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  • Brian Babin becomes fifth Texas congressman to endorse Ted Cruz

    07/03/2015 12:02:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Trail Blazers ^ | July 2, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    Sen. Ted Cruz now has five fellow Texan members of Congress publicly backing his 2016 presidential run. Cruz’s campaign announced Thursday morning the endorsement of Rep. Brian Babin, R-Woodville. “Ted has shown the conservative leadership and fortitude we so desperately need in our nation’s highest office,” said Babin in a statement released by the Cruz campaign. ”Now is a time for truth,” echoing the title of the senator’s new book, “and he will speak honestly to the American people.” Like Cruz, Babin has been critical of Republican leadership and President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration. Babin voted “present” in...
  • Are Key Republican Leaders in D.C. Being Blackmailed?

    06/30/2015 3:56:48 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 146 replies
    Townhall ^ | 6-30-15 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Are key Republican leaders in D.C. from the Senate, House and Supreme Court being blackmailed? Tell me you haven’t thought the exact same thing? Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in DC. Rotten like a dead fish left at the front door of a Congressmen’s office by the Obama Crime Family. Rotten like a photo of a Supreme Court Justice with his robe down at his ankles. Because what’s happening just isn’t normal. Please tell me how it’s possible that President Obama and his socialist cabal suffered the most massive and historic defeat in modern political history only 9...
  • Obama signs trade legislation; Boehner, McConnell miss White House event

    06/29/2015 5:36:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 29, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    resident Obama signed hard-fought trade legislation Monday, thanking Republican leaders who helped get it done and saying the package will “reinforce America’s leadership role in the world.” “I think it’s fair to say that getting these bills through Congress has not been easy,” Mr. Obama said as he signed the trade bills into law in the East Room. “They’ve been declared dead more than once.” The two major pieces of legislation grant Mr. Obama “fast track” trade-promotion authority
  • John Boehner has to go

    06/29/2015 12:36:10 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 46 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | Mon, Jun, 29th, 2015 | By DrJohn
    It was the most curious of spectacles. John Boehner, abandoning everything he claimed his stood for, has been reduced to an Obama hand puppet. That stench is the smell of Boehner hypocrisy. Boehner was instrumental in getting passed Obama’s Transpacific Authority and it has consistently been cloaked in secrecy. Secrecy. As in zero transparency.
  • The dozen rebels targeted by GOP leaders

    06/28/2015 1:28:54 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 27th, 2015 | Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos
    To keep conservative rebels in check, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his allies have been doling out punishments at an aggressive clip in the 114th Congress. From kicking unruly members off the Rules Committee and GOP whip team to stripping a lawmaker of his subcommittee gavel, leadership has been growing more comfortable with taking retaliatory measures to try to enforce party discipline. But several Tea Party targets haven’t gone quietly. They’ve been fighting back with help from Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan’s conservative House Freedom Caucus, which successfully pressured leaders this week to return a subcommittee gavel to one of their...
  • Tancredo: House GOP Preparing to Sell Out on Immigration Bills

    06/27/2015 7:15:17 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Tom Tancredo
    House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) this past week again showed he will punish conservative House members for not supporting deals he strikes with President Obama and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). This does not bode well for the package of immigration bills to be debated on the House floor sometime after the July Fourth recess. House Republicans have been writing and “marking up” more than a dozen immigration bills over the past year, and Republican leaders have been promising a “package of little bills” as an alternative to the “comprehensive” bills favored by the amnesty lobby.
  • This was the best week of Obama’s presidency

    06/27/2015 1:55:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | June 26, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    When President Obama neared the end of his eulogy Friday for the late South Carolina state Sen. Clementa Pinckney (D), a victim of the shootings at a Charleston church last week, he paused. A long pause. It was a moment of genuine drama. Had he lost his place? Were his emotions getting to him? Then, he started to sing -- the opening bars to "Amazing Grace." Soon, the entire congregation at the AME Emanuel Church joined him in song...
  • John Boehner gets his first Air Force One invite from Obama

    06/26/2015 12:21:07 PM PDT · by detective · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/26/15 | Adam B. Lerner
    John Boehner and Barack Obama’s relationship reached new heights Friday. The Republican House Speaker took his first trip with the president on Air Force One as the two headed to Charleston, South Carolina, to mourn the nine African-American men and women killed at their church last week.
  • Conservatives Smack Down Team Obama-Boehner Over Retribution

    06/26/2015 7:35:12 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 12 replies
    The New American ^ | 6/26/2015 | William F. Jasper
    House Speaker John Boehner’s rampage against House members who defied him on the ObamaTrade vote has begun to backfire — and he may be starting to back-pedal, due to public pressure. As The New American reported here yesterday, Representative Ken Buck (R-Colo.) was the latest in a string of conservative House members who have been targeted by Boehner in reprisal for failing to support “the team” on TPA/Fast Track authority for ObamaTrade, the president’s pseudo-free trade package involving the TPP, TTIP, and TiSA. The rebellious House members, most of whom are members of the House Freedom Caucus, saw voting their...
  • Boehner punishes conservatives for upholding Constitution RE: Fast Track

    06/25/2015 5:20:38 AM PDT · by JOHN W K · 10 replies
    6/25/15 | johnwk
    See Boehner doles out new punishment ”Boehner allies have been retaliating against rank-and-file members who voted against a procedural motion earlier this month, nearly derailing a major trade package favored by Republican leaders that is set to clear the House on Thursday.” Our Constitution is crystal clear that any deals cooked up by our president must receive a two thirds approval vote by our national legislature to be binding law. See Article 2, Section 2, Clause 2: The President shall have power "... by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of...
  • Boehner Targets Another Courageous Conservative For Retaliation Over Obamatrade Vote

    06/24/2015 12:20:42 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 32 replies
    breitbart ^ | 24 Jun 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    Freshman Congressman Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) refused to support Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation last week, so now House leadership is rumored to be planning his removal as President of the Freshman Class of the House of Representatives. In an email obtained by Breitbart News, Representatives Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA) called a meeting for all freshman Congressmen this Thursday at 8:30 AM. Buck thinks the meeting is being called to hold a vote on his removal as President of the Freshman Class as punishment for voting against House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) – who...
  • The Return of ‘Speaker Cruz’

    06/23/2015 7:34:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Roll Call's 218 Blog ^ | June 23, 2015 | Matt Fuller, Matthew Fleming, Emma Dumain and Niels Lesniewski
    “Speaker Cruz” is looking for a comeback. With House GOP leaders meting out punishment against conservatives, and with the House and Senate moving ahead on a plan that would give President Barack Obama the authority to negotiate a major trade deal, Sen. Ted Cruz changed his mind on Trade Promotion Authority Tuesday and, in a blistering op-ed, decided to take some shots at GOP leaders along the way. Without offering any real proof, Cruz accused Speaker John A. Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of agreeing to vote on renewing the Export-Import Bank if pro-trade Democrats would vote for...
  • John Boehner Is Not a Man to Be Crossed (vindictive oligarch!!)

    06/23/2015 1:44:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 43 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 6/21/15 | Joel Gehrke
    Voting against the speaker’s reelection may have cost one Iowa Republican his seat. John Boehner has found ways to punish the fractious conservatives who have formed into a thorn in his side since attempting a coup at the beginning of the year. Through means both petty and significant, Boehner has made his displeasure felt while trying to lead the broader conference in a series of high-profile legislative fights. A number of rebel backbenchers have had their overseas travel curtailed and their committee posts threatened or even taken away. But the treatment of one lawmaker in particular stands out: Colleagues worry...
  • Obama's trade agenda moves past key Senate hurdle

    06/23/2015 9:01:21 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 100 replies
    CNN ^ | 6-23-15 | Ted Barrett and Athena Jones,
    The President's trade agenda scored a major victory Tuesday when the Senate voted to advance a bill to allow "fast-track" approval of large international trade bills. The outcome of this key procedural vote had been in doubt as a group of 14 pro-trade Democrats weighed whether to continue their support of the bill out of concern that a related workers' assistance package might not pass both chambers. But after repeated assurances by GOP congressional leaders that workers' assistance measure will be adopted, 13 out of 14 backed the bill. The vote was 60 to 37, passing by the slimmest margin...
  • 'Fed up' conservatives plot revenge against Boehner

    06/23/2015 7:42:48 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 66 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 06/23/15 | Susan Ferrechio
    Dozens of members of the House GOP's most conservative faction plan to meet Tuesday to discuss ways to counteract the decision of House Speaker John Boehner and other leaders to seek retribution against members who vote against must-pass measures. The House Freedom Caucus, a GOP group made up of about 40 of the most conservative members, plans to hold the discussion some time after Tuesday's evening votes, according to lawmakers familiar with the initiative. Freedom Caucus Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said Monday in a radio interview that many conservatives were "fed up" with the string of punishment meted out to...
  • House conservatives lash out at Boehner's 'culture of punishment'

    <p>A key bloc of conservatives is laying plans to throttle legislation on the House floor and will meet privately this week to discuss a shake-up of GOP leadership.</p> <p>The group is irate at what one called a “culture of punishment” that Speaker John Boehner’s leadership team has instituted against dissenting members — most recently the removal of Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) from a subcommittee chairmanship after he bucked Republican leaders on an important procedural vote. In one of his first interviews since that move, Meadows stopped short of calling for the removal of Boehner or his lieutenants; House conservatives likely lack support to oust Republicans leaders even if they wanted to. But the mere mention of such a move shows that tensions between Boehner’s team and House conservatives, after seeming to subside the past several months, are peaking once again.</p>
  • House conservatives lash out at Boehner's 'culture of punishment'

    06/22/2015 10:37:58 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/22/2015 | LAUREN FRENCH and JAKE SHERMAN
    A key bloc of conservatives is laying plans to throttle legislation on the House floor and will meet privately this week to discuss a shakeup of GOP leadership. The group is irate at what one called a “culture of punishment” that Speaker John Boehner’s leadership team has instituted against dissenting members — most recently the removal of Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) from a subcommittee chairmanship after he bucked Republican leaders on an important procedural vote. In his first interview since that move, Meadows stopped short of calling for the removal of Boehner or his lieutenants; House conservatives likely lack support...
  • John Boehner Is Not a Man to Be Crossed(Embraces libs more than conservatives)

    06/22/2015 5:27:36 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 16 replies
    nat review ^ | 6/21/15 | j gerhke
    Voting against the speaker’s reelection may have cost one Iowa Republican his seat. John Boehner has found ways to punish the fractious conservatives who have formed into a thorn in his side since attempting a coup at the beginning of the year. Through means both petty and significant, Boehner has made his displeasure felt while trying to lead the broader conference in a series of high-profile legislative fights. A number of rebel backbenchers have had their overseas travel curtailed and their committee posts threatened or even taken away. But the treatment of one lawmaker in particular stands out: Colleagues worry...
  • Conservative Rep: It Takes ‘Moral Courage’ To Stand Up To GOP Leadership

    06/21/2015 7:32:40 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 35 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Ginni Thomas
    Scott Perry, 53, is a sophomore congressman from Dillsburg, Penn. Exuding a humble intensity and a mindfulness of his oath to the U.S. Constitution, his daily orientation in public office means he takes no vote for granted.rWhat do you think? “It’s a fight every day,” Perry says in this 22-minute exclusive video interview with The Daily Caller. Yet, Republican leaders, increasingly governing by fear, risk continuing dissension and disarray. Evidence is building that Republicans, who are failing to persuade those members with differing opinions, and catering to monied interests in Washington, are alienating Americans who voted for them. This interview...
  • This Isn't the GOP I Grew Up With

    06/21/2015 3:24:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcasting Network ^ | June 19, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Scott in Philadelphia. Great to have you on Open Line Friday, sir. Hello. CALLER: It's an honor, Rush. I got a problem with all the... McConnell, Boehner, and Karl Rove. They've hijacked the party. RUSH: Yeah. (sigh) CALLER: I want to know why nobody says nothing about it. I mean, we elect these conservatives, they get in there, and then they're browbeaten into submission. RUSH: Well, it's not that nobody says anything about it. I myself have been referencing this. Others I know have. I mean, I know people who are making this the focal point of...
  • MARK LEVIN: BOEHNER’S RETALIATION AGAINST CONSERVATIVES MEANS OPEN WARFARE, TIME TO TAKE HIM DOWN

    06/20/2015 9:29:16 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 94 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 20, 2015 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    It’s time for conservatives to take out House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)35% and all of his comrades in primaries, nationally syndicated radio host, New York Times bestselling author, and conservative movement thought leader Mark Levin argues in an exclusive comment to Breitbart News. Levin’s comments come after Boehner’s retaliation against conservatives hit a new low this weekend, with a report from Politico about how House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)80% —playing along with Boehner’s scheme to attack Republicans for voting their conscience—removed Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)96% as the chairman of a subcommittee on...
  • Boehner Purges Conservatives Who Defy on ObamaTrade Votes

    06/18/2015 7:07:24 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 33 replies
    The New American ^ | 6/17/2015 | William F. Jasper
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) have taken swift retribution against House members who dared to break ranks with “the team” on a rule vote for Trade Promotion Authority (Fast Track). On Monday, June 15, Scalise booted GOP Reps. Cynthia Lummis (Wyo.), Steve Pearce (N.M.) and Trent Franks (Ariz.) — all members of the House Freedom Caucus (HFC) — from the whip team. Reps. Lummis and Franks both issued conciliatory statements saying they completely “respect” Chairman Scalise’s decision — perhaps to avoid further retribution. Rep. Pearce was less tilted toward appeasement. “Not much has...
  • THE TPA BOONDOGGLE IS BACK AND ...

    06/18/2015 5:33:20 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 40 replies
    Facebook ^ | 6-17-2015 | Mark Levin
    Mark Levin 12 hrs · THE TPA BOONDOGGLE IS BACK AND ... I am told that John Boehner is telling the GOP members that if they vote to pass the TPA, a bill later with restrictions on immigration, among other things, will be passed to reign in Obama's actions. Boehner pulled the same trick against Congressman Marlin Stutzman not long ago, when Kevin McCarthy promised if he voted to let the massive budget bill go to the House floor, the GOP leadership would replace the bill on the floor with a smaller spending bill. But McCarthy lied to Stutzman. The...
  • Jim Jordan Puts GOP Leadership on Notice

    06/18/2015 4:13:10 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 6/17/15 | Joel Gehrke
    When a group of House conservatives voted last week to kill a trade bill favored by President Obama, House Speaker John Boehner and other GOP leaders who support the measure steamed. Representative Mick Mulvaney (R., S.C.) celebrated the revolt as a coming-of-age moment for rebel backbenchers. “Yesterday will be the day that we look back at as the day that conservatives finally started getting organized in the House,” he wrote in a note to the Spartanburg Tea Party. Led by Representative Jim Jordan (R., Ohio), a platoon of conservatives demanded that Boehner agree to a series of concessions in exchange...
  • John Boehner defines teamwork: agree with him or get blamed

    06/18/2015 4:15:25 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    stridentconservative.com ^ | 6/17/15 | David Leach
    Ever since the mid-1990s, the House of Representatives have operated under an informal governing principle known as the Hastert Rule, a rule that required a “majority of the majority” in order to pass legislation. Simply put, the rule meant that the Speaker of the House would not allow a floor vote on a bill unless a majority of the party in charge supported the bill, while preventing the minority party from passing legislation unwanted by the majority. This practice came to an end under Gutless On Principles (GOP) Hall of Shame member John Boehner, and it served as the perfect...
  • Boehner Trolls Hillary After Newly Discovered Benghazi Emails

    06/17/2015 6:08:57 PM PDT · by lbryce · 18 replies
    After a House Benghazi Select Committee discovered either Hillary Clinton or the State Department withheld Benghazi emails, House Speaker John Boehner used the occasion to throw Bill Clinton’s infidelity in her face.What do you think? “When it comes to Hillary Clinton’s #Benghazi-related emails, it depends upon what the meaning of the word ‘all’ is,” Boehner tweeted Wednesday, linking to a post on his blog titled “It Depends Upon What the Meaning of the Word ‘All’ Is.”What do you think? The line’s a reference to Bill’s infamous attempt to argue his way out of perjury before a grand jury after having...
  • GOP leaders vow to resurrect Obama trade deal

    06/17/2015 5:11:26 PM PDT · by familyop · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 17, 2015 | Dave Boyer and Stephen Dinan
    Republican leaders will try to resurrect the trade deal Democrats sank less than a week ago, planning a new vote Thursday and insisting they will corral enough votes to approve fast-track negotiating powers President Obama needs to complete a legacy-building Pacific Rim trade deal...“We are committed to ensuring both TPA and TAA get votes in the House and Senate and are sent to the president for signature,” House Speaker John A. Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a joint statement, pushing back against claims that the issue is dead after last week’s embarrassing failure...The White House has...
  • Hannity On Trade: GOP Leadership ‘Selling Out American Sovereignty’

    06/17/2015 3:53:11 PM PDT · by xzins · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5:27 PM 06/17/2015 | Al Weaver
    Sean Hannity tore apart GOP leadership for continuing their push to give President Barack Obama Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) as the House looks to set up a vote as early as this week on the legislation. On his Wednesday program, Hannity said House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel are “selling out American sovereignty,” adding that the secrecy of the bill shows those two and the Obama administration doesn’t “care what we think.” “In spite of all the calls, I’m being told, going into Congress — like 30 to 1, they’re still pushing [TPA] anyway because they...
  • John Boehner’s Tawdry Character

    06/16/2015 3:57:22 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 17 replies
    Tea Party Army ^ | 2015 | Charles Benninghoff
    It’s not new. Blackmail, extortion, and dirty pool in politics have, like disease-ridden ticks, found easy hosts for decades. J. Edgar Hoover had dirt on everyone who stepped across the line. The Mafia had dirt on him – he was a closet homosexual. All came to mind recently when Ohio Republican Congressman John Andrew Boehner, the 61st and current Speaker of the House, allowed Obama to push through the far-reaching and disastrous “CRomnibus” budget bill. The Political Insider expressed its astonishment this way: “Why, after a massive Republican landslide victory on election day, would Boehner act in such a strange...
  • Boehner takes his retribution

    06/16/2015 12:48:44 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 6/16/15 | Scott Wong
    House GOP leaders booted three members off the whip team for voting against a procedural rule that structured how a critical trade package was brought to the House floor last week. Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) informed Reps. Cynthia Lummis (Wyo.), Steve Pearce (N.M.) and Trent Franks (Ariz.) on Monday that they were no longer a part of the GOP’s vote-counting operation, a source close to the whip team confirmed. Scalise’s decision was based on longstanding whip team rules that stated members must “vote as a team on procedural matters” but are free to vote against leadership on underlying legislation,...
  • Three Booted From GOP Whip Team as Leaders Crack Down

    06/16/2015 9:45:52 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 15 replies
    The National Journal ^ | June 16, 2015 | Daniel Newhauser
    House Republican leaders are cracking down on rebellious members after a near-disaster on a trade vote last week, but another imperiled rule coming to the House floor Tuesday is making it difficult to punish the members who leaders need to pass the measure. Reps. Cynthia Lummis, Steve Pearce, and Trent Franks have been removed from the whip team after they sided with GOP rebels to vote against a rule governing debate on a trade bill, according to sources close to the team. Lummis, a deputy whip and a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, was perhaps the whip team's...
  • Robert Reich: Americans have had it with free trade

    06/16/2015 2:17:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies
    Salon ^ | June 16, 2015 | Robert Reich
    How can it be that the largest pending trade deal in history – a deal backed both by a Democratic president and Republican leaders in Congress – is nearly dead? The Trans Pacific Partnership may yet squeak through Congress but its near-death experience offers an important lesson. It’s not that labor unions have regained political power (union membership continues to dwindle and large corporations have more clout in Washington than ever) or that the President is especially weak (no president can pull off a major deal like this if the public isn’t behind him). The biggest lesson is most Americans...
  • The GOP Leadership Responds to Constituents concerns about amnesty & TPP

    06/13/2015 3:50:21 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    25 June 2014 | jrgdds
  • The insanity of ‘free trade’ agreements (ed. As in you must pass it before you can read it)

    06/12/2015 8:58:01 AM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 17, 2014 | Judson Phillips
    Paul Ryan, Boehner, McConnell et al. Over the weekend an anniversary was marked with little fanfare — the second anniversary of the implementation of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement. The U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement passed with the usual fanfare, supported by the usual suspects. Barack Obama hailed the agreement’s implementation on March 15, 2012. In the middle of his re-election campaign, he cheerfully promised the agreement would increase American exports to South Korea by $10 billion and would create 70,000 U.S. jobs. One of Barack Obama’s signature efforts for his second term is the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal...
  • Make Obama’s Secret Trade Deal the Hill the GOP Establishment Dies On

    06/11/2015 5:06:12 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 6/11/15 | Michael Walsh
    A chance to break Boehner's Speakership that ought not be missed. Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the Grand Old Party and take them out. If conservatives — who are just now realizing the extent of the bait-and-switch double-cross that the loathsome Mitch McConnell and Weepy John Boehner have pulled on them — must now make common cause with their “friends” across the aisle in the interests of recapturing the Party of Reagan, so be it. Sometimes the enemy of my enemy really is my friend. That the Republican Establishment has lined...
  • Malkin: Why America Hates the GOP-Obamatrade Deal

    06/11/2015 5:08:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 173 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 12, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Constitutional conservatives don't like it. Trade unions abhor it. Obama critics hate it. Environmentalists despise it. Outside the Beltway bubble, a broad coalition of voters from the left, right and center opposes the mega-trade deal getting rammed through Congress this week by the Republican establishment on behalf of the White House. Here's why. The Obama administration, House GOP leader John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have sold out American sovereignty. Their so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership Commission will have sweeping authority over trade, immigration, environmental, labor and commerce regulations. As alert watchdogs U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., chairman of the...
  • GOP moves to block Obama on climate, immigration in trade talks (Dems fear future GOP president)

    06/11/2015 3:10:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 10, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    GOP leaders moved to ban President Obama from negotiating global warming policy and changes to U.S. immigration policy in any new trade deal, working feverishly Wednesday to secure final support as they prepare for a Friday showdown on granting the White House fast-track trade authority. The leaders’ decision to schedule the vote suggests they believe they have wrangled enough supporters to get the bill through — a test of both House Speaker John A. Boehner, who will have to deliver most of his GOP troops, and of Mr. Obama, who will have to deliver the backing of a dozen Democrats....
  • Congress moving to block EPA regulation of streams, wetlands

    06/10/2015 7:59:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 10, 2015 5:00 PM EDT | Mary Clare Jalonick
    Congressional Republicans are pushing to block an Obama administration rule designed to protect water quality in small streams, tributaries and wetlands before it goes into effect later this year. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved legislation Wednesday that would force the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw and rewrite rules issued in May that clarify which of those smaller bodies of water are regulated under the Clean Water Act. The EPA says the rule will protect the waters from pollution and development and safeguard drinking water for 117 million Americans. Republicans in...
  • Boehner Primary Challenger J.D. Winteregg Hammers Speaker Over Obamatrade Secrets

    06/04/2015 10:21:13 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/4/15 | Matthew Boyle
    J.D. Winteregg, the conservative primary challenger to House Speaker John Boehner, is slamming Boehner for not being transparent when it comes to Obamatrade. “Boehner and his friends are spending millions of dollars to try to convince the American people that our President has the willingness and ability to negotiate a trade agreement that will benefit the US,” Winteregg said in an email to Breitbart News. This is the same man who traded five Islamic terrorists for a treasonous deserter. He’s also in the process of negotiating a horrible, ‘no preconditions’ deal with Iran, giving them what they want with no...
  • Two Members of Boehner’s Leadership Team Openly Refuse to Admit if They’ve Read Obamatrade

    06/04/2015 4:12:35 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/04/15
    Two members of House GOP leadership—Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA)and Rules Committee chairman Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX)-refused to admit through spokespersons to Breitbart News whether they have read the text of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Pacific Rim trade deal, but they still support granting President Barack Obama the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) to fast track it. What’s more, Scalise and Sessions—and others GOP conference-wide, including even perhaps Boehner—could be vulnerable to serious primary challenges if they continue forward with Obamatrade.
  • Boehner: We don't have votes yet on trade

    06/03/2015 5:02:32 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/03/15 | Scott Wong
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday said he's hopeful the House will pass legislation this month granting President Obama fast-track trade powers, but said the votes aren't there yet. “I don't think we're quite there yet,” Boehner said in an interview on Fox News Radio's “Kilmeade & Friends.” “But over the next couple weeks, we hope to get this bill on the floor and get it passed. It's an important priority for the country,” he said. Boehner acknowledged some in his party are opposing the fast-track legislation, known as Trade Promotion Authority or TPA, simply because they don't trust Obama.
  • Why do Mitch McConnell and John Boehner act like they have a Denny Hastert problem?

    05/30/2015 5:22:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 75 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/30/15 | Newsmachete
    Everyone is innocent until proven guilty, blah blah blah. Now, having gotten that obligatory sentence out of the way, if Denny Hastert is guilty of molesting a young boy, that's simply terrible. But why do Mitch McConnell and John Boehner seem to be acting as though they might also be blackmailed? Consider how Boehner and McConnell have given in to Obama on all of the following: 1) 100% of his budget requests. 2) Fully funding Obamacare without any restraints. 3) Fully funding Obama's illegal amnesty without any restraints. 4) Raising the debt ceiling repeatedly without any restraints. 5) Effectively giving...
  • Dennis Hastert Paid to Hide Sexual Misconduct With Student: Official

    05/29/2015 1:33:04 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 114 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/29/15 | PETE WILLIAMS, ERIN MCCLAM and TRACY CONNOR
    Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid a man to conceal sexual misconduct while the man was a student at the high school where Hastert taught, a federal law enforcement official told NBC News on Friday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity. Tribune newspapers reported earlier in the day that two unnamed federal officials said that Hastert paid a man from his past to conceal sexual misconduct. Hastert was indicted Thursday on charges that he structured bank withdrawals to avoid federal reporting requirements and later lied about it to the FBI. The indictment said that Hastert was paying an unidentified...
  • Boehner/McConnell Op-Ed: "Now We Can Get Congress Going" [Nov 2014]

    05/27/2015 4:48:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Speaker Boehner's Press Office [Wall Street Journal] ^ | November 5, 2014 | By John Boehner and Mitch McConnell
    Americans have entrusted Republicans with control of both the House and Senate. We are humbled by this opportunity to help struggling middle-class Americans. Looking ahead to the next Congress, we will honor the voters’ trust by focusing, first, on jobs and the economy. Among other things, that means a renewed effort to debate and vote on the many bills that passed the Republican-led House in recent years. It also means renewing our commitment to repeal ObamaCare, which is hurting the job market along with Americans’ health care. Our priorities in the 114th Congress will be your priorities. That means addressing...
  • Secret Deal Could Contain a Myriad of Gun Restrictions, Ammo Bans!

    05/23/2015 11:44:20 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 73 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Orrin Hatch may soon give the President authority to write gun control restrictions into a “trade agreement.” So click here to contact your Senators –- whether they are liberal or conservative. Urge them to vote against the anti-gun “fast track” bill (S. 995). Will UN-style gun control be rammed down our throats? Gun import bans ... Microstamping of firearms ... Ammunition bans ... The full implementation of the anti-gun UN Arms Trade Treaty ... Illegal amnesty which locks in millions of new, anti-gun voters.
  • MATT DRUDGE SLAMS BOEHNER FOR PROMISING TO PASS OBAMATRADE: ‘CLEARLY TREASON’

    05/23/2015 10:44:48 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | may 23, 2015 | by KATIE MCHUGH
    Matt Drudge took to Twitter to deliver an ongoing tirade against Republicans’ eagerness to deliver a fast-track trade bill to President Obama’s desk. The bill’s details have not been made public — which hasn’t stopped Republicans from surrendering Congress’s power to make amendments to a president’s future trade deals. Should a Republican presidential candidate lose the 2016 general election, the Trade Promotion Authority bill could be to blame. Keeping the bill’s details from voters was “clearly treason,” Drudge tweeted...
  • "Hell No You Can't!" (on backroom Obamacare deals)

    05/23/2015 6:14:23 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | Mar 21, 2010 | John Boehner
    House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) speaking before voting on the Democrats' massive government takeover of health care: "... and look at how this bill was written. Can you say it was done openly? With transparency and accountability? Without backroom deals struck behind closed doors hidden from the people? Hell no you can't.
  • Boehner Praises Trade Bill Passage (Boehner Praises 'Classified' Obamatrade...)

    05/23/2015 9:43:18 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 05/22/15 | DANIEL HALPER
    Speaker of the House John Boehner is praising the Senate's passage of the trade bill and calling on Democrats to join with Republicans to pass the law in the House. “Trade helps create good-paying American jobs, so it’s good news that the Senate has put us one step closer to eliminating trade barriers. These reforms have the support of farmers, manufacturers, small business owners, and Americans from all walks of life, and it’s not hard to figure out why," Boehner says in a statement. "With trade promotion authority, we’ll be able to hold President Obama accountable so America’s workers can...
  • GOP prepared to terminate socialist ExIm Bank. Will Boehner stab caucus in the back?

    05/20/2015 10:37:17 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/20/15 | Lauren French
    House conservatives are declaring victory in their yearslong quest to kill an obscure government bank — and Speaker John Boehner may soon face a choice whether to team up with Democrats to save it. Republican hard-liners predicted Tuesday they have the votes to stop a reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank — a government agency that has come under fire from conservatives who argue it amounts to a free market-distorting handout — over the protest of powerful Republican business interests. The bank’s charter is set to expire at the end of June. The emphatic statements of Hensarling and other House conservatives...
  • Watch: Boehner Lashes Out At Reporter For "Stupid Question" On Amtrak

    05/14/2015 9:17:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 14,2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday at his weekly press briefing, House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) lashed out when a reporter asked if funding was an issue on the heels of this week’s tragic crash of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia, killing 7 and injuring hundreds.