Minority leader John Boehner, appearing on CBS’s Face the Nation yesterday, said he would vote for a bi Read More
Did you hear about the man who could be Speaker of the House next year who has intimate ties to lobbyists and raises outstanding sums of money from them? Read More
If you read this weekend’s New York Times’ hit job on would-be Speaker John Boehner and his “lobbyist friends,” you might think, as the reporter clearly thinks, that John Boehner is cozier with lobbyists than most powerful politicians are.
But did you know: Read More
The Obama White House is badly in need of a villain. It needs someone to rail against.
During the 2008 campaign, Barack Obama had President George W. Bush to blame for all the nation’s ills. He still does, but blaming the previous president quickly gets old in American politics. And Bush has been admirably reticent, refusing to comment on his successor’s performance in office, although he must be sorely tempted. Read More
By 2012, our national debt will be larger than the entire U.S. economy, according to the International Monetary Fund. So what's on the front burner in Washington these days? Zoning issues in lower Manhattan!
Is it OK to put a Muslim community center close to Ground Zero? I don't know, but local authorities don't seem to mind.
That should settle it, but what Sarah Palin calls the "9/11 mosque" has somehow become a headline-grabbing controversy. Read More
Angst over House GOP fund-raising woes has reduced Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, to a “Boehner for Speaker” marketing gimmick that amounts to a pay-to-play arrangement between the Minority Leader and well-heeled lobbyists. Politico has the story: Read More
House Republican leader John Boehner introduced a proposal that would require a 72 hour period before a bill could be voted on so members of Congress have time to read the bill — a reform he says he will institute should he become the majority leader following the elections in November. Read More
Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, has now fully retracted his apology to BP in a statement released by his office.
The move comes after a meeting with House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, who was none too pleased with his point of view.
In fact, all of the GOP leaders are distancing themselves from Barton’s remarks.
Here’s a statement from Boehner, Minority Whip Eric Cantor, R-Va., and GOP Conference Chair Mike Pence, R-Ind: Read More