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  • U2's Bono lobbies US Senate for 'Marshall Plan' in the Middle East

    04/12/2016 3:25:43 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 46 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/12/16 | ATRICIA ZENGERLE, LESLEY WROUGHTON / REUTERS
    U2 lead singer Bono joined diplomats and aid experts on Tuesday to appeal for US Senate support for a "Marshall Plan" to provide aid to the Middle East much like the massive relief the United States provided for Europe after World War Two. "Aid in 2016 is not charity; it is national security," the rock star, who is also an active anti-poverty campaigner, testified to the Senate subcommittee that oversees foreign aid. "It could be the best bulwark we have against violent extremism," Bono said.
  • 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 confidant likens conservatives to right-wing Marxists

    09/18/2015 5:26:00 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 16 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 9/17/2015 | Bob Livingston
    had planned to comment today about Wednesday’s GOP debate. But after watching it I thought, “What’s the use in devoting a whole column to it when it can be summed up in a couple of paragraphs?” The military-industrial complex should feel secure. Regardless of which faux-conservative takes the nomination, more money to the MIC and more wars are in our future. For a while there, I wasn’t sure whether I was watching a campaign for U.S. president or Israel prime minister; and for some of the candidates I’m still not sure (Huckabee, Cruz, Rubio, Christie, particularly). But overall, there was...
  • Trump Gives a Glimpse of the Golden Arrow Targeted Toward McConnell/Donohue’s Achilles Heel...

    08/15/2015 11:32:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 129 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 15, 2015 | Sundance
    First, an admission: I have seriously underestimated Donald Trump. After spending more than three years tracking the construct of the GOPe strategy to elect Jeb Bush, and having lost the most single important battle in May 2014 to stop it, I was deflated and disenfranchised. Few were willing to accept the road-map and sheer level of Machiavellian strategy deployed by the professional political class. Every single prediction (tripwire) which stems from understanding the construct was triggered in the exact sequence. We resigned ourselves to the outlook that Tom Donohue, Mitch McConnell and their team were going to pull it off....
  • Boehner wants review of Confederate symbols in U.S. Capitol

    07/09/2015 10:02:18 AM PDT · by Bobby_Taxpayer · 56 replies
    WaPo ^ | 9 Jul 2015 | Paul Kane
    House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) called Thursday for an informal bipartisan group to review matters related to Confederate memorabilia in the U.S. Capitol, cutting off an unexpected, racially tinged debate over the “Stars and Bars” that had consumed the House floor. Boehner sidelined legislation that would provide annual funds for the Interior Department after Southern lawmakers pushed to get a vote that would allow for brief displays and sales of the flag in veterans cemeteries and national parks.
  • While Your Attention Was Diverted to Charleston, House Passed Unconstitutional TPA

    06/20/2015 6:30:18 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 28 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 6/19/2015 | Tim Brown
    I admit that there are always things that seem to be used in order to cover up other things that are being done. Last week the House shot down the Trade Adjustment Assistance bill, but passed the Trade Promotion Authority (both are unconstitutional). With the coverage of the Charleston Church shooting in South Carolina, the House advanced the TPA again, and this time it passed. In a 218-208 vote (previous vote was 219-211), with 28 Democrats and 50 Republicans voting in favor of the bill, the House advanced the fast track bill which would illegally delegate authority to the Executive...
  • ... How Far Rush Limbaugh Thinks the ‘Republican Establishment’ May Go to ‘Get Rid of the Tea Party’

    12/17/2013 5:53:14 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 93 replies
    www.theBlaze.com ^ | Dec. 16, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    THIS IS HOW FAR RUSH LIMBAUGH THINKSTHE ‘REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHMENT’ MAY GO TO‘GET RID IF THE TEA PARTY’ Dec. 16, 2013 11:00pm, Jason Howerton Rush Limbaugh on Monday speculated that the“Republican establishment may in fact be so desirous of getting rid of the Tea Party as its base,they may be willing to lose some elections in order to get rid of their baseand put up a new base.” The conservative radio host also referenced a story on the Drudge Report indicating thatHouse Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is claimingthat House Majority Leader John Boehner told herto wait next year for immigration...
  • Boehner, Cantor chastise Rep. King drug-runner comment

    07/25/2013 3:46:21 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 23 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 7/24/2013 | UPI Staff
    Top House Republicans chastised Rep. Steve King, R-IA, for saying some children brought to the country illegally by their parents become drug-runners. Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday King's comments were "wrong" and could overwhelm House Republican efforts to overhaul immigration laws, Politico reported. "There can be honest disagreements about policy without using hateful language," Boehner said in a statement Tuesday. "Everyone needs to remember that." House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the No. 2 House Republican, said he "strongly" disagreed with King's "characterization of the children of immigrants and finds the comments inexcusable." Cantor is working on a bill that would...
  • GOP defies Boehner on special Benghazi panel

    05/14/2013 3:56:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/14/2013 | Molly K. Hooper
    House Republican members are defying Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and five committee chairmen by endorsing a measure that would set up a special panel to investigate the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya. A growing number of members on the committees with jurisdiction over the Benghazi matter — Intelligence, Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform, Armed Services and Foreign Affairs — have signed onto Rep. Frank Wolf’s (R-Va.) resolution. Boehner and the chairmen of those committees do not support the legislation. Instead, they have worked together to investigate the Obama administration’s handling of the Sept. 11, 2012 assault. Despite that resistance, Wolf...
  • Pictured: The Jamaican-born Fiancé of John Boehner's Daughter - Who Has Been Arrested For....

    04/25/2013 6:45:50 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 114 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | April 25, 2013
    Pictured: The Jamaican-born Fiancé of John Boehner's Daughter - Who Has Been Arrested For Possessing Marijuana 25 April 2013 This is the Jamaican-born fiancé of House Speaker John Boehner's daughter, pictured just weeks before their upcoming nuptials. The construction worker was spotted enjoying a McDonalds in Florida recently, with his dreadlocks piled high on his head underneath a knitted cap. Dominic Lakhan, 38, has been arrested for possessing marijuana in the past. This may not have gone down well with Boehner - who is a staunch opponent to legalizing the drug. Lindsay Marie Boehner, 35, is set to marry Lakhan...
  • No Escape: 'Serious' NYT Weiner Profile Includes Hilarious Joke

    04/10/2013 10:49:37 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 10, 2013 | P.J. Gladnick
    There is just no escape from the Weiner jokes. Apparently former congressman Anthony Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, granted the New York Times Magazine a long interview with the intent of preparing the public for a new post-tweet exposure scandal campaign for public office, most likely for New York mayor. However, if Weiner  thought he could put the scandal, and the jokes, behind him he would be wrong. Although the extended profile of over 8300 words written by Jonathan Van Meter was mostly sympathetic, it just couldn't resist repeating an absolutely hilarious Weiner joke as told by former DNC...
  • "Shotgun Joe" ... Shooter Takes VP Joe Biden’s Advice — and Lands in Trouble with Cops

    03/02/2013 1:09:40 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Shooter takes VP Joe Biden’s advice — and lands in trouble with cops Vice President Joseph R. Biden told a Field & Stream reporter in a published report on Monday that if “you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door.” That same day, a 22-year-old man in Virginia Beach, Va., did just that — and was charged with reckless handling of a firearm. WAVY 10 reported that the man was in his bedroom when two armed masked men leaned through the window and warned him to close the bedroom door. The 22-year-old...
  • John Kerry Makes Up New Country: Kyrzakhstan

    02/25/2013 8:21:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 25, 2013 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    According to The Telegraph, Kerry seemed to confuse the country of Kyrgyzstan with its northern neighbor, Kazakhstan: The State Department kindly omitted the error in the official transcript of Wednesday’s speech, which Kerry delivered on the eve of his first foreign trip as secretary of state. Kerry’s flub was all the more awkward, because Kyrgyzstan is a key ally in the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan and a major recipient of US aid, which totalled $41 million (£27 million) in 2011.Washington has actively promoted democratic development in the country since pro-democracy revolutions topped strongmen in 2005 and 2010, leading to free...
  • Boehner: Obama’s Goal Is To 'Annihilate' The Republican Party (reaction to inaugural address)

    01/23/2013 3:53:04 PM PST · by drewh · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/23/13 02:48 PM ET | By Jonathan Easley
    Speaker John Boehner said he believes the primary goal of President Obama’s second term is to “annihilate the Republican Party.” “Given what we heard yesterday about the president’s vision for his second term, it’s pretty clear to me that he knows he can’t do any of that as long as the House is controlled by Republicans,” Boehner said in a speech Tuesday to The Ripon Society. “So we’re expecting over the next 22 months to be the focus of this administration as they attempt to annihilate the Republican Party. “And let me just tell you, I do believe that is...
  • House agrees payroll tax deal as Republicans cave in to Obama

    12/22/2011 2:32:54 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 216 replies · 3+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday 22 December 2011 | Ewen MacAskill
    House speaker John Boehner is set to sign an offer from Obama to accelerate negotiations. Republicans in the House of Representatives have capitulated in the showdown over the payroll tax, handing Barack Obama an important victory going into election year. Under pressure from other senior Republicans for blocking a bill that would extend tax cuts to millions of Americans, the House speaker, John Boehner, is backing away from his insistence that any deal must cover a full year. A deal agreed by Republicans and Democrats in the Senate on Saturday covers two months, to allow further negotiations in January. It...
  • Nancy Pelosi CNN coverage 500 million people will lose their job every month (Yet she mocks Perry

    11/17/2011 11:43:59 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/4/2009 | nancypelosi2009
    Nancy Pelosi: Dumber than soap. Nancy claims that we lose 500 million American jobs each month we don't pass her $1 trillion pork barrel spending boondoogle.
  • Boehner, House Honor Charlie Rangel Despite His Questionable Past

    09/24/2011 5:16:15 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | 9/23/2011 | Christian Gomez
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and other House leaders paid tribute to Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) on September 22, despite the fact that he was overwhelmingly censured by the House less than a year ago for ethics violations and has a history of courtship with Soviet and Communist subversive activities. In December 2010, when the House was controlled by the Democratic majority of the 111th Congress, Democrats and Republicans overwhelmingly voted 333-79 to censure Congressman Rangel with regard to unpaid taxes on property he owned in the Dominican Republican, other hidden assets, and for improper use of the his campaign...
  • House doesn’t vote on GOP debt bill

    07/29/2011 1:40:05 AM PDT · by tennmountainman · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 7-9-11 | Stephen Dinan and Sean Lengell
    Lacking enough support to pass their debt-limit bill, House Republican leaders postponed a scheduled vote Thursday and were working feverishly behind closed doors to try to round up votes, though the delay further complicates matters as all sides struggle to beat an Aug. 2 deadline. The leaders had brought the bill to the floor and the debate had been raging for more than two hours Thursday afternoon when Republicans abruptly halted the proceedings midstream and pivoted to other, non-controversial business.
  • House GOP yanks debt-limit bill

    07/26/2011 6:50:31 PM PDT · by tennmountainman · 41 replies
    Politico ^ | 7-26-11 | AKE SHERMAN & JOHN BRESNAHAN
    House Republicans delayed by at least a day a floor vote on their package to raise the debt ceiling, the latest challenge facing Speaker John Boehner and GOP leaders as they try to avoid a default on the nation’s debt. The decision to move the vote to Thursday or beyond came after the Congressional Budget Office reported late Tuesday night that the package Boehner crafted would only reduce deficits by $850 billion, $150 billion short of the speaker’s goal of $ 1 trillion in budget and spending cuts.
  • Tea Party Nation says Boehner's time's run out

    06/02/2011 7:36:28 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 2011-05-20
    'We cannot fight Obama when we have to fight those who are supposed to be allies.' BY BOB UNRUH The Tea Party Nation, one of the largest groups in the tea party movement that rocked the 2010 elections, ejecting California Rep. Nancy Pelosi from her seat of power and electing a Republican majority in the U.S. House, earlier said that new Republican House Speaker John Boehner should be replaced because of his unwillingness to crack the whip on federal spending. Now Tea Party Nation leaders say they can't wait that long to seek his exit. "Three months ago, TPN called...