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  • A Conservative Waterloo: John Boehner Must Go

    12/16/2014 6:27:45 AM PST · by PROCON · 16 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Dec. 16, 2014 | Layne Hansen
    It is time to stop thinking of John Boehner and the rest of the Republican congressional leadership as being cowardly and recognize them for what they are: part of The Ruling Class that believes it has the right to tell the rest of us how to live. Since conservative voters handed a majority in the House of Representatives to the Republican Party in 2010, there have been countless missteps and opportunities to stop Democrats. It began with that first lame duck session when Republicans gave Obama some victories that eventually boosted his popularity and washed away the memory of the...
  • The Best Endorsement: Nancy Pelosi Doesn’t Like It

    12/13/2014 2:14:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2014 | John Ransom
    Say what you will about the compromises contained in John Boehner’s spending bill, but there is at least one thing about it I love: Nancy Pelosi hates it. At issue are the reform measures the GOP inserted in the bill to get rid of excessive regulation in Dodd-Frank and so-called campaign finance reform. Pelosi expressed enormous disappointment in the White House, which supported Boehner’s bill, would support the roll back of Dodd-Frank and the 1st Amendment violations in the name of campaign finance reform. The thing conservatives should understand about this lame duck Congress is that what they do here...
  • Reindeer farmer saves 'cromnibus' with yes vote (Kerry Bentivolio, R-Mich.)

    12/11/2014 10:58:19 AM PST · by maggief · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 11, 2014 | Cristina Marcos
    The cromnibus had an unlikely savior Thursday afternoon in the form of a lame-duck lawmaker who used to raise reindeer. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.), who lost his primary earlier this year, was originally among the conservative Republicans who voted against the rule. Without the help of Democrats, Republicans could only lose 17 of their own to pass the rule, which sets up floor debate for the underlying "cromnibus" spending bill. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) intervened once there were 18 Republican defectors — and not a single Democrat voting "yes." Many Democrats will vote against the government spending measure because they...
  • Boehner to Aide-Turned-Lobbyist: 'No One Ever Really Leaves Boehnerland'

    12/12/2014 4:23:54 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/12/14 | Wynton Hall
    Speaker John Boehner's top aide for more than two decades, Dave Schnittger, has announced he is leaving Boehner's office and walking through Washington's revolving door to become a lobbyist at powerhouse Squire Patton Boggs--a move that will give Schnittger maximum leverage for the next two years of Boehner's speakership. "We always say that 'no one ever really leaves Boehnerland' and I'm particularly happy that Dave--the unofficial 'Dean of Boehnerland'--isn't going too far," said Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) in a statement to Politico. Boehner credited Schnittger as being the "beating heart" of Boehner's political apparatus. Schnittger, or "Schnit" as Beltway insiders...
  • It’s time for John Boehner to go

    12/12/2014 4:09:31 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 71 replies
    thepunditpress.com ^ | 12/12/14 | Dan Wilson
    Since the Republicans regained control of the House of Representatives, we expected wonderful changes to come. We once again had control over the house along with having the ability to have some control over what was taking place to our Country. We knew that President Obama was a rogue President who had control over both houses. This left the Republican Party with virtually nothing they could do. Even when President Obama’s own party did not agree with him. He would simply use executive privilege and pass it anyway. After the election and the Republicans gained control over the House of...
  • Rep. Steve King: ‘They Drive Wedges Between Us’

    The congressman speaks with Jim Rutenberg about the “I-word” and showing Gov. Chris Christie the ropes in Iowa. Your outspoken nature has drawn national attention, especially on Twitter. You and your wife have had some fun reading the nastier tweets in public. Any favorites? One said I smelled like “mothballs and dusty Bibles,” or something like that. (SNIP) We picked up 15 seats in the House and maybe nine in the Senate. That’s the kind of punishment I can handle. (SNIP) Whatever kind of crisis emerges, the agenda that they have long advocated for magically becomes the silver bullet for...
  • No. 2 Senate Dem: 'We've got a problem' if Dodd-Frank rider stays

    12/12/2014 2:00:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/11/14 | Rebecca Shabad
    Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Thursday morning slammed a provision in the pending spending bill that would repeal a piece of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law and expressed doubt that enough Democrats could support the package if that rider remains. “I just spoke to Nancy Pelosi. The Democrats believe this is an odious provision that should not be included. Many of us feel the same way,” said Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “[Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio)] can take it out in the bat of any eye, and I hope he will....
  • GOP makes one-week funding backup plan

    12/11/2014 8:20:48 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/11/2014 | JAKE SHERMAN and JOHN BRESNAHAN
    The government funding debate might last until next week. House Republicans are warning Democrats that if they cannot pass the long-term government funding bill Thursday, they will pass a one-week stopgap bill and come back next week to pass a three-month funding bill. The warning from GOP leadership has been delivered to congressional Democrats. Republicans still want to pass a deal today. “We expect the bill to pass with bipartisan support today, but if it does not, we will pass a short-term CR to avoid a government shutdown,” said Michael Steel, spokesman for John Boehner. “The length and other details...
  • Obama Sees an Iran Deal That Could Avoid Congress

    10/19/2014 6:29:42 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 43 replies
    No one knows if the Obama administration will manage in the next five weeks to strike what many in the White House consider the most important foreign policy deal of his presidency: an accord with Iran that would forestall its ability to make a nuclear weapon. But the White House has made one significant decision: If agreement is reached, President Obama will do everything in his power to avoid letting Congress vote on it.
  • Obama Sees an Iran Deal That Could Avoid Congress [Obama to Boehner: "Get Lost!"]

    10/19/2014 8:08:14 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    NYTimes ^ | October 19, 2014 | DAVID E. SANGER
    Obama Sees an Iran Deal That Could Avoid Congress By DAVID E. SANGER OCT. 19, 2014 WASHINGTON — No one knows if the Obama administration will manage in the next five weeks to strike what many in the White House consider the most important foreign policy deal of his presidency: an accord with Iran that would forestall its ability to make a nuclear weapon. But the White House has made one significant decision: If agreement is reached, President Obama will do everything in his power to avoid letting Congress vote on it. Even while negotiators argue over the number of...
  • DC chuckles after GOP congressman rules out impeaching Obama because – 'Have you met Joe Biden?'

    11/14/2014 12:15:25 PM PST · by maggief · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 14, 2014 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    Trey Gowdy said his party can't impeach the president over his threatened immigration overhaul – but only because Biden would become president The folksy Biden wants the top job for himself but Republicans see him as a potentially embarrassing one-man gaffe factory One senior House GOP aide said Biden is 'two floppy shoes short of a complete clown outfit' and Obama's 'insurance policy' Gowdy hinted that impeachment is being dangled by the White House as bait in the hope that the GOP will destroy its own credibility by trying it A Texas Republican congressman and a judge-turned-news-analyst floated the idea...
  • Surrender:Why does anyone ever vote for Republican Party…at least one run by Boehner & McConnell?

    12/09/2014 11:20:50 AM PST · by Starman417 · 127 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-09-14 | Vince
    Do you ever wonder sometimes why Americans vote? How many times have you heard people say “I don’t vote because my vote doesn’t really matter, those politicians are going to do what they want regardless of how I vote.” In some cases that’s true. Obamacare was a perfect example. In January 2010 Scott Brown won his campaign for the Senate in deep blue Massachusetts by promising to be the 41st vote against Obamacare. The Democrats didn’t care, and despite the fact that 60% of the American people were opposed to Obamacare, they sidestepped Brown and used “reconciliation” to shove the...
  • GOP Spending Bill Gives Nearly $1 Billion To Aid Border Migrants

    12/09/2014 8:53:08 AM PST · by navysealdad · 206 replies
    The GOP’s draft 2015 “omnibus” spending bill reportedly includes $948 million to help poor and unskilled Central American migrants establish themselves in the United States, but includes no effective restrictions on President Barack Obama’s plan to provide work permits and tax payments to millions of resident illegal immigrants. That new spending works out to $16,928 for each of the 56,000 youths, young adults and children who crossed the border during the 12 months up to October 2014.
  • Boehner reappoints Gowdy as head of House Select Committee on Benghazi

    11/24/2014 6:07:16 PM PST · by PROCON · 23 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Nov. 24, 2014
    House Speaker John Boehner announced Monday that he is reappointing Rep. Trey Gowdy as chairman of the House Select Committee probing the Benghazi attack. Boehner said in a statement that there are still many unanswered questions about the Sept. 11, 2012 attack in Libya. U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans died in the attack. “I look forward to the definitive report Chairman Gowdy and the Select Committee will present to the American people,” Boehner, R-Ohio, said. Boehner said that he is also re-appointing all the Republican members of the committee.
  • House-Senate negotiators near spending deal

    12/08/2014 9:50:04 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/08/14 | David Rogers
    The goal is to have the massive measure ready by late Monday
  • Boehner’s Budget Cram-Down Imposes Risks On GOP Reps

    12/08/2014 8:47:15 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/8/14 | Neil Munro
    House Speaker John Boehner is releasing the huge, $1 trillion 2015 government budget on Monday, only three days before the vote on Wednesday, Dec. 11. That delay jams GOP legislators, who won’t be able to identify or oppose many of the unpopular spending programs that are likely buried deep inside the complex budget, which was drafted by GOP and Democratic members of the appropriations committees. “There’s no way this huge bill can be addressed effectively,” Sen. Jeff Sessions, the ranking GOP member of the Senate’e budget committee, said on Sunday. “There are going to be thousands of pages.” Boehner has...
  • Boehner Suggests He Won’t Cave to Conservatives on ‘Cromnibus’ (Video)

    12/05/2014 5:04:13 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 44 replies
    blogs.rollcall.com ^ | 12/4/14 | Matt Fuller
    As conservatives push back against a bill to fund the government past Dec. 11, Speaker John A. Boehner signaled Thursday that he didn’t expect to make any sizable changes to the so-called “cromnibus” in order to placate voices to the right. “I expect that we’ll have bipartisan support to pass the omnibus,” Boehner told reporters Thursday, in response to a question on whether the Ohio Republican anticipated needing some Democratic votes to pass the bill, and whether that would give Democrats leverage on negotiating riders in the appropriations bill. Conservatives are bashing the cromnibus — which would fund all elements...
  • John Boehner: Screwing the American People

    12/08/2014 6:42:44 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    teapartynation.com ^ | 12/6/14 | Judson Phillips
    Now that he feels secure that he will have another term as Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner is going full liberal on America. He is preparing to push an Amnesty bill through the House next year. He has completely abandoned any attempt to repeal, replace or even reduce Obamacare. And he is spending money like a drunken Democrat. From The Hill: House conservatives are griping that Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is putting the squeeze on them by rushing through a $1 trillion spending bill in Congress’s last week in session. Appropriators are expected to roll out the...
  • John Boehner Just Summed Up His Approach To Barack Obama In 2 Incredible Sentences

    12/04/2014 12:42:20 PM PST · by Kartographer · 77 replies
    Business Insider via Yahoo News ^ | 12/4/14 | Colin Campbell
    "The more the president talks about his ideas, the more unpopular he becomes. Why would I want to deprive him of that opportunity?"
  • The Washington DC version of Elf on the Shelf

    12/03/2014 3:35:04 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 12-3-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • John Boehner: The Lion of the House of Representatives…

    12/03/2014 11:36:28 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 14 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 12-3-14 | The Looking Spoon
    He just not the kind of lion America should expect... It's getting a little tiresome seeing the same story with the budget year after year with him in charge.
  • Ringside Turkey of the Year: John Boehner

    12/03/2014 9:59:57 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/03/14 | Jeff Crouere
    Sadly, the Speaker is bereft of courage, principles and political instincts Each year during the Thanksgiving season, Americans enjoy turkey as the main course in cherished family dinner traditions. However, at Ringside Politics, we evaluate political or media “turkeys” who have been nominated for our annual award. As usual, we had plenty of nominees to consider for the 2014 “Turkey of the Year Award.” Unlike most honors our award is not coveted, for the honoree should hold his or her head in shame. The winner is someone who engaged in especially dumb behavior, befitting of the pea brained fowl we...
  • John Boehner Knocks Obama IRS Targeting Defense as ‘Inconceivable'

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

    05/15/2013 8:28:15 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 144 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 5-15-2013 | Jim Hoft
    FULL TITLE - "BREAKING: Boehner on IRS Scandal: My Question Isn’t Who’s Going to Resign, My Question Is Who Is Going to Jail? (Video)" The Republican Leadership team held a press conference this morning. Speaker Boehner led off and finished with this: “In addition to this the IRS has admitted to targeting conservatives. Even if the White House happens to be stuck on the word “if.” Well my question isn’t about who’s going to resign. My question is about who’s going to jail.“ Via America’s Newsroom: [video]
  • Make Obama and the Republican Establishment an offer they can’t refuse

    11/25/2014 10:36:06 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/25/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Now that Barack Obama has granted millions of illegal aliens’ amnesty and stretched our social systems to the point of collapse the question becomes: How do we respond? First we need to determine who “we” are. We know Obama’s allies in the Republican Establishment (GOPe) are not on America’s side and although this complicates our task, it does not make it impossible. There are some things we could do, such as; mass deportations; withholding funds for Obama’s actions and/or blocking them with a government shutdown or even bringing impeachment proceedings against him. Each of these steps has merit, but each...
  • JARRETT: BOEHNER ASKED OBAMA FOR HELP AVOIDING CONSERVATIVES' IRE

    11/24/2014 9:46:13 AM PST · by ~Vor~ · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11.24.14 | Caroline May
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) requested that President Barack Obama avoid making a “very public push” on immigration during the midterm primaries, according to White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett.
  • 'We Will Not Engage': Michele Bachmann Reveals GOP Plans to Ignore Executive Amnesty

    11/23/2014 1:56:24 PM PST · by Ray76 · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nov 22, 2104 | Robert Wilde
    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn) revealed on Saturday that Republican leadership, led by Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Oh), has no intention of resisting President Obama’s executive amnesty that he ordered on Thursday. “They acted as though the amnesty issue wasn’t even an issue. They said that the President is going to do what he’s going to do, and we are not going to get down in the mud with him. We are not going to engage, and what we are going to do is to talk about our positive solutions on jobs, the economy, education, and manufacturing,” Bachmann said.
  • Boehner: House GOP files Obamacare suit

    11/21/2014 9:22:23 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 83 replies
    House Speaker John Boehner said Friday he has sued the Obama Administration in federal court over its decisions to make changes to the President's health care law, which congressional Republicans argue were unconstitutional. The move was expected for months -- the GOP-controlled House of Representatives voted to approve the lawsuit in July. But Boehner had trouble retaining a law firm that would take the case because of the political furor over the controversial health care law. "Time after time, the President has chosen to ignore the will of the American people and re-write federal law on his own without a...
  • President Obama Changing The Rules On Illegal Immigration (O'Reilly's "Humane" comment bites back?

    11/20/2014 12:40:41 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 16 replies
    Bill O'Reilly (The O'Reilly Factor) ^ | 6/15/2012 | Bill O'Reilly
    In a very political move, the president has announced new rules for a specific group of illegal aliens. If your parents brought you to America when you were under 16, if you have completed high school, or served in the military, and if you are under the age of 30 now, then you are most likely going to stay in America. ... As for the policy, how can you blame kids when they are dragged to the US? It's not the child's fault that laws were broken. Thus the new policy is humane, and the President believes it will make...
  • WSJ/NBC Poll Finds Americans Want Parties To Work Together

    11/20/2014 6:25:11 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 68 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/19/2014 | Patrick O'Connor
    Some 63% Want Candidates Elected This Year to Broker Deals With Lawmakers From Across Aisle Americans are largely pleased with the outcome of this month's midterm elections but have little faith that Republican gains in the House and Senate will prompt the two parties to work more closely to solve the nation's problems, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds. Weeks after Republicans recaptured the Senate and tightened their grip on the House, roughly three-fourths of poll participants said this month's midterm results woul produce "just some" or "not that much" change in a country that most believe has...
  • I can't believe an old man like John Boehner is in charge of the Republicans at a time like this

    I can't believe an old man like John Boehner is in charge of the Republicans at a time like this. "When I hear John Boehner speak, I can't believe a man like that is in charge of the opposition party at a time like this," Savage said to his listeners. We're fighting for everything that's sacred to us as Americans, and this is the leader we have right now? This weak, sad sack of an old man who has one foot in retirement and the other one someplace else? Meanwhile we have Obama, a vigorous young man, running interference, decimating...
  • Boehner: Keystone Veto Would Be Like 'Calling the American People Stupid'

    11/18/2014 9:56:58 AM PST · by PROCON · 11 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Nov. 18, 2014 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - "Tonight the Senate has an important opportunity to send a bill to build the Keystone Pipeline to the president's desk," House Speaker John Boehner told a news conference on Tuesday. "Now let's be clear about this. A Keystone Pipeline veto would send the signal that this president has no interest in listening to the American people. Vetoing an overwhelmingly popular bill would be a clear indication that he doesn't care about the American people's priorities.""It would be the equivalent of calling the American people 'stupid,'" Boehner said.
  • Boehner opts for Obamacare over Medicare

    11/18/2014 9:25:15 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/18/2014 | JENNIFER HABERKORN
    House Speaker John Boehner became eligible for Medicare when he turned 65 years old Monday, but he’s not planning to sign up. Instead, Boehner is going to keep his “expensive” Obamacare insurance plan. The Affordable Care Act required members of Congress to get off the federal government’s insurance plan and, in most cases, enroll in an Obamacare policy. When members turn 65, they become eligible for Medicare as well. When asked at a press conference on Tuesday about his health care coverage plans, he paused and laughed. “I’ll continue to purchase my expensive health care coverage,” he said in an...
  • Trolling the GOP - [Obama's] plan to mess with Boehner’s leadership strategy?

    11/19/2014 12:53:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | November 18, 2014 | Bill Scher
    <p>When the Obama administration last week began the process of preparing the media and the public about the president’s plan to unilaterally suspend deportation for as many as 6 million illegal immigrants, it did not go to a Latino outlet like Univision. It did not communicate to the liberal base via the Huffington Post or even old standbys like the New York Times and the Washington Post. The “exclusive” went to Fox News.</p>
  • Once More, President Obama Is Doing The Republicans’ Jobs For Them

    11/15/2014 12:05:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | November 15, 2014 | Rmuse
    There is an idiom that parents and employers likely put in practice when an important task has to be completed correctly; “If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.” President Obama certainly understands that sentiment with a slight variation; if the nation wants anything done at all, the President has to do it himself due to Republicans who have done nothing since January 2009. Sometime next week, after waiting patiently for Ted Cruz to order House Republicans to take up, and pass, the Senate’s bipartisan immigration reform, the President will take action on immigration reform. The...
  • Boehner Promises Amnesty Bill, then Reelected Speaker - (Nov. 4 was a waste).

    11/15/2014 11:15:46 AM PST · by INVAR · 87 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | November 13th, 2014 | Daniel Horowitz
    It’s as if the November 4 elections never occurred. Today, the new House membership met in a private conclave and reelected every one of their top leaders by voice vote. This includes John Boehner (R-OH) as Speaker, Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as Majority Leader, Steve Scalise (R-LA) as Majority Whip, and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) as Conference Chair. At a time of one of the worst constitutional crises in our nation’s history, when the president is threatening to imminently remake our society with immigration amnesty – a policy over which Congress holds absolute power – Republican leadership elections lacked any debate...
  • Ted Cruz’s nutty Senate takeover: Why GOP’s “amnesty” freakout is a horrifying omen (Smell the fear)

    11/14/2014 11:19:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Salon ^ | November 14, 2014 | Elias Isquith
    At certain moments during the past year’s long and often tedious march to November, the political class, already bored with discussing a GOP Senate takeover most considered nearly certain, started debating a few post-election hypotheticals. With Republicans in control in both the House and the Senate, would the president try again to strike the elusive grand bargain?(No.) Would Senate Republicans retaliate against Democrats for choosing the so-called nuclear option? (Maybe.) Would Democrats filibuster relentlessly, like Republicans did when they were the minority party in the Senate? (Probably not.) Of all the questions about a Republican Senate that hovered over the...
  • Cantor slayer will back Boehner

    11/14/2014 3:37:07 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 14, 2014 | By Cristina Marcos
    Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.), who shockingly toppled former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) in a primary this summer, says he'll support John Boehner (R-Ohio) for Speaker. Brat told The Hill he plans to vote for Boehner on the floor in January when the Speaker is elected by the full House for the new Congress. "As of right now, yeah," Brat said. "I'm optimistic our leadership's going to move forward on the principles I ran on."
  • Executive Orders: Issuance and Revocation

    11/13/2014 8:45:42 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 12 replies
    Congressional Revocation and Alteration of Executive Orders Further, as long as it is not constitutionally based, Congress may repeal a presidential order, or terminate the underlying authority upon which the action is predicated. For example, in 2006, Congress revoked part of an executive order from November 12, 1838, which reserved certain public land for lighthouse purposes. 28 Congress has also explicitly revoked executive orders in their entirety, such as in the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which revoked a December 13, 1912, executive order that created Naval Petroleum Reserve Numbered 2. 29 Another example of the express nullification of an...
  • Congressional Revocation and Alteration of Executive Orders (How to Kill the Amnesty EO)

    11/13/2014 2:06:46 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 168 replies
  • 'All options are on the table': Boehner refuses to rule out shutdown to block Obama from amnesty

    11/13/2014 7:52:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | November 13, 2014 | Francesca Chambers
    * Obama is reportedly looking to expand his deferred action program to include any one who came to the U.S. as a child * The sweeping order would also allow parents of both citizen children and illegal immigrant children to remain in the U.S. * As many as 4.5 million illegal immigrants with U.S. born children could be protected * A growing number of conservatives are pledging to stop Obama by restricting immigration funding in an upcoming spending bill * Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell has explicitly said there won't be another government shutdown - period House Speaker John Boehner...
  • Boehner: I Begged Obama For Another Shot At Amnesty

    11/13/2014 8:18:47 AM PST · by servo1969 · 118 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 11-13-2014 | JONATHAN STRONG
    After a White House meeting last week, Republicans described Speaker John Boehner aggressively confronting President Obama over the president's planned executive amnesty, prompting an extended period of a defensive Obama attempting to justify his actions. But a key moment of the meeting, left out from those accounts, was unveiled by Boehner himself in an exuberant moment of boasting in a closed-door meeting with GOP colleagues minutes ago. Boehner recalled telling Obama, “Mr. President, just give us one more chance to do this the right way. If we can't, then do what you gotta do.” The sentiment, recalled by several lawmakers...
  • 10 freshmen who could trouble leadership

    11/09/2014 12:26:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 8, 2014 | Cristina Marcos
    House Republicans will have their largest majority since the 1930s next year, but that doesn't mean Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) job will be easy.The House GOP leadership's struggles in keeping members in line over the past four years have been well documented. Some of the incoming freshmen will likely join the ranks of conservatives who frequently oppose leadership initiatives.Among the new freshmen, for instance, is one congressman-elect who has called Hillary Clinton the "anti-Christ," another who has suggested Muslims don't deserve First Amendment rights, and yet another who has declared himself open to the idea of the United States invading...
  • Obama golfs without Boehner, sends GOP home with six-pack of WH home-brew

    11/09/2014 8:41:07 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/8/2014 | SUSAN CRABTREE
    After this week’s latest Democratic shellacking at the polls, President Obama joked that he might consider “letting John Boehner beat me again at golf.” Obama and the Ohio Republican are known for their love of the game. Obama golfs without Boehner
  • Nancy Cordes Badgers Speaker Boehner On ‘Hell No’ Members Of GOP Caucus (AKA The Tea Party)

    11/06/2014 4:40:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 6, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    During his post-election news conference, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was repeatedly pressed by CBS News reporter Nancy Cordes about “a new crop of conservatives coming into the House” who she implied Boehner would have trouble managing. The CBS reporter asked Boehner “so the hell no caucus as you’ve put it is getting bigger and some of them don’t think you’re conservative enough. How do you deal with them differently than you did in the last Congress?”(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Cordes began her questioning by listing off some new members of Congress “who have suggested among other things that women need to submit to...
  • Boehner: Time For Gop-led Congress To Deal With Immigration

    11/06/2014 4:07:39 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 102 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/6/14 | Tony Lee
    On Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said it is time for a Republican-led Congress to move an immigration bill forward, so long as President Obama doesn't "burn himself" by enacting executive amnesty before the end of the year. -snip- Referring to immigration, Boehner also said that "it is time for the Congress of the United States to deal with a very difficult issue in our society." He noted that immigration has become a "political football" over the last ten years and said it is his personal belief that "it's just time to deal with this."
  • The Dirty & The Desperate

    11/06/2014 2:03:15 PM PST · by xuberalles · 8 replies
    Self | 11/6/14 | Me
    The joint press conference by John Boehner and Mitch McConnell sounded promising today - rife with brash bravado and 5 o'clock news assurances - but we've heard this song and dance before only to watch them retreat and surrender to the pen of Obama's radicalism. So why should "We the People", those who suffer the brunt of the fallout from their failure, trust their grandstanding when Senator Ted Cruz and Trey Gowdy have never wavered from their conservative principles and commitments? This is not a game, or a high school popularity contest, no matter how desperate Speaker Boehner and Senator...
  • Jewish Republicans Help Take Senate, House – Look To 2016

    11/05/2014 12:21:10 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 14 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | November 5, 2014 | Herb Brandon
    By Herb Brandon Israel News AgencyWashington — November 5, 2014 … Contrary to the myth that all American Jews vote with Democratic and other liberal parties, thousands yesterday helped the Republican party to retake the US House of Representatives and the US Senate. “For many of us, we didn’t see this Republican victory as one club conquering another,” said Joel Leyden, Director of Israel 4 USA. “We realized that the mid-term elections represented basic security issues for both the US and Israel. Between suffering terror attacks in Jerusalem, threats to the US by ISIS, Islamic Jihad and Hamas and having...
  • White House tries to ease flare-up over Netanyahu insults

    10/29/2014 10:57:35 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/29/14
    The White House on Wednesday sought to tamp down the controversy over a magazine piece that detailed deep tensions between the U.S. and Israel – and quoted an unnamed senior Obama administration official calling the Israeli leader a “chickenshit.” Administration officials, including White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, did not deny the quote. They also did not signal there would be any robust effort to find out who said it. But Alistair Baskey, spokesman for the National Security Council, said the criticism does not reflect how the rest of the administration views Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “Certainly that's not the...
  • Despite Hype, GOP still hasn't sued Obama [Boehner Lies!]

    10/25/2014 11:53:07 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/24/2014 | Josh Gerstein
    It takes about 10 minutes to walk from the Capitol to the federal courthouse just down the hill, but House Republicans haven’t managed to make that trip in the four months since they announced they’d be suing the president. House Speaker John Boehner came out swinging hard last June when he announced that his chamber would take President Barack Obama to court. The suit, charging that the president grossly exceeded his constitutional authority by failing to implement portions of the Obamacare law, was billed as an election-season rallying point for aggrieved Republicans. But days before the midterms the House’s legal...