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No Matter Who the New Speaker Is, Real Dysfunction Lies Deeper

Michael Golden | Posted 10.05.2016 | Politics
Michael Golden

Will the government shut down again? So much palace intrigue in The People's House. Super-nerds are consumed this week with the drama that is set to unfold in the capital. I'm one of them.

A Bad Moon Rises as Boehner Falls: The End of the GOP?

David Yankovich | Posted 09.28.2016 | Politics
David Yankovich

John Boehner resigned as Speaker of the House and over the weekend a blood moon rode the night sky. In ancient times this was considered an unlucky omen, even a prediction of the end of days. Now it is known as a total lunar eclipse.

Infrastructure 2: Congress and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Roads

Joshua L. Schank, Ph.D. | Posted 06.14.2015 | Politics
Joshua L. Schank, Ph.D.

Some people see infrastructure as about as exciting as watching paint dry. We here at the Eno Center for Transportation, a national transportation policy think tank, eat reports on infrastructure for breakfast. And we know that our infrastructure needs much more than a new coat of paint.

High-Stakes Netanyahu Speech

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

What was the real deal with the Benjamin Netanyahu speech this week? It seems that Speaker John Boehner might have been set up by his own party. In f...

It May Be Speaker John Boehner and the GOP That Do Not Love America

Michelle Kraus | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

Rudy, oh dear Mr. Former Mayor, it seems that that you got it all wrong when you accused the president of not loving America. It's so hard to watch you spout such stuff because you were such a respected man.

An Open Letter to Speaker John Boehner

Tal Schneider | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics
Tal Schneider

You are interfering with our democratic process in a blunt, unforgivable manner. I hope that our future leaders, whoever they may be, won't forget it.

John Boehner Just Gave Everyone A Gift -- In The Form Of Taylor Swift GIFs

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics

Reporters received an unexpected surprise from House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in their inboxes Friday morning. "12 Taylor Swift GIFs for you" ...

Elise Foley

Louie Gohmert For House Speaker? | Elise Foley | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) launched a long-shot campaign Sunday for speaker of the House of Representatives, in the latest episode of ...

Executive Action Has the Power to Transform Lives

National Council of La Raza | Posted 01.17.2015 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

President Obama should build on this commonsense policy; there are a number of existing policies he can use to allow aspiring Americans to come forward and apply for administrative relief.

Voting Rights: What You Need to Know and How the Supreme Court Is Failing Us

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics
Janessa E. Robinson

As the U.S. Supreme Court rightfully makes way for same-sex marriage across the country, it simultaneously regresses policy on another civil liberty, voting rights.

Immigration Reform: Go Incrementally, Mr. Obama, and Go Before November

Carla Seaquist | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Reform of our immigration system has been on the docket forever. Campaigning to get to the White House, candidate Barack Obama not only promised but guaranteed immigration reform in his first year in office. That guarantee has not been delivered on because of the President's need to rescue an economy on the abyss.

Pope Francis May Be 'Too Liberal' For House Republicans To Honor

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.31.2014 | Religion

A bipartisan resolution written to honor Pope Francis for his work towards social justice appears to be mired in Congress, reportedly due to his reput...

Debunking the 'Compromise' Myth

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

For years the GOP has been whining about how President Obama has not and will not compromise with them. They say he has shunned them from the beginning.

Speaker Boehner Is Wasting Taxpayer Dollars on Nonsense

John W. Boyd Jr. | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics
John W. Boyd Jr.

Common sense and decency seem less and less important to Republicans in the House of Representatives as they continue their shameful conduct toward President Barack Obama for trying to do his job.

GOP Is Taking On Water: Hillary's Candidacy and Immigration Reform Fail

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

The Titanic was promoted as 'unsinkable.' It was touted as a symbol of technological and industrial might... until it crashed into a giant ice cube with catastrophic consequences. Which brings me to today's Republican Party.

Sabrina Siddiqui

John Boehner: 'I Expect To Be Speaker' Next Year | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- John Boehner said Monday he is running for reelection as House speaker in January after the 2014 midterm elections. The Ohio Republi...

Boehner's Challenger Loses Job Over 'Electile Dysfunction' Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

Speaker of the House John Boehner's (R-Ohio) primary challenger was dismissed from his adjunct professorship at a small Christian college over a web a...

I Spy

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Senator Feinstein had harsh words for what the CIA was doing-the same kind of words used by citizens to describe the activities of the NSA when they learned of its spying on citizens and the likes of Germany's Angela Merkel and Brazil's Dilma Rousseff.

Congress Does Not Get Why They Are So Unpopular

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

I hate to think what may happen if the GOP take over the Senate in 2014. The economy may still recover but it will take much longer to come back because there will be unending nothingness happening and the working poor will suffer even further.

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...

Texas Democrat: John Boehner Called Steve King An 'A**Hole'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) claims in a recent article for Texas Monthly that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) called Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) an...

Arthur Delaney

Congress Has No Plans To Stay In D.C. To Deal With Unemployment | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite demanding House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) keep the House of Representatives in session to deal with expired unemployment ins...

Zach Carter

House Democrats Leave Pacific Trade Deal Twisting In The Wind | Zach Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats balked Thursday at a bill designed to clear congressional hurdles for President Barack Obama's controversial Trans-Pacif...

Dreamers Loyal to Our Communities, Not Political Parties

Cesar Vargas | Posted 03.09.2014 | Latino Voices
Cesar Vargas

It is quite easy to only blame Republicans for the lack of action on immigration. However, to challenge both parties to provide solutions to the country's pressing problems is the mark of an American conscious of our privileges and responsibilities.

The Power of Fasting

Lisa Sharon Harper | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
Lisa Sharon Harper

On Sunday mornings, in the midst of our safe sanctuaries, our five-song worship sets, our 15-minute sermonettes and our one-hour services that can be timed with an egg timer, how does our worship and our practice offer witness to the reality of the spiritual realm?