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  • Conservative lawmakers secretly plot to oust John Boehner

    09/24/2014 6:18:49 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 9/24/14 | Scott Wong
    For months, several clusters of conservative lawmakers have been secretly huddling inside and outside the Capitol, plotting to oust John Boehner from the Speaker’s office when House Republicans regroup after the November elections. The strategy — for now — seems disorganized and fluid: Find a way to push the Speaker’s race to a second ballot, create turmoil in the conference, portray Boehner as highly vulnerable and offer up an alternative. ADVERTISEMENT The behind-the-scenes effort is taking place as Team Boehner is projecting confidence he will coast to a third term as Speaker, pointing to his unrivaled fundraising prowess and ability...
  • Boehner Parties in the Hamptons, Tells Joy Behar: 'I Am Obama's Best Friend'

    09/23/2014 1:04:09 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/23/14
    House Speaker John Boehner put comedienne Joy Behar in a headlock this weekend while in the Hamptons campaigning for Republican Lee Zeldin, telling the liberal former co-host of The View, “I am Obama’s best friend."
  • Boehner and Pelosi Unite to Pass Bill Funding Planned Parenthood, Obamacare, Syrian Revolutionaries

    09/20/2014 2:59:46 PM PDT · by chemicalman · 21 replies
    CNSNews ^ | September 17, 2014 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) joined forces early Wednesday evening as the House passed a continuing resolution that will fund the government after the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, and that will permit funding for Planned Parenthood (the nation's largest abortion provider), the entirety of Obamacare, and an amendment requested by President Barack Obama "to train and equip appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition." The bill passed 319 to 108 with four members not voting. But there were not enough Republican members to pass the bill without...
  • Boehner: 'There Was No Mocking'

    04/30/2014 9:01:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    cns news ^ | 4/30/14 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - At a news conference on Tuesday, House Speaker John Boehner said there had been "no mocking" in his much-publicized characterization last week of House Republican colleagues who oppose legislation that would give legal status to illegal aliens. "There was no mocking," Boehner said. "You all know me. You know, you tease the ones you love. But some people misunderstood what I had to say, and I wanted to make sure the members understood that the biggest impediment we have in moving immigration reform is that the American people don't trust the president to enforce or implement the law...
  • 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.”...
  • BOEHNER MOCKS COLLEAGUES ON IMMIGRATION

    04/24/2014 4:53:24 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | April24 | Drudge
    http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/politics/2014/04/24/boehner-mocks-colleagues-immigration-reform/8101699/ Link only
  • Something Obama and Boehner Finally Agree On ( immigration)

    02/27/2014 1:10:15 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 27,2014
    President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner had a rare one-on-one meeting at the White House this week, their first such gathering in more than a year. At his weekly news conference today, Boehner was asked what he and the president agreed on the most. "Immigration," Boehner said. "We had a very healthy conversation on immigration." When asked to elaborate, Boehner gave a long pause and finally said: "You asked a question and I gave you the answer." The rare common ground reached by the president and the House Speaker is unlikely to yield any reforms in the short term,...
  • John Boehner: The subject Obama and I most agreed on at our meeting yesterday was … immigration

    02/27/2014 1:49:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/27/2014 | AllahPundit
    I’m officially nervous but I’m not sure why. Boehner’s been doing this two-step, talking up immigration reform to reassure amnesty fans that it’s on his radar and then downplaying it to reassure conservatives, for years now. Maybe it’s the fact that he and The One huddled about it in a private White House meeting? Sounds important! Whether it really was or not.Maybe they were merely sharing a laugh over Pelosi’s “discharge petition” idea, a cheap and easy way to make it look to amnesty supporters like Democrats are driving a hard bargain before they inevitably end up voting for whatever...
  • For Obama and Boehner, just maybe, a way forward

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

    02/25/2014 7:25:21 AM PST · by areukiddingme1 · 78 replies
    Vanity | 25 February 2014 | areukiddingme1
    So Johnny is going to the White House today meet with dear leader; To get his marching orders, To give the dear leader his leg hump, To compare lies, or To start supporting obamacare. Why in the hell is he going? Is he going with any other rino's? Is Boehner scared about losing the speakership in 2014?
  • Gohmert: Famous Republican 'to be booted by January' [Boehner]

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

    02/13/2014 9:10:36 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    Hugh Hewitt.com ^ | February 13,2014 | Hugh Hewitt
    What the House GOP needs is discussed at length here. Short version: A new strategy and new leadership. Speaker John Boehner would be acting selflessly if he announced his intention of passing the gavel before the summer recess to whomever the GOP Conference selects. Such a move would allow for one of those famous D.C. “resets,” but whether it is Majority Leader Eric Cantor who replaces him or Jeb Hensarling or Tom Price, the change-over would allow a refocused and –crucially– energized House GOP to campaign with a new plan and a new face heading into the fall elections. The...
  • GOP to Push 'Clean' Debt Ceiling Increase (Boehner got the call from the blackmailer again!)

    02/11/2014 8:14:00 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/11/14 | Mike Flynn
    Just one day after unveiling a plan to link a lift in the debt ceiling to restoring cuts to military pensions, House Speaker John Boehner announced on Tuesday that he would push a "clean" debt ceiling increase. Under a "clean" bill, the nation's debt ceiling would increase without any corresponding spending cuts or policy changes. The new plan means Boehner likely will have to violate the long-standing "Hastert rule," where only legislation that has support from a majority of the GOP caucus is brought up for a vote. The "clean" debt ceiling increase will require a majority of Democrat support...
  • With Anger Building, Boehner Puts the Brakes on Amnesty

    02/06/2014 10:04:06 AM PST · by servo1969 · 101 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 2-6-2014 | Matthew Boyle & Jonathan Strong
    In an abrupt switch from his months of work to bring immigration reform back from life support, Speaker John Boehner told reporters today that the issue cannot move forward until President Obama proves he can be a trustworthy partner to implement the law as written. “There's widespread doubt about whether this administration can be trusted to enforce our laws. And it's going to be difficult to move any immigration legislation until that changes,” Boehner said. The change in tack comes after rank-and-file members pushed hard against action on the issue this year when immigration “principles” when unveiled at a retreat...
  • ‘Tea’ Cools, and House Speaker Boehner Is Back to Making Deals

    02/04/2014 7:18:08 AM PST · by kristinn · 28 replies
    McClatchy ^ | Tuesday, February 4, 2014 | David Lightman
    House Speaker John Boehner is making deals again. After three years of taking tough stands pushed by no-compromise tea party types _ positions that ultimately led to last fall’s partial government shutdown _ he’s returned to his roots as a conservative consensus-builder, and suddenly the House of Representatives is passing major bipartisan legislation. He remains on fragile ground. The Republicans he leads in the House are still fractured over some of the day’s biggest issues, notably immigration and federal spending. But he’s returning to his roots as a dealmaker, and the result is a House that’s moving toward compromise, and...
  • Boehner Delays Immigration Push

    02/06/2014 9:23:08 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 65 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/6/14 | Johathan Strong
    In an abrupt switch from his months of work to bring immigration reform back from life support, Speaker John Boehner told reporters today that the issue cannot move forward until President Obama proves he can be a trustworthy partner to implement the law as written. “There's widespread doubt about whether this administration can be trusted to enforce our laws. And it's going to be difficult to move any immigration legislation until that changes,” Boehner said. The change in tack comes after rank-and-file members pushed hard against immigration “principles” unveiled at a retreat last week and top immigration hawks had begun...
  • Speaker John Boehner: Any immigration legislation would be difficult to pass this year

    02/06/2014 9:11:55 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies
    WASHINGTON — Speaker John Boehner: Any immigration legislation would be difficult to pass this year.
  • Boehner: GOP immigration plan isn’t ‘amnesty’

    02/05/2014 6:10:27 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 2/4/14 | Benjy Sarlin
    House Speaker John Boehner is defending new Republican immigration principles from critics on the right who complain it rewards illegal immigration and plays into President Obama’s hands. On Tuesday, Boehner’s office released a Q&A explaining why the speaker had decided to pursue immigration reform and how it would address major concerns within his party. “The focus of this Congress should be on creating jobs and growing our economy,” the document reads. “Reforms to our immigration system will accomplish those goals and address a serious national security issue.” The immigration principles, released at the House GOP’s retreat in Maryland last week,...
  • Boehner on the brink: Speakership coup brewing over immigration

    02/05/2014 6:49:24 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 77 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Feb 5 | Seth McLaughlin
    <p>Rep. Raul Labrador said House Speaker John Boehner should lose his leadership post if he pushes forward with immigration reform this year, CQ Roll Call reported.</p> <p>“I think it should cost him his speakership,” Mr. Labrador, Idaho Republican, said in an interview with the Capitol Hill news organization.</p>
  • Boehner on the brink: Speakership coup brewing over immigration

    02/06/2014 6:23:03 AM PST · by bestintxas · 31 replies
    wash times ^ | 2/5/14 | Seth McLaughlin
    Rep. Raul Labrador said House Speaker John Boehner should lose his leadership post if he pushes forward with immigration reform this year, CQ Roll Call reported. “I think it should cost him his speakership,” Mr. Labrador, Idaho Republican, said in an interview with the Capitol Hill news organization. Mr. Labrador also refused to rule out running to replace Mr. Boehner — even if the Ohio Republican put the brakes on immigration bills. “There is a hunger in the conference for bold, visionary leaders, and this is not just conservatives — you talk to more middle-of-the-road members of the conference, they’re...
  • Bye-Bye Boehner… GOP Speakership On the Line Over Immigration Plans

    02/06/2014 6:48:47 AM PST · by servo1969 · 46 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1-6-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Republican members of Congress are speaking out about replacing John Boehner as Speaker of the House. And, they’re not shy about it. Republican Boehner wants to push forward on immigration reform this year despite the risk of alienating the GOP base. The Washington Times reported: Rep. Raul Labrador said House Speaker John Boehner should lose his leadership post if he pushes forward with immigration reform this year, CQ Roll Call reported. “I think it should cost him his speakership,” Mr. Labrador, Idaho Republican, said in an interview with the Capitol Hill news organization. Mr. Labrador also refused to rule out...
  • John Boehner: 'Increase the Debt Ceiling'

    02/05/2014 9:34:04 AM PST · by ColdOne · 70 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/5/14 | Wynton-Hall
    With just two days before America hits the debt ceiling deadline, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced on Tuesday his desire to raise it. "The goal here is to increase the debt ceiling," said Boehner. "Nobody wants to default on our debt."
  • House GOP Sets New Push to Overhaul Immigration

    01/24/2014 4:55:09 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/24/14 | LAURA MECKLER
    An effort by House lawmakers to overhaul immigration policy, which seemed all but dead for much of last year, is about to be revived and take center stage in Congress, with a new push by House Republican leaders and a fresh pitch by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address Tuesday. House GOP leaders are expected to release broad principles to guide the chamber's immigration debate as soon as the coming week. They will include a call to grant legal status to millions of people now in the country illegally, people familiar with the plans say, a...
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    01/24/2014 2:28:57 PM PST · by Biggirl · 61 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | January 24, 2014 | Mark Levin
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  • Mark Levin LIVID over Obama admin not being held accountable for ANYTHING, yet going after Repubs

    01/24/2014 2:46:02 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 24 replies
    therightscoop.com ^ | Jan 24, 2014 | By The Right Scoop
    Mark Levin LIVID over Obama admin not being held accountable for ANYTHING, yet going after Republicans like Christie Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 12:06 PM Mark Levin highlighted the investigations into Republicans like Dinesh D’Souza, Chris Christie, Bob McDonnell, and Scott Walker while noting that this administration hasn’t been held accountable for anything they’ve done – most notably, Benghazi, the IRS, or Fast and Furious. Now he isn’t arguing that all of these Republicans are innocent, but he did call yesterday’s subpoenas by the US Attorney to Christie’s campaign and the NJ GOP a ‘fishing expedition’.
  • U.S. House Speaker Boehner Says May Bring Up Immigration Reform This Year

    10/23/2013 3:26:07 PM PDT · by stuckinohio · 32 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 10/23/2013
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday held out the possibility that he might bring U.S. immigration legislation to the floor by the end of the year. Asked at a question-and-answer session with reporters if he intends to bring up immigration reform this year, Boehner, a Republican, replied: "I still think that immigration reform is an important subject that needs to be addressed and I am hopeful."
  • GOP leaders confounded on stopgap spending bill

    09/12/2013 1:23:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    AP ^ | 9/12/2013
    GOP leaders eager to avoid blame for a possible government shutdown next month appear confounded by conservatives' passion for using fast-approaching deadlines to derail the implementation of President Barack Obama's health care law. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, conceded Thursday his plan was all but dead for quickly passing a temporary spending bill that also defunds Obamacare, make the Senate vote on each idea separately and then send only the portion for keeping the government open to the White House for the president's signature. Meanwhile, new freelance effort by rank-and-file Republicans to condition keeping the government open or preventing a...
  • Boehner Seeks Democrats’ Help in Avoiding Shutdown

    09/12/2013 1:59:07 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 12, 2013 | By JONATHAN WEISMAN
    With the Syrian crisis receding on Capitol Hill, Congress on Thursday plunged back into its bitter fiscal standoff as Speaker John A. Boehner appealed to the Obama administration and Democratic leaders to help him resolve divisions in the Republican ranks that could lead to a government shutdown by month’s end. In meetings with Democratic and Republican Congressional leaders on Thursday after a session with Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew on Wednesday, Mr. Boehner pleaded for a resumption of negotiations that could keep the government running and yield a deficit-reduction deal that would convince b>recalcitrant conservatives to raise the government’s borrowing...
  • GOP rift over anti-Obamacare strategy stalls budget bill

    09/12/2013 10:00:56 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 14 replies
    CBS News ^ | Sept 12, 2013
    For the past week, debate over Syria has overwhelmed Capitol Hill -- even though Congress has just about two weeks left to pass a budget bill before the federal government partially shuts down. Democratic and Republican leaders are meeting Thursday morning to discuss the looming budget issues, but before the two parties forge a path forward, the GOP may have to sort out its own issues. The Republican-led House had planned to vote this week on a bill to temporarily fund the government (referred to as a continuing resolution, or CR), but the vote was delayed Wednesday because Republicans divisions...
  • A government shutdown just became a bit more likely. That might be a good thing.

    09/12/2013 10:22:34 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 39 replies
    Washington Post WonkBlog ^ | Sept 12, 2013 | By Ezra Klein
    We’re a bit closer to a government shutdown today. And that may not be such a bad thing. Here’s the deal: 1) House Republicans pulled their bill to fund the government. The House was expected to vote Wednesday on a bill to continue funding the federal government. The initial whip count showed the bill 18 votes short of passage, so the vote didn’t happen. Why is the bill 18 votes short of passage? Obamacare, of course. 2) The GOP’s small Obamacare problem. The vote was delayed because the House GOP can’t decide on what to do about Obamacare. Hardcore conservatives...
  • Speaker Boehner Will Step Down After 2014 Elections

    09/04/2013 12:17:02 PM PDT · by ph12321 · 195 replies
    ZeroHedge Tweet ^ | 09/04/2013
    Former Boehner Aides, GOP Sources: House Speaker Will Step Down After 2014 Elections
  • Boehner Super-PAC Aides Push Senate Immigration Bill

    09/02/2013 7:43:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/21/13 | Jonathan Strong
    Senior GOP aides of a super PAC linked to Speaker John Boehner are lobbying House Republicans to pass the Senate “Gang of Eight” immigration bill, legislation that Boehner has said he will not bring to the House floor. The lobbying effort is coming under the umbrella of the American Action Network, a nonprofit 501(c)(4) “action tank” led by former senator Norm Coleman, which is touting the “major positive economic impact” of the Senate bill in e-mails sent to individual House Republican offices. AAN is housed in the same office as the Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC associated with Boehner,...
  • Rand Paul: If Boehner Passes Amnesty, Will Be 'Final Thing He Does as Speaker'

    08/30/2013 7:55:12 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 8-30-2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said on Laura Ingraham’s radio program that House Speaker John Boehner’s speakership is in jeopardy if any form of amnesty, such as the Senate's immigration reform bill, becomes law. “I’m worried about conference,” Paul said Friday, according to Roll Call. “The only way to avoid a problem with conference is for the speaker of the House to say we are not going to conference, and we will not allow a vote on anything coming out of conference that resembles the Senate bill, and if there were a much more limited bill that emphasizes border security first,...
  • Obama talks to Boehner on budget and immigration

    08/12/2013 7:48:18 AM PDT · by kevcol · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Sug 11, 2013 | Neil Munro
    Boehner’s spokesman, Michael Steel, told The Daily Caller on Sunday that the talk took place, but he declined to provide any details. Early this year, Boehner swore off future closed-door negotiations with Obama, after Obama used his post-election clout, plus his allies in the media, to force a tax increase through Congress.
  • Confirmed: Boehner Spokesman Mum on Last Week’s Obama-Boehner Immigration Talks

    08/11/2013 12:26:45 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | AUG 10,2013 | Jim Hoft
    White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters that Barack Obama and Speaker John Boehner spoke last week about immigration and the budget. John Boehner’s spokesman refuses to provide any details on the discussions. The Daily Caller reported: President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner talked about pending political battles before the congressional recess, but White House officials declined to detail the conversation. Any contact between the two leaders could be critical, because they’re expected this fall to negotiate important budget deals, to clash over delays to Obamacare, and to kill or approve a controversial and transformative rewrite of the...
  • John Boehner says again that he’s running for re-election

    07/19/2013 10:15:46 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    politico.com ^ | Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman
    Speaker John Boehner is running for re-election. That is what he told a small group of close confidants Thursday night at Trattoria Alberto, his favorite Capitol Hill Italian restaurant, according to multiple sources familiar with the meeting. He urged the group - which included some of his closest K Street allies – to ignore rumors about his impending retirement. They are wrong, he told the group. He wants to remain in Washington for another two years. The rumors are real, and they’re bouncing from Capitol Hill to K Street. When Boehner might retire has become a favorite parlor game on...
  • We can pass the Gang of Eight bill — if Boehner will bring it to the floor (HE CAVED) ???

    07/08/2013 3:27:46 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 53 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 8,2013 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Chad Pergram âś” @ChadPergram Boehner: We have a broken #immigration system..We can't turn a blind eye and think it will go away. It's time for Congress to act. 4:48 PM - 8 Jul 2013 trolling from pro-amnesty forces via Greg Sargent. Although, is it really trolling if itÂ’s true? I donÂ’t doubt for a second that if Boehner allowed an up-or-down vote on the Senate bill, thereÂ’d be 20-30 Republicans willing to go all-in on amnesty with the entire Democratic caucus. The one and only thing stopping this from passing is John BoehnerÂ’s solemn promise that he wonÂ’t allow a...
  • Boehner Defends Decision Denying Select Committee on Benghazi

    04/22/2013 2:50:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 4/22/13 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    House Speaker John Boehner Monday defended the way he has handled the investigation into last year's attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, insisting a select committee is not needed to probe the incident. The Ohio Republican told the media that he has resisted lawmakers’ calls for a select committee because he doesn't think one is necessary. “The five committees that have jurisdiction over this matter are working closely together,” said Boehner. “They're getting the job done.” As of Monday, The Hill reports, 117 of Boehner's fellow lawmakers have signed onto a resolution from Republican Rep. Frank Wolf of Virginia,...
  • Boehner: There’s no rule that says I need a Republican majority in order to pass bills in the House

    04/11/2013 5:23:04 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 61 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 11, 2013 | Allahpundit
    This is exactly what you want to hear with bills on gun control and immigration in the pipeline. Dude, I’m nervous. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) signaled Thursday that he may continue to bypass a House Republican rule [i.e. the "Hastert Rule"] that has required any legislation being voted upon to have the support of a majority of the GOP conference… He said at a news conference Thursday that he will continue to try and follow it in spirit, but also suggested he might well violate it for upcoming votes on guns, immigration and the budget. “Listen: It was never...
  • 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...
  • Boehner: House Will Fund Obamacare in CR; Won't Risk 'Shutting Down the Government'

    03/16/2013 4:28:50 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 77 replies
    CNS News ^ | 3/14/2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    (CNSNews.com) – House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he would not include language to defund Obamacare in the continuing resolution bill when it returns to the House, stating, “our goal” is “not to shut down the government.” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) offered an amendment to the Senate version of the CR that would have defunded Obamacare. However, the Senate is controlled by Democrats and, on Wednesday, Cruz's amendment failed. Cruz pointed out, however, that if the Senate CR differs at all from the one passed previously by the House, the House would have another chance to vote on it, and...
  • Boehner Coup Attempt Larger Than First Thought

    01/06/2013 6:47:48 PM PST · by Windy City Conservative · 20 replies
    A concerted effort to unseat Speaker John A. Boehner was under way the day of his re-election to the position, but participants called it off 30 minutes before the House floor vote, CQ Roll Call has learned. A group of disaffected conservatives had agreed to vote against the Ohio lawmaker if they could get at least 25 members to join the effort. But one member, whose identity could not be verified, rescinded his or her participation the morning of the vote, leaving the group one person short of its self-imposed 25-member threshold. Only 17 votes against Boehner were required to...
  • GOP Congressman: Boehner Will Lead Republicans to 2014 Loss

    01/03/2013 9:20:01 AM PST · by Qbert · 38 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 2 Jan 2013 | REP. JEFF LANDRY (R-LA)
    It’s an embarrassing time to be a Republican Congressman—albeit an outgoing Congressman.  As negotiators, we utterly failed to meet our two objectives: to reduce spending and prevent tax increases. President Obama demanded tax increases with small spending cuts, and that’s exactly what passed. Thanks to the leadership of Speaker John Boehner, the House passed a bill which raises taxes by $620 billion while cutting spending by a mere $15 billion over 10 years. Usually, a compromise is an even trade (one-for-one). In this trade, House and Senate Republicans traded $41 dollars in tax hikes for every $1 dollar in spending...
  • OUTGOING GOP REP: WE HAVE ENOUGH VOTES TO UNSEAT BOEHNER

    01/02/2013 6:50:58 PM PST · by Buddy Sorrell · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 2, 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Outgoing Louisiana Republican Rep. Jeff Landry told Breitbart News there are at least 17 GOP members who plan to unseat House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday, and Boehner may resign on Wednesday evening during or after a GOP caucus meeting. ** UPDATE -- Boehner is now making concessions in what AMA’s Meyer says is an attempt “to try to save face.” The Hill reports he told Republicans he won’t negotiate one-on-one with President Barack Obama anymore.
  • Congressmen Confirm That Boehner Will Either Resign Speakership Or Be Forced Out

    01/02/2013 5:08:45 PM PST · by drewh · 372 replies
    Cybercast News Service.com ^ | 1/2/13 | Ron Meyer
    I have confirmed with a group of Congressmen that House Speaker John Boehner will not be reelected Speaker tomorrow. He will either resign or be forced out tomorrow. Only 17 members are needed to block Speaker Boehner's election tomorrow. A Speaker needs an absolute majority of all votes cast for a specific person. If no one has a majority, the House is speakerless. I've confirmed these rules with the House Parliamentarian.
  • House Republicans reject Cliff deal but it passes anyway (Only 85 Republicans voted 'yea')

    01/02/2013 8:12:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/02/2013 | Rick Moran
    The deal to avoid the fiscal cliff is done as the House passed the Senate version in a late night session on Tuesday. The vote was 257-167. The fact that only 85 Republicans (out of 241) supported the deal calls into question Speaker Boehner's leadership in the next congress, although it is doubtful anyone has the fortitude - or the stature - to challenge him. All but 20 Democrats voted for the bill. Gone is the payroll tax holiday, which means 77% of American households will experience a tax increase in the new year. Taxes on dividends and capital gains...
  • HOUSE REPUBLICANS CIRCULATE PLAN TO OUST BOEHNER FROM SPEAKERSHIP

    12/22/2012 5:53:25 AM PST · by SMGFan · 102 replies
    Big Government ^ | 21 Dec 2012 | by Matthew Boyle
    Several conservative House Republican members are contemplating a plan to unseat Speaker John Boehner from his position on January 3, Breitbart News has exclusively learned. Staffers have compiled a detailed action plan that, if executed, could make this a reality. The Republicans, both conservatives and more establishment members alike, are emboldened after the failure of Boehner’s fiscal cliff “Plan B” on Thursday evening. Dissatisfaction with Boehner is growing in the House Republican conference, but until now there hasn’t been a clear path forward. Those members and staffers requested anonymity from Breitbart News at this time to prevent retaliation from Boehner...
  • 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...
  • HOUSE REPUBLICANS CIRCULATE PLAN TO OUST BOEHNER FROM SPEAKERSHIP

    12/21/2012 6:34:07 PM PST · by HenryArmitage · 85 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 12,21,2012 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Several conservative House Republican members are contemplating a plan to unseat Speaker John Boehner from his position on January 3, Breitbart News has exclusively learned. Staffers have compiled a detailed action plan that, if executed, could make this a reality. The Republicans, both conservatives and more establishment members alike, are emboldened after the failure of Boehner’s fiscal cliff “Plan B” on Thursday evening. Dissatisfaction with Boehner is growing in the House Republican conference, but until now there hasn’t been a clear path forward.
  • BOEHNER ADOPTS PELOSI PLAN

    12/18/2012 8:46:11 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 90 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | December18, 2012 | Drudge
    BOEHNER ADOPTS PELOSI PLAN