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Watch President Obama Sing Ariana Grande’s “Problem” (Sort Of)

3 hours agoNews : NewsFeed

With special cameos from Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner

Control of the Senate could be decided by funding push for female candidates

Sen. Kay Hagan (D) of North Carolina is in a tight race with state House speaker Thom Tillis (R) for a Senate seat in 2014. Hagan has the backing of Emily’s List, a PAC that supports female Democratic candidates that support abortion rights. Show More Summary

Boehner's troubles with House conservatives may only get worse

12 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

By David Lawder FOND DU LAC Wis. (Reuters) - Glenn Grothman is a fiery conservative who wants to slash welfare programs and crack down on illegal immigrants who he says will "destroy" America. And if U.S. House Speaker John Boehner wants to keep his job next year, he had better be sure Grothman and his fellow House of Representatives newcomers are happy....

Guest Editorial: Seniors Need Affordable Housing, Too

Photo of woman/SHUTTERSTOCK We were pleased to read Speaker Frank Chopp’s editorial regarding the need for affordable housing options in Seattle. Certainly the groups he mentions—homeless youth and families, individuals with disabilities and mental illness, workforce adults—are deserving of affordable housing within the City of Seattle. Show More Summary

John Boehner has a clear tell when things aren't going well, says Paul Ryan

If you ever find yourself in a poker game with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), watch for when he breaks out the cigarettes. "If it’s a good meeting, he might go without one," Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) writes in his new book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea. Show More Summary

John Boehner: Like Obama, George W. Bush Didn't Care About Securing The Border

President Barack Obama is not serious about securing the border, but neither was former President George W. Bush, according to House Speaker John Boehner. “No, no. That’s the issue.” Boehner said when asked in an interview with North Dakota radio host Scott Hennen if Obama would like to secure the border. Show More Summary

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4 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

PHIL BERGER, MILK CARTON MAN? -- A new television advertising blitz Republican backers of Gov. Pat McCrory and House Speaker Thom Tillis is aimed at boosting the lagging images of two of the three top leaders in North Carolina. For the immediate future, it is particularly critical for Tillis who is in a very tight battle with incumbent U.S. Show More Summary

Boehner: $40 million fundraiser _ and counting

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

LINCOLN, N.D. (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner's fundraising skills are in a class of their own, helping him raise more than $43 million for accounts under his direct control and helping to raise tens of millions more to help Republican allies.

Vote Conservative to get rid of Speaker Bercow

When John Bercow became Speaker of the House of Commons five years ago, his election marked a departure from the key principles which had governed Parliament for centuries. The first was the convention that MPs should never campaign for the post. Indeed, once elected they actually had to be dragged up to the Speaker's chair [...]

How John Boehner Gets Re-Elected: Avoiding Women, Minorities

How does John Boehner get re-elected? Ask his big-nosed friend, Gerry. Gerry Mander. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, third in line to the White House, is elected by a very non-representative suburban, rural and overwhelmingly...Show More Summary

Democrats Pump $9.1 Million into North Carolina for Kay Hagan as 'Firewall' to Protect Harry Reid

National Democrats are dropping $9.1 million into North Carolina to protect incumbent Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) from GOP challenger and State House Speaker Thom Tillis, Roll Call reports. “House speaker Thom Tillis drew a bull’s-eye...Show More Summary

Democrats launches $9.1 million ad campaign in North Carolina

North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis has a pretty devastating record for hacking and slashing his way through the state's budget. The Democratic Senate Campaign Committee thinks it's worth $9.1 million in advertising to demonstrate to the state just how bad it's been. Show More Summary

Coal Ash Wednesday: hide your wallets

NC Senate Republicans want you to pay for the cleanup: N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-Mecklenburg) says the General Assembly may be ready to act as early as next week on coal ash legislation that stalled last week over differences between Senate and House versions of the bill. Show More Summary

#DirtyDenier$ Day 8: Shelley Moore Capito

Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito has received $865,436 from the Mining Industry over the course of her career. This is more money than any other House or Senate candidate besides House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Show More Summary

Confronting ISIS — ‘It takes an army to defeat an army’

When liberal Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and the conservative former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich agree on something, attention should be paid. Feinstein, who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, said last Friday that the U.S. Show More Summary

Speaker Of The House John Boehner To Make Fundraising Stop In North Dakota

Earlier this month Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell visited Bismarck, invited there by Senator John Hoeven. Now I’m told Speaker of the House John Boehner will be in Bismarck, fundraising for Rep. Kevin Cramer. The event will be happening this Friday, August 15th, at former NDGOP Chairman Gary Emineth’s home in Lincoln (just south of...

Pandora’s Box of Worms

Pandora’s Box of Worms Raging Moderate by Will Durst In a move less surprising than hot dogs at a ballgame, the House of Representatives voted to give Speaker John Boehner the authority to sue the President of the United States. This isn’t like a divorce, or a civil suit for money, it’s more of a [...]

Letter from the President to a Do-Nothing Congress

President Barack Obama meets with his national security team in the Oval Office, Aug. 8, 2014. Pete Souza/White House Had the President’s letter been solely addressed to the Speaker of the House, the lead-in paragraph could have been: Dear Mr. Speaker: While you and your colleagues are on a five-week vacation after suing me for [...]

Chris Matthews: Boehner Can't Even Stand Up and Be an American

Friday on MSNBC's "The Reid Report," "Hardball" host Chris Matthews criticized Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) for having endorsed President Barack Obama's decision to strike ISIS in Iraq while also criticizing the president's "disengaged" leadership and lack of a "long-term strategy." Matthews said, "That's a partisan response, of course. Show More Summary

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