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Court: Senator lacks standing to file anti-Obamacare lawsuit

Sen. Ron Johnson, left, filed the lawsuit As Steve Benen notes, this is not good news for House Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against President Obama: A federal judge based in Green Bay has tossed a Sen. Ron Johnson’s Obamacare lawsuit...Show More Summary

Colbert Asks Pelosi: ‘Do You Have Naked Photos of John Boehner?’

12 hours agoNews : Mediaite

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has some major legislation she wants to get through Congress, but as Stephen Colbert pointed out last night, it's probably not going to be possible with Republicans standing in her way. "Do you have naked photos of John Boehner doing something?" Colbert asked Pelosi. "And if you do, is the tan uniform?"

Boehner: House Border Bill Subject To Discussion

House Speaker John Boehner is lowering expectations on whether any border bill will pass in the wake of heavy criticism from conservatives like Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) and increasingly intransigent Democrats. “Republicans...Show More Summary

Stephen Colbert asks Nancy Pelosi if she has naked photos of John Boehner

“No, No.” – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to funny-man Stephen Colbert after he asked her if she has naked pictures of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). A stunned Pelosi is first left speechless by Colbert’s idea that this may be the only way for Dems to get their new “Middle Class Jumpstart” initiative […]

Let American Ingenuity Lead the Way on Climate Change -- Again!

On Monday June 2, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a regulation that would cut carbon pollution from power plants up to 30 percent by 2030. Within hours, House Speaker John Boehner delivered his response: "The president's plan is nuts. Show More Summary

Stephen Colbert Asks Nancy Pelosi If She Has Naked Pictures Of John Boehner

Nancy Pelosi returned to "The Colbert Report" on Monday night to push her agenda of equal pay for women, a higher minimum wage, affordable childcare and infrastructure investment -- and that got host Stephen Colbert wondering just how...Show More Summary

House highway funding measure dims hope for jobless aid

John Boehner didn't think pension smoothing was an acceptable pay-for for jobless aid. Highway funding was another story. If there was any hope that House Republicans would ever allow a vote on extending the emergency unemployment aid...Show More Summary

Jon Stewart exposes fake bluster behind impeachment push (and why there will not be one)

Last Thursday, Jon Stewart looked at Sarah Palin's call for impeachment, and the lawsuit ploy John Boehner is using instead. Don't tell me you can't squeeze one little tyrant impeachment in your busy schedule of not passing laws. What's...Show More Summary

House GOP’s Hilarious Strategy is Born to Lose

House GOP’s Hilarious Strategy is Born to Lose By Dick Polman Recently, I wrote that summer is the time for stupid political stunts, and John Boehner should honor that tradition by making good on his vow to sue President Obama for alleged executive abuses. “Do it, Mr. Speaker,” I urged. “Give us a laugh during [...]

John Boehner Lawsuit: ‘What The Hell, Pal?’ Longtime Friend Asks in Open Letter

In June, John Boehner announced that he would bring a lawsuit against President Barack Obama for abusing his power in some unspecified way. Later, the Republican House Speaker clarified the lawsuit, saying he would sue the president for delaying the employer mandate required by the new health insurance law, the Affordable Care Act, also known

What if Boehner's lawsuit is dismissed for lack of standing?

Besides this, I mean... Sam Baker takes an interesting look at one of the key questions with House Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against President Obama: Whether or not the courts will find that he has standing to bring the lawsuit in the first place: To establish standing, a plaintiff has to show an injury caused by the defendant. Show More Summary


House Speaker John Boehner dampened prospects for emergency action by Congress addressing the immigration crisis on the southern border before lawmakers break for their August recess. Click here to read the story.

Boehner’s Lawyer Penned a Great Argument Against His Lawsuit

The lawyer who is representing John Boehner in his suit against President Obama has already argued that the suit has no legal standing. Elizabeth Price Foley wrote in the Daily Caller in February: When a president delays or exempts people from a law — so-called benevolent suspensions — who has standing to sue him? Generally, [...]

Rep: Boehner Border Bill Includes McCaul Security Language, National Guard Deployment

A border security proposal from Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) that has already prompted fierce criticism on the right is included in the forthcoming proposal from a working group of lawmakers appointed by Speaker John Boehner, according to Rep. Show More Summary

Another huge flaw in the theory behind Boehner's pre-impeachment lawsuit

The essential premise of House Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against President Obama is that the president, in providing transitional relief to Obamacare's employer mandate by delaying enforcement of its penalties, is undermining the...Show More Summary

Poll: 51% Call Boehner's Lawsuit Illegitimate

A majority of Americans view House Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) lawsuit over President Obama's delayed implementation of ObamaCare's employer mandate as a "political stunt," according to a new poll released Monday. The survey, commissioned...Show More Summary

Boehner Not Optimistic About Border Bill

On Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said he was not optimistic that Congress can pass a bill before the August recess that deals with the border crisis. President Barack Obama has requested $3.7 billion to deal with the flood of illegal immigrant children that have been unlawfully entering the country. Show More Summary

On Obama lawsuit, Boehner should listen to Justice Scalia

Dana Milbank does his usual masterful job highlighting the ridiculousness of yesterday’s House Rules Committee hearing on Speaker John Boehner’s resolution seeking authorization to sue President Obama for allegedly failing to follow the Constitution in delaying the employer mandate of the health-care law. Milbank called it “an amateur hour — or an amateur five hours.” […]

Boehner's Border Group Recommendations Don't Heed Cruz Call

A working group of lawmakers appointed by Speaker John Boehner submitted their final policy recommendations to him late Wednesday, which did not include language intended to prevent President Obama from expanding a unilateral amnesty for so-called DREAMers, a member of the group told Breitbart News. Show More Summary

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