Tag Archives: House of Representatives

This week’s Herald column: Sorry, Boehner, it’s not over

This week’s column details the reasons why, in my opinion, the GOP’s civil war is just beginning. 

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John Boehner, the GOP insurgents and the perils of striking the king

A much younger John Boehner stands beside then House Speaker Newt Gingrich, whom Boehner would later turn on in a failed attempted coup. There is a saying in military lore, that if you’re going to strike the king, you’d better … Continue reading

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This is not how you stage a hearing on contraception

… If you ever want to win the votes of women, or modern men, for that matter.

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John Boehner has had enough of this sh–! (and the GOP caves on the payroll tax cut)

John Boehner gives up the ghost.

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White House threatens veto over Gitmo, endless ‘war on terror’ provisions in defense bill

If a House bill extending the “global war on terror” beyond the post-9/11 mandate, and placing new restrictions on trying detainees and implementing the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” manages to get through the Senate, the president will likely … Continue reading

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Isn’t this a lovely day to pretend to repeal healthcare reform?

So … House Republicans will hold have held their big “repeal the job-killingcrushing bruising healthcare law” vote today. (Spoiler alert: it passed!) And how HOW doin?

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America held hostage … by incompetents

The 112th Congress wasn’t two days old before the Republicans started screwing things up.

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(Video) ICYMI: CNN’s Ed Henry grills Darrell Issa

On his plans for Obama witch hunts oversight as chairman of House’s government reform committee, starting with whether he will pursue an investigation of the so-called “corrupt job offer” to Joe Sestak (for an unpaid position he didn’t even take…): … Continue reading

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111th Congress ends with a Christmas miracle

The 111th Congress ended Wednesday with a flurry of legislation and bill signings, capping what historians are already calling the most productive Congress — and certainly the most productive lame duck session, in generations. Together with an active, tenacious president, … Continue reading

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Obama tax compromise passes the House, 277-148

In the end, it wasn’t even close. Audible boos could be heard from the Democratic side of the House as the vote total was announced. Prior to the vote, House leaders allowed a floor vote on an amendment that would … Continue reading

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