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  • US: Netanyahu Win to Have No Impact on Nuclear Talks

    03/18/2015 6:32:44 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/3/15
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's victory in the Israeli election will not hamper US efforts to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, the State Department said Wednesday. The Israeli leader opposes any accommodation with Tehran and came to Washington during the campaign to address US lawmakers and denounce the agreement under negotiation as a "bad deal." "We've been long familiar with the views of the prime minister on Iran. We don't think that his win has impacted the Iran negotiations, or will," said State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki. US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Lausanne for talks this week...
  • Senator Reid Scores Early Victory as Opposition Leader, warns against taking victory laps

    03/05/2015 5:46:19 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | March 5, 2015 | Siobhan Hughes and Michael R. Crittenden
    Politics and Policy Senator Reid Scores Early Victory as Opposition Leader But minority leader warns fellow Democrats against taking victory laps after homeland security win By Siobhan Hughes and Michael R. Crittenden WASHINGTON—Senate Democrats think they have had a good couple of weeks, including a win in a battle over immigration and homeland security funding, but their leader is warning members of his caucus against taking any victory laps. “We cannot be gloating,” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) said he told his caucus at a closed-door meeting on Tuesday. “We have a lot of things we have to...
  • Boehner Caves on Amnesty

    03/03/2015 12:57:27 PM PST · by Regulator · 118 replies
    Foxnews ^ | March 3rd, 2015 | Richard Manning
    “We were never going to win in Congress.” That is the epitaph spoken by Speaker Boehner ally Representative Tom Cole on the collapse of House Leadership’s resolve to legislatively fight Executive Amnesty. It may also be the final nail in the coffin for the notion of co-equal branches of government, as President Obama has already announced that he is considering using unilateral executive actions to ban ammunition and raise corporate taxes, on top of his massive Internet regulation announced last week.
  • Boehner backs down in DHS funding fight, plans to hold vote on 'clean' bill

    03/03/2015 12:02:25 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 76 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 2/3/2015 | Fox
    ouse Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday agreed to Democrats' demands to hold a vote on legislation funding the Homeland Security Department through the end of the budget year, without any immigration measures attached. The move is a victory for the Obama administration and sets up a presumably swift resolution to the weeks-long standoff on Capitol Hill. Republicans had tried to use the DHS funding bill as the vehicle to reverse President Obama's controversial immigration executive actions. But Democrats repeatedly blocked the move, insisting they pass the spending bill with no riders attached. "I am as outraged and frustrated as you...
  • Rebel commander says separatists control 80 pct of Debaltseve in east Ukraine

    02/17/2015 9:22:37 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 72 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2-17-2015 | Reuters
    Senior rebel commander Eduard Basurin said on Tuesday pro-Russian separatists had gained control of more than 80 percent of the east Ukrainian transport hub of Debaltseve, which has been gripped by fighting despite a ceasefire deal.
  • U.S. Marines handed over their guns before leaving Yemen

    02/11/2015 6:11:24 PM PST · by Signalman · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/11/2015 | phil stewart
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Marines handed over their remaining weapons to Yemenis at the airport in the capital, Sanaa, on Wednesday before boarding commercial aircraft to leave the country following the closure of the U.S. embassy, the Pentagon said. The Pentagon said the Marines destroyed heavy weapons in their embassy arsenal, including machine guns, before leaving for the airport but remained armed with smaller weapons until the end to ensure a safe exit from the country. "The movement from the embassy to the aircraft required armed Marines," Army Colonel Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said at a briefing. The U.S....
  • Obama’s Yemen model is a roaring success

    01/22/2015 4:44:23 PM PST · by xzins · 21 replies
    Red State ^ | 22 Jan 15 | streiff
    Back in September, our fearless commander in chief, Barack Obama told us all with utmost confidence that he was totally on top of the war against ISIS and had a plan to win it. This came as a surprise to many who could see nothing but duplicity and ass-covering in the administration’s actions and thought that its strategy was best captured by that ancient military maxim: “when in danger, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout.” This is what he said: This counterterrorism campaign will be waged through a steady, relentless effort to take out [the Islamic State] wherever...
  • New GOP Border Security Bill Removes Border Fences

    01/21/2015 9:31:31 PM PST · by Glad2bnuts · 23 replies
    daily caller ^ | 1/21/15 | Neil Munro
    The new border bills drafted by Republican leaders require the actual removal of at least 66 miles of weak border fencing between laborers in Mexico and employers in the United States. The border bills also only require for the construction of 27 miles of effective double-layer fencing along the 2,000-mile border. “It is a remarkable that the direction of our progress is going backwards, from a goal of building 700 miles of double-layer border fencing [in 2006] to only 27 miles [in 2015],” said a Hill staffer who opposes the leaders’ bills. “Where the double-layer fence has been put in,...
  • Muslims segregated from French society in growing Islamist mini-states

    01/09/2015 5:15:18 PM PST · by TADSLOS · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, 7 January, 2015 | Rowan Scarborough
    A backdrop to the massacre in Paris on Wednesday by self-professed al Qaeda terrorists is that city officials have increasingly ceded control of heavily Muslim neighborhoods to Islamists, block by block. France has Europe’s largest population of Muslims, some of whom talk openly of ruling the country one day and casting aside Western legal systems for harsh, Islam-based Shariah law.
  • Allen West: 'We Have Not Vanquished the Enemy From the Battlefield'

    12/30/2014 4:38:57 PM PST · by xzins · 39 replies
    CNS ^ | December 30, 2014 | Susan Jones
    "We, at no point in time, have imposed our will against the Taliban. We have not vanquished the enemy from the battlefield," former U.S. Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) told Fox News Monday night. West, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who was deployed to Afghanistan, spoke to Fox News Monday night, one day after the 13-year war in Afghanistan came to a formal end. The war may be over, but the fighting hasn't stopped. Four Afghan soliders were killed while repelling a Taliban attack on an army checkpoint in southern Helmand Province late Sunday, the Associated Press reported. Afghan government forces...
  • Hollywood Plays with Fire

    12/30/2014 10:57:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 30, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    In July of 1870, King Wilhelm sent Foreign Minister Bismarck an account of his meeting with a French envoy who had demanded that the king renounce any Hohenzollern claim to the Spanish throne. Bismarck edited the report to make it appear the Frenchman had insulted the king, and that Wilhelm rudely dismissed him. The Ems Telegram precipitated the Franco-Prussian war Bismarck wanted. Words matter. And if a picture is worth a thousand words, how much greater impact can a motion picture have? We are finding out. Egypt has banned "Exodus: Gods and Kings," the $140 million 20th Century Fox biblical...
  • State Dept: U.S. Nukes Down 85%, From 31,255 to 4,804

    12/19/2014 8:18:55 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 100 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | December 19, 2014 | JERYL BIER
    'We Still Have More Work To Do'' The State Department's Rose Gottemoeller, under secretary for arms control and international security, spoke at the Brookings Institution Thursday where she reaffirmed the United States' "unassailable" commitment to putting the nuclear weapons genie back in the bottle. Gottemoeller told the attendees at the Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative-sponsored event that "the U.S. commitment to achieving the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons is unassailable." She went on to note that the nation's stockpile of active weapons is down 85 percent from maximum cold war levels, falling to 4,804 in 2013...
  • Mark Levin to the GOP: I AM ONE INCH AWAY FROM LEAVING YOU!

    12/15/2014 3:47:57 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 118 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 12/15/2014 | the Right Scoop
    Mark Levin ripped Republicans a new one tonight as he opened his show tonight, saying that he is one inch away from leaving the Republican Party. He starts in hard, asking Republicans if they think this is a joke, if they think they can just lie to Republicans and conservatives with impunity about defunding Obamacare and fighting Obama’s illegal amnesty. He points out that Republicans go on and on about an imperial president and his illegal amnesty and they can’t even vote on a point of order challenging Obama. Levin says the Constitution is in tatters and that the Republican...
  • The Truth [Full-blown surrender of the GOP to Barack Obama]

    11/28/2014 1:10:09 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 50 replies
    Redstate ^ | Nov. 28, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    I will keep nothing from you. Today, let me share with you the truth. Republicans will not stop Barack Obama’s executive overreach. In fact, while you were enjoying your Thanksgiving there were a number of stories out that the Republican leadership wants to give its members an opportunity to express their outrage and opposition. Expression is not action. They will take no action to stop the President. In fact, a few days ago the House Appropriations Committee tried to convince everyone they do not even have the power to stop the President. Congress’s own research service disagrees. But Republicans have...
  • Barack Obama and the Art of the Deal

    11/17/2014 1:59:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | November 17, 2014 | Andrew B. Wilson
    "........It may be argued that Truman “saved” Western Europe when he dropped the two atomic bombs on Japan a few weeks later – hitting Hiroshima on August 7 and Nagasaki on August 9. That brought the war against Japan to an abrupt end; it also extended a protective nuclear umbrella over Britain, France, and other U.S. allies in Western Europe. All of a sudden, Stalin faced the reality that the U.S. had a new weapon that could destroy whole cities and armies. He would risk his own annihilation if he started a third world war hard on the heels of...
  • 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...
  • McConnell: No Shutdowns, No Full Obamacare Repeal</we won, so let's surrender>

    11/05/2014 6:15:14 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 113 replies
    Time Magazine online ^ | 5 november 2014 | Jay Newton-Small, Time Magazine
    Politics 2014 Election McConnell: No Shutdowns, No Full Obamacare Repeal Jay Newton-Small/Hazard, KY @JNSmall 8:22 AM ET Sen. Mitch McConnell was giddy... Kentuckian... TIME’s interview ... Notably, a full repeal of Obamacare was not on his mind... ... ... get America back to work ... Keystone XL pipeline ... medical device tax ... 40-hour work week ... individual mandate ... bipartisan majority in the Senate ... agree on with the President ... comprehensive tax reform and trade agreements ... international trade ... nuclear option? ...we’ll discuss that... ... ... immigration reform? We’re going to discuss... What if ... executive action...
  • Scott Walker: Gay Marriage Fight Is 'Over In Wisconsin'

    10/06/2014 9:16:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | October 6, 2014 | Caitlin MacNeal
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) conceded that the state of Wisconsin lost its fight to ban same sex marriage on Monday when the Supreme Court declined to hear gay marriage cases in multiple states. With the Supreme Court's punt back to the appeals court that struck down the ban, county clerks in Wisconsin have started issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. And Walker seems to have accepted that this is the end of the road for the state's ban....
  • There's A Psychological Reason Why The US Is Yielding To Iran

    09/28/2014 6:01:52 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies
    BI - The Atlantic ^ | 9-28-2014 | David Frum
    DAVID FRUM, The Atlantic September 28, 2014If there has been one consistent theme to the Obama administration’s foreign policy, it has been the yearning for some kind of deal with the ruling Iranian regime. President Obama reportedly sent a sequence of messages to Iran’s supreme ruler, the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in the early months of 2009. The U.S. president held his tongue during the first 10 days of violently repressed protests against the falsified Iranian presidential election of 2009. Obama resisted the tough Kirk-Menendez sanctions against Iran’s central bank until the Senate approved them on a vote of 100-0. When...
  • Europe Balks at Joining Air Campaign Over Syria

    09/24/2014 4:40:17 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 24, 2014 | STACY MEICHTRY
    Europe Balks at Joining Air Campaign Over Syria France and Other Allies Move Toward Action Against Islamic State in Iraq But Draw Line at Syrian Border By STACY MEICHTRY Sept. 24, 2014 PARIS—The U.S.'s aggressive airstrikes in Syria, backed by a modest coalition of Arab partners, have so far failed to muster the support of traditional European allies. The U.K. and other European countries took key steps Wednesday in lining up parliamentary support for airstrikes over territory that the militant group Islamic State has seized in Iraq, and France has already begun an air campaign over that area. But Europe...
  • Islamic militia group says it has 'secured' US compound in Libya

    08/31/2014 11:13:56 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 5 replies
    An Islamic militant group said Sunday it has “secured” a U.S. Embassy compound in Libya’s capital city of Tripoli.
  • American flags replaced with white flags on Brooklyn Bridge

    07/22/2014 10:51:36 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 35 replies
    ABC ^ | 7/22/2014 | ABC
    BROOKLYN BRIDGE -- Someone has replaced two American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge with mysterious white flags. The white flags - international symbols of surrender - fluttered Tuesday from poles on the stone supports that hold cables above the bridge connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan. One of the flags, viewed via video, appeared to have faint traces of stars and stripes on it. Police say it isn't clear what time they were placed there - or by whom.
  • White flags mysteriously replace American flags on top of Brooklyn Bridge

    07/22/2014 2:00:20 PM PDT · by blueyon · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/22/14 | Edmund DeMarche and AP
    New York City police Tuesday were investigating how the two American flags that historically sit on top of the Brooklyn Bridge's 273-foot towers were stolen and replaced with two white flags, which are known universally to symbolize surrender. The white flags were removed by noon, but police said they are investigating the issue, which may indicate a serious security breach on one of the city's most secured landmarks.
  • Forget the 'Taliban Five' – Obama's real chance is to free Gitmo's Cleared 78

    06/05/2014 2:13:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | June 3, 2014 | Cori Crider,Reprieve, Guantánamo attorney, legal director and strategic director
    If Obama could exercise his authority as to bring home the son of Bob and Jani Bergdahl, why not use it to bring back some of America's lost honor and release a few good cleared men?So President Obama, like many presidents before him and no doubt many to follow, has employed a routine end-of-hostilities POW swap. For five Guantánamo prisoners, he has managed to bring Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl home. Bravo. But while Republicans do their level best to Benghazi-fy this rather uncontroversial news, the real story on Gitmo is elsewhere. Lost in the kerfuffle over the Bergdahl-Taliban swap is one...
  • ANOTHER NEW LOW FOR JOHN KERRY: "We need another intifada" to force Israel to surrender its

    And you thought John Kerry had already hit rock bottom, n'est ce pas? In anonymous briefing to top columnist, members of Kerry’s team slam Netanyahu, empathize with Abbas, warn Palestine will rise ‘whether through violence or via int’l organizations’ American officials directly involved in the failed Israeli-Palestinian peace process over the last nine months gave a leading Israeli columnist a withering assessment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s handling of the negotiations, indicated that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has completely given up on the prospect of a negotiated solution, and warned Israel that the Palestinians will achieve statehood come...
  • Shots Fired: Russia Forces Break Through Ukraine Airbase in Belbek, Crimea

    03/22/2014 9:31:04 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 104 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/22/2014 | Mary Chastain
    Russian forces broke through the gate a Ukrainian airbase in Belbek, Crimea and demand the forces inside to surrender.
  • Ash Wednesday: Choose your Redeemer the time is Now ![charismatic caucus]

    03/05/2014 2:26:28 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    the joshua Chronicles, bible ^ | 3-5-15 | Jedediah
    My sustainment of the inevitable is just that, your soul in My hands as you surrender ALL to me for you see it is as a servant I came to you all and now it is in this same manner I call to you to submit yourselves completely to My spirit of Truth for many see themselves submitted to Me by what they do but in fact this is the furthest thing from the truth for in their hearts they are operating in self satisfaction and glory in themselves yet strike The Rock of their salvation by denying My will...
  • Connecticut State Police say: "Surrender now, or we will send somebody this ugly to your door to

    02/26/2014 6:50:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 76 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 2/26/14 | Dutchman 6
    Connecticut State Police say: "Surrender now, or we will send somebody this ugly to your door to kick it in."
  • Ronald Reagan Quote

    02/21/2014 6:02:26 PM PST · by Innovative · 72 replies
    2003 | Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Reagan on the importance of political compromise (in his own words) An American Life (his autobiography) | 8/7/03 | Ronald Reagan Posted on ‎8‎/‎7‎/‎2003‎ ‎2‎:‎05‎:‎04‎ ‎PM by Diddle E. Squat "When I began entering into the give and take of legislative bargaining in Sacramento, a lot of the most radical conservatives who had supported me during the election didn't like it. "Compromise" was a dirty word to them and they wouldn't face the fact that we couldn't get all of what we wanted today. They wanted all or nothing and they wanted it all at once. If you don't...
  • Boehner and Cantor Lead GOP Debt Ceiling List of Shame

    02/12/2014 6:49:12 AM PST · by xzins · 15 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 2/12/14 | CHQ Staff
    Speaker of the House John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor were elevated to their positions through the hard work and votes of millions of limited government constitutional activists who made the 2010 Tea Party wave election possible. Yet from the moment he took the Speaker’s gavel Boehner has been intent on diluting the influence of the limited government constitutional conservatives in his own House Republican Conference and undermining – indeed often actively opposing – the agenda that the vast majority of House Republicans campaign on and voters expect them to enact. Boehner and Cantor’s latest betrayal of Republican voter...
  • Rouhani: World powers ‘surrendered’ to Iran with nuclear deal

    01/14/2014 8:44:48 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 13 replies
    Fox news ^ | 1/14/14 | Unknown
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani boasted on Twitter that the United States and other world powers effectively "surrendered" to Tehran with the newly struck nuclear deal. "Our relationship w/ the world is based on Iranian nation's interests. In #Geneva agreement world powers surrendered to Iranian nation's will," a tweet from the Iranian leader's account said on Tuesday. The brash statement, which is sure to rile those in Congress pressing for additional sanctions, comes just days after all sides of the negotiations announced the details for implementing the six-month deal. The agreement calls for Iran to start eliminating its stockpile of highly...
  • Ever Caught Brent Bozell's Imitation of Johnny Boehner?

    12/19/2013 5:34:33 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 10 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 19 December 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Other timely observations on the current House Speaker (and head of the Vichy Republican faction) from the founder/prez of the Media Research Center L. Brent Bozell, as heard on Levin's show this last Tuesday... (The GOPis) falling apart...  no longer grounded by principle, but instead  by politics- and it's lousy politics at best The budget agreement -which is being touted as a 'compromise'- is one more retreat by the Republicans When is the last time you remember a  'compromise' that favored the Republicans?  This 'compromise' is... 'you give-up less  than you thought you might' Projected savings that come at the end...  you shake your head...
  • Lebanese Soldier 'Hands Himself in' After Deadly Shooting

    12/16/2013 10:44:46 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/13 | Ari Soffer
    The Lebanese soldier who shot dead IDF Master Sergeant Shlomi Cohen in an unprovoked attack Sunday evening has reportedly handed himself in to Lebanese authorities. According to Lebanese media, after briefly disappearing in the aftermath of the attack and spending the night "hiding in a bush", the unnamed soldier reported for duty at the Lebanese General Security post at the Ras al-Naqoura border crossing, surrendering himself as the site where he committed the shooting just hours earlier. 31 year-old Shlomi Cohen, a resident of the northern Israeli city of Afula, was killed after the Lebanese soldier fired around half a...
  • Surrender in Geneva

    11/29/2013 4:10:51 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 11/29/2013 | Mark Steyn
    Iran, U.S. Set to Establish Joint Chamber of Commerce within Month,” reports Agence-France Presse. Government official Abolfazi Hejazi tells the English-language newspaper Iran Daily that the Islamic Republic will shortly commence direct flights to America. Passenger jets, not ICBMs, one assumes — although, as with everything else, the details have yet to be worked out. Still, the historic U.S.–Iranian rapprochement seems to be galloping along, and any moment now the cultural-exchange program will be announced and you’ll have to book early for the Tehran Ballet’s season at the Kennedy Center (“Death to America” in repertory with “Death to the Great...
  • Move over Obamacare. Now there’s Obamabomb

    11/25/2013 5:58:28 AM PST · by LSUfan · 15 replies
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 25 Nov 13 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    The president who promised us that his health care legislation would allow us to keep our insurance plans and doctors now insists that his agreement with Iran will not allow it to keep a nuclear weapons program. What the two pledges have in common is that they are both lies. No matter how many times such statements are repeated and seconded by President Obama’s partisans and the press, they amount to serial, intentional and potentially fatal fraud. Now, some Americans may still trust President Obama, or at least be inclined to give his deal a chance. But that means buying...
  • WORD FOR THOSE ON THEIR FACE BEFORE THE LAMB OF GOD [charismatic caucus]

    10/23/2013 1:21:09 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 10 replies
    bible,The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 10-23-13 | jeddiah
    I have seen your plight my children but do not fear for my testimony "is" eternal and written in blood sacrificed for ALL and now I shall raise up my Joshuas and Gideons and give them the words of Jonah that the time to repent and surrender is NOW for I AM writing those that deny me in the sand but to all that receive my pure and Holy offering of Salvation through Grace , to these yeah even to the very last I SHALL receive unto Me "The Lamb of God " and though the son of perdition attempts...
  • They Negotiated a Great Deal. Not!

    10/17/2013 9:17:52 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 5 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | October 17, 2013 | Dan Miller
    Summation of Rant: It's bad for America but great for President Obama & Co.  The End the Slowdown and Raise the Debt Ceiling Bill is now "the law of the land." The Senate passed the bill (81 to 18 with more than half of the Republicans voting "yes"). Then the House of Boehner passed it (286 to 144 with 81 Republicans voting "yes" but more than 60% of House Republicans opposed). The Government slowdown is finished, "we" have financed additional Governmental waste by multiple agencies through January 15th and raised the debt limit from sixteen trillion, six hundred and sixty-nine billion dollars to an...
  • Will Boehner break the “Hastert Rule” today? The Hastert Rule explained

    10/16/2013 9:40:56 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 10/16/13 | Lynn Sweet
    In a 2003 speech, then Speaker Denny Hastert (R-Ill.) discussed his House management guidelines that became known as “The Hastert Rule.” The rule calls for a leader not to send legislation to the House floor for a vote unless it has the support of the majority of the majority. On Wednesday, with just hours left to raise the debt ceiling or risk default, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio)–who has been holding fast to the Hastert Rule–has to decide whether to break it.
  • Boehner to allow House vote on emerging Senate debt-ceiling deal (Next up: Amnesty...)

    10/16/2013 9:21:56 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/16/13 | Erik Wasson
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has agreed to allow a vote in the House on the emerging Senate debt-ceiling deal, according to a Senate source.

 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) were racing Wednesday to put the finishing touches on the deal ahead of Thursday's deadline for raising the $16.7 trillion debt limit.
  • Senators Near Deal on GOP Surrender

    10/15/2013 10:05:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Jonathan Chait
    According to multiple reports, Senators Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell are close to a deal to reopen the federal government and lift the debt ceiling. The deal would fund the federal government through January 15, and lift the debt ceiling until February 15. Attached to that would be a pair of minor provisions. Republicans would get some kind of assurance that people can't lie about their income to get Obamacare, and Democrats would get the delay of a small "reinsurance tax" that was intended to expire after three years anyway (and which unions hated). This is a huge win for...
  • Obama reaches out to McConnell

    10/15/2013 6:17:34 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/15/13 | Justin Sink
    President Obama phoned Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday as senators worked to finalize a deal that could reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling. Neither White House nor congressional aides would provide details of the discussion, which came despite the president cancelation of a planned afternoon meeting with McConnell and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
  • Obama tells Senate GOP he's willing to talk ObamaCare changes

    10/11/2013 2:40:05 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/11/13 | Peter Schroeder and Bernie Becker
    Senate Republicans emerged from a lengthy meeting at the White House Thursday saying the president had indicated he was at least willing to talk about changes to his signature healthcare reform law. -snip- Among areas the president indicated a willingness to talk about are a repeal of the medical device tax, a proposal with bipartisan support, and how full-time versus part-time employment are defined in the law, which could provide relief to some businesses. -snip- A plan from Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) to raise the debt limit and reopen the government would roll back the medical device tax. Collins’s plan...
  • Obama turns down GOP proposal (Demands Boehner/Cantor/Ryan also surrender on tax increases...)

    10/11/2013 1:51:29 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/11/13 | BURGESS EVERETT, JAKE SHERMAN and JOHN BRESNAHAN
    President Barack Obama spoke with House Speaker John Boehner on Friday but did not wholly accept the House Republican plan to open government, raise the debt ceiling and open budget talks, sources said. -snip- Senior Republican sources say Obama is amenable to changes to mandatory and discretionary spending, but needs Republicans to commit to increasing governmental revenue.
  • Senate GOP concludes meeting with Obama (Mitch McConnell's Surrender Summit...)

    10/11/2013 10:49:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    The HIll ^ | 10/11/13 | Justin Sink
    Senate Republicans met with President Obama for more than 90 minutes on Friday, as lawmakers search for a breakthrough agreement that could end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. Like House Republicans the night before, the GOP senators departed the White House without speaking to reporters. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) tweeted shortly after the meeting that it was a "very good discussion." "Nothing obvious decided, but hope," he tweeted. "I'm surprised there may be progress."
  • GOP sends fiscal proposal to President Obama (Boehner/Ryan surrender on Sequester, too...)

    10/11/2013 10:32:07 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/11/13 | BURGESS EVERETT, JAKE SHERMAN and JOHN BRESNAHAN
    House Republicans were awaiting a response Friday from the Obama administration to a proposal to lift the debt ceiling, end the government shutdown and set up six weeks of budget talks. -snip- Republicans are also aiming to replace steep sequester spending cuts with savings in other areas.
  • House GOP Sends Informal Proposal to Obama on Shutdown, Debt Limit (Boehner needs RAT votes to pass)

    10/11/2013 10:19:51 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 10/11/13 | Matt Fuller
    House Republican leaders are waiting to hear back from the White House after GOP staff sent over an informal proposal Thursday night that would raise the debt ceiling and create a process for reopening the government. Aides say President Barack Obama and Republicans are haggling over a deal that would lead to an end to the two-week-old government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling in exchange for a clear path to serious negotiations about spending and other fiscal issues. -snip- many Republicans are expected to still vote against such a deal. GOP leaders will likely need some Democratic votes to...
  • Showdown lowdown Day 10: Obamacare 'off the table'

    10/10/2013 6:54:04 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/10/13 | CNN Political Ticker
    House Republicans, and notably Ted Cruz in the Senate, led the fight against Obama's signature health care law. They made defunding or delaying Obamacare a demand in legislation the House repeatedly sent to the Democratic-controlled Senate, only to see it die there. Apparently, it's now dead in the House, too. "That's currently off the table now," Republican Rep. James Lankford said in an interview on "The Lead with Jake Tapper." "That's obviously not going to happen at this point." Lankford did say that Republicans will now instead ask for a one-year delay on penalties for those who don't sign up...
  • Boehner Will Lift Debt Limit Now--If Obama Will Talk Later

    10/10/2013 2:59:31 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 30 replies
    CNSNews. com ^ | October 10, 2013 | Susan Jones
    House Republicans say they'll go for a temporary extension of the debt ceiling in exchange for a "real commitment" from President Obama and Democrats to talk about the nation's pressing problems. At a news conference Thursday morning, House Speaker John Boehner said Republicans are ready to "move half way -- half way to what (Obama's) demanded." [snip] - See more at: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/boehner-will-lift-debt-limit-now-if-obama-will-talk-later#sthash.vzfaeZe4.dpuf
  • GOP leaders agree to short-term debt extension

    10/10/2013 9:42:49 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 28 replies
    wash times ^ | 10/10/13
    House Speaker John A. Boehner said Thursday he’ll offer President Obama the short-term debt increase the White House has demanded in exchange for a framework that will open up negotiations on spending and broader budget issues — setting up a potential repeat of the 2011 debt talks. After conferring with fellow Republicans, Mr. Boehner said he will appoint conferees to negotiate a broader budget and will give Mr. Obama immediate debt authority, but said it’s possible all sides will be back in the exact same place weeks from now if they don’t strike a deal. He also declined to say...
  • Boehner on TV Now re. Shutdown/Debt Ceiling Deal

    10/10/2013 8:32:07 AM PDT · by pabianice · 124 replies
    Fox News Live | 10/10/13
    Offering Obama a deal to reopen government. "It's time for leadership; time to move half-way to what Obama wants in order to have conversation. Ryan: Pleased to reopen talks by giving Obama some of what he wants. We cannot waste anymore time. We offer a temporary rise in the debt ceiling in return for a broad-ranging talk on the issues in a divided government. Rep. McCarthy: We come with the idea of solving the problems. We want a budget. We want to avoid any more problems with the debt. Boehner: nothing is on or off the table. I think Obama...