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  • Senate Democrats Leave Door Open To Skip Netanyahu Speech

    01/30/2015 10:36:33 AM PST · by Dave346 · 54 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 · 27 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>
  • Boehner and Bibi blindside Barack

    01/22/2015 6:43:36 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 33 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/22/15 | Thomas Lifson
    Boehner and Bibi blindside Barack There is a heaping helping of poetic justice in Speaker Boehner’s invitation to Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress on Iran sanctions. Just a week ago, the president stood alongside British PM David Cameron as he confessed to lobbying Senators on Iran sanctions, not uttering a peep about any impropriety in a foreign head of government interfering in domestic politics. Of course, that didn’t stop press secretary Josh Earnest, who will say anything, from protesting: Press secretary Josh Earnest said Wednesday afternoon that Boehner's invitation is a breach of normal diplomatic protocol. Typically,...
  • President No Comes Into His Own - Showing respect for one’s enemies — unless they be Republicans

    01/22/2015 12:19:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 22, 2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    Call him President No. He doesn’t want to cut taxes. He will veto any attempt to overturn the mess of Obamacare. He is adamant about opposing anyone who wants to undoing his executive order on amnesty, or his sudden turnabout of U.S. policy on Cuba. He won’t say yes to the Keystone XL pipeline. And hell will freeze over before he utters the words “radical Islamic terrorism.” Now the White House is furious that Speaker John Boehner has issued a February 11th invitation for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress, this just hours after the president made it...
  • Boehner Invites Netanyahu to Address Joint Session of Congress on Iran

    01/21/2015 8:50:30 AM PST · by AU72 · 14 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January, 21, 2015 | Aaron Goldstein
    House Speaker John Boehner has issued an invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint session of Congress on February 11th concerning Iran. Boehner issued the invitation in response to President Obama's threat to veto further sanctions against Iran.
  • Boehner invites Israeli leader, Netanyahu to address Congress on Iran

    01/21/2015 1:00:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 01/21/2015 | By DONNA CASSATA
    Rebuffing President Barack Obama on Iran, House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday he had invited Israel's prime minister to address a joint meeting of Congress next month about the threats from Tehran and radical Islam. The Republican leader released a letter extending the invitation to Benjamin Netanyahu for Feb. 11. Boehner also told a private meeting of GOP lawmakers that Congress would proceed on new penalties against Iran despite Obama's warning that any legislation would scuttle diplomatic negotiations over the country's nuclear program. "You may have seen that on Friday, the president warned us not to move ahead with sanctions...
  • Boehner, White House Clash Over Netanyahu Invite

    01/21/2015 10:52:00 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 28 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | January 21, 2015 | Marina Koren
    + (Win McNamee/Getty Images)) January 21, 2015 President Obama warned Congress Tuesday night that he would veto any new sanctions legislation on Iran, saying it would derail U.S. negotiations in the Middle East. But John Boehner isn't ready to sit out the battle over Iran's nuclear program. "[Obama's] exact message to us was: 'Hold your fire.' He expects us to stand idly by and do nothing while he cuts a bad deal with Iran. Two words: 'Hell no!'" the House speaker said during his weekly press briefing on Wednesday. "We're going to do no such thing."
  • Islamic Terrorist Captured In Tel Aviv, Case Goes To ICC

    01/21/2015 2:11:40 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 10 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | January 21, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyTel Aviv, Israel — January 21, 2015 … An elite Israeli police unit, which serves both prisons and courts, reacted quickly in capturing a 22-year-old Islamic terrorist from the West Bank city of Tulkarm. The terrorist boarded bus number 40 in central Tel Aviv and began to attack the driver. The wounded driver Herzl Biton, 55, a father of three and a bus driver for over 23 years responded by spraying the attacker with mace spray. Biton, who was stabbed in the chest, was evacuated by Magen David Adom emergency medical services to Ichilov and...
  • Boehner rolls out welcome mat to Netanyahu for Iran speech; Update:

    01/21/2015 4:54:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 21, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Last night, Barack Obama threatened to veto any new sanctions on Iran that the newly-Republican majority might pass as a way to pressure Tehran to stop its nuclear program. Obama lectured Congress on his successes in “halt[ing] the progress of its nuclear program and reduc[ing] its stockpile of nuclear material,” and warned that Congressional action would isolate the US from its allies: There are no guarantees that negotiations will succeed, and I keep all options on the table to prevent a nuclear Iran. But new sanctions passed by this Congress, at this moment in time, will all but guarantee that...
  • White House: Netanyahu Visit a ‘Departure from Protocol’ (well done, Mr. Speaker!!)

    01/21/2015 11:15:01 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 82 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/21/15 | Charlie Spiering
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest reacted to the news that House Speaker John Boehner had invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint session of Congress, calling it a “departure from protocol.” “The typical protocol would suggest that the leader of a country would contact the leader of another country when he is traveling there and that’s certainly is how President Obama’s trips are planned when we travel overseas,” he said. “This particular event seems to be a departure from that protocol.” Netanyahu’s visit was announced earlier this morning after Obama’s State of the Union address....
  • White House: Boehner Invite to Netanyahu Breach of Protocol

    01/21/2015 9:21:52 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 63 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 21, 2015
    ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE — The White House says House Speaker John Boehner's invitation for Israel's prime minister to come to Washington is a breach of normal diplomatic protocol. President Barack Obama's press secretary, Josh Earnest, says the White House has not heard from Israelis about whether Benjamin Netanyahu plans to speak to Congress Feb. 11. Earnest says they are reserving judgment about the invitation until they've had a chance to speak to the Israelis about what Netanyahu might say.
  • NETANYAHU INVITED TO ADDRESS JOINT SESSION OF U.S. CONGRESS

    01/21/2015 9:39:30 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 32 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | 21 Jan 2015 | CAROLINE MAY
    A day after President Barack Obama addressed a joint session of Congress with the State of the Union address, House Speaker John Boehner is inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before the same group of lawmakers next month. In a letter to Netanyahu dated Wednesday, Boehner invited the Israeli leader to address the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate on February 11. It would be the prime minister’s third appearance before Congress. “Prime Minister Netanyahu is a great friend of our country, and this invitation carries with it our unwavering commitment to the security and well-being of...
  • The “dead” TEA party movement makes itself felt while media/Democrats/GOP-e make believe it is gone

    01/15/2015 8:50:26 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 24 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/15/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Last week both the Republican and Democrat wings of the Uniparty celebrated another “defeat” of the TEA party movement with the re-election of John Boehner as the Speaker of House. After all, try as it might the TEA party movement was not able to muster the necessary votes to at least push the contest into an embarrassing second round. Closer examination suggests a very different reality. The rules of the House say that in an election for Speaker the person who gets the most votes of those actually present when the roll is called wins. Clearly this gives an advantage...
  • Rep Justin Amash (R-Mich) Wants to Have His Cake and Eat It

    01/15/2015 7:22:12 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 14 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 1/15/15 | Steve Berman
    Rep Justin Amash has some ‘splaining to do. But first, some background. Speaker John Boehner showed some backbone on the House floor yesterday, as that body passed a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, with amendments attached which would roll back DACA—something that’s long overdue—and remove funding for President Obama’s executive edicts (they weren’t executive actions because he simply spoke them into being like Zeus from Olympus) dealing with immigration amnesty. Boehner gave a rare speech on the floor of the House, pushing for Congress to actually do its job and legislate, versus just sit back and watch...
  • John Boehner mocks Obama’s knowledge of Constitution

    01/14/2015 9:34:13 AM PST · by yoe · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 14, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Escalating the immigration battle to a war of constitutional proportions, House Speaker John A. Boehner said Wednesday that Congress was canceling President Obama’s deportation amnesties in order to keep faith with the founders’ vision of a government where laws are made by Congress, not the White House. Mr. Boehner, taking to the House floor, said the votes the House will take later Wednesday morning are a signal that Congress means to recapture the powers that have flowed from Capitol Hill to the White House in recent years. “We do not take this action lightly, but simply there is no alternative,”...
  • Boston.com’s Boehner poisoning article sparks furor

    01/14/2015 8:42:48 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 26 replies
    The Boston Globe’s boston.com this morning was silent amid a furor of criticism over their article mocking death threats aimed at Republican House Speaker John Boehner. Boston.com spokeswoman Mary Zanor did not return an email or call for comment today. The story, written by Boston.com associate editor Victor Paul Alvarez and posted on the website’s “Top News” section last evening, was headlined “Would Anyone Have Noticed if Bartender Succeeded in Poisoning John Boehner?” “The question is: Would anyone have noticed? Stories about Boehner’s drinking have circulated for years. His drinking inspired a blog called DrunkBoehner, and in 2010 he brought...
  • Boston.com really wishes Boehner had been successfully poisoned

    01/14/2015 6:44:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/14/2015 | Noah Rothman
    According to prosecutors, Michael Hoyt heard voices. The 44-year-old bartender at the Wetherington Golf & Country Club in West Chester, Ohio also frequently served House Speaker John Boehner. Hoyt had grown convinced that Boehner was frequently rude to him. He blamed the Speaker for the spread of Ebola to the United States. The voices in his head told Hoyt that John Boehner was the devil, and he planned to expose him to the world. So he hatched a plot. According to police, Hoyt had a detailed plan to slip poison into Boehner’s drink, shoot him with a Beretta .380...
  • Cornyn: ‘We Learned the Hard Way’ (they learned to go along with the media narrative)

    01/12/2015 10:21:33 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 1/12/15 | Humberto Sanchez and Niels Lesniewski
    At the start of the last Congress, John Cornyn wrote an editorial titled “Partial Government Shutdown May Be Needed to Restore Fiscal Sanity.” He’s singing a different tune today. “I’ve evolved,” the Texas Republican and newly minted Senate majority whip said in an interview last week with CQ Roll Call. For starters, the memory of the 2013 shutdown over Obamacare instigated by his fellow Texas senator, Ted Cruz, remains fresh. “Part of wisdom is to learn from your experiences, and I think we learned the hard way that shutdowns are not well received by the American people,” Cornyn said. “And...
  • Now out of office, Eric Cantor feels free to be himself; this’ll make you glad he’s gone

    01/12/2015 9:01:17 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/12/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Last June in the run up to a primary he was so sure he would win, former Obama water boy Eric Cantor didn’t bother to campaign. He had told his liars about being a warrior against illegal aliens polluting America and decided to merely wait in Washington for word of his victory. That didn’t happen. He was crushed by a TEA party candidate. When he got his head handed to him Cantor was shocked and acted contrite. That was his act then; but now free to be his real self he is taking some very different positions. As a Wall...
  • 23 Conservative Leaders Warn Boehner Not to Punish GOP Dissenters

    01/10/2015 8:12:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 53 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 7, 2015 | Rob Bluey
    A coalition of 23 leaders in the conservative movement today urged Speaker John Boehner not to punish Republicans who voted against him for the House’s top job.Boehner, who removed two of those dissenters from the powerful Rules Committee after the speaker vote, is now rethinking the decision, according to Politico. A total of 25 Republicans did not vote for Boehner.>>>> The 25 Republicans Who Did Not Vote for John Boehner“It is unacceptable and disappointing to see that some conservatives are already being punished by you and your leadership team for disagreements over policy and the direction of the conference. This...
  • Boehner's embrace of GOP rebels nudges House caucus to right

    01/10/2015 4:59:52 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 49 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 1/10/15 | Charles Babington
    Die-hard House conservatives, after bungling a coup against House Speaker John Boehner, now look like winners who are pushing their Republican caucus farther right. Rather than punish and isolate those who opposed him as leader, Boehner surprised many on Friday by embracing a major immigration plan that's more stringent and conservative than lawmakers had expected. It not only would block President Barack Obama's recent limits on deportations, but also undo earlier protections for immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. The House is pushing toward a vote Wednesday. As the rebellious hard-liners celebrated, mainstream Republicans said Boehner's decision probably...
  • Time for 3rd Party After Boehner Win?

    01/07/2015 3:03:01 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 01/07/2015 | Leo Hohmann
    In recent years, examples of good Christian art have at times been difficult to come by. This is partly due to the increasing preponderance of modern art that is often more focused on “making a statement” (political, social, or otherwise) and “pushing boundaries” than on capturing true beauty and uplifting the human spirit. Despite this, there remain many artists who wish to explore the persons of saints and Biblical figures through their art, whether for their own personal interest or simply because they have been commissioned. The following is a list of nine examples of such art in various styles,...
  • Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) Issues Statement On His John Boehner Vote

    01/07/2015 8:11:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Mick Mulvaney released the following statement: “There was an attempt to oust John Boehner as Speaker of the House today. I didn’t participate in it. That may make some people back home angry. I understand that, but I’ve got some experience with coup attempts against the Speaker, and what I learned two years ago factored heavily in my decision today not to join the mutiny. First, I learned two years ago that people lie about how they are going to vote. And you cannot go into this kind of fight with people you do not trust....
  • Anatomy of a Failed Coup: Boehner’s opponents were slow and uncertain.

    01/07/2015 7:29:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/07/2015 | Joel Gehrke
    Around 10 a.m. this morning, Representative John Fleming (R., Md.) received a phone call from a colleague asking him to vote against Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) on the House floor today. Fleming has a longstanding alliance with Representative Steve King (R., Iowa), Representative Jim Bridenstine (R., Okla.), and other ringleaders of the unsuccessful effort to oust Boehner from the speaker’s chair, which makes it surprising that this was the first time anyone had contacted him about the issue. “To ask me to vote against the speaker on the last day like this, without having an alternative to vote for,...
  • Today’s vote for Speaker mostly a losing situation for America

    01/06/2015 8:42:25 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/6/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    “Today is tomorrow; there are no more tomorrows,” I learned that express in the Marine Corps many years ago. It reminded us that some days bring us to decisive points in history. In terms of the future of the Republican Party “Today is tomorrow,” and what a small band of men and women do this morning will determine whether we as a nation can continue to have a true two Party political system or not. The stage for this crucial moment in history has been set by the fecklessness of the current Speaker John Boehner and his cohorts in leadership...
  • Get off Steve Scalise’s Case

    01/05/2015 6:04:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2015 | Star Parker
    If you want to identify a serious potential leader, someone committed to getting America back on track as a free and prosperous nation under God, just check the intensity of efforts of those on the left to try and destroy the reputation and career of that individual. The more time and energy liberals invest to destroy someone, you can bet that this is someone who loves America, what it stands for, and who can make a difference. Latest case is attacks on Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) because he spoke, in 2002, to the European American Unity and Rights Organization, a...
  • GOP lawmakers back Scalise in supremacist flap

    01/04/2015 10:51:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 4, 2015 12:42 PM EST | Erica Werner
    Republican lawmakers closed ranks Sunday behind the No. 3 House GOP leader, Steve Scalise, as the party aimed to move past the controversy over his speech 12 years ago to a white supremacist group. Scalise has said the speech was a mistake he now regrets, and party leaders, including House Speaker John Boehner, have backed him. Several incoming rank-and-file lawmakers added their support Sunday, including Utah’s Mia Love, the first black female Republican elected to the House. …
  • Gohmert vs. Boehner – the Base vs. the Establishment [CALL CONGRESS NOW!]

    01/06/2015 6:04:45 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 42 replies
    The Life and Liberty Report ^ | January 6, 2015 | The Life and Liberty Report
    If the Republican rank and file were voting today for Speaker of the U.S. House, we all know who would win. And it certainly wouldn't be John Boehner. It wouldn't even be close. Conservatives across the fruited plain know too well by now that Boehner's governing coalition is not with them, but with Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama. Boehner's repeated abandonment of the Hastert rule, which was that no legislation would move in the House unless it was supported by at least a majority of the majority, and his seeking of Democrat votes to pass legislation that is hostile to...
  • Here what you need to know: We don't have 29 definitive nos. But Boehner only has about 130 yes's

    01/06/2015 5:38:54 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 55 replies
    via Daniel Horowitz on twitter Here what you need to know: We don;t have 29 definitive nos. But Boehner only has about 130 yes votes.
  • Justin Amash announces against Boehner

    01/06/2015 5:14:57 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    twitter.com ^ | 1/6/15
    via Jamie Dupree on twitter Rep Justin Amash R-MI says he will not vote for Speaker Boehner
  • Randy Weber announces against Boehner

    01/06/2015 5:02:48 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    via Jamie Dupree on twitter Rep Randy Weber R-TX says he will not vote for Speaker John Boehner; that's 12 public votes against the Speaker
  • John Boehner: The Indefensible Man

    01/06/2015 5:00:57 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 1/6/15 | Daniel Horowitz
    As the dramatic House vote for Speaker draws near, there is one salient observation overlooked by the Washington political class. Nobody – not one member is willing to publicly defend or vouch for Boehner as a bold and effective leader of the Republican opposition or as a spokesman for the party’s conservative platform. It’s no enigma why we are not seeing a cheerleading squad for Boehner; his actions are indefensible. If he privately told Obama to go ahead with executive amnesty, what else has he told him? But still, isn’t there anyone who is willing to go to bat for...
  • Boehner profits from Obamacare stocks

    01/06/2015 4:28:36 AM PST · by Ray76 · 31 replies
    WND ^ | Jan 5, 2015 | Jerome Corsi
    An analysis of Boehner’s current investment holdings includes a number of stocks benefiting from Obamacare in a total portfolio estimated at between $3.5 and $5 million in current market value. Boehner’s Obamacare-related investments trace back to 2009, when the Obama administration was pushing the Affordable Health Care Act through Congress. Boehner has consistently maintained his investments are held in a blind trust and that he does not personally make investment decisions in his own investment portfolio. But few experienced congressional critics believe Boehner and other members of Congress are unaware of their investment holdings, because public disclosure requirements demand yearly...
  • Renee Elmers (R-NC-2) Attacks Boehner Challengers, Says They are Media Whores Without Substance

    01/06/2015 4:19:02 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 31 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | The Right Scoop
    Today Boehner lackey Renee Elmers attacked Boehner challengers Rep. Gohmert and Rep. Yoho as media whores with no substance whatsoever: Monday on NewsMax TV’s “Midpoint,” Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) without naming names blasted members of Congress who have come out against House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) in his bid for a third term as speaker. Ellmers said, “Those who are acting out right now though are getting some media attention. That is all it is. It’s media attention. These are folks that thrive on it. They are bad actors right now because they are acting as though they are going...
  • Speaker Boehner staves off dissenters (Another Purge in the Works!)

    01/06/2015 3:57:11 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | January 5, 2015 | JAKE SHERMAN and JOHN BRESNAHAN
    Speaker John Boehner hopes Tuesday is the beginning of a new reality on Capitol Hill. For years, Boehner has had to stroke the egos of his House Republican Conference’s far-right fringe, the hardline conservatives who had an outsized voice in every legislative debate and often dragged the entire party with them, even when he implored them to ease up. Now, though, the Ohio Republican and his allies are confident he will win his third term as speaker on Tuesday without the dozen or so “Hell no!” conservatives who have seemingly stymied him at every turn. He will lose the support...