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Boehner Should Drop Hastert Rule, Honor Pledge to Let House 'Work Its Will' on Immigration Reform

Brian Levin | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Brian Levin

At best, it is hard to imagine Boehner retaining the speakership for more than a few years. So why doesn't Boehner honor his pledge to let Congress "work its will" democratically and put the interests of the American people first?

Jennifer Bendery

Nancy Pelosi's Blunt Insult Of John Boehner | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Not only is House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) a weak leader, but if he were a woman, people would be calling him "the weakest speaker ...

BOTH SIDES NOW: Spitzer and Matalin on Weiner, Clinton, Newtown v. NRA

HuffPost Radio | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgEliot Spitzer and Mary Matalin clash over four hot topics: Can Weiner run after his spectacle of contrition? Does dynasty = destiny for Caroline, Chelsea, Hillary? Is Obama now entitled to a grand bargain? Will Newtown parents out-lobby the NRA?

President Obama: Fight Like a Street Brawler

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

We put our trust in you for four more years, now is the time to show that the trust wasn't misplaced. Mr. President, you hold in your hands the key to a brighter future for America.

Jennifer Bendery

House Republican Leaders Have Spent Nearly $1.5 Million On DOMA Defense | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders have spent nearly all of the $1.5 million they allotted themselves to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in cou...

Jennifer Bendery

Allen West: I'm Not Going To Challenge John Boehner For House Speaker | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In case anyone was worried, freshman Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) said Monday he is not planning to challenge House Speaker John Boehner (R-...

Both Sides Now: Spitzer-Matalin on Chase Chastened & Bain Targeted

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgEliot & Mary debate how a bad bet in London -- shades of AIG! -- produced "told you sos" from those wanting a strong Volcker Rule. Is Regulation still evil? Then: the two debate opening partisan attacks on Bain and Debt.

Jennifer Bendery

Boehner Has Collected $742,000 For DOMA Defense, Top House Official Says | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ever since House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) signed on last year to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in court, it's been a my...

For Gingrich And Boehner, A Tumultuous Political History

Roll Call | Jonathan Strong | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics

Things have not always been so rosy between the two, whose shared history -- and ideology -- spans nearly 20 years in public life. They have sharply d...

Three Things Obama Can Do to Win Re-Election

Gary Shapiro | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

For the coming campaign, he should switch out Vice President Biden with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Now Is Our Time

Rep. Karen Bass | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
Rep. Karen Bass

All of us must engage in the fight to win our future. We know the House Republican Caucus is being strangled by the Tea Party and we know the President cannot win passage of this landmark set of ideas on his own. We must stand on his side of the line.

"JOBS FIRST" -- Starting 'Labor' Day, Obama Can Turn Tables on GOP

Mark Green | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

On Labor Day, President Obama should announce a "Jobs First" program. Namely, spend $300 billion more starting now to spur consumer demand in exchange for $300 billion in reduced spending in 2014. Jobs first. Cuts later.

Republicans: The People Grandpa Warned Me About

Bob Burnett | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

If he were alive today, my Grandpa Harry would be horrified by the behavior of contemporary Republican leaders who believe the ends justify the means.

Obama's Elitism, Republican Principled Ignorance and the Debt Ceiling Debate

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Should the U.S. not increase its debt ceiling, the country will likely face higher interest rates, another spike in joblessness, inability to pay basic expenses, and, almost inevitably, higher taxes in the not too distant future.

Michael McAuliff

It's A R-Oil Wedding For GOP And Petroleum Industry, Dems Charge (UPDATE) | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats are taking a cheeky shot at Republicans pegged to the pending regal nuptials in England, popping up a new website that dubs th...

2011 Budget Battle: Obama Wins While Democrats Lose

Bob Burnett | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Although both sides claimed victory after agreeing on a 2011 Federal budget minutes before the April 8th deadline, it was a smashing win for Republicans and a huge loss for Democrats.

Both Sides Now w/ Huffington and Matalin: Libya-Iraq, Birthers-Church, Social-Fiscal

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpgMary and sit-in Wayne Barrett debate how March came in like a lamb and went out like a lion -- Shutdown Washington? Shutdown nuclear? Shutdown Gaddafii?

Cutting Women's Rights

Rep. Bruce Braley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Bruce Braley

Instead of an honest discussion about our very real fiscal problems, Washington Republicans have decided to roll back the rights of women by half a century.

Government Shut Down? Boehner Will Blink or Republicans Will Lose

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

There is some discussion going on about whether Tea Party Republicans could buck the Republican leadership and hold a harder line on budget cutting, but it is folly to imagine that they could shut down government.

Threatened Government Shutdown: A Crime Worthy of Mubarak -- or Marie Antoinette

Jeanine Molloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeanine Molloff

While Speaker of the House Boehner is threatening a government "shutdown" over the budget crisis, a shutdown which will deny the elderly and disabled ...

Winners & Losers Of A Potential Government Shutdown

Politics Daily | David Corn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the mid-1990s, Gingrich, then the speaker, enthusiastically charged into a budget face-off with President Clinton that led to not one but two gover...

It's a Really Bad Time to Be Middle Class in America

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

Obama is being forced to rip open the social fabric of this country to reduce the Bush generated debts.

House Democrats Fear Major Power Loss As GOP Hammers Out Committee Cuts

Roll Call | Nov. 30, 2010 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The pain isn't over yet for House Democrats. As Republican leaders continue hammering out details of how many Members will be assigned to each comm...

False Start

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Marshall

Don't expect the 112th Congress to be a model of legislative decorum and bipartisan comity on health care.

10 Reasons Why Repealing Health Reform Would Harm Children

Bruce Lesley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

While there are a wide array of opinions about the impact of health care reform, it is indisputable that our nation's children are better off today because of the new law. Why? Here are 10 key reasons.