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  • Pelosi’s wealth declined 25 percent in 2011

    06/14/2012 8:15:19 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies
    Pelosi’s wealth declined 25 percent in 2011 By Kevin Bogardus - 06/14/12 10:45 AM ET House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) lost nearly a quarter of her wealth in the past year, according to a financial disclosure report released Thursday. Pelosi’s minimum net worth dropped by roughly $8.8 million in 2011, the report suggests. It valued Pelosi’s wealth as at least $26.4 million at the end of the 2011 calendar year, down from at least $35.2 million the previous year. Pelosi reported almost $39.3 million in assets as well as close to $12.9 million in liabilities for 2011, according to...
  • See No Evil, Speak No Truth, And Us

    06/13/2012 9:45:25 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 2 replies
    The Daily Rant ^ | June 8, 2012 | Mychal Massie
    I freely admit to being rigid and borderline inflexible pursuant to my low opinion of those elected or appointed to political office. But even using that as a high bar of contempt, Obama, Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton, and Janet Napolitano fail to come even close to exceeding it. The overwhelming majority of Americans have no idea how incestuously corrupt and self-serving politicians can be, and that the majority of those in the Executive Branch and Legislative Branch of the Federal Government, in fact, are. Specific to that point, Fast and Furious, the illegal international gun-smuggling operation, is a case study...
  • Bachmann: 'Is Government God? ... That's Really the Issue at Hand'

    06/12/2012 3:54:45 AM PDT · by rhema · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6/8/12 | Elizabeth Harrington
    In explaining her opposition to a Health and Human Services regulation that requires virtually all health-care plans to cover sterilizations, artificial contraception and abortifacients, Rep. Michele Bahmann said Friday that the issue involved in this mandate was whether the government could place itself before God and prevent institutions and people from following their faith and their consciences. “The people want to have their liberties back and they don’t like to see religious institutions, particularly the Catholic Church, have to be forced to deny their sincerely held faith and the doctrine of their faith in order to be in compliance with...
  • Reporter violated NYT ethics code with false Fast and Furious story

    06/06/2012 6:55:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6 June, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Charlie Savage, a reporter for The New York Times, violated the newspaper’s own code of ethics by printing a false story about the ongoing congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious on Tuesday evening. For the Times, Savage reported late on Tuesday that House Speaker John Boehner had “opened direct negotiations with the Department of Justice aimed at resolving a dispute over subpoenaed information related to the botched gun-trafficking investigation dubbed Operation Fast and Furious.” The story ran under the headline “Boehner in talks with Justice Dept. on gun-running inquiry,” implying that the speaker was directly participating in talks. Boehner...
  • Boehner And Republicans Are Helping Obama Destroy America

    06/02/2012 2:34:27 AM PDT · by 867V309 · 33 replies
    The DAILY RANT ^ | JUNE 1, 2012 | Mychal Massie
    But Obama has had a committed group of electeds aiding and abetting his treasonous assault on our freedoms and it’s not ipse dixit when I say that. John Boehner, Mitch McConnell in the Senate, the RNC, and Karl Rove are as responsible for our decline as the Socialist Leftists and Barack Obama, if not more so. And I will tell you why.
  • Arizona: Jesse Kelly Uncommitted to Vote for John Boehner

    05/29/2012 2:39:16 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 16 replies
    Roll Call ^ | May 29, 2012 | Abby Livingston
    Veteran Jesse Kelly (R) is noncommittal about how he would vote in party leadership races should he be in Congress after the November elections, much like his Democratic opponent in Arizona’s competitive special election. “It depends on who is running,” he said in an email on Monday when asked if he would vote for Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) to lead his party in the new Congress. Democrat Ron Barber voiced a similar sentiment in an interview with Roll Call on Monday when he was asked if he would support Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Kelly’s general consultant, Ed Brookover, criticized...
  • Foes target Boehner/Lungren event in Woodside

    05/22/2012 7:37:48 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    Inside Bay Area ^ | 5/22/12 | Josh Richman
    Liberal activists organized by CREDO SuperPAC are planning to protest outside a fundraiser that House Speaker John Boehner is holding Wednesday on Portola Road in Woodside with Rep. Dan Lungren, R-Gold River. The event with Boehner, R-Ohio, costs up to $35,000 a plate or $5,000 for a photo opportunity, and is occurring just six miles from the Atherton home in which President Obama is scheduled to hold a $35,800-a-plate fundraiser at about the same time.CREDO SuperPAC says it has launched a campaign against Lungren with four full-time organizers and a Carmichael field office to mobilize local voters to defeat a...
  • THE CRISIS OF LEGITIMACY: Boehner said to be blocking Issa committee vote on contempt

    05/22/2012 6:01:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 5/22/12 | Dutchman6
    Lapdog AP reporter Jordy Yager writes: Rep. Issa might not have the votes to push forward Holder contempt charge> Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) might not have the votes in his own committee to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. A number of Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are wary of moving forward with Issa’s proposed measure, putting the powerful chairman in an awkward position as he attempts to build support for the move. . . Two of the committee’s 23 Republicans have declined to support the measure at this point, while five other...
  • Boehner: Sure, I might support Schumer’s bill to tax Eduardo Saverin’s wealth (Another idiot!)

    05/22/2012 9:27:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/22/2012 | AllahPundit
    Skip to 7:15 for the key bit. In fairness, he emphasizes that he'll support it only if it's "necessary." There's already an "exit tax" on the books, which Saverin paid, and a separate law that says an expatriate can be barred from re-entering the U.S. if the DOJ determines that he renounced his citizenship for tax purposes. Saverin quit the U.S., evidently with his tax liability in mind, because leaving before the IPO meant the "exit tax" would apply only to the gains on his Facebook shares as of his departure. (It also spared him from a potentially enormous estate...
  • Boehner pushes Obama to make Holder comply with Fast and Furious subpoena

    05/18/2012 8:48:42 AM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/16/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    House Speaker John Boehner reportedly pushed President Barack Obama on Wednesday to make Attorney General Eric Holder comply with the congressional subpoena of Operation Fast and Furious documents. Boehner was meeting for lunch with the president and “other congressional leaders” to discuss upcoming issues. An aide in Boehner’s office told The Daily Caller the president talked about his “to-do-list” and the group discussed several other major topics on the political horizon. The Boehner aide said one topic the Speaker brought up was Holder’s failure to comply with the Fast and Furious subpoena. “The Speaker also asked the President to encourage...
  • Report: GOP might keep parts of ObamaCare if law is struck down

    05/17/2012 6:44:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/17/2012 | AllahPundit
    The sourcing on this one is awfully thin, which raises two possibilities. One: The details are exaggerated or outright made up to try to start a firestorm among ObamaCare-hating conservatives. Two: The details are spot-on and are being deliberately leaked to see how ObamaCare-hating conservatives react. Can some parts of this thing be preserved or must the stench of The One's greatest victory be completely expunged before Congress takes another run at health care? If the law is upheld, Republicans will take to the floor to tear out its most controversial pieces, such as the individual mandate and requirements that...
  • Boehner: Keeping any parts of Obama health law ‘unacceptable’

    05/17/2012 11:47:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 17, 2012 | Sam Baker
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) reiterated Thursday that he wants to repeal all of President Obama’s healthcare law if the Supreme Court doesn’t toss out the entire statute. “We voted to fully repeal the president’s healthcare law as one of our first acts as a new House majority, and our plan remains to repeal the law in its entirety,” Boehner said to reporters. “Anything short of that is unacceptable.” Republicans are focusing more intently on their healthcare strategy as the high court’s ruling approaches. The court is expected to rule next month on whether the law’s individual mandate is unconstitutional...
  • Earmarks still have friends in high places

    05/16/2012 9:07:22 AM PDT · by radioone · 2 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/15/12 | JONATHAN ALLEN
    A provision for a uranium-enrichment plant in Ohio keeps cropping up all over Capitol Hill: $150 million in the Senate’s highway bill, $150 million in a Senate energy bill, $100 million in that bill’s House counterpart. There’s even talk of putting it in a final House-Senate transportation bill. Weren’t grants like this — earmarks by another name — supposed to be banished by Republicans in Congress? Yes. And for most lawmakers, they are. But the earmark has the top two Republicans in Congress on its side: House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). And...
  • Boehner digs in for next battle on debt House Speaker will insist on spending cuts

    05/16/2012 4:33:23 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 25 replies
    wastimes ^ | 5/15/12 | By Stephen Dinan and Sean Lengell
    House Speaker John A. Boehner on Tuesday set the stage for an end-of-year debt showdown, saying he will once again insist any increase in the federal borrowing limit be matched dollar-for-dollar with spending cuts elsewhere. The last time he made that vow — ahead of last August’s debt deadline — the government teetered on the brink of a partial shutdown before he and President Obama agreed to a deal that matched an immediate debt boost to possible future spending cuts. Mr. Boehner, Ohio Republican, said he considers that deal a precedent, and from now on every request for more debt...
  • Mr. Boehner and the Debt

    05/15/2012 7:52:28 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 15, 2012 | The New York Times
    It clearly does not bother Speaker John Boehner that he pushed the United States to the brink of default last year. It does not matter that the deep spending cuts in the resolution he demanded to end that crisis will hurt economic growth. It does not even matter that the House he leads is determined now to break that agreement with even deeper cuts in vital programs.
  • IT'S OFFICIAL--John Boehner is stalling Fast and Furious contempt citation of Eric Holder

    05/13/2012 10:01:46 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 64 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/13/2012 | Doug Book
    If Darrell Issa has any thoughts of the full House voting on his Oversight Committee’s citation of contempt against Eric Holder, he will first have to clear the idea with the Attorney General’s staunchest allies and political defenders—Republican Speaker John Boehner, Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Republican Majority Whip, Kevin McCarthy. Upon the Speaker’s office being provided a draft of the citation last week, a spokesman for the Republican leadership said “While there are very legitimate arguments to be made in favor of such an action, no decision has been made to move forward with one by the Speaker...
  • TRAITORS TO THEIR OATHS. "Democrats’ Support for Holder Collapsing" but GOP leadership Gang

    05/12/2012 10:50:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 11 May, 2012 | Mike Vanderboegh
    Dolly the GOP Leadership Ewe with three of her best customers. (Image courtesy of David Codrea.) With a bit of hyperbole, Newswmax reports that Dem support for the principal Gunwalker at DOJ is "collapsing" when maybe it is just cracking the facade a bit. David Codrea, however, draws our attention to this Politico story entitled "GOP leaders go slow on Eric Holder contempt vote." I seem to recall my being vilified for running stories early on that Boehner and his GOP "leadership" were trying to help the Gunwalker Conspiracy by roadblocking the investigation. They denied it then. Now, they are...
  • Yes, Speaker Boehner: Democrats Think You're Stupid and Weak. Yes, They're Laughing At You

    04/28/2012 12:43:22 AM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 46 replies
    Doug Ross Journal ^ | April 27, 2012 | DRJ
    How else to explain President Obama's shameless ripoff of $8.3 billion in taxpayer money, which he has turned into a de facto campaign contribution? Let me explain: when Democrats passed the 2,700-page Obamacare bill -- you know, the one that not one person bothered to read -- they didn't realize it contained several electoral time-bombs. One of its dictates shredded the popular Medicare Advantage (MA) program starting in... October. Yep: just before the 2012 elections. Realizing their mistake, HHS head Kathleen Sebelius decided to steal $8.3 billion from another part of Medicare to hide the mistake from seniors until after...
  • Obama parties, campaigns all the time on taxpayer’s dime

    04/27/2012 2:25:28 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 8 replies
    Bayoubuzz LLC ^ | April 27, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    The President certainly enjoys the perks of his position in the White House. From extravagant vacations to approximately 100 rounds of golf, it has been a pretty enjoyable tenure for Mr. Obama. He has been able to meet celebrities, travel the world and play his favorite games. While our nation’s problems are not his primary concern, the President sure acts interested when giving speeches in battleground states. Most of these speeches are political and not official business, but the President continues to charge the travel expenses to the American people.
  • Issa, Boehner at odds over holding Holder in contempt of Congress

    04/27/2012 9:54:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 57 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/27/2012 | Matthew Boyle -
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa has drafted a 48-page contempt of Congress citation for Attorney General Eric Holder over Operation Fast and Furious. It now appears Issa is currently moving forward without the support of House Speaker John Boehner. Holder’s Department of Justice has provided only about 7,000 pages worth of the more than 70,000 pages of documents Issa has subpoenaed related to Operation Fast and Furious. Issa and many others on Capitol Hill have threatened for months that they’ll hold Holder in contempt without actually doing it. This 48-page contempt citation is the first official step in...
  • Boehner: '1-in-3 chance' GOP could lose House

    04/23/2012 4:11:17 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 23, 2012 | staff
    "But there's a one-in-three chance we could lose," Boehner said. "I'm being myself -- frank. We've got a big challenge, and we've got work to do."
  • Boehner on Obama: We understand each other

    04/18/2012 6:30:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 18, 2012
    (CBS News) House Speaker John Boehner thinks President Obama has "checked out" of the legislative process, but he told "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie Rose that he remains ready to work with the president. The speaker, who grew up in a large family that owned a bar, said he learned everything he needed to know for his current role from his childhood. Along with mopping floors, washing dishes and tending bar, he said, that meant "learning to deal with every character who walks through the door."
  • House GOP Death Wish

    04/04/2012 5:47:54 AM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 14 replies
    Ever since Rick Santilli’s “rant heard ‘round the world” spawned the Tea Party rebellion, establishment Republican leaders have been loath to admit that what motivates Tea Partiers is distaste for them and how they ran Congress, as much as it is distaste for Obama and the Democrats. Or maybe Republican leaders, particularly in the House of Representatives, are just too dumb to understand what brought them back to power after the 2010 Tea Party wave election – and it wasn’t that voters thirsted for a return to the failed policies of the Bush – Hastert – Frist axis that voters...
  • Boehner Says He’s ‘Alarmed’ By Hot Mic Comments to Medvedev

    03/28/2012 1:22:12 PM PDT · by samtheman · 17 replies
    http://abcnews.go.com/ ^ | Mar 28, 2012 | Jake Trapper
    “America’s missile defense program is critical to our homeland security and the collective security of our NATO partners, and it has clear implications for the security of our allies in the Middle East. I and other Members of the House have previously expressed concern about your administration’s apparent willingness to make unilateral concessions to Russia that undermine our missile defense capabilities. Your comments reinforce those worries..."
  • Boehner: Despite deep differences, Obama and I 'get along just fine'

    03/28/2012 11:44:00 AM PDT · by detective · 76 replies
    msnbc ^ | 03/28/2012 | Halimah Abdullah
    House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that despite a toxic political climate in Washington and his deep ideological differences with President Barack Obama, the two "have a good personal relationship," even as he criticized the president's health-care plan and stewardship of the economy. The Ohio Republican also opened up about the GOP presidential field during an interview with TODAY’s Matt Lauer. “I’ve got a big job to do here in the Capitol,” he acknowledged. “Voters around the country who choose to vote in Republican primaries will pick one of these candidates. And whoever that candidate is, I will support.”
  • [READ!] HE PROMISED CHANGE IN WASHINGTON. THEN THE DEBT DEAL COLLAPSED. SO OBAMA CHANGED COURSE.

    03/19/2012 11:17:21 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 56 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Mar 18 2012 | BY PETER WALLSTEN, LORI MONTGOMERY AND SCOTT WILSON
    What happened? Obama and his advisers have cast the collapse of the talks as a republican failure. Boehner, unable to deliver, stepped away from the deal, simple as that. But interviews with most of the central players in those talks— some ofwhomwere granted anonymity to speak about the secret negotiations — as well as a review of meeting notes, e-mails and the negotiating proposals that changed hands, offer a more complicated picture of the collapse. Obama, nervous about how to defend the emerging agreement to his own democratic base, upped the ante in a way that made it more difficult...
  • GOP leadership drops the ball on Fast and Furious(gunwalker)

    03/15/2012 6:40:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 14 March, 2012 | M Catharine Evans
    When it comes to gun walking and mass murder, top House Republicans act as if their party lost the midterm elections. Tea party patriots are justifiably frustrated over House Speaker John Boehner's and young guns Majority Leader Eric Cantor's and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy's weak-kneed response to Operation Fast and Furious. While the Left whips up scandals over a Georgetown law student's inability to locate the nearest Target to purchase a $9 month's supply of birth control pills, Boehner and company prefer the less vocal approach when it comes to slain agents Brian Terry and Jaime Zapata. Judson Phillips, founder...
  • Boehner: Some of America’s ‘dumbest’ and ‘raunchiest’ serve in Congress

    03/11/2012 8:37:45 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 28 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | March 11, 2012 | By Sam Baker
    Congress includes some of the “dumbest” and “raunchiest” people in the country — but also some of the smartest — House Speaker John Boehner said in a report published this weekend. Boehner (R-Ohio) told the Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan that it can be difficult to wrangle misbehaving members of Congress, while arguing that the chamber is not uniquely corrupt or scandal-prone.
  • Boehner gives in on highway bill

    03/08/2012 10:29:12 AM PST · by maggief · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 8, 2012 | Russell Berman
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday the House plans to take up the Senate’s highway bill once it clears the upper chamber, conceding that his own last-ditch effort to save a House GOP measure had not succeeded. “As I told the members yesterday, the current plan is to see what the Senate can produce and to bring their bill up,” Boehner told reporters at his weekly news conference Thursday. “In the meantime, we’re going to continue to have conversations with our members about a longer-term approach, which frankly most of our members want. But at this point in time, the...
  • Secretive nationwide network gives SEIU new organizing muscle

    03/07/2012 11:40:46 AM PST · by Syncro · 17 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 03/05/2012 | Richard Pollock
    Secretive nationwide network gives SEIU new organizing muscle Published: 2:14 AM 03/05/2012 By Richard Pollock - The Daily Caller "This Is Our DC" activists hold "We are the 99%" and mix with "Occupy DC" protesters during a protest outside the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. (Reason TV) This is the first in a Daily Caller investigative series.The politically aggressive Service Employees International Union SEIU has quietly created a national network of at least eight community-organizing groups, some of which function alongside the Occupy Wall Street movement, a Daily Caller investigation shows.Incorporated by the SEIU as local non-profits, the...
  • Boehner Primary Challenger, David Lewis, Certified for Republican Ballot

    03/02/2012 12:10:51 PM PST · by Eagle of Liberty · 14 replies
    Christian News Wire ^ | January 5, 2012 | Christian News Wire
    The Butler County Board of Elections has verified that Boehner primary challenger, David Lewis, will appear on the Republican Ballot on March 6, 2012. Mr. Lewis states: "Mr. Boehner is a Washington insider who is the epitome of the establishment. I am a Tea Party candidate who stands for life, liberty, and justice under God. Voters in Ohio's Eighth District will have an opportunity to vote their conscience in March. "Mr. Boehner has had multiple opportunities to defund Planned Parenthood since he has become Speaker of the House. Sadly, Mr. Boehner has shown that he will compromise even if innocent...
  • Boehner calls Limbaugh remarks "inappropriate"

    03/02/2012 9:31:17 AM PST · by John W · 190 replies · 1+ views
    msnbc.com ^ | March 2, 2012 | Frank Thorp, Luke Russert and Michael O'Brien
    House Speaker John Boehner distanced himself on Friday from Rush Limbaugh, calling the conservative radio host's words toward a women's rights advocate "inappropriate." Amid a growing media firestorm over comments Wednesday by Limbaugh toward Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown Law student who testified before a Democratic panel on the use of contraception, Washington's top Republicans said through a spokesman that Limbaugh was wrong. "The speaker obviously believes the use of those words was inappropriate, as is trying to raise money off the situation," Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said in a statement.
  • Speaker of the House John Boehner Expresses Support for the Fast and Furious Investigation

    03/02/2012 8:26:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    guns.com ^ | 1 March, 2012 | Shelley_Rae
    Last month, during one of his weekly press briefings, Speaker of the House John Boehner expressed his support for the efforts of the House Oversight and Government Reform committee and Chairman Darrell Issa during their investigation of the Fast and Furious operation. During the briefing a reporter from the Daily Caller asked Boehner, “Will you support the 100-plus members who have called for Attorney General Eric Holder to resign and bring up [Arizona Republican] Rep. [Paul] Gosar’s resolution of no confidence to the floor?” Boehner responded, “I think Chairman Issa and the members of the committee have done a very...
  • Democrats urge Boehner to "repudiate" comments by Limbaugh on contraception testimony

    03/01/2012 5:07:57 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 64 replies · 99+ views
    CBS News ^ | 03/01/2012 | By Leigh Ann Caldwell
    A group of Democratic members of Congress are continuing the political war over contraception and the latest move puts House Speaker John Boehner on the spot. Seventy-five lawmakers are urging the speaker to "repudiate" comments made by conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh. The Democrats signed a letter to the speaker over comments Limbaugh made on his show on Wednesday calling a Georgetown University law student and women's health advocate a "prostitute" and a "slut" after her testimony before a mock Congressional hearing on birth control coverage. Using the airwaves to launch a "direct attack on a private citizen...
  • A Timeline of Obama's Failed Energy Policy Courtesy of Speaker Boehner

    02/24/2012 2:13:02 PM PST · by nhwingut · 4 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | 02/24/2012 | Lauren Fox
    Gas prices have skyrocketed in recent weeks and Speaker of the House John Boehner's providing a no-frills explanation to voters:it's all Obama's fault. Obama has said in recent days that conflicts in the Middle East are to blame. But Boehner's not buying it. Between not passing the Keystone Pipeline and "scrapping leases for oil-shale development," Boehner writes the President's responsible for $5 gasoline.
  • Boehner must be feeling the heat. He gets a "hunting buddy" to vouch for him. "Is this an accident?

    02/23/2012 10:32:05 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 2/23/12 | Dutchman6
    "Boehner allegations fast & furious, but also false." When I first came across these allegations, I was confident they were not true. I have hunted with John Boehner; had in-depth discussions with John concerning our Second Amendment rights; studied his politics; and have a clear understanding of how he views our God-given right to keep and bear arms. With all this in mind, I called his office to inform him of what had been published about him, in relation to the House Oversight Committee's Fast and Furious hearings. I also asked for some information to share that would help my...
  • Operation Cojones. Gayle Nyberg's excellent idea -- send John Boehner some balls.

    02/12/2012 9:59:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 2/12/12 | Dutchman6
    Folks, I received the email below from Gayle Nyberg, the designer and seamstress of the first Three Percent flag. It is an outstanding idea, and one I hope will be duplicated far beyond the readership of this little blog. Fellow Patriots, So simple everyone can easily get behind this project. If you are as disappointed in John Boehner as Speaker of House as we are, I hope you will jump aboard this campaign to let him know how we feel about his gutless performance. Operation Cajones involves printing the attached letter. Sign and send that letter along with a pair...
  • HOLDER'S SERGEANT SCHULTZ DEFENSE: As Hearings Mount, Attorney General is Throwing more Sandbags

    02/07/2012 7:04:45 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 11 replies
    Webtoday.tv ^ | 02/07/2012 | webtoday.tv
    Despite overwhelming evidence that memos and letters were sent to Eric Holder regarding Fast and Furious as early as July of 2010, he still used ignorance as his defense in the most recent Congressional hearing. As frustration was apparent on the faces of Republican Committee members, there was a certain smugness on the faces of Holder and his assistants, who were seated behind him.

Executive Director of the Gun Owners of America, Larry Pratt has been following the Fast and Furious scandal, practically from the time it broke early last year. One of his concerns is that without the support of...
  • Boehner vows to overturn Obama’s birth control coverage rule

    02/08/2012 11:35:52 AM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    yahoo ^ | 2/8/12 | Chris Moody | The Ticket
    From the Republican presidential candidates to top GOP lawmakers in Washington, party leaders are engaging in a full-court press against the Obama Administration's decision to force employers affiliated with religious groups to offer health care insurance plans to workers that cover birth control free of charge, even if the action contradicts the employer's religious beliefs. In a rare move for someone in his office, House Speaker John Boehner, Republican of Ohio, took to the floor of the chamber on Wednesday to discuss a legislative plan to overturn the decision. Calling the rule "an unambiguous attack" on faith-based groups, Boehner said...
  • John Boehner To Halt Fast And Furious Investigation,Sell Out To Holder And White House

    02/07/2012 3:55:27 PM PST · by charlene4 · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | Feb. 7, 20012 | Doug Collins
    By Coach Collins, on February 7th, 2012 by Doug Book, staff writer Yesterday, Coach is Right published facts concerning an avenue which honest and courageous congressional Republicans might follow in their efforts to bring to justice those responsible for the criminal misadventure of Operation Fast and Furious and its subsequent cover-up. The following represents current news of a vastly different approach. Congressman John Boehner, the House Speaker better known for displays of weeping than of courage, is reportedly cutting a deal with Eric Holder which would provide a “mutually satisfactory” outcome in Barack Obama’s criminal, gun running endeavor Operation Fast...
  • John Boehner to halt Fast and Furious investigation, sell out to Eric Holder and White House

    02/07/2012 11:07:09 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 165 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/07/2012 | Doug Book
    Congressman John Boehner, the House Speaker better known for displays of weeping than of courage, is reportedly cutting a deal with Eric Holder which would provide a “mutually satisfactory” outcome in Barack Obama’s criminal, gun running endeavor Operation Fast and Furious. Months ago, Boehner prevented Darrell Issa filing a charge of perjury against Holder even after documents proved the Attorney General’s May 4th House testimony concerning the date of his first “acquaintance” with Fast and Furious to be an outright lie. And now the weepy Speaker will OFFICIALLY let the most corrupt Department of Justice head in the nation’s history...
  • February 5th Podcast available - Did John Boehner put the leash on Darrell Issa

    02/05/2012 1:18:33 PM PST · by Ben Barrack · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Ben Barrack ^ | 2/5/12 | Ben Barrack
    Thanks to Sipsey Street, and then the Daily Caller, evidence is mounting that John Boehner may be surreptitiously putting the Kibosh on Darrell Issa's Fast and Furious investigation. The vast majority of today's show - available for MP3 download or stream - dealt with this subject. http://www.benbarrack.com/show_archives.asp
  • Meet the "Silent Speaker," whose foot is on the brake of the Gunwalker investigation.

    02/03/2012 9:20:29 PM PST · by Major Matt Mason · 32 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 2/3/12 | Mike Vanderboegh
    Yesterday was the devil's own day in the Gunwalker scandal investigation and the search for the truth suffered as a result. Several sources tell Sipsey Street that the committee's work has been slowed by the intervention of Speaker of the House John Boehner, with some saying plainly that "the fix is in."
  • Boehner: House Will Likely Attach Keystone Approval to New Jobs Bill (Don't wimp out this time!)

    01/30/2012 8:56:13 AM PST · by tobyhill · 18 replies
    abc ^ | 1/30/2012 | By Jake Tapper
    Speaker John Boehner says that the House will try again to tie approval for the Keystone pipeline project to a new jobs bill being introduced next week. “All options are on the table. If it’s not enacted before we take up the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act, it’ll be part of it,” Boehner said of the Keystone project, which would extend an oil pipeline from Canada through the United States. Boehner led an unsuccessful effort to attach approval of the Keystone project to the extension of the payroll tax cut in December, but had to back down after not...
  • Sarah Palin's Newt Gingrich Embrace

    01/27/2012 1:24:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies · 1+ views
    US News and World Report ^ | January 27, 2012 | Scott Galupo, former Boehner staffer
    The circling of wagons against former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has been quite a spectacle. Establishment dinosaurs like former Sen. Bob Dole, the Reaganite grande dame Peggy Noonan, the moderate agoniste David Frum, the reclusive Web guerrilla Matt Drudge, even the flame-throwing Ann Coulter—rarely do you see such a diverse array of establishment and movement conservatives in such united opposition to someone who's at least nominally conservative. Myself, I'd rather see former Gov. Mitt Romney crushed under those wagon wheels. And so, apparently, does former Gov. Sarah Palin. In an interview with Fox News Business Network, Palin opined: "Look at...
  • The 10 Worst Moments of Disrespect Towards President Obama (Sniff, sniff ... Boo-hoo!)

    01/27/2012 1:48:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies · 1+ views
    Politic365 ^ | January 27, 2012 | Lauren Victoria Burke
    It starts from the Superiority Syndrome: People acting as if they’re more important than a U.S. President — when they clearly are not. To fingers in the face. To people questioning his already established and proven citizenship. The incidents of disrespect towards President Obama continue. When people criticize Administration policy, that’s just politics. But several incidents directed at this President appear to find new lows. Of course, people can disagree with the President. But, why can’t people respect the Office of the Presidency? The very public nature of disrespect towards President Obama is noteworthy. Did Gov. Jan Brewer (R-AZ) have...
  • Speaker Boehner: Politics President Obama is running on 'almost un-American'

    01/25/2012 2:20:01 AM PST · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | January 24, 2012 | Candy Crowley
    Boehner: Politics President Obama is running on 'almost un-American' Posted by CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley and Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash Washington (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner Tuesday forcefully denounced the Democrats' campaign theme that they are for the middle class and Republicans are for the wealthy – saying the politics the president is running on are "almost un-American." "This is a president who said I'm not going to be a divider, I'm going to be a uniter, and running on the politics of division and envy is – to me it's almost un-American," said Boehner.
  • Boehner, Cantor press secretaries balk at calls for Holder’s resignation

    01/23/2012 11:36:38 AM PST · by ColdOne · 52 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/23/12 | Matthew Boyle
    BALTIMORE, Md. — During a House GOP retreat in Baltimore on Friday, press secretaries for Speaker of the House John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor balked when asked if their bosses believe Attorney General Eric Holder should resign over Operation Fast and Furious. Sixty-three congressmen, two senators, two sitting governors and every major Republican presidential candidate have demanded Holder’s ouster over the resulting scandal. And 89 congressmen have signed a House resolution of “no confidence” in Holder as the nation’s top law enforcement officer. Between the two lists, which don’t perfectly overlap, 101 members of the House have...
  • Boehner: SOTU sounds 'pathetic'

    01/22/2012 10:37:30 AM PST · by ColdOne · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 1/22/12 | POLITICO Staff
    House Speaker John Boehner has already given his review of President Barack Obama's forthcoming State of the Union address -- and it's not pretty. "I've read a lot about what the president is going to talk about Tuesday night, and it sounds to me like the same old policies that we've seen: More spending, higher taxes, more regulation," Boehner said on "Fox News Sunday." "If that's what the president is going to talk about Tuesday night, I think that's pathetic."
  • Boehner wants oversight of Obama policies

    01/21/2012 3:31:57 PM PST · by Tigen · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 20, 2012 | Sean Lengell
    As rancorous and partisan as Congress was in 2011, Capitol Hill looks to be even more politically charged this year, as House Republican leaders plan a sustained attack on the Obama administration’s domestic agenda. House Speaker John A. Boehner said Friday he has asked all House committee chairmen to review President Obama’s economic and jobs policies to find ways to counterbalance “the devastating impact these policies have on our economy.”