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The House Republican fiscal fight kicks into gear, with Paul Ryan stuck in the middle

House Speaker Paul Ryan had a brief respite from kissing up to the maniacs that drove out his predecessor, John Boehner, in the form of a budget agreement negotiated by Boehner last fall and a couple of long holiday breaks. But that's...Show More Summary

Paul Ryan woos the gadflies

Heritage Action, which inveighed against former House speaker John Boehner, pushed for the shutdown and perfected the art of demonizing anyone who did not adopt its (losing) tactics, has always said it wanted a conservative agenda. To its credit, it recently has turned to policy development. Now House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is taking Heritage […]

Trevor Noah's first 'Daily Show': What were we all so afraid of?

Noah got pretty lucky with the news cycle and landed jokes about John Boehner, the pope and water on Mars.

Freedom Caucus plots overthrow of House, entire government

They ousted one House Speaker, John Boehner, and now the House problem children want to make sure that the new one, Paul Ryan, remembers that. They're plotting their course to complete their takeover of the House and dramatically change government. "I'm hoping for something bold. Show More Summary

President Obama's State of the Union promises often 'dead' in Congress

"Dead. Real Dead." That was the verdict by then-House Speaker John Boehner on President Barack Obama's proposal to impose higher dividend and capital gains taxes on the wealthy. But it could just have easily applied to most of the other priorities the president discussed in last year's State of...

Carson Says He Was Asked to be House Speaker

House Republicans reached out to Ben Carson in 2014 about replacing John Boehner as Speaker of the House, The Hill reports. Said Carson: “They were looking for an alternative, they were looking for someone strong and courageous who might really [...]

Ben Carson Says He Was Recruited to Overthrow John Boehner as House Speaker

last monthNews : Mediaite

Man, if you think the Republican Party is messed up now, imagine if someone had given stab-happy retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson that giant Donkey Kong gavel. That nightmare scenario (or golden comic premise, depending on your point of view) was narrowly avoided when Carson refused efforts to recruit him as then-Speaker of the House John Boehner's successor in 2014.

Ben Carson Eyed for House Speaker, Despite Lack of Experience, Speaking Skills

Back in 2014 when they were still unsuccessfully scheming to oust House Speaker John Boehner, conservatives engaged in some out of the box thinking – and came up with something that sounds like it belongs in The Onion. Ben Carson tells The Hill that before he launched his presidential campaign,... More »

Revealed: House Republicans asked Ben Carson to replace Boehner as House Speaker

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said he was asked to take over for John Boehner as House Speaker, The Hill reported on Thursday. “They were looking for an alternative, they were looking for someone strong and courageous who might really be able to add some spine and some...

Why Obama Cries Over Gun Control

President Obama is no John Boehner. Unlike the famously teary former Speaker, the commander-in-chief is typically calm and collected in policy speeches, relying on facts rather than playing off emotions. His professorial style has drawn the ire of his political opponents, who give him nicknames like the lecturer-in-chief, as well as supporters who want to…

The Media Goes Full “Jesus Wept” Over Obama’s Gun Control Crocodile Tears

If you live on the face of the Earth, you have probably heard that Obama cried today when discussing gun control. I’m not entirely sure why a politician crying is a newsworthy event; after all, John Boehner used to cry when discussing whether he preferred non-dairy creamer or half-and-half in his coffee. Show More Summary

The Phone Call that Upended U.S.-Israel Relations

It started off as a routine call between then-House Speaker John Boehner and the incoming Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, about ways Republicans in Congress could put the brakes on the nuclear pact President Barack Obama was negotiating with Iran.

What's The Difference Between Paul Ryan And John Boehner?

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The $1.1 trillion spending bill had all the hallmarks of a deal former Speaker John Boehner would have cut -- and yet something felt different. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) capped off his first seven weeks as speaker on Friday with...Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell Miss John Boehner — Just Not His Cloud of Cigarette Smoke

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell misses former House Speaker John Boehner, just not the cloud of cigarette smoke that engulfed him. “I miss Boehner. He’s a good man,” the Kentucky Republican said in an interview this week, less than two months after Mr. Show More Summary

Senate passes $1.8 trillion spending and tax package to keep government open through 2016

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

It's all over now except for the politicking. The government will remain open throughout 2016, Republicans having forfeited every opportunity for a shutdown by agreeing to raise the debt ceiling in the deal brokered by John Boehner as he departed Congress and now by funding government until October. Show More Summary

Ryan’s Budget Sellout Shows Democrats Still Effectively Control Congress

Some did warn that Paul Ryan would be even worse than John Boehner. As the national debt closes in on a doom-ensuring $19 trillion, look what Ryan and his Democrat

It's going to be war between Paul Ryan and the Freedom Caucus

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

For the moment, the House Freedom Caucus guys are pretending they're still happy that they ousted John Boehner and got Paul Ryan for his replacement as House speaker, even after everything they wanted in a spending bill was rejected....Show More Summary

What Hath Paul Ryan Wrought So Far?

The budget package being voted on today by the House looks an awful lot like the ones cobbled together by then-Speaker John Boehner, a mix of provisions that incense the Freedom Caucus types and require concessions to Democrats (further inflaming the right wing of the conference) to win enough of their votes to get the thing over the hump. Show More Summary

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