Tag Archives: John Boehner

And Here We Go Again

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GOP House Speaker John Boehner Backs President’s Call For Strike On Syria

The Tea People are flipping out on Twitter. UPDATE: Rep. Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor are also supporting the president. Pelosi echoed Boehner’s support, saying that she associates herself with Boehner’s remarks. Her support will also be important in potentially swaying Democrats not normally supportive of military action. “President Obama did not draw the red line. Humanity …

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PROPOSAL: Name Hurricanes After Politicians That Deny Climate Change

This is fantastic. (Tipped by JMG reader Philip)

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BREAKING: House Republicans Cave On Defending Marriage Statutes

Chris Geidner has the story at Buzzfeed: House Republican leaders announced in a court filing Thursday that they will not be defending remaining statutes similar to the Defense of Marriage Act that ban recognition of same-sex couples’ marriages.  Judge Richard Stearns had asked the parties in a lawsuit addressing the rights of service members and veterans and their spouses to …

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Teabaggers: We Must Stop Boehner

From today’s frothing editorial on Daily Caller: John Boehner says House Republicans will come up with their own bill. He must be stopped. Think of the Senate immigration bill as a syphilitic, two-headed, fire-breathing she-monster. And whatever the House comes up with will be a pig-faced cyclops with flipper-hands. And those two hell-beasts will be married in an unholy ceremony …

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Hate Group Launches Anti-Gay Boy Scouts TV Campaign In Dallas & Cincinnati

Via press release: As delegates for the Boy Scouts of America convene this week in Texas to weigh a BSA board initiative for gay scouts, conservatives began airing two TV spots dealing with the Scouts, homosexuality and House Speaker John Boehner. “It’s all the same phenomenon. Seemingly responsible adults and so-called leaders from Texas to Ohio to Washington keep caving …

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The Boehner Family Goes To Pot

House Speaker John Boehner’s future son-in-law is a furriner. With waist-length dreadlocks.  And one misdemeanor nothing pot arrest that the Freepers are going nuts over.  The happy couple is registered at Williams-Sonoma. There’s no part of this story that isn’t funny to me and I feel bad about that.

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Boehner: I’m Not Changing My Mind

“Rob [Portman] is a great friend and a long-time ally. And I appreciate that he’s decided to change his views on this.I believe that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. It’s what I grew up with. It’s what I believe. It’s what my church teaches me. And I can’t imagine that position would ever change.” – …

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House Suspends Debt Ceiling

Minutes ago the House voted for a temporary suspension of the debt ceiling. Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) convinced his rebellious majority to go along with the new strategy by promising them the opportunity in the months ahead to extract deep spending cuts to Medicare and other domestic programs. The approach was a seismic political shift for Republicans who in …

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Rep. John Boehner Secretly Ups The House DOMA Defense Budget To $3 Million

Zack Ford has the story at Think Progress: Late Monday, House Democrats learned that the Republican leadership had once again secretly renegotiated its contract with attorney Paul Clement to defend the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act at the Supreme Court. This is the third time the contract has been adjusted, raising total costs to $3 million from the original $500,000 …

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Press Release Of The Day

Just in via email: Today, People For the American Way will deliver 178,000 petitions to House Speaker John Boehner urging him to remove Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann from the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in the 113th Congress. Bachmann earned rebukes from Boehner, John McCain and others last year when she launched a smear campaign against Hillary Clinton aide Huma …

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Crazy Eyes Returned To House Intelligence Committee, Petition To Boehner Results

People For The American Way has launched a petition demanding that John Boehner remove crackpot conspiracy nutjob Rep. Michelle Bachmann from the House Intelligence Committee.

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Another Tea Party Defeat As Rep. John Boehner Re-Elected House Speaker

How entirely shocking that Breitbart and Daily Caller totally got it wrong! Even more amusingly, there were two votes for ousted teabagger Allen West, one of which came from freakazoid wingnut Rep. Louie Gohmert.

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Christie Slams Boehner Over Sandy Aid

“This is why the American people hate Congress.”

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Drudge Poll

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Headline Of The Day

Posted with glee by Breitbart. Infighting!

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House GOP Raises DOMA Defense Budget

The Republican House secretly raised their budget to defend DOMA by $500,000 according to September documents just revealed. House Administration Chairman Dan Lungren, R-Calif., signed off in September on a $500,000 increase in the maximum value of the contract with the firm, Washington-based Bancroft. Republicans have raised the cap of the contract twice: first on Sept. 29, 2011, from its …

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LAUNCHED: #FireBoehner

After the GOP purged some its most hard-right members from key congressional committees, Tea Party sites are backing a campaign to depose House Speaker John Boehner. American Majority Action (AMA) is launching a #FireBoehner campaign. If 16 members of the Republican Party abstain from voting for Boehner as speaker in January, he will be one vote shy of the 218 …

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Nude HIV/AIDS Protesters Storm House Speaker John Boehner’s DC Office

More from ACT UP New York: “As the US Congress and President begin negotiating on the so-called fiscal cliff, ACT UP/NY ACT UP/Philadelphia, Housing Works and Student Global AIDS Campaign plan to give Congress a pre-World AIDS Day Message that AIDS Budget Cuts Kill.” UPDATE: Mediaite has a few more photos.

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