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  • Immigration still on hold: Boehner’s office

    04/18/2014 10:15:32 AM PDT · by Siegfried X · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 04/18/2014 | Stephen Dinan
    A day after reports that House Speaker John A. Boehner is telling fundraisers he is determined to get an immigration bill done this year, the Ohio Republican’s spokesman walked those comments back slightly, saying any action will still depend on President Obama. “Nothing has changed. As he’s said many times, the Speaker believes step-by-step reform is important, but it won’t happen until the president builds trust and demonstrates a commitment to the rule of law,” said Brendan Buck, a Boehner spokesman. Early this year Mr. Boehner released a series of principles for a broad immigration overhaul, and it seemed like...
  • Report: Boehner 'Hellbent' on Passing Amnesty This Year

    04/18/2014 6:28:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/18/14 | Tony Lee
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is "hellbent" on passing amnesty legislation, and other GOP leaders are signaling to donors and lobbyists that they also want to pass legislation this Congress, even though attempting to do so would depress the GOP base and create divisions within the party ahead of 2014's midterm elections that could give Republicans control of Congress. According to the Wall Street Journal, Boehner told donors at a Las Vegas fundraiser in March that he was "hellbent on getting this done this year." After he met with President Barack Obama at the White House in February, Boehner said...
  • Report: Boehner 'Hellbent' on Passing Amnesty This Year

    04/18/2014 8:22:31 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 44 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4/18/14 | Tony Lee
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is "hellbent" on passing amnesty legislation, and other GOP leaders are signaling to donors and lobbyists that they also want to pass legislation this Congress, even though attempting to do so would depress the GOP base and create divisions within the party ahead of 2014's midterm elections that could give Republicans control of Congress.
  • House Immigration Bills Are Still in the Mix

    04/17/2014 9:05:31 PM PDT · by mykroar · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/17/2014 | Laura Meckler
    WASHINGTON—Speaker John Boehner and other senior House Republicans are telling donors and industry groups that they aim to pass immigration legislation this year, despite the reluctance of many Republicans to tackle the divisive issue before the November elections. Many lawmakers and activists have assumed the issue was off the table in an election year. But Mr. Boehner said at a Las Vegas fundraiser last month he was "hellbent on getting this done this year," according to two people in the room. A spokesman for Mr. Boehner didn't dispute the account but said no action is possible until President Barack Obama...
  • ‘If You Have a Boehner Lasting More Than 23 Years…’: GOP Candidate Releases Hilarious Ad..

    04/15/2014 6:15:15 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 34 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/15/14 | Mike Opelka
    With the 2014 midterm elections less than seven months away and primary elections just around the corner, campaign ads are starting to appear on radio, television and the Internet. Lesser-known candidates challenging incumbents have been known to use ads that might be considered less-than-traditional.
  • 'Electile Dysfunction': JD Winteregg Ad Warns Voters Against'a Boehner Lasting Longer than 23 Years'

    04/14/2014 5:34:02 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 10 replies
    breitbart ^ | 4/13/14
    Speaker John Boehner's primary challenger is going there. In a provocative new video from GOP candidate J.D. Winteregg, an announcer asks if Boehner suffer from "electile dysfunction"? "Sometimes, when a politician has been in D.C. too long, it goes to his head," the announcer says as clips flash on-screen of John Boehner laughing with President Obama, John Boehner on the golf course with Obama, and John Boehner smiling while giving Obama a glowing "thumbs up" at the State of the Union address. The ad - titled "When the Moment is Right" - is a spoof of Cialis commercials which air...
  • Report: 40-50 House conservatives plotting to oust Boehner as Speaker

    04/10/2014 10:43:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/10/2014 | AllahPundit
    If this feels like deja vu, it’s because Jonathan Strong of Breitbart reported the same thing more than two weeks ago. According to his and National Journal’s sources, there are now 40-50 Republicans in the House who are quietly committed to voting against Boehner in the next Speaker election in January — if he hasn’t already retired by then. That would deny him the majority he needs to take the gavel. Faced with the prospect of that humiliation, the thinking goes, he’ll quit before it ever comes to that. This story and Strong’s are the insurgents’ way of warning him...
  • House Conservatives Plot to Oust Boehner, Put Scare Into Cantor

    04/10/2014 6:33:51 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | 4/10/14 | Tim Alberta
    Several dozen frustrated House conservatives are scheming to infiltrate the GOP leadership next year—possibly by forcing Speaker John Boehner to step aside immediately after November's midterm elections. The conservatives' exasperation with leadership is well known. And now, in discreet dinners at the Capitol Hill Club and in winding, hypothetical-laced email chains, they're trying to figure out what to do about it. Some say it's enough to coalesce behind—and start whipping votes for—a single conservative leadership candidate. Others want to cut a deal with Majority Leader Eric Cantor: We'll back you for speaker if you promise to bring aboard a conservative...
  • U.S. policy has gone liberals’ way for 70 years

    04/10/2014 1:42:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 8, 2014 | Matt Grossmann
    Conservatives in Congress are the prime suspects in Washington’s dysfunction. Veteran congressional watchdogs Norman Ornstein and Thomas Mann called the previous session the “worst Congress ever,” and they did not hold back in assigning blame: “The Republicans are the problem,” they said. After a fruitless government shutdown last fall, even House Speaker John Boehner lashed out at conservative groups and passed bills over the opposition of his caucus. In response, conservatives make two simple claims: Most policies under debate are liberal, and Republican leaders sacrifice conservative principles when they compromise. History shows they are right on both counts. I combed...
  • Cantor sabotages conservatives in quest for speakership

    04/09/2014 5:30:55 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/8/14 | Christopher Bedford
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is intentionally sidelining one of his own Republican committee chairmen — and the chairman’s attempts to pass conservative reforms — in order to better secure his own path to the speakership. Informed sources in the House, Senate and outside groups tell The Daily Caller that a shift in leadership is going to come sooner than expected, and Cantor is fighting hard for the new spot. Speaker of the House John Boehner will likely step down if the Republicans fail to take the Senate in 2014; and even if Republicans do win, the rumor is Boehner...
  • Planetary and Republican Opposition: It Only Happens Every 2 Years…Don’t Miss It

    04/09/2014 7:51:32 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-9-2014 | MOTUS
    Did you feel it last night? The cosmic “opposition”? “Every two years, Mars reaches a point in its orbit called "opposition," when the planet lies directly opposite the sun in Earth's sky.”  This amazing cosmic event, called “Opposition,” happens just once every 2 years. It produces a spectacular view of a bright orange Mars rising near sunset which remains visible all night long.And apparently it also triggers another fleeting cosmic lunar event: the Republicans align in actual “Opposition” to Democrats. Nobody is sure why, butt scientists speculate it has something to do with shifting gravity, cosmic radiation or upcoming Congressional...
  • John Boehner Cries at Taco Bell Event

    04/08/2014 4:45:55 PM PDT · by ponygirl · 67 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | 4/8/14 | Nikki Schwab
    On Tuesday, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, started to sob at a Taco Bell event, but it wasn't because the salsa was too spicy. Boehner made a brief cameo at a gathering sponsored by the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, as the former gave the latter $30 million to help teens graduate from high school. (Taco Bell employs many teens, so that’s the connection.) “Some of you know how I am about these things,” Boehner said, choking back tears while praising the work of the Boys & Girls Clubs. “We need to...
  • Team Boehner to Drudge: We didn't 'expand' Obamacare, we repealed a piece

    04/07/2014 6:43:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 4/6/14 | Joel Gehrke
    Hours after the Drudge Report suggested on Sunday that "Republicans expand[ed] Obamacare" in the headline for the site's lead story, an "alert" from the office of House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, countered that they had actually "chip[ped] away another piece" of the law. The recent change "eliminated a cap on deductibles for small group policies offered inside the law's health care exchanges as well as outside," the Associated Press explained. "Successfully repealing this Obamacare provision is just one part of Republicans' larger effort to repeal the full law and replace it with better solutions focused on lowering health care costs...
  • REPORT: TOP BOEHNER ALLIES DEPARTING CONGRESS

    04/03/2014 12:16:00 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 3, 2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    House Speaker John Boehner’s top allies are racing out the door to retirement, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday. Top Boehner allies that are retiring in 2014 include four committee chairmen: Reps. Mike Rogers (R-MI) of the Intelligence Committee, Buck McKeon (R-CA) of the Armed Services Committee, Doc Hastings (R-WA) of the Natural Resources Committee and Dave Camp (R-MI) of the Ways and Means Committee. One of Boehner closest friends, Rep. Tom Latham (R-IA), is retiring this year, and another—Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)—may lose his seat in a primary in Idaho against conservative Bryan Smith. “In a Capitol where accomplishments are...
  • GOP gets O-Care angst (Establishment Republican strategists: Stop criticizing Obamacare so much)

    04/02/2014 6:45:32 AM PDT · by Qbert · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/02/14 | Alexander Bolton
    Anxious Senate Republicans are worried party leaders are focusing too much this election year on ObamaCare and not enough on jobs and the economy. The concern among GOP centrists comes as President Obama and congressional Democrats are crowing about a surge in late enrollments and claiming the political winds are shifting around the Affordable Care Act. A growing rift in the GOP was exposed when a group of Senate Republicans recently struck a bipartisan deal to extend unemployment benefits. Neither Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) nor Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) embraced the agreement. Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), who spearheaded...
  • Who is Eric Cantor? (Disturbing Answer Alert)

    04/01/2014 6:54:24 AM PDT · by xzins · 26 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 4/1/14 | Jamie Radtke
    Doc Thompson, with Glenn Beck’s The Blaze radio, spent his Monday morning show delving into the question, ‘who is Eric Cantor?’ According to Doc Thompson, many people might be disturbed by some of Eric Cantor’s actions if they were ‘exposed’ to the larger public. Doc Thompson interviewed Eric Cantor’s Republican Primary opponent, Dave Brat, and they spent considerable time discussing the effort by Cantor, his consultant Ray Allen, and his Young Guns PAC, to get intimately involved in local GOP politics and remove the right of conservatives to attend and vote in upcoming Republican conventions – a practice known as...
  • John Boehner, other RINOs, Dems Take Hefty 2014 Donations from Shady Putin Ally

    04/01/2014 5:34:29 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    What a shock- a Russian-Ukrainian billionaire who made his initial fortune from dubious stock shares eminating from the breakup of the Soviet Union has been sending big, fat checks this year to establishment Republicans and Democrats who aren't too uppity re. foreign policy.Of course, most billionaire Russians who are part owners of huge Russian mining/energy companies over there are KGB/FSB and/or mafia-connected... just like Putin And London resident Leonard Blavatnik is a typical pro-Putin oligarch, getting rich off looting the Russian state then utilizing that ill-gotten fortune to spread Russian influence around the globe. In this case, Blavatnik made almost 20 BILLION from the Russian oil/mining industries...
  • We’re Up To The Final Four - And The Final 24 for Obamacare.

    03/31/2014 9:14:36 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-31-2014 | MOTUS
    As I advised you at the time, Big Guy’s bracket picks jinxed Michigan State’s chances of making it to the big game. So here we are, up to the Final Four and sure enough, MSU isn’t one of them. Although it pains me to do so, I feel compelled to report that this leaves BO just 1-5 in his 6 years of Presidential bracket picking. The only WIN came in 2009 when he correctly picked the Tar Heels (I KNOW!) to take the title – back when he still had all his Mojo.So, enough sports, on to more serious matters:...
  • John Boehner and Eric Cantor are Committing Political Suicide; Details Here:

    03/30/2014 8:03:04 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 71 replies
    tpnn.com ^ | 3/29/14 | Jennifer Burke
    Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner is offering his support to a PAC whose mission is to destroy the Tea Party and other conservatives within the Republican Party. Joining him in this effort are Eric Cantor and 26 other members of the GOP. These Republican leaders will attend a swanky $5,000 per person event at the Ritz Carlton at Amelia Island in Florida. The PAC in question is the Republican Main Street Partnership PAC founded by RINO Leader Steve LaTourette from Boehner’s state of Ohio. The PAC claims that it seeks party unity and has the following as its...
  • Obamacare: Taxpayers in the Hole for $1.5 Trillion

    03/27/2014 10:18:04 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 18 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | Thursday, March 27, 2014 | Edward Morrissey
    “What the hell is this, a joke?” Speaker of the House John Boehner said in reaction to news this week that yet another “deadline” in the Affordable Care Act had been unilaterally delayed by the Obama administration. Unfortunately, the answer to that question is yes, and it’s becoming increasingly clear that the joke is on the American taxpayer. Late Tuesday, the Department of Health and Human Services – which has taken to bragging about “enrollment” numbers that fall millions short of their original goals – announced that the March 31st deadline for open enrollment had become more of a guideline....
  • This Is How The Tea Party Ends

    03/28/2014 12:43:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Somewhat Reasonable blog ^ | March 28, 2014 | Benjamin Domenech
    How do political movements end? And how do we assess the impact they had on the political sphere? In the case of the Tea Party, it seems to me that some smart analysts are focusing too much on horserace politics, and less on the bigger picture of how public policy is made. More than one smart journalist is writing this spring that the less aggressive approach of grassroots groups in this year’s Senate and House primaries means that the Tea Party movement is essentially coming to an end. In a piece at National Journal titled “The Tea Party’s Over”, Josh...
  • The House Just Did Something Sneaky to Pass the 'Doc Fix'

    03/28/2014 9:50:59 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 47 replies
    Nationaljournal.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | Elahe Izadi and Billy House
    House GOP leaders on Thursday used a voice vote to pass a temporary health care fix, surprising members. Maneuvering around last-second snags with some backroom intrigue, House GOP leaders used a voice vote Thursday to pass another temporary patch to prevent a massive cut to doctors' Medicare payments. The decision by Republican leaders to circumvent the planned roll-call vote caught many of their own members by surprise. "They voiced it? Oh, my God," exclaimed Budget Chairman Paul Ryan as he walked onto the House floor. Democrats could have opposed the process and demanded a roll-call vote be taken, but...
  • House GOP Will Attend a Secret Island Meeting on How to Crush Conservatives

    03/27/2014 8:37:29 AM PDT · by drypowder · 48 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | March 27, 2014 | Sara Noble
    Erick Erickson reported that Republicans John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy and 25 other Congress members will fly to Amelia Island next weekend to meet with a group dedicated to defeating conservatives in Congress. “Main Street Advocacy” is hosting the event at the Ritz Carlton – only the best for these sorts. Steve LaTourette, liberal Republican and former congressman, is the face of the group and a good friend of Boehner’s.
  • Boehner Slams Obamacare Extension: Is This a Joke?

    03/27/2014 6:56:20 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 26 Mar 2014 | Todd Beamon
    Speaker John Boehner slammed the latest Obamacare extension on Wednesday — angrily asking, "What the hell is this? A joke?" "Last night brought us yet another delay of Obamacare, another deadline made meaningless," the Ohio Republican said at his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill. "If he hasn't put enough loopholes into the law already, the administration is now resorting to an honor system to enforce it. "This is part of a long term-pattern of this administration manipulating the laws for its own convenience," Boehner added. "And it's not hard to understand why the American people question this administration's commitment...
  • GOP LEADERS BROKE THEIR PLEDGE TO AMERICA

    03/26/2014 9:42:17 PM PDT · by Bratch · 17 replies
    Big Government ^ | March 26, 2014 | DAVID BOZELL
    When House Republicans penned their Pledge to America in 2010, they convinced American voters they would advance a conservative agenda if they regained control of the House that year. Four years later, what promises have they actually delivered? ObamaCare is still intact, our national debt has grown by $3 trillion, and Republicans have capitulated to Democrats on every issue from the debt ceiling to the budget. Republican leaders in both the House and the Senate have failed conservatives and have failed to keep their Pledge to America. Let’s examine how the GOP pledge has fallen flat.
  • (Boehner:) 'What the hell is this, a joke?'

    03/26/2014 10:14:58 AM PDT · by maggief · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 26, 2014 | Russell Berman
    “What the hell is this, a joke?” Boehner said at his weekly press conference. He was responding to the administration’s announcement on Tuesday evening that people who had begun the process of signing up for insurance through the federal exchanges would have until mid-April to do so, instead of March 31. The Speaker called the move “another deadline made meaningless,” adding it to a litany of unilateral changes that the administration has made to the law. “This is part of a long-term pattern of this administration manipulating the law for its own convenience,” Boehner said. “It’s not hard to understand...
  • John Boehner aide: Harry Reid "unhinged"

    03/25/2014 1:01:31 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | March 25,2014 | Tal Kopan
    House Speaker John Boehner’s office fired back at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, saying comments he made blaming Republicans for the situation in Ukraine make him sound “completely unhinged.” “The Senate Majority Leader sounds completely unhinged,” Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said in an email Tuesday. “The House has acted, and is continuing to act, in a reasonable and responsible way to give the White House the tools it needs to hold President [Vladimir] Putin accountable.”
  • Report: 40 House Republicans ready to vote against Boehner for Speaker next year?

    03/24/2014 2:47:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/24/2014 | AllahPundit
    We’ve been told before that a tea-party revolt was brewing, only to see it fall flat, so maybe this is idle saber-rattling on a slow news day.Riddle me this, though. If this is just a bluff, what’s the angle? What do the anti-Boehner forces gain by warning this guy through the media that he has nothing to lose by screwing the caucus every which way before the midterms? If he’s a dead man walking, what’s keeping him from bringing amnesty to the floor and letting 20 RINOs pass it with Pelosi’s help? “My sense at the present time that the...
  • Lindsey Graham offers to ‘help’ Kerry deal with Boehner on Ukraine

    03/17/2014 5:19:50 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 13, 2014 | Mario Trujillo
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) was caught Thursday on a live microphone offering to help the Obama administration pressure Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) into supporting the Senate’s aid legislation for Ukraine. According to multiple reports, Graham, who is facing a tough reelection race this year, was caught on a live microphone after a hearing telling Secretary of State John Kerry, “Let me know what I can do to help you with Boehner.”
  • The Tea Party Isn't Dying – The GOP Establishment Is

    03/17/2014 3:25:39 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 40 replies
    Townhall ^ | March 17,2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    The first opponent is the left. They still call us the “Tea Party,” though we rarely use that term anymore. It’s fun to hear the liberals say it – it’s like listening to grandparents trying to sound cool. Yeah, those hepcats are sure hip with their cool jive, daddy-o. Every day, the lefty punditry opines about the Tea Party’s death spiral. And every day, the Tea Party refuses to crash and burn. We conservative insurgents have another opponent, but this opponent recognizes us for exactly what we are – a dangerous, existential threat. This opponent is the GOP Establishment, and...
  • The House GOP Agenda in 60 Seconds

    03/14/2014 2:51:13 PM PDT · by lbryce · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | March 14, 2014 | CBS News
    Original Title:GOP House Agenda in 60 SecondsPlease note that the YouTube video of Bob Schieffer of CBS NEWS' FACE THE NATION asking Republican House Speaker John Boehner;"You have presided over what is perhaps the least productive and certainly one of the least popular congresses in history. How do you feel about that"? comes directly from the YouTube Channel of Nancy Pelosi posted just a little while ago.
  • Speaker Boehner invites Pope Francis to address Congress

    03/13/2014 1:41:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    cna ^ | March 13, 2014
    U.S. Capitol. Credit: Brian Jackson (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Washington D.C., Mar 13, 2014 / 01:40 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Speaker of the House John Boehner has extended an open invitation to Pope Francis to address a joint meeting of Congress, praising the Pope’s advocacy for the vulnerable. “Pope Francis has inspired millions of Americans with his pastoral manner and servant leadership, challenging all people to lead lives of mercy, forgiveness, solidarity, and humble service,” Speaker Boehner said March 13. “His tireless call for the protection of the most vulnerable among us—the ailing, the disadvantaged, the unemployed, the impoverished, the unborn—has awakened...
  • Three New Tools to Protect the Rule of Law & Our Constitution (Triple Barf Alert)

    03/11/2014 8:15:53 AM PDT · by don-o · 7 replies
    Speaker of the House ^ | March 11, 2014 | John Boehner
    When President Obama began the year by boasting about his pen and phone, Speaker Boehner said, “I would remind the president he also has a Constitution, and an oath of office that he took where he swore to faithfully execute the laws of our country.” Not too long after that, Boehner addressed the American people’s growing concern about White House overreaching: “The president seems to change the health care law on a whim, whenever he likes. Now he is running around the country telling everyone he’s going to keep acting on his own. He keeps talking about his phone and...
  • Desperate Lois Lerner Requires Drastic House Measures

    03/06/2014 12:47:30 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 48 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 3-6-2014 | Ben Barrack - Commentary
    March 6, 2014 Desperate Lois Lerner Requires Drastic House Measures By Ben Barrack Will Lois Lerner be held in contempt of Congress? If so, will she go to jail? After she pleaded the fifth for the second time yesterday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) seemed to indicate that he would be willing to support Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa if the latter chose to go the contempt route, saying, via the Washington Examiner: “Well, I’ll wait for a report from Chairman Issa about what happened or what will happen,” Boehner said. “But at some point I believe that she has...
  • John Boehner Boasts How He'll Cruise to Re-Election, Ram Amnesty Thru, and Won't Repeal Obamacare

    03/05/2014 3:56:55 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 05 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    For some reason Gee Oh Pee 'leader' John Boehner decided to tell the truth to his the local (Cincinatti Enquirer) newspaper back home in his OH-8 district -in contrast to the tripe he usually feeds the rest of us.   And that truth is just as bad as any contstitutionally-aware patriot may have imagined: not only is he detached and arrogant -laughing off serious primary challenges from J.D. Winteregg and saying the floor vote for Speaker "won't even be close"- but came right out and told them he won't be putting any effort into repealing Obamacare. Rather, AMNESTY for illegal aliens is his top priority-  "get it...
  • Boehner: Obama Introduces ‘His Most Irresponsible Budget Yet’

    03/04/2014 10:19:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 4, 2014 - 11:56 AM | Susan Jones
    “After years of fiscal and economic mismanagement, the president has offered perhaps his most irresponsible budget yet,” House Speaker John Boehner said on Tuesday, after President Obama released his $3.9 trillion election-year budget. The fiscal year 2015 spending proposal raises taxes on the wealthy and spends more on preschool, infrastructure, and job training, the Associated Press reported. But as Boehner indicated, Republicans won’t accept it. …
  • John Boehner on amnesty: 'I want to get it done'

    03/04/2014 5:40:05 PM PST · by bkopto · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Mar 4, 2014 | Tony Lee
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said that he wants to get amnesty legislation done this year even as he insisted that the immigration reform he and President Barack Obama discussed in their White House meeting was not "amnesty." Boehner recently said that he and Obama agreed the most on immigration during their recent one-on-one meeting and both want legislation this year, which amnesty advocates believe may be the last chance to pass significant immigration reform. Obama said he would not sign a bill that does not have a pathway to citizenship in it or that creates two classes of people...
  • Chamber of Commerce, Big Business to Boehner: 'Failure to Act' on Amnesty 'Not an Option'

    02/27/2014 8:10:52 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Feb 2014 | Tony Lee
    The Chamber of Commerce and 635 big businesses, including Facebook, sent a letter on Tuesday to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) urging "legislative action to seize this opportunity to fix our dysfunctional immigration system by enacting meaningful immigration reforms this year." Saying they are encouraged by the House GOP leadership's "immigration principles" that they consider "guideposts," the business organizations wrote that they are "united in the belief that we can and must do better for our economy and country by modernizing our immigration system." They also pressed for amnesty by writing about the need to respect "family unity.""Done properly, reform...
  • Boehner gets official snub by CPAC: No invitation to conference this year

    03/04/2014 7:56:52 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 46 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 3/3/14 | Seth McLaughlin
    House Speaker John A. Boehner, who has tangled repeatedly with the right wing of the Republican Party, has not been invited to this week’s Conservative Political Action Conference, a major snub at the annual gathering and a sign of the top Republican officeholder’s struggle to find common ground with grass-roots activists. People familiar with CPAC’s planning, who spoke only on the condition of anonymity, said the American Conservative Union, which hosts the event, never sent an invitation to Mr. Boehner, in part because it wanted the focus this year to be on leading conservative thinkers at the grass-roots level and...
  • Boehner on seeking reelection as speaker: ‘It won’t even be close’

    03/03/2014 1:05:46 PM PST · by maggief · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 3, 2014 | AARON BLAKE
    EXCERPT "It won’t even be close,” Boehner said. “I frankly think I’m in better shape with my own caucus than I have been any time in the last three years," Boehner said. "I think they understand me better.” Boehner reiterated that the condo purchase "has nothing to do with my future.”
  • Republicans deal with a tea party hangover (Irony so thick...)

    02/27/2014 7:05:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 27, 2014 | Michael Gerson
    The evidence accumulates that the Republican Party is sobering up — cotton-mouthed and slightly disoriented — from its recent ideological bender. The tone of some rhetoric on the far right — no mercy to enemies, no enemies to the right — was pressed to an abhorrent extreme by Ted Nugent, who called President Obama a “subhuman mongrel.” And almost all of the right (save Sarah Palin, who finally lost her long, sad struggle with ideological delirium) recoiled at such viciousness and bigotry. No political movement can persuade a great democracy without displaying a measure of democratic grace. And any ideological...
  • For Obama and Boehner, just maybe, a way forward

    02/27/2014 3:40:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/27/14 | Matt Bai
    The latest snowfall was a bigger story in Washington this week than Tuesday’s private meeting between the estranged president and House speaker — their first in more than a year. Since Barack Obama recently signaled that he has all but given up on legislating with Republicans, and since John Boehner has flat out said that he can’t trust the president, the assumption in Washington is that the chances for big legislation anytime soon are basically zero, whether the White House breaks out the good china. It probably invites mockery to raise the tattered flag of optimism here, especially among the...
  • Whitewashing Benghazi

    02/25/2014 9:20:33 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 25 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 2019 issue | Jed Babbin and R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    SNIPSoon after the attacks, Virginia Congressman Frank Wolf introduced HR-36, a bill to create a House Select Committee to investigate the Benghazi attacks. Under Wolf’s bill, the special committee would have subpoena power and could force the issue of testimony and access to documents. If it did, we might yet see Obama exercise Executive Privilege just as he did in the “Fast and Furious” scandal. The bill has 177 sponsors, almost enough to pass the House today. The only problem is that House Speaker John Boehner won’t allow the bill to come to the floor. He has repeatedly blocked it...
  • REP. GOHMERT: Boehner Will Be Gone as Speaker by January

    02/24/2014 7:58:43 PM PST · by rdb3 · 11 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | 24 FEB 2014 | Doug Ross
    REP. GOHMERT: Boehner Will Be Gone as Speaker by January To paraphrase Michael Ledeen, "faster, please!" One of the tea-party leaders in Congress believes the days of Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, as speaker of the House of Representatives are numbered... Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, ... predicts Boehner will no longer be speaker “by next January,” regardless of the outcome of the midterm election in November. The Texan doesn’t think it will take a coup to remove Boehner, believing the tide is already moving in that direction, and saying, “I think people are ready for a change.” And Gohmert would see...
  • Gohmert: Famous Republican 'to be booted by January' [Boehner]

    02/24/2014 9:56:23 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 36 replies
    WND ^ | February 23, 2014 | By Garth Kant
    WASHINGTON – One of the tea-party leaders in Congress believes the days of Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, as speaker of the House of Representatives are numbered. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, told WND he predicts Boehner will no longer be speaker “by next January,” regardless of the outcome of the midterm election in November. The Texan doesn’t think it will take a coup to remove Boehner, believing the tide is already moving in that direction, and saying, “I think people are ready for a change.” And Gohmert would see that as a change for the better, because, he says, “We’ve got...
  • Cruz Aims at His Own Side — Again: He may be doing more damage to the GOP than are the Democrats

    02/21/2014 1:15:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 21, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) may be the brightest light to adorn the Republican party in many years. He knows how to make the case for conservative ideas, pointing, for example, to the contrasting fates of Detroit and Houston to illustrate the superiority of conservative policies. So it’s particularly galling to see that rather than train his fire at Obama and the liberal machine that cocoons him, Cruz has become a one-man wrecking ball against Republicans. His most recent foray into sabotaging his colleagues concerned the debt-limit increase. Because Speaker Boehner sent over a “clean” debt-limit bill, Republican senators had...
  • Republican Party Needs to Master the Message by Thomas Sowell

    02/21/2014 8:05:27 AM PST · by Innovative · 130 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | FEb 20, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    "The Republican establishment has more than a tactical deficiency, however. They seem to have no principle that they offer or follow with any consistency. Their lack of articulation may be just a reflection of that lack of principle. It is hard to get to the point when you have no point to get to. Ted Cruz filled a void. But the Republican establishment created the void."
  • Boehner Primary opponents to debate this Saturday in Ohio.

    02/21/2014 7:05:21 AM PST · by EricGurr · 12 replies
    Self | 2/21/2014 | Eric Gurr
    There will be a debate and straw poll to find the best candidate for the primary against John Boehner on May 6th. Debate is February 22nd at 11:00 AM. Location is: The Gathering Place, 501 Nation Ave Eaton, Ohio 45320. Sponsored by The Tea Party Leadership Fund. Freeper Eric Gurr (That's me!) is a Republican candidate for the seat and will be participating in the debate.
  • The Void Ted Cruz Fills-Someone must communicate GOP ideas, party leadership can't be bothered

    02/20/2014 10:50:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 20, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Senator Ted Cruz is a hero in some Republican circles — and the opposite among many of his Senate Republican colleagues. At this crucial juncture in the history of America, internal battles within the only party that can turn things around are the last thing Americans need. Moreover, each side in this political civil war has all too many valid criticisms of the other. The Republican establishment’s criticisms of Senator Cruz are criticisms of his rule-or-ruin strategy, which can destroy whatever chance Republicans have of taking back the Senate in 2014 and the White House in 2016. And, without political...
  • Ted Cruz’s sulking rage: How his ire could impact GOP leaders (Alternate reality, defined)

    02/19/2014 9:40:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Salon ^ | February 19, 2014 | Alex Pareene
    Republicans are stumbling toward the 2014 midterm elections fighting among themselves again. Democrats are happy to see it, because Republican disarray is one of the few things that could prevent another very good election for the GOP. We should all know the reasons for the Republican advantage by now: Midterm voters are older, whiter and more conservative than presidential election voters. Democrats have more Senate seats to defend. Republicans have a huge, baked-in advantage in the House, thanks to redistricting and the clustering of liberal voters in urban districts. So the great Democratic hope is that Republicans will sabotage themselves,...