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Next Up in Boehner Shenanigans

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Executive Orders

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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.

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Garry Wills Calls Out Moderate Republicans as Cowards

The award-winning historian draws comparisons between tea party Republicans and pre-Civil War secessionists—and criticizes the failure of Republicans to confront the extremism in their midst.

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Why Mugshots Shouldn’t Be Publicized

Some self-serving websites charge people who have been arrested to take their photos off the Internet; socialists should be outraged about Obamacare; meanwhile, is Obama headed toward isolationism or exceptionalism? These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Hangover

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Hemlock Tea

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Boehner’s Little Helper

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Faking Bad

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Hostage Crisis

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If a Government Shutdown Happens, It Will Be John Boehner’s Fault (Video)

President Obama on Monday blamed the looming shutdown on “one faction of one party,” but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid puts the onus on just one man.

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Food Stamps

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John Boehner Antoinette

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Hungry? Don’t Expect House Republicans to Help—or Care

The tea party-driven House this week approved drastic cuts to the federal food stamp program. Although the reductions likely won’t clear the Senate or President Obama, the vote reveals a coldhearted approach to the nation’s most vulnerable, including children, the elderly and veterans having trouble fitting back into society.

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One Explanation for GOP Civil War: House Republicans Are Used to Power

More than half of Speaker John Boehner’s 233 members have never been in the minority.

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John Boehner: Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?

Fearing a tea party insurrection, House Speaker John Boehner could step down pre-emptively after the 2014 midterm elections, current and former aides say.

Posted on Sep 4, 2013 READ MORE


House Speaker: ‘I’m Going to Support the President’s Call for Action’

Although John Boehner has spent much of his speakership opposing President Obama’s agenda, there’s one thing they agree on.

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NoBoehnerCare

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Twerkin’ Boehner

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Motor City Metaphor

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Fiddling

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GOP Senator’s Obamacare Threat, Weiner’s Alleged New Sex Chats, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Stephen Colbert skewers McDonald’s over its unrealistic employee budget tool and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid stirs things up with House Speaker John Boehner.

Posted on Jul 23, 2013 READ MORE


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