Only the Left could say we have too many choices
For all his faults, Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% has his moments. This moment comes in the form of a final shot at the White House, which is very much against his plan to increase school choice options: WASHINGTON — In what can be viewed as a late homage to departing House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A%, the | Read More »
John Boehner’s Enablers Are Now Shocked At The Spending
There is a branch of the Republican Party that stocks most of the Republican punditry corps on television, fills the op-ed pages and editorial pages of right leaning papers, and gets together to toast themselves each year at the CPAC, among other places. They turn their nose up at the conservative grassroots. They hate the tea party. And they will defend till the death [mc_name | Read More »
Paul Ryan comes out against Boehner’s budget deal
Yesterday, Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% unveiled his proposed budget deal. It can best be described as “money for everyone.” Budget caps are smashed. The piggy bank is opened for increased domestic discretionary spending on Democrat priorities. The establishment is happy: The White House and congressional leaders neared a deal Monday on a two-year budget plan that also would raise the federal | Read More »
Putin’s Growing Influence in the Middle East
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Rob Tracinski to discuss the rise of Vladimir Putin in the Middle East, then Kevin Burgess talks about the need for more accountability from NFL refs, and Matt Lewis discusses the race for Speaker and the 2016 Democrat field.
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I Have a Concern About Jason Chaffetz
I have a legitimate concern about Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) 75% running for Speaker of the House. Chaffetz was the Boehner lapdog who fired Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) 86% for daring to stand up to Speaker Boehner. That act, of course, started Meadows down the path that has led to the resignation of [mc_name name=’Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)’ chamber=’house’ | Read More »
How Will Boehner’s Resignation Impact the Budget Battle?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Josh Siegal to discuss how John Boehner’s resignation will impact the budget battle, then Gabby Morrongiello details Donald Trump’s tax plan, and Neal Dewing talks about coffee and coffee cocktails.
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Ben Domenech on Boehner’s Exit and if McConnell is Next
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca is here to discuss how ownership should play a bigger role in today’s middle class, then Ben Domenech discusses John Boehner’s exit and if Mitch McConnell is next. Finally, Dennis Greene recap’s this weekend’s NFL action.
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Thoughts on Boehner’s resignation
So now what? The upside to Speaker Boehner’s surprise resignation was that the GOP was spared a lengthy and ugly mult-stage slow-motion coup in which Boehner would have to fend off a series of challenges while some high profile legislation moved through Congress. The downside is that has left the field wide open. Let’s review the bidding and then look down the road a bit. | Read More »
Two Term @RepMarkMeadows Took on John Boehner, and Won
I’ll be honest: this post looked entirely different last night. I had written about how Boehner ally Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) 62% of North Carolina’s 10th District had, at the apparent request of the Speaker, allegedly gone looking for someone to primary the avowedly anti-Boehner Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) 86% in the neighboring 11th District. Meadows, as you all | Read More »
Boehner Bows Out
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Chinese President Xi Jinping visit to the U.S. Then Sean Sullivan from the Washington Post breaks down the sudden retirement of House Speaker John Boehner. Finally Andrew Stiles and Bill McMorris from the Washington Free Beacon discuss Boehner’s legacy and the race to replace him.
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Jennifer Rubin praises Boehner’s “Act of Selflessness”
Jennifer Rubin, who according to the Washington Post offers “reported opinion from a conservative perspective,” has proclaimed that Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A%‘s notice of resignation is an act of selflessness. Be warned, this is a take that is so hot, it actually causes you physical pain. Please wear protective eyewear and gloves before reading just these two paragraphs. In an era of | Read More »
The One Thing You Must Understand About Boehner Resigning
“The biggest winner here is not Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) 56% the Majority Leader and now probably the next Speaker, but Heritage Action for America.”If you are going to prognosticate, pound your chest, and lament that Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% is resigning from Congress on October 30th, don’t blame conservatives. The truth is that conservatives alone did not | Read More »
John Boehner is Resigning
Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% has announced that he is stepping down. This is huge news. He’ll resign from Congress altogether. Boehner has increasingly faced a Republican House of Representatives unwilling to continue to support him. In the past few months, conservatives have had more and more substantive talks with House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) 56% | Read More »
Conservatism and Other Embarrassing Beliefs of The Crazies
Ann Barnhardt addresses what is apparently a theological schism* occurring within The Catholic Church. She uses some fairly hard sarcasm to criticize the point of view of skeptics who pretty much like the whole idea of keeping the organization and the perquisites; while (as she sees it) ditching the entire system of beliefs. A similar model, one where the organization is maintained, but its fundamental | Read More »
Did your House member vote for Boehner? If so, who’s primarying him?
The 2015 House election for Speaker was historic. It was the first since 1925* in which more than one declared candidate from the same party received votes. Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% received 216 votes, other Republicans (including declared candidates Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL) 72%, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) 92%, and [mc_name name=’Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL)’ | Read More »