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Congressional Kitchen

Jeff Danziger | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

Congressional Kitchen

GOP Launches Brazen Bid to Give Carbon Polluters Free Rein

David Doniger | Posted 03.25.2015 | Green
David Doniger

Congressional Republicans are proposing legislation this week that would allow states simply to "opt out" of the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan, the pioneering plan to curb carbon pollution from our power plants.

REPORT: Boehner To Announce New Investigation Of Hillary Clinton Emails

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics

By Amanda Becker WASHINGTON, March 15 (Reuters) - Representative John Boehner, the top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, plans to an...

Friday Talking Points -- Obamacare Fails to Kill Jobs, Once Again

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. is this week's Most Impressive Democrat of the Week award-winner, for doing a much better job arguing the case for President Obama's interpretation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act before the Supreme Court than he did the last time around.

Boehner Allies Fear Coup Attempt

Politico | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics

Close allies of Speaker John Boehner are worried that his conservative rivals could move to oust him as soon as next week. ...

Boehner's and Bibi's Blunders 'Liberate' U.S. Foreign Policy from NeoCons

Paul Abrams | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Now, thanks to Speaker Boehner, the Republicans have no credibility or standing on national security. None, zero, zorch, nada. The next time you hear a Republican bleating about national security, you can have a good laugh.

Is John Boehner Really the Most "Do-Nothing" Speaker of the House in History?

Gerry Myers | Posted 04.25.2015 | Politics
Gerry Myers

We the people must demand more of our elected officials. We must vote for candidates that will work together and move our country forward rather than hold it back. Until then, expect more of the same from Boehner and his colleagues.

Republican Majorities Struggle To Get Congress Working

Los Angeles Times | Posted 02.15.2015 | Politics

After six weeks in session and 139 roll call votes in a House and Senate that feature some of the largest Republican majorities in generations, one of...

Boehner and McConnell Argue Over Who Should Cave First

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The emerging dynamic between John Boehner and Mitch McConnell is one to watch, because it is heading for a showdown in the next few weeks. Sooner or later, one of them is going to have to cave in to the hard, cold reality that Republicans just do not have the votes to impose their will on a Democratic president.

Fast Tracking Obama's Trade Agreements

Pat Choate | Posted 04.04.2015 | Politics
Pat Choate

Why do Majority Leader McConnell and Speaker Boehner -- who won reelection on a platform of "Stop Obama" -- support weakening Senate and House legislative processes to ratify a treaty whose text was negotiated without Congressional input?

A List of Lists

Steven Clifford | Posted 03.29.2015 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

My data analytics consultant informs me that I am not trending, especially among millennials. She suggests I publish lists since millennials click on lists. Being data-driven, I am test-blogging potential lists.

Boehner/Netanyahu: 'So Smart, They're Stupid'

James Zogby | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

So the ever self-assured Netanyahu relishes the opportunity that his agents cooked up for him to once again demonstrate that he, together with his Republican allies, can dominate Washington. The fact that his appearance comes just weeks before the Israeli election is "icing on the cake."

What to Expect From the 114th Congress

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Personally, I'm not holding my breath waiting for rousing choruses of "Kumbaya" to be echoing through the Capitol any time soon.

Who Shot John: The Story of How $777,600 Contribution 'Limits' Ended up in the Omnibus Bill

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

It took just a little while to determine who was responsible for this extraordinary rip off of the American people. But thanks to the excellent work of campaign finance reporters who dug out the story, the fog is now lifted on who did the dirty work.

Cromnibus Stop?

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There are plenty of metaphors to choose from, as we all breathlessly watch the Republican Party make their latest attempt at semi-rational governing.

Congress Crams Unfinished Agenda Into Final Days

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lame-duck lawmakers return to Washington on Monday facing a stacked agenda and not much time to get it all done before the new Cong...

John Boehner Actually Has Some Pretty Good Tips On How To Brine A Turkey

The Huffington Post | Amanda Gutterman | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics

Just in time for Thanksgiving, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has revealed his secret turkey recipe that he calls the "Boehner brine." "I deci...

Michael McAuliff

Boehner Vows GOP Will 'Rise To This Challenge' Of Obama's Immigration Order

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) vowed Friday to push back against President Barack Obama's executive action shielding up to 5 millio...

A GOP for America's future

Dustin Siggins | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics
Dustin Siggins

Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have promised that Congress would move on tax reform, the national debt, and repealing the Affordable Care Act. We hope that they follow through -- but given the GOP's tendency to overpromise and under-deliver, we have our doubts.

With Out Papers

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

We have an immigration issue here today. People will risk their lives to get here to become part of the bigger, louder American Family. The problem isn't that these people are coming here -- the problem is we have part of our family who have forgotten what it was like to be Italian (or whatever group YOU come from).

Congressional Republicans Consider Showdowns Over Immigration

The Washington Post | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

Congressional Republicans said Friday they are considering a series of showdowns over funding the government if President Obama goes ahead with his ex...

Working Together

Jonathan Richards | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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Here Comes McConnellCare

Jeff Danziger | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

Here Comes McConnellCare

4 Midterm Lessons About the Politics of Climate Change

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 01.05.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The GOP has taken control of the Senate after winning a handful of red states. This makes Senator Mitch McConnell the new Majority Leader, yet voters have not endorsed McConnell's pro-polluter agenda of dirty air and unlimited climate change pollution.

Boehner's Constitution Of Convenience

Duncan Hosie | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

Ironically, Speaker Boehner resorted to the American justice system to sue President Obama, the very system he has worked relentlessly to underfund for indigents. Instead of suing Obama, he should start fixing the system he and his colleagues broke.