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Five Reasons Why John Boehner’s Obamacare Lawsuit Doesn’t Pass the Straight-Face Test

When I heard in June that House Speaker John Boehner threatened to sue the Obama administration for implementing health care and immigration reform via executive order, I not only cracked a wry grin, I nearly doubled over in laughter, thinking that such a case would never see daylight.

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The Lame Duck

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Don’t Blame Obama When Boehner Won’t Do His Job

The only reason President Obama has to act on immigration reform is that House Speaker John Boehner won’t.

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Lame Duck Obama

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Midterms 2014: Control of the Senate Hangs in the Balance

The 2014 midterm election season will go down in history as the time when unprecedented amounts of money were spent in the tussle over control of the U.S. Senate—and, by extension, over the potential outcome of the 2016 presidential election.

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Working Together

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Couch Potato Congress

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Camp Do-Nuttin’, Recess for Congress

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None Dare Call It Treason

The minority leader and the speaker have done their best to prevent the president from presiding, and they have done even more to prevent the Congress from legislating or fulfilling most of its other constitutional duties.

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GOP Par for the Course

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Can the Voters Change the GOP?

The central issue in this fall’s elections could turn out to be a sleeper: What kind of Republican Party does the country want?

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Grounds for Impeachment

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The GOP’s Impeachment Two-Step

If you attack the president repeatedly for law-breaking, executive overreach and deceiving the public and Congress, do you have an obligation to impeach him? This is the logical question Republicans are now trying to duck.

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Obama to Congressional Foes: ‘Stop Just Hatin’ All the Time’ (Video)

Doesn’t he know that this would leave them with no purpose? President Obama, facing a House vote Wednesday to sue him for overextending his powers in pushing the Affordable Care Act through, took some shots at his opponents.

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Jon Stewart Explains How the Recent Obamacare Fiasco Could Be Solved With Two Words

“You could salvage this entire fucking thing with a mediocre Scrabble hand,” the “Daily Show” host shouts in exasperation.

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Ambulance Chasers

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Boehner Brace

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Boehner Lawsuit

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Boy Name Sue

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Next Up in Boehner Shenanigans

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Executive Orders

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Boehner

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Obamacare vs Invincibles

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The Real Job Killers

House Speaker John Boehner says raising the minimum wage is “bad policy” because it will cause job losses. 

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GOP Crocodile Tears Over Jobs

Republicans who claim to be worried about lost jobs can dry their crocodile tears, because a few simple measures would get all those jobs back—and lots more.

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‘Left, Right & Center’: Debt Limit, Obamacare’s Numbers and Gay Marriage

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to allow a vote on a debt ceiling increase despite resistance from fellow Republicans, The New York Times’ call for an end of the debt limit and the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger.

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John Boehner’s Sunshine Band

From now on, it’s the Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah House.

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The Tea Party: Remember George Wallace

It is refreshing for me to find myself in agreement with "mainstream" Republicans, beginning with House Speaker John Boehner and Rep. Paul Ryan. I think.

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Unemployment Extension Passes the Senate, but the House Still Isn’t Wild About Poor People

One chamber of Congress gave unemployed Americans cause for hope Tuesday, while the other, led by Speaker John Boehner, remains in opposition.

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Boehner the Poodle

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Tea Party Wishlist

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Congressional Christmas

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The Nutcracker

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Tea-Less Boehner

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F’d Troop

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‘Left, Right & Center’: A Bipartisan Budget Deal and the Tea Party Bolts

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and “Left, Right & Center” host Matt Miller discuss the budget deal, John Boehner’s rebuke of tea party critics, suggested restraints for the NSA, “Dianne Feinstein and those hacks in the Senate,” and more.

Posted on Dec 14, 2013 READ MORE



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President Obama: ‘We Fumbled the Rollout on This Health Care Law’

President Obama went into damage-control mode Thursday, making a show of regret for the latest fallout over Obamacare and offering a stopgap measure.

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The Speaker Speaks

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Want a New Law? If You’re the Banking Industry, Just Write It Yourself

A banking regulatory bill moving through the House of Representatives this week was largely written by banking lobbyists, and steered under the guidance of politicians raking in campaign contributions from the people who would benefit from the legislation. Yes, this is the best democracy money can buy.

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John Boehner

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GOP Zombies

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What Was ‘Essential’ and What Wasn’t

The opinion polls were clear. One after another, they showed that Americans opposed the shutdown and were hurting because of it. Nearly one in three said they felt personally affected not by too much government, but by too little.

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Not a Good Fight

President Obama’s victory this week was as complete and devastating as Sherman’s march through the South. But there is no early sign that the zealots of the anti-government far right have learned the lessons of their defeat—which means that more battles lie ahead.

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House Will Not Block Budget Deal

The Senate reached a budget compromise Wednesday that will end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling.

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Shutdown: Senate Makes ‘Tremendous Progress,’ House Pouts

Democratic and Republican leaders in the Senate came close to a budget deal Monday.

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Upsetting Boehner

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The Speaker

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Boehner in the Catbird’s Seat

Don’t feel sorry for John Boehner. His party and his country may be losers in this absurd crisis, but he clearly intends to come out a winner.

Posted on Oct 10, 2013 READ MORE


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