Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Speaker Boehner

5 Reasons The GOP Caved On The Debt Limit

RIP, debt ceiling crises. It’s obvious that Republicans have lost their old passion for holding the global economy hostage. Their final demands would have required Democrats to agree to increase spending in the near term in exchange for raising the debt ceiling. In 2011, the GOP introduced the “Boehner rule,” which required — for the […]

February 11, 2014

Get Ready For More Republican Rumbles Over Immigration Reform

If you want to get a sense of what the rest of 2014 will look like, watch this debate from Fox News Sunday, in which talk-radio host Laura Ingraham gets all talk radio on George F. Will, who makes the establishment GOP argument in favor of immigration reform. Ingraham’s argument peaks with the absurd “why […]

February 10, 2014
John Boehner

GOP Strategists: If Republicans Focus On White Voters, They’re Doomed In 2016… And Beyond

Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has given us a preview of what his alibi will be if he can’t lead his caucus through the complicated dance it will take to pass substantive immigration reform: There’s widespread doubt about whether this administration can be trusted to enforce our laws. And it’s going to be difficult to move any immigration […]

February 7, 2014
Paul Ryan

House Republicans Make Their Regularly Scheduled Threat To Destroy The Global Economy

House Republicans will huddle at their annual retreat next week to decide what will they demand in exchange for raising the debt ceiling. If the limit on how much the government can borrow to pay off debts Congress has already voted to incur is not raised by late February, the U.S. will default purposely for […]

January 24, 2014
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