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  • The best approach is laughter

    11/27/2014 8:17:03 AM PST · by GilGil · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/23/2013 | Kevein McCarthy
    This is a very satisfying video. Bet you can't watch it just once.
  • John Boehner Shares His Secret Turkey Recipe

    11/26/2014 4:00:44 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 26, 2014 | By Amanda Gutterman
    Just in time for Thanksgiving, House Speaker John Boehner has revealed his secret turkey recipe that he calls the "Boehner brine." "I decided a number of years ago that I would try to brine a turkey. I found a recipe somewhere online and tinkered with it over a period of about five years, until I settled in on my current brine," he said. Although Boehner's method doesn't quite meet USDA safety standards for internal temperature, those who know their way around a turkey confirm that Boehner has the right idea. "In terms of the cooking process, he basically nails every...
  • JARRETT: BOEHNER ASKED OBAMA FOR HELP AVOIDING CONSERVATIVES' IRE

    11/24/2014 9:46:13 AM PST · by ~Vor~ · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11.24.14 | Caroline May
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) requested that President Barack Obama avoid making a “very public push” on immigration during the midterm primaries, according to White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett.
  • Why Not Just Subsidize All 48M Uninsured @ $200/mo -Take it or Leave It- + Fully Repeal Obamacare?

    11/24/2014 6:55:09 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 21 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 23 November 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    $200 monthly subsidy x 48M uninsured = $115.2 billion/year I don't want the government to pay that, but it's cheaper than Obamacare...  And everybody would be covered- that would have probably got you most of a policy before this clueless regime wreaked havoc upon our health care system by nationalizing 1/6 of the US economy, anyway. Now, Obamacare = 130 billion $/year -a bit more- AND the CBO itself says this will only be covering 13M new people, leaving 35M still uninsured (!) That's not very good, is it? So not only does Obamacare not even come close to obtaining it's own...
  • The anxieties of the GOP majority

    11/23/2014 7:28:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 23, 2014 | Alex Isenstadt and Kyle Cheney
    Even after a historic midterm win, Republican confusion over how to respond to Obama on immigration is evidence of a changing party.It was a quiet meeting on the eve of a political explosion. At 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 30 or so members of the 2012 GOP freshman class of the House of Representatives gathered in a conference room in the Capitol Visitor Center for what’s become a monthly conclave. For the junior representatives, this was a chance to get some face time with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). Everyone knew that the next evening, President Barack Obama planned to deliver an...
  • 'We Will Not Engage': Michele Bachmann Reveals GOP Plans to Ignore Executive Amnesty

    11/23/2014 6:23:38 AM PST · by servo1969 · 221 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 11-23-2014 | Robert Wilde
    Breitbart News Executive Chairman Steven K. Bannon asked the congresswoman, who was a guest on Breitbart News Saturday Sirius XM Patriot channel 125, “Has there been any firm commitment from the leadership of the Republican party saying that this amnesty is not going to happen?” Bachmann replied with a question, “Do you want the truth? Okay, I’ll tell all of Breitbart listeners what happened this week. I was floored!” In the weekly meeting called “Republican Conference” in the House of Representatives, “we all knew that the big issue for the week was going to be the president announcing his amnesty,”...
  • Obama presses on with immigration plan as clash looms

    11/21/2014 5:42:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Rappler / Agence France-Presse ^ | November 22, 2014 | Jim Watson
    LAS VEGAS, USA – US President Barack Obama staunchly defended his unilateral move to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation Friday, November 21 pledging to implement his controversial plan despite furious criticism from congressional opponents. "I have come back to Del Sol to tell you, I'm not giving up. I will never give up," Obama insisted at the Las Vegas, Nevada high school where he launched his immigration reform efforts two years ago. "We're going to keep on working with members of Congress to make permanent reform a reality," he added. "But until that day comes, there are actions...
  • President Obama Changing The Rules On Illegal Immigration (O'Reilly's "Humane" comment bites back?

    11/20/2014 12:40:41 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 16 replies
    Bill O'Reilly (The O'Reilly Factor) ^ | 6/15/2012 | Bill O'Reilly
    In a very political move, the president has announced new rules for a specific group of illegal aliens. If your parents brought you to America when you were under 16, if you have completed high school, or served in the military, and if you are under the age of 30 now, then you are most likely going to stay in America. ... As for the policy, how can you blame kids when they are dragged to the US? It's not the child's fault that laws were broken. Thus the new policy is humane, and the President believes it will make...
  • WSJ/NBC Poll Finds Americans Want Parties To Work Together

    11/20/2014 6:25:11 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 68 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/19/2014 | Patrick O'Connor
    Some 63% Want Candidates Elected This Year to Broker Deals With Lawmakers From Across Aisle Americans are largely pleased with the outcome of this month's midterm elections but have little faith that Republican gains in the House and Senate will prompt the two parties to work more closely to solve the nation's problems, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds. Weeks after Republicans recaptured the Senate and tightened their grip on the House, roughly three-fourths of poll participants said this month's midterm results woul produce "just some" or "not that much" change in a country that most believe has...
  • Boehner Spokesman Warns ‘Emperor Obama’ Against Friday Immigration Action

    11/19/2014 7:02:37 PM PST · by Red Steel · 41 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Pete Kasperowicz | Nov. 19, 2014 11:39am
    A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) labeled President Barack Obama as “Emperor Obama” on Wednesday, after the White House leaked to reporters that the president would act unilaterally on Friday to amend U.S. immigration laws. “If ‘Emperor Obama’ ignores the American people and announces an amnesty plan that he himself has said over and over again exceeds his constitutional authority, he will cement his legacy of lawlessness and ruin the chances for congressional action on this issue – and many others,” Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said.
  • Luke Russert: Ted Cruz's Supporters In The House Will "Follow Him To The Gates Of Hell"

    11/19/2014 3:02:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    RealClearPolitics Video ^ | November 19, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) ALEX WAGNER, MSNBC: Is the sense that Republicans in Congress will try to unwind this [Obama administration executive action on immigration] in the budget process? LUKE RUSSERT, NBC NEWS: That is certainly an option, Alex, and it is something that they will address while they are in the lame duck to some capacity. I basically heard three things are a possibility. That they would actually try to strip the funds available to the president to carry out this executive action within the actual budget bill, of course it is due by December 11th, then that would be sent over...
  • Labrador cries foul on his leaders (The GOP-E Strikes Back!)

    11/19/2014 2:28:04 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2014 | Scott Wong
    Conservative Rep. Raúl Labrador accused House GOP leaders Tuesday of pulling strings to help Rep. Bill Flores win the election to head the Republican Study Committee, underscoring tensions between Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) team and the right. Labrador (R-Idaho) said GOP leaders mounted a whipping operation that included phone calls to help Flores (R-Texas) upset Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), a Tea Party favorite, on the second ballot in the race for RSC chairman.
  • Boehner: Keystone Veto Would Be Like 'Calling the American People Stupid'

    11/18/2014 9:56:58 AM PST · by PROCON · 11 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Nov. 18, 2014 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - "Tonight the Senate has an important opportunity to send a bill to build the Keystone Pipeline to the president's desk," House Speaker John Boehner told a news conference on Tuesday. "Now let's be clear about this. A Keystone Pipeline veto would send the signal that this president has no interest in listening to the American people. Vetoing an overwhelmingly popular bill would be a clear indication that he doesn't care about the American people's priorities.""It would be the equivalent of calling the American people 'stupid,'" Boehner said.
  • GOP seeks creative ways to avert a shutdown (Even if Obama uses executive action on immigration

    11/18/2014 9:29:25 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/17/2014 (8:04 PM EST) | Jake Sherman and Manu Raju
    Republican leaders have intensified their planning to prevent a government funding shutdown, weighing legislative options that would redirect GOP anger at Barack Obama's expected action on immigration and stave off a political disaster, according to sources involved with the sessions. Obama plans to use his executive authority to change the enforcement of immigration laws by the end of the year, a move that top Republicans warn could derail efforts to pass a long-term spending bill by a Dec. 11 deadline. Increasingly, some top Republicans believe that it will be difficult to pass the year-long spending package that they originally envisioned,...
  • GOP hires legal scholar to oversee Obama lawsuit

    11/18/2014 8:58:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 18, 2014 | Lauren French
    House Republicans have hired a noted constitutional lawyer to oversee a lawsuit against President Barack Obama for alleged executive overreach. Jonathan Turley, a professor at The George Washington University, has argued in favor of the suit against Obama’s executive order delaying the employer mandate provision of Obamacare. This is Republicans' third lawyer since the suit was initially passed in July. Two previous lawyers dropped the case and the House has yet to file the lawsuit in federal court. “Professor Turley is a renowned legal scholar who agrees that President Obama has clearly overstepped his constitutional authority,” said Michael Steel, a...
  • Boehner Apparently Learned Well fr 'Best Friend' BHO How to Control Party Like Chicago Machine Boss

    11/17/2014 5:54:01 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 16 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 November 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    The House Speaker scored another glorious victory over intra-party democracy with his secret meeting to ram-through the re-election of the whole existing Republican 'leadership' last week, including himself of course... The 'voice vote' conducted was a far more controlled -and apparently intimidating- atmosphere than last time (in the halls of Congress on the first day of the new session in January... where it's supposed to occur, out in the daylight for all see).  Boehner and his feckless, ineffective team were dubiously reelected with a 99% unanimous vote from the incoming congressional Republicans (even the Castros don't pull #s like that)...
  • Boehner, Republicans Blast Surprise Obama-China Climate Deal

    11/12/2014 12:38:58 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 56 replies
    NewsMax ^ | November 12, 2014 | AFP
    House Speaker John Boehner warned that President Barack Obama was waging a "crusade" against affordable energy after the United States and China reached agreement Wednesday on curbing greenhouse gas emissions. "This announcement is yet another sign that the president intends to double down on his job-crushing policies no matter how devastating the impact for America's heartland and the country as a whole," Boehner said after Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping inked a landmark agreement at a summit in Beijing. "It is the latest example of the president's crusade against affordable, reliable energy that is already hurting jobs and...
  • Pelosi: Boehner, McConnell got Time covers, but I never did

    11/15/2014 8:36:36 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | 11-15-14 | Sara Fisher
    Washington (CNN) -- Nancy Pelosi doesn't understand why House Speaker John Boehner and newly-elected Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have been on the cover of Time magazine in light of their electoral victories, but she has not. "I was never on Time magazine cover even though I was first women to be (Speaker)," Rep. Pelosi, D-California, said. "Isn't that a curiosity? That the Republicans win, Boehner's on Time magazine. Mitch McConnell wins, he's on the cover of Time magazine. Isn't there a pattern here?" Pelosi's comments came as a reaction to a press conference question Thursday about whether she has...
  • Once More, President Obama Is Doing The Republicans’ Jobs For Them

    11/15/2014 12:05:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | November 15, 2014 | Rmuse
    There is an idiom that parents and employers likely put in practice when an important task has to be completed correctly; “If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.” President Obama certainly understands that sentiment with a slight variation; if the nation wants anything done at all, the President has to do it himself due to Republicans who have done nothing since January 2009. Sometime next week, after waiting patiently for Ted Cruz to order House Republicans to take up, and pass, the Senate’s bipartisan immigration reform, the President will take action on immigration reform. The...
  • Boehner Promises Amnesty Bill, then Reelected Speaker - (Nov. 4 was a waste).

    11/15/2014 11:15:46 AM PST · by INVAR · 87 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | November 13th, 2014 | Daniel Horowitz
    It’s as if the November 4 elections never occurred. Today, the new House membership met in a private conclave and reelected every one of their top leaders by voice vote. This includes John Boehner (R-OH) as Speaker, Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as Majority Leader, Steve Scalise (R-LA) as Majority Whip, and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) as Conference Chair. At a time of one of the worst constitutional crises in our nation’s history, when the president is threatening to imminently remake our society with immigration amnesty – a policy over which Congress holds absolute power – Republican leadership elections lacked any debate...
  • Cantor slayer will back Boehner

    11/14/2014 3:37:07 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 14, 2014 | By Cristina Marcos
    Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.), who shockingly toppled former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) in a primary this summer, says he'll support John Boehner (R-Ohio) for Speaker. Brat told The Hill he plans to vote for Boehner on the floor in January when the Speaker is elected by the full House for the new Congress. "As of right now, yeah," Brat said. "I'm optimistic our leadership's going to move forward on the principles I ran on."
  • Ted Cruz’s nutty Senate takeover: Why GOP’s “amnesty” freakout is a horrifying omen (Smell the fear)

    11/14/2014 11:19:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Salon ^ | November 14, 2014 | Elias Isquith
    At certain moments during the past year’s long and often tedious march to November, the political class, already bored with discussing a GOP Senate takeover most considered nearly certain, started debating a few post-election hypotheticals. With Republicans in control in both the House and the Senate, would the president try again to strike the elusive grand bargain?(No.) Would Senate Republicans retaliate against Democrats for choosing the so-called nuclear option? (Maybe.) Would Democrats filibuster relentlessly, like Republicans did when they were the minority party in the Senate? (Probably not.) Of all the questions about a Republican Senate that hovered over the...
  • RED ALERT Boehner Promises Amnesty Like Election Never Happened(Tells Obama "Do What You Gotta Do")

    11/14/2014 6:10:29 AM PST · by xzins · 88 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 11/13/2014 | CHQ Staff
    As our friend Daniel Horowitz of Conservative Review said, "It’s as if the November 4 elections never occurred." Today, the new House membership met in a private conclave and reelected every one of their top leaders by voice vote. This includes John Boehner (R-OH) as Speaker, Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as Majority Leader, Steve Scalise (R-LA) as Majority Whip, and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) as Conference Chair. And as Horowitz observed, "At a time of one of the worst constitutional crises in our nation’s history, when the president is threatening to imminently remake our society with immigration amnesty – a policy...
  • Executive Orders: Issuance and Revocation

    11/13/2014 8:45:42 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 12 replies
    Congressional Revocation and Alteration of Executive Orders Further, as long as it is not constitutionally based, Congress may repeal a presidential order, or terminate the underlying authority upon which the action is predicated. For example, in 2006, Congress revoked part of an executive order from November 12, 1838, which reserved certain public land for lighthouse purposes. 28 Congress has also explicitly revoked executive orders in their entirety, such as in the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which revoked a December 13, 1912, executive order that created Naval Petroleum Reserve Numbered 2. 29 Another example of the express nullification of an...
  • Congressional Revocation and Alteration of Executive Orders (How to Kill the Amnesty EO)

    11/13/2014 2:06:46 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 168 replies
  • 'All options are on the table': Boehner refuses to rule out shutdown to block Obama from amnesty

    11/13/2014 7:52:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | November 13, 2014 | Francesca Chambers
    * Obama is reportedly looking to expand his deferred action program to include any one who came to the U.S. as a child * The sweeping order would also allow parents of both citizen children and illegal immigrant children to remain in the U.S. * As many as 4.5 million illegal immigrants with U.S. born children could be protected * A growing number of conservatives are pledging to stop Obama by restricting immigration funding in an upcoming spending bill * Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell has explicitly said there won't be another government shutdown - period House Speaker John Boehner...
  • Boehner: I Begged Obama For Another Shot At Amnesty

    11/13/2014 8:18:47 AM PST · by servo1969 · 118 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 11-13-2014 | JONATHAN STRONG
    After a White House meeting last week, Republicans described Speaker John Boehner aggressively confronting President Obama over the president's planned executive amnesty, prompting an extended period of a defensive Obama attempting to justify his actions. But a key moment of the meeting, left out from those accounts, was unveiled by Boehner himself in an exuberant moment of boasting in a closed-door meeting with GOP colleagues minutes ago. Boehner recalled telling Obama, “Mr. President, just give us one more chance to do this the right way. If we can't, then do what you gotta do.” The sentiment, recalled by several lawmakers...
  • Time to buy that new TV online: Boehner kills Internet sales tax bill..

    11/11/2014 11:38:14 AM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 103 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | November 11, 2014 | David Martosko, US Political Editor for MailOnline
    House speaker isn't going to bring up a Senate-passed 'fairness' bill during the lame-duck congressional sessionLegislation would allow states to collect sales taxes from their residents' online purchases, no matter where the e-tailer is locatedBrick-and-mortar stores and their trade groups want a mandate because they all have to collect sales taxes from walk-in customersRepublicans worry that all online stores, including small businesses, will find themselves having to deal with paperwork for nearly every US state House Speaker John Boehner has stuck an Internet sales tax proposal in a drawer and he doesn't intend to dust it off before the...
  • Obama to Boehner: You’ve got until the end of the year to pass an immigration bill or else ...

    11/10/2014 9:37:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/10/2014 | AllahPundit
    Heads he wins, tails you lose. As Gabe Malor says, this deadline is completely unserious: It’d be bad enough for Republicans to pass a weak immigration bill next year, but that at least would have the virtue of giving the GOP’s new crop of senators a crack at voting on it. Trying to sneak a bill through the lame-duck session, before Cory Gardner, Joni Ernst, and the rest of the freshmen have a say, would mean all-out war at this point between Boehner, McConnell, and the base. Joe Biden at least seems to understand that. That’s why he floated...
  • Obama golfs without Boehner, sends GOP home with six-pack of WH home-brew

    11/09/2014 8:41:07 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/8/2014 | SUSAN CRABTREE
    After this week’s latest Democratic shellacking at the polls, President Obama joked that he might consider “letting John Boehner beat me again at golf.” Obama and the Ohio Republican are known for their love of the game. Obama golfs without Boehner
  • Reports: Obama Rejected January GOP Offer on Immigration Reform

    11/09/2014 8:07:21 AM PST · by Ray76 · 30 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Nov 8, 2014 | Cathy Burke
    An offer by congressional Republicans to work on immigration reform in January was flatly rejected by President Barack Obama, reports said Friday. At a post-midterm election lunch and meeting that lasted two hours, House Speaker John Boehner warned Obama not to take executive action to stem deportations or allow a flood of new immigrants to enter the country, the Washington Examiner reports. Instead, Boehner asked Obama to let Republicans work on reforming and modernizing immigration early in the new session, Wyoming Republican Sen. John Barrasso told Reuters.
  • Democracy on the critical list: How do we escape this toxic political cycle? (Round the bend)

    11/08/2014 11:46:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Salon ^ | November 8, 2014 | Andrew O'Hehir
    Will American politics ever break free from its "Groundhog Day" nightmare? Someday -- but it might not be pretty. Everyone understood that the Republicans would make substantial gains in the 2014 midterm elections. That’s business as usual in the dumbed-down Newtonian physics of American politics. Almost every midterm since the current two-party system began to take shape at the end of the 19th century has involved the president’s party losing seats in the House and Senate. But this week’s calamitous wipeout came as a surprise to everyone, Republicans included. Even GOP strategists cautioned that the struggle for control of the...
  • Starting Over: The old campaign is dead; here comes the new one

    11/08/2014 11:25:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Barron's ^ | November 8, 2014 | Thomas G. Donlan
    It’s rarely worth much time crying or rejoicing over spilt political milk -- but it can be fun. Be they ever so virtuous, be they ever so malicious, the politicians who wore out their welcomes last week will be replaced. And the geniuses who devised the U.S. Constitution and the rules of the House and Senate arranged for new members of Congress to undergo ordeals of process that cool the passions of recent arrivals before they attain much power. Like it or not, it took Republicans four election cycles to retake the Senate majority after losing it in 2006. Once...
  • Live, From The Left Wing…It’s Saturday Night!

    11/08/2014 7:19:07 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-8-2014 | MOTUS
    “You don’t like a particular policy or a particular president? Then argue for your position. Go out there and win an election." – Barack Obama, October 2013 Butt when you win, don’t expect to get your way. That right is reserved for the Left:“The election’s over John, I won.” Barack Obama, February 2010So - we posed for the press,Whoops! That looks a little too, ah, authentic. Take 2:broke bread with the enemy,and doubled down on our plan to fundamentally transform America.“So here’s what you’re gonna’ do.”Butt don’t worry: as long as the Republicans do things the way Barry wants...
  • Obama Lashes Out at Republicans During White House Bipartisan Lunch

    11/07/2014 4:52:12 PM PST · by servo1969 · 181 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11-7-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Obama met with Republican leaders today at the White House for a “bipartisan lunch.” This was his first meeting with Republican leaders after Democrats were shellacked in the midterm elections. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HxyrML3WkwwObama lashed out at Republicans when the cameras were turned off. The AP reported: Republicans attending the postelection lunch at Obama’s invitation said they asked him for more time to work on legislation, but the president said his patience was running out. He reiterated his intent to act on his own by the end of the year if they don’t approve legislation to ease deportations before then and send it...
  • 'Morning Joe' to Congressional Republicans: Ignore Rush Limbaugh

    11/07/2014 9:20:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | November 7, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)On his Wednesday radio show, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh emphatically stated that it was not the job of newly elected Republican majority in both chambers of Congress to govern, work together, find common ground or compromise. Instead, Limbaugh told his audience the message was clear, which was the American people wanted Congress to stop President Barack Obama. On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Friday, host Joe Scarborough and Bloomberg Politics John Heilemann dismissed that suggestion from Limbaugh and warned Republicans not to follow that advice. “If you listen to talk radio and some of the right-wing, the far right...
  • White House: Obama will act on immigration despite GOP warnings to hold off

    11/07/2014 8:06:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 7, 2014 | Ed O'Keefe
    President Obama firmly rejected advice from top congressional Republicans on Friday that he delay his promised executive action on immigration reform, dismissing calls from critics inside and outside his party to allow Congress to debate the issue next year. Over a two-hour lunch of Bibb lettuce salad, herb-crusted sea bass and pumpkin tart, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and their lieutenants warned Obama that his acting alone on immigration would spoil chances for bipartisan agreement on other issues in the new GOP-controlled Congress. Seated with 12 top members of the House and Senate...
  • The 2014 Democratic Freshman Class... And The Republicans

    11/07/2014 6:59:47 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    Yesterday, Limbaugh said that Republicans were elected "to stop the Democrats. Republicans were not elected to govern." Democrats, on the other hand, are elected to govern. (SNIP) A quick scan of some of the newest members of the House shows just how extreme this latest crop of Tea Party Republican members of Congress truly are. From Georgia to Maine, Virginia to Wisconsin, Illinois to Iowa, extreme Tea Party Republicans have been elected to seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. (SNIP) Meanwhile, Illinois Republican Mike Bost (IL-02) once had an outburst while serving in the Illinois House over a pension...
  • Boehner on Incoming House Republicans: 'They're Really Solid Members'

    11/07/2014 5:50:36 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | Roll Call
    Speaker John A. Boehner pushed back Thursday on speculation of an expanding "hell no" caucus in the Republican party following Tuesday's Midterm Elections, instead calling on President Barack Obama to rebuild trust by not acting unilaterally on issues like immigration.
  • John Boehner, Mitch McConnell vow to kill Obamacare

    11/06/2014 5:40:39 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 93 replies
    Politico ^ | November 6, 2014 | By JONATHAN TOPAZ
    House Speaker John Boehner and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, outlining their legislative vision for the last two years of Barack Obama’s presidency, are vowing to try to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The Republican House speaker from Ohio and incoming Senate majority leader from Kentucky noted that a commitment to creating jobs “means renewing our commitment to repeal Obamacare, which is hurting the job market along with Americans’ health care.” The ACA remains a politically divisive issue, and further attempts at repeal would surely be met with significant Democratic opposition and a White House veto.
  • Report: Boehner's Secret Amnesty Talks With Obama Revealed

    11/07/2014 8:48:29 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/7/14 | Caroline May
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) warned President Barack Obama again against taking executive action on immigration Thursday, telling Obama he would be playing with matches and risk burning himself. “[H]e’s going to burn himself if he continues to go down this path,” the House Speaker said. The Wall Street Journal reports that there was additional subtext to Boehner’s warning, specifically a year of discussions — unreported until now by the WSJ — between the two men about achieving a legislative compromise on immigration reform. According to the report in the summer of 2013 Boehner and Obama began discussing ways to...
  • Now We Can Get Congress Going

    11/06/2014 6:55:17 PM PST · by re_tail20 · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 5, 2014 | 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 who are clearly frustrated by an increasing lack of opportunity, the stagnation of wages, and a government that seems incapable of performing even basic tasks. 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 with bipartisan support, but were never even brought...
  • Republican bosses: We WILL repeal Obamacare.(shortened to fit)

    title continued: McConnell and Boehner promise showdown with White House over lame duck president's key policy
  • Nancy Cordes Badgers Speaker Boehner On ‘Hell No’ Members Of GOP Caucus (AKA The Tea Party)

    11/06/2014 4:40:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 6, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    During his post-election news conference, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was repeatedly pressed by CBS News reporter Nancy Cordes about “a new crop of conservatives coming into the House” who she implied Boehner would have trouble managing. The CBS reporter asked Boehner “so the hell no caucus as you’ve put it is getting bigger and some of them don’t think you’re conservative enough. How do you deal with them differently than you did in the last Congress?”(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Cordes began her questioning by listing off some new members of Congress “who have suggested among other things that women need to submit to...
  • Boehner vows House will repeal Obamacare

    11/06/2014 1:09:36 PM PST · by conservative98 · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 6, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    He did, however, say the House will vote to repeal Obamacare and will also likely pass a bunch of bills to carve out some of the most contentious parts such as a tax on medical devices or the individual mandate. “We need to put them on the president’s desk and let him choose,” the speaker said.
  • Boehner warns Obama will ‘burn himself’ with exec action on immigration

    11/06/2014 12:36:36 PM PST · by servo1969 · 30 replies
    FoxNews.com | 11-6-2014 | FoxNews.com
    House Speaker John Boehner issued a stern warning to President Obama not to use executive action to bypass Congress on immigration, telling the president on Thursday "he's going to burn himself" and "poison the well" if he goes down that path. The warning comes ahead of a major summit at the White House where Obama will meet Friday with congressional leaders of both parties. The meeting is the first chance since Republicans won a majority in the Senate -- and built their majority to historic levels in the House -- for all sides to sit down and discuss a potential...
  • Boehner: Obama ‘Playing with Matches’ on Amnesty, and ‘He’s Going to Burn Himself’

    11/06/2014 11:44:44 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 97 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/06/2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Republican House speaker John Boehner warned President Obama ... “I’ve made clear to the president that if he acts unilaterally on his own, outside of authority, he will poison the well,” Boehner said in a Thursday press conference. “And there will be no chance for immigration reform moving in this Congress. It’s as simple as that.” The speaker trotted out the same warning when pressed on whether executive action would be a “catalyst” for congressional immigration action, as the White House has suggested. “When you play with matches, you take the risk of burning yourself,” he cautioned. “And [President Obama]...
  • Kohn: A plea for sanity in a GOP Congress (Bizarre)

    11/05/2014 7:57:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    WTCI-TV / CNN ^ | November 5, 2014 | Sally Kohn
    You got to give the people, now Give the people what they want-- The O'Jays Now that Republicans have control of both houses of Congress, they are going to have to do better -- and do right by all Americans, not just their fringe conservative base. In the first days of the newly minted 112th Congress, after the 2010 midterms gave Republicans control of the House of Representatives, the American people were clamoring for action on jobs and the economy. What did the new Republican House give them? One of the first laws introduced was the No Taxpayer Funding for...
  • Obama’s press conference shows he views the Republican tide as a mandate for him to act unilaterally

    11/05/2014 6:20:50 PM PST · by servo1969 · 22 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 11-5-2014 | Bookworm
    Since 2007, I’ve been saying that Obama isn’t a mere narcissist but is, instead, a malignant narcissist. He worships at his own altar and is, in his own mind at least, infallible. The manifests itself most obviously in the fact that, once he’s set himself on an intellectual or behavioral path, he is incapable of change — or at least, incapable of change based upon external critique and criticism. To a narcissist, any such external input must either be ignored or twisted so that it conforms to the narcissists own immutable infallibility.Everything that I just wrote is highly abstract. If...
  • WOW! Wounded Obama LOSES IT! Lashes Out at White House Reporter (Video)

    11/05/2014 1:30:04 PM PST · by servo1969 · 165 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 11-5-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Wow! Obama went off on National Journal reporter Major Garrett today during his press conference after the thumping he received in the midtern elections. “OK, let’s see. See, they may… OK, medical device tax… I’ve already answered, uh-uh, the question. We are going to take a look at whatever ideas… Let me take a look comprehensively at the ideas that they present. Let’s give em time to tell me… I’d rather hear it from them than from you. Major, you know, uh… conceivably I could cancel my meeting on Friday because I’ve heard everything from you. I think I’d rather...