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House Republicans promise to stand their ground on DHS funding (UPDATE: Promises Broken. Again.)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 8:30am
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After almost two months of funding drama, Congress is no closer to resolving the Department of Homeland Security’s funding in a dispute over President Obama’s immigration executive action.

In a Ground Hog-esque day turn of events, we’re right back where we started. Thanks, Democrats.

Speculation that Pelosi and company agreed to...

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Obama denies Americans jobs, vetoes bipartisan Keystone XL Pipeline bill

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 5:14pm
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We knew this day was coming, although we’d hoped that somewhere in his heart, President Obama might find the decency to pass legislation that would create thousands of jobs, reinvigorate communities and small towns, likely decrease the instances of exploding trains, and pump much needed cash into our fledgling economy....

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Boehner: Ask Senate Dems when they’ll “get off their ass”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 4:00pm
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Senate Democrats continue to block the Department of Homeland Security funding bill passed by the House. As we’ve reported, the House DHS appropriations bill is enforcement-heavy and seeks to squash President Obama’s executive overreach.

Not amused, Speaker Boehner held a press conference and minced no words:

“The House did its job. We...

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Obama’s not offended, he just wants Bibi out of office

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 11:30am
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Claims by anonymous sources that the Obama administration is deeply offended by a “breach of protocol” in the planned appearance by Benjamin Netanyahu at a joint meeting of Congress are increasing.

The New York Times quotes an unnamed official as saying the anger goes beyond John Boehner and Netanyahu, to the...

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Boehner prepares to sue Obama for executive overreach

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 3:30pm
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This morning, Speaker Boehner announced he’s working with House members to finalize a plan authorizing legal action against the President for his immigration executive overreach.

This latest effort is in addition to the work the House has already done to rein in immigration.

The House tried to limit the president’s executive overreach...

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Boehner’s revenge?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 12:00pm
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Remember all those articles about Boehner planning to take revenge on Republicans who had opposed his Speakership? Remember how he was going to take away their committee positions as punishment? And remember how angry a great many people on the right got about it?

I wrote

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John Boehner trolls Obama with speech invite to Netanyahu

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 11:34am
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Is there anyone who gets Obama more upset than Bibi Netanyahu?

It’s not for nothing that unnamed senior administration officials called Netanyahu “chickenshit” and mocked Israel’s failure to attack Iran.

There is no love lost in that relationship.

Remember when Bibi lectured...

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22 Times Obama Said He Couldn’t Ignore or Create His Own Immigration Law

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 1:30pm
22 Times Obama Said He Couldn’t Ignore or Create His Own Immigration Law

As Congress struggles to fight Obama’s executive immigration overreach, Speaker Boehner compiled a list of 22 times Obama said he couldn’t create his own immigration law.

March 31, 2008: “I take the Constitution very seriously. The biggest problems that we’re facing right now have to do with [the president] trying to …...

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House funding bill blocks Obama’s amnesty — Shutdown or Capitulation to follow?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 3:00pm
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John Boehner gave a speech today that I could have written for him about Obama’s lawless immigration actions.

The speech hit all the right notes in connection with passage of a House funding bill for...

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Does GOP really no longer need Tea Party energy and activism?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 9, 2015 at 11:23am
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When I helped co-found a San Diego Tea Party group in 2009, one of our biggest action items was battling against Obamacare.

Our members dialed Congress relentlessly, believing our representatives might weigh the will of the people.  What ever delusions I had about that concept utterly vanished when then Speaker of the...

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Louie Gohmert to challenge John Boehner for Speaker

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 11:05am
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Rep. Louie Gohmert announded on Fox and Friends this morning that he will challenge John Boehner for Speaker of the House:

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) announced on “Fox and Friends Weekend” this morning that he will challenge John Boehner for Speaker of the House when Congress returns to Washington this week.

“We have...

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Should Republicans Call Obama’s Bluff on Shutting Down Gov’t over Amnesty? (Reader Poll)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 4:09pm
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Congress is under another tight funding deadline. Currently, the federal government is only funded until December 11. A spending bill must be passed by Thursday to avoid a government shutdown.

Thursday, John Boehner held a vote that passed legislation rebuking President Obama’s executive overreach on immigration. H.R. 5759 would’ve refused President Obama...

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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
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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
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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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