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  • Freep a Poll! (Should Boehner bring immigration reform to a vote in the House?)

    05/31/2014 6:08:19 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5-30-14 | Washington Post
    Should Speaker of the House John Boehner bring immigration reform to a vote in the House? Yes No
  • Boehner to have ‘minor’ back procedure (spine??)

    04/30/2014 1:33:18 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 49 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 4/30/14 | Russell Berman
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is having a “minor, unscheduled” medical procedure to address recurring back problems, spokesman Michael Steel said Wednesday. Boehner, 64, was in the Capitol on Tuesday and not in any obvious discomfort when speaking to reporters. Steel would not provide further details on his procedure. The Speaker had been scheduled to attend a Holocaust remembrance ceremony in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall, where congressional leaders are dedicating a tree in honor of Anne Frank. Boehner’s back problems date to when he tended his family’s bar as a young man, and he had surgery at the Cleveland Clinic about...
  • Boehner concedes ACA repeal ‘isn’t the answer’

    04/25/2014 12:17:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 04/25/14 08:43 AM | Steve Benen
    Three weeks ago, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) responded with a simple message to the news that Affordable Care Act enrollment had exceeded expectations: “House Republicans will continue to work to repeal this law.” Three weeks later, it appears even Boehner doesn’t believe Boehner’s bluster. […] … Boehner specifically told his audience, “(To) repeal Obamacare … isn’t the answer. The answer is repeal and replace. The challenge is that Obamacare is the law of the land. It is there and it has driven all types of changes in our health care delivery system. You can’t recreate an insurance market overnight.”...
  • Report: Boehner 'Hellbent' on Passing Amnesty This Year

    04/18/2014 8:22:31 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 50 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.
  • Tea Party steps up war of words against Boehner over budget vote

    12/15/2013 4:19:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 14, 2013
    Tea party activists are pushing back hard against Speaker John Boehner for attacking conservative groups that are opposed to bipartisan budget legislation approved this week by the House, claiming he has “declared war on the Tea Party” with his blunt criticism. In a fundraising email to supporters, Tea Party Patriots referred to the Ohio Republican as a “ruling class politician” who only pretends to be a conservative while remaining a “tax-and-spend liberal,” The Hill reported Friday. The group, which supported efforts to defund the Affordable Care Act, accused Boehner of passing a “back-room budget deal which increases discretionary spending, does...
  • Boehner: I Was ‘Pushed…into this Fight to Defund Obamacare;’ It Wasn’t My Idea

    12/13/2013 9:15:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 104 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 13, 2013 - 11:32 AM | Craig Bannister
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) says he was “pushed…into this fight to defund Obamacare” and that those who pushed him “never really thought it would work.” In his weekly press conference yesterday, Rep. Boehner said defunding Obamacare wasn’t his idea, but that of conservative groups—and he doesn’t care what they do next. …
  • Boehner signs on to ‘Obamacare’ (website) after delay, tweet

    11/21/2013 5:53:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 21, 2013 7:24 PM EST
    Being speaker of the House doesn’t make it any easier to sign up for health care coverage using the troubled federal website. Just ask John Boehner. … At one point Thursday, Boehner tweeted his frustration—“Guess I’ll just have to keep trying”—along with photos of himself at a computer and the error message he says he received. The House speaker has 583,000 followers on Twitter. Nearly an hour after his tweet, Boehner received an email confirming he was signed up, his spokesman said. …
  • Under Boehner: Debt Up $3T Under 3 Yrs—Enough to Buy Every Household 3 Yrs Tuition at State College

    10/20/2013 9:47:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 20, 2013 - 11:28 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Since John Boehner became speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 5, 2011, the debt of the federal government has increased by $3,064,063,380,067.72. That is more than the total federal debt accumulated in the first 200 years of the U.S. Congress—during the terms of the first 48 speakers of the House. It also equals about $26,722 for each of the 114,663,000 households the Census Bureau estimates are now in the United States. The $26,722 in new debt per household accumulated under Speaker Boehner would have been more than enough to buy every household in the United States a...
  • Boxer: EPA will return to full strength as quickly as possible after shutdown

    10/16/2013 12:40:24 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 36 replies
    thehill.com ^ | October 16, 2013 | Julian Hattem
    The head of the Senate panel overseeing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said that the agency’s chief is committed to restarting its operations as soon as possible once the government shutdown ends. “Knowing Gina McCarthy the way I do, Administrator McCarthy, she will get up and running as fast as she can,” Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said at a press conference on Wednesday. “And knowing the workers as well as I know them, they care deeply," she added. "Their morale is low, but they know that America is behind them." Boxer’s comments came as House and Senate leadership was scrambling...
  • Boehner Won’t Really Defund Obamacare: Goal “Is Not to Shut Down the Gov’t”

    09/10/2013 2:11:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 10, 2013 - 12:15 PM | Susan Jones
    The only real chance of blocking Obamacare is for Congress to pass a continuing resolution that deprives it of money, even though a government shutdown would be the likely result. But that appears to be a step too far for some Republicans, including House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). “Listen, our goal here is not to shut down the government,” Boehner told reporters on Tuesday. “Our goal is to cut spending and to stop Obamacare. And I believe that the strategy that was outlined to members this morning accomplishes that.” Press reports say the Republican strategy calls for the House to...
  • Boehner endorses push for citizenship for children of illegal immigrants

    07/17/2013 5:51:56 PM PDT · by Qbert · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/17/13 | Russell Berman
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday offered an endorsement for a proposal to grant citizenship to children who were brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents. “This is about basic fairness,” Boehner said one week after convening a two-hour meeting to discuss immigration with his conference. “These children were brought here of no accord of their own, and frankly they’re in a very difficult position,” he said. “And I think many of our members believe that this issue needs to be addressed.” Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) are crafting a bill to...
  • Behind closed doors, Boehner pushes immigration action

    07/10/2013 1:27:52 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 88 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/10/13 | JAKE SHERMAN, SEUNG MIN KIM and JOHN BRESNAHAN
    Speaker John Boehner told Republicans that the internal debate over immigration reform is an “important conversation,” as the House GOP kicked off its closed-door meeting Wednesday afternoon. Boehner said the House will “not” take up the Senate-passed bill, but said members must do something to address the issue, according to sources inside the room. Majority Leader Eric Cantor, harkening back to when President Barack Obama first took office, said Republicans need to have a counter offer, just like their alternative to the stimulus.
  • Will Boehner Lose His Speakership Over Immigration Reform? ‘Maybe,’ He Says

    06/18/2013 10:40:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 18, 2013 - 11:34 AM | Elizabeth Harrington
    John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he might lose his job as House speaker over immigration reform, but he insisted he will not bring a bill to the House floor that does not have majority support of both Republicans and Democrats. Following the Republican conference meeting on Tuesday, Boehner was asked: “Rep. Rohrabacher said that if you bring immigration reform to the floor without the support of the GOP conference you will lose your job (as speaker). Do you think that’s accurate?” “Maybe,” Boehner said after a long pause, to laughter from reporters. …
  • John Boehner Knocks Obama IRS Targeting Defense as ‘Inconceivable'

    06/11/2013 7:43:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 11, 2013 | by Abby D. Phillip
    It’s “inconceivable” that President Obama was unaware that the IRS was targeting conservative groups, House Speaker John Boehner said today. “It would be inconceivable in my operation that my staff would know it and I wouldn’t,” the Ohio Republican told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on “Good Morning America.” “It just doesn’t pass the straight-face test. How could – how can your chief of staff – your general counsel know, and you not know?” Obama has said that he first found out about the outcome of an inspector general audit when the report was released publicly, but his aides say they...
  • Boehner’s Congratulatory News Release Labels Rep. Dingell (D) As a Republican

    06/08/2013 1:45:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 7, 2013 - 11:31 AM | Susan Jones
    Rep. John Dingell, now 86 years old, on Friday became the longest-serving member of Congress. In a congratulatory news release, the office of House Speaker John Boehner’s office originally identified the liberal Democrat from Michigan as an “R.” …
  • Boehner Says Prison Time Possible in IRS Scandal

    05/15/2013 9:12:07 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/15/13 | Kristina Peterson and Janet Hook
    House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) suggested Wednesday that government officials might deserve prison time as a result of the Internal Revenue Service’s scrutiny of conservative groups. -snip- “Clearly someone violated the law,” Mr. Boehner said. “There are laws in place to prevent this type of abuse. Someone made a conscious decision to harass and to hold up these requests for tax-exempt status. I think we need to know who they are.”
  • 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...
  • GOP Benghazi report blames Clinton

    04/23/2013 1:52:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/23/13 | Julian Pecquet
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Tuesday unveiled a report on last's year attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that blames then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for lapses in security. The 46-page report by the five committees of jurisdiction concludes that reductions in security levels prior to the attack that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were approved at the highest levels of the State Department, including by Clinton herself. The report also concludes that talking points from the intelligence community were altered to protect the State Department from criticism of inadequate security levels.
  • Conservatives concerned Boehner could build coalition with Dems on hot-button bills

    04/17/2013 9:50:04 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 17, 2013 | By Joseph Weber
    House Speaker John Boehner is being pressed by the conservative wing of the Republican Party not to allow a vote on major pieces of legislation -- from gun control to immigration -- without majority Republican support, after recent signals that he could be open to building a coalition with Democrats. Tea Party favorite and second-term Rep. Tim Huelskamp is among the most recent to express concern, saying Tuesday that Boehner “assured us” that he'd seek a majority Republican coalition before proceeding on controversial bills.
  • Boehner to GOP: Our Tactical Plan Against Obama Worked

    03/29/2013 4:14:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 29 Mar 2013 09:03 AM | Lisa Barron and Dan Weil
    Speaker John Boehner told fellow House Republicans in an Easter week memo that his decision to allow the sequestration cuts to take effect has forced President Barack Obama and the Democrats to confront economic issues they have long been avoiding. “We forged a new tactical plan that focused on using our limited leverage to maximum effect in support of the reforms needed to support economic growth and job creation for all Americans,” Boehner wrote in the memo distributed to House Republicans on Thursday. … The memo noted that GOP efforts had forced Senate Democrats to produce their own budget plan...
  • Boehner Says He 'Absolutely' Trusts Obama

    03/19/2013 9:15:00 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 42 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 17, 2013 | Staff
    House Speaker John Boehner says he "absolutely" trusts President Barack Obama — not that they don't have their differences. Boehner tells ABC's "This Week" that the two have a good relationship and that they're "open with each other ... honest with each other." But the Ohio lawmaker says they're trying to bridge some big differences. One issue they agree on: The U.S. doesn't have an immediate crisis in terms of debt. Some conservatives criticized Obama when he said last week that the country doesn't have an immediate debt crisis. Boehner says a debt crisis does loom in the years ahead...
  • Ending long break, White House and Republicans renew budget talks

    02/22/2013 1:36:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:04pm EST | Mark Felsenthal
    After weeks without talks on the U.S. budget crisis, President Barack Obama called Republican leaders on Thursday to discuss the harsh “sequestration” cuts to government spending due to begin in just over a week. In what might be just the start of long negotiations to prevent the $85 billion in cuts, Obama spoke to House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. The conversations were “good,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said, but he declined to provide details. A McConnell spokesman said it was the first outreach from Obama since the New Year’s Eve “fiscal cliff”...
  • Eleventh Hour: Speaker Boehner Moves to the Right(Will "Weepy" "Survive"?)

    01/03/2013 7:33:45 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Jan 2013 | by Matthew Boyle
    The Speaker of the House will be elected today and some conservatives believe they have the votes necessary to oust John Boehner. In an appearance on CNBC, American Majority Action spokesman Ron Meyer said there are more than 20 House Republicans willing to vote for someone other than Boehner on Thursday when the 113th Congress convenes to elect a Speaker. Another source from a different organization has similarly confirmed that more than 20 have planned to oppose Boehner.
  • GOP unlikely to oust Boehner as speaker of the House (so saith establishment)

    12/30/2012 12:56:44 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/29/12 1:50 PM EST | Updated: 12/29/12 11:02 PM EST | JAKE SHERMAN and JOHN BRESNAHAN
    It’s a truth that fire-breathing conservatives will have to handle: John Boehner isn’t going anywhere as speaker of the House. … When Boehner walks onto the House floor on Jan. 3, there’s an outside chance he‘ll see low double-digit defections—and those in and around his camp recognize it. The speaker’s fate has become a much-discussed topic as the fiscal cliff approaches and the Senate conducts last-minute talks this weekend—so far without a deal—to avoid across-the-board tax hikes. But even staunch conservatives admit what’s become abundantly clear within the House Republican Conference. “John Boehner is our speaker,” said Rep. Jason Chaffetz...
  • Reid: House ‘Being Operated With A Dictatorship Of The Speaker’

    12/27/2012 10:16:24 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 30 replies
    AP via C "BS" ^ | December 27, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) – A last-gasp effort Thursday to avoid automatic tax increases and spending cuts got off on the same convulsive, partisan tone that marked congressional attempts to resolve the impasse before lawmakers left Washington to go home for Christmas. With a Dec. 31 deadline for an agreement to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff” rapidly approaching, leaders in each party demanded the other side take the initiative. The new flare-up happened despite a round of calls that President Barack Obama made to congressional leaders by phone Wednesday night from Hawaii before he boarded Air Force One to head home from...
  • Some urge Boehner: Let Dems pass fiscal cliff bill

    12/26/2012 8:11:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 25, 2012 11:27 AM EST | Charles Babington
    In case the public weren’t frustrated enough over Congress’ failure to resolve the “fiscal cliff,” consider this: lawmakers probably could enact a compromise quickly and easily if Republican leaders let Democrats provide most of the votes.That would give Democrats a bigger voice in the bargain, of course, which the Republican-led House is loath to do. That’s why about 10 percent of the House’s members—staunch anti-tax conservatives—were able to thwart Speaker John Boehner’s bid to pass a narrowly crafted bill that might have strengthened his bargaining hand. … It’s not known how many House Republicans would vote to avert the “fiscal...
  • Conservatives urge GOP leaders to be bold, prepare to go over cliff

    12/24/2012 11:52:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/23/12 06:00 AM ET | Erik Wasson
    Conservative activists who helped doom Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) “Plan B” say Republicans must be prepared to go over the fiscal cliff to force President Obama to reach a deal that includes no tax hikes. … “I think Obama is very mindful of his legacy and is horrified of going over the cliff,” said Andy Roth of the Club for Growth. “Going over the cliff might be a signal that needs to be sent to the president, that he needs to play ball.” … “I think it is certainly better to go over the fiscal cliff than to have the...
  • “Fiscal cliff” leaves Boehner a wounded speaker

    12/23/2012 2:15:06 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 22, 2012 9:09 AM EST | Alan Fram
    John Boehner is a bloodied House speaker following the startling setback that his own fractious Republican troops dealt him in their “fiscal cliff” struggle against President Barack Obama. There’s plenty of internal grumbling about the Ohio Republican, especially among conservatives, and lots of buzzing about whether his leadership post is in jeopardy. But it’s uncertain whether any other House Republican has the broad appeal to seize the job from Boehner or whether his embarrassing inability to pass his own bill preventing tax increases on everyone but millionaires is enough to topple him. “No one will be challenging John Boehner as...
  • Boehner: I’m Not Afraid of Losing My Speakership

    12/21/2012 6:26:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 21, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) said on Friday that he was not afraid of losing his speakership in the aftermath of the stunning defeat dealt to him on Thursday evening by House conservatives who refused to vote for his “Plan B” proposal to increase the income tax rate on income over $1 million. When a reporter asked Boehner at a Capitol press conference whether he should be concerned about losing his speakership, Boehner said, “No, I’m not.” “Listen, you’ve all heard me say this, and I’ve told my colleagues this, if you do the right things every day for the...
  • Norquist Defends Boehner’s Leadership

    12/15/2012 3:16:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 14, 2012 | Melanie Hunter
    Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist defended the leadership of House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday during an appearance on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal,” after a caller suggested the speaker has been in Congress too long and recommended Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) as a better replacement. … Norquist defended Boehner’s leadership, saying the Ohio Republican was successful at “holding all the Republicans together.” …
  • Boehner: “Zero” Chance Obama Would’ve Given Bush Unlimited Borrowing Power

    12/13/2012 4:01:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 13, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said there was “zero” chance that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and then-Sen. Barack Obama would have supported giving President George W. Bush the power to unilaterally raise the debt ceiling, as they propose giving the chief executive today. … “Do you think that Senator Reid or then-Senator Obama would have ever given to President George W. Bush the unlimited ability to raise the debt limit?” Boehner said. “They’re talking about doing it now,” a reporter replied. “I know they’re talking about doing it now,” Boehner said, jokingly. “Do you think there’s any chance...
  • House Conservatives: Blame for Fiscal Cliff ‘Rests Squarely on Boehner’s Shoulders’

    12/12/2012 11:54:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 12, 2012 | Patrick Burke
    House conservatives believe there is no good proposal put forth by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) or President Obama to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” and blame for the current Republican position “rests squarely” on Boehner’s shoulders. “Let’s do something that’s real unusual in this town. Let’s talk about accountability. I don’t care whoever you are. The position the speaker’s in right now—if there’s any blame to be placed, it’s squarely on his shoulders,” said Rep. Jeff Landry (R-La.). … “There’s no deal on the table from either side that is a good deal for the American people. Not one...
  • Huelskamp to Boehner: Give Me My Job Back

    12/10/2012 5:13:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 10 Dec 2012 04:15 PM | Bill Hoffmann
    One of four Republican lawmakers ousted from several key committees by House Speaker John Boehner last week for allegedly not toeing the party line is asking to be reinstated. … (Kansas Rep. Tim) Huelskamp, Michigan Rep. Justin Amash, and Arizona Rep. David Schweikert have asked Boehner for a written explanation of why they were banished. They also want to see any voting “scorecards” that may have factored in their ousters. …
  • Boehner, Obama Meet Face-to-Face on Fiscal Cliff

    12/09/2012 9:31:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec. 9, 2012 | David Kerley
    For the first time in more than three weeks, President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met face-to-face today at the White House to talk about avoiding the fiscal cliff. … The White House afternoon talks, conducted without cameras or any announcement until they were over, came as some Republicans were showing more flexibility about approving higher tax rates for the wealthy, one of the president’s demands to keep the country from the so-called fiscal cliff—a mixture of across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts that many economists say would send the country back into recession. “Let’s face it. He does...
  • “Cliff” talks seem to follow old script: public lines, private events differ

    12/07/2012 5:08:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | 7:03 PM EST, Fri December 7, 2012 | Deirdre Walsh
    High-level negotiations between the White House and Capitol Hill in times of divided government tend to follow a script. This year’s talks about how to avert the fiscal cliff, for the most part, appear to track a familiar line: The outside message from the top players is often different from what's happening on a parallel track inside the room where the final deal is being crafted. Publicly, both President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner continue to argue their positions on taxes and entitlement reforms, hoping they can win the public relations battle that frames their respective party as...
  • Deposed GOP lawmaker suggests he could vote against Boehner as Speaker (Boehner's Purge Scorecard)

    12/07/2012 8:13:21 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/7/12 | Daniel Strauss
    Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) suggested Friday he might not support Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) for Speaker. -snip- Amash and the other members kicked from the committees — Reps. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.), Walter Jones (R-N.C.), and David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) — are known for not supporting leadership on votes. Boehner told GOP lawmakers at a closed-door meeting this week that leaders would be watching their votes, participants said. Amash, who lost a spot on the House Budget Committee, urged Boehner to release the voting scorecard that led to the decision. "It's pretty clear that they had a scorecard and if you were...
  • OK how about THIS... (Vanity)

    12/07/2012 7:48:29 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 15 replies
    07 Dec 2012 | US Navy Vet
    OK here it is: 1. 17 GOP(real ones NOT RINOS/GOP-e)House members vote for Piglosi as Speaker(therefore FIRING Boner). 2. She gets to appoint ALL Committee Chairman BUT they ALL have a GOP Majority 2. EVERYTHING SHE(and GOP-e) puts forth is the House gets Voted DOWN! 3. We get to sit back pop popcorn and SMILE with sadistic GLEE!
  • Obama, Boehner staff resume cliff talks: WSJ (Boehner purge over; prepares to surrender to Obama)

    12/06/2012 2:17:56 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 12/6/12 | Robert Schroeder
    Negotiations about how to avoid the fiscal cliff have resumed between the staffs of President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
  • Fire Boehner: We Only Need 16 Votes to Depose Boehner

    12/06/2012 3:35:45 AM PST · by IbJensen · 48 replies
    Red State ^ | 12/5/2012 | Ned Ryun
    If conservatives want to keep the House and win the Senate, we need to fire John Boehner as speaker of the House. We only need 16 House votes to do it. As most conservatives know, Boehner and the House GOP Steering Committee decided to purge four conservative House members from their committee. Congressmen Justin Amash and Tim Huelskamp were removed from the House Budget Committee, and Congressmen David Schweikert and Walter Jones were cut from the Financial Services Committee. Amash, Huelskamp, and Schweikert were targeted because they were too fiscally conservative—all three have voted against Boehner’s debt ceiling hikes. Amash...
  • Conservatives bite back at House GOP leadership over purge (Boehner channels Stalin)

    12/05/2012 10:33:44 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 164 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 12/5/12 | Rachel Weiner
    Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) took a public shot at House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) Tuesday night, in the wake of a shake-up that knocked a small group of conservatives off prominent committees. Justin Amash ✔ @repjustinamash Still waiting for call from GOP leadership. Are they too embarrassed to explain they booted me for working to reduce debt? 4 Dec 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite Amash, a libertarian-leaning conservative, was taken off the House Budget Committee. Tea party-backed Rep. Tim Huelskamp (Kan.) was taken off Budget and Agriculture. Reps. Walter Jones (N.C.), a rare moderate, and David Schweikert (Ariz.) lost their spots on the...
  • Boehner Indicates GOP House May Fund Obama's 'Attack on Religious Liberty

    07/27/2012 8:34:49 PM PDT · by Free in Texas · 57 replies
    CNS News.com ^ | July 26, 2012 | By Jon Street
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) indicated Thursday that the Republican-controlled House of Representatives that he leads may go ahead and provide the Obama administration with the funding it needs to implement a regulation that earlier this year Boehner himself called "an unambiguous attack on religious freedom in our country." At a Capitol Hill press conference on Thursday, Boehner said he believes "resolving" the regulation's attack on religious liberty may not be something for Congress to deal with because he thinks it may be one of those policy goals that "can sometimes best be done [through] other than legislative avenues." Boehner did...
  • LITERARY AGENT RESPONDS TO ‘BORN IN KENYA’ OBAMA BIO: ‘NOTHING MORE THAN A FACT CHECKING ERROR’

    05/17/2012 2:59:13 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 174 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 05/17/12 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    The text editor of the 1991 literary agency booklet that described Barack Obama as “born in Kenya” said Thursday the line in question was “nothing more than a fact checking error.” Miriam Goderich issued a statement to the Political Wire saying the future president never suggested “in any way that he was born in Kenya and not Hawaii”: “You’re undoubtedly aware of the brouhaha stirred up by Breitbart about the erroneous statement in a client list Acton & Dystel published in 1991 (for circulation within the publishing industry only) that Barack Obama was born in Kenya. This was nothing more...
  • Man Claims Motorcycle Gave Him Permanent Boner!

    05/03/2012 8:06:57 AM PDT · by evilrooster · 23 replies
    ​Man Is Claiming His BMW Motorcycle Gave Him A Permanent Erection - - Business Insider "According to Torque News, Henry Wolf believes his BMW Motorcycle and Corbin Seat has caused him to have a permanent erection." A permanent erection lasting 20 months and counting has apparently led to Wolf’s inability to participate in sexual activity as a result of his condition.In a plea for relief (pun intended), Wolf filed suit in San Francisco court last week against BMW and Corbin for "lost wages, medical expenses, product liability and negligent infliction of emotional distress and 'general damage.He’s unable to participate in sexual activity?...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Democratic House Whip tells lawmakers that debt vote has been "postponed."

    07/28/2011 2:59:25 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 162 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Thursday, July 28, 2011
    GOP aide confirmed and said it would take place later Thursday evening.
  • GOP12.com: O'Reilly, Bachmann spar over debt ceiling

    07/12/2011 8:30:50 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 19 replies
    youtube video/BOR SHOW ^ | 7/12/2011 | youtube video/BOR SHOW
    Presidential nominee Bachmann does not fall in to the GOP /media politically correct must do's; as Obama, and sometimes wishy washy Boehner and Geithner say raising the debt ceiling must happen or the world will crumble. Bachmann risks the unpopular trend and sticks to her guns;getting badgered by OReilly for going against Boehner and the GOP. Go Bachmann! WATCH THE VIDEO
  • Saint Bono and His Endless Crusade

    07/06/2011 12:00:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 6, 2011 | Matt Patterson
    Don't you dare criticize the world's most perfect celebrity — or his charitable schemes.Wow. I make a living taking on corrupt unions and incompetent politicians, but I’ve never experienced the kind of vitriol like what I’ve received criticizing U2 lead singer Bono for his tireless and tiring political activism.The article in question, originally published in the Baltimore Sun, prompted representatives from Bono’s non-profit ONE campaign to pester the Sun, challenging me (unsuccessfully) on the facts. Now Maryland Senator Ben Cardin (D) is attacking me for daring to challenge St. Bono and the efficacy of ONE. Cardin accuses me of spreading...
  • URGENT ACTIVISM ALERT:Contact Speaker Boehner Re:Obama:War Egypt-Libya Hamas' Terrorist Support

    05/25/2011 1:10:12 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 32 replies
    Earlier post ^ | May 25, 2011
    PLEASE COPY AND PASTE BELOW AND E-MAIL OR FAX Speaker Boehner http://www.speaker.gov/contact/ FAX- 202-225-5117 Email:speakerboehner@mail.house.gov __________________________________________________________ Speaker Boehner, This is a plea for you to exercise your responsibility to control our rogue Administration and it’s arbitrary decision to use U.S. planes and arms against Khadaffi in Libya. The sixty days for Congressional approval have ended. The implications here are monumental and disastrous for our democratic republic. Our president, who is showing clear signs of becoming a traitor, has used his own simple judgement to turn the might of our military against another country, Obama’s enemy du jour. He does not...