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House sues over Obamacare changes (Copy of Complaint)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 21, 2014 at 10:57am
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The House of Representatives filed suit this morning over Obama administration unilateral changes to Obamacare.

A complete copy of the Complaint is embedded at the bottom of this post.

This is expected to be the template for suit over immigration changes announced last night.

The NY Times describes the claims in the lawsuit:

The lawsuit...

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It’s John Boehner’s birthday, and he’ll tweet if he wants to

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 17, 2014 at 5:03pm
http://youtu.be/2BtT2JDSGeE

It’s fun to watch politicians play with each other on Twitter, and today, Speaker John Boehner took advantage of an opportunity to take Dems to task over the very public truthiness problems in their messaging strategy.

Because it’s unheard of for Democrats to let an opportunity go to waste, both...

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Obama says “so sue me” – House Republicans say “okay”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 8:35am
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Today, the House initiated an effort to retaliate against President Obama for his failure to enforce the law. The Resolution, spearheaded by John Boehner (R-OH), would give the Speaker of the House the authority to bring legal action accusing the Administration of using Executive Orders as an end-run around Congress.

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Boehner: Immigration Reform Won’t Be Part of Border Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 7:00am
http://youtu.be/2BtT2JDSGeE

Yesterday, Speaker John Boehner indicated the House Republicans will push back against any attempt to hijack their border bill.

The bill would allocate $659 million to border authorities, far less than the almost $4 billion President Obama requested.

Boehner released the following statement (emphasis added):

“Senator Reid, embarrassed that he cannot strong-arm the Senate...

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Question for conservatives: Whom do you trust?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 7:00am
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Why would any conservative believe anything Valerie Jarrett says about what John Boehner promised to do?

Conservatives have good reason to neither like nor trust Boehner. In addition, conservatives have...

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What’s the strategy here?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 25, 2014 at 6:00pm
http://youtu.be/pHSWe81f3yw

Seriously.

 
 
 

The nation is burning down with debt, and Republicans are hanging Christmas budget decorations on the front porch

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 9:11am
Paul Ryan Hannity Budget Deal 12-11-2013

I should have been more all over the budget deal reached between Paul Ryan and What’s-Her-Name-From-Way-Over-There.

I’ve been trying to understand both the details and the big picture. One thing I have noticed is that the mainstream media is loving it, REPUBLICAN SCHOOLYARD FIGHT! (Today’s ALL CAPS courtesy of Jim Geraghty.)

From Rick...

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Is amnesty really dead?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 12:28pm
John Boehner lunch counter immigration

Amnesty for illegal aliens never seems to be really, truly dead, despite frequent pronouncements.

The news that John Boehner has hired a former John McCain staffer involved in McCain’s push for immigration reform has rekindled speculation that Boehner will go soft on the issue.

Steve Dinan in The Washington Times write, Hola: Boehner...

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House GOP proposes short-term debt ceiling increase pending budget negotiations

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 11:48am

Those are the latest reports as a House Republican conference just broke up, with a group heading to the White House.

Here’s the latest, to be updated throughout the day:

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The Atlantic photoshops Boehner’s head onto arrest photo of accused Irish Republican Army murderer

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 10:36am

We have noted before the extreme eliminationist rhetoric directed at Republicans and the Tea Party by the most senior Democratic politicians, who portray the House’s exercise of its constitutional power of the purse as terrorism.

That rhetoric has also moved into mainstream liberal publications. What was once expected only of DailyKos or...

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Obama sticks to “no negotiation” position

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 7:00pm
John Boehner after White House Mtg 10-2-2013

Well, apparently today was just a photo op at the White House.

Obama is still in a no negotiation mode. Instead, he’s deliberately trying to talk down the markets.

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At some point Obama needs reconsider hitching his presidency to Harry Reid’s fist

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 4:47pm
Roll Call Reid releases emails Boehner staff

Is there any well of cooperation on Capitol Hill Harry Reid will not poison?

His verbiage, and that of his colleagues, is vituperative to the point of eliminationist.

Now he’s leaking communications between his staff and John Boehner’s staff, in a move Roll Call called taboo:

Updated 11:30 a.m. | Senate Democrats are considering...

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House voting on new Amendments LIVE (Update – Done for night, No CR)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 30, 2013 at 7:10pm
John Boehner during debate on Amendments 9-30-2013

Current status a/o 10:15 p.m. Eastern — House passed two amendments, Senate then rejected. Looks like no more House votes tonight.

House will simply request a conference with the Senate tomorrow. So Harry Reid gets his “shutdown.”

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Will Obama and Harry Reid shut down the government over Obamacare?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 20, 2013 at 12:28pm
House votes to defund Obamacare

That is not, of course, how the media frames the narrative.

The narrative relentlessly is that Republicans want to shut down government.

We’ll see how this plays out (I think I know).

Via CBS News:

House Republicans advanced a bill on Friday that would continue funding the government at current spending levels for nearly three...

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Plan B fails — Now the House needs to consider Plan C

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 8:12pm

Just flashed across the screens was that the final vote on the tax portion of so-called Plan B had been cancelled tonight because John Boehner did not have enough votes.

What a mess.

You don’t go there unless you are certain you can get there.

Plan C, The Christmas Plan, is the only alternative...

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Emerging fiscal cliff deal in two words

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 17, 2012 at 5:30pm

Locked in trillion dollar tax revenue increase.

Promises, promises on spending cuts.

According to the frequently wrong but always wonkish-proclaiming Ezra Klein, this is where the Boehner-Obama negotiations are heading:

Boehner offered to let tax rates rise for income over $1 million....

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Boehner: Do speech on Thursday

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 4:44pm

As a follow up to my prior post on Obama’s calculated request that he give a speech to a Joint Session of Congress the same evening as a Republican primary debate, and the first day Congress is back in session, John Boehner has not said Yes or No, but requested Obama...

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