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Republicans Could Change Rules To Save Boehner

Republicans are contorting to find a way to save John Boehner from embarrassment . The National Journal reports: Under the proposed tweak, any Republican who votes on the House floor in January against the conference’s nominee for House speaker—that is, the candidate chosen by a majority of the House GOP during its closed-door leadership elections in [...]

The White Male Party

David Wasserman has a great post up about how the Democratic caucus in the House looks like America and the Republican one, well . . . Today, 89 percent of House Republicans are white men, compared to just 47 percent of House Democrats. For some context, according to 2013 Census estimates just 31 percent of [...]

With much fanfare after the 2012 debacle, the Republican party wandered into the wilderness to lick their wounds and contemplated what had gone wrong. The result of that uncharacteristic contemplation was an effort led by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus (double points on Scrabble for that name!) to rebrand the GOP. A new and improved, lemon-scented [...]

Poll after poll shows how much people hate the Republican Party, but when they go to the polls, voters still pull their levers. Poll after poll shows President Obama is unpopular and the Democratic Party is a little more unpopular. Neither, though, can touch the GOP, whose congressional contingent has a whopping 72 percent disapproval [...]

No, Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s wife, Judy, isn’t talking about what’s going on in Iraq. She’s talking about how, here in America, “they” don’t like Christians. The “they” most be those evil liberals who run America like a dictatorship. “People are sympathetic to different things and different causes, but when you bring up Christian, there is [...]

House Republicans have vote 13 times to defund ACORN, an organization that no longer exists. They may have finally gotten the message. The demise of ACORN didn’t end the Republican crusade against the organization. Again and again, the House GOP passed appropriations bills with language specifically banning the use of any funds for ACORN — [...]

House Republicans vowed to “pay as you go” and not approve measures that add to the debt. But that pledge has gone the way of immigration reform. More than a dozen bills with costs that are not fully offset elsewhere in the budget have passed the Republican-controlled House and threaten to add nearly $1 trillion [...]

At Friday’s surprise presidential press conference, the press corps tried to inject a little “blame Obama” into the Republicans’ embarrassing failure to pass even its own watered-down, dick-provision-laden bill to deal with the border crisis, but President Obama delivered the perfect response. After weeks of hair-on-fire complaining about the “border crisis,” which is really a refugee [...]

Two House Republicans admitted on Friday that it makes no sense to sue President Obama over executive overreach while at the same time urging him to act without Congress to solve the border crisis. “Look, you can’t say on the one hand that the president is overreaching by acting without legislative authority and direction and [...]

Stupidly, the House of Representatives has authorized suing President Obama. The resolution passed the Republican-controlled House in a party-line vote of 225-201 on Wednesday. All but five Republicans voted for the measure, while all 199 Democrats voted against it. The coming lawsuit will accuse Obama of exceeding his constitutional authority as president by making unilateral [...]

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