Just for spite, Nancy Pelosi should propose another House vote on repeal of Obamacare

Now that the Affordable Care Act is here to stay, it would be sweet to watch the Republican obstructionists in the U.S. House go through another foolish and meaningless effort to repeal the measure. I’m sure that would bring Weeper of the House John Boehner to tears. Meanwhile, the rest of us can wallow in schadenfreude as we contemplate...

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Boehner and his staff have no evidence to support their lies about Obamacare

House Speaker John Boehner is fully aware that the best way to appease his party’s right-wing base, which often expresses distrust of him, is to feed them the kinds of nonsense they want to hear. As Steve Benen puts it HERE, “This isn’t about what’s true; it’s about what people can be made to...

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How John Boehner saved the Democrats from having their own civil war

For once, House Speaker John Boehner  has a good reason to shed a few tears. Alex Seitz-Wald EXPLAINS: While there are plenty of forces working against Democrats heading into this year’s election, one thing party strategists say they do have going for them is unity, especially compared with the fractious Republican coalition. There’s only one competitive Democratic Senate primary this year (in Hawaii, a state expected to vote blue regardless), and apart from a few lower-profile issues such as education policy and trade, Democrats...

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Regarding Boehner’s warning that Obama’s executive orders will hit a brick wall

For the past few years, the Republican noise machine has been spewing tons of nonsense about the executive orders issued by Obama — both in terms of the number of them and their constitutionality. Obama actually has issued fewer executive orders than many of his  predecessors, including the sainted Ronald Reagan. Moreover the tradition of executive orders began with the first of our presidents, George Washington — a fact that belies the notion that such orders invariably are at odds with the Constitution. But Republicans seem to...

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Boehner says W. Va. chemical spill is no cause for new regulations

THIS should come as no surprise: House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) doesn’t believe the GOP should reconsider its deregulation agenda after a massive, coal-linked chemical spill left hundreds of thousands of West Virginians without tap water at a site state regulators last fully inspected in 1991. “We have enough regulations on the books. What the administration ought to be doing is their jobs,” Boehner said at a weekly press conference on Capitol Hill. While Boehner said that somebody ought to be held accountable for the...

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