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Cartoon: Mr. Boehner May Stay A While Longer While Search Goes On

“No, wait, John. Stay a while.”

October 9, 2015

Sharp 2014 Growth Proves Right-Wing Predictions Flat Wrong

As 2015 commences, America is moving steadily toward full employment for the first time since a Democrat last occupied the White House, during the Clinton presidency. The past 12 months marked the single strongest year of job increases since 1999, with unemployment down from 7 percent to 5.8 percent. The national economy is currently growing […]

January 3, 2015

The Boehner-McConnell Relationship: Mutual Respect, Low Drama

Will a mutual respect between leaders be enough to make Congress productive again?

November 7, 2014

New Republicans Will Strengthen Boehner’s Hand In 114th Congress

An in-depth look at how the 114th Congress will change with Republican gains in the House.

November 3, 2014

Mr. Boehner Is Off This Month

Speaker John Boehner adjourned for a midterm election recess just in time.

September 26, 2014

Obama Meets With Generals Planning IS Assault

Tampa (AFP) — President Barack Obama meets Wednesday with generals planning his assault against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq as he wraps up a two-day trip devoted to sudden national security crises over jihadism and Ebola. Obama will sit down with General Lloyd Austin, chief of U.S. Central Command at his Florida […]

September 17, 2014

Two Years After Aurora, Where’s The Gun Reform?

It’s been two years since the tragic Aurora, Colorado theater shooting, which killed 12 people and injured 70. But although many politicians, including President Obama, vowed that the nation would finally do something to strengthen gun regulations, Congress still hasn’t passed a single gun control law since. In fact, Congress hasn’t passed any major gun reform since […]

July 18, 2014

Obama Announces Initiative For Private Infrastructure Investment

By Laura McCrystal, The Philadelphia Inquirer WILMINGTON, Del. — While criticizing Congress for not passing a long-term transportation spending plan, President Barack Obama stood before the closed I-495 bridge Thursday and announced a new initiative to encourage private-sector investment in infrastructure. “First-class infrastructure attracts investment and it creates first-class jobs,” Obama said. “Unfortunately right now, […]

July 18, 2014

Should The House of Representatives Impeach Obama?

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June 27, 2014

Boehner Says He Will File Suit Over Obama’s Job Performance

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-OH) on Wednesday threatened to file a lawsuit against President Barack Obama later this year for “not faithfully executing” the nation’s laws, a new escalation in a Republican campaign against what it views as presidential overreach. Democrats dismissed the move as an […]

June 25, 2014

Boehner: ‘Democrats Are Probably Fundraising Off Of Benghazi Just Like We Are’

During a Monday appearance at a San Antonio Chamber of Commerce event, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) both conceded that Republicans are indeed using their ongoing Benghazi investigations to raise funds, and also claimed that Democrats are probably doing the same thing. When Boehner was asked about a National Republican Congressional Committee email asking for donations between […]

May 13, 2014

Mass Surge In U.S. To Sign Up For Obamacare

Washington (AFP) — Hundreds of thousands of Americans rushed to buy President Barack Obama’s new health insurance plans, prompting a victory lap from a White House that paid a steep political price for its greatest achievement. The scramble to sign up under Obama’s health care law at the end of a six-month enrollment window caused […]

April 1, 2014

Tea Party Toasts Five Years In U.S. Politics

Washington (AFP) – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) stood before hundreds of conservatives and with a pointed jab proclaimed that the small-government movement which sent him to Washington last year is alive and kicking. “I’m a little bit confused,” he said, the edges of his mouth rising into a smirk. “I could have sworn I […]

February 28, 2014