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Jennifer Bendery

GOP Unveils Bill Packed With 'Poison Pills'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders on Friday rolled out their plan for advancing the two most pressing issues before Congress -- extending the pay...

Jennifer Bendery

White House: Our Jobs Bill Is The Only One That Boosts Economy Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) sparred with President Barack Obama on Thursday over the president's claim that Republicans have yet...

Job Wars: Republicans Strike Back

Bob Burnett | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Obama has staked out a strong position but Republicans will do everything they can to deny him a win. That's the nature of politics in 2011.

'Job Creators' or 'Hostage Takers?'

Peter M. Shane | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics
Peter M. Shane

Excessive regulation is hardly the problem that created the housing crisis and banking sector meltdown. Quite the reverse. So, to say that regulations per se are the enemy of growth is just wrong.

Mr. Speaker, You're Dead Wrong About Taxes and Jobs

James Heffernan | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics
James Heffernan

When 14 million people are out of work and more than 46 million are mired in poverty, how many voters really believe that the wealthiest among us simply cannot be asked to pay their fair share of taxes?

Barack Obama's Job Speech: Them's Fighting Words!

Russell Simmons | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

My challenge to Republicans: get into the game now -- don't wait for the election. You can make your case to the American people without holding them and their aspirations hostage.

Jennifer Bendery

'The President Is Coming At Our Invitation'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday that his Republican colleagues "ought to be respectful" and attend President Barack Ob...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.03.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, Speaker Boehner flat-out rejected President Obama's request to unveil his new jobs plan at a joint session of Congress this coming Wednesday, saying Thursday would be better. Forget actually taking action on the unemployment crisis -- they can't even agree on the date for a speech about the unemployment crisis! A few days later, the Labor Department released the worst jobs report in 11 months. So here's the official tally: debates about the scheduling of a jobs speech, 1; jobs created in the last quarter, 0. Meanwhile, with promises from its author of "heads exploding all over Washington," Dick Cheney's memoir was published. Revelations included his desire to bomb Syria, and his dreams of living in an Italian villa -- come si dice "enhanced interrogation techniques"? I was going to end by wishing everyone a happy Labor Day, but John Boehner has decided to move it to later in the month.

Obama Meets Tea Party Half-Way

Mark Steinberg | Posted 11.01.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

President: "Why can't I drive down Pennsylvania Avenue before or after the time that the pizza is supposed to be delivered?" Boehner: "The caucus feels that allowing you to precede the pizza man would make them look weak."

Jennifer Bendery

GOP Rallies Public To Question Obama's 'Failed' Economic Policies

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are crashing President Barack Obama's Twitter Town Hall on Wednesday by flooding the event with questions of their own...

Boehner's Economic Argument Contradicted By Market Indicators, Government Reports

Bloomberg News | James Rowley & Mike Dorning | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner, giving Wall Street leaders his prescriptions for growing the U.S. economy and reducing the nation's debt, built his case o...

John Boehner: If GOP Cuts Cause Federal Job Losses, 'So Be It'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Tuesday that if Republican efforts to cut federal spending resulted in the loss of government jobs, "so be it...

Sam Stein

Boehner Video Stars "Job-Sniffing Bloodhound" To Whack Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The loss of 467,000 jobs in June, driving the national unemployment rate to 9.5 percent, is unwelcome news for the Obama administration, which has spe...