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Rising partisanship among voters is 'nationalizing' local politics

One of the oldest cliches on American elections, attributed to the late House Speaker Thomas P. "Tip" O’Neill, holds that “all politics is local.”

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Dissing Comfort Women, House Speaker John Boehner Panders To Japan's Most Toxic Prime Minister

The American political system runs on money. Hence the fact that American politicians increasingly pander to even the most toxic Japanese leaders.

Rubiocare Covers 80 Floridians

In 2008, while Democrats were declaring that the time was right for national health care reform, Marco Rubio, the speaker of the Florida House, had a ready response: Florida should build a market-based system that would help contain the cost of insurance and make it more available. Show More Summary

Speaker Madigan wants closer look at Rauner budget cuts

Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan announced Friday he'll convene a panel to dissect Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's handling of the budget after the administration froze $26 million in grants earmarked for programs ranging from autism services to burial for the poor.

Rubiocare: Covering tens of Floridians since 2008

Back when a presidential campaign was most definitely twinkling in Marco Rubio's eye, when he was speaker of the Florida House, he thought he had the solution to healthcare reform—a no-mandate, market-based exchange. Introduced and passed...Show More Summary

With Medicare, Iran deals, is Congress finally back in business?

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

On a Wednesday afternoon in early March, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) made the short walk from his second-floor office in the Capitol to the one occupied by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) down the hall.

Boehner finally replaces GOP rebels who voted against his leadership

Speaker John Boehner is finally putting that terrible episode of the bungled leadership vote behind him by replacing the insurgents that he booted from the all powerful House Rules Committee. Cristina Marcos reports: The Speaker is filling the two empty seats on the panel with Reps. Show More Summary

The Only Thing You Need to Read About Marco Rubio

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The amazing Adam Weinstein writing for Gawker: Rubio has two major political achievements. First, he was speaker of the Florida House of Representatives—an annual beauty pageant of ugly Republicans, by ugly Republicans, for ugly Republicans, so that ugly Republicans shall not perish from the earth. Show More Summary

Obama made a deal with the devil, Speaker Boehner asserts

By Josh Rogin President Barack Obama made a “deal with the devil” in his nuclear framework with Iran and there’s no reason to think it can verifiably prevent the Tehran regime from getting a nuclear weapon, House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday. Returning from a long trip to the Middle East that included stops in […]

Boehner Accuses President Of ‘Deal With The Devil’

House Speaker John Boehner has no better idea. He just knows that what President Obama does is bad. Very bad. President Barack Obama made a “deal with the devil” in his nuclear framework with Iran and there’s no reason to think it can verifiably prevent the Tehran regime from getting a nuclear weapon, House Speaker John Boehner [...]

Julia Louis-Dreyfus trolls John Boehner with 'Veep' decorative pillow

Julia-Louis Dreyfus is stepping up her Selina Meyer game by trolling real life Congressmen. The "Veep" star had a little fun with John Boehner and a brilliant decorative pillow. The Speaker of the House tweeted a thank you to the fictitious President Selina Meyer for the creative pillow now decorating his Capitol Hill office. Show More Summary

Boehner Says It’s ‘Impossible’ to Pass Obama Request on ISIS

House Speaker John Boehner said it will be “virtually impossible” for Congress to approve President Obama’s proposed authority for military force against Islamic State militants, the AP reports. “In a meeting with a handful of reporters, the Republican leader said [...]

Boehner: War resolution stalled amid calls for more U.S. military action in Iraq

House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) declared an impasse at efforts to craft a new war resolution to take on Islamic State forces, suggesting the only chance for its approval would be President Obama pushing for a more robust U.S. military engagement in Iraq. "Until the president gets serious about fighting the fight, until he […]

2 new members named to key House panel, replacing dissenters

WASHINGTON (AP) — House GOP leaders have named two lawmakers to coveted spots on the House Rules Committee, replacing members who were excluded after opposing House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'nuhr). The new members are Republicans Bradley Byrne of Alabama and Dan Newhouse of Washington. They replace Florida Reps. Show More Summary

House Republicans Planning Vote on Pro-Life Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks

One month after Speaker John Boenher confirmed to that he strongly supports the pro-life bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks, the number two Republican in the House says plans are in the works to bring the bill back to the House floor for a vote. Republican leaders in the House had planned to […]

John Boehner Uses Tragic Movie Starring Leonardo DiCaprio to Tout "Titanic" Reform

House Speaker John Boehner is so excited about legislation regarding Medicare reimbursement rates for doctors that he has dubbed it “titanic entitlement reform” and is using Leonardo DiCaprio GIFs to help illustrate the news. On Friday,...Show More Summary

Pro-life protest of Speaker Boehner, Part 2

On March 25 I was one of eight people arrested outside Speaker Boehner's office in Washington, DC, as we protested the House GOP's failure to pass the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act two months after they had failed to passShow More Summary

The Morning News: Alaska Lawmakers Tell Seattle to Back Off Shell, Kennewick Police Officer Wants to Fill His "Quota"

Alaska house speaker to Shell: If Seattle won't take you, come on over. fon thachakul/Shutterstock Alaska Lawmakers Tell Seattle and Washington Officials to Back the Fuck Off About Shell's Plans to Drill in the Arctic: In a proposedShow More Summary

John Boehner just used Leonardo DiCaprio GIFs to explain entitlement reform

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) found a rather imaginative way to explain the importance of entitlement reform on Friday. Boehner's office released a listicle featuring GIFs of featuring actor Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie "Titanic"...Show More Summary

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