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Op-Ed: Boehner ridicules unemployed who 'Don’t think they have to work'

Washington - House Speaker John Boehner is picking up where Mitt Romney left off — Boehner is echoing Romney’s infamous claim that 47 percent of Americans are “takers.” Boehner laments unemployed "just sit around," opting instead for benefits in lieu of work.

Op-Ed: Speaker Boehner's House stuck on Cruz Control as border bill dies

Washington, D. C. - The newly-installed House leadership, still led by Speaker John Boehner, had a plan for resolving the child migrant crisis on the nation's southern borders. The ingenious plan was designed to make Republicans look good, and for Democrats to look bad.

Op-Ed: Boehner pulls vote from floor for lack of conservative support

Washington - Ding, Dong, the Bill is Dead! USA TODAY has confirmed that Speaker of the House John Boehner has not only delayed a vote scheduled for Tuesday night, he has pulled the measure off the floor completely for lack of conservative support.

Op-Ed: Boehner Burns Senate's Suggestion

Washington - House Speaker John Boehner rebuffed a proposed Senate deal that would have extended the debt ceiling until early February, funded the government through early January and establishes budget conference negotiations by mid-December.

Obama rejects Boehner's stop-gap debt plan

Washington - The New York Times has just reported that President Barack Obama has said "thanks, but no thanks" to Speaker John Boehner's offer of a temporary increase in the debt limit without opening the government.

Reid: Boehner 'can't take yes for an answer' on shutdown

With the federal government shutdown now in its eighth day, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid expressed his frustration with the House GOP request for negotiations.

Op-Ed: All politics is agency theory

The posturing politicians, pundits, and poobahs in Washington who participated in this latest partial government shutdown once more prove the wisdom of a couple of political tenets: All politics is local, and agents will act in their own best interests.

Op-Ed: Poll contains bad, worse and horrible news for GOP

Washington - A poll released Tuesday morning, hours after the federal government in the US shut down because of the Republican party's unwillingness to pass a clean continuing resolution to fund the government, contains terrible news for the GOP.

Op-Ed: Republican meltdown creates heat felt the world over

Washington - In future political science classes at future universities, the Great Republican Shutdown Debacle of 2013 will be taught as an example of how to take the flagging fortunes of a slumping president and give his legacy new life.

Pres. Obama announces executive orders to curb greenhouse gases

Washington - President Obama outlined sweeping measures on Tuesday designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants and help local communities better prepare for devastating storms, fires, and drought.

Boehner ignores bipartisan pleas for Sandy vote, adjourns House

Washington - The final session of the 112th House of Representatives convened on Wednesday with a swirl of controversy and accusations of a lack of leadership on the part of House Speaker John Boehner.

Boehner refuses vote on aid for Hurricane Sandy victims

Washington - With the majority of attention being placed on the fiscal cliff negotiations, many around the United States may have forgotten that another key piece of legislation was awaiting a House vote.

Boehner refuses to convene the House as fiscal cliff looms larger

Washington - With only five days left to reach an agreement to avoid falling off the "fiscal cliff", House Speaker John Boehner and House leadership refused to return to Washington, instead insisting that the Senate pass a measure first.

House Speaker Boehner takes political hurt in fiscal cliff battle

With regards to the fiscal cliff battle, it looks as if the future of GOP House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio is uncertain. He said that the US House of Representatives has done its part and now it's time for President Barack Obama to do his part.

Obama: 'Nobody can get 100 percent of what they want'

Washington - Less than 24 hours after Speaker John Boehner was forced to pull his fiscal cliff bill from the House floor after he could not get enough Republican votes, House Republicans have yet to offer a new proposal to the White House.

Op-Ed: Parties compromise as deal on fiscal cliff appears closer

Washington - Just two weeks before the US arrives at the edge of the fiscal cliff, both President Obama and Republican house speaker John Boehner are making some compromises in signs that a deal may soon be possible.

Op-Ed: Obama's re-election ensures economic tsunami

Washington - Tuesday, President Obama further indicated his re-election entitles him to dictate dangerous legislation when he rejected a Republican "Plan B" that would avert looming tax increases and severe spending cuts should negotiations stall.

GOP's new fiscal cliff proposal: Permanent tax cuts for top 2%?

Washington - The House Republicans, led by House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, seemingly gave their fiscal cliff proposal: permanent tax cuts for the top 2%. However, it comes to question if they're being serious or not.

GOP and Democrats continue playing chicken in fiscal cliff battle

As the Democrats and Republicans continue their "chicken" match on the fiscal cliff, more people are coming out and giving their two cents on it. One analyst says that Congress should go off the fiscal cliff.

US fiscal cliff continues to be a shaky 'Mexican standoff'

As a growing number of Republicans become more shaky, the fiscal cliff confrontation still remains an unpredictable "Mexican standoff."

Boehner's plan rejected by Obama & scrutinized within the GOP

After GOP House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and a few other Republicans gave their proposal, it was rejected by US President Obama. However, Boehner's plan is being criticized by other Republicans.

Naked protesters storm Speaker Boehner's office

Washington - Seven protesters, four men and three women, stormed the office of House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday, protesting a proposed $1.2 billion in cuts to HIV/AIDS funding.

Op-Ed: Teetering on the Fiscal Cliff

As President Obama faces the challenges of his second term, a critical issue remains unresolved from his first term; the dreaded “fiscal cliff” that could plunge it into further economic disarray if it is not addressed by the end of the year.

Op-Ed: John Boehner’s role in history

The 112th Congress has gone through this entire year without passing one single piece of significant legislation, leaving uncertainty involving employment, taxes, the farm bill, the post office and most importantly the budget deficit and the Sequester.

President Obama fails test on student loans

WASHINGTON — President Obama seems to have missed in his latest attempt to harpoon Republicans after spending days barnstorming battleground states campaigning against a hike in student loan interest rates.

Op-Ed: Boehner tells Obama to move speech to another night

Washington - In his latest effort at acquiescing to the Republican party, President Barack Obama on Wednesday bowed to the demand of House Speaker John Boehner, who told the president to move his Joint Session of Congress speech to another night.
 

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