Well isn’t this something?!?!? House Republicans voted Wednesday to chop about a fifth of Amtrak’s budget, less than a day after a deadly train crash that Democrats pointed to as a prime example of the dangers of shortchanging the nation’s transportation needs.
They also rebuffed Democrats’ attempts to provide money for an advanced speed-control technology […]
Republicans may be good at winning elections, but they’re awful at actually governing.
Case in point? Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner recently invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress, despite the fact that Congress isn’t empowered to conduct foreign policy; that responsibility actually falls to the President of the United […]
Well isn’t this awkward?!? House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), the #3 Republican in the U.S. House, has Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) “full confidence as our Whip,” according to a statement put out by Boehner’s office. That’s despite the fact that Scalise spoke at a white supremacist event in 2002.
This sentiment is echoed […]
The Obama administration is starting to implement methods to deter US corporations from participating in tax inversions. Essentially buying foreign companies and moving their world headquarters off shore to avoid paying US taxes. You can read about it here!
It will be interesting to see how this plays out financially and politically. And will the […]
In probably one of the worst decisions to come out of Washington since the decision to invade Iraq under President George W Bush, the Senate piled on and passed the bill to ‘train moderate Syrian rebels to fight ISIS’ that easily passed the House yesterday.
What an incredible waste of American resources…and many of […]
President Obama has talked about his strategy for fighting ISIS in Syria and Iraq and of course approached Congress for authorization but more importantly funding. So the House is taking up the topic and considering their vote and they want to get out of town to complete campaigning in their home districts. But there are […]
Republicans really are a wacky bunch… The U.S. House of Representatives voted 225 to 201 on Wednesday to authorize Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) to sue President Barack Obama and others in his administration for failure to fully implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. Ironically, all of […]
For the past six years the various left and progressive groups have been screaming about the obstructionists in the House of Representatives aided and abetted by Speaker John Boehner. Accused of hewing the company line, being co-opted by the tea party jihad, or out and out racism, the right has done everything in its power […]
During a press conference on Tuesday morning, Speaker John Boehner was asked by a reporter asked if he had a message to the 800,000 federal workers who are now out of work as a result of the Republican shutdown of the federal government. In response to the question, Speaker Boehner said, “The House has voted […]
I won’t mind if my lawyer friends weigh in on this…but it seems to me that if I aid and abet someone in the commission of a crime…that I am asking for some legal trouble of my own. But does the same apply if I simply ‘encourage’ someone to break the law? Well here’s why […]