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John Boehner Government Shutdown

Boehner Plans To Run For Speaker Again

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics

John Boehner said Monday he plans to seek reelection as House speaker after the 2014 midterm elections. Amid rampant speculation that he would giv...

Boehner Ends Rough Year On A High Note

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 12.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — It says a lot about House Speaker John Boehner's rough 2013 that even friends debate when the low point hit. Some say it was Jan....

GOP Rallies Around Boehner Despite Embarrassment

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' debt-and-spending breakthrough crystalized a political contradiction. House Republicans refuse to let the...

Michael McAuliff

Boehner Prepared To Move Deal | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is ready to take up the Senate deal to end the fiscal standoff, with less than a day before a potent...

Shutdown and Default: Republicans Want to Change the Subject, Democrats Shouldn't Let Them

Doug Hattaway | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Doug Hattaway

A content analysis of the language used by Republican leaders in news and social media shows "debt" overtaking "Obamacare" in the words most frequently used in GOP quotes and sound bites.

How Corporate America Can Stop a Federal Default: Give Boehner a Multi-Million Dollar Lobbying Job

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

For once the interests of the 1 percent and the 99 percent are aligned around stopping a default on the corporate debt which would both decimate corporate profits and throw millions of ordinary Americans out of work.

Sabrina Siddiqui

White House Rejects House GOP Debt Ceiling Offer | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans said Saturday that the White House has rejected their offer to temporarily increase the debt ceiling and open the gove...

Government Shutdown -- Subjectivity Run Amok

Elizabeth R. Thornton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth R. Thornton

We have come to expect some degree of subjectivity from our politicians but what we are witnessing now is subjectivity run amok. As human beings, we a...

10 Takeaways From the Government Shutdown

Matthew Dowd | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

As each side points fingers at the other side over the shutdown and tries to lay fault and discuss who is losing, this is a game where everyone loses, and no one wins. President Obama isn't winning, Democrats aren't winning and Republicans aren't winning.

War of Words: Democrats Need to Keep the Heat on the GOP for Holding America 'Hostage'

Doug Hattaway | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Doug Hattaway

An analysis of the words used by national leaders in news and social media discussion of the crisis shows that Democrats have, indeed, used that emotionally charged language -- and they should use it more often.

Inside John Boehner

Bob Burnett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

As the Republican shutdown of the federal government moves into its second week, it's widely believed House Speaker John Boehner could end the impasse by permitting the continuing budget resolution and debt limit increase to be voted upon. Why won't he?

Women and Children First -- Thrown Overboard by the Government Shutdown

Terry O'Neill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

If there was ever any doubt that the Tea Party is the most destructive force to dominate politics in generations, these past few weeks have underlined the message.

Boehner's 'Offer': A Ticking Time Bomb Is Still a Bomb

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It was initially reported that the GOP's "offer" to extend the debt ceiling for six weeks was rejected by the White House. There's good reason to reject it. The Republican proposal isn't a concession. They're merely rescheduling their threat so that it can hang over the nation until Thanksgiving.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Shutdown 'Potentially Fatal' To House Republicans Fails To Budge Obamacare Haters | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama may have tasked House Republicans with crafting a debt ceiling offer that will once again test divisions within t...

Boehner Admits 100% Responsibility for Shutdown (VIDEO)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jon Hotchkiss

2013-10-09-ScreenShot20131009at1.59.45PM.pngThe minute anyone says the government shutdown is the fault of the Democrats in Congress and President Obama, please show them this video.

The Daily Szep -- Smaller

Paul Szep | Posted 12.09.2013 | Comedy
Paul Szep


The Art of Stalemate

Ryan Banfill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Ryan Banfill

As the tea party members of the House Republican Conference appear to be a driving force behind the stalemate strategy, Sun Tzu would caution Speaker Boehner to be wary saying, "When the common soldiers are too strong and their officers too weak, the result is insubordination."

Open Letter to Speaker John Boehner

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 12.08.2013 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I am writing to you in the deepest respect to your office and to you as a person of integrity and intelligence.

If I Were John...

Jared Bernstein | Posted 12.08.2013 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

A friend asks, "How'd you like to be John Boehner right now?" Clearly, I'm daydreaming, but I'd like it. Because I'd stride to the podium, whack the gavel, and say...

Boehner Still Wants To Negotiate, Dodges Question About Ending Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Tuesday that he wants to have a "conversation" with President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats over t...

Obama To Boehner: Just Let Congress Vote

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama challenged House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) Monday to prove that he didn't have the votes to pass a "clean" continuing resol...

Boehner Claims He Doesn't Have The Votes For Clean CR

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Sunday that there are not enough votes in the House of Representative to pass a continuing resolution to fund...

Showdown. Shutdown. Shakedown.

Will Durst | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Will Durst

Government's closed, everybody! Go home. Except Congress, that is, whose members are still getting paid, classified as "essential workers." Although right now, neither one of those words seems very apt or ept. Unapt and inept is more like it. Inapt? Unept?

There Are Strange Things Done in Washington

Dr. Joel Hoffman | Posted 12.04.2013 | Books
Dr. Joel Hoffman

There are strange things done in Washington     By the folks who forge our laws. The Senate halls and quorum calls     ...

Howard Fineman

Now The GOP Wants To Save Social Programs?! | Howard Fineman | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Witness the new Republican Party, champion of feeding programs for the poor and federally funded medical research. Conservatives are ...