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  • Give Boehner a break: GOP Speaker brings real leadership to 114th Congress

    01/17/2015 7:59:16 AM PST · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 14, 2015 | Liz Peek
    Some crank apparently has it in for John Boehner. No, I’m not talking about Ted Yoho; rather, the bartender who supposedly threatened to poison the House Speaker’s drinks – a low blow. Seems like there’s no end of folks eager to attack the GOP leader. Only Republicans could celebrate one of the great moments in the party’s history by falling on each other like cats in a laundry bag. Weeks after securing one of the GOP’s most convincing electoral sweeps, Tea Partiers in the House, egged on by the likes of Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, decided to humiliate Speaker...
  • Boehner rebuffs Palin on Obama impeachment call, sticks with lawsuit

    07/11/2014 4:48:41 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-11-2014 | Mike Emanuel
    Boehner's response to Palin's call reflects concerns about the tricky politics behind impeachment proceedings, and Republicans' own record of going down that road in the past.  New York Democratic Rep. Steve Israel said Boehner is right to stand his ground. "On this, I happen to agree with Speaker Boehner, that we should not be spending our time or wasting our money pursuing the impeachment of this president," Israel told Fox News in an interview.  Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann says the House should consider impeaching Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson for not fully enforcing the nation's immigration laws, and suggested...
  • 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...
  • Our Moment Has Arrived: All Hands On Deck to Slay Obamacare

    09/20/2013 12:02:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2013 | Mark Davis
    A riveting day has dawned. House Speaker John Boehner, long criticized for inconsistent conservative passion, is actually allowing members to vote on a budget bill that ties continued government operations to a defunding of Obamacare. This would be the strategy Ted Cruz and his allies have been offering for weeks, earning them harsh criticism from Democrats and timid Republicans alike. The House, run by Republicans, will pass the measure. The Senate, run by Democrats, will not. No matter what those votes might be, a presidential veto pen stands ready to kill the whole idea of a bill that funds...
  • Boehner says he'll back Obama on Syria strikes

    09/03/2013 6:21:25 PM PDT · by True Grit · 42 replies
    First Read on NBC News.com ^ | Tue Sep 3, 2013 | Michael O'Brien
    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, on Tuesday endorsed President Barack Obama’s call for military action in Syria. Following a meeting with President Obama and other key congressional leaders on Syria, Speaker John Boehner says, "I'm going to support the president's call for action." The top elected Republican in Washington, Boehner said following a meeting at the White House that he intended to support Obama’s plan for limited strikes against the regime of Bashar Assad in Syria. "I am going to support the president's call for action,” he told reporters. "I believe my colleagues should support this call for action." As...
  • John Boehner Not Only 'Made a Deal w/Obama' -but Fears Being Implicated in Benghazigate Himself

    08/07/2013 5:07:06 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 43 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 August 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Appearing on Fox, Pat Caddell said Monday that John Boehner quietly went-along the harebrained Libya-Syria gun running scheme that blew up in the Obama regime's face last year -without proper congressional approval- and now fears the consequences of his own grave errors.  Thus, the House Speaker is no more interested in a real Benghazigate probe than Hillary Clinton would be- this despite 70% support for the appointment of a Select Committee among congressional Republicans... So how can we force this duplicitous crapweasel to do the right thing? As Mark Levin says, Boehner 'doesn't give a damn', and clearly has NO interest in...
  • House Speaker John Boehner: NSA Leaker a ‘Traitor’

    06/11/2013 5:44:52 AM PDT · by LibFreeUSA · 362 replies
    CBS News ^ | Jun 11, 2013 7:00am | Abby D. Phillip
    House Speaker John Boehner today called NSA leaker Edward Snowden a “traitor” who put Americans at risk by releasing classified information to the media. “He’s a traitor,” the highest ranking Republican in the House of Representatives said in an extensive interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. “The disclosure of this information puts Americans ... continued here
  • The House GOP leadership is botching the Benghazi investigation

    05/24/2013 7:03:41 PM PDT · by don-o · 57 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 24, 2013 | Fred J. Eckert Former Member of Congress
    On Thursday, The Daily Caller published a story — “Despite momentum, GOP leadership still against special Benghazi committee” — that offers new evidence of the accuracy of two assessments long maintained by so many true conservatives: 1) The people who refer to themselves as the House Republican “leadership” are far more interested in their own big egos and little fiefdoms than they are in serving the best interests of the American people and protecting the national security of the United States. 2) When it comes to crafting and implementing political strategy, they are pretty much complete morons. Most House Republicans...
  • GOP defies Boehner on special Benghazi panel

    05/14/2013 3:56:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/14/2013 | Molly K. Hooper
    House Republican members are defying Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and five committee chairmen by endorsing a measure that would set up a special panel to investigate the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya. A growing number of members on the committees with jurisdiction over the Benghazi matter — Intelligence, Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform, Armed Services and Foreign Affairs — have signed onto Rep. Frank Wolf’s (R-Va.) resolution. Boehner and the chairmen of those committees do not support the legislation. Instead, they have worked together to investigate the Obama administration’s handling of the Sept. 11, 2012 assault. Despite that resistance, Wolf...
  • Boehner: We 'Basically Have an Agreement' on Immigration

    01/27/2013 3:51:27 PM PST · by ColdOne · 50 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/27/13 | Ben Shapiro
    With the re-election of Barack Obama in November – and with his heavy support in the Latino community -- the Republican Party has been openly considering what it can do to open up the Latino vote for conservative gains. For months, they’ve been talking about the possibility of comprehensive immigration reform. Now, according to House Speaker John Boehner, they’re on the verge of doing something about it. On Tuesday, Boehner talking to the Ripon Society, Boehner said it was “time” to find an immigration solution: I said it the day after the election. I meant it, and we’re going to...
  • Boehner ousts Huelskamp from agriculture and budget committees

    12/05/2012 6:53:28 AM PST · by crosshairs · 28 replies
    Wichita Eage ^ | 12/4/12 | Dan Voorhis
    Republican leaders in the U.S. House kicked U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp off the House Agriculture and House Budget committees this week – a move that dismayed many in the state’s powerful agriculture sector. In a statement on his congressional website, Huelskamp, R-Fowler, said he was given “limited explanation for his removal,” but that his “consistent, principled, and conservative votes have riled the GOP Establishment.” House Speaker John Boehner, in the midst of critical budget negotiations over the “fiscal cliff,” removed other conservatives from their committee posts as well – Justin Amash of Michigan from the House budget committee, and Reps....
  • Boehner Removes Conservatives From Committee Positions

    12/05/2012 4:42:07 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 15 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 12/05/12 | LD Jackson
    Let's get right to a story that epitomizes what is wrong with Washington, in general, and the Republican Party, in particular. In 2010, the Republican Party gained a majority in the House of Representatives and came very close to gaining control of the Senate. That move was fueled, in no small part, by the Tea Party. Conservatives in America let it be known they were fed up and they elected representatives to go to Washington and bring a semblance of sanity to the proceedings, especially on fiscal issues. Their impact was not as great as it should have been and...
  • Speaker Boeher is done fighting Obamacare: It’s “the law of the land”

    11/08/2012 4:31:54 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 96 replies
    ABC News/The Right Scoop ^ | Nov. 8, 2012 | The Right Scoop
    I really hope someone with more backbone challenges this feckless speaker: ABC NEWS – Asked whether he will make another attempt to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act, Boehner said “the election changes that” and “Obamacare is the law of the land.”
  • Freshman Republicans Push Leaders for Contempt Resolution on Eric Holder

    05/18/2012 5:22:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 18 May, 2012 | John Stanton
    Six freshman members of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday called on GOP leadership to bring a contempt of Congress resolution against Attorney General Eric Holder to the House floor, charging he has “thwarted and obstructed” Congress’ efforts to conduct Congressional oversight of the "Operation Fast and Furious" gun-running program. In a letter to Speaker John Boehner (Ohio), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Va.) and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (Calif.); Reps. Sandy Adams (Fla.), Ben Quayle (Ariz.), Tim Griffin (Ark.), Dennis Ross (Fla.), Tom Marino (Pa.) and Trey Gowdy (S.C.) argued that “the House of Representatives has seen its proper oversight...
  • 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.”
  • House agrees payroll tax deal as Republicans cave in to Obama

    12/22/2011 2:32:54 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 216 replies · 3+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday 22 December 2011 | Ewen MacAskill
    House speaker John Boehner is set to sign an offer from Obama to accelerate negotiations. Republicans in the House of Representatives have capitulated in the showdown over the payroll tax, handing Barack Obama an important victory going into election year. Under pressure from other senior Republicans for blocking a bill that would extend tax cuts to millions of Americans, the House speaker, John Boehner, is backing away from his insistence that any deal must cover a full year. A deal agreed by Republicans and Democrats in the Senate on Saturday covers two months, to allow further negotiations in January. It...
  • Boehner Commends 'Dignified and Statesmanlike' Negotiations of Supercommittee (Praises Patty Murray)

    11/22/2011 8:43:54 AM PST · by Qbert · 50 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 22, 2011 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - House Speaker John Boehner is among the lawmakers expressing disappointment that the 12-member Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction could not agree on a way to accomplish its assigned task, which was to reduce the federal budget deficit by $1.2 trillion. "While I am disappointed, the House will forge ahead with the commitments we have made to reducing government spending and removing barriers standing in the way of private-sector job creation," Boehner said in a statement issued on Monday after the supercommittee announced its failure. "I commend both of the panel's leaders, (Republican Rep.) Jeb Hensarling and (Democratic...
  • GOP leaders seek backing for tax compromise (Boehner leading the charge for tax increases)

    11/15/2011 10:23:32 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 2011-11-16 | Lisa Mascaro
    Republican leaders have started laying the groundwork to persuade GOP lawmakers to support a compromise on a tax increase, an issue that has deadlocked a congressional "super committee" pressed to come up with a deficit-reduction plan by next week. GOP leaders on Tuesday presented to their rank-and-file members a scenario under which Republicans would agree to $250 billion in new tax revenue over the next 10 years, largely by limiting itemized deductions for upper-income households.
  • Time for Boehner and House GOP to bring Obama to heel

    10/30/2011 5:24:08 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/29/11 | by Editorial
    House Speaker John Boehner said something quite significant last week during an interview with Talk Radio Network's Laura Ingraham. Speaking of President Obama's vow to take unilateral executive actions because, in the chief executive's words, "we can't wait for Congress to do their job," Boehner offered this observation: "We are keeping a very close eye on the administration to make sure they are following the law and following the Constitution. We have the ability to limit their use of funds to try to bring this administration to heel." Boehner is right, Congress can indeed limit what presidents can do simply...
  • The Worst Negotiators {bill includes funding Obamacare)

    07/29/2011 4:41:41 AM PDT · by blueyon · 21 replies
    The Red State ^ | 7/29/2011 | Erick Erickson
    I cannot decide who the worst negotiators are, Republican leaders or House conservatives. John Boehner’s plan couldn’t get the votes last night so Boehner had to agree to add language conditioning a vote on a balanced budget amendment — an amendment House Republicans said could not pass so there was no reason to pursue Cut, Cap, and Balance. The vote will now be today. The vote now is all about fear and messaging — fear of blame and a very weak message. In fact, the House will send a weaker message than Cut, Cap, and Balance. It’ll also get less...
  • New backup plan would let Obama raise debt ceiling without congressional OK

    07/14/2011 6:33:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 07/14/2011 | Lisa Mascaro
    A plan by the Senate's two top leaders to allow President Obama to raise the debt limit without congressional approval is emerging as the most likely strategy to avoid a looming federal default. The plan being drafted by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada would lock in roughly $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction over the next ten years — a figure considerably smaller than Republican leaders or President Obama had been seeking. Administration officials have said they still would prefer a more sweeping deal on the deficit, but they signaled the idea...
  • John Boehner Statement On Practically Agreeing To A Debt Ceiling Hike

    07/09/2011 8:34:40 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 190 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | July 9, 2011 | Tyler Durden
    Statement by Speaker Boehner on Debt Limit DiscussionsHouse Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement today regarding ongoing debt limit discussions with the White House: "Despite good-faith efforts to find common ground, the White House will not pursue a bigger debt reduction agreement without tax hikes. I believe the best approach may be to focus on producing a smaller measure, based on the cuts identified in the Biden-led negotiations, that still meets our call for spending reforms and cuts greater than the amount of any debt limit increase." Zero Hedge translation: in two weeks we get news of no...
  • Boehner to seek smaller $2 trillion deal (Boehner Folded Like a Cheap Tent)

    07/09/2011 8:01:08 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 97 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | July 8, 2011 | Andrew Taylor
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican budget negotiators have abandoned plans to pursue a massive $4 trillion, 10-year deficit reduction package in the face of stiff GOP opposition to any plan that would increase taxes as part of the deal. House Speaker John Boehner informed President Barack Obama Saturday that a smaller agreement of about $2 trillion was more realistic.</p>
  • Obama, Boehner tee off on the links (Your Tax Dollars at Work)

    06/18/2011 8:21:45 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 60 replies
    CNN - Political Ticker ^ | 2011-06-18 | Rebecca Sinderbrand
    WASHINGTON (CNN) - The long-awaited golf showdown between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner is underway this morning: The pair, along with with Vice President Joe Biden and GOP Ohio Gov. John Kasich, hit the links around 10 a.m. Saturday at Joint Base Andrews.
  • John Boehner Gets Emotional During Commencement Speech (video)

    06/12/2011 5:15:41 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 42 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6/12/11 | john boehner
    Video of Boehner during a commencement speech today at Ohio State University, he got emotional talking about his family and his humble beginnings before a crowd of 40K, he told the crowd to work hard and persevere and not be afraid to shed a tear at times. He also cracked a joke about Weiner
  • Tea Party Nation says Boehner's time's run out

    06/02/2011 7:36:28 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 2011-05-20
    'We cannot fight Obama when we have to fight those who are supposed to be allies.' BY BOB UNRUH The Tea Party Nation, one of the largest groups in the tea party movement that rocked the 2010 elections, ejecting California Rep. Nancy Pelosi from her seat of power and electing a Republican majority in the U.S. House, earlier said that new Republican House Speaker John Boehner should be replaced because of his unwillingness to crack the whip on federal spending. Now Tea Party Nation leaders say they can't wait that long to seek his exit. "Three months ago, TPN called...
  • Top Dem rejects calls for Obama impeachment over Libya (while Kucinich posts fundraising plea)

    03/22/2011 9:50:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/22/11 | Jordan Fabian
    Top Dem rejects calls for Obama impeachment over LibyaBy Jordan Fabian - 03/22/11 08:31 AM ET A key Senate Democrat on Tuesday tamped down the suggestion by some in his own party that President Obama could be impeached for launching military strikes on Libya. Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), a supporter of the U.S. mission in Libya and the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said that if Obama's actions on Libya are impeachable, then so are the acts of every other president since World War II who launched military operations without autoritzation. "I think we ought to focus on...
  • The 'Untouchable' $23.6 Billion Funding Obamacare

    03/16/2011 7:13:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Big Government ^ | March 16, 2011 | Ernest Istook
    Untouchable. That’s the treatment being given to the $23.6 billion being spent right now to implement Obamacare. This $23.6 billion is part of the $105.5 billion appropriated by the last Congress to fund Obamacare. The remainder (Think of it as post-dated checks for the other $81.9 billion.) automatically becomes available between now and FY2019. None of this is to be confused with an additional $115 billion authorized for additional appropriation to Obamacare—but which the current Congress is unlikely to provide. The most pressing question, however, is whether any of the current $23.6 billion will be rescinded as part of the...
  • Obama's Egypt response largely supported by Republicans (Boehner praises Obama)

    02/01/2011 5:08:09 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 2011-01-31 | James Oliphant
    WASHINGTON — Republicans on Capitol Hill largely are supporting the Obama administration's take-it-slow approach on the crisis in Egypt, with one notable exception — Sen. Rand Paul, the face of the GOP's "tea party" wing. House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky both endorsed the White House's actions in talk-show interviews Sunday. (snip) "Our administration so far has handled this situation pretty well," Boehner said on Fox News. (snip)