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  • Speaker Boehner letter to VA Secretary
    Boehner wants action from VA Secretary regarding independent audit
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has written the Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald seeking action on the independent audit of veterans’ health care that is required by bipartisan legislation enacted last month. Boehner,...
  • Obama being sued by House Republicans
    Boehner lawsuit against Obama curious and a longshot at best
    House Republicans announced Tuesday that they will be laying the groundwork next week for their lawsuit against President Barack Obama over his perceived abuse of executive authority by having experts spell out the case against the president....
  • Linking Up With Opponents
    Boehner plans lawsuit against President Obama
    Speaker of the House John Boehner is planning to file a lawsuit against President Obama for excessive use of executive power, according to NBC News. The lawsuit has been rumored for some time now, with Boehner confirming it on Wednesday.The...
  • Unemployment benefits delayed for those entitled to extension
    Unemployment benefits delayed for those entitled to extension
    Unemployment benefits could be delayed even though Congress returns to work next week. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner said that the extension plan would not work. According to Reuters on Mar. 19, state officials said that he plan is...
  • President Obama tells Congress again to raise the minimum wage
    President Obama tells Congress again to raise the minimum wage
    In his weekly address Saturday, President Barack Obama called on Congress once again to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Obama noted that while the economy continues to recover from the last recession, wages have barely ticked upwards...
  • Bogus Boehner
    'Jobs' bills passed by House ‘awaiting Senate action’
    President Obama introduced new ideas and policies for spurring high technology manufacturing in America. His ideas sounded pretty good, and one might wonder why did he wait so long?In response to the President’s call for a new jobs bill,...
  • Capitol Hill
    US Capitol struck by polar vortex
    Political weather report: Frigid conditionsFresh into 2014, and just when you think relations on “the Hill” couldn’t get colder, they dip into a subzero deep freeze. The first consequence is delaying a vote on extending...
  • 32 Republican Senators vote against ENDA but it passes anyhow
    32 Republican Senators vote against ENDA but it passes anyhow
    On a rare bipartisan vote, 64 senators voted to pass the ENDA bill Thursday. The bill, sponsored by Jeff Merkley, Democrat of Oregon, won the support of every Democrat and ten Republicans who broke with their party to oppose discrimination. The...
  • A Republican plan to reform ObamaCare
    Obama’s ObamaCare trap
    Secretary of HHS Catherine Sibelius testified at a Congressional hearing today about the problems of ObamaCare. She said to hold her accountable for the problems of www.healthcare.gov. On Tuesday, head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...
  • U.S. Federal Government
    Government shutdown cost $24 billion dollars for the U.S. economy
    Last night on Wednesday Oct. 16, 2013 at 10:17 p.m. eastern time. The United States Federal Government 16 day shutdown ended as both the Senate & House of Representatives passed a bill to reopen government. That bill needed between 216 - 218...
  • Boehner
    The way of the Whigs
    Abraham Lincoln's political life began as Whig...one of the two major political parties, along with the Democrats, that dominated the American political scene before 1850. William Henry Harrison, Daniel Webster and Henry Clay were among the...
  • Obama Shutdown
    Government Shutdown Comparisons
    What does it mean when the government shuts down? While this is not the first time, it still seems shocking. However, all shutdowns must end. It remains to be seen how exactly this one will end.The first reaction for many is to compare it with...
  • sedition
    Does the shutdown constitute sedition?
    By now, everyone knows that the federal government is shutdownWhat not enough people know, however, is that government was shut down only because House Speaker John Boehner didn’t allow a budgetary extension bill to come to the floor for a...
  • Boehner: Military death benefits should have been paid through troops bill
    Death benefits for troops: House is set to pass a bill to pay families of fallen
    The House of Representatives is set to pass a bill on Wednesday that would restore funding to pay death benefits to U.S. troops killed in service despite the government shutdown. According to an Oct. 9 article on NBC NEWS, the bill entitled...
  • Boehner and House GOP refuse to end government shutdown for indeterminable reasons
    Boehner and GOP refuse to end shutdown; blamed for stalemate
    On day six of the shutdown, Speaker of the House, John Boehner says “he is not yet ready to pass a clean government funding resolution that would reopen the government this week,” according to ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos,...