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  • Barry Needs His Fix

    09/20/2014 3:06:16 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 20 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Boehner and Yellen are the dealers, I reckon... A friend sent this, not sure who's work it is, and can't quite make out what that is on the bottom-right corner there
  • Boehner and Pelosi Unite to Pass Bill Funding Planned Parenthood, Obamacare, Syrian Revolutionaries

    09/18/2014 9:11:10 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 46 replies
    CNS News ^ | Sept. 17, 2014 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) joined forces early Wednesday evening as the House passed a continuing resolution that will fund the government after the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, and that will permit funding for Planned Parenthood (the nation's largest abortion provider), the entirety of Obamacare, and an amendment requested by President Barack Obama "to train and equip appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition." The bill passed 319 to 108 with four members not voting. But there were not enough Republican members to pass the bill without significant support...
  • John Boehner: I'm Saddled with 'Knuckleheads' (Memoirs of a True Leader)

    09/17/2014 5:44:27 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 42 replies
    newsmax ^ | 9/17/14 | e jager
    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, characterized the Republican majority in his chamber as unreliable. "On any given day, 16 of my members decide they're going to go this way, and all the sudden I have nothing," he told a conference of the International Franchise Association in Washington. "You might notice I have a few knuckleheads in my conference," he said Tuesday to the group's Public Affairs Conference, according to The Hill. The problem has left him with a "paper majority," making it all the more important that the GOP broadens its House majority in the November elections, Boehner said. A...
  • Boehner: Obama’s request for authorization to arm the Syrian “moderates” is a sound one

    09/16/2014 1:19:54 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 40 replies
    HotAir ^ | Sep. 16, 2014 | AllahPundit
    I’m dying to know what this guy knows to make him think our quixotic project to essentially build an army in Syria from scratch is worth publicly endorsing. I can’t recall reading a single analysis lately that’s bullish about it; the best-case scenario seems to be that the “moderates” will end up being ineffective but not egregiously counterproductive. As it is, this authorization request seems like a naked attempt by O to get Republicans to sign on to the part of his strategy that’s most likely to backfire so that he can share blame later. Happy to oblige, says the...
  • Ted Cruz: We should use everything, including our bill to fund the govt, to stop Obama’s amnesty

    09/10/2014 3:18:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 9, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Worth posting not because Cruz actually intends to try to shut down the government before the midterms but because Democratic leaders and lefty media will gorge on the mere possibility. Now that amnesty’s dead until November, they need something to goose their base. Another shutdown scare will do nicely. The tea party hero, who aggressively pushed the anti-Obamacare strategy that spurred last year’s 16-day government shutdown, has seized on immigration executive moves from the Obama administration as the root cause of the border crisis this summer. Although Obama said this weekend that he would delay any executive actions on immigration...
  • Putin Seen ‘Crying’ During Performance of Russia’s National Anthem

    09/06/2014 9:14:40 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Friday, 5 September 2014
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has appeared emotional in recent footage showing him witnessing a performance of his country's national anthem while on a visit in Mongolia. In the footage broadcast on Mongolian TV, the normally stoic Putin is seen standing next to Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, looking down and at one point moving his hand to wipe his eye. “Putin is [so] manly, he's required to shed a tear every so often to maintain hormonal equilibrium,” said a user of the army enthusaist site militaryphotos.net. Last year, Russia's longstanding president was seen wiping away a tear during a Kremlin concert...
  • Granite State Debate, U.S. Senate: Candidates discuss how they disagree with Kelly Ayotte

    09/04/2014 6:09:29 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | WMUR-TV
    The Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire discuss how they disagree with Sen. Kelly Ayotte.
  • House GOP Plan for September: Shame the Senate

    09/04/2014 1:30:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Roll Call ^ | September 3, 2014 | Emma Dumain
    Speaker John A. Boehner outlined the September legislative agenda in a Wednesday afternoon conference call with House Republican lawmakers, describing a scheduled 12-day session that will be “brief, but busy.” The most pressing item on the agenda is a short-term spending bill to avert a government shutdown on Sept. 30, but Boehner also spoke strongly and at length, according to a read-out from a source on the call, in favor of using the remaining legislative days before the November elections to draw “a very stark contrast between ourselves and the Democrats who run Washington.” The Republican-led House, Boehner said, “is...
  • Boehner: Obama Could Get Immigration Reform 'Next Year'

    09/02/2014 6:32:29 PM PDT · by maggief · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 2, 2014
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said that President Barack Obama should “continue to follow the law” in order to help “create an environment where you could do immigration reform in a responsible way next year” on Tuesday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show.”
  • GOP ‘Surrender Caucus’ Sounds Horn of Aggressive Retreat

    08/29/2014 7:16:37 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 35 replies
    americanclarion.com ^ | 8/28/14 | Bob Ellis
    You know it’s bad when the so-called “leaders” of a party harbor such pure contempt for their base that they are willing to drag the good name of their own party through the mud in an attempt to undermine that base. From Politico: A detailed report commissioned by two major Republican groups — including one backed by Karl Rove — paints a dismal picture for Republicans, concluding female voters view the party as “intolerant,” “lacking in compassion” and “stuck in the past.” Women are “barely receptive” to Republicans’ policies, and the party does “especially poorly” with women in the Northeast...
  • This One Congressional Race Epitomizes the GOP's Increasing Extremism

    08/27/2014 4:43:00 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    New Republic ^ | Alec MacGillis
    There’s been so much talk of late about the transformation of the Republican Party over the course of the last few decades that it is easy to become inured to reports of ideologically extreme new arrivals in the party’s ranks. After a while, the latest pronouncements of Michele Bachmann or Steve King fail to impress. But what is going on right now in Wisconsin’s Sixth Congressional District is truly historic, and demands more attention. The district, northwest of Milwaukee, has been represented for nearly half a century by only two men, both of whom were standard bearers for a brand...
  • *Amnesty Alert* (Give us money so we can do a permanent congressional amnesty)

    08/27/2014 4:33:39 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    NRCC
    Top Democrat Congressman: Get Ready for Executive Amnesty for 5 Million Illegals This is not a joke, Friend. Here’s more from the same report: President Obama is preparing to offer universal amnesty through executive action. The order is expected to happen sometime next week after Obama returns from a trip to Europe. Friend – moments like this are why the NRCC exists. The House GOP is the only group who can oppose him. We need 1,000 donations before the FEC deadline this Sunday to show Obama he made a huge mistake! House Conservatives are not taking Obama's trampling of the...
  • John Boehner: The Monkey In The Room (Video)

    08/26/2014 7:54:14 AM PDT · by maggief · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 26, 2014 | John Boehner
    Published on Aug 26, 2014 http://www.speaker.gov/ (Video at link)
  • #FAIL: HB 1224 dies. Thom The Therrible learns karma is a female dog.

    08/21/2014 10:18:36 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    The Speaker of The House tried to ram through a bill containing a smorgasbord of odds-and-ends spending desired by the governor and various special interests. It got shot down once in the GOP caucus. It got shot down on the House floor Friday in a late-in-the-day revolt. Speaker Tillis and his allies took the hardball route this week. They loaded up the legislation with even more pork, and threatened non-compliant conservatives with a potential ouster from the GOP caucus. Once that shenanigan went public, things continued to go south for the speaker. He took some tough questions during a Monday...
  • Rob Reiner Likens Tea Party to Hamas

    08/15/2014 6:56:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 14, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    Hollywood director and liberal activist Rob Reiner told talk-show host Larry King that the Tea Party is like the terrorist group Hamas, because apparently both groups are extreme and cannot be negotiated with, and the only solution is to make them go away or “eliminate” them. “[Y]ou can’t negotiate with that, you have to say either Hamas goes away and the Palestinian authority takes over all that region and deal with some kind of honest broker here, and create the two-state solution,” said Reiner. Drawing a parallel with the Tea Party, he said, “anytime you’re dealing with an extreme group,...
  • Speaker Boehner on U.S. Airstrikes in Iraq

    08/08/2014 6:51:44 AM PDT · by kristinn · 163 replies
    House of Representatives ^ | Friday, August 8, 2014 | Speaker John Boehner
    WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement on U.S. operations in Iraq: “The president’s authorization of airstrikes is appropriate, but like many Americans, I am dismayed by the ongoing absence of a strategy for countering the grave threat ISIS poses to the region. Vital national interests are at stake, yet the White House has remained disengaged despite warnings from Iraqi leaders, Congress, and even members of its own administration. Such parochial thinking only emboldens the enemy and squanders the sacrifices Americans have made. The president needs a long-term strategy – one that defines success...
  • The GOP: Chaos is Their Goal

    08/06/2014 11:30:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    BlackVoiceNews ^ | August 6, 2014 | Lee A. Daniels
    Three events occurred in the tight confines of Capitol Hill last week that underscore the Republican Party’s extraordinary institutional decline and its responsibility for the Congress’ fully deserving its “do-nothing” label. First, early in the week, all but seven Republicans in the GOP – controlled House of Representatives voted to give Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio the go-ahead to sue President Obama because they claim his executive orders are in violation of the constitution. The purpose of that “political stunt” – the president’s words for the lawsuit, which he and the Democrats have come to relish for...
  • The Daily Beast: On Border, A Huge Win for the Right

    08/04/2014 6:52:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 4, 2014 | Staff
    Editors Note: The MSM continues to react to the turning point in the immigration debate that occurred last week in DC. We reprint here.Don’t be confused about what happened in the House of Representatives on Friday: It was a huge win for the far right, a major victory for Ted Cruz, an embarrassment for John Boehner, and, potentially, a pivotal moment that will make future dealings between the White House and congressional Republicans, if you can possibly believe it, far worse than they’ve been already. What happened, as you probably know, is that Boehner had a bill ready to go...
  • Michael Steele: Beware pizza with Ted Cruz

    08/04/2014 6:26:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 4, 2014 | Jonathan Topaz
    Michael Steele thinks House Speaker John Boehner needs to keep closer tabs on Sen. Ted Cruz. The former Republican National Committee chairman on Monday poked fun at reports that some House Republicans changed their minds on crucial border legislation last week after meeting with Cruz, the Texas Republican and tea party icon. “For John Boehner, whenever any of his members says, ‘Hey, I’m about to have pizza and beer with Ted Cruz,’ he should be concerned,” Steele joked. “Really look at the calendar and see if there’s a vote coming up,” he said, adding that Cruz “undermined” GOP leaders. Steele...
  • Trayvon Martin Cartoon Compares Efforts To Impeach President Obama To George Zimmerman

    08/03/2014 9:12:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | August 3, 2014
    A new Trayvon Martin cartoon is causing controversy because it portray efforts to impeach President Obama as being similar to the actions of George Zimmerman. As might be expected, Republicans and conservatives were upset, but should even some Democrats and progressives be calling foul? In a related report by The Inquisitr, the civil rights movement led by the NAACP believes that so-called Trayvon Martin gun control laws should be implemented and the Stand Your Ground laws repealed even though Zimmerman’s defense team only used standard self defense. Zimmerman’s lawsuit against NBC is attempting an appeal, with his lawyers claiming...
  • Democrats celebrate ‘midterm gift’ of GOP’s failure to pass border bill

    08/01/2014 8:54:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 1, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    House Republicans looked set to pass a bill on Thursday aimed at addressing the crisis on the southern border. After being revised repeatedly in order to appease conservative members who thought the bill did not go far enough, the leadership appeared to have settled on a final version which enjoyed broad support. The package even had the backing of moderate Democrats like Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX). “GOP leaders went to great lengths to secure passage by allowing a separate vote on a measure that would block Obama from any further executive action to stop the deportation of undocumented immigrants brought...
  • Ted Cruz’s hard-line stance renders border crisis key 2016 issue

    08/01/2014 8:23:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    MSNBC ^ | August 1, 2014 | Benjy Sarlin
    In the short term, the House GOP’s failure to pass an emergency immigration bill on Thursday over tea party opposition was another embarrassing moment for Speaker Boehner in a growing list. But the political damage may be limited: Americans tend to pay little attention to process stories in Congress, and the 2014 elections haven’t been particularly focused on immigration. Something Americans do pay attention to, however, are presidential elections. Here’s where this week’s border skirmish starts to look more significant. The key player in this drama is Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who has been working to corner the market...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is a rising Republican power in House, as well as a whip

    08/01/2014 1:23:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 31, 2014 | Robert Costa
    First-term senator wielding such influence in House is sign of ongoing tumult in Republican Party.The beginning of the collapse of House Speaker John A. Boehner’s border bill came Wednesday evening, when Texas Sen. Ted Cruz gathered more than a dozen House Republicans at his office in the Dirksen building on Capitol Hill. It was there, as Boehner (R-Ohio) held his own meetings on the other side of Constitution Avenue, that Cruz heard that the speaker didn’t have enough votes — and realized that if his House allies held firm, he could rupture the fragile coalition supporting the measure. Around the...
  • Things are SO bad....

    08/01/2014 8:50:29 AM PDT · by mononymous · 3 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 8/1/2014 | Mononymous1
    (1) Michelle Obama is forced to eat from own school lunch menu (2) Illegal immigrants are running away across the border (3) Michael Moore has lost weight (4) Al Gore can’t release his second chakra (5) The Clinton family will only make about $20 million this year (6) John Boehner has no more tears left (7) Nancy Pelosi finally checked into a mental institution (8) John Kerry’s face has actually grown longer (9) Chris “Tingles” Matthews is “alrokering” in his (10) Obama will have to squeeze in a few more rounds of golf (11) Lois Lerner’s toaster self-destructed (12) Jimmy...
  • Amid opposition by Sen. Ted Cruz, House GOP border funding bill stalls

    07/31/2014 4:35:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 31, 2014 | By LISA MASCARO
    House Speaker John A. Boehner was always expected to have trouble passing emergency funds for the crisis at the Southwestern border -- but Republican Sen. Ted Cruz made his job impossible. Cruz, the hard-line Texas Republican, has been working behind the scenes to stir up conservative opposition to a House GOP plan to approve $659 million to secure the border and handle the flow of unaccompanied immigrant youths. And it worked. Amid disarray, House GOP leaders canceled Thursday's vote after it was clear they did not have the votes. House GOP leaders bristled at the senator's interference on their turf....
  • Obama: “Everything's goin' my way.”

    08/01/2014 5:16:55 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-1-2014 | MOTUS
    It’s August, and you know what that means: Washington’s about to get all wee-weed up. Of course, that doesn’t necessarily mean what you think it means.There's a bright, golden haze on the meadow There's a bright, golden haze on the meadow. The corn is as high as an elephant's eye And it looks like it's climbing clear up to the sky. Oh, what a beautiful Mornin' Oh, what a beautiful day. I've got a beautiful feelin' Everything's goin' my way. “Everything's goin' my way.”Now, just wash that man out of your hair, and get out there and enjoy your day: (Apologies...
  • Boehner Tries To Resuscitate Dying Border Bill

    07/31/2014 12:18:11 PM PDT · by Mariner · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 31st, 2014 | Jonathan Strong
    In the Speaker's lobby just off the House floor, members of Congress were full of recriminations over how the border bill had just died -- until it sprang back to life. House leadership has announced a 3pm special conference meeting to discuss the issue and raised the possibility of additional votes before the House departs for summer recess. The change is an abrupt shift from a decision to pull the bill and leave without a vote on it at all. According to Republicans familiar with the matter, the decision prompted a sudden and fierce backlash against Speaker John Boehner from...
  • House Delays Recess Until Border Bill Is Passed (Call/Email Your Rep to Oppose Boehner Bill)

    07/31/2014 2:29:35 PM PDT · by xzins · 36 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 31 Jul 2014 04:53 PM | Thompson/Reuters
    The U.S. House of Representatives will delay the start of a five-week recess in order to try to pass a funding bill dealing with an immigration crisis on the southwestern border, Republican lawmakers said on Thursday. The decision comes shortly after House Republicans revolted against their own party's $659 million spending bill, causing House Speaker John Boehner to cancel Thursday's scheduled vote on the measure. Republican lawmakers emerged from a closed-door meeting telling reporters of the decision and the goal of passing a bill on Friday. It was not yet clear if that bill would be identical to the one...
  • House Authorizes Boehner to Sue Obama for Taking Actions Boehner Plans to Fund

    07/31/2014 9:22:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 31, 2014 12:04 AM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted 225-201 on Wednesday evening to authorize Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) to sue President Barack Obama and other administration officials for taking actions implementing the Affordable Care Act that do not follow the language of the law but that the Republican-led House nonetheless has not previously voted to defund and now intends to continue funding. Rather than take action under its own constitutional authority to curb what it believes are unconstitutional acts by the president, the Republican majority will now ask federal judges to curb the president. Article 1, Section 9, Clause 7 of the...
  • Com’on! It’s summer. Stop hatin’ all the time!

    07/31/2014 6:41:44 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 16 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-31-2014 | MOTUS
    In the interest of simplifyin’  stuff, we’ve reformulated the job responsibilities of the President of the United States to just “helpin’ people.” And sure enough, the hateful Republicans object to that too: “They have announced that they are going to sue me for taking executive actions to help people. They’re mad because I’m doing my job. Stop being mad all the time. Stop just hatin’ all the time. Let’s get some work done.” Apparently we haven’t been able to goad the do-nothing GOP into impeachment procedures yet, butt at least they sued Big Guy. No problemo - we can work...
  • Why Ted Cruz Matters in the House of Representatives: Cruz finds more traction in House than Senate

    07/31/2014 4:01:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | July 30, 2014 | Lauren Fox
    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has a challenger vying to lead the House — and he's coming from the opposite side of the Capitol Building. Though Ted Cruz is most often seen as a rabble rousing troublemaker in the Senate, when it comes to key decisions he has emerged as the leading vote-wrangler in the House. With his Tortilla Coast strategy session on Capitol Hill last year, the Texas Republican proved he has real influence in the House of Representatives. It was Cruz, after all, who concocted the "defund Obamacare" strategy that marched Republicans straight into a government shutdown last...
  • U.S. House: Lawsuit Against President Obama (Live)

    07/30/2014 2:14:12 PM PDT · by mojito · 119 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | 7/30/2014 | n/a
    The House is debating H.Res 676, the resolution authorizing a lawsuit against President Obama for his use of executive power in implementing the Affordable Care Act. A final vote is expected around 6 p.m.
  • How to fool Boehner into NOT Impeaching Obama: Accuse Boehner of trying to Impeach Obama!

    07/29/2014 12:19:50 PM PDT · by Graewoulf · 103 replies
    Graewoulf | July 29, 2014 | Graewoulf
    All it takes for Obama to protect himself from Impeachment is to accuse Boehner of trying to Impeach him. Always a fool for reverse psychology traps, Boehner dutifully held a Presser today and said: "We have no plans to Impeach the president. We have no future plans. It is all a sham." BINGO! Obama's part-time Day Job is safe, because Boehner is really, Really, REALLY STUPID! Speaker “Blank Check” Boehner has convinced most voters in the Public and US House of Representatives that NOTHING CAN BE DONE to punish B. Hussein Obama for violating the US Constitution unless he is...
  • Tell Boehner: “No New Laws”

    07/29/2014 4:03:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Mickey Kaus
    Senate Democrats are now explicitly saying they will try to use Boehner’s border bill as a vehicle for broad, “Gang of 8″ style amnesty, and immigration activists are urging them on. All the more reason to call ((202) 224-3121). A House vote on Boehner’s bill is expected Thursday. Beware a Boehner Supertrap: Today (Tuesday 7/29) looks like Crunch Day for the House when it comes to finalizing a pre-August bill to deal with the surge of Central American immigrants coming across the Southern border. Aides to Speaker Boehner have been blowing a lot of smoke about how Republicans are desperate...
  • Senate Democrats Angle for Entire Gang of Eight Bill After Boehner Caves

    07/29/2014 12:33:55 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 7-29-2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Senate Democrats are angling to include the entire “Gang of Eight” bill in a conference committee with whatever border crisis bill comes out of Speaker John Boehner’s House of Representatives, Politico reports. “The only way any piece of the House proposal could become law is if it was conferenced with the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform bill, which is something we’d certainly consider,” a senior Democratic aide told Politico. Gang of Eight Republicans Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL), John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) recently issued a joint statement saying they did not want this to happen, but...
  • Act of Love? Jeb Bush, ‘Moderate Republican,’ Calls for Deportation Of Migrant Children

    07/26/2014 8:25:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | July 26, 2014 | Eric Shapiro
    Remember when former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, the consummate “moderate Republican,” shocked everyone by calling immigration an “act of love?” It looks like he’s changed his mind. On Thursday, he called for nearly all of the 50,000-plus immigrants in limbo on our Southwest border to be sent home. That is, “except for those deserving few who may demonstrate a true case for asylum.” Deserving few? Someone should ask Bush which of the children fleeing impoverished and violent countries (where they have a 1 in 15 chance of being murdered) like Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras “deserve” to be sent home....
  • "Man Caused Disaster" On the Southern Border

    07/26/2014 4:51:08 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    The clarion call has sounded from President Obama and the pundits residing in Washington D.C. that Congress should "do something." Lost in this theory of governing by crisis, is that President Obama's actions created this historic calamity on the border. This is a "man caused disaster" and the man who caused it is Barack Obama. Waiting for President Obama to enforce the law is akin to waiting for Godot. President Obama is as likely to secure the border as he is to build the Keystone XL Pipeline. We are looking at two and a half long years of watching hundreds...
  • Most Migrant Children Entering U.S. Are Now With Relatives, Data Show

    07/26/2014 1:35:20 AM PDT · by Enchante · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 25, 2014 | JENNIFER MEDINA
    Officials have said that more than half of all children initially placed in shelters have gone on to be reunited with at least one parent already living in the United States, and 85 percent of all children have been placed with a close family member.
  • GOP sees court ruling as major step toward unraveling of Obamacare

    07/22/2014 9:41:11 AM PDT · by maggief · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 22, 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    EXCERPT Republicans like Sen. Ted Cruz from Texas were quick to pounce on the decision as one that reveals the Obama administration’s ongoing attempts to implement the law in a way that exceeds the parameters set in the law that Democrats themselves devised and passed. Cruz called the ruling a “repudiation of Obamacare and all the lawlessness that has come with it.” “The Obama administration, through the Internal Revenue Service, has attempted to dispense revenues to the states without proper congressional authorization, robbing Congress of its constitutionally-provided power of the purse,” Cruz said. “This decision restores power to Congress and...
  • Bashing Boehner: A No-Brainer?

    07/22/2014 7:23:21 AM PDT · by Jabba the Nutt · 9 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | July 22, 2014 | Doris O'Brien
    I was reading a political blog the other day when my computer screen suddenly went dark. On came the burning question: "Who Would Make a Better Speaker of the House: John Boehner or Trey Gowdy?" Great. Just the sort of speculation that Republicans need in order to take our eyes off the burning issues of the day, and maybe even start a fight in the GOP ranks on an ill-timed matter. Well, it wouldn’t be the first time. snipBut this is hardly the time to suggest that John Boehner is an incompetent leader. After all, he is in the process...
  • Republican Party goes round the bend

    07/20/2014 2:25:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    CNN Opinion page ^ | July 17, 2014 | Sally Kohn, progressive activist, columnist and television commentator
    In the beginning, one might have considered it bold -- even inventive -- to oppose every single thing President Obama supported. But it quickly became tiresome and predictable over the last five years. And now, as House Republicans weigh a resolution to sue President Obama for not quickly enough implementing a law the same Republicans voted more than 50 times to repeal or stall, all hell has broken loose. Republicans are just being obnoxious now. And dangerous. And nuts. On Wednesday, the House Rules Committee will debate a draft resolution to file a lawsuit against President Obama, wasting taxpayer dollars...
  • Question for Boehner: Will you use the power of the purse to stop Obama’s executive power grabs?

    07/20/2014 5:52:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/19/2014 | AllahPundit
    A leftover from yesterday via CNS but a fine note on which to end the week. There are three ways the House could punish Obama the next time he decides he wants to rewrite a statutory deadline for ObamaCare or unilaterally declare war in the Middle East or amnestize a few million illegals. They could impeach him, of course, but that’ll go nowhere in the Senate and will provoke a nasty public backlash against the GOP. That option is too hot. They could do what Boehner’s actually doing right now, suing Obama on separation-of-powers grounds, but most legal experts...
  • Obama’s Border Game, and Why Republicans Are Doomed to Lose It

    07/19/2014 10:30:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | July 15, 2014 | Robert Stacy McCain
    President Obama has deliberately provoked the current crisis along our nation’s southwestern border in an effort to force House Republicans to pass the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” amnesty plan. Illegal immigrants are pouring in by the trainload, and the violent MS-13 gang is recruiting in detention centers. Polls show that voters strongly disapprove (58%) of Obama’s handling of the crisis he caused, but an even larger majority — 66% — disapprove of how Republicans in Congress are dealing with the immigration problem: Almost as many Republicans disapprove of their party’s handling of the issue as say they approve, with negative...
  • House Leadership Skeptical of Ted Cruz’s Plan to Halt DACA

    07/17/2014 6:23:44 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 15 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | July 17, 2014 7:08 PM | Joel Gehrke
    Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) unveiled legislation to shut down President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals’ program, and the bill is getting a mixed response among Republican colleagues.Cruz offered his bill as a plan to end the border crisis — and the suffering that takes place south of the border as children travel to the United States — by thwarting Obama’s policy of acting as if the DREAM Act has already passed.“The staggering conditions that children are being subjected to are a direct result of the amnesty that President Obama illegally and unilaterally enacted in 2012, which caused the...
  • Cleveland 2016: The GOP’s Waterloo

    07/17/2014 11:07:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Hill's Congress Blog ^ | July 17, 2014 | Eric Ham
    The Republican National Committee has chosen to host its 2016 GOP convention in the all-important battleground state of Ohio. The GOP has been waging an all-out battle with itself since the 2012 presidential election that saw Mitt Romney’s campaign go down in flames. Since then, the party has rolled out “autopsy” strategies and seen the rise and fall of some of its most promising 2016 candidates, most notably, scandal-plagued New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. By choosing the city of Cleveland to host its nomination event the party sends the message that Ohio will be its last stand. What’s further interesting...
  • Boehner Critics Blew It Before [They approve of Boo Hoo suing the Zero]

    07/17/2014 1:25:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 7 replies
    Separation Of Powers: John Boehner's lawsuit against President Obama is being mocked by the very same people who dismissed an earlier challenge to Obama's imperial ways — one the Supreme Court unanimously upheld. That case involved Obama's decision in early 2012 to make "recess" appointments to several key posts, though the Senate was still in session. As with Boehner's proposed suit, it was widely ridiculed as a "political stunt" without legal merit that would end up backfiring on the GOP. Laurence Tribe, the left's favorite constitutional law professor, said, "Whatever standards the courts ultimately adopt . .. this case ought...
  • Giorgio: Impeachment, Immigrants and Sarah Palin (Hurl-licious)

    07/16/2014 4:39:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    GoLocalWorcester ^ | July 16, 2014 | Paul Giorgio, GoLocalWorcester MINDSETTER™
    We have an immigration problem along our southern border, mostly with the Texas portion. The border is leaking like a sieve, with hundreds of children fleeing Central America and the drug induced bloodshed that has moved recently from Mexico down to Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. A child has a higher chance of being killed in Central America than they do in Chicago’s South Side. Who are buying the drugs that are causing all the violence in Central America? Americans are. So if we want to stop the influx of children from Central America we need to do something about...
  • Obama executive actions seen as threat to Constitution

    07/15/2014 10:10:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 15, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)A prominent law professor and avowed supporter of the Obama White House will tell the House on Wednesday that the president has created one of the biggest constitutional crises in the country’s history and will endorse House Republicans’ effort to sue to rein him in. Jonathan Turley, a professor at George Washington University, will say President Obama is trampling the founders’ vision for the country in his push to circumvent Congress, and he will demand Republicans and Democrats alike forget their party labels to unify against this White House’s power grab. “What we are witnessing today is one of the...
  • GOP’s Impeachment Gambit (Voter ID & talking about impeachment equals Jim Crow or worse)

    07/15/2014 12:44:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Those who’ve found it difficult to connect with the racial history of post-Civil War America – when Black Americans were stripped of the citizenship rights they gained right after that conflict – should pay special attention to the national political arena now. Because the conservative movement, in its desperate mania to destroy Barack Obama’s presidency and neutralize the growing political clout of Americans of color, is dramatizing how that betrayal and the construction of a post-slavery racist society was accomplished. The tricked–up claims of “voter fraud” by state legislatures in order to deny Blacks access to the ballot box. Federal...
  • From Sarah Palin to John Boehner: the range of GOP craziness (Worse than it sounds)

    07/15/2014 12:06:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Los Angeles Times' Top of the Ticket ^ | July 15, 2014 | David Horsey
    Politically speaking, Sarah Palin is crazy — but in an entertaining way. Speaker of the House John Boehner may look reasonable by comparison, but his supposed rationality is pretty dubious.. Before I proceed to pick on these GOP icons, I want to acknowledge that I spend a lot of time blasting Republicans in my columns and cartoons. Many readers assume it’s because I’m a commie-pinko, America-hating liberal Democrat. Actually, my constant critique of today’s GOP has more to do with the fact that I grew up in a time and place where Republicans were often the smart, sane ones and...