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  • Cuccinelli Urges Virginians To Support Motion To Oust Boehner

    08/03/2015 4:20:37 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    Principled limited government constitutional conservative Ken Cuccinelli, Chairman of Liberty Now PAC, issued a powerful appeal for Virginians to demand their Representatives in Congress support Rep. Mark Meadows' motion to vacate the Chair and oust John Boehner as Speaker of the House. Cuccinelli writes: An amazing thing happened the other day, although it hasn’t gotten much attention… yet! On Tuesday, North Carolina Congressman Mark Meadows courageously submitted a “Motion to Vacate the Chair.” The “Chair” in this case is Speaker Boehner. If successful, Congressman Meadows’ motion would remove Congressman Boehner as Speaker of the House, and allow for a vote...
  • JOHN BOEHNER EMBARRASSED: HIS WHIP TEAM COULDN’T FIND VOTES TO REELECT HIM SPEAKER LAST WEEK

    08/02/2015 9:16:35 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 2, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)35% had been planning to call up on the House floor last week a measure from Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)96% that would have removed him as Speaker of the House if it succeeded—intending to embarrass Meadows—but abandoned the plan after his entire leadership structure learned that they did not have the votes to re-elect him as Speaker before the August recess. “[House Majority Leader Kevin] McCarthy was making phone calls—he was whipping it—and so was [House Majority Whip] Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA)74% ,” a senior conservative movement leader who’s had many personal and direct discussions...
  • John Boehner Embarrassed: His Whip Team Couldn’t Find Votes To Reelect Him Speaker Last Week

    08/02/2015 6:32:38 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 102 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/2/15 | Matthew Boyle
    House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) had been planning to call up on the House floor last week a measure from Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) that would have removed him as Speaker of the House if it succeeded—intending to embarrass Meadows—but abandoned the plan after his entire leadership structure learned that they did not have the votes to re-elect him as Speaker before the August recess. “[House Majority Leader Kevin] McCarthy was making phone calls—he was whipping it—and so was [House Majority Whip] Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA),” a senior conservative movement leader who’s had many personal and direct discussions with...
  • Boehner’s Health Policy Director is Sister of StemExpress Founder

    07/31/2015 4:53:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 17 Jul 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The founder of StemExpress, the private company that has engaged with Planned Parenthood in the sale of aborted baby body parts, is the younger sister of the health policy director of House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH). The founder and CEO of StemExpress is Cate Dyer, the younger sister of Charlotte Ivancic, Boehner’s health policy director, as originally observed at the conservative site ForAmerica. In response to Breitbart News’ request for comment, Emily Schillinger, Boehner’s press secretary, said, “Charlotte Ivancic is a dedicated public servant who enjoys the utmost respect among her peers and Members of Congress. She has the...
  • Fired-Up Congressman Says What Needed To Be Said, Leaves Boehner In Shambles

    07/30/2015 5:54:28 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 17 replies
    The Western Journalism ^ | July 30,2015 | Christopher Agee
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  • Congress Set to Examine Revenge Porn

    07/30/2015 10:34:53 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 24 replies
    usnews.com ^ | 7/30/2015 | Steven Nelson
    A bill that would make the nonconsensual distribution of intimate photos a federal crime finally is ready for introduction. The legislation seeks to ban “revenge porn,” which an increasing number of states punish with criminal penalties, but against which there’s no federal law, complicating efforts to remove the often humiliating content and penalize distributors. Revenge porn generally is posted online by jilted lovers or hackers. In many cases, victims share the material with someone they trust, then rue the decision when it appears online without their permission, sometimes accompanied by their name, workplace and contact information. The effort to criminalize...
  • Boehner: Dang it, I can’t play golf with Obama anymore because ‘everybody gets bent out of shape’

    07/30/2015 9:46:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/30/15 | Dan Calabrese
    World's smallest violin You people are really something, you know that? You send a regular guy like John Boehner to Washington - a guy who cuts his own grass and irons his own shirts - and all he wants is to be able to play golf with the president in peace. And you # about it, to the point where he’s had to come to the heartbreaking conclusion that hitting the links with Obama just isn’t worth the trouble anymore: “The President has suggested, ‘Hey, do you think it is too much trouble to play golf again?’ ” he said...
  • Planned Parenthood Plots Sale of LEGALLY-ALIVE Fetuses: 'Probably Going to Get Caught' VIDEO 4

    A Planned Parenthood executive plots harvesting of "intact" fetuses that are considered born-alive infants under federal law - and warns "they're probably going to get caught" if they try it in anti-abortion states, a new undercover video by the Center for Medical Progress shows. Actors posed as representatives from a human biologics company in the video. They meet with Dr. Savita Ginde, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains' Vice President and Medical Director. The meeting took place at the Denver abortion-clinic headquarters. “Sometimes, if we get, if someone delivers before we get to see them for a procedure, then we...
  • Follow the money with Planned Parenthood scandal

    07/29/2015 9:23:05 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 40 replies
    VANITY ^ | 7/29/2015 | Stockpirate
    Megan Kelly reported last night that there is another company, company "B" selling baby body parts for thousands of dollars a piece while PPH, company "A" sells each part for maybe $40-$50 each. Here is how the scam works IMHO: PPH employees and executives are stock holders in company "B", company "A" sells the baby body parts to company a at a very low price, at cost. Then company "B" sells the baby body parts a a huge markup. The result is that company "A" appears to make no profits on the sale of these baby body parts and those...
  • Steve King says Boehner wing of party is to left of Bernie Sanders on immigration

    "Bernie Sanders is closer 2 my position on immigration than a wing of GOP. Avowed socialist is opposed 2 open borders." http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2014/01/17/rep-joaquin-castro-boehner-called-steve-king-a-hole-to-house-dems/
  • [SecTreas] Lew informs Congress he extending debt-limit measures

    07/29/2015 2:40:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 29, 2015 5:29 PM EDT | Martin Crutsinger
    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew told Congress on Wednesday that he will extend for another three months the authority he is using to take emergency measures to keep from breaching the nation’s borrowing limit. In a letter to congressional leaders, Lew said he will extend the current debt-suspension period, which was set to expire Friday, through Oct. 30. He said he believes the emergency measures he is using may be sufficient to keep the government operating for a brief period after Oct. 30. Since March 16, Lew has been employing a variety of bookkeeping maneuvers such as removing investments from government...
  • Boehner allies: Coup plot boosts Dems

    07/29/2015 12:21:18 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 40 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 7/29/15 | Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos
    John Boehner’s allies returned fire at Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) on Wednesday, saying the conservative lawmaker’s half-hatched plot to depose the Speaker has boosted Democrats like Hillary Clinton. “It’s terrible. It makes no sense. It helps the Democrats. It divides the party,” Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) told The Hill. “We should be spending all of August talking about the Iranian nuclear agreement, not this fool’s errand of vacating the Speaker’s chair. ADVERTISEMENT “It makes us look like a banana republic,” he continued. “All this does it create chaos, and a real conservative should not want chaos, certainly not needless chaos.”...
  • Boehner unlikely to golf again with Obama

    07/29/2015 11:59:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 29, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he is unlikely to hit the golf links any time soon with President Obama because people get “bent out of shape." “The President has suggested, ‘Hey, do you think it is too much trouble to play golf again?’ ” he said in excerpts of an interview on the Golf Channel airing Monday. “I have to look at him and say, ‘Yes, because everybody gets bent out of shape worried about what we are up to, when all we are really going to do is just play golf.’ ” The avid golfer dished on his 2011...
  • Let’s Hear It For Team-Boehner! Raw! Raw! Raw!

    07/29/2015 5:42:12 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-29-2015 | MOTUS
    Sure smells like school spirit: High School Madness:  Firesign Theatre  Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) files a motion to oust House Speaker John Boehner: Mr. Meadows, North Carolina Republican, filed a motion to “vacate the chair,” which could force a no-confidence vote by the full chamber and result in the removal of Mr. Boehner as speaker. In the resolution, Mr. Meadows says Mr. Boehner, Ohio Republican, “has endeavored to consolidate power and centralize decision-making, bypassing the majority of the 435 Members of Congress and the people they represent.” He also says the speaker has limited debate, pushed legislation to the brink...
  • HISTORIC REVOLT: BOEHNER FACES SUDDEN MUTINY (Levin Interview with Mark Meadows)

    07/29/2015 5:32:18 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 24 replies
    WND ^ | July 28 2015 | CHELSEA SCHILLING
    “Much like the Declaration of Independence, he’s laid a case against the crown,” talk-show host Mark Levin said on his show Tuesday evening. “He’s showing the institutional corruption of John Boehner.” He continued, “John Boehner is Nancy Pelosi’s favorite Republican in the House of Representatives. So, while the Democrats should vote to remove John Boehner, many will vote to keep him because they like what he’s doing. They like what he’s doing to advance Obama’s agenda. We have a very brave member of Congress, Meadows, who has said enough is enough. I would encourage you to call your members of...
  • It’s On: Rep. Mark Meadows Makes Move To Unseat Boehner As Speaker Immediately

    07/28/2015 4:17:12 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 75 replies
    Big Government ^ | July 28 2015 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)96% has filed a motion aimed at unseating Boehner immediately as Speaker of the House. “Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) has filed a motion to try to force Speaker John Boehner from his leadership post,” Politico wrote in a breaking news alert. “The move, called a motion to vacate the chair, represents a new level of opposition to GOP leadership from the conservative wing of the House Republican Conference. The motion can be postponed for several days before consideration.” It’s unclear if this will be successful, but over the past few years there have been two major coup...
  • House conservative seeks Boehner's ouster [Mark Meadows]

    07/28/2015 3:05:37 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 106 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/28/2015 | Jake Sherman and Lauren French
    Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) has filed a motion to try to force Speaker John Boehner from his leadership post. The move, called a motion to vacate the chair, represents a new level of opposition to GOP leadership from the conservative wing of the House Republican Conference. The motion can be postponed for several days before consideration. The resolution was filed late Tuesday afternoon, just one day before the House was slated to depart for its summer recess.
  • Boehner gets emotional in Golf Channel interview (video)

    07/28/2015 7:46:01 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/27/15 | Judy Kutz
    Even golfing can be a tearjerker of a subject for Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who’s known for frequently dispensing waterworks. “I wanted to make sure that every kid had the same chance I did — an opportunity,” Boehner, with tears filling his eyes, says in a promotional spot for The Golf Channel show, “Feherty.” Another clip from the program, which airs Aug. 3., shows Boehner telling host David Feherty about a photo of him and some companions that sits in his office, saying, “The three of us are talking about how easily we turn to tears.” Boehner — who’s gotten...
  • Emotional John Boehner Brought To Tears In New Interview [VIDEO]

    07/27/2015 4:08:43 PM PDT · by VictoryGal · 82 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/27/2015 | Christian Datoc
    Speaker of the House John Boehner was brought to tears while discussing the future of America’s youth in an emotional, new interview. Boehner invited David Feherty — host of The Golf Channel’s “Feherty” — to Capitol Hill, and man oh man, it looks like Boehner’s office could use a little dusting. Read more: [http://dailycaller.com/2015/07/27/emotional-john-boehner-brought-to-tears-in-new-interview-video/#ixzz3h8Vg8sFn](http://dailycaller.com/2015/07/27/emotional-john-boehner-brought-to-tears-in-new-interview-video/#ixzz3h8Vg8sFn)
  • It's Too Weird: What Explains the Behavior of the Republican Leadership?

    07/27/2015 12:04:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcasting Network ^ | July 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I've been thinking about this. We are all inundated by each other, every day, with e-mails, phone calls, texts, what have you, of utter incredulity over what's happened to the Republican Party. It's just too weird, folks. There just isn't any serious opposition to anything that the Democrat Party wants. Remember Angelo Codevilla? He's back. He had that great place on the ruling class that I read in its entirety to you when he published it, and he then turned it into a book. He's back with his thoughts on Trump, and I found it at the...
  • Senate Resurrection of Export-Import Bank Goes to Divided House

    07/26/2015 2:34:42 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/26/15 | JONATHAN WEISMAN
    In a rare and fiery weekend session, the Senate voted on Sunday to resurrect the federal Export-Import Bank, handing the Republican Party’s most conservative wing a major defeat and setting up a showdown this week with House leaders divided over the moribund export credit agency. The bipartisan vote — 67 to 26 — broke a filibuster and allowed supporters to attach a measure to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank to a three-year highway and infrastructure bill, which is expected to pass the Senate early this week. The agency’s authorization expired June 30, halting all new loan guarantees and other assistance to...
  • Boehner: Short-term bill likely to avoid shutdown

    07/24/2015 5:09:09 AM PDT · by Protect the Bill of Rights · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 23, 2015 | By Cristina Marcos
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday that Congress will likely have to take up a stopgap funding bill in September to avoid a government shutdown. Lawmakers are expected to leave Washington next week for the month-long August recess and won't return until the Tuesday after Labor Day. That leaves a limited number of days for Congress to avoid a government shutdown on Oct. 1. "It’s pretty clear, given the number of days we’re going to be here in September, that we’re going to have to do a [continuing resolution] of some sort. But no decision has been made about that....
  • John Boehner noncommittal on defunding Planned Parenthood

    07/23/2015 1:52:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/23/15 4:47 PM EDT | Jake Sherman
    Speaker John Boehner twice stopped short of declaring the House would cut off all government funding to Planned Parenthood, and said he would rely on the results of a pair of congressional investigations to guide his decision. Two videos allegedly show Planned Parenthood officials discussing sales of tissue and organs from aborted fetuses. Boehner said he would wait for the House Energy and Commerce and Judiciary committees to finish their investigations before announcing a response. …
  • House Speaker Boehner: There will not be a government shutdown

    07/23/2015 12:45:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    Market Watch ^ | July 23, 2015 | By Greg Robb
    There won't be a federal-government shutdown this year, and Congress will work on a temporary spending measure in September, once lawmakers return from their summer recess, House Speaker John Boehner, said Thursday. Democrats and Republicans have been unable to agree on annual spending bills, and without a deal by Sept. 30, the government will partially shut down. A temporary spending measure will be needed to avoid the Sept. 30 deadline, but details haven't been decided, Boehner said.
  • Boehnor Vows Fight to Scuttle Iran Nuclear Deal

    07/22/2015 8:54:23 AM PDT · by Buckeye Battle Cry · 106 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 22, 2015 | Fox News
    House Speaker John Boehner vows to do 'everything possible' to stop President Obama's newly struck Iran nuclear deal, as Congress formally begins consideration of the hard-fought pact.
  • How Pope Francis makes Bernie Sanders look as “Catholic” as John Boehner

    07/21/2015 6:28:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | July 21, 2015 | David Gibson
    Sanders’ full remarks, reprinted below and are worth reading, but in addition to global warming he said he and the pope agree that “casino-type capitalism” and income inequality are a scourge on society, that senior citizens are too often abandoned and alone, and that young people are losing hope because they have few concrete prospects for a full life.
  • Boehner Demands President Obama Denounce Planned Parenthood’s Selling Aborted Babies

    07/21/2015 12:03:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 21, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    Following the unveiling of a second video exposing a to Planned Parenthood doctor negotiating and arranging the sale of body parts from babies killed in abortions, Speaker John Boehner demanded that President Barack Obama denounce its activities. The first video shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted unborn children and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts. In the second video, Mary Gatter, the Medical director at Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley in Calfiornia, discusses selling aborted baby...
  • John Boehner orders flags at U.S. Capitol to fly at half-mast to honor Chattanooga victims

    07/21/2015 7:15:20 AM PDT · by don-o · 31 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 21, 2015 | Adam Edelman
    House Speaker John Boehner ordered that flags at the U.S. Capitol be flown at half-mast Tuesday to honor the victims of last week's tragic shooting spree in Chattanooga, Tenn. "The flags @USCapitol stand at half-staff today in honor of the brace service members we lost in #Chattanooga," the Ohio Republican posted to Twitter, along with a photo of the U.S. Capitol. Congressional leaders as well as the White House have faced growing criticism for not flying flags at the two buildings to acknowledge the four Marines and one Navy sailor who died last week after a Kuwaiti-born gunman attacked two...
  • Speaker Boehner blames President Obama for immigration inaction: "He's really poisoned the well"

    07/13/2015 6:42:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/13/2015 | Mike Lillis
    Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) is putting the blame for Congress's failure to move immigration reform squarely on the shoulders of President Obama. The House Speaker said he's been pushing immigration reform since he took the gavel four years ago, but the president has "poisoned the well" with his executive actions on the issue. "He's stirred up the American people in such a way that it would almost be impossible to do immigration reform, given the environment that we're dealing with," Boehner said on CBS's "Face the Nation" program, which aired Sunday morning. "I want to do immigration reform and the...
  • Boehner: Confederate Flag ‘Should Be Gone’ from National Cemeteries

    07/11/2015 7:27:47 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 162 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 10, 2015 | Pam Key
    In a preview clip from his interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) said there will be a debate about removing the Confederate flag from national cemeteries in Congress but in his opinion the flag “should be gone.”
  • BOEHNER GOES OVERSEAS, VOWS IMMIGRATION REFORM, AMNESTY AT OVERSEAS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    07/11/2015 8:05:56 AM PDT · by Will88 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jul; 6, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Boehner’s speech happened just before an illegal alien killed an American woman in San Francisco, shocking the nation. “The speaker of the US House of Representatives Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)35% has told a Dublin audience of his determination to overcome Republican resistance to immigration reform,” Arthur Beesley wrote from Dublin, Ireland, for the Irish Times:
  • Newsmax Prime | Rep. Steve King and Terry Jeffrey discuss Trump and illegal immigration

    07/08/2015 5:52:50 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Iowa GOP congressman talks about the importance of what Donald Trump had to say in bringing the problem of illegal immigration and our lax border security to the nation’s attention. (SNIP) He is joined by Terry Jeffrey, editor of CNS News who has written an investigative article that says more than 40 percent of U.S. District crime cases come out of five districts that involve the U.S.-Mexican border.
  • Democrats face narrow path to retake Senate in 2016

    07/07/2015 4:07:11 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 37 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 6, 2015 | Steven Shepherd
    Democrats can take back the Senate in 2016 after a stinging, nine-seat defeat last year — but their path is narrow, and any gains could be fleeting. The party needs to capture four or five seats — depending on the results of the presidential election — next November. While the 2016 map is favorable, flipping control of the Senate would require winning most of the toss-up races and defeating several well-funded GOP incumbents in pricey swing states that will also be crucial in the race for the White House.
  • John Boehner pledge: Immigration reform top of agenda (pandering to Irish illegals)

    07/05/2015 6:20:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Fri, Jul 3, 2015, 20:47 | Arthur Beesley
    The speaker of the US House of Representatives, John Boehner, has told a Dublin audience of his determination to overcome Republican resistance to immigration reform. Mr. Boehner also told how Taoiseach Enda Kenny has harangued him on the matter, telling him how the lack of reform has left some Irish immigrants listening to a parent’s funeral by phone. His remarks indicate he may yet move to confront opponents of reform within his own Republican party, which is in the vanguard of resistance to it and has a majority in the House. […] Imitating Mr. Kenny, Mr. Boehner said he was...
  • Brian Babin becomes fifth Texas congressman to endorse Ted Cruz

    07/03/2015 12:02:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Trail Blazers ^ | July 2, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    Sen. Ted Cruz now has five fellow Texan members of Congress publicly backing his 2016 presidential run. Cruz’s campaign announced Thursday morning the endorsement of Rep. Brian Babin, R-Woodville. “Ted has shown the conservative leadership and fortitude we so desperately need in our nation’s highest office,” said Babin in a statement released by the Cruz campaign. ”Now is a time for truth,” echoing the title of the senator’s new book, “and he will speak honestly to the American people.” Like Cruz, Babin has been critical of Republican leadership and President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration. Babin voted “present” in...
  • Are Key Republican Leaders in D.C. Being Blackmailed?

    06/30/2015 3:56:48 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 146 replies
    Townhall ^ | 6-30-15 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Are key Republican leaders in D.C. from the Senate, House and Supreme Court being blackmailed? Tell me you haven’t thought the exact same thing? Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in DC. Rotten like a dead fish left at the front door of a Congressmen’s office by the Obama Crime Family. Rotten like a photo of a Supreme Court Justice with his robe down at his ankles. Because what’s happening just isn’t normal. Please tell me how it’s possible that President Obama and his socialist cabal suffered the most massive and historic defeat in modern political history only 9...
  • Obama signs trade legislation; Boehner, McConnell miss White House event

    06/29/2015 5:36:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 29, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    resident Obama signed hard-fought trade legislation Monday, thanking Republican leaders who helped get it done and saying the package will “reinforce America’s leadership role in the world.” “I think it’s fair to say that getting these bills through Congress has not been easy,” Mr. Obama said as he signed the trade bills into law in the East Room. “They’ve been declared dead more than once.” The two major pieces of legislation grant Mr. Obama “fast track” trade-promotion authority
  • John Boehner has to go

    06/29/2015 12:36:10 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 46 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | Mon, Jun, 29th, 2015 | By DrJohn
    It was the most curious of spectacles. John Boehner, abandoning everything he claimed his stood for, has been reduced to an Obama hand puppet. That stench is the smell of Boehner hypocrisy. Boehner was instrumental in getting passed Obama’s Transpacific Authority and it has consistently been cloaked in secrecy. Secrecy. As in zero transparency.
  • The dozen rebels targeted by GOP leaders

    06/28/2015 1:28:54 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 27th, 2015 | Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos
    To keep conservative rebels in check, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his allies have been doling out punishments at an aggressive clip in the 114th Congress. From kicking unruly members off the Rules Committee and GOP whip team to stripping a lawmaker of his subcommittee gavel, leadership has been growing more comfortable with taking retaliatory measures to try to enforce party discipline. But several Tea Party targets haven’t gone quietly. They’ve been fighting back with help from Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan’s conservative House Freedom Caucus, which successfully pressured leaders this week to return a subcommittee gavel to one of their...
  • Tancredo: House GOP Preparing to Sell Out on Immigration Bills

    06/27/2015 7:15:17 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Tom Tancredo
    House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) this past week again showed he will punish conservative House members for not supporting deals he strikes with President Obama and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). This does not bode well for the package of immigration bills to be debated on the House floor sometime after the July Fourth recess. House Republicans have been writing and “marking up” more than a dozen immigration bills over the past year, and Republican leaders have been promising a “package of little bills” as an alternative to the “comprehensive” bills favored by the amnesty lobby.
  • This was the best week of Obama’s presidency

    06/27/2015 1:55:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | June 26, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    When President Obama neared the end of his eulogy Friday for the late South Carolina state Sen. Clementa Pinckney (D), a victim of the shootings at a Charleston church last week, he paused. A long pause. It was a moment of genuine drama. Had he lost his place? Were his emotions getting to him? Then, he started to sing -- the opening bars to "Amazing Grace." Soon, the entire congregation at the AME Emanuel Church joined him in song...
  • John Boehner gets his first Air Force One invite from Obama

    06/26/2015 12:21:07 PM PDT · by detective · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/26/15 | Adam B. Lerner
    John Boehner and Barack Obama’s relationship reached new heights Friday. The Republican House Speaker took his first trip with the president on Air Force One as the two headed to Charleston, South Carolina, to mourn the nine African-American men and women killed at their church last week.
  • Conservatives Smack Down Team Obama-Boehner Over Retribution

    06/26/2015 7:35:12 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 12 replies
    The New American ^ | 6/26/2015 | William F. Jasper
    House Speaker John Boehner’s rampage against House members who defied him on the ObamaTrade vote has begun to backfire — and he may be starting to back-pedal, due to public pressure. As The New American reported here yesterday, Representative Ken Buck (R-Colo.) was the latest in a string of conservative House members who have been targeted by Boehner in reprisal for failing to support “the team” on TPA/Fast Track authority for ObamaTrade, the president’s pseudo-free trade package involving the TPP, TTIP, and TiSA. The rebellious House members, most of whom are members of the House Freedom Caucus, saw voting their...
  • Boehner punishes conservatives for upholding Constitution RE: Fast Track

    06/25/2015 5:20:38 AM PDT · by JOHN W K · 10 replies
    6/25/15 | johnwk
    See Boehner doles out new punishment ”Boehner allies have been retaliating against rank-and-file members who voted against a procedural motion earlier this month, nearly derailing a major trade package favored by Republican leaders that is set to clear the House on Thursday.” Our Constitution is crystal clear that any deals cooked up by our president must receive a two thirds approval vote by our national legislature to be binding law. See Article 2, Section 2, Clause 2: The President shall have power "... by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of...
  • Boehner Targets Another Courageous Conservative For Retaliation Over Obamatrade Vote

    06/24/2015 12:20:42 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 32 replies
    breitbart ^ | 24 Jun 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    Freshman Congressman Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) refused to support Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation last week, so now House leadership is rumored to be planning his removal as President of the Freshman Class of the House of Representatives. In an email obtained by Breitbart News, Representatives Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA) called a meeting for all freshman Congressmen this Thursday at 8:30 AM. Buck thinks the meeting is being called to hold a vote on his removal as President of the Freshman Class as punishment for voting against House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) – who...
  • The Return of ‘Speaker Cruz’

    06/23/2015 7:34:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Roll Call's 218 Blog ^ | June 23, 2015 | Matt Fuller, Matthew Fleming, Emma Dumain and Niels Lesniewski
    “Speaker Cruz” is looking for a comeback. With House GOP leaders meting out punishment against conservatives, and with the House and Senate moving ahead on a plan that would give President Barack Obama the authority to negotiate a major trade deal, Sen. Ted Cruz changed his mind on Trade Promotion Authority Tuesday and, in a blistering op-ed, decided to take some shots at GOP leaders along the way. Without offering any real proof, Cruz accused Speaker John A. Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of agreeing to vote on renewing the Export-Import Bank if pro-trade Democrats would vote for...
  • John Boehner Is Not a Man to Be Crossed (vindictive oligarch!!)

    06/23/2015 1:44:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 43 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 6/21/15 | Joel Gehrke
    Voting against the speaker’s reelection may have cost one Iowa Republican his seat. John Boehner has found ways to punish the fractious conservatives who have formed into a thorn in his side since attempting a coup at the beginning of the year. Through means both petty and significant, Boehner has made his displeasure felt while trying to lead the broader conference in a series of high-profile legislative fights. A number of rebel backbenchers have had their overseas travel curtailed and their committee posts threatened or even taken away. But the treatment of one lawmaker in particular stands out: Colleagues worry...
  • Obama's trade agenda moves past key Senate hurdle

    06/23/2015 9:01:21 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 100 replies
    CNN ^ | 6-23-15 | Ted Barrett and Athena Jones,
    The President's trade agenda scored a major victory Tuesday when the Senate voted to advance a bill to allow "fast-track" approval of large international trade bills. The outcome of this key procedural vote had been in doubt as a group of 14 pro-trade Democrats weighed whether to continue their support of the bill out of concern that a related workers' assistance package might not pass both chambers. But after repeated assurances by GOP congressional leaders that workers' assistance measure will be adopted, 13 out of 14 backed the bill. The vote was 60 to 37, passing by the slimmest margin...
  • 'Fed up' conservatives plot revenge against Boehner

    06/23/2015 7:42:48 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 66 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 06/23/15 | Susan Ferrechio
    Dozens of members of the House GOP's most conservative faction plan to meet Tuesday to discuss ways to counteract the decision of House Speaker John Boehner and other leaders to seek retribution against members who vote against must-pass measures. The House Freedom Caucus, a GOP group made up of about 40 of the most conservative members, plans to hold the discussion some time after Tuesday's evening votes, according to lawmakers familiar with the initiative. Freedom Caucus Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said Monday in a radio interview that many conservatives were "fed up" with the string of punishment meted out to...
  • House conservatives lash out at Boehner's 'culture of punishment'

    <p>A key bloc of conservatives is laying plans to throttle legislation on the House floor and will meet privately this week to discuss a shake-up of GOP leadership.</p> <p>The group is irate at what one called a “culture of punishment” that Speaker John Boehner’s leadership team has instituted against dissenting members — most recently the removal of Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) from a subcommittee chairmanship after he bucked Republican leaders on an important procedural vote. In one of his first interviews since that move, Meadows stopped short of calling for the removal of Boehner or his lieutenants; House conservatives likely lack support to oust Republicans leaders even if they wanted to. But the mere mention of such a move shows that tensions between Boehner’s team and House conservatives, after seeming to subside the past several months, are peaking once again.</p>