the way, that still have yet to be fully reported.
  • Ted Cruz Responds To John Boehner With A Really Weird (And False) Comeback

    04/28/2016 4:28:03 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 24 replies
    uproxx.com ^ | 04.28.16 | ANDREW HUSBAND
    Cruz also told reporters gathered in Fort Wayne, Indiana that hed only met Boehner two or three times. Which, in terms of actual numbers, may or may not be true, but the depth of these meetings was far greater than Cruzs statements suggested. Thats because he worked as Boehners attorney during the Ohio representatives federal lawsuit against Washington representative Jim McDermott in 1998.
  • Long before John Boehner called Ted Cruz Lucifer in the flesh, he called him his lawyer

    04/28/2016 12:43:33 PM PDT · by blueyon · 44 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/28/16 | Sean Sullivan
    We are re-upping this post from early 2014 in light of Boehner labeling Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh" and saying, "I've never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life." Here's where their work together began, two decades ago. For what it's worth, Cruz downplayed their relationship Thursday in his comments responding to Boehner. "I've met John Boehner two or three times in my life," he assured. As we show below, that's not entirely accurate.
  • Cruz Hits Boehner for 'Lucifer' Slam

    04/28/2016 11:32:57 AM PDT · by maggief · 40 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 28, 2016 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    EXCERPTS "When John Boehner calls me 'Lucifer,' he's not directing that at me," the GOP presidential candidate and Florida senator said in a Fort Wayne, Indiana press conference Thursday morning. "He's directing that at you. What Boehner is angry with me for is not something I've ever said to him. What Boehner is angry with me for is standing with the American people and energizing and encouraging House conservatives to stand with the American people and actually honor the commitments we've made." (snip) "If I said 50 words in my life to John Boehner, I'd be surprised," said Cruz, nothing...
  • John Boehner talks election, time in office

    04/28/2016 9:07:46 AM PDT · by astrat7 · 36 replies
    The Stanford Daily ^ | April 28, 2016 | Ada Statler-Throckmorton
    When specifically asked his opinions on Ted Cruz, Boehner made a face, drawing laughter from the crowd. Lucifer in the flesh, the former speaker said. I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.
  • John Boehner calls Ted Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh," "miserable" SOB

    04/28/2016 7:37:02 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 172 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 28, 2016 | Reena Flores
    John Boehner sounded off a litany of insults for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz Wednesday night, labelling the Texas senator "Lucifer in the flesh" and a "miserable son of a bitch." "I have Democrat friends and Republican friends," the former House speaker said during a frank on-stage discussion at Stanford University Wednesday. "I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life." Boehner, who retired from Congress at the end of October, also let loose on the two other GOP candidates in the race. Of his relationship with...
  • Conservative credentials at center of Ind. Senate race (which one voted against Boehner??)

    04/26/2016 4:36:54 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    pharostribune.com ^ | 4/25/16 | Maureen Hayden
    INDIANAPOLIS Two Republican contenders for the state's open U.S. Senate seat are getting a new appreciation for all of Indiana's 36,418 square miles. Leading to next week's primary, airwaves are filling with messages to bolster the campaigns of Todd Young and Marlin Stutzman in their increasingly bitter fight to face Democratic contender Baron Hill in the fall. The candidates, themselves, are crisscrossing the long state and logging countless hours on two-lane highways, in between appearances in coffee shops in small cities and local Lincoln Day dinners in rural counties. Each man both were elected to Congress in 2010...
  • Paul Ryan: I'm no John Boehner (Say he is more inclusive)

    04/21/2016 3:38:52 PM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 17 replies
    cnn ^ | 4/21/16 | Deirdre Walsh and Manu Raju, CNN
    Paul Ryan wants everyone to know he's no John Boehner. "I think I do it better," the House speaker told CNN during an interview this week, adding that his leadership style is different than his predecessor, whose resignation last year shocked Washington. "Not to knock John, but I spend more time with all of our members on a continual basis." Ryan, the GOP's vice presidential nominee in 2012, has won over conservatives by trying to showcase a more inclusive leadership style than Boehner. But he's still beset by the same internal divisions that led to Boehner's ouster -- as his...
  • John Boehners Grudge

    04/29/2016 6:05:05 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | April 28, 2016
    We get it. John Boehner doesnt like Ted Cruz. In a witless cheap shot, Boehner called him Lucifer in the flesh at an event at Stanford University. Boehners attitude is widespread among Republican insiders who are foolishly allowing personal ill will to cloud their reasoned judgment about who, among the candidates left in the GOP race, is the best representative of conservative principles and policies, and about who would be the best candidate in the upcoming general election. On both counts, Cruz is the obvious choice. Ted Cruz is a constitutional conservative dedicated to reducing the outsized federal government to...
  • Satanists are furious that Boehner compared Ted Cruz to the Dark Lord

    04/28/2016 5:45:50 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 18 replies
    Raw Story ^ | 4/28/16 | Bethania Palma Markus
    On Wednesday night, former House Speaker John Boehner bluntly called GOP candidate Ted Cruz Lucifer in the flesh. When asked for his opinion about the Texas senator, Boehner said, I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life. It turns out that the Satanic Temple agrees with Boehners sentiments but they said theres no way Cruz is the living incarnate of Satan. When asked by the Friendly Atheist, Satanic Temple spokesman Lucien Greaves bashed Cruz.
  • John Boehner once hired Ted Cruz to be his lawyer

    04/28/2016 3:16:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4/28/16 | Allan Smith
    Former House Speaker John Boehner ripped into Sen. Ted Cruz in a memorable fashion during a Wednesday appearance, prompting Cruz to say he "doesn't know" Boehner. "I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life," Boehner said, dubbing Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh." But a closer look at their history reveals the two weren't always enemies. In fact, long before Boehner saw Cruz as Lucifer, the 2016 Republican presidential candidate was actually his lawyer.
  • Boehner likes Trump, savages Cruz

    04/28/2016 10:21:03 AM PDT · by GilGil · 102 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/28/2016 | Chris Stirewalt
    BOEHNER LIKES TRUMP, SAVAGES CRUZ The Republican establishment is getting jiggy with the idea of nominating Donald Trump. How jiggy? Former House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday told a crowd at Stanford University that he was texting buddies with the celebrity businessman and would have no trouble voting for him in the fall. According to the schools student newspaper, Boehner accepted Trump as the presumptive Republican nominee, though he declined to endorse Trumps specific policies. As for the remaining obstacle to Trumps takeover of the GOP, Boehner sounded rather Trump-like himself. Lucifer in the flesh, the former speaker said of...
  • John Boehner talks election, time in office (Cruz: "Lucifer in the flesh")

    04/28/2016 5:50:43 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 80 replies
    Stanfordtimes ^ | Ada Statler
    2016 Presidential election Much of the discussion and laughs focused on Boehners views on the current presidential candidates. Segueing into the topic, Kennedy asked Boehner to be frank given that the event was not being broadcasted, and the former Speaker responded in kind. When specifically asked his opinions on Ted Cruz, Boehner made a face, drawing laughter from the crowd. Lucifer in the flesh, the former speaker said. I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life. Boehner...
  • One last indignity: The tea party swipes John Boehners seat

    03/16/2016 4:58:25 PM PDT · by ak267 · 26 replies
    washington post ^ | 3-16-2016 | Amber Phillips
    Warren Davidson, a businessman and former Army Ranger, won a 15-way Republican primary Tuesday in the special election for Ohios 8th Congressional District. The tea party candidate rather easily bested more moderate candidates, including two state lawmakers, in a campaign that quickly became ground zero for the partys ongoing identity struggle in the House that Boehner used to run. The winner of a June special election will serve out the rest of 2016 in Boehners seat, and in such a deep red congressional district, that winner is likely to be Davidson.
  • John Boehner backs Paul Ryan for president, calls Ted Cruz Lucifer

    03/16/2016 2:41:16 PM PDT · by bkopto · 94 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Mar 16, 2016 | Kellen Howell
    Former House Speaker John A. Boehner said current Speaker Paul D. Ryan should be the Republican nominee for president if the party fails to chose a candidate on the first ballot at its national convention this summer in Cleveland. SNIP Mr. Boehner, who stepped down from the speakership last fall, has long whispered to friends that he thinks Mr. Ryan could be the savior of the Republican Party. He told the crowd Wednesday that anybody can be nominated at the Republican National Convention. SNIP During the same question-and-answer session in Florida, Mr. Boehner referred to Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas,...
  • Boehner: If GOP can't agree, he's for Paul Ryan

    03/16/2016 4:03:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ^ | March 16, 2016 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former House Speaker John Boehner says he'd support his successor, Wisconsin's Paul Ryan for president if Republicans cannot nominate any candidate at their national convention this summer. Boehner, who has endorsed John Kasich, tells the Futures Industry Association that if Republicans can't agree on the first ballot to nominate Donald Trump, Kasich or Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, he's "for none of the above."(continued)
  • Boehner Withdraws 2016 Support for Paul Ryan, Backs John Kasich Until First Vote

    03/16/2016 2:55:48 PM PDT · by drewh · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Mar 201677 | by NEIL MUNRO
    Former House Speaker John Boehner has taken a step back from his promise on Wednesday morning to back House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)56% for the GOPs 2016 nomination. He has endorsed Governor John Kasich, his spokesman, David Schnittger, told Breitbart News via email. His off-the-cuff comments this morning [in Florida] were about a hypothetical scenario in which none of the current candidates are able to secure the nomination at the convention, said Schnittger, a senior policy advisor at the D.C. lobbying firm, Squire Patton Boggs. Establishment GOP leaders are hoping to defeat Donald Trumps drive for the nomination, and...
  • One last indignity: The tea party swipes John Boehners seat

    03/16/2016 7:05:08 AM PDT · by PROCON · 76 replies
    WAPO ^ | March 16, 2016 | Amber Phillips
    It was one of the tea partys few highlights in Tuesdays congressional primaries. But laying claim to former GOP House speaker John Boehners old seat (in all likelihood) is a big one, both for the bragging rights and the momentum it gives House conservatives in their ongoing fight to purify their party ideologically. Warren Davidson, a businessman and former Army Ranger, won a 15-way Republican primary Tuesday in the special election for Ohios 8th Congressional District. The tea party candidate rather easily bested more moderate candidates, including two state lawmakers, in a campaign that quickly became ground zero for the...
  • Boehner endorses Paul Ryan for President

    03/16/2016 6:27:12 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 113 replies
    Politico ^ | 3 16 2016 | Patrick Temple-West and Jake Sherman
    Former House Speaker John Boehner Wednesday endorsed current House Speaker Paul Ryan to be the Republican presidential nominee. At the Republican convention, anybody can be nominated, Boehner said at a conference in Boca Raton, Fla. If we dont have a nominee who can win on the first ballot, Im for none of the above, Boehner said. "They all had a chance to win. None of them won. So Im for none of the above. Im for Paul Ryan to be our nominee. Over the last few months, Boehner has privately said that he thought Ryan would be a good candidate...
  • House GOP likely to move ahead with budget plan

    03/14/2016 7:59:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 14, 2016 10:07 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    Republicans controlling the House are pressing ahead with an annual fiscal measure despite hardening opposition from tea party conservatives over its endorsement of higher spending permitted by last years bipartisan budget and debt deal. Several GOP lawmakers exiting a Monday evening strategy session said House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price is expected to unveil a 10-year budget plan on Tuesday and hold a committee vote this week. The committee confirmed later Monday that it is moving ahead. [] Price, R-Ga., has worked hard to try to develop consensus but has so far been stymied by several dozen conservatives who continue...
  • Kiss of death meets nail in coffin: John Kasich saddled with John Boehners endorsement

    03/12/2016 7:38:53 PM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 3/12/16
    Former House Speaker John Boehner, now enjoying his retirementand generally staying out of the election fray, has finally endorsed a candidate, and that candidate is drum roll Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Were sure Kasich is thrilled by the news, but a lot of citizens in his shoes might be wondering if its possible to re-gift an endorsement.
  • Do Not Close The Book On Carly Fiorina

    02/04/2016 8:38:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    Scott Walker, Rick Perry, Bobby Jindal, Mike Huckabee and now Rand Paul. All were considered to be serious candidates for the Republican nomination for president and all have dropped out.Carly Fiorina began the campaign with far less name recognition, far less money, and yet her national profile has grown and when she speaks people hang on every word. She has far outlasted the so-called heavyweights, do not count her out.While I have yet to endorsein the GOP presidential race, what has so impressed me about Carly is the drive, persistence and consistency she has shown throughout the entire process. She...
  • In Defense of the GOP Establishment [Understanding the limitations of what they have to work with]

    02/03/2016 8:04:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/03/2016 | James Arlandson
    When you were a rowdy teen, your parents were the Establishment. Now that you're a parent, what are you? The anti-establishment, cool parent? Not likely. Rather, you're a grownup who tries to keep the peace in your discordant household; who tries to negotiate among self-interested, imperfect family members who have competing goods and goals; and who tries to instill a long-range vision for the future in your desire-ridden family who wants instant self-gratification. Welcome to the Establishment. You're a bona fide member now. Here's a defense of the amorphous, notional Establishment, as I see it, if it even exists in...
  • Ryan seeks to tame conservatives

    01/26/2016 5:40:48 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/26/16 | Scott Wong
    Despite those protestations, Ryan has spent his first couple months as Speaker aggressively courting some of the same Freedom Caucus conservatives who forced his predecessor, John Boehner, out of office last fall. The Wisconsin Republican ensured that conservative rebel Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas), ostracized for years by Boehner and his allies, won a subcommittee gavel and a coveted spot on the powerful Speaker-aligned panel that picks committee chairmen. He's invited Freedom members to weekly dinners he hosts in the Capitol. And Ryan has made Freedom Caucus Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), a frequent thorn in Boehner's side, a key member of...
  • When it comes to contributions, Trump doesn't play in the big leagues [loyal to Boehner & McConnell]

    01/26/2016 12:50:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 90 replies
    Open Secrets ^ | August 7, 2015 | Viveca Novak
    "....That $100,000 gift from Trump to the Boehner-allied super PAC was twice as big as his next-biggest contributions. [Trump's] given $50,000 .. to Karl Rove's American Crossroads (2010) [and $50,000 to] the pro-Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) Kentuckians for Strong Leadership (2013)..."
  • In 2013 and 2014, Donald Trump Funded John Boehner and Mitch McConnell Against the Tea Party

    01/22/2016 9:09:51 PM PST · by TBP · 180 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | January 22, 2016 | Erick Erickson
    In 2013, the tea party rallied to Matt Bevin against Donald Trump. RedState and tea party groups around the country swung into action in an ultimately unsuccessful bid to get Matt Bevin through the primary against Mitch McConnell. We were completely out-funded by establishment interests and Washington lobbyists. It turns out, one of those establishment interests was Donald J. Trump. In 2013, Donald Trump gave $220,000.00 to organizations, many of them dedicated to stamping out the Tea Party. From Karl Rove’s American Crossroads to Mitch McConnell’s Super PAC, Trump spread out money. Rove got $50,000.00 and McConnell got $60,000.00. Trump...
  • Obama goes around Congress, sets record for new rules in 2015

    12/30/2015 6:35:03 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 30, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The administration issued a record amount of heft in the federal rule book in 2015 as President Obama's team, carrying out his orders to work around Congress, pushed his expansive government agenda on environmental, labor and Wall Street policy. With one day to go, the administration added 81,611 pages to the Federal Register, according to the Competitive Enterprise Institute's count of the official record-keeping digest of federal agencies' rule-making. It's the highest total on record and the third time Mr. Obama has crossed the 80,000-page level during his presidency, the institute's Clyde Wayne Crews calculated. "This is the pen and...
  • Boehner-Backed Candidate Out of Race to Replace Him

    12/22/2015 3:09:26 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 12/22/15 | Warren Rojas
    Butler County Auditor Roger Reynolds' abrupt withdrawal last week from the 16-way contest to fill the vacancy created by Speaker John A. Boehner's retirement is another sign of how little conservatives think of the former speaker. Reynolds was seen as a favorite among the 14 Republicans in the race and was believed to have Boehner's backing. But that didn’t work in Reynolds' favor among some conservatives. "It is pretty clear that Boehner is behind Roger Reynolds," Lori Viars, a board member of the Conservative Republican Leadership Committee, told Cincinnati.com in October. And that, she hinted, might not be such a...
  • Two Conservative Lawmakers Are Still Trying To Get Rid Of John Boehner

    12/09/2015 6:00:52 PM PST · by mrsmith · 14 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 12/09/2015 | Matt Fuller
    Under congressional rules, the former speaker is allowed to keep a Capitol Hill office at taxpayer expense for five years, complete with franking privileges, a budget for office furnishings and three staffers making six-figure salaries. "I guess they're going to pay for his toilet tissue too," said Rep. Walter Jones Jr. (R-N.C.), who is introducing a bill with Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) to deauthorize the so-called post-speaker office. Jones and Massie held a sparsely attended press conference Wednesday morning -- The Huffington Post was the only outlet present -- to call for an end to the post-speakership perk.
  • Muslim Brotherhood Infiltration and John Boehner’s Support for Jeb Bush

    11/12/2015 11:59:14 AM PST · by detective · 3 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | October 2, 2014 | Ben Barrack
    The elephant in the room is getting larger by the day and Republican establishment figures – like Karl Rove, John Boehner, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, et. al. – who are ignoring it are only making things worse and blatantly more obvious by doing so. The ‘elephant’ is Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the U.S. Government. Those who are publicly ignoring it are figures who evidence suggests, are either ‘dirtied up’ themselves and are focused on self-preservation or are protecting those who are.
  • A lot of people just don’t like Ted Cruz. How come that’s okay with him?

    11/08/2015 3:12:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 8, 2015 | Katie Zezima and David Weigel
    Ted Cruz has been branded a “wacko bird” by a Senate colleague and a “jackass” by the former speaker of the House. A GOP consultant labeled him a show horse, and a strategist for a rival presidential campaign called him the Mitt Romney of 2016 — the Republican no other Republican can stand. “I just don’t like the guy,” former president George W. Bush, Cruz’s old boss, told supporters at a fundraiser for his brother Jeb Bush last month. The list of GOP politicians and operatives willing to take open shots at Cruz has grown long: Sen. John McCain (Ariz.),...
  • Super PAC Fires Cruz Missile at Boehner

    11/03/2015 9:21:59 AM PST · by Isara · 13 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 03 Nov 2015 | Bill Hoffmann
    John Boehner's House speaker seat is barely cold — but that's not stopping Sen. Ted Cruz's supporters from airing a radio ad ripping the former GOP presiding officer on Capitol Hill. In the ad, paid for by a super PAC backing the Texas Republican who is running for president, a female narrator refers to Boehner once taking a mildly profane swipe at Cruz, The Washington Post reports. The narrator, who identifies herself as a mother of two, complains Boehner "attacked Ted Cruz, referring to him as a pain in the you know what because of his bold actions fighting to...
  • Boehner: "Catholic Guilt" Swayed Paul Ryan On Speakership

    11/02/2015 2:57:13 AM PST · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 2, 2015 | Breitbart News
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) says he used “Catholic guilt” to persuade Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) to run for speaker.
  • John Boehner: Less Costly, Smaller Government Will Never Happen(brazenly lied to us all these years)

    10/30/2015 12:16:44 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 64 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/30/15 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Now-former House Speaker John Boehner says that he came to Washington to fight for a smaller, less costly and more accountable government, and now that he's leaving the House, that still hasn't happened. "I began to realize over the years there is no winning this fight," Boehner said in an interview with Fox News' Bill Hemmer on Thursday, just after his replacement, Paul Ryan, took the gavel. The fight has been going on for over 200 years in Washington, he told Hemmer in the interview, which aired on Friday on the network's "America's Newsroom" program, and "it will be a...
  • Drudge: The moment when you realize how we've all been had...

    10/29/2015 7:16:58 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 129 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/29/2015 | Matt Drudge
    The moment when you realize how we've all been had...
  • Tom DeLay: Paul Ryan Is ‘Another Boehner’

    10/29/2015 1:18:53 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/29/15 | Jeff Poor
    On Thursday’s “Cavuto: Coast to Coast” on the Fox Business Network, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) took aim at Speaker-Elect Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 58% for not signaling he will do more to overturn what he deemed to be a backroom budget deal. DeLay pointed out how two-thirds of the House GOP voted against it and that from here on out, Ryan needs to lay down a marker showing he’s willing to lead Republicans in the right direction. “He talks a good game but he’s already started in his action of maybe being another Boehner,” DeLay said. “I...
  • Boehner faults talk radio for his downfall: Cites hosts 'trying to out-right each other'

    10/29/2015 10:34:15 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 46 replies
    WND ^ | 10/29/2015 | CHERYL CHUMLEY
    John Boehner, who’s leaving office and his speaker role at the end of this month, took a sideswipe at conservative media – and right-leaning talk-radio hosts in particular – and said it’s such influences that led to his political downfall. “Understand what’s going on here,” Boehner said, addressing questions about the pressure he’s faced from conservatives in recent years, Bloomberg reported. He then spoke of the hundreds of radio hosts “trying to out-right each other” who, when combined with active social media posters, cause unnecessary turmoil and confusion over political and cultural matters. “[Such has bolstered] the ability of a...
  • Departing Speaker Boehner Delievers Farewell Remarks

    10/29/2015 7:01:14 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 29, 2015 | Foxnews.Com
    Oh Air Now.
  • House approves budget deal in big 266-167 vote

    10/28/2015 4:21:40 PM PDT · by fifedom · 161 replies
    TheHill ^ | 10/28/15 | Mike Lillis and Peter Schroeder
    House lawmakers in both parties joined forces Wednesday to pass a sweeping budget deal that marks both a parting victory for outgoing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and a valedictory gift for his likely replacement, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). The final vote was 266 to 167, with 79 Republicans joining every Democrat in sealing passage. Ryan was among the supporters.