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  • Muslim Brotherhood Infiltration and John Boehner’s Support for Jeb Bush

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    10/28/2015 1:35:22 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 101 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 28,2015 | PAM KEY
    117 Wednesday, presumptive Speaker of the House Congressman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)58% vowed things will be different under his leadership. Ryan said, This begins a new day in the House of Representatives. Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)37% served with humility and distinction and we owe him a debt of gratitude. But tomorrow we are turning the page. We are not going to have a House that looked like it looks the last few years. We are going to move forward. We are going to unify. Our party has lost its vision and we are going to replace it with a vision....
  • Cruz: Obama Boehner Budget Deal Ridiculous, Deceitful, and a Disgrace (Proof Ryan Staff CRAFTED it)

    10/28/2015 7:54:13 AM PDT · by xzins · 24 replies
    CHQ ^ | 10/28/2015 | George Rasley
    Senator Ted Cruz has come out strongly against the Ryan – Obama – Boehner budget deal that was agreed to in the middle of the night between departing Speaker of the House John Boehner, establishment Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Obama. The budget is a two fiscal year agreement that fully funds Obama’s budget priorities, takes spending off the table as an issue in the 2016 election and breaks the spending caps agreed to as part of the 2011 debt ceiling Ted Cruzdeal that took spending off the table for the 2012 presidential election. In short, it...
  • Boehner Agrees to Suspend Debt Limit for Rest of Obamas Term

    10/27/2015 6:25:03 PM PDT · by xzins · 51 replies
    CNS ^ | October 27, 2015 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The new spending deal that resigning House Speaker John Boehner has made with the Democratic congressional leadership and President Barack Obama will suspend the legal limit on the federal governments debt until after Obama leaves office. Subsection 901(a) provides for the temporary suspension of the limit on public debt through March 15, 2017, says the official summary of the bill. Obama will leave office on Jan. 20, 2017, when the next president is inaugurated. Since Obama took office, the total debt of the federal government has already increased by $7,525,761,885,381.30rising from $10,626,877,048,913.08 on Jan. 20, 2009 to $18,152,638,934,294.38...
  • Cruz rips compromise budget deal

    10/27/2015 2:54:39 PM PDT · by Isara · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/27/15 | Burgess Everett
    Ted Cruz launched a searing critique of Capitol Hill's bipartisan budget deal on Tuesday afternoon, slamming outgoing House Speaker John Boehner for leaving Congress via a "golden parachute" and accusing GOP leaders of capitulating to President Barack Obama."It is complete and utter surrender," Cruz said. "We now have a GOP Congress, but no one watching this budget surrender would know it." Though dozens of Capitol Hill Republicans have knocked the compromise legislation, Cruz's criticisms stood out from the rest of the pack just a day before he will take the GOP debate stage in Colorado. And they continued his running...
  • Boehner On Debt Ceiling Deal: Process "Stinks" But Alternative Was Default

    10/27/2015 8:54:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/27/2015 | Tyler Durden
    When we presented America's new debt ceiling of $19.6 trillion lasting through March 2017 last week... ... some took offense saying a debt ceiling deal is nowhere near done, and that the conservatives would at least put up a token fight. A few days later, the deal is virtually complete, the Freedom Caucus has been isolated, Paul Ryan never even got his hands dirty, and Boehner has caved one last time corporate/democratic prerogatives, precisely as we said would happen. Yes, the republicans will pretend to demand concessions, such as a balanced budet and other "sound money" conditions but they...
  • Washington just reached the mother of all budget deals of the Obama era

    10/27/2015 8:40:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/27/2015 | Brett LoGiurato
    It's not the ever elusive "grand bargain." But Washington may have solved almost all of its budget problems through the 2016 presidential election. Congressional leaders and the White House came to tentative terms on a major budget deal in the wee hours of Tuesday morning one that could stave off many of the fiscal land mines remaining through next year's election and beyond. Its passage is far from certain, but it will most likely be the final act for House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) before he leaves Congress at the end of the week and hands over the role...
  • Boehner gets ready for goodbye

    10/24/2015 11:16:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Oct. 24, 2015 | Scott Wong
    Speaker John Boehner doesnt leave office until Friday, but the moving boxes are already piling up at his suite just off the Capitol rotunda. Dozens of the Ohio Republicans staffers have begun packing up their belongings, uncertain of whether theyll be asked to stay on board with Boehners expected successor, Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), or be forced to seek other work on the Hill or on K Street. A source close to Boehner says both the Speaker and his chief of staff, Mike Sommers, have been making calls around town to put in a good word for...
  • Boehner, Staff, Packing Up to Leave Speaker's Office(Americans are waiting in anticipation)

    10/24/2015 9:13:45 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 21 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/24/15 | s fitzgerald
    It's almost moving day in the offices of House Speaker John Boehner, who will leave his seat on Friday, and not just for the Ohio Republican himself, but also for the 70 or so staffers who lose their jobs when he leaves office. "When you have people like John Boehner and Paul Ryan, the people around them are very good people," New York Republican Rep. Tom Reed, told The Hill. "They're staffers who know the place, know the business, know the policy." A source close to Boehner told The Hill that he and chief of staff Mike Sommers have been...
  • Do we really need a Speaker? Maybe not if the will is there

    10/20/2015 9:42:41 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/20/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Discharge petitions could be the answer to the impasse in the matter of a new House Speaker. I dont much care for the current Speaker of the House John Boehner. If you are reading this, chances are you feel the same way. This said, we should acknowledge that our dislike for Boehner, while currently personal, has its origins in his lies and disregard for our wishes regarding illegal alien control, Obamacare and the passage of a federal budget. A laymans review of whether or not the House can actually function without a Speaker reveals that doing so is pretty much...
  • Mo Brooks: John Boehner Will Likely Remain House Speaker Until 2017

    10/19/2015 2:30:11 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 19, 2015 | Robert Wilde
    Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) acknowledged on Breitbart News Sunday that since no candidate has a clear pathway to becoming the next Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) could remain Speaker through January 2017.
  • Establishment Stalling Speaker Election Until They Are Guaranteed To Win

    10/16/2015 8:48:07 AM PDT · by xzins · 30 replies
    CHQ ^ | 10/16/2015 | CHQ Staff
    Imagine for a moment that come November of 2016 just as the presidential election was about to take place Hillary Clinton dropped out of the race as the Democratic nominee and President Barack Obama postponed the election indefinitely. There’d be insurrection in the streets. Yet that is exactly what Speaker Boehner and the cabal that currently runs the House Republican Conference did when Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy dropped out of the Speaker race last week. And this effort to fix the election for Speaker is being actively abetted by the establishment media, who act like they don’t care or see...
  • Boehner likely to give Obama debt ceiling increase before he leaves Congress

    10/16/2015 4:39:18 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 36 replies
    GOP USA/AP ^ | 10/16/2015 | AP Staff
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker John Boehner is signaling that he'll move must-do legislation to increase the government's borrowing cap before he leaves Capitol Hill.</p> <p>The statutory cap on the government's so-called debt limit needs to be raised by early November, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday, confirming a recent warning from the administration.</p>
  • Boehner likely to move on debt limit hike before departure

    10/14/2015 9:19:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 14, 2015 4:21 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    House Speaker John Boehner is signaling that hell move must-do legislation to increase the governments borrowing cap before he leaves Capitol Hill. The statutory cap on the governments so-called debt limit needs to be raised by early November, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday, confirming a recent warning from the administration. Boehner himself has said that he doesnt want to leave a dirty barn for his successor, comments that have been widely interpreted as a promise that he would try to at least clear away the debt limit issue rather than saddle the next speaker with the task.
  • Boehner looking to move debt ceiling bill soon

    10/14/2015 12:41:50 PM PDT · by Alfred O. Bama · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/14/15 | JAKE SHERMAN and ANNA PALMER
    House Speaker John Boehner is looking to move a bill to lift the debt ceiling before he leaves Congress, a tactic aimed at helping his successor, according to multiple sources with knowledge of internal party planning. Timing has not been decided, but the Treasury Department says the nation's borrowing limit needs to be raised by Nov. 5, and Boehner (R-Ohio) would like to resolve the issue before a new speaker is sworn in. Boehner expects to step down Oct. 30. His office declined to comment for this story....
  • Potential New (Conservative) House Speaker Marsha Blackburn: A GOOD Woman + a Great Communicator

    10/14/2015 1:56:09 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | 14 October 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    I do like her principles, from what I've seen -particularly on amnesty and PP- and she's a pretty skilled communicator too, comes across as sincere. Blackburn has a corp and entrepreneurial background so must have some experience with managing people before... YouTube
  • 'Speaker Marsha Blackburn' Probably the Way to Go...

    10/13/2015 3:15:54 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 50 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 13 October 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    WithunacceptablecandidatesKevin McCarthy and Paul Ryan nowsmushed-up in our wheelwell, America's resurgent right rolls-on, retaining effective veto power over the Republican Party's choice of new leader in the US House as we all now contemplate wiser, far more palatable candidates. Darrell Issaalways gave me high hopes with all his investigations- inquiries which never seem to result in nailing the bad guys to the wall. Isn't that a microcosm of today's weak-kneed Gee-Oh-Pee establishment? Lot of noise, but noeffective challenge whatsoever? Alas, we need a dragon-slayer in the Speaker's seat, and Rep. Issa seems to lack the charisma and ability to punch-it-into-the-enzone...
  • Cui bono? The Romans had a phrase for what is happening in the House

    10/11/2015 7:35:03 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 22 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Oct. 11, 2015 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    By Kevin Coach Collins A recent political cartoon showed a group of Republican elephants standing around a body marked, Boehner with multiple arrows in its back. One asks, What now? A second responds, Maybe we should have thought this through first. In just eight words, without realizing it, the propagandist who created the cartoon has epitomized the problem with the Uniparty rule of government. These enemies of freedom just dont get it. When John Boehner resigned as Speaker he did not do so willingly. As an apparatchik for the Unipartys control of our lives, his job was to bludgeon Americans...
  • Obama: Republicans have 'gone off the deep end'

    10/10/2015 10:27:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 11, 2015 | Agence France-Presse
    Los Angeles (AFP) - President Barack Obama said the Republican Party has "gone off the deep end" with its messy failure to elect a new speaker of the House of Representatives. The Republican-controlled House was left in shock and disarray this week when Kevin McCarthy, the frontrunner to replace John Boehner, who has announced his resignation, suddenly withdrew from the race because of a revolt by conservatives. The challenge now is to find a consensus candidate who can soothe wounds and unite a fractious caucus. Obama addressed the drama at an expensive fundraiser at a private home in Los Angeles....
  • Wanted: a Tea Party Speaker

    10/10/2015 2:14:19 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10 October 2014 | Ross Douthat
    IN an earlier, cozier Washington, D.C., John Boehner could have been the kind of House speaker whose memory is held dear by high-minded chin strokers on Sunday morning television programs: An icon of sadly bygone bipartisanship, a cutter of the grandest bargains, a man who, by God, made legislation move. In this Washington, D.C., alas for him, Boehner was a humble bomb defuser, and the only grand bargains he cut were between his more intransigent backbenchers and the demands of political and constitutional reality. And now D.C. looks at his record, his resignation and his possible successors and asks: Can...
  • Boehner should seize his chance for the nation

    10/09/2015 10:08:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Post's PostPartisan ^ | October 9, 2015 | Colbert I. King
    If House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) wasnt convinced before, he now knows to a 100 percent degree of certainty that the extreme right wing of the Republican caucus would burn down the U.S. Capitol before they would let him keep the gavel in his hands. They are joined by a nationwide crowd of prominent conservatives, including GOP presidential candidates Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, who cheered Boehners announcement of his resignation from Congress. All conclusive proof that theres nothing that Boehner can do, even if he was inclined to try, to get back in the far rights good...
  • In which I obliterate the Wall Street Journal's pathetic attempt to see Paul Ryan become Speaker

    10/09/2015 3:22:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | October 9, 2015 | Doug Ross
    Over at the GOP establishment's press release reprint service known as The Wall Street Journal, the panic over Kevin McCarthy's sudden withdrawal from the race for the Speaker's gavel is palpable. Decrying a "toxic crack-up inside the Republican conference", the Journal says the real issues in Washington are the fault of the "Refuseniks" (the party's conservative base and its representatives, albeit a better epithet than "hobbits"). According to the WSJ rocket scientists, conservatives blame the GOPe "for all the countrys problems, not President Obama." That kind of sheer unvarnished idiocy is not unexpected from the GOP, which now seeks to...
  • House Republican Leadership and the Congressional Agenda (Steve King on C-Span)

    10/09/2015 3:08:18 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    c-span.org ^ | Washington Journal
    Representative Steve King (R-IA) talked about the path ahead for House Republican leadership following Representative Kevin McCarthys (R-CA) decision to end his bid to be House speaker.
  • House OKs lifting 40-year-old US ban on oil exports

    10/09/2015 11:26:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 9, 2015 1:38 PM EDT | Matthew Daly
    Defying a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House on Friday approved a bill to lift a 40-year-old U.S. ban on crude oil exports. The House approved the bill on a 261-159 vote. Supporters said an ongoing boom in oil and gas drilling has made the 1970s-era restrictions obsolete. Lifting the export ban would lower prices at the pump, create jobs and boost the economy, said House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. [] The White House called the bill unnecessary and argued that a decision on whether to end the ban should be made by the Commerce secretary.
  • Better Off Without Leaders Like These [Boehner, McCarthy, Ryan]

    10/09/2015 9:55:15 AM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 17 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 10/9/15 | Howie Carr
    Paul Ryan? Are you kidding me? Paul Ryan ... more like Paul Ryan-o, as in RINO. Republican in Name Only. All these fools were running around Capitol Hill yesterday like Chicken Littles, elbowing one another out of the way to get to their Fox liveshots. The sky is falling, the sky is falling! U.S. Rep. Peter King, RINO-NY, actually said yesterday, People are crying. Get a grip, pal. There are worse things than having nobody at the top. Having Barack Obama at the top comes immediately to mind. Last week, John Boehner decided to spend more time with his bartender....
  • Conservatives: Dont Get Suckered Into Backing A Compromise Speaker Who Is Boehner-Lite

    10/09/2015 7:32:56 AM PDT · by xzins · 16 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 10/9/2015 | CHQ Staff
    The sudden implosion of the supposedly inevitable ascension of establishment Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to the office of Speaker of the House, now occupied by his mentor John Boehner, has shown the Capitol Hill Republican establishment to be a fragile edifice ready to collapse. Paul Ryan. Conservatives should not be suckered into propping it up any longer by abandoning their battle to elect principled conservatives to run the House of Representatives. But that is exactly what is going on in Washington right now as those establishment politicians who stand to lose out if new leadership is elected and...
  • Paul Ryan: Now the Ugly Face of the GOP Establishment

    10/09/2015 7:23:40 AM PDT · by xzins · 19 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 6/12/2015 | George Rasley
    How Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan went from budget-balancing conservative wunderkind, to GOP vice presidential nominee, to channeling Nancy Pelosi when he snarled, Its declassified and made public once its agreed to, as he tried to sell Obamas Trade Promotion Authority and Trans-Pacific Partnership treaties to skeptical conservatives during Rules Committee testimony on Wednesday is one of Washingtons saddest tales of how DCs inside elite capture talent and bend it to their will. -- Snip -- Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy and Paul Ryan were visualized as a new generation of Republican leader who would challenge the older establishment-types. In the foreword...
  • Its enough to make a grown man cry.

    10/09/2015 6:28:43 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-9-2015 | MOTUS
    We dont know exactly what happened, all we know is that the attack left at least one man down.By all accounts it was an alcohol fueled incident related to nightlife shenanigans. Little is known about the perpetrators at this point butt apparently there had been a confrontation between the two groups earlier.Early reports indicate that the wounds, while serious, do not appear to be life-threatening to the body.Even so the whole affair is enough to make a grown man cry.I sure hope they clear this mess on Capital Hill up quickly so we can get back to waging the war...
  • EXCLUSIVE Crysis: Boehner Plots to Stick as Speaker Until December!

    10/08/2015 7:39:10 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 44 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 8 Oct 2015 | Patrick Howley
    WASHINGTON Some on Capitol Hill believe that House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) is going to attempt to remain in his position through mid-December. The election to replace outgoing Boehner was unexpectedly and indefinitely postponed Thursday after front-runner and current Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) pulled out of the race. Boehner has said that he plans to stay on as Speaker until a new Speaker is elected. That is a reversal from his previous decision to resign from Congress and the Speakership on Oct. 30. If Boehner tries to stay in office past Oct. 30, his previously scheduled...
  • Louie Gohmert: Boehner Postponed Speaker Vote Like Any Good Dictator Would

    10/08/2015 9:57:46 PM PDT · by amorphous · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8 Oct 2015 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Rep. Louie Gohmert blasted John Boehner for his decision to postpone the Republicans vote for the next House speaker, saying he acted like any good dictator would because he wants to choose his own successor. It actually pointed to the reason we need a new speaker, and that is because its like he feels he has to pick a successor, like any good dictator would, the Texas Republican said in comments to TheBlaze Thursday night after House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy abruptly took himself out of the running as GOP members gathered for the secret-ballot vote. But this is not...
  • Report: Boehner phones Paul Ryan, asks him to run for Speakeror he might stay on as Speaker himself

    10/08/2015 9:21:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 8, 2015 | Allahpundit
    This makes three top House Republicans whove endorsed Ryan in the last two days as a potential uniting force. Yesterday it was Trey Gowdy: To me, just speaking as one member, the smartest kid in the class is Paul Ryan, Gowdy said. If I had one draft choice and I was starting a new country, I would draft Paul to run it. Not because I agree with him on everything, but because hes super, super smart. And when someone is super, super smart and is not interested, that tells you something. It tells me a lot. This morning, after hed...
  • Rock bottom? Things could get worse for House GOP

    10/08/2015 6:39:35 PM PDT · by 100American · 55 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/8/15 7:02 PM | BYRON YORK
    But Boehner's retirement announcement like McCarthy, he sprung it on a surprised world didn't resolve any of the conflicts inside the GOP conference. Many of that core 30-40 member group of the most assertive conservatives saw McCarthy as more of the same. And they realized, again, that if they voted as a bloc against leadership, McCarthy couldn't become speaker. And why should he asked the conservative rebels, who like everyone else watched as public approval of GOP leaders went down and down. "When 72 percent of Republican voters disapprove of the congressional leadership it's hard to simply promote...
  • Breaking: John Boehner has agreed to stay on as Speaker

    10/08/2015 6:25:48 PM PDT · by VictoryGal · 121 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/8/2015 | Bret Baier
    Having Talked to several senior aides on Capitol Hill (along with Chris Stirewalt and his sources on the Hill tied to the leadership) here is the picture that is beginning to form. Speaker John Boehner has agreed to stay on as Speaker--not just until the Caucus nominates someone --but, until that person can confirm 218 votes on the House floor (needed to take the Speakers gavel). Short of that Boehner will stay on for the rest of this Congress and steer legislation that is pending.
  • Ted Cruz for House speaker?

    10/08/2015 5:24:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 8, 2015 | Rebecca Kaplan
    With the news that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-California, has dropped his bid for House speaker, the Republican conference is scrambling to find a new leader. Although speakers have always been members of the House of Representatives, it is in fact not a requirement written in the Constitution. Article I, Section 2 Clause 5 reads: "The House of Representatives shall chuse [sic] their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment." On a few occasions, lawmakers have voted for someone who isn't a member. Last January, when John Boehner was elected to serve as speaker...
  • Boehner: I Will Serve as Speaker Until The House Votes to Elect a New Speaker

    10/08/2015 3:31:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    cns news ^ | 10/8/15 | CNSNews.com Staff
    (CNSNews.com) - Following House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthys (R.-Calif.) surprise announcement today that he was withdrawing from the contest to become the next speaker of the House, incumbent House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) issued a statement saying that he would remain as speaker until a new speaker is elected. Boehner indicated that he was confident that would be in the coming weeks. However, Boehner did not announce a date on which the House would hold a vote to elect a new speaker. After Leader McCarthys announcement, members of the House Republican Conference will not vote today for a new cpeaker,...
  • John Boehner says he will stay as House speaker until successor elected

    10/08/2015 1:30:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday he will stay in the top post in the House of Representatives until his successor is elected, adding that he would announce the date of that vote later. "We will announce the date for this election at a later date, and Im confident we will elect a new speaker in the coming weeks," the Ohio Republican said in a statement released after the surprise withdrawal of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy from the race.
  • Boehner to Stay On as Speaker Until Election

    10/08/2015 11:27:43 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 105 replies
    weekly standard ^ | october 8, 2015 | michael warren
    After Leader McCarthys announcement, members of the House Republican Conference will not vote today for a new Speaker. As I have said previously, I will serve as Speaker until the House votes to elect a new Speaker. We will announce the date for this election at a later date, and Im confident we will elect a new Speaker in the coming weeks. Our conference will work together to ensure we have the strongest team possible as we continue to focus on the American peoples priorities.
  • John Boehner exit: Anyone can run for House speaker, even you

    10/08/2015 9:52:47 AM PDT · by Chgogal · 29 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | Septmeber 25, 2015 | Peter Grier
    Who can replace Speaker of the House John Boehner, who announced Friday hes quitting? Almost anyone. Maybe even you. This isnt a comment on the job Representative Boehner has or has not done in his role as leader of his legislative chamber. Its meant to illustrate a little-known fact: Under the Constitution, the speaker does not have to be a member of the House. He or she doesnt have to be an elected lawmaker or government official. The speaker can be an ordinary, private citizen. In fact, there really are not any legal restrictions on qualifications for that office. The...
  • GOP schism not new, still a factor

    10/07/2015 5:54:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | October 6, 2015 | Jack Torry and Jessica Wehrman
    In 1952, the combatants were Dwight Eisenhower and Sen. Robert Taft of Ohio. In 1964, it was Barry Goldwater and Nelson Rockefeller. Today, they are outgoing House Speaker John Boehner and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. All have been at the center of an endless struggle that has roiled Republicans for decades as conservatives attempt to yank the party to the political right while more moderate or establishment Republicans try their best to nudge their way toward the center. In the vivid glare of an intense presidential race, party conservatives such as Cruz and Rep. Jim Jordan of Urbana are...
  • BREAKING: GotNews.com Hit With Cease & Desist Letter For McCarthy-Ellmers Affair Story

    10/07/2015 3:15:03 PM PDT · by blueyon · 64 replies
    Gotnews.com ^ | 10/07/15 | Charles C. Johnson
    "BREAKING: GotNews.com Hit With Cease & Desist Letter For McCarthy-Ellmers Affair Story" GotNews.com has been hit with a cease and desist letter from the counsel of Congresswoman Renee Ellmers amid allegations of her own martial infidelity. GotNews.com stands by its story regarding the DC, NC, and Bakersfield rumors regarding an alleged affair between Congresswoman Renee Ellmers and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. We look forward to the opportunity to avail ourselves of deposition with seated members of congress should it come to that. The letter, reproduced here, was written by Thomas A. Farr, an attorney from Ogletree Deakins, a white shoe...
  • McCarthys pledge to conservatives: Im not John Boehner

    10/07/2015 9:43:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 7, 2015 12:19 PM EDT | Erica Werner
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is making a promise to conservative Republican lawmakersIm not John Boehneras he seeks their support to replace Boehner as speaker. [] I think McCarthys pitch was Im not John Boehner, Im going to run things differently, Im my own man, said Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas. And I think thats a case that he does have to make. One of the things I hear all the time from my constituents back in Texas is we dont want John Boehner 2.0.