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  • Vacating Boehner’s Empty Chair

    03/09/2015 2:58:22 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies ^ | 3/9/15 | Daniel Horowitz
    As Barack Obama rushes the gates of our Republic in his final two-year assault, there is nothing standing in the path of his destruction. There is nobody standing guard by the gate, aside from two empty chairs. One of those chairs belongs to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and the other belongs to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). The past few months have shown beyond a shadow of a doubt that the only way Obama will be checked is by a change in GOP leadership. Given that the Senate is already a lost cause because of the coalition of...
  • It's Time to Vacate the Speaker's Chair

    03/06/2015 1:29:34 PM PST · by mn-bush-man · 42 replies ^ | March 6, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    This year began with an election on whether Rep. John Boehner should continue as the Speaker of the House of Representatives. A number of brave House conservatives, led by Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), Tom Massie, and Rep. Steve King (R-IA), waged a historic effort to deny Boehner the Speakership. What resulted was an earth-shattering groundswell of grassroots opposition to Boehner that shocked every Republican congressman. It was unsuccessful only because a handful of otherwise reliable House conservatives chose to support Boehner and give him another chance. And look at what their vote for Boehner has wrought in just two short...
  • Lew to Congress: US hits debt limit on March 16, must be raised ASAP

    03/06/2015 10:13:30 AM PST · by Theoria · 43 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06 Mar 2015 | Everett Rosenfeld
    Unless Congress takes action, the U.S. will hit its debt limit on Mar. 16, but would begin taking "extraordinary measures" to finance the government on a temporary basis, according to the U.S. Treasury. In a Friday morning letter to House Speaker John Boehner and other House and Senate leaders, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said that his office will be forced to suspend the issuance of State and Local Government Series securities on Mar. 13 unless the debt limit is decreased. "Accordingly, I respectfully ask Congress to raise the debt limit as soon as possible," Lew wrote in his letter. The...
  • Boehner-Aligned Group Expands Anti-Republican Pro Obama Executive Amnesty Ad Campaign...

    03/06/2015 7:42:51 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies ^ | 03/06/2015 | Matthew Boyle
    A group close to House Speaker John Boehner that’s been running anti-Conservative advertisements in support of President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty is now airing positive ads thanking liberal Republicans who supported funding executive amnesty earlier this week. The Republican member at the center of this new leg of the pro-executive amnesty ad buy is Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC), Politico reports, with others including Reps. Susan Brooks (R-IN), Todd Young (R-IN), and Dan Benishek (R-MI) benefiting from the ads as well.
  • Report: Boehner Cut Deal With Pelosi to Use Netanyahu Speech as Cover to Fund Obama’s Amnesty

    03/05/2015 7:39:36 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 80 replies ^ | 03/05/2015 | Matthew Boyle
    A new bombshell report from Politico found that House Speaker John Boehner had several days of secret negotiations with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the recently emboldened former Speaker, leading up to his decision to flip-flop and fund President Obama’s executive amnesty—including a pre-hashed out deal to use the hoopla around Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Tuesday address to Congress over Iran’s nuclear ambitions as political cover to sneak in the extraordinarily controversial vote. Even with the bombshell report, however, Boehner’s office continues to deny any deal took place.
  • Replace John Boehner as House Speaker (declare the chair vacant!)

    03/03/2015 2:35:17 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 93 replies ^ | 3/3/15 | Bill S
    As my colleague streiff wrote a while ago, (alleged) Republican Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner just pushed through a “clean” bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security and funded Barack Obama’s plan to grant amnesty to millions of illegals. Boehner has once again flipped the bird to the conservative base and shown his cowardice in the face of the Democrat meanies who threaten to throw a fit about a shutdown. John Boehner must go. He must be replaced as House Speaker. He does not represent the interests of the majority of Americans who voted for a Republican...
  • John Boehner Allies Fret Coup Attempt

    02/28/2015 11:59:23 AM PST · by kristinn · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | Saturday, February 28, 2015 | John Bresnahan; Anna Palmer and Lauren French
    Close allies of Speaker John Boehner are worried that his conservative rivals could move to oust him as soon as next week. Removing a sitting speaker is exceedingly difficult, and such an effort would almost certainly fall short. Yet growing speculation about the possibility of it – coming after Friday’s embarrassing defeat at the hands of conservatives and House Democrats on the homeland security battle — shows how vulnerable the speaker has become. Five years into the job, he’s a leader consistently buffeted by forces beyond his control. The legislative calendar guarantees it won’t get any easier: in the coming...
  • WHIP LIST: Boehner opposition grows

    01/06/2015 8:10:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 6, 2015 | Scott Wong
    A small but growing number of Republicans say they will vote Tuesday to deny John Boehner a third term as Speaker of the House. But ousting a sitting Speaker is a difficult feat, and a group of a dozen defectors failed two years ago to depose Boehner, the powerful Ohio Republican. Because the House GOP expanded its majority in the midterm elections, 29 Republicans would need to vote against Boehner to force a second ballot. Even then, it’s improbable that Boehner would relinquish the gavel and step aside without a drawn-out fight. The Hill is keeping a running list on...
  • The Boehner for speaker whip count [14 against so far]

    01/05/2015 11:10:43 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 486 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 5, 2015 | By Aaron Blake
    ~~snip~~ Voting against Boehner (10) Gohmert* Yoho* Rep. Steve King (Iowa) Rep. Jim Bridenstine (Okla.)* Rep. Dave Brat (Va.) (freshman) Rep. Walter Jones (N.C.)* Rep. Gary Palmer (Ala.) (freshman) Rep. Thomas Massie (Ky.)* Rep. Paul Gosar (Ariz.) Rep. Marlin Stutzman (Ind.) Said prior to 2014 election that they would vote against Boehner (2) Rep. Jody Hice (Ga.) (freshman) Rep. John Ratfliffe (Tex.) (freshman) Voted against Boehner in 2013/haven't weighed in (2) Rep. Steve Pearce (N.M.) (spokesman says he's "undecided") Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.) Voted against Boehner in 2013/will support him (3) Rep. Mick Mulvaney (S.C.) Rep. Raul Labrador (Idaho) Rep....
  • Running Total of Republicans that will Not Vote for Boehner for Speaker

    01/05/2015 6:03:27 AM PST · by Seattle Conservative · 151 replies
    January 5, 2015 | Self
    LibFreeUSA suggested this on the thread linked below, but didn't see one in my search. Starting a thread to keep a running total of those Republicans that have publically stated that they will not vote for Boehner for Speaker. I hear many more members are working on statements to oppose Boehner as we speak...[and Stutzman] ^ | 1/4/15 | via Matthew Boyle on Twitter Posted on ‎1‎/‎4‎/‎2015‎ ‎4‎:‎21‎:‎38‎ ‎PM by cotton1706 via Matthew Boyle on Twitter Matthew Boyle ‏@mboyle1 · 12m12 minutes ago I hear many more members are working on statements to oppose Boehner as we speak....
  • traffic through the roof

    01/04/2015 4:46:51 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 56 replies ^ | 1/4/15
    via Matthew Boyle on twitter: Sources close to the organized effort against Boehner tell @BreitbartNews that traffic through the roof.
  • Louie Gohmert Is Officially Gunning for John Boehner’s Job

    01/04/2015 5:00:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 4, 2015 | Zach Noble
    It’s official: House Speaker John Boehner has multiple challengers gunning for his job. Texas Republican Louie Gohmert announced Sunday morning on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” that he would throw his hat into the ring, saying he’s officially a candidate for the speaker gig. Gohmert’s announcement comes as Boehner’s approval from conservative voters sags. Gohmert’s office also sent a statement to TheBlaze on the announcement, in which Gohmert said that his bid — or other Republicans’ bids — for the speaker position don’t create a serious risk that Democrats could slip in a victorious candidate. Read the full statement below:......
  • Gohmert Announces Run for speaker on Fox News (Vanity)

    01/04/2015 4:29:31 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 4 replies
    Vanity | Jan 4, 2015 | Vanity
    Louie Gohmert just announced on Fox News he is running for speaker. No link as yet.
  • Louie Gohmert running for Speaker

    01/04/2015 4:27:55 AM PST · by Seattle Conservative · 108 replies
    Fox and Friends | January 4, 2015 | Louie Gohmert
    Rep Louie Gohmert was just on Fox and Friends and has thrown his hat in the ring to be Speaker. Whoo Hoo! Will post link to article when one comes up

    01/02/2015 2:59:14 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January, 2, 2015 | By DANIEL HOROWITZ
    Conservatives have grown used to being a minority in Washington, irrespective of which party controls the White House and Congress. But on Tuesday, January 6, a group of just 29 conservatives will have perhaps its only opportunity to change the course of history and drive the direction of the country. It would only require 29 House members to depose current Speaker John Boehner. With this leverage, conservatives could negotiate significant reforms from a successor who emerges on a second or third ballot, thereby restoring the mandate given to them by the electorate on November 4. Tuesday will be a profound...
  • Rep. Jim Bridenstine: Why I Will Not Vote for John Boehner to Be House Speaker

    01/02/2015 10:14:42 AM PST · by iowamark · 104 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 02, 2015 | Rep. Jim Bridenstine
    The day after Republicans won the largest majority in the House of Representatives in almost 100 years and won a significant majority in the Senate, our liberal activist president claimed to hear the voices of all the people who didn’t vote. It was another example of stunning obstinacy from this president. It seemed Democrats were melting down, Republicans were unified, and all we had to do was buy enough time to get our Republican reinforcements to Washington in January. Like President Obama, Speaker John Boehner must have heard voices that didn’t vote. Together, they crafted the CR/omnibus, a $1.1 trillion...
  • Poll: 60% of GOP Voters Want Boehner Out as Speaker

    01/02/2015 7:42:44 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 82 replies ^ | 1/2/15
    A new poll out today reveals GOP opinions about Speaker of the House John Boehner. The poll was commissioned by a group called The People’s Poll, supervised by Pat Caddell of Caddell Associates and fielded by EMC Research. The survey was conducted among self-identified Republicans and independents who say they lean Republican so the opinions in the poll come from the GOPers around the country, not the public-at-large. When asked if Speaker of the House John Boehner should be re-elected only 25% say so, with a paltry 11% strongly supporting Boehner. On the other hand, almost two-thirds (60%) want someone...
  • Poll: Republican Voters Overwhelmingly Want Members to Remove Boehner as Speaker

    01/02/2015 7:40:31 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 36 replies ^ | 1/2/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Republican voters nationwide overwhelmingly want their House representative to elect somebody other than Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) as Speaker of the House, a new poll from Pat Caddell’s organization Caddell Associates shows. A whopping 60 percent of voters who voted for Republicans in the last election either definitely or probably want their member of Congress to elect someone other than Boehner on Jan. 6, when Congress convenes, according to the poll. The voters were asked: “As you may know the new Congress will select its leaders in January. If it were up to you, would you elect John Boehner to...
  • Lame-duck discontent puts Boehner speakership in jeopardy

    01/02/2015 5:09:29 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 41 replies ^ | 1/2/14 | Rick Manning
    During election season, one of the most common refrains to bring a reluctant party faithful to the polls is "the most important vote that will be cast is the first one for Speaker." Nothing has changed. The Speaker election and indeed all House leadership elections are determinative for the next two years, and cannot easily be undone. So, when Republican members of Congress come back to D.C. next week and are sworn in, they make their first and most important vote. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is a known quantity, and for those newly elected members, the lame-duck session demonstrated what...
  • The Last Resort: Replace John Boehner (lengthy must read!)

    01/02/2015 5:04:25 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 23 replies ^ | 1/2/14 | Lester Jackson
    Crominbus was the last straw. Conservatives are now absolutely livid at the RINO Establishment. Rarely, if ever, has such an unmistakable voter mandate been so brazenly nullified before the newly elected could even take office. Calls escalate to "end" the Republican Party because conservatives cannot change it. By contrast, Rush Limbaugh, while lamenting that "the losers in the last election [got] pretty much everything they want[ed]," nevertheless rejects the third party call: "taking over the Republican Party is better." Sarah Palin protests that what House Speaker John Boehner and 162 Republican "yahoos" did "stinks to high heaven," for which Rep....
  • Stopping Obama's Amnesty is the Battle of Our Time

    12/31/2014 4:07:15 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 14 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | December 30, 2014 | By: Daniel Horowitz
    Every generation of conservative leaders must rise to the occasion to confront the challenge of the time. The challenge at present is to stop Obama’s war on our borders and thereby his war on the rule of law. Will conservatives rise to the occasion? When the 114th Congress convenes in January, Republicans from across the political sphere will be offering advice concerning the focus of the new GOP-led majority in both houses of Congress. Conservatives will want to focus on taxes, others want to focus on entitlement spending. Still others want to focus on an anti-regulatory agenda. All of these...
  • The tea party’s New Year’s resolution? Fire John Boehner [Dump Boehner!]

    12/30/2014 5:56:56 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 77 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 28, 2014 | By Judson Phillips
    2014 turned out to be the year the Republican Party had long waited for. Finally, the GOP took control of the Senate and set a record for the number of seats it controlled in the House of Representatives. As we all know, it did not take the Republicans long to blow it. A month after its incredible victory, the GOP squandered its mandate, surrendering to the Democrats. The GOP led House of Representatives did not proclaim its mandate and hold off on major decisions until the Republican majority in the Senate was sworn in. No, they went to the GOP...

    12/31/2014 9:00:50 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/29/2014 | Ian Hanchett
    Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) declared that Republican leaders in Congress “need to get on board” with defunding the president’s executive action on immigration on Monday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. “Some of us wanted a contract that would include defunding the amnesty. I think that helped us win the majority in the Senate. Defund the amnesty, defund Obamacare as much as we can in next year’s legislation. And release the energy sector to provide more jobs. It’s ready. There’s ready to be an economic boom if we will stop the overregulation. Let states that have the power do the...
  • FIRE BOEHNER BY STATE .. (where in each state)

    12/30/2014 8:15:28 PM PST · by knarf · 19 replies
    self with prod from ^ | December 30, 2014 | knarf
    Where are folks gathering ?
  • Could Boehner Lose the Speakership? (more and more stories! Is something bubbling??)

    12/30/2014 5:46:48 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 38 replies ^ | 12/30/14
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS2/FOX28) -- Next week, lawmakers will return to Congress. Often a formality, the new session will have to elect a new Speaker of the House. But a growing number of conservative Republicans are mounting a challenge to Speaker Boehner. In a radio interview last week, North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones said he's meeting with more than a dozen Republicans considering to submit another name for the leadership. Though pundits see the challenge as a long shot, the hope of Boehner's opponents is to deny him a majority of votes so that he's forced to drop out of the...
  • Boehner is vulnerable to palace coup

    12/27/2014 8:17:51 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 60 replies ^ | 12/25/14 | Joseph Farah
    Are you angry at House Speaker John Boehner for facilitating Barack Obama’s unlawful, unconstitutional amnesty and Obamacare plans after Republican voters gave him a mandate for opposing them? Now there is a process for igniting a revolution against him within his caucus. It’s called the Dump Boehner Campaign. Already, more than half a million letters have been generated to House Republicans putting them on notice that Boehner must go. When Congress reconvenes in early January, every House Republican member will be greeted by boxes of yellow letters demanding Boehner go. Why yellow? The letter begins: “Don’t be yellow: Dump Boehner...
  • Marsha Blackburn for House speaker to replace John Boehner

    12/19/2014 5:08:12 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 42 replies ^ | 12/18/14 | Judson Phillips
    The final recount from November’s election had not even been finished when current House Speaker John Boehner blew the mandate. Voters gave the Republican Party a majority in the House of Representatives they had not seen in 80 years. Voters kicked Democrats to the curb in the Senate as the GOP had a nine-vote swing. snip On Jan. 3, a new Congress begins and one of the first orders of business in the House of Representatives is to pick a new speaker. The conventional wisdom is Mr. Boehner will be re-elected speaker. That may well happen and if it does...
  • Rep. Blackburn: Nothing Fair or Legal About Executive Amnesty (Blackburn for Speaker!)

    12/19/2014 8:37:49 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 14 replies ^ | 12/18/14 | Melissa Clyne
    There is nothing “fair” about President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican, said Thursday on Newsmax TV's “America’s Forum.” Blackburn offered a couple of examples of how the executive order is hurting some of her constituents, including a woman who legally emigrated from Kurdistan who has been waiting to get her permanent resident’s card. When the thousands of people being hired under Obama begin to process the wave of immigrants legalized by his order, the Kurdish woman will be behind those who entered the U.S. illegally. “They left unlawful rule in Iraq and came...

    12/18/2014 1:31:40 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 48 replies ^ | Dec 18,2014 | Mr Americana
    It took only about 48 hours after the launch of a “Don’t be Yellow: Dump Boehner Now Campaign” to allow constituents to encourage their members of Congress to reject Ohio Rep. John Boehner as speaker for more than 250,000 letters to be ordered on their way. “It appears this campaign will generate millions of letters by the time Boehner reconvenes the House,” said WND CEO Joseph Farah, who started the effort.
  • House Conservatives Have the Power and Should Depose Speaker John Boehner

    12/16/2014 3:52:39 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 75 replies ^ | 12/16/14 | Erick Erickson
    The “cromnibus” bill is soon to become law. The majority of House and Senate Republicans conspired with President Obama to fund his executive amnesty. Where do conservatives go from here? Yes, we need to pick up the flag and force Republicans in February to actually fight as they are now promising when funding for the Department of Homeland Security expires, but there is an even more important intervening event that must draw our undivided attention. The vote on whether Rep. John Boehner will be Speaker will occur in January, and 30 conservative House members can deny him re-election. It will...
  • Report: Boehner's Secret Amnesty Talks With Obama Revealed

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

    09/24/2014 6:18:49 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies ^ | 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
    ( - 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
    ( - 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.”...

    04/24/2014 4:53:24 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | April24 | Drudge 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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>