Friday, April 3, 2020

Tag: house speaker john boehner

With Revealing Actions This Week on Netanyahu...

The irony is as thick as Southern molasses: After greeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with an enthusiastic embrace as he defied the American...

After All the Talk, House Republicans Vote...

They've been talking about it for weeks and yesterday they finally did it: By a 225 to 201 margin, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives...

Boehner Claims Talk of Impeaching Obama is...

One of the stranger inside-Washington stories transpiring this week is on the question of whether Republicans are moving to impeach President Obama. A number of...

As GOP Moves Forward with Lawsuit Against...

A day after Republicans in the House Rules Committee authorized Speaker John Boehner to move ahead with an unprecedented lawsuit against President Obama, a...

Boehner Intends to Sue President Over Obamacare,...

After the Republican-controlled House of Representatives has voted dozens of times to repeal Obamacare—only to be ignored by the Democratic-controlled Senate—now House Speaker John...

GOP Threatens to Sue Obama and Impeach...

After House Speaker John Boehner announced that he is considering filing a lawsuit against President Obama over his executive actions, Republicans are now once...

Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s Loss in Virginia...

The defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by the far right Tea Party challenger Dave Brat in Virginia throws the leadership of the...

Congressional Black Caucus Seeks Issa’s Removal After...

The Congressional Black Caucus has called on House Speaker John Boehner to strip Republican Rep. Darrell Issa of his chairmanship of a key House...

Glimmer of Hope in Standoff Between Democrats,...

After a week of government shutdown in Washington, there is perhaps a ray of hope on the horizon as lawmakers start to introduce bills...

With Debt Ceiling Looming, Stubbornness of Congress...

House Republicans have shut down the federal government with the bizarre demand that President Obama scrap a healthcare law signed three years ago. The law, which...

Government Shutdown Looms at Midnight Unless GOP...

It has come down to this: At midnight the federal government will shut down unless House Republicans reverse their insistence that Obamacare be delayed...

7 Republicans Who Refused to Celebrate the...

Martin Luther King Jr. lost his life in the pursuit of equality and inclusion for black people in America and to advance the cause...

Boehner Sets Priority For New Congress: End...

When he spoke at an anti-abortion rally in Washington, D.C., yesterday, House Speaker John Boehner made clear one of his biggest priorities for the...

GOP’s New Plan: Postpone Enforcement of Debt...

In the parlance of Washington, the proposal by House Republicans to extend the debt ceiling another four months, which President Obama now says he...

House Speaker John Boehner’s Big Blunder

If politicians know nothing else, they know they have to take care of their own. In his haste to get the fiscal cliff deal...

Obama Blames Boehner, McConnell for Congress’ Dysfunction

As Senate aides scurried back and forth in the halls of Congress over the weekend, trying to come to some sort of agreement that...

Fiscal Cliff Battle: Winners and Losers

Fiscal Cliff : While much of the country is mired in snowstorms across the nation’s midsection and in Pennsylvania and New England, the nation’s...

Unable to Compromise, Congress on Verge of...

As Americans have long suspected, Washington lawmakers no longer have the ability to compromise on even the most crucial pieces of legislation, even when...

Obama Leaves Family in Hawaii to Return...

With the nation still on the brink of the fiscal cliff, President Obama will leave his family in Hawaii tonight to return to Washington...

John Boehner Faces a Career-Defining Moment with...

House Speaker John Boehner has now stepped into perhaps the defining moment of his career. After he and President Obama had failed to close the...

With Fiscal Cliff Deal Close, GOP Gets...

It looked like a deal to avert the fiscal cliff was at hand—but apparently Republicans at the last minute got cold feet, perhaps spooked...