Republicans had to get the big salad!
“It’s just enough to make you sick. Tell House Republicans to fire Speaker John Boehner.”
The war of words over the debt ceiling heats up. Update: Boehner’s top spokesperson shoots back.
A harsh rebuke of the speaker from the president on Spanish-language TV.
“Clearly Members tend to reflect their constituents. The American people have not been supportive. He has not made the sale to the American people,” Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday.
After a meeting with Obama on Tuesday, the speaker of the House says he will support U.S. military action in Syria. McCain, Pelosi, and Cantor join him.
The amendment lost by only a 12 vote margin. “I like all those no votes,” Speaker John Boehner said as time on the vote ran out.
The final vote count was 68–32, legislation now moves to the House.
Bipartisan Senate majority may want to move towards final passage, but House Republicans aren’t in any mood to take up massive immigration bill.
It’s no surprise that most Republicans and Democrats are speaking from the same script on NSA. Because they’re all responsible.
A disappointed party seeks a way to fight its favorite enemy after she leaves the political stage. “I think that some of that thrill is gone” said Adam Graves, the son and senior adviser to Bachmann’s would-be Democratic opponent.
“This is not some major scandal in the order of magnitude like Watergate. That’s absurd” says Rep. Gerry Connolly. Republicans promise to keep the pressure on the Obama Administration.
The divided conference unifies in the wake of Washington scandals — but how long can it really last? “I think there’s a little spring in our step these days, but the real test will be the debt limit,” says Hudson.
“The First Amendment is first for a reason. If the Obama Administration is going after reporters’ phone records, they better have a damned good explanation,” Boehner spokesman says.
Worried rank-and-file Republicans say the speaker seems to be “a bit checked out” as new legislative battles loom. His allies say he’s working behind the scenes to move the conference forward.
He couldn’t afford a forced pay cut. So now he wants to go back to war.
The House speaker sends a memo to his conference during a two-week recess. “The weeks and months ahead will be tremendously important ones for our conference and for our country.”
“There’s going to be a constituent backlash against this thing soon,” Rep. Steve King warns. Citizenship is only one of many landmines in the way of reform.
The call to “embrace and champion” immigration reform in the GOP’s new blueprint gives Boehner the legroom to ignore the Hastert rule and bring a bill to the floor. “Most Republicans get it,” says Sharry.
From Boehner and Cantor to Rove and Ryan, conservative firebrand has nothing nice to say.
In a radio interview, the Fox News host questions the House speaker’s commitment. “But do you want to risk the full faith and credit of the United States government over ObamaCare?” Boehner shoots back.
The highest-ranking Catholic in Congress praises the choice.
Speaker John Boehner doesn’t want to approve anything hastily or with a minority of the Republican vote. But that doesn’t leave many options moving forward.
Rep. Tom Cole thinks thinks his conference’s most conservative members will need to mellow out to get anything done. “Over time I think they’ll get better,” Cole hopes.
“This is not a win for anybody. This is a loss for the American people,” Obama says as cuts are set to begin taking effect.
The Senate’s version of the measure passes with mostly Democratic support. First major policy bill in years heads to Obama’s desk.