Friday, October 9, 2015

Coach Denny, Grandma Nancy, And America’s Family Values

Unlike Newt Gingrich, whose own serial adulteries became a national joke, Dennis Hastert was evidently never suspected of any such “misconduct,” as the indictment described it. Republicans keep telling everyone how shocked they are, but they really shouldn’t be. Here’s why.

June 3, 2015

Endorse This: Barney Frank vs. Dennis Hastert — Again!

Watch former Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) comment on scandals, sex, consent, hypocrisy — and the kinds of people who make Bill Clinton look like “almost a virgin.”

June 2, 2015
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Immigration, Impeachment, And Insanity On The Republican Right

Why Obama’s immigration order will serve conservative values — and why the GOP doesn’t care.

November 14, 2014
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Boehner Wants To Expand Magic Obama Lawsuit

How long can Speaker Boehner get away with this charade?

November 14, 2014
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Endorse This: Republicans Are Ready For Impeachment

The tape doesn’t lie: Republicans would love to get rid of President Obama.

November 14, 2014
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An Open Letter To The GOP Regarding Its Dearest Enemy

Impeach President Obama. We dare you.

November 12, 2014
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Reckless Republican Impeachment Chatter Belittles Framers’ Intent

Sorry, Republicans: Obama isn’t Nixon, and you can’t get rid of him.

November 6, 2014
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Immigration, Taxes, Health Law On The Line In Tuesday’s Battle For Senate

Here’s exactly what is at stake in the battle for the Senate.

November 3, 2014
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Poll: Boehner’s Lawsuit Could Backfire On GOP In November

Ever since House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced his intention to sue President Barack Obama for delaying the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate, polls have shown that the American public strongly disagrees with the plan. According to one new survey, it could cause a big problem for Republicans in November. The latest McClatchy-Marist poll finds […]

August 13, 2014
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What’s Wrong With The GOP’s ‘Hell No’ Faction

Ah, August — that time of year when the going gets tough … and Congress gets going. On vacation, that is. And, to be fair, maybe Congress needs a vacation. All the stress of not passing laws and constantly thwarting any attempt by President Obama to fix America’s problems seems to be straining their sanity. […]

August 13, 2014
Joe Miller

Another Republican Candidate Wants To Impeach President Obama

Alaska Senate candidate Joe Miller reminded Republicans of why they desperately hope he fails to capture their party’s nomination, when he joined the growing chorus of Republican candidates calling for President Barack Obama’s impeachment. Miller weighed in on the subject during a Chamber of Commerce forum with fellow candidates Mead Treadwell and Dan Sullivan. The […]

August 7, 2014
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From Clinton To Obama: Why GOP Impeachment Fever Is Now So Predictable

Making predictions is a perilous practice for any political journalist. Too often, the would-be seers turn out to be dead wrong – as can be attested to by George Will, Michael Barone, Larry Kudlow, and the humiliated boy genius on Fox News, all of whom projected a big victory for Mitt Romney in 2012. Yet there […]

August 1, 2014
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The GOP’s Impeachment Two-Step

WASHINGTON — If you attack the president repeatedly for lawbreaking, executive overreach and deceiving the public and Congress, do you have an obligation to impeach him? This is the logical question Republicans are now trying to duck. There is a reason why impeachment is a big deal in Washington this week. It’s not just because […]

July 31, 2014
Steve Scalise

House GOP Just Making Stuff Up To Hide Its Own Impotence

By Jay Bookman, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution In an interview on Fox News over the weekend, incoming House Majority Whip Steven Scalise of Lousiana was asked repeatedly by Chris Wallace about the prospect of impeaching President Barack Obama. The exchange was illuminating, both for the lack of illumination that Scalise was willing to offer, and for […]

July 30, 2014
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Boehner Rules Out Impeachment As Democrats Cash In On Threat

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — After Democrats said Tuesday they had raised $7.6 million by warning supporters that a planned GOP lawsuit against President Barack Obama could lead to impeachment, House Speaker John A. Boehner accused the White House of engaging in a fundraising “scam” because there are “no plans” for […]

July 29, 2014

White House Aide Says Republicans Might Impeach Obama Over Immigration

By David Lauter, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will propose broad-ranging executive action on immigration reform later this summer that could provoke Republicans into trying to impeach him, a senior White House official said Friday. While details of the immigration plan are still being worked on, it will mark “an important step […]

July 25, 2014
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Poll: Americans Strongly Reject Impeaching, Suing Obama

Over the past several weeks, Republicans have increasingly insisted that something has to be done about President Barack Obama’s tyrannical abuse of power. According to a new poll, the rest of the country completely disagrees. According to a CNN/ORC poll released Friday, the vast majority of Americans oppose plans to sue or impeach the president. […]

July 25, 2014
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John Boehner’s Lawsuit Is A Political Dud

On Thursday evening, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) finally revealed the details of his long-awaited plan to sue President Barack Obama, and they come as something of a surprise. In essence, the Speaker is asking the House to sue the president for not implementing Obamacare quickly enough. “Today we’re releasing a draft resolution that will […]

July 11, 2014
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GOP Candidate Ernst Backtracks: Obama Not A ‘Dictator’ Who Should Be Impeached

State Senator Joni Ernst, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Iowa, is backtracking from her claim that President Barack Obama has “become a dictator” who should be removed from office. On Tuesday, Yahoo! News reported that Ernst called for Obama’s impeachment at a Montgomery County GOP forum in January. After being asked what “punishment” […]

July 9, 2014
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Sarah Palin Is The Latest Republican To Demand Obama’s Impeachment

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has joined the chorus of Republicans calling for President Barack Obama’s impeachment. “Enough is enough of the years of abuse from this president,” the failed vice-presidential candidate writes in an “exclusive” at the right-wing Breitbart news site. “His unsecured border crisis is the last straw that makes the battered wife […]

July 8, 2014
Lou Barletta

GOP Congressman: House ‘Probably Could’ Impeach Obama

The House of Representatives seems unable to pass much these days — popular legislation on immigration reform and ending workplace discrimination are still languishing without a vote, and Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) would rather kill himself than join the 71 percent of Americans who support a federal minimum wage hike — but at least one idea […]

June 17, 2014

Bad Old Days: How Monica Lewinsky Deserves To Be Remembered

Monica Lewinsky must be satisfied to learn that with a few stylish photographs and a few innocuous paragraphs, she can still discombobulate Maureen Dowd, Lynn Cheney, and a swarm of demented figures in American politics and media. Few could resist the chance to reminisce about the tapes, the blue dress, the cigars, the salacious Starr […]

May 9, 2014
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