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  • Palin the constitutional expert (She must be right over the target)

    07/11/2014 8:45:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 11, 2014 | A.B. Stoddard
    It has been a while since former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) embarrassed herself, but staying out of the news isn't good for her livelihood, which relies on lucrative speeches, television appearances and a regular stream of news accounts of her Facebook posts where she offers up her special brand of leadership. So since things have been a bit quiet for her, this week she insisted that everyone who resists impeaching President Obama must go. In her words, "we should vehemently oppose any politician on the left or right who would hesitate in voting for articles of impeachment," and this other...
  • Will Boehner Demand That Obama Uphold The Law & Enforce William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Act?

    07/11/2014 2:48:02 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 18 replies
    7/11/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    We know this is a planned invasion... But Boehner (Boner) has beat the drum of 'Obama does not uphold or enforce the law." Hint hint: Obama really, truly doesn't... But... The William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act Of 2008 will either be "upheld" and "enforced" by Obama - or it won't. Under it, certain children under this Act are placed under the care of the Dept of Health and Human Services, are given the least restrictive environment, are given an attorney and can plead their case before a judge to stay in the U.S. And GWB signed this into...
  • The Innermost Doll of Failure (Palin, Boehner, Obama, Merkel, al-Qaeda and Putin)

    07/10/2014 10:03:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    PJ Media's Belmont Club ^ | July 10, 2014 | Richard Fernandez
    A farmer in Boise, Idaho once compared the attack methods of a pack of wolves and a mountain lion. Mountain lions or cougars have the reputation of killing with efficiency and, if there are such things in the high desert food chain, some mercy and grace. The big cats keep bloodshed to a minimum and they kill quickly. Wolves employ far sloppier methods in their hunts. A cow might take her last breath of air amid a scene of flattened brush, trampled ground, drag marks and smears of blood–lots of blood. Nadeau calls such scenes “struggle sites.” These sites can...
  • Boehner: No 'blank check' for border crisis

    07/10/2014 10:25:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 10, 2014 | Cristina Marcos
    Speaker John Boehner on Thursday said Republicans will not give a “blank check” to President Obama to deal with the crisis on the border. While Boehner (R-Ohio) said no decisions have been made on legislation, he was adamant that there will be strings attached to the emergency funding that Obama has requested to deal with the thousands of unaccompanied children who have entered into the United States. “I can tell you this: We're not giving the president a blank check," Boehner said. "Beyond that, we'll await further discussions with our members before we make a final decision." With Congress set...
  • Mark Levin on Impeachment: 'Sarah Palin Is Right'

    07/10/2014 9:45:31 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 29 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | July 9, 2014 | Jeff Poor
    Levin warned that House Speaker John Boehner’s lawsuit, which stands a very good chance of being dismissed by the courts, could wind up emboldening Obama. “John Boehner says no to impeachment, no to the power of the purse, no to shutting down the government which was shut down 20 times before he was speaker in multiple administrations,” Levin said. “John Boehner attacks conservatives and the Tea Party. Let me tell you something, Sean -- he’s bringing this lawsuit which has a very slim chance of success given standing issues and precedent in courts, and he is playing with fire because...
  • Mark Levin explains how Boehner wants to work with Obama on immigration next year…

    07/09/2014 5:48:38 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 28 replies
    Mark Levin opened his show tonight explaining how in a secret meeting Obama told a bunch of radicals that Boehner had said he could deliver immigration reform in the next Congress, and that Obama should hold of on any actions he might take this year.
  • On Fox Disgruntled Obama Stalker Sarah Palin Claims Impeachment Is a Bipartisan Issue (H8rade)

    07/09/2014 9:02:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | July 8, 2014 | Sarah Jones
    On Hannity, Sarah Palin claimed to have a list of 25 impeachable offenses, and that Democrats also want to impeach President Obama. After six years of attacking President Obama in hopes of being noticed, Ms. Palin is rather disgruntled. So like all relentlessly rejected stalkers, she’s upped the ante in a desperate bid for attention. Now she wants him impeached. That will teach mean old Mr. President to ignore Sarah Palin from Alaska Arizona. On Hannity, Palin claimed that Obama is a lawless and imperial president. She said it was time for a little less talk and a lot more...
  • Sarah Palin mocks John Boehner’s lawsuit

    07/09/2014 8:46:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 9, 2014 | Kendall Breitman
    After calling for President Barack Obama’s impeachment, Sarah Palin is slamming House Speaker John Boehner’s plan to sue the president and is demanding tougher action against the “imperial president.” “You don’t bring a lawsuit to a gunfight, and there’s no room for lawyers on our front lines,” Palin said Tuesday on Fox News’ “Hannity.”Instead, Palin pushed for Obama’s removal from office for what she says are 25 impeachable offenses that include actions taken on immigration and Obamacare. “A great awakening is due in this country and this is a message that will be sent to the president, that he is...
  • Boehner Disagrees With Sarah Palin on Impeaching Obama

    07/09/2014 7:52:23 AM PDT · by kristinn · 120 replies
    USA Today | Wednesday, July 9, 2014 | Catalina Camia
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  • The Boehner Lawsuit Against Obama Is Beginning to Take Shape

    07/09/2014 4:13:03 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    National Journal ^ | 7-8-14 | Billy House
    A vote on the resolution to authorize the legal action is set for the week before August break. Starting next week, House Republicans will launch a highly visible—and likely tumultuous—three-week process of bringing to the floor legislation to authorize their promised lawsuit against President Obama over his use of executive actions. "In theory, you could report out a resolution tomorrow and vote on it," said a House GOP aide on Tuesday. "But that is not the approach [the leaders] want to take." Rather, the aim is to display—if not actually engage in—a more deliberative process, even if amid controversy. This...
  • Boehner's Lawsuit Short on Details, Supporters

    07/08/2014 11:57:28 AM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | July 7, 2014 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    Man up. Afraid. Feckless. Those are terms used to describe House Speaker John Boehner and his plan to sue President Barack Obama. And those are just from from critics on the right. Since Boehner announced his intention nearly two weeks ago, reaction has been mixed -- at best. Republican anger over the President's sidestepping of a stalemated Congress to use his "pen and phone" on issues of immigration, minimum wage, LGBT rights and energy production is for real and far reaching. Boehner explains Obama lawsuit Boehner's lawsuit and the blame game John Boehner defends plan to sue Obama Boehner's attempt...
  • Chris Matthews Proclaims Boehner Lawsuit Occurs ‘In Third World Countries Before They Have A Coup’

    07/08/2014 7:49:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 7, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Chris Matthews’ disdain for House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and his decision to sue President Obama over his use of executive orders reached a fever pitch on his Hardball program Monday night. Speaking to David Corn of the liberal Mother Jones and Howard Fineman of The Huffington Post, Matthews maintained that Speaker Boehner’s lawsuit “is the kind of Mickey Mouse that goes on in third world countries before they have a coup because people were just sick of it.” [See video below.](VIDEO-AT-LINK)Matthews’ harshest condemnation of Boehner began when he promoted Erick Erickson a “guy on the hard right” who opposes...
  • Boehner's Brilliant Lawsuit against Obama's Presidential Over-Reach

    07/08/2014 3:34:45 AM PDT · by Moseley · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 8, 2014 | Jon Moseley
    John Boehner’s plan, in which he proposes to sue President Barack Obama for violating the Constitutional role of the presidency, is important and brilliant. I am an attorney, with a keen interest in both politics and law. I have read and studied the U.S. Supreme Court precedents in question. Pundits with incorrect analyses make three wrong objections: (1) Congress does not have legal “standing” to be the plaintiff to bring a successful lawsuit. (2) The Courts are reluctant to get involved in disputes between Congress and the Executive Branch. (3) Congress has other tools and Boehner is off-base using a...
  • Finally: Lena Dunham Expresses Opinion On Hobby Lobby Decision

    07/06/2014 4:31:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 1, 2014 | Jim Treacher
    There’s no better wisdom than received wisdom. And when it comes to parroting things she’s heard from people she believes to be smarter than her — which doesn’t really narrow it down — Lena Dunham is tops. Take it away, genius! Lena Dunham ✔ @lenadunham Women's access to birth control should not be denied because of their employer's religious beliefs. 12:50 PM - 30 Jun 2014 4,877 Retweets 6,617 favorites This is true, in theory. It’s also irrelevant, because that’s not what just happened. Lena Dunham is very stupid, but perhaps this analogy might find its way through that geologically...
  • Boehner: Why we must now sue the President

    07/06/2014 7:44:52 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 58 replies
    cnn.com ^ | July 6, 2014 | John Boehner
    Editor's note: Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, is speaker of the House of Representatives. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. (CNN) -- Every member of Congress swore an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. So did President Barack Obama. But too often over the past five years, the President has circumvented the American people and their elected representatives through executive action, changing and creating his own laws, and excusing himself from enforcing statutes he is sworn to uphold -- at times even boasting about his willingness to do it,...
  • The Lawyers Behind the Lawsuit against Obama

    07/05/2014 2:10:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The National Review ^ | July 5, 2014 | Ian Tuttle
    For some time now, Elizabeth Foley and David Rivkin have had two questions about the 44th president: “How is he getting away with this? And why isn’t someone doing something about this?” Foley, a professor of constitutional law at Florida International University College of Law, and Rivkin, lead outside counsel of Florida et al. v. United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of three Obamacare challenges that ended up before the Supreme Court in 2012, are doing something. They are the architects of the House of Representatives’ likely lawsuit against President Obama, which would challenge the president’s selective...
  • Iowa rep will file lawsuit over immigration announcement

    06/30/2014 3:32:06 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | June 15, 2012
    Firebrand Republican Rep. Steve King announced his intention Friday to file a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, calling unconstitutional the administration's plan to stop deporting some young, illegal immigrants who entered the U.S. as children. "This is no longer a debate about immigration policy. The debate is now about the Constitution and the Rule of Law," the Iowa congressman said in a statement. "I am preparing to bring suit against the President and ask for a court to enjoin him from implementing his unconstitutional and unlawful policy."
  • NewsReal - The News NOT Reported...

    06/30/2014 9:18:34 AM PDT · by mononymous · 1 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 6/30/2014 | Mononymous1
    The following is mostly satire. Chelsea Clinton said that she has tried very hard to “care” about money – apparently, it is not so easy when you don’t have to earn it. Chelsea is obviously afflicted by the disease common among elected Democrats. If they “cared” about money, they wouldn’t spend so much of the taxpayers’. In calling for amnesty, Sen. Chuck Schumer said that he was very concerned about what demographic changes will mean to the future of the Republican party. Amazingly, leaders of the “Stupid Party” actually think he is being sincere. President Obama attacked his friends in...
  • Ted Cruz, House Republicans, and their many secret meetings

    06/29/2014 10:36:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show ^ | June 27, 2014 | Steve Benen
    It’s not too uncommon for Republican leaders from the House and Senate to occasionally meet, trade notes, and work out bicameral strategies, but as a rule, rank-and-file members tend to stick with colleagues from the same chamber. When they have ideas or grand plans, GOP lawmakers usually turn to their chamber’s leadership or committee chairs. Which is why it’s odd to see House Republicans huddle so frequently with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Last September, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) presented a plan to avoid a government shutdown. Cruz met directly with House Republicans, urged them to ignore their own leader’s...
  • Boehner’s suit is not a stunt. It’s an act submitting to Obama's ongoing tyranny!

    06/29/2014 3:09:58 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 11 replies
    6/29/2014 | johnwk
      See: Obama: Boehner's lawsuit is 'a stunt' ”President Barack Obama called House Speaker John Boehner's plans to file a lawsuit over the President's use of executive action "a stunt," in an interview with ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos.” The obvious truth is, Boehner’s threatened lawsuit is another clever strategy by the Republican Establishment to assist Obama in his fundamental transformation of America while pretending to be fighting against it. Boehner’s lawsuit is basically the same strategy which was pulled when 26 State Attorney Generals file suit against Obamacare. Instead of these AGs filing their case directly in the Supreme...
  • Dems: Boehner 'Invites' Obama's Executive Action by Failing to Bring Immigration to the Floor

    06/28/2014 5:07:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 26, 2014 | Caroline May
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)House Speaker John Boehner and House Republican inaction on immigration reform has been an invitation for President Obama to take executive action on the matter, Democrats argued Thursday. Since the Speaker has not brought immigration reform to the floor, he “invites, clearly, the actions of the executive branch to try to do that which the Congress seems to be incapable of doing,” New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez argued at a gathering of House and Senate Democrats marking the year anniversary of the passage of the Senate immigration reform bill. Boehner and House Republicans have balked at the idea of...
  • President Denounces Boehner Lawsuit as “Stunt”

    06/28/2014 10:38:53 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 21 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 June 2014 | John Semmens
    This week House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced he was going to sue President Obama for abuse of executive authority. “Time-after-time the President has acted without proper authority,” Boehner charged. “He has refused to faithfully execute laws that require his action. Worse, he has endeavored to exercise legislative authority that the Constitution relegates to Congress. We are going to ask the Court to put a stop to this.” President Obama laughed off the lawsuit calling it “a stunt designed to cover for Congress’ failure to govern. If Congress were to do its job and pass the legislation I’ve directed them...
  • Boehner Is Bringing a Whistle to a Gunfight: Why the Obama Lawsuit is an Awful Idea

    06/28/2014 7:24:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/28/2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    You wish you could call the police. But the neighbor who is robbing your house at gunpoint is the police. You are stupefied, so inconceivable does it seem to you that the man sworn to uphold the law could be an outlaw. Yet, the architects who designed your house not only conceived of that danger, they took precautions. As a result, you not only have your own arsenal of emergency firepower; you’re also in charge of all the ammunition. See, the architects hoped we’d always have good, honorable police, but they didn’t make your life depend on it. They knew...
  • Pompeo, Tiahrt to participate in political forum

    Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo and his challenger in the Aug. 5 Republican primary will participate next month in a political forum hosted by the Wichita Crime Commission. Pompeo is running for a third term in Kansas' 4th Congressional District.
  • How immigration reform died

    06/27/2014 6:42:42 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | SEUNG MIN KIM and CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN
    President Barack Obama paused for what felt like an eternity to the immigration reform activists seated around the Roosevelt Room. Janet Murguia, president of the National Council of La Raza, had just explained why she declared him the “deporter in chief” in a speech in early March. Obama, who was infuriated when he first heard Murguia’s remarks weeks earlier, sat in silence, trying to keep his anger in check, according to advocates in attendance. (SNIP) In January, King held a key piece of paper in his jacket pocket during the immigration discussion at the House GOP retreat in Cambridge, Md....
  • Boehner to Seek Bill to Sue Obama Over Executive Actions

    06/27/2014 5:01:18 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 60 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Wednesday, June 25, 2014 | Ashley Parker
    WASHINGTON — Speaker John A. Boehner announced Wednesday that he would introduce legislation next month allowing the House to sue President Obama over his use of executive actions. In a letter to lawmakers, Mr. Boehner expressed concern with what he — and many in the Republican conference — considered the president’s unconstitutional overreach. “The Constitution makes it clear that a president’s job is to faithfully execute the laws; in my view, the president has not faithfully executed the laws,” Mr. Boehner told reporters. “And when there’s conflicts like this between the legislative branch and the administrative branch it’s, in my...
  • Obama blasts House Republicans over lawsuit threat

    06/27/2014 11:10:51 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 27, 2014 | ROBERTA RAMPTON
    U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday blasted House Republicans who have threatened to sue him for issuing executive orders to implement policies that would have a hard time passing in the Republican-controlled chamber of Congress. "They don't do anything except block me and call me names," Obama said in an economic speech that concluded a two-day visit to Minnesota. Obama reacted to a threat on Thursday from House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, who said he was considering a lawsuit charging the president with overstepping his constitutional boundaries by taking a series of executive actions and other steps. Obama is...
  • Anti-Amnesty Group Asks Americans To Mail ‘Gently Used Underwear’ To Obama, Boehner

    06/26/2014 1:53:40 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 33 replies
    CBS ^ | June 26, 2014
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – The anti-amnesty group, Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC), is calling on Americans to mail their “gently used underwear” to President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner in response to a government request for new briefs for the recent surge of illegal immigrants being held by border patrol. ALIPAC is responding to a Department of Homeland Security solicitation seeking thousands of pairs of “White 100% Cotton Men’s Briefs” – ranging from medium sizes to hundreds of 6X-large pairs – to meet the basic clothing needs of thousands of immigrants detained by Immigration & Customs Enforcement. “Obama...
  • Boehner’s Pointless Plan to Sue Obama for Abuse of Presidential Power

    06/26/2014 5:18:48 AM PDT · by FredDardick · 22 replies
    Political Kryptonite ^ | June 26, 2014 | Fred Dardick
    After years of sitting on the sidelines while President Obama has run roughshod over our constitutional form of government, the one that used to employ checks and balances to prevent an overreaching executive branch, Speaker of the House John Boehner is planning on taking Obama to court for abuse of presidential power. But rather than nailing Obama on something specific, like the blossoming IRS scandal or sending high powered weapons over the border during Fast and Furious, Boehner is going to sue Obama for crimes ranging “from health care and energy to foreign policy and education”. The only thing missing...
  • Boehner Appoints Anti-Amnesty Hawk Matt Salmon to Immigration ‘Working Group’

    06/25/2014 7:03:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 25, 2014 | Caroline May
    “Let’s face it: I’ve been a thorn in leadership’s side,” says Arizona Republican Rep. Matt Salmon, sitting at his desk in the Rayburn House Office Building. Earlier that day, Salmon had just been named by Speaker John Boehner to a special “working group” on the crisis at the southern U.S. border, where tens of thousands of unaccompanied children are streaming into the country with hopes that President Obama will grant them amnesty. Salmon is the most conservative member of the new group, and his selection by Boehner is surprising, to say the least, given that the Arizonan has been a...
  • Boehner to Sue White House Over Executive Orders

    06/25/2014 5:13:32 PM PDT · by lbryce · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 25, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner announced he will be filing a lawsuit in the coming days against the White House in an effort to stop President Obama's continuing executive overreach. "This is not about impeachment -- it's about him faithfully executing the laws of this country," Boehner said during the announcement. Here's more background from Roll Call: The lawsuit could set up a significant test of constitutional checks and balances, with the legislative branch suing the executive branch for ignoring its mandates, and the judiciary branch deciding the outcome. Boehner told the House Republican Conference during...
  • Boehner: House will sue Obama

    06/25/2014 11:03:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 25, 2014 | Russell Berman with Cristina Marcos
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday said he plans to sue President Obama on behalf of the House over his frequent use of executive actions that Republicans believe are beyond his authority. During his weekly Capitol press conference, the Speaker accused the president of violating his oath of office by not “faithfully executing the laws of our country.” But Boehner said the lawsuit would not lead to an attempt to remove Obama from office. “This is not about impeachment,” Boehner said. “This is about his faithfully executing the laws of our country.” The Speaker would not say what specific executive...
  • Boehner plans to file suit against Obama over alleged abuse of executive power

    06/25/2014 9:11:51 AM PDT · by wyowolf · 46 replies
    House Speaker John Boehner announced Wednesday he plans to file suit against President Obama over his alleged abuse of executive power. "This is not about impeachment -- it's about him faithfully executing the laws of this country," Boehner said. ADVERTISEMENT The speaker had been weighing such a lawsuit in recent days, over
  • See cringe-worthy clip:Nancy Pelosi, John Boehner, Harry Reid & others that set social media on fire

    06/24/2014 10:20:46 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 12 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | june 24, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    Republicans and Democrats joined hands, swayed side-to-side and sang “We Shall Overcome” during Tuesday’s Congressional Gold Medal ceremony — and it was as awkward as it sounds. Video of the ceremony, awarding Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King Congressional Gold Medals, quickly went viral on social media, with most people stating how “cringe-worthy” the moment was. “I watched killers being executed by the State of Arkansas. They looked happier and more at ease than this,” National Journal’s Ron Fournier wrote on Twitter. Pictured holding hands were House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Sen....
  • The Tough Road To Knocking Out Boehner But It Has To Be Done

    06/24/2014 8:36:44 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 9 replies
    The Dave Levine Show ^ | June 12, 2014 | David Levine
    No matter how far to the left Poetter is, he'll never be Speaker of the House but Boehner IS Speaker and needs to go, even if it means replacing his House seat with a whacko Dem! Seeing Boehner losing his House seat will be something to really celebrate. And just remember--Dems do this to Conservative candidates all the time by voting with moderate Republican voters to keep the Conservative from winning. Knocking Boehner out will be a terrific tit for tat!
  • John Boehner Is Getting Ready To Mount A Potentially Gigantic Lawsuit Against Obama

    06/24/2014 7:14:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 69 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 6/24/14 | Brett LoGiurato - Business Insider
    House Speaker John Boehner could file a lawsuit against President Barack Obama in days, in an attempt to challenge the administration's heavy use of executive actions to further its agenda. Roll Call's Daniel Newhause reports Boehner told House Republicans during a closed-door meeting on Tuesday he could have an announcement in the coming days on whether he will mount the legal challenge. According to the report, he has been "consulting with legal scholars" ahead of his next move. Boehner's office confirmed the Roll Call story, but declined to comment on whether specific executive actions would be targeted. Any legal action...
  • John Boehner forms group to address child migrant crisis

    06/24/2014 3:35:38 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | SEUNG MIN KIM
    Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that he has appointed a “working group” of House Republicans tasked to respond to the border crisis involving the surge of unaccompanied minors trying to enter the United States illegally. (SNIP) Members of the working group include Republican Reps. John Carter of Texas, Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida, Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, Kay Granger of Texas, Michael McCaul of Texas, Steve Pearce of New Mexico and Matt Salmon of Arizona. Granger chairs the subcommittee that oversees funding for the State Department and foreign operations.
  • Lerner refuses to testify, refuses to produce emails - compel her to testify or jail her!

    06/24/2014 11:38:59 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 100 replies
    June 24, 2014
    <p>Lerner refuses to testify, refuses to produce emails - compel her to testify regarding the recipients, senders, subjects and contents of the "lost" email conversations or jail her for contempt of congress.</p> <p>How far up the ladder does this criminal conspiracy go?</p>
  • Boehner says he's 'all in' to remain as speaker

    06/24/2014 9:15:13 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 28 replies
    AP ^ | June 24 2014 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Days after House Republicans overhauled much of their leadership team, House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that he's "all in" to remain as speaker in the new Congress that will meet next year. The Ohio Republican's remarks came after months of questions about whether he would continue holding the House's No. 1 job after the current Congress ends in January 2015. Boehner has been speaker since 2011. For much of that time, he's managed a fractious Republican majority that includes conservatives who at times have rebelled against his leadership, including a handful who refused to vote for...
  • Boehner backs off support for Export-Import bank

    06/24/2014 8:48:32 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 8 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 24, 2014 | ERICA WERNER
    House Speaker John Boehner is backing off his support for renewing the Export-Import Bank in face of conservative opposition. His new stance adds uncertainty to the outcome of the bank, a top priority for the business community. [...]
  • Lawmakers reject driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants

    06/24/2014 1:07:11 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Maria Sacchetti
    A committee of Massachusetts lawmakers rejected a bill Monday that would have granted driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, leaving another crop of gubernatorial candidates to debate the hot-button issue before the November elections. Advocates for immigrants had hoped the Joint Committee on Transportation, dominated by Democrats, would follow a recent national trend and approve the bill. Instead, the panel voted overwhelmingly to send the measure to study, effectively killing hopes for its passage. “It’s a huge, huge disappointment,” said Eva Millona, executive director of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, a statewide group. “Members are more worried about the...
  • Trey Gowdy’s ‘Dream’ From Heaven is Guaranteed to Make You Laugh! (VIDEO)

    06/22/2014 4:02:32 PM PDT · by blueyon · 6 replies
    The PCMD Gazette ^ | 6/21/14 | Trey Gowdy??
    Rep. Gowdy (R-SC) took a brief moment away from talking about the serious problems facing our country to tell the Maryland GOP about a “horrible dream” he had the night before. In Gowdy’s dream, he brilliantly roasts some of his Republican colleagues
  • John Boehner's Dog and Pony Show

    06/21/2014 7:50:41 PM PDT · by spodefly · 26 replies
    Mark America ^ | June 21, 2014 | Mark America
    On Friday, the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives continued its wholly political, and ultimately theatrical investigation of the IRS Tea Party-targeting scandal. Chairman Dave Camp's(R-MI) committee brought current IRS Commissioner John Koskinen before the committee to testify as to the loss of Lois Lerner's emails, among other misdeeds. You may argue that Paul Ryan(R-WI) was very aggressive in his examination of the witness, but that entire exchange was mere political theater that will evince nothing at the end of the investigation (snip) The problem may be that to uncover Lois Lerner's email would reveal something no Representative in...
  • [from two years ago Tuesday, July 24, 2012] Right-wing food companies (Oh, the horrors!)

    06/21/2014 9:53:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    These food chains are owned by far right-wingers who've funded conservative super-PACs. For all the Oreo Cookies out there – companies that support gay rights, if only because doing so is good for business – there are plenty of food companies that have not come around on progressive social issues. In fact, a number of food companies are owned by far right-wingers who’ve spent significant money opposing gay rights, abortion rights, and other important causes and funding attack ads against left-leaning politicians. The companies in question include many popular chain restaurants that you may eat at occasionally, or even all...
  • George F. Will: Stopping a lawless president

    06/21/2014 6:13:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 143 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 20, 2014 | George Will
    What philosopher Harvey Mansfield calls “taming the prince” — making executive power compatible with democracy’s abhorrence of arbitrary power — has been a perennial problem of modern politics. It is now more urgent in the United States than at any time since the Founders, having rebelled against George III’s unfettered exercise of “royal prerogative,” stipulated that presidents “shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” Serious as are the policy disagreements roiling Washington, none is as important as the structural distortion threatening constitutional equilibrium. Institutional derangement driven by unchecked presidential aggrandizement did not begin with Barack Obama, but his...
  • Nancy Pelosi chides John Boehner over term ‘alien’ in immigration debate

    06/20/2014 3:41:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 62 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/20/14 | Stephen Dinan
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s office Friday chided House Speaker John A. Boehner for calling illegal immigrant children “aliens” in a Twitter message. “Mr. Speaker, these comments and labels are inexcusable and reprehensible — no one should be politicizing the ordeal of these children in such a manner,” Mrs. Pelosi’s office said. **SNIP** Indeed, the Obama administration’s Homeland Security Department officially refers to the kids surging across the border as “Unaccompanied Alien Children.”
  • John Boehner: Send the National Guard to secure U.S.-Mexico border

    06/20/2014 11:41:38 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 20 2014 | Sean Lengell
    House Speaker John Boehner called on President Obama to send the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to help push back a surge of illegal immigrants -- many of them children -- from Central America. “Our country is facing a national security and humanitarian crisis along our southern border,” the Ohio Republican said in a letter Friday to the president. “Thousands of children and families are pouring across our borders, overwhelming our resources and endangering those most vulnerable to exploitation.” Boehner said the National Guard is "uniquely qualified" to respond to such a crisis because it's "able to help deal...
  • When Things Change

    06/17/2014 8:05:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    PJ Media's Belmont Club ^ | June 16, 2014 | Richard Fernandez
    Wikipedia has an article describing the six times Republican politicians suggested impeaching Barack Obama, the most serious of which was a hearing by the House Judiciary Committee “formally titled ‘The President’s Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws,’ that has been viewed as an attempt to begin justifying impeachment proceedings”. None of these have gone anywhere and there is clearly no present momentum behind the project, as suggested by the absence of a groundswell for a petition to impeach the president and a dearth of newspaper articles suggesting the same. The process itself, as described by Wikipedia, is surprisingly simple....
  • Illegals crisis brings surprise 'patrol' to border

    06/16/2014 8:33:10 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 9 replies
    WND ^ | Jun 16, 2014 | Jerome Corsi
    On the leadership race in the House to find a replacement for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who lost his primary election last week, King stressed a pledge he made that he would not vote for any member of Congress who supports amnesty. King accused House Speaker John Boehner of attempting to engineer the leadership vote to replace Cantor in favor of House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, an establishment GOP leader in Washington that King identified as part of the problem, not the solution. “Boehner gave McCarthy a full day to organize before the rest of us in the GOP...
  • Louie Gohmert Reveals What John Boehner Did After Republicans Suffered a Major Defeat in 2006

    06/14/2014 9:28:26 PM PDT · by kingattax · 12 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6-13-14 | Erica Ritz
    Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) revealed some behind-the-scenes political information Friday as to how House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was originally elected House majority leader in 2006, and what he did after Republicans suffered a major defeat later that year. The discussion came on the heels of current House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s historic defeat in the Virginia primary. The House is preparing to elect a new majority leader, and Gohmert cautioned the body not to make the same mistake it did with John Boehner. “In 2006, when John Boehner had been majority leader for — since January basically, and had...