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Boehner Sues Obama in Order to Implement Health Law Faster

John A. Tures | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
John A. Tures

When I learned that House Speaker John Boehner is suing President Barack Obama, I thought about a number of good reasons for something to limit executive actions. For example, would it be to limit NSA spying on its citizens?

Republicans Again Violate Their Own Principles

David Morris | Posted 07.26.2014 | Politics
David Morris

By the time you read this, Congressional Republicans will have overwhelmingly voted to violate one of their most cherished guiding principles: A service should be paid for by those who use the service.

Boehner's Laughable Lawsuit

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Republicans believe that suing Obama will excite and turn out their base voters, and they're betting that this benefit will be larger than any political blowback. Whether they're right in this political calculation or not remains to be seen. But what is undeniable is that, so far, this lawsuit is nothing short of laughable.

Boehner's History of Inaction on Border Control

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Boehner has gone from confidently touting his and his fellow House Republicans' upcoming leadership on the issue of immigration, to now doing nothing more than groveling for Obama to solve the problem using his executive authority -- which is an ironic enough stance for a Republican to take, these days.

Hobby Lobby, Climate Change, and the GOP's Women Problem

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

When did climate change become a women's issue? When women made it clear they care deeply about it. Women in battleground states understand (by a margin of 72 percent to 19 percent) that we have a moral obligation to future generations to make the air safer to breathe and the climate more stable.

Climate Spoof Is All Too Real

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

We are standing on the cusp of making unprecedented progress to reduce carbon pollution, especially from old dirty power plants. In addition to these important new public safeguards proposals, something else is changing -- climate change rhetoric.

Immigration Legislation Is Dead -- Now What?

Ryan Campbell | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Ryan Campbell

You don't need a crystal ball to see that immigration-reform legislation is dead. It is consistently one of the most difficult topics for any country to tackle, and we have the most dysfunctional, do-nothing Congress in U.S. history.

Boehner's First Step To Impeaching Obama

The Washington Post | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

After going out on a not-so-wobbly limb to suggest that Republicans would push to impeach President Obama if they succeeded in retaking the Senate, Ge...

From Bundy to Benghazi: WTF?

Dave Johnson | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Republicans aren't for things. Instead they run from one hysterical anti-something scream to the next. They have shifted from the "noun-verb-911" of t...

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...

Arthur Delaney

Boehner Pooh-Poohs Unemployment Extension

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Not only would it be administratively difficult to give benefits back to the long-term jobless, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said...

Obama: Will He Cut Deportations or Stand Idle?

Ryan Campbell | Posted 05.13.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

The criticism from the immigrant rights community has been quiet for a long time as they tried to press Congress. Now, pressure on the President is coming to bear as a legislative solution seems increasingly unlikely, and relief is around five years and almost 2 million deportations late.

Chained CPI Is Dead, and the Grand Bargain With It

Andrew Fieldhouse | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
Andrew Fieldhouse

Beyond being highly controversial, as well as being bad policy, chained CPI was also akin to a unicorn let loose in the arena of the bipartisan deficit reduction "grand bargain" game. But the GOP could not do the work needed to catch it. And now it's dead.

"President" Boehner Calls Shots on Debt & Immigration as Erickson/Alter Clash & Concur

HuffPost Radio | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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Erick and Jonathan butt heads on the issues of the Debt Ceiling and Immigration. "No path to citizenship -- no GOP path to the White House." But the two then find consensus on NFL gay play, ex-felons voting, blaming Hillary for Bill.

Friday Talking Points - Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

John Boehner has a song in his heart. As he was busy passing a clean debt ceiling bill in his House, he followed up with another lyric from the tune.

Obamalaw: Schumer's Bait and the President's Fiat Keep GOP Off Balance

Alan Kelly | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Alan Kelly

To many Americans, the process of proposing, passing and implementing the Affordable Care Act has amounted to a game of political power and survival. This week hardened that perception as one senator and one president ran plays to breath life into Obamacare.

Immigration, the GOP and Their Big Immigration Dilemma

Ryan Campbell | Posted 04.13.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Come election time, neither Boehner, nor his party, can hide behind the Deporter-in-Chief's enforcement record.

Luke Johnson

John Boehner To Push For Clean Debt-Ceiling Hike

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican leaders decided Tuesday that the United States must pay its bills and raise its debt limit with no strings attached, but wil...

The Future of Immigration Reform

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

John Boehner knows that his party's chances to win national elections on the presidential level would be much improved by passing immigration reform. He also knows that this is not true for his House Republicans.

Boehner Likes His Wine And Cigarettes Too Much To Be President Of The United States

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday he had no interest in running for the White House...

Path to What, and When?

Dan Kowalski | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Dan Kowalski

Whatever new type of visa is created, Congress must address the horrible current visa backlogs that compel people to cross illegally today rather than wait 30 years or more for a green card.

Boehner: U.S. 'Shouldn't Even Get Close To' Debt Limit

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday said the United States should avoid a major fight over ra...

Zach Carter

House Democrats Leave Pacific Trade Deal Twisting In The Wind

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Puzzling Polls Signal Disconnect

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

If the recent polls, including the CNN/ORC one released the week of December 23, are any indication, then America has lost its collective mind.

The Republicans and the Radical Minority

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

It is worth bearing in mind that extreme minority factions can do serious damage to the nation as a whole when they pursue a strategy of burning down the political house in hopes of building a new one.