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  • Jon Stewart Rips John Boehner For Making Kissy Face Noises Over Funding DHS

    03/03/2015 5:54:27 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    FreakOutNation.com ^ | 03/03/2015 | Anomaly
    Daily Show host Jon Stewart took issue with House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Monday after he failed to pass funding the Department of Homeland Security.“So to stop the President from being too lenient on illegal immigration, you want to defund the department that secures the border?” Stewart asked.“It’s as though the caucus that you, John Boehner, purport to control has told you to [kiss] their ass,” Stewart said, referring to Boehner recently making kissy face noises at a reporter.Republicans touted their leadership skills just before the midterm elections, but so far, that hasn’t worked out well.“This finally answers the question,...
  • This is rich: Boehner to give Netanyahu bust of Churchill

    03/02/2015 11:37:50 AM PST · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/2/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    House Speaker John Boehner plans to present Prime Minister Netanyahu with a gift when Netanyahu speaks to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. The gift is a bust of a politician whom Netanyahu greatly admires: Winston Churchill. House Speaker John Boehner plans to give Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a bust of Winston Churchill when he speaks to a joint meeting of Congress about the danger of a nuclear-armed Iran. The gift was chosen because Netanyahu and the former prime minister of Britain are the only foreign leaders who have addressed Congress three separate times. ... Boehner also...
  • John Boehner’s big week

    03/02/2015 5:32:42 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 03/02/2015 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    Let’s try this again. Congress returns Monday staring at another deadline to finance the Department of Homeland Security. But instead of stalling again, lawmakers look more likely this time to steer the anti-terrorism agency away from the funding cliff through September. With the clock ticking until the new Friday deadline to avert a DHS funding lapse, the GOP-controlled Senate will take the first step with a vote Monday on whether to head into formal negotiations with the House on financing the security agency. Senate Democrats are expected to block that move. That will put the onus squarely back on Speaker...
  • Netanyahu Arrives in U.S. Ahead of Controversial Address to Joint Session of Congress

    03/02/2015 5:07:43 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 3/2/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    As negotiations over a deal with Iran continue, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has arrived in the United States ahead of his address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night. A senior Israeli official told reporters on Netanyahu's flight that Congress could be "the last brake" for stopping a nuclear deal with Iran. Saying it was Israel's impression that members of Congress "do not necessarily know the details of the deal coming together, which we do not see as a good deal," the official said Netanyahu in his speech would give a detailed explanation of his objections to an...
  • Kerry: It Was 'Odd' Boehner Invited Netanyahu to Address Congress

    03/01/2015 6:55:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Secretary of State John Kerry is awfully frustrated with House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress this Tuesday. Here’s what Kerry had to say about Boehner’s daring invitation Sunday morning on ABC’s "This Week: “It was odd, if not unique, that we learned of it from the speaker of the House and that an administration was not included in this process," he said. "But the administration is not seeking to politicize this.” While insisting the White House has no political desires in regards to the foreign leaders' appearance (Kerry said they don't want it to...
  • Netanyahu invite is a symptom of Boehner’s grudge match against the U.S. Constitution (Irony Alert!)

    03/02/2015 5:28:10 AM PST · by mac_truck · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 2 2015 | Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman
    House Speaker John Boehner’s annoyance with President Barack Obama is turning into a grudge match against the Constitution. His decision to invite a foreign head of government to address Congress without first consulting the sitting president has no precedent in American history. And for a simple reason. It’s unconstitutional. Boehner (R-Ohio) fully admits that his failure to communicate with the White House was not an oversight. Like a schoolboy passing notes when the teacher turns to the blackboard, he sneaked behind Obama’s back to set the date for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech with his country’s ambassador to the...
  • Massive "demand for tickets" to Netanyahu speech, Boehner says (video interview at link)

    03/01/2015 10:15:33 AM PST · by Dave346 · 23 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 1, 2015, 12:37 PM | By Rebecca Kaplan / Face The Nation
    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said the White House has "attacked" him and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the Netanyahu's planned address to Congress Tuesday in which he is expected to criticize international negotiations over Iran's nuclear program. "The demand for seats in the House, the demand for tickets, I've never seen anything like it. Everybody wants to be there," Boehner said. "What I do wonder is why the White House feels threatened because the Congress wants to support Israel and wants to hear what a trusted ally has to say. It has been, frankly, remarkable to me, the...
  • Reports of possible deal on DHS funding reignites chatter about Boehner ouster

    03/01/2015 6:24:38 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/1/15 | Chad Pergram
    Multiple reports that House Speaker John Boehner has cut a deal to pass a long-term funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security without ties to rolling back President Obama’s executive action on immigration has reignited rumblings about a Boehner coup.
  • Boehner Blowing Kisses Brings Back Bad Memories for Brzezinski

    02/27/2015 6:49:39 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On today's Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski suffered an acute bout of PKSD: Post Kiss Stress Disorder. After a clip was rolled of John Boehner blowing kisses at a reporter, Mika got all verklempt, exclaiming "I know a lot of dirty old men who did that to me. I'm throwing up. That brought back bad memories." Things got so bad for poor Mika that she eventually fled the set and had to be coaxed back. View the video here.
  • John Boehner Blows Kisses to the Press, Won't Budge on DHS

    02/26/2015 11:02:59 AM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    NATIONAL JOURNAL ^ | February 26, 2015 | Marina Koren
    Funding for the department expires at midnight on Friday. ... Boehner doesn't appear to be going along with his Republican counterparts in the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is looking to avert a shutdown by offering Democrats a clean funding bill for DHS. The speaker would not say whether he would back a Senate funding bill without provisions that would defund President Obama's executive actions on immigration. At one point, Boehner blew kisses at reporters after they asked whether he would. ... McConnell had attempted to push through a House-passed funding bill four times, but Senate Democrats blocked it...
  • U.S. conservatives urge Boehner to hold firm on immigration

    02/24/2015 10:50:02 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 24 Feb 2015 | Susan Cornwell
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative Republicans urged House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner not to capitulate in a fight with Democrats over President Barack Obama's immigration policy that threatens a partial Homeland Security shutdown later this week. The conservative lawmakers, led by Representative Jeff Duncan, circulated a letter to Boehner and other House leaders telling them to hold the line in opposing Obama's executive actions shielding millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation, a Duncan aide said on Tuesday. "Now is the time to stand firm against these unlawful executive actions," said the letter, signed by about 20 conservative Republicans so far.
  • McConnell ready to move ‘clean’ bill to avert Homeland Security shutdown

    02/24/2015 11:58:59 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/24/2015 | Alexander Bolton
    By Alexander Bolton - 02/24/15 02:34 PM EST Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday said the Senate may vote “very quickly” on a clean Department of Homeland Security funding bill.Days before a shutdown of the critical agency, McConnell said he would “be happy" to pass a clean DHS funding bill before the Senate considers a narrow measure overturning President Obama’s most recent executive actions on immigration. ADVERTISEMENT His plan, if accepted by Senate Democrats and House Republicans, would prevent Homeland Security from shutting down on Saturday.McConnell noted the Senate is scheduled to vote Friday on legislation he introduced this...
  • Unwelcome Mat: White House Tries to Counter Netanyahu Visit

    02/20/2015 10:45:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    ABC News / The Associated Press ^ | February 20, 2015 | Matthew Lee and Julie Pace
    In what is becoming an increasingly nasty grudge match, the White House is mulling ways to undercut Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming trip to Washington and blunt his message that a potential nuclear deal with Iran is bad for Israel and the world. There are limits. Administration officials have discarded the idea of President Barack Obama himself giving an Iran-related address to rebut the two speeches Netanyahu is to deliver during his early March visit. But other options remain on the table. Among them: a presidential interview with a prominent journalist known for coverage of the rift between Obama...
  • White House Looks For Ways To 'Undercut' Netanyahu's Visit

    02/21/2015 6:20:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 84 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    The Obama administration is taking measures to undercut Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to the United States. Top officials, including Vice President Biden, are being sent away when the Israeli head of government delivers his address in March. The friction between the Israel and the United States is looking more like a feud between the Soprano and Lupertazzi families (via Associated Press): In what is becoming an increasingly nasty grudge match, the White House is mulling ways to undercut Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming trip to Washington and blunt his message that a potential nuclear deal with Iran is bad...
  • Democrats Complain Netanyahu Speech Could 'Undermine' Iran Deal

    02/19/2015 1:57:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 65 replies
    inn ^ | 2/19/15 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Nearly two dozen US House Democrats on Thursday urged the postponement of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's planned speech to Congress, claiming the controversially-timed address could "undermine" nuclear negotiations with Iran, reports AFP. Republican House Speaker John Boehner invited Netanyahu to address a joint meeting of Congress on March 3 two weeks before his country's elections, and the speech, in which the prime minister will discuss the threat of Iran's nuclear program, has led to an outcry from the left in the US and Israel. Twenty-three lawmakers wrote Boehner urging him to postpone the invitation, which the Republican leader extended without...
  • Dems urge Boehner to delay Netanyahu address to Congress

    02/19/2015 11:45:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 19, 2015 | Cristina Marcos
    A group of 23 liberal House Democrats urged Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday to delay Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress next month. In the letter spearheaded by Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) and Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), the lawmakers argued that Netanyahu was being used as a "political tool" against President Obama. "As members of Congress who support Israel, we share concern that it appears that you are using a foreign leader as a political tool against the president," they wrote. Netanyahu's March 3 address will be just two weeks before the Israeli elections and...
  • White House: Israel 'cherry-picking' intel that distorts Iran talks

    02/18/2015 12:26:29 PM PST · by Dave346 · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/18/15 02:34 PM EST | Martin Matishak
    The White House is accusing Israel of "cherry-picking" information that distorts the U.S. position in nuclear talks with Iran. “There's no question that some of the things that the Israelis have said in characterizing our negotiating position have not been accurate. There's no question about that,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said during a press briefing on Wednesday. "We've also been very clear about the fact that the United States is not going to be in a position of negotiating this agreement in public, particularly when we see that there is a continued practice of cherry-picking specific pieces of...
  • Give Boehner Credit for Holding Firm

    02/16/2015 3:28:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 16, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I need to step back a couple of steps, maybe a step and a half, on John Boehner, 'cause he was good yesterday on Fox about the upcoming Department of Homeland Security shutdown. And I kind of raked -- I didn't rake Boehner. I raked the Senate Republicans over the coals last week about this, and it was somewhat justified. I have to walk it back a little bit, because it's actually, as I said last week, and I doubt anybody's gonna remember, but it really is the Senate Democrats who are willing to shut down DHS over this....
  • Has Boehner Grown a Spine? Guy's starting to sound like Ted Cruz.

    02/16/2015 11:18:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | February 16, 2015 | Walter Hudson
    In a move more reminiscent of Texas Senator Ted Cruz than Ohio Representative John Boehner, the House Speaker has pursued a strategy to defund President Obama’s executive action on immigration, leveraging funding for Homeland Security in the process. Bloomberg News reports: House Speaker John Boehner said he’s prepared to let funding lapse for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and blame Democrats if the Senate fails to pass a House-backed bill for the agency. … The Homeland Security Department faces a shutdown of nonessential operations if Congress does not reach agreement before current funding ends on Feb. 27. When asked...
  • A perfect storm brews in the Middle East (Ignatius lays out Zero's grievances toward Bibi)

    02/16/2015 9:28:09 AM PST · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 16 at 8:43 AM | David Ignatius
    TEL AVIV — This latest breach in the U.S.-Israeli relationship began around Jan. 12 with a phone call from Netanyahu. Obama asked the Israeli leader to hold fire diplomatically for several more months while U.S. negotiators explored whether Iran might agree to a deal that, through its technical limits on centrifuges and stockpiles, extended the breakout period that Iran would need to build a bomb to more than a year. But Netanyahu is said to have responded that a year wasn’t enough and to have reverted to Israel’s hard-line insistence that Iran shouldn’t be allowed any centrifuges or enrichment. Relations...
  • Israeli election chief puts curbs on Netanyahu's speech to U.S. Congress

    02/16/2015 7:53:35 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/16/15
    The head of Israel's election commission acted on Monday to limit any pre-election boost Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may get from a March 3 speech to the U.S. Congress in which he will warn of the threat from Iran's nuclear program. The speech has caused controversy in Israel and the United States, where the Democrats and the White House are angry that the Republican speaker, John Boehner, invited Netanyahu to speak at a sensitive time in the nuclear negotiations between Iran and six big powers including Washington, and only two weeks before Israel's closely fought March 17 election.
  • Boehner: Obama Must Consult Congress Before Acting in Syria

    08/26/2013 3:41:21 PM PDT · by xzins · 76 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 26 Aug 2013 | Courtney Coren
    Speaker of the House John Boehner called on President Barack Obama Monday to make a decision on the Syrian conflict, but not without the approval of congress first. "The Syrian regime has blatantly crossed President Obama's red line, the White House has acknowledged, by using chemical weapons on its people," the Ohio Republican wrote in a statement. "The options facing the president are complicated, have far-reaching ramifications, and may require significant resources." "That's why, if he chooses to act, the president must explain his decision publicly, clearly, and resolutely," he added. "The president is commander-in-chief. With that power comes obligations,"...
  • Boehner: 'I didn't tell Obama I was inviting Netanyahu because I knew he would interfere'

    02/15/2015 5:15:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 2/15/15 | Carl in Jeruslalem
    Fox News' Chris Wallace interviews Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-In) about a lot of topics. From 4:57-8:10, they talk about Boehner's invitation to Prime Minister Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congree next month. Boehner bluntly says that he did not tell the White House he was inviting Netanyahu (contrary to earlier reports), because he did not want President Obama interfering with Prime Minister Netanyahu coming to Washington. Let's go to the videotape.
  • Boehner Slams White House 'Animosity' toward Netanyahu

    02/15/2015 11:33:30 AM PST · by Dave346 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/15/2015, 6:49 PM
    House Speaker John Boehner on Sunday accused the White House of "animosity" towards Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, whose planned speech before the US Congress has stirred up a political furor in both countries. Boehner defended his decision to invite Netanyahu to give an address on Iran's nuclear program before Congress next month, flouting diplomatic convention which says that such an invitation should have come from US President Barack Obama. Boehner said he felt it was important to do an end-run around White House "interference," amid a raging debate over whether to soften sanctions on Tehran. "I wanted to make...
  • Boehner’s Amnesty Advocate Becky Tallent in Talks with Jeb Bush Campaign for Immigration Adviser Gig

    02/13/2015 11:31:10 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/13/15 | Matthew Boyle
    House Speaker John Boehner’s on-staff amnesty advocate Becky Tallent is in talks with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s potential presidential campaign for a job, meaning if she takes it she’d leave Boehner’s office. Tallent is former chief of staff to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)—having personally crafted the amnesty bill McCain and the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) introduced in the twilight years of the George W. Bush administration—and then also worked on immigration policy for the Bipartisan Policy Center. “Jeb’s team is looking to hire Rebecca for policy,” a former George W. Bush White House aide told Breitbart News. “The...
  • Francis: "Today too there are many Christians who are killed by those who hate Jesus"

    02/06/2015 2:03:11 PM PST · by Medjman · 12 replies
    Vatican Insider: La Stampa ^ | Feb 6, 2015 | Domenico Agasso jr
    At this morning’s mass in St. Martha’s House Francis talked about "the martyrs of our times, men, women, children who are being persecuted, hated, driven out of their homes, tortured, massacred … who are meeting their end under the authority of corrupt people who hate Jesus Christ”
  • Top Black Dems to skip Netanyahu speech

    02/06/2015 12:57:03 PM PST · by yoe · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 5, 2015 | Mike Lillis
    Leading members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are lining up to skip a coming speech by the prime minister of Israel. Reps. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the civil rights icon, and G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.), the chairman of the CBC, said they won't attend Benjamin Netanyahu's March 3 speech before Congress to protest Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) decision to invite the prime minister without first consulting President Obama and Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill. Butterfield said that move marked an "unprecedented overreach of the Speaker’s authority" that "goes beyond the traditions of his office." "It is baffling that Speaker Boehner, who...
  • Boehner: Pope Francis to address Congress on Sept. 24

    02/06/2015 6:54:19 AM PST · by don-o · 21 replies
    Pope Francis will address a joint meeting of the House and Senate on Sept. 24, becoming the first pontiff to do so, House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday. "We're humbled that the Holy Father has accepted our invitation and certainly look forward to receiving his message on behalf of the American people," Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters. Boehner is Catholic and extended the invitation for the pope to speak to lawmakers. During his planned trip next fall, Francis is also expected to visit the White House as well as speak at the United Nations in New York and participate in a...
  • Dems give Israeli ambassador earful over Netanyahu speech

    02/04/2015 11:51:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2015 2:45 PM EST | Donna Cassata and Charles Babington
    In a sometimes heated meeting with Israel’s ambassador to the U.S., several House Democrats expressed anger Wednesday over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s acceptance of a Republican invitation to address Congress next month. Some of the seven lawmakers—all of whom are Jewish and strong supporters of Israel—urged the prime minister to postpone the speech or hold it somewhere other than Congress, participants said. They told Ambassador Ron Dermer that Netanyahu was unwise to accept a GOP invitation that bypassed President Barack Obama, and to schedule the speech only two weeks before Netanyahu seeks another term in Israel’s elections. The meeting’s purpose...
  • John Boehner Attacks Tea Party: Leaders Oppose Me to Get Rich(the war is officially on now)

    01/24/2015 6:39:59 AM PST · by bestintxas · 77 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/23/15 | breitbart news
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is blaming conservative groups in Washington for turning him into a human pinata to raise money. In an interview to air on Sunday’s “60 Minutes” on CBS, Boehner said he doesn’t disagree that much with conservatives on policy, but that the groups beat “the dickens out of me” in order to line their own pockets. “The issue with the Tea Party isn’t one of strategy. It’s not one of different vision,” Boehner said, according to excerpts released by CBS. “It’s a disagreement over tactics, from time to time. Frankly, a lot is being driven by national...
  • Citing Constitution, Paul Ryan Defends Israeli Leader’s Address to Congress

    02/01/2015 2:20:23 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 2/1/15 | Kate Scanlon
    During an appearance on NBC News’ “Meet the Press” on Sunday, Rep. Paul Ryan defended House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress, calling the decision “wholly appropriate.” Host Chuck Todd asked the Wisconsin Republican if it was appropriate for the legislative branch to circumvent the executive branch in matters of foreign policy. Ryan said critics of Netanyahu’s visit should look to the U.S. Constitution. “These are three separate but equal branches of government,” said Ryan. “We don’t subserve one to the other.”
  • Obama’s Anti-Israel Attitude

    02/01/2015 8:35:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    Hard to miss the recently kerfuffle over the fact that the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, invited the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, to speak to a joint session of Congress. This happened immediately after President Obama’s State of the Union speech where many thought he skirted over the crisis with Iran. The problem is almost all of the analysis has missed the point. It begins with trying to understand why Speaker Boehner gave the White House only a half-day notice of the invitation. In what was disclosed by the Washington Post, the Speaker previously had been left...
  • Story that Boehner blindsided Obama on Netanyahu invitation was manufactured agitprop

    02/01/2015 5:11:20 AM PST · by blueyon · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/31/15 | Ed Lasky
    correction appearing in the New York Times quietly unravels what has become a major story as phony agitprop, intended to discredit the leaders of Israel and the House of Representatives. Of course, the story is still believed by many, and has well served those in the White House and media who created and disseminated it. Omri Ceren spotted the correction and explained on Twitter: NYT tries to promote anti-Netanyahu talking point that #Israel blindsided Obama. They got just 1 tiny detail wrong.
  • Senate Democrats Leave Door Open To Skip Netanyahu Speech

    01/30/2015 10:36:33 AM PST · by Dave346 · 60 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | Jan. 29, 2015, at 6:38 p.m. | Jacob Fischler
    WASHINGTON — When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint session of Congress in March, it is unclear whether everybody invited will actually show up. Democrats have criticized House Speaker John Boehner for circumventing the administration when he invited Netanyahu to speak, and the White House has already said Obama will not meet with him when he’s here. BuzzFeed News asked several Senate Democrats whether they planned on skipping the speech or not. Most said they either hadn’t thought about it or they hadn’t decided. But there were no hard answers in the negative. Only one senator definitively said...
  • Speaker Boehner's State of Union Guest Is an Ex-Political Prisoner From Cuba; Will Media Ignore?

    01/20/2015 3:45:53 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 20, 2015 | Ken Shepherd
    The State of the Union address this year falls one day after the federal Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. So it's quite fitting that Speaker John Boehner have as his honored guest a black human-rights activist. But alas, said human-rights activist is also a Cuban dissident, a former political prisoner of the Castro regime and a critic of resident Obama's push to normalize relations with Cuba without any concomitant political and economic reforms on the island to empower the impoverished, oppressed people there. We will watch to see what mention, if any, is given by network journalists tonight to Jorge...
  • White House unhinged over Netanyahu speech

    01/29/2015 11:01:47 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 22 replies
    WaPo ^ | 29 Jan 2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    At first blush, it might seem that the White House has become unhinged over an appearance by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before a joint session of Congress. After days of whining that Netanyahu’s appearance was not cleared with the White House, U.S. officials have taken to the press to anonymously screech and moan... ....... Ironically, the scuffle comes just after Iranian-backed Hezbollah terrorists killed two Israeli soldiers, reminding us that Iran is on the march throughout the region and that the Iranian government with which Obama hopes to achieve a grand reconciliation is committed to Israel’s destruction. UPDATE: In...
  • Boehner: Admin ‘Doesn’t Even Try to Hide’ Antipathy Toward Netanyahu (Boner: ‘I’m the Tea Party’)

    01/29/2015 8:25:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Jan 28, 2015 6:15 pm | (Special Report with Bret Baier)
    House Speaker John Boehner sat down with Bret Baier today for an exclusive interview, covering everything from immigration to ObamaCare to Boehner’s invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Boehner charged the administration with antipathy toward Netanyahu, and he sounded off on plans to sue President Barack Obama over his executive action on immigration. […] Baier asked whether this Congress is Boehner’s “last time around” and if he thinks he can bring all Republicans together. He responded with a laugh and said “I’ll be here for a while,” before adding that he sympathizes with the concerns of the more conservative...
  • Netanyahu’s contempt for President Obama

    01/27/2015 11:38:13 AM PST · by KingofZion · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 27, 2015 | Richard Cohen
    It would not surprise me if, at the next Republican National Convention, Benjamin Netanyahu took a seat in the delegates-from-abroad section. The Israeli leader has both allied and associated himself with congressional Republicans who differ with President Obama over whether to impose additional sanctions on Iran and who also — let’s not beat around the bush — hate his guts. Their foreign policy is actually a domestic one: to destroy the president. Whether this is political or personal — or a combination of the two — is beside the point. Whatever the case, when Netanyahu accepted John Boehner’s invitation to...
  • Obama’s steno pool always writes what its boss tells them to write

    01/27/2015 8:36:43 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/27/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The self-important Boston Globe ran an editorial that is a microcosm of how the Left manages to be so consistently wrong on so many substantive issues. The piece had to do with the supposed wrongheadedness of Republican House Speaker John Boehner. It seems that according to the Globe, Boehner has committed some kind of treasonous act by inviting Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s Prime Minister, to address a joint session of Congress without asking permission from their boss President Barack Obama. The writer moans that such an undercutting of Obama’s authority will damage the delicate negotiations Obama is in with the Iranians;...
  • Another Snub Heard Around the World

    01/26/2015 5:44:29 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 12 replies
    Tea Party Digest ^ | 1/25/2015 | Diane Sori
    In this time of challenge, I am asking the Prime Minister to address Congress on the grave threats radical Islam and Iran pose to our security and way of life…” – House Majority Leader John Boehner on his inviting Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before Congress Well it seems hell has just frozen over a bit as the impossible seems to have happened…John Boehner appears to be growing a spine and it took a State of the Union Address with pages right out of the Iranian playbook to do it. Inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…the world’s last great statesman…to speak...
  • Visiting US, (Israeli) President Rivlin says he won’t meet Obama

    01/25/2015 3:59:05 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 20 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | January 25, 2015 | Times of Israel staff
    Rivlin is in New York to address the official Holocaust commemorations of the United Nations. His schedule includes meetings with African-American leaders and others. According to unsourced Israeli media reports, the White House invited Rivlin to a summit meeting with Obama in Washington. Israeli media outlets, including Channel 10 and the Ynet news site, have suggested the White House invitation was meant to embarrass Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was not invited to meet with Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry during his stay in Washington to address both houses of Congress in early March. Netanyahu was invited to...
  • 'There appear to be no rules anymore.' What Boehner's invitation to Netanyahu says about DC mess.

    01/25/2015 12:26:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 25, 2015 | David Rogers
    Soon after becoming House Speaker in 2011, Republican John Boehner started running the traps on inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint meeting of Congress. But when Barry Jackson, then Boehner’s chief-of-staff, checked with President Barack Obama’s top advisers, Jackson said he was left waiting a month only to get no response. Ultimately the Netanyahu speech went ahead in May but soon after Jackson faced the opposite problem: the White House had promised South Korea’s leadership an appearance before Congress, he said, without checking first with the speaker. None of these slights justify what seems like...
  • What Bibi's 'Surprise' Visit Really Means

    01/25/2015 9:34:35 AM PST · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1-25-2015 | Ayal Feinberg
    The reporting on the latest Obama-Netanyahu tiff has failed to explore a decisive geopolitical likelihood: Israel has calculated that Iran absolutely will not develop nuclear weapons during the remainder of the Obama administration. For those who closely follow the relationship between Israel and the United States, specifically the tumultuous rapport between Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu and President Barack Obama, it was assumed that the “chickensh*t” fiasco this past October was the climax of the Obama administration’s frustrations with Netanyahu. This assumption was obliterated however when Netanyahu accepted an invitation this week from Speaker John Boehner to address a joint session...
  • The Uniparty working to own DC

    01/25/2015 10:10:36 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/25/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    As Mitt Romney prepares to run a THIRD time for President because Jeb Bush is pre-empting the third timer in big money enclaves controlling the Uniparty’s political machinations, word out of Raleigh, NC is that the Conservatives’ challenge to tan man’s Speaker of the House position may have done more good than our left leaning media would have led us to believe. ”The word from Washington is that our efforts to go after John Boehner have generated a stronger piece of legislation designed to shut down Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty,” says William Gheen, head of Americans for Legal Immigration. (1) With...
  • Pelosi's Syriana Versus Boehner's Bibi Invitation

    01/25/2015 7:23:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    "I don't believe I'm poking anyone in the eye," House Speaker John Boehner asserted Wednesday. That was after His Speakership told the media that he had invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before a joint session of Congress about "the grave threats radical Islam and Iran pose to our security and way of life." Of course it was a poke in the eye. Boehner admitted he did not consult with the White House before inviting Bibi. Netanyahu wants Congress to threaten tougher sanctions against Tehran. During his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Barack Obama warned Congress...
  • Harvard prof embroiled in Chinese food bill flap wants retraction from Globe site

    01/23/2015 11:17:07 AM PST · by pabianice · 19 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/23/15 | Boss
    The Harvard professor accused by the Boston Globe’s Boston.com of sending a racist email to a Chinese restaurant in a dispute over a food bill says “good journalistic practices” dictate that the website should officially retract the story. Harvard Business School professor Ben Edelman said then-deputy editor Hilary Sargent, demoted after the website said it could not verify that Edelman had written the racist email, never contacted him before posting the story. “My sense is that good journalistic practices would call for both a retraction and an admission that they didn’t follow the procedures understood to be appropriate — for...
  • Fury in Israel Over Obama's Mossad 'Lies'

    01/22/2015 11:36:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    inn ^ | 1/22/15 | Gil Ronen
    A senior Israeli official delivered an uncommonly harsh attack on US President Barack Obama's administration Thursday evening, following the American report that alleged that Mossad Head Tamir Pardo had warned US senators against further Iran sanctions, in contradiction of Israel's official stance. "The fraudulent claims against the Mossad Head were raised by the Americans yesterday, despite a message that had been transmitted to them on Tuesday by Intelligence Minister [Yuval] Steintz,” the senior Israeli source told Channel 2 news. He added that Israel had gone over the minutes of the meeting between Pardo and the delegation of senators, and that...
  • WH: Obama won't meet with Israeli leader (to avoid appearance of influencing an election)

    01/22/2015 11:50:33 AM PST · by maggief · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 22, 2015 | Justin Sink
    President Obama will not meet with Benjamin Netanyahu during the Israeli prime minister’s visit to the United States in March, a White House official said Thursday. "As a matter of long-standing practice and principle, we do not see heads of state or candidates in close proximity to their elections, so as to avoid the appearance of influencing a democratic election in a foreign country," National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said in a statement. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) had originally invited Netanyahu to speak early next month, but the Israeli leader asked to push back the address to coincide with...
  • Pelosi slams Netanyahu invite

    01/22/2015 9:16:13 AM PST · by maggief · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 22, 2015 | Mike Lillis
    Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) surprise invitation to have Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu address Congress was "inappropriate," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi charged Thursday The California Democrat said that, not only did Boehner break congressional protocol by not consulting with Democratic leaders about the invitation, but the timing of the speech — coming just a few weeks ahead of Israel's contentious national elections — hints that politics are at play. "It's out of the ordinary that the Speaker would decide that he would be inviting people to a joint session without any bipartisan consultation," Pelosi said Thursday during her weekly...
  • Petty: President Refuses to Meet with Netanyahu During US Visit (Just like in September 2012)

    01/22/2015 11:28:09 AM PST · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | January 22, 2015 12:25 pm
    <p>President Barack Obama will not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he travels to Washington in March, the White House said Thursday, one day after being caught off-guard by Republicans' invitation for the Israeli leader to address a joint session of Congress.</p>