All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘John Boehner’

Rachel Maddow Explains What Could Happen In Speaker Debacle

Rachel Maddow had a laugh or two at Republicans in Congress, who can’t seem to get their act together. John Boehner announced that he is retiring from his position as speaker of the house last month, leaving a vacant position that no one wants to fill. After his assumed replacement, Kevin McCarthy, backed out of the race and those being …

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Boehner Resigns: Did He Just Make Government Shutdown More Certain?

Boehner resigns and surprises the country this week as the battle over spending that could shut down the government looms just around the corner. Why John Boehner resigned remains unclear but easily guessed, and a replacement for that unenviable job must now be found. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is somewhat next in line, and was endorsed by Boehner himself …

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John Boehner Hate, Hate, Hates on Obama’s Free College Plan with Taylor Swift GIFs

The staff of fiscal conservative John Boehner has taken the time to explain why you should be against President Obama’s recently announced plan to provide free community college to some Americans. Knowing that that only way to reach the kids these days is either adderall or Taylor Swift, Boehner’s comms office has smartly decided to go with the latter. Fresh …

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Obama Impeachment: Paul Ryan Says No

Sarah Palin fired the first volley. The half-term Alaska governor took to the pages of Breitbart to insist that impeachment proceedings begin against President Obama. Her reasoning behind the move? “Because of Obama’s purposeful dereliction of duty an untold number of illegal immigrants will kick off their shoes and come on in, competing against Americans for our jobs and limited …

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Obama Impeachment a Dem “Scam,” Says Boehner

A couple of weeks back, we reported on Sarah Palin’s calling for the impeachment of President Obama. Palin was particularly perturbed over Obama’s “purposeful dereliction of duty an untold number of illegal immigrants will kick off their shoes and come on in, competing against Americans for our jobs and limited public services.” Other conservatives weighed in on Palin’s call to …

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Nancy Pelosi Disses Boehner on Immigration?

Like her or not, as House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi probably has a decent pulse of what is going on in Congress. If she says something is a lost cause, that probably means it stands little chance of breathing air again anytime soon in the vacuum that can be the United States Legislative branch. And so it is that, when …

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Chuck Schumer Has Creative Immigration Idea

Last week, John Boehner pretty much shut down any talk in the House of immigration reform until Obama earns the trust of his fellow Republicans. Boehner released his own immigration overhaul principles only a couple of weeks ago, on Jan. 30 during a House GOP retreat, which laid out a pathway to legal American status for undocumented immigrants. However, that …

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John Boehner Fed Up With Conservative Base

On Thursday, Republican House Speaker John Boehner attacked the conservative base for their indiscriminate opposition to the latest bipartisan budget deal, saying they had lost their credibility. According to Huff Post, conservative groups such as The Club for Growth, Heritage Action for America, FreedomWorks opposed the bill immediately after it was released. In fact, some did so even before it …

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Roger Daltrey, of The Who, Performs at US Capitol

This Wednesday, Congressional leaders such as John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, and Harry Reid convened at the Capitol Building in order to conduct business of the utmost importance – dedicating a statue to Winston Churchill. In 2011, to mark the 70th anniversary of Churchill’s address to Congress in December of 1941 (after the bombing of Pearl Harbor), John Boehner …

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President Rejects House Proposal, Talks Break Down

“It’s now up to the Senate Republicans to stand up,” said Representative Raúl R. Labrador of Idaho after House Republicans left today’s meeting on the fiscal crisis in the Capitol. Angry Republicans reported that Obama has rejected yet another offer to ease the stalemate over raising the Debt Ceiling, opening the government, and other urgent issues. Representative John Carter of …

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Temper Tantrum Ad Slamming Boehner Set to Air on Sunday

The pressures of the government shutdown has had its effects on a number of government officials on edge all week. With all of the tension shrouded around the shutdown, the House Majority PAC felt some kind of way and decided to take matters into their own hands. While the approach is rather direct as far as allegations are concerned, the …

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Senate Votes Against Fourth House Plan

In a completely non-startling move, the Senate voted against a fourth plan put forth by the House to defund Obamacare in order to stop the government shutdown. The deadline to actually avoid the shutdown came at midnight last night. When America woke up this morning, it realized that Congress was still plagued by ineptitude, and the government had indeed shutdown. …

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Wall Street Ends 5 Day Skid; Stocks are Up

The stock market saw a surprise surge last Wednesday after the Federal Reserve announced that it would continue its bond-buying program. That up-swing did not last long, though; The stocks dipped drastically on Thursday, and Wall Street has seen a losing-streak the previous 5 days. There was positive news for Wall Street today, however. The Dow Jones, S&P, and Nasdaq …

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Government Shutdown: Its Marco Rubio vs Rand Paul

With their eyes on 2016 GOP presidential nomination, Republican Senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul are staking out carefully crafted positions on the looming government shutdown in an effort to defund Obamacare. From the outset it appears that Rand Paul is more strategic and better prepared in his approach towards the much reviled healthcare law within the Tea Party and …

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Healthcare Law: Republicans Threaten to Shut Down Gov if Obamacare Isn’t Defunded

After the fiscal cliff crisis talks in late 2012 to early 2013, another budget crisis is the last thing anyone wants to hear about as we near the end of 2013. Unfortunately, House representatives are talking of a partial government shutdown (again) that could happen in less than two weeks. This possible shutdown depends on one thing: stopping the new …

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Government Shutdown Imminent, For Once

Since Obama’s presidency began, there have been threats about a government shutdown. Fighting a two-front war and continuing to pay for ever-increasing Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security programs have been the main culprits. Over the years, however, Democrats and Republicans have been able to resolve their differences in just enough time to avoid the shutdown. Things don’t look so great …

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Obamacare at Risk of Being Defunded by Republicans

The new agenda for House Republicans is drawing national attention, after they are pushing legislation introduced Wednesday in an attempt to defund Obamacare. Using the upcoming budget deadline, John Boehner, R-Ohio, is one that is leading this effort, taking one more stab to do away with President Barack Obama’s health care reform law. “We’re going to continue to do everything …

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John Boehner backs Obama for Military Action in Syria

Despite many constituents strongly disagreeing, John Boehner has verbally backed Obama after he called for American military action in Syria after learning Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, possible use of chemical weapons in the country’s civil war. “I’m going to support the president’s call for action. I believe my colleagues should support this call for action,” Boehner said. “We have enemies …

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Student Loan Deal Signed by Pres. Obama

This past Friday, President Barack Obama signed the Higher Education Act into law, an act that the AP reports restored lower interest rates. The President also pledged to continue lowering the costs of a college education. “Feels good signing bills. I haven’t done this in a while,” President Obama said, praising both Democrats and Republicans from the Oval Office. The …

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Will The House Be Convinced That An Online Sales Tax Bill Hurts Small Businesses?

The Marketplace Fairness Act – a bill that forces online businesses to collect sales tax from all 50 states – is fairly controversial. Some fear that it will put an undue burden on small businesses. It’s a legitimate concern, but opponents may not have to worry as the bill is about to face its toughest hurdle yet – the House …

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John Boehner Comes Out Against Online Sales Tax Bill

The Marketplace Fairness Act – a bill that would require online businesses to collect sales tax for every state – made it through the Senate this week. Now it has to make its way through the House where many expect it to face some heavy resistance. House Speaker John Boehner may just be part of that resistance. The Hill reports …

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Boehner: Gay Marriage Views Not Likely to Change

Last week, Ohio Senator Rob Portman became the first senate Republican to openly support gay marriage. Though he was previously an opponent of gay marriage, the senator claims to have had a change of heart that stems from learning that one of his sons is gay. In an editorial, the senator stated that he wants his son, Will, to have …

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Obama, John Boehner Speeches Crash Congressional Websites

Last night, President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner both delivered speeches outlining the state of negotiations surrounding the debt ceiling and the budget. And it appears that those speeches provoked people to flock to the websites of congresspeople is massive numbers. During his speech, Obama asked the American people to contact their members of congress and …

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John Boehner to Answer Budget, Spending Questions on YouTube

Speaker of the House John Boehner will be doing a YouTube interview on Sunday, February 27 at midnight ET. YouTube is calling for questions from users. 

YouTube will use Google Moderator to determine which questions get asked. The ones with the most votes will be selected. 

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