“John Boehner’s view of security is the security of his gavel and tonight it’s less secure.” — Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), quoted by Politico, suggesting last night humiliating defeat for Speaker John Boehner “could dislodge the GOP leadership team.” The post Quote of the Day appeared first on Political Wire.
Friday night the House passed a seven-day extension of funding for the Department of Homeland Security after House Republicans failed to pass their own proposal to fund DHS for three weeks while hashing out their differences with the...Show More Summary
Dear Mr. Speaker, if you want people to forget how wrong you were at the height of the economic crisis, stop reminding us how wrong you were at the time.
Frank Thorp, NBC News Capitol Hill producer, and Kelly O'Donnell, NBC News Capitol Hill correspondent, report live as the House passes a last minute one-week...
The one-week Homeland Security funding bill the Senate quickly passed to bail out House Speaker John Boehner and keep the doors to DHS open for another week has passed in the House, with a vote of 357-60. Leadership needed to avert another...Show More Summary
Democrats just rescued House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) with the clock ticking down and averted a Homeland Security shutdown -- for a week.
A three-week continuing resolution to fund the Department of Homeland Security failed after House Republicans splintered over Speaker John Boehner’s plan for averting a funding lapse for the Department of Homeland Security. From National...Show More Summary
Still practicing. House Speaker John Boehner's caucus is in chaos, and members have been told to stick around for more votes tonight and potentially over the weekend. Boehner has several options: 1) Finally, just put the Senate's "clean" bill on the floor and fund Homeland Security through September. Show More Summary
Once again, Sen. Mitch McConnell is trying to bail out House Speaker John Boehner. McConnell and Minority Leader Reid have just agreed to—and passed by voice vote—a one-week funding extension. Since Boehner decided to skip the funding...Show More Summary
“After 52 GOP lawmakers brought down a three-week spending bill for the agency, House Speaker John Boehner and his leadership team were scrambling Friday to find a way to keep the Department of Homeland Security from shutting down at midnight. [...] The post Boehner Scrambles for Plan B appeared first on Political Wire.
House Speaker John Boehner sustains big blow as members reject short-term funding measure
Speaker of the House John Boehner is going to have to hit the sauce and say ALL the swears so hard because he just failed to get his party to pass a bill to keep funding the Department of Homeland Security. Patriotism! Read more on House GOP Officially Gives Zero Fcks About National Security…
After the Senate sent the House a clean bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security today, the House only had one job: Pass it. They would have passed it, too, if John Boehner had actually brought it to the floor. Instead, he brought a 3-week extension bill to a vote, and that vote failed spectacularly. Show More Summary
Washington D.C. -- Speaker of the House John Boehner announced today that his office will be launching an unprecedented probe into why bribes and kickbacks were not enough to secure a victory in the years-long, hotly contested, Net Neutrality...Show More Summary
Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked. Highlights will include Secretary of State John Kerry on “This Week”; House Speaker John Boehner on “Face the Nation”; and King Abdullah II of Jordan on \"Fareed Zakaria GPS.\" Sunday: CBS’s...Show More Summary
As usual, House Speaker John Boehner has a problem with his conference. And, as usual, it's over a shutdown fight. And, as usual, he has an easy out if he just cuts loose the crazies. The Senate has passed—overwhelmingly and in a bipartisan vote—a clean funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security through September 30. Show More Summary
Democrats still aren't on board with House Speaker John Boehner's ploy to pass a bill that only extends Homeland Security funding for three weeks. So he'll have to find the votes himself. Here's a statement from a Democratic leadership aide issued Thursday. The House Democratic leadership is whipping against this bill. Show More Summary
On today's Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski suffered a bad bout of PKSD: Post Kiss Stress Disorder. After a clip was rolled of John Boehner blowing kisses at a reporter, Mika got all verklempt, exclaiming "I know a lot of dirty old men who did that to me. Show More Summary
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) just connected the debate over "The Dress" to the congressional impasse over funding the Department of Homeland Security. In a tweet posted Friday, Boehner it's a "fact" that the viral dress photoShow More Summary
It’s Friday, and you know what that means: knocking off early, going to happy hour, and the federal government partially shutting down a major cabinet department because Republicans are mad at Obama and really want to teach him a lesson by shooting themselves in the foot. Show More Summary