John Boehner’s here to stay, for now, with nothing to lose

SALON WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker John Boehner wants out. He really does. But the Ohio House Republican is staying put, for now — and that could improve the chances for a debt limit increase by early next month to avoid a market-shattering government default. His continued presence also might help lawmakers reach a bipartisan budget… More John Boehner’s here to stay, for now, with nothing to lose

FROM BAD TO…

THE HUFFINGTON POST Next Speaker Will Confront Same Impossible Calculus As Boehner…McCarthy Likely To Take The Reins… Jockeying For Other Posts…GOP Congressman: ‘The Crazies Have Taken Over The Party’…Boehner Allies Lash Out… Eric Cantor Calls For Restraint…

Republicans Have Passed 0 Jobs Bills During Their First 138 Days Running Congress

POLITICUS USA In their first 138 days in control of Congress, Mitch McConnell and John Boehner have passed zero jobs bill. Instead, Republicans passed budgets that would give big tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires. The numbers, as compiled by Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, reveal the truth about the Republican Party. 0: GOP… More Republicans Have Passed 0 Jobs Bills During Their First 138 Days Running Congress

Clueless Republicans gloat over Reid retirement

Daily Kos Way to stay classy, Republican National Committee: TheRNC today released the following statement in response to Democrat Leader Harry Reid announcing his retirement:”With the Democrat Party already in disarray, a national committee struggling to raise money, and a scandal-plagued presidential frontrunner, it’s no surprise Harry Reid realized he was about to suffer a… More Clueless Republicans gloat over Reid retirement

5 Obama Successes Republicans Have To Pretend Never Happened

The National Memo Republicans have consistently said that a president cannot take responsibility for a strong economy — unless of course he’s a Republican. A weak economy, however, is always a Democratic president’s fault. And if a Republican president presides over the worst financial crisis in a half-century after seven years in office, that is… More 5 Obama Successes Republicans Have To Pretend Never Happened

Can Republicans lead? According to the headlines … nope

In my opinion, many of the Republicans in Congress wouldn’t have been elected had it not been for their insidious redistricting plan but that’s another whole “can of worms” produced by the GOP.   Meanwhile… Daily Kos It was less than four months ago that a giddy John Boehner teamed up with his BFF Mitch… More Can Republicans lead? According to the headlines … nope

10 things you need to know today: January 7, 2015

The Week Gunmen kill 12 at French satirical magazine, Boehner keeps his job as House speaker, and more 1. Gunmen kill 12 at French satirical magazine Twelve people were killed and 10 wounded by two gunmen who entered the Paris office of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and opened fire, police said Wednesday. The… More 10 things you need to know today: January 7, 2015

10 things you need to know today: December 3, 2014

The Week Obama picks Ash Carter as Defense secretary, Russia heads into a recession, and more 1. Obama to nominate former Pentagon official Ashton Carter to replace Hagel President Barack Obama has picked Ashton Carter, a former high-ranking Pentagon official, to replace Chuck Hagel as Defense secretary, Obama administration officials said Tuesday. Hagel got the… More 10 things you need to know today: December 3, 2014

After Second Attorney Quits John Boehner Can’t Find A Lawyer Who Will Sue Obama

PoliticusUSA For the second time in two months, a law firm has dumped Speaker of the House John Boehner and refused to represent House Republicans in their lawsuit against President Obama. Politico reported, Attorney Bill Burck and the Quinn Emanuel firm halted preparations for the proposed suit in recent weeks, according to two sources familiar… More After Second Attorney Quits John Boehner Can’t Find A Lawyer Who Will Sue Obama