John Boehner

John Boehner’s Ridiculous Excuse for Blocking the Deal on Unemployment Benefits
March 19, 2014

Republicans have an endless list of excuses for not extending unemployment insurance.

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.

Meet the GOP's Supermom
Why Cathy McMorris Rodgers is giving the State of the Union response
January 27, 2014

Why the GOP chose Cathy McMorris Rodgers to give the State of the Union response.

Raising the Minimum Wage Isn't Just Good Politics. It's Good Economics, Too.
December 31, 2013

The media treat it as a political ploy. It has a serious intellectual case, too.

Boehner Inadvertently Exposes Sloppy Media Coverage of Obamacare Costs
November 26, 2013

House Speaker John Boehner loves to tell stories about people getting a raw deal from Obamacare. This week, he decided to tell one about himself.

It Sure Sounds Like John Boehner Just Said He Opposes All Anti-Discrimination Laws
November 05, 2013

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) will likely pass the Senate after it won a procedural vote Monday. The bill would “ban sexual orientation or gender identity discrimination in most workplaces,” as BuzzFeed’s Chris Geidner puts it.

Instead of a Grand Bargain, How About a Little Bargain?
October 21, 2013

New bipartisan negotiations over fiscal policy are underway, as a result of the deal that ended the government shutdown. But don’t expect these negotiations to produce a “grand bargain” in which Democrats and Republicans each make major concessions.

There's a New Political Story Line—and it's Good for Republicans
Better to be two warring tribes than a single reviled one.
October 20, 2013

The GOP used to be viewed as a right-wing monolith. Now it's thought of as a party split between radicals and non-radicals. This is actually good news for Republicans.

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