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Friday Talking Points [154] -- Egypt Rising

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

While Egypt's future is uncertain, the feeling of optimism among the people who succeeded in demanding change is palpable today. It wouldn't surprise me if February 11th becomes an Egyptian national holiday in the future.

Rich Guy Discounts -- 2011

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Congress is setting up a battle between generations, young vs. old. The real battle should be those who can pay and are getting away with this vs. those who cannot pay and do not have a voice in government.

Can Boehner Count Votes?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

John Boehner is having a rough week, but the real fight within the Republican Party has only just begun.

The Economist: 'Deficit Hawkery As Farce'

The Economist | M.S. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

I'M HAVING trouble writing about the GOP effort to reach a compromise over whether to cut $100 billion out of the 2011 budget, or just $50-60 billion....

Boehner: 'We're Broke'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John Boehner visited CNN's "Parker Spitzer" Wednesday to discuss Obama's State of the Union address, and he didn't hesitate to cut right to the chase....

John Boehner To Give Keynote Address At Annual Insurance Lobbyists Summit

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has been booked to deliver the keynote address at the annual conference of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brok...

Obama's Economic Philosophy

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

President Obama reaffirmed his economic philosophy in the State of the Union address -- a government that works, invests, delivers opportunity, and that we can believe in. It is a lean government, not a big government.

The Trojan Horse Republican Congress

James Wagoner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Wagoner

Republicans have held a major press conference to introduce the so-called "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act." But, wait a minute! Didn't they run a campaign based on the economy?

Size Matters: The GOP & Health Care

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

2011-01-18-l.jpgTo help folks see beyond the rhetoric, here's a chart that tells the truth about health care reform.

Only a Pawn in Their Game

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Spare me the shock. Violent talk inspires murderous rage. Tormented souls are precisely why such incendiary talk is so dangerous. And spare me the s...

Steve King Blames Boehner For Immigration Chair Snub

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) recently placed blame on Speaker John Boehner for the decision to pass over the hardliner for chairman of a subcommittee post...

WATCH: Pelosi Makes Boehner Cry On 'SNL'

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

This week marked a historic event in politics when Nancy Pelosi handed over the gavel to new Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner, but it was ...

Friday Talking Points [150] -- A Fortean Week

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Sometimes it is hard to come up with a metaphor to describe the week that was. This was not one of those weeks.

John Boehner Interview: House Speaker Fumbles Budget Cuts Question (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his first interview since being sworn-in as House Speaker, John Boehner struggled to identify budget cuts that could be made to reduce government s...

WATCH: John Boehner Answers Birther Questions

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his first interview since being sworn in as Speaker of the House, John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday he personally didn't believe the conspiracy t...

Boehner Sworn In, Twitter Goes Nuts

Carly Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lawmakers officially tapped John Boehner to be Speaker of the House as the 112th Congress was sworn in today, and as expected, the Twittersphere respo...

Repealing Health Care Reform Could Kill 32,000 People a Year

Richard Kirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

As the Republicans rant about repealing health care reform to stop a government takeover, Democrats should do more than just remind people that repeal will take away real benefits. It will take away lives.

New Congress' Opening Day To Be Livestreamed On Facebook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

For the first time ever, Congress will be broadcast live on Facebook. Boehner is announcing Tuesday that beginning at noon on Wednesday people can go ...

An Obama Christmas

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lisa Kaas Boyle

'Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the House, Congress was conferring: every mensch, every louse.

John Boehner Strikes Back Against Sarah Palin

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Future Speaker of the House John Boehner offered a rebuttal to Sarah Palin's earlier condemnation of the $858 billion tax cut legislation on Friday. T...

My 2010 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

My apologies to anyone tuning in who was expecting to see the 150th "Friday Talking Points" column, since it will be pre-empted for two weeks here. B...

Geithner Backs Foreclosure Aid With Clock Running Out

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The U.S. Treasury Department has spent months blocking legal aid funding for borrowers fighting foreclosure, but is giving a late push to legislation ...

Sarah Palin Goes After Obama On National TV

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin appeared on ABC News's "Good Morning America" for an exclusive interview Friday, in which she went on the offensive...

LEAKED: The Original Tear-Soaked Draft of John Boehner's Speech

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp


John Boehner Reveals Plans For First Vote As Speaker

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Incoming Speaker of the House John Boehner recently announced that his first measure to cut spending as leader of the House of Representatives would b...