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  • Is the Kasich mini-surge over?

    10/05/2015 10:08:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/05/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Back when Ohio Governor John Kasich first announced his presidential bid I asked a number of questions regarding his candidacy. While understanding that he likely had a greater chance of carrying Ohio – still important – there seemed to be two big arguments against him. First, he didn’t seem to be taking up a very different lane than some of the other establishment candidates in the race who also had gubernatorial experience and fairly standard, mainstream party positions. Second, he had obvious hits on his track record, including a budget which raised taxes on tobacco and energy as well...
  • Ted Cruz to meet with House insurgents one day before GOP elections

    10/05/2015 9:49:36 AM PDT · by VinL · 13 replies
    WashExaminer ^ | 10/5/15 | David Drucker
    Sen. Ted Cruz will meet with a group of House Republicans one day before they're scheduled to vote for a new senior leadership team. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, has invited the Texas Republican, leading presidential contender, to address his Conservative Opportunity Society at a Wednesday breakfast meeting. The agenda, according to the invitation, is "conservative strategy for the remainder of the year." Cruz has meddled in House affairs on several occassions, advising supportive insurgent Republicans in the chamber on key legislation and strategic matters. However, it's unclear if Cruz, who ranks fifth in the Washington Examiner's presidential power rankings, plans...
  • One-on-One Match-ups - Trump Persuasion Series [Scott Adams {Dilbert}]

    10/05/2015 8:57:08 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 23 replies
    Dilbert ^ | October 1, 2015 | Scott Adams
    Warning: This post will generate massive cognitive dissonance in some readers. If you think you can learn from that, please read on. If that prospect makes you uncomfortable, please dont read it. If you compare Donald Trump to whoever you have in mind as your ideal president, Trump probably comes up short. There are plenty of qualities one might want in a president that Trump doesnt have. So I understand why people think he cant get elected. But Trump will not be running against anyones imaginary standard for president. He will run against real people. Thats where things get...
  • Obama rejects candidates' ideas for solving crisis in Syria

    10/04/2015 7:06:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 10/03/15 | JULIE PACE
    WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama is accusing White House hopefuls of concocting "half-baked" ideas for solving the crisis in Syria, appearing to even dismiss his former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's call for a no-fly zone before later clarifying his view of the Democratic front-runner. The idea of a no-fly zone a region of Syria that the United States would protect from bombing to create a safe corridor for refugees has emerged as a favorite option for Democratic and Republican candidates. It's a plan that allows them to stake out a more aggressive military posture than...
  • How 7 years of Obama brought the world from Kumbaya to chaos

    10/04/2015 10:39:25 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 3, 2015 | NY Post Editorial Board
    <p>Three years ago, Obama ridiculed Mitt Romneys statement that Russia remained Americas main foe, taunting: The 1980s are calling to ask for their foreign policy back.</p> <p>Four years earlier, Obama stood at Berlins Brandenburg Gate to declare all people would join him around a global campfire and end the worlds evils and miseries.</p>
  • Bernie Sanders Supports U.S. Arming Rebels To Overthrow Syrian President Assad, Opposes No-Fly Zone

    10/04/2015 9:04:49 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    HNGN ^ | 10/4/15 | Taylor Tyler
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders said Saturday that he supports the U.S.'s continued arming and funding of so-called moderate rebels fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but contrasted himself with front-runner Hillary Clinton by opposing the establishment of a unilateral American no-fly zone in the country. -snip- No-fly zones have also been proposed recently by Republican presidential candidates Carly Fiorina, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
  • Kasich calls for Syria no-fly zones, warns Russia to comply

    10/04/2015 3:48:42 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    AP Yahoo ^ | 10/2/15 | RIK STEVENS
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Friday the United States should establish no-fly zones and sanctuaries along Syria's border with Jordan and Turkey, and warn aggressors, specifically Russian President Vladimir Putin, that they violate those buffers at their own risk. Campaigning in New Hampshire, the Republican presidential hopeful said the U.S. must send a message that military retaliation is a guarantee, not an idle threat, if conditions are not met. "You enter that no-fly zone, you enter at your own peril," Kasich said. "No more red lines, no more looking the other way. If any hostile aircraft should enter that, there...
  • ANAPHYLACTIC SHOCK: GOPe in panic mode-Kasich support evaporates & Jeb! numbers drop below Biden IQ

    10/04/2015 2:37:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | October 4, 2015 | Doug Ross
    The Beltway Establishment's secretive plan to hand Jeb Bush the GOP nomination by flooding the zone with candidates (also known as the "GOPe Splitter Strategy") has totally unravelled. Let's start in New Hampshire, where support for John Kasich has fallen off the cliff: The rise of anti-establishment candidates ... have stalled Ohio Gov. John Kasich's momentum in New Hampshire, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll shows. Kasich, who a month ago sat in second place, behind real estate mogul Donald Trump, does not rank among the Republican presidential field's top 5 this time. Kasich has distinguished himself as a...
  • Boehner might postpone elections for majority leader, whip

    10/04/2015 1:19:57 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/04/2015 | Jake Sherman
    Speaker John Boehner is considering delaying the internal election for House majority leader and majority whip, leaving only the party vote for speaker to be decided on Thursday, according to multiple Republican sources with direct knowledge of the deliberations. Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) is circulating a letter requesting a delay in the elections for the No. 2 and No. 3 slots in leadership. There is also widespread interest in considering a change in internal party rules that would force candidates to resign chairmanships and leadership slots to run for new office.  There is serious unrest in the House Republican...
  • 12-year-old boy suspended for staring at girl

    10/04/2015 2:17:12 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 48 replies
    WXIX ^ | 10/04/2015 | Michael Baldwin
    A 12-year-old boy is suspended from school for 'staring' at another student. It happened in September of 2014 at St. Gabriel Consolidated School in Glendale. The parents filed suit in Hamilton County Common Pleas court to try and get the suspension erased claiming the school didnt give their son due process. A Judge denied the claim, which means as of now the suspension of the 12-year-old stands. The perception is he intimidated her, said Candice Tolbert, his mother. My son stared at a girl who was engaged in a staring game, she said. She giggled the entire time, she said...
  • Trump Leading by 27% in Union Stronghold as Teamsters Want Meeting and Unions Abandon Hillary

    10/03/2015 6:30:57 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 55 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | Oct 1, 2015
    Reports say that the influential Teamsters union may snub Hillary Clinton in favor of endorsing a Republican candidate such as Donald Trump for the White House in 2016.Such a move would likely be a notable boost for Republicans with Independents and “Reagan Democrats,” a critical segment of swing-voters that candidates spend millions trying to woo. These “middle of the road” type voters are crucial to winning bellwether regions like Michigan’s Macomb County.Clinton also faces snubs from other powerful unions like the AFL-CIO and AFSCME, refusing to back Hillary as they try to push Vice President Joe Biden into the race.According...
  • A Voter Who Didn't Know the Name of the Candidate He Was Supporting

    10/03/2015 8:29:41 PM PDT · by Ziva · 17 replies
    Vanity press | 10/3/2015 | Ziva
    I was a a Maker Faire today and noticed a 60ish man wearing a shirt with the words "United We Stand" and "9-11-2001" on it. Thinking he might be a fellow traveler, I struck up a conversation and asked him who was supporting for President. "Not Biden, not Biden," he said. "I don't want Hillary either. Um, what is his name? Oh yeah, Boehner!" (He pronounced it properly as 'Bayner'.) "Boehner?" I replied. "Are you sure you mean Boehner?" "Yeah, Boehner," he insisted. I took pity on him. "Do you mean 'Bernie'? Bernie Sanders?" "Yes, that's who it is," said...
  • US politicians offer neither consensus nor solutions on Syria (Carly, Jeb, Kasich want No-Fly Zone)

    10/03/2015 6:54:02 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Guardian ^ | 10/3/15 | Lucia Graves
    For years, Republicans have criticised Barack Obama for not doing more to stop the brutalities carried out by Syrian President Bashar al-Assads regime and to fight Isis. But what they think Obama should do and what the long-term solution might be remained hazy. -snip- Republican rising star Carly Fiorina had already called on the US to enforce a no-fly zone in Syria to protect US-backed rebel fighters, as had Jeb Bush in unequivocal terms. On Friday, another Republican presidential contender joined their camp: You enter that no-fly zone, you enter at your own peril, said Governor John Kasich. No more...
  • Carly Fiorina stands by 2013 attack on Ted Cruz (feels sorry for Boehner)

    10/02/2015 9:46:47 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 32 replies
    MofoPolitics ^ | Oct. 2, 2015
    In 2013, Fiorina said of Cruzs effort to defund Obamacare: "Everyone could see this train wreck coming. I actually feel bad for John Boehner. And I think Ted Cruzs tactics were wrong. There is no honor charging a hill that you know you cant take only casualties. Although Ted Cruz may have gotten name recognition and money along the way." She stood by those comments in an interview with Glenn Beck: " We all want to repeal Obamacare. But heres what was different then: We did not have a majority. We did not have a majority."
  • ALERT: Ted Cruz Drops Bombshell About the REAL Reason Boehner Resigned

    10/02/2015 8:59:18 PM PDT · by kingattax · 61 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | September 30th, 2015
    Speaker of the House John Boehners unexpected resignation last week has caused many observers to question his decision and its timing. Theories have ranged from Boehners health taking an unexpected turn for the worse to Boehner being charged with some sort of crime. However, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has come forward with what he claimed was the real reason that Boehner has resigned his post.
  • Under pressure: McConnell pushed to resign as Senate Majority Leader

    09/30/2015 2:24:30 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-27-2015 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Under pressure: McConnell pushed to resign as Senate Majority Leader By Ralph Z. Hallow - The Washington Times - Sunday, September 27, 2015 With John Boehner now departing as House speaker, an influential Republican Party official is now seeking the ouster of another GOP leader who has frustrated conservatives: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell needs to resign!! Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere wrote in a Facebook posting. Mr. Villere isnt just any Republican. Hes the longest-serving state GOP chairman in the nation, with 12 years on the job, and is the vice chairman of the Republican National Committee, the...
  • Conservatives organize to 'Fire McCarthy'

    09/30/2015 1:59:24 PM PDT · by lward99 · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 30, 2015 | KELLY COHEN
    Rep. Kevin McCarthy is not even Speaker of the House yet, but there is already a group ready to fire him. A group of prominent right-leaning organizations formed a coalition Wednesday dubbed "Fire Kevin McCarthy," pledging to remove the California Republican should he be chosen to replace John Boehner when he retires at the end of next month. "Having worked with Kevin McCarthy in the House, I'll admit he's a friendly guy," former Georgia Rep. Paul Broun said in a statement announcing the formation of the coalition. "But we need a dramatic change in House leadership we can't afford...
  • Trump [26%] Steady in NC; Biden Polls Well (Rand and Lindsey now at 0%)

    09/29/2015 11:44:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | September 29, 2015
    PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds that Donald Trump is holding his ground- at least compared to where he was in the state six weeks ago. Trump leads with 26% to 21% for Ben Carson, 12% for Carly Fiorina, 10% for Marco Rubio, 9% for Ted Cruz, 6% for Mike Huckabee, 5% for Jeb Bush, 4% for John Kasich, and 2% for Chris Christie. Rounding out the field are Rick Santorum and Bobby Jindal at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Rand Paul all at less than 1%. Trump's 26% is almost identical to his 24% standing...
  • Rand Paul rebukes Ted Cruz

    09/29/2015 10:42:17 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 62 replies ^ | September 30, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    Washington (CNN)The rift between Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, political allies turned rivals, widened on Tuesday when Paul decried his Senate colleague's hardline tactics. Paul criticized Cruz for breaching Senate decorum, saying the Texan could not accomplish any of his legislative priorities because of how much his GOP colleagues despise him. "Ted has chosen to make this really personal and chosen to call people dishonest in leadership and call them names, which really goes against the decorum and also against the rules of the Senate, and as a consequence he can't get anything done legislatively," Paul said in an interview...
  • Boehner runs to media to rip conservative false prophets

    09/28/2015 5:57:07 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/28/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Can an MSNBC gig be far behind? John McCain had a good run as the medias favorite Republican. Its an easy gig to get. All you have to do is rip the conservative members of your own party who expect you to actually accomplish the enactment of conservative policies. You can call them wacko birds. You can call them extremists. The more colorful and condescending the name-calling the better. The media will eat it up and youll be in high demand. John Boehner seemed ready for his audition as the new Medias Favorite Republican in his appearance yesterday on CBSs...
  • 'Beyond Belief': Obama Moves to Close Last US Uranium Plant

    09/28/2015 10:11:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 76 replies
    Newsmax. ^ | 28 Sep 2015 | David A. Patten
    The Obama administration plans to close the last remaining American-owned uranium enrichment facility in the United States, even as it moves forward on a controversial nuclear deal with Iran that permits the Islamic Republic to conduct ongoing and significant uranium enrichment. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has informed Centrus Energy it will end the American Centrifuge project in Piketon, Ohio, on Sept. 30. Notices have been issued to some 235 workers that their jobs are in jeopardy. ... This is beyond belief," Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, responded in a statement. "While this administration is greenlighting uranium enrichment in Iran...
  • GOP Chairman: Mitch McConnell Needs to Resign

    09/28/2015 10:38:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 162 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 27 Sep 2015 | Neil Munro
    A senior Republican official is urging Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to resign from his job as the Republican leader of the Senate. Mitch is a good and honorable guy, but the base is leaving our party, Roger Villere, the chairman of the Louisiana GOP... Ive worked for 12 years as chairman to build this party, and I just dont want to see it all go down the drain because the [leaders] arent willing to fight for what we believe Our base is demanding we do something or theyre going to leave us, said Villare, who also holds a position...
  • Bye Bye Boehner! (And Take McCarthy With You)

    09/28/2015 10:29:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | September 28, 2015 | Arthur Schaper
    Friday morning is not always laundry day for me, but the clothes have to get washed before the work day, and even if I hold off to the end, I know that I can sneak in the chores, the dirty work, and still have time for play. Speaking of wash, Washington DC has gotten as dirty as ever, and only the dysfunction, gridlock, and frustration of unsuccessful politicians have stopped the spread. And speaking of dirty, The View was blasting on the TV while I was pouring the bleach. Ugh! There is nothing worse than a bunch of catty liberals...
  • The Speaker Flubs His Lines

    09/28/2015 9:32:55 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9-26-2015 | Richard Fernandez
    It was as if John Boehner had a confession to make after all these years of troubled conscience. His recent resignation had the effect of suggesting the pro wrestling in Congress is fake (emphasis mine). The Washington Republicans, dear fans are supposed to lose after making some effort to heighten the drama to the Capital Democrats. All those heart stopping moments toward the end lost due to some error or a sudden reversal of fortune well that was in the script. Republican Eric Cantor, writing in the New York Times, argues that there was no dishonor to...
  • Boehners exit is not enough; we need to see some serious Republican mojo

    09/28/2015 9:11:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/28/15 | Herman Cain
    Show us you're in the game. In golf a par is good, but a birdie is better. In baseball a single, double or triple is good, but a home run is great! In football a first down, or a few first downs are good, but a touchdown is great. Contrary to what some people think, its going to take more than Speaker John Boehners resignation for the Republicans in Congress to show their supporters some results. It doesnt have to be a series of birdies, home runs, or touchdowns politically speaking. They just have to accomplish something that Main Street...
  • Jeb Bush: 'I Admire John Boehner Greatly'

    09/28/2015 9:07:48 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 97 replies ^ | Sept. 28, 2015 | Susan Jones
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, asked for his reaction to the resignation of John Boehner, had good things to say about the House Speaker: "We'll have to see how it plays out," Bush told "Fox News Sunday" with Chris Wallace. "I admire John Boehner greatly. He's a great public servant. He left at the apex of his--of his time in service to this--to the country, with the Pope speaking in Congress. "I think people are going to miss him in the long run, because he's a -- he's a person that is focused on solving problems." Asked if Boehner's departure...
  • Ted Cruz's big moment

    09/28/2015 9:00:16 AM PDT · by VinL · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/28/15 | Katie Glueck
    If Ted Cruz is ever going to break through in the Republican presidential primary, the time is now. Cruz has been the workmanlike conservative of the GOP field: a strong fundraiser but no Jeb Bush, well-liked by the activist right yet unable, so far, to generate the kind of breakout moments that have vaulted his anti-establishment rivals out of the single-digit doldrums. But Cruzs supporters see the showdown in Congress over Planned Parenthood and the budget which kicks into high gear this week and could stretch into the winter, on the cusp of voting in early states as...
  • Boehner: False Prophets Like Jackass Cruz Whip People Into Frenzy Over Plans That Wont Work

    09/28/2015 8:37:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/28/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) appeared on one Sunday show — CBS’ “Face the Nation” — after his Friday surprise announcement that he’d be resigning from Congress in about a month.And Boehner used the opportunity to make another firm announcement: There will be no government shutdown this week, despite the efforts of some conservatives to block Planned Parenthood funding. “The Senate is expected to pass a continuing resolution [this] week. The House will take up the Senate bill. We will also take up a select committee to investigate these horrific videos that we have seen from abortion clinics in several...
  • Boehner an underappreciated speaker

    09/28/2015 8:10:52 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9-28-2015 | Editorial
    Boehner's tenure has been viewed with suspicion by many conservatives, and it has coincided with a general loss of faith in the party's leadership. Even so, right wingers give him an undeservedly bad rap. As a Republican speaker with a Democratic president, he never had a chance to do several of the things they clamored for him to do. Sometimes his most critical Republican colleagues' demands that he get rid of Obamacare or, more recently, defund Planned Parenthood, have suggested a fundamental failure to grasp the mechanics of the system of government in which they work. Boehner was not in...
  • Now Show Mitch McConnell the Door

    09/28/2015 7:04:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/28/2015 | Christian Whiton
    Last week, House Speaker John Boehner decided to retire rather than chance being ousted by his own colleagues. Despite this lucky break, the congressional GOP has little chance of winning back disenchanted Republican voters unless it also shows Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell the door. Continued Republican control of the Senate is on the line. A brand-new poll reveals that 72 percent of Republican primary voters are dissatisfied with McConnell and Boehner. Only 2 percent of those polled were very satisfied with the partys two congressional leaders, who the majority believe have accomplished essentially nothing. The situation is actually...
  • Top GOP official seeks McConnell ouster as Senate leader GOP brand is being damaged,

    09/28/2015 2:08:45 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 09/28/15 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    With John Boehner now departing as House speaker, an influential Republican Party official is now seeking the ouster of another GOP leader who has frustrated conservatives: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell needs to resign!! Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere wrote in a Facebook posting. Mr. Villere isnt just any Republican. Hes the longest-serving state GOP chairman in the nation, with 12 years on the job, and is the vice chairman of the Republican National Committee, the GOPs national governing body. He also serves on the RNCs executive committee that makes decisions alongside Chairman Reince Priebus. Mitch is a good...

    09/27/2015 10:39:19 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 25 replies ^ | 9/27/15 | Jesse Lee Peterson
    God is truly merciful John Boehner has announced he will step down as speaker of the House at the end of October! Boehner like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has long conspired against the will of the voters. And scrutiny of their weak and destructive deeds has intensified since the people overwhelmingly voted in a conservative majority in both the House and Senate to stop Barack Obamas relentless push to destroy America. What does it say about us that we end up with leaders like John Boehner? Boehner promised to defund Obamacare, yet funded it, as he...
  • Boehner's resignation may avert shutdown but emboldens renegades in GOP

    09/27/2015 9:42:54 PM PDT · by VinL · 24 replies
    LATimes ^ | 9/27/15 | Lisa Mascaro
    Boehners surprise decision to quit as speaker of the House all but ensures that Congress will avert an immediate crisis another government shutdown but strengthens the renegade Republicans who helped topple him and brought turmoil to the establishment GOP. In the halls of Congress and on the presidential campaign trail, the Republican Party is undergoing an ideological and practical revolt. The insurrection is driven partly by grass-roots activists angry at the failure of mainstream Republican leaders to thwart President Obamas agenda, and partly by a fierce determination to redefine the partys future. In the near term, ironically, the...
  • John Boehner says Barack Obama disrespected him during tax-cut extension battle

    12/13/2010 4:30:34 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | December 13, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    John Boehner says Barack Obama disrespected him during tax-cut extension battle. On an appearance on 60 Minutes on Sunday evening, incoming Speaker of the House John Boehner scolded Barack Obama for what he says was the disrespect that the president showed him during the battle over extending all of the Bush-era tax cuts. Specifically, Boenher really disliked the time last week when Obama held a press conference to broadly accuse the GOP of taking the American people hostage over their principled stand to ensure that the Bush tax cuts for all income earners get extended. Initially, when asked to comment...
  • Boehner: Obama's Refusal to Compromise is Just Not Sustainable

    10/08/2013 4:01:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | October 8, 2013 | Daniel Doherty
    On Capitol Hill today, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) delivered a brief statement about the stalled budget negotiations between President Obama and House Republicans in regards to funding the federal government and raising the debt ceiling. I [am] disappointed that the president refuses to negotiate, he said. The House has passed four bills, four bills to [fund] our government, he claimed, referring to the numerous piecemeal appropriations bills passed by the House of Representatives to fund essential government services. [Each] of those bills was rejected by the United States Senate. Dozens of times [in the past] there have been negotiations...
  • Priceless: Obama Was Asked To Leave Room During Debt Negotiations

    08/03/2011 4:32:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | 8/3/11 | Bluegrass Pundit
    President Obama has never run a business or been forced to negotiate unless he was in a position of overwhelming strength. He is obviously clueless as to how the real world works. (The Hill) In the midst of a rebellion from his own colleagues, John Boehner faced a big decision. It was 10 p.m. last Thursday, the most stressful moment of his Speakership. Boehners debt-limit bill was short on votes, and the GOP leadership was forced to change the measure so it could attract the support of recalcitrant members. With dozens of reporters staking out the Speakers office and...
  • Boehner Wants Obamacare in Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

    11/21/2012 9:40:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 21, 2012 | Michael Ono
    President Obamas reelection guaranteed at least one thing for his second term Obamacare is here here to stay. But that is not going to keep Republicans from trying to chip away at the law. House Speaker John Boehner wrote, in an op-ed, Tuesday that cuts to the presidents landmark legislative achievement should be included in efforts to deal with the looming fiscal cliff. We cant afford it, and we cant afford to leave it intact. Thats why Ive been clear that the law has to stay on the table as both parties discuss ways to solve our nations massive...
  • Obama refuses to negotiate debt ceiling raise (McConnell, Boehner preparing to surrender?)

    01/14/2013 12:53:10 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/14/13 | Mark Felsenthal and Matt Spetalnick
    President Barack Obama on Monday rejected any negotiation with Republicans over the most pressing U.S. fiscal issue, refusing to trade cuts in government spending in exchange for raising the borrowing limit.
  • Obama calls Boehner, says he won't negotiate on debt limit

    09/20/2013 5:45:03 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9/20/13 | CNBC
    President Obama called House Speaker John Boehner Friday night, saying that he won't negotiate on the debt limit.
  • Boehner: Obama gambling with economy by refusing to talk

    10/07/2013 11:35:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 7, 2013 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Monday that President Obama is putting the economy at risk by refusing to negotiate with Republicans over spending and the debt ceiling. "The president's refusal to negotiate is hurting our economy and putting our country at risk," Boehner said on the House floor. Boehner expressed disbelief at reports that Obama would rather see a debt default than talk to Republicans. "This morning, a senior White House official this morning said that the president would rather default than to sit down and negotiate," he said. "Really?" "The American people expect when their leaders have differences, and...
  • Boehner Asks White House to Negotiate, but Obama Declines Invitation

    12/22/2011 10:38:06 AM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/22/11 | John Parkinson
    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, phoned President Obama this morning and asked him to send members of his economic team to the Capitol to end the political stalemate and negotiate a path toward a one-year extension of the payroll tax credit. The president declined the offer. With Sen. Reid having declined to call his members back to Washington this week to join the House in negotiating a full-year extension of the payroll tax cut, the speaker proposed that the president send members of his economic policy team up to Congress to
  • Obama, Boehner negotiations at a stand still (Obama rejects deal)

    10/12/2013 8:32:36 AM PDT · by Innovative · 122 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 12, 2013 | Tom Cohen, Greg Botelho and Leigh Ann Caldwell, CNN
    Talks between House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama over the government shutdown and looming debt limit deadline have hit a brick wall. Boehner relayed the news to his Republican caucus during a Saturday morning meeting after a night of work where little progress was made. Republican Rep. Paul Labrador of Idaho emerged from the meeting, telling CNN that "the President rejected our deal." The standstill has decreased the possibility that the House would vote to reopen the government this weekend and while leadership would remain in Washington to work on a proposal, rank-and-file members might return to their...
  • Boehner says Obama still wont negotiate

    10/02/2013 5:49:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 2, 2013 7:12 PM EDT
    House Speaker John Boehner has emerged from a meeting with President Barack Obama to say the president is still refusing to negotiate. Boehner says House Republicans have sent four proposals for funding the government to the Senate, but theyve all been rejected.
  • Bob Woodward: The inside story of how Obama and Boehner negotiate

    09/06/2013 12:52:52 PM PDT · by maggief · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 6, 2013 | Bob Woodward
    Bob Woodward is an associate editor of The Washington Post and the author, most recently, of The Price of Politics. This essay is adapted from a new afterword to the books paperback edition, coming out this month. House Speaker John Boehner has promised a whale of a fight. Some Democrats are warning that the GOP could sink the economy. And so begins another budget showdown. How it ends and whether the U.S. government can avoid a shutdown and a default may hinge on whether the two principal combatants, Boehner and President Obama, can figure out a way to...
  • Speaker Boehner's office not surprised Obama keeps 'czars' (Obama: I won't follow budget provision)

    04/16/2011 9:03:57 AM PDT · by Qbert · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/16/11 | Erik Wasson
    In selling this week's spending cut vote to his members, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) touted the fact that he was able to get the White House to agree to a rider defunding four czars. Obama pulled the rug out from under that provision on Friday by issuing a signing statement that said in accordance with the separation of powers he will continue to employ advisers as he sees fit. Boehner's office is not surprised Obama found a way to circumvent Congress, according to a staffer. "It's not surprising that the White House, having bypassed Congress to empower these 'Czars' is...
  • Boehner: Obama Has Cemented His Legacy of Lawlessness

    11/21/2014 3:48:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 99 replies ^ | November 20, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    House Speaker John Boehner, who warned after the recent midterm elections that executive action on immigration reform would "poison the well," has issued a statement in response to President Obama's announcement and decision to move forward with changes in immigration law without Congress, saying Obama has "cemented his legacy of lawlessness." The American people want both parties to focus on solving problems together; they dont support unilateral action from a president who is more interested in partisan politics than working with the peoples elected representatives. That is not how American democracy works. Not long ago, President Obama said the unilateral...
  • Boehner to Obama: "We want you to succeed" (ABC Radio, no link)

    11/08/2012 5:20:48 AM PST · by matt1234 · 52 replies
    ABC Radio News ^ | 11/8/2012 | N/A
    On the radio this morning, I heard Boehner say to Obama in a public address: "We want you to succeed." You know who Boehner's trying to contrast himself with, dont you? I knew you did.
  • Boehner lashes out, citing 22 instances Obama stated he cannot take unilateral action on immigration

    01/14/2015 9:15:09 AM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 36 replies
    Dailymail UK ^ | Dailymail UK
  • After historic win, Boehner complains 'we're behind'

    01/02/2015 5:14:34 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 38 replies ^ | 1/1/15
    Voters across America gave the GOP one of the biggest ever election victories in November, expanding its dominance in the U.S. House, giving it control of the U.S. Senate, dozens and dozens of state legislative chambers and governors offices. All in response to the constitutionally doubtful agenda on immigration and Obamacare pursued by Barack Obama. So now the GOP is complaining about being behind the Democrats. And thats why, according to the man who started a Dump Boehner campaign to encourage GOP House members to remove Ohio Rep. John Boehner as speaker, that very campaign is needed. A recent email...
  • Obama: House Republicans wasted 'precious days' with Boehner plan

    07/30/2011 4:25:46 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Obama: House Republicans wasted 'precious days' with Boehner plan By Gautham Nagesh - 07/30/11 06:00 AM ET President Obama used his his weekly address to call out House Republicans for holding up the process of getting "our fiscal house in order." "Republicans in the House of Representatives just spent precious days trying to pass a plan that a majority of Republicans and Democrats in the Senate had already said they wouldnt vote for," Obama said in the Saturday morning message. Late Friday, the House narrowly passed legislation authorizing a limited increase in the $14.3 trillion debt limit in exchange for...