Republican leaders won't be able to satisfy their restive members with the excuse that they only control half of Congress.
With the notable exception of Tennessee's Bob Corker, Senate Republicans united on Wednesday, using their power under filibuster rules to prevent a debate on a bill that would increase the minimum wage gradually to $10.10 an hour.
The GOP's Obamacare Obsession May Be Collapsing, and That Could Pave the Way for Immigration Reform
April 29, 2014
Republicans like Boehner are losing the nerve to repeal Obamacare and finding the spine to push for immigration reform simultaneously.
Hey, Conservatives: Obama Is Trolling You on the ACA
April 25, 2014
He doesn't really think the debate is over.
At the same Rotary Club event where he mocked conservatives for being too wimpy to pass immigration reform, House Speaker John Boehner had other revealing things to say. To wit:[To] repeal Obamacare … isn’t the answer. The answer is repeal and replace. The challenge is that Obamacare is the law of the land. It is there and it has driven all types of changes in our health care delivery system. You can’t recreate an insurance market overnight.
Unless a popular figure with real stature eventually steps up, the coup threat suffers from an "and then what?!" problem.
Republicans have an endless list of excuses for not extending unemployment insurance.
Republicans make a bid to kick out Dreamers.
Now That Boehner Has Backed Down, Let's Fix The Debt Ceiling For Good
February 11, 2014
Debt brinkmanship has no place in democratic politics. This simple and reasonable legislation would end it.
House Republicans May Unite Around a Debt Ceiling Ransom But They Are Still Screwed
February 05, 2014
As Congress gears up for another showdown over raising the debt ceiling, we are left, as a society, with two choices. The first is to lift the debt ceiling and prevent a worldwide economic catastrophe.