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  • Cruz Fires Back at Boehner After His ‘Anatomically Impossible’ Insult

    03/02/2021 6:15:52 AM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 12 replies
    MenRec ^ | 03/02/21 | Rusty
    Ted Cruz fired back at John Boehner after the former Republican House Speaker rattled off an expletive-laced insult to the Texas senator while recording audio for his upcoming book. Boehner reportedly went off-script in recording his memoir saying, “Oh, and Ted Cruz, go (expletive) yourself.” ... Cruz began by joking that Boehner’s suggestion was, in fact, not a request he could fulfill. “You know yesterday, John Boehner made some news,” he said. “He suggested that I do something that was anatomically impossible.”
  • Cruz hits back at Boehner for telling him to 'go ---- yourself'

    02/26/2021 1:56:19 PM PST · by conservative98 · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/26/21 | JORDAN WILLIAMS
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) hit back at former Speaker John Boeher (R-Ohio) on Friday after Boehner reportedly told the senator to "go ---- yourself" while he was recording the audio book of his upcoming memoir. Cruz poked fun at the comments during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Fla. “You know yesterday, John Boehner made some news. He suggested that I do something that was anatomically impossible,” Cruz said. “To which my response was, who’s John Boehner?” On Thursday evening, Axios reported that the former Speaker went off script several times during the audio recording...
  • Justice Deputy Resisted Parts of Spy Program

    12/31/2005 7:26:14 PM PST · by nj26 · 49 replies · 1,357+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 1, 2006 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and JAMES RISEN
    The top deputy to then-Attorney General John Ashcroft refused two years ago to approve important parts of the secret program that allows domestic eavesdropping without warrants, prompting two leading White House aides to try to win the needed approval from Mr. Ashcroft himself while he was hospitalized after a gall bladder operation, according to officials knowledgeable about the episode. With Mr. Ashcroft recuperating from gall bladder surgery in March 2004, his deputy, James B. Comey, who was then acting as attorney general, was unwilling to give his certification to crucial aspects of the classified program, as required under the procedures...
  • Congress must save pensions for 1.3M retirees: Fmr. House Speaker John Boehner

    07/21/2019 3:57:54 PM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 86 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | 07/18/19 | Henry Fernandez
    Former House Speaker John Boehner and former Rep. Joe Crowley are joining forces in a bipartisan effort to combat a looming pension crisis affecting nearly 1.3 million American retirees Opens a New Window. Boehner, the Ohio Republican who retired in 2015, is part of the Retirement Security Coalition, a leading force that is raising awareness to the underfunded multiemployer benefit plans. “The job Joe and I have taken on is to try to elevate the seriousness of this problem," he told FOX Business’ Neil Cavuto Opens a New Window. on Thursday. "And Congress really does in fact need to act."...
  • Boehner won't say whether he'd back Biden over Trump

    07/18/2019 12:30:20 PM PDT · by detective · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/18/19 | Zack Budryk
    Former House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) demurred on whether he would support former Vice President Joe Biden in a 2020 election match against President Trump in an interview with CNN Thursday. “There’s a lot of ‘ifs’ there,” Boehner, who retired in 2015, told CNN’s Ana Cabrera in a joint interview with former Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.). “If ‘ands’ and ‘buts’ were candy and nuts, every day would be Christmas.”
  • John Boehner to Kasich: Don’t Bother with Primary Challenge to Trump

    04/24/2019 2:35:40 PM PDT · by detective · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Apr 2019 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    Former Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) does not think it is a good idea for Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) to launch a primary challenge against President Donald Trump. “No, I wouldn’t — I wouldn’t bother if I were him,” Boehner replied when asked about a possible challenge in a Wednesday interview on NBC host Chuck Todd’s podcast Chuck Toddcast, according to Politico Playbook. The former House Speaker noted the president still remains popular nationwide going into the 2020 election, putting him in prime position to fight off any potential primary challenger. “There’s this 38 percent of America that’s very big supporters...
  • Meet the U.S. Officials Now in China’s Sphere of Influence

    07/23/2018 10:02:14 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 6 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 07.23.18 | BETHANY ALLEN-EBRAHIMIAN 07.23.18 4:58 AM ET
    As China’s wealth has grown, so has its sophistication at currying favor in Washington and among the American elite. Both the Chinese government and Chinese companies, often with close state ties, have retained lobbying and public-relations firms in the Beltway, in some cases hiring former U.S. officials as personal lobbyists.
  • Boehner: ‘There Is No Republican Party’ Under Trump — It Is ‘Taking a Nap Somewhere’

    05/31/2018 1:39:04 PM PDT · by detective · 99 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 May 2018 | Pam Key
    Thursday in Michigan at the Mackinac Policy Conference, former House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said there was “no Republican Party” in the era of President Donald Trump. Boehner said, “There is no Republican Party. There’s a Trump party. Republican Party is kinda taking a nap somewhere.” He continued, “Well, you know, Donald Trump, who I know well, was one of my supporters, when I was speaker if I was having a rough week, Trump would call me, pat me on the back, cheer me up, played a lot of golf together. But president? Really? I never quite saw this.”
  • ‘Heart of Nuba’ and Bashir’s Enabler, John Boehner

    05/02/2018 7:49:36 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 2 replies
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 2 May 18 | Frank Gaffney
    “Heart of Nuba” is a critically acclaimed film documenting in microcosm the horrific – but largely unremarked – outrage of our time: the brutal persecution of an estimated 215 million Christians around the world. The film reveals the plight of the people of the Nuba Mountains in Sudan and American Dr. Tom Catena who has, for over a decade, been heroically caring for these latest victims of genocidal attacks by the Sharia-supremacist Sudanese government of Omar al-Bashir. There’s a screening of Heart of Nuba in Washington, D.C. tonight. It would be good if former House Speaker John Boehner would attend....
  • Former Speaker John Boehner joins marijuana company

    04/11/2018 9:31:00 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 103 replies
    Axios ^ | 11 Apr 2018 | Stef W. Kight
    Former House Speaker John Boehner announced Wednesday that he is joining Acreage Holdings, which cultivates, processes, and dispenses legal marijuana in the U.S. Why it matters: In 2011, Boehner came out against marijuana legalization, and today's announcement indicates a normalizing of the marijuana industry, despite attacks led by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
  • Boehner's bombshell weed reversal a big boost for marijuana

    04/11/2018 8:02:36 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 65 replies
    MSN ^ | 04/11/2018 | Kristine Owram
    The pot industry panicked when U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ended the government’s hands-off policy on weed. Today, it can breathe a bit easier as former Republican House Speaker John Boehner joins the advisory board of U.S. cannabis producer Acreage Holdings. ~SNIP~ The announcement that Boehner and former Massachusetts Governor William Weld will advise Acreage, a private company, “should send shockwaves throughout the industry and act as a positive catalyst for the sector as a whole,” Ajamian said. Boehner’s move marks a fundamental shift for a man who said nine years ago he was “unalterably opposed” to legalization, and indicates...
  • Boehner: Mark Levin dragged Rush, Hannity 'to the dark side' [Whiny RINO Alert!]

    10/30/2017 5:56:29 PM PDT · by Enchante · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 30, 2017 | Paul Bedard
    “It wasn’t [Obama]!” Boehner said. “It was modern-day media, and social media, that kept pushing people further right and further left. People started to figure out … they could choose where to get their news. And so what do people do? They choose places they agree with, reinforcing the divide,” added Boehner, who resigned in September 2015 after facing several GOP protests. He then raised his accusing finger at Levin and said: “I always liked Rush [Limbaugh]. When I went to Palm Beach I would always meet with Rush and we’d go play golf. But you know, who was that...
  • MARK LEVIN: John Bonehead had one too many Scotches

    10/30/2017 11:30:30 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 17 replies
    Mark Levin Facebook ^ | 10/30/2017 | Mark Levin
    Mark Levin 1 hr · John Bonehead had one too many Scotches before burping his guts to a lib reporter. Hey John, what's with your lowlife language? Talk about the dark side ... Boehner: Mark Levin dragged Rush, Hannity 'to the dark side' Former House Speaker, John Boehner, blames the media, not politicians for dividing the nation
  • John Boehner describes how Obama struggled with smoking and was 'scared to death' of Michelle

    10/30/2017 4:19:29 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 45 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/30/2017 | Alex Lockie
    Former House Speaker John Boehner shed some light on former President Barack Obama's smoking habit and his relationship with his wife Michelle in a new interview. Boehner told Politico about his encounters with Obama in a major interview detailing his 25 years at the top of the Republican party in Washington. Boehner summarized the differences between himself and Obama with an anecdote from a 2011 meeting between the two when it came to their vices. “I’m smoking a cigarette, and they bring me a glass of merlot. And we’re sitting there a little while, and here’s the president drinking iced...
  • Ryan, Boehner Team Up for Fundraising in Wisconsin

    09/07/2017 9:04:26 AM PDT · by gubamyster · 37 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 09/07/2017 | Joe Crowe
    House Speaker Paul Ryan and John Boehner, the former speaker, are teaming up for a fundraiser in Wisconsin on Sept. 24, according to an invitation. Ryan will join Boehner in Green Bay for the fundraiser at a National Football League game, pitting the Green Bay Packers against the Cincinnati Bengals, according to Politico's Playbook.
  • Boehner Says He Used to ‘Sneak Into’ White House to See Obama

    07/25/2017 4:06:30 PM PDT · by Enchante · 145 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 25, 2017 | Staff
    Former House Speaker John Boehner said at an event in Las Vegas last week that he used to “sneak into” the White House to see President Barack Obama to avoid scrutiny from the “right-wing press”.... ...Boehner also lamented the fact that Americans now have too many choices of where to go for news and information. “What’s making everything even worse today is because we have so much news, people get to choose where they get their news,” Boehner said, according to the Post. “It used to be we had three big TV networks, five big newspapers, and five big radio...
  • Boehner Admits Behind Closed Doors: Republicans Will Never Repeal Obamacare (VIDEO)

    07/25/2017 10:50:33 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 30 replies
    GP ^ | 7-25-2017 | Cristina Laila
    Former House Speaker, John Boehner said the GOP won't be able to repeal and replace Obamacare at a closed-door tradeshow in Las Vegas, NV Friday.John Boehner told a private crowd that Obamacare will never be repealed or replaced by the GOP because Americans and state officials are used to it in a video obtained by The Washington Post.Boehner also warned that Republicans will get annihilated in 2018 midterm elections if they fail to pass healthcare and tax legislation."Here we are, seven months into this year, and yet they've not passed this bill. Now, they're never...they're not going to repeal and...
  • Boehner predicts Republicans will 'never' repeal and replace Obamacare

    07/25/2017 5:36:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 25, 2017 | Robert Costa
    Former House speaker John A. Boehner, who has mostly avoided public commentary since leaving Congress two years ago, told a business gathering last week that Republicans are "not going to repeal and replace Obamacare" because "the American people have gotten accustomed to it." "Here we are, seven months into this year, and yet they've not passed this bill. Now, they’re never — they're not going to repeal and replace Obamacare," Boehner told a private crowd in Las Vegas, according to video footage obtained by The Washington Post. "It's been around too long. And the American people have gotten accustomed to...
  • Boehner: Trump's term 'disaster,' aside from foreign affairs

    05/26/2017 5:37:40 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 75 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 26, 2017 | Mary Kay Jalonick
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former House Speaker John Boehner says that aside from international affairs and foreign policy, President Donald Trump's time in office has so far been a "complete disaster." Speaking at an energy conference Thursday in Houston, Boehner praised Trump for his approach abroad and his aggressiveness in fighting Islamic State militants, according to the energy publication Rigzone. "Everything else he's done (in office) has been a complete disaster," the Ohio Republican said, according to the publication. "He's still learning how to be president." Boehner said he's been friends with Trump for 15 years, but still has a hard...
  • Boehner: Trump has been a 'complete disaster' (Politico)

    05/26/2017 9:38:49 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 81 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/26/2017 | Louis Nelson
    Former House Speaker John Boehner said earlier this week that Donald Trump’s presidency has been “a complete disaster” thus far and that the billionaire-turned-commander-in-chief is still learning on the job. “Everything else he’s done [in office] has been a complete disaster,” Boehner said during a question-and-answer session at a conference in Houston on Wednesday. “He’s still learning how to be president.” ~snip~ He seemed content with his life as a retired politician and was quick to shoot down any talk of a future presidential bid. “I wake up every day, drink my morning coffee and say hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah,” Boehner...