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Mitch McConnell’s Astonishing Failure to Do His Job Revealed by the Numbers

Mitch McConnell’s Astonishing Failure to Do His Job Revealed by the Numbers

Rather than "big things" we have been treated to a clinic on entropy; a lot of "big words" rather than…

8 years ago

John Boehner Says He is Proud of His Accomplishments

Boehner lists his dubious accomplishments, but forgets all those failed Obamacare votes and Benghazi investigations and lies about the rest

9 years ago

Boehner and McConnell Balance Their Budget on the Backs of the American People

Republicans are making much of their "balanced" budget but this "work harder for less" budget is not really balanced at…

9 years ago

After Voting to Strip it From DC Residents, Boehner Claims to Champion Religious Freedom

"America was founded on the principle of religious freedom." It's just a shame he thinks only corporations have that freedom

9 years ago

John Boehner Says We Finally Have a Senate That is Actually Working

Boehner's reaction to Senate dysfunction is to claim a change of leadership in the Senate has given us a Senate…

9 years ago

Boehner Attempts to Undermine the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Republicans are more than willing to waste money to help the rich and corporations, but money spent protecting the rest…

9 years ago

Obama’s Cleveland Appearance Leaves Boehner No Other Option but to Lie – Again

Eviscerated by President Obama in Cleveland, Speaker Boehner had no option but to try to bury Obama's budget in well-tried…

9 years ago

Clinton Emails Have Provided GOP Yet Another Excuse to Cry “Benghazi”

The GOP is determined to ignore every relevant fact about Benghazi on their mission to crucify Hillary Clinton

9 years ago

House Speaker Boehner Skipped Selma Anniversary For California Resort Town Fundraisers

John Boehner missed the Selma 50th Anniversary commemoration because he was attending two fundraising events in California resort towns.

9 years ago

A Petition Has Been Launched To Prosecute and Expel John Boehner From Congress

This week a MoveOn.org petition began circulating for the purpose of prosecuting Speaker of the House John A. Boehner for…

9 years ago

Conservatives Go Gaga For Bibi As They Trip Over Themselves Praising Netanyahu’s Speech

Immediately after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a speech before Congress, Republicans and conservatives made sure to deliver overwhelming…

9 years ago

5 Big Whoppers from Speaker Boehner

Unwilling to do anything to help Americans, John Boehner concocts some more self-serving lies to blame Obama for his own…

9 years ago

John Boehner Shares his Scott Walker-Like Delusions About Foreign Policy

You might remember how John Boehner went all Stepford-like on Fox News Sunday and screamed that he was going to…

9 years ago

Boehner Plucks OK Gov. Mary Fallin to Repeat his Keystone XL Lies in Weekly Address

In the final analysis this is government of, by, and for the people, not a group of oil-drenched Koch-whores in…

9 years ago

Rand Paul’s Read the Bills Act Relies on Congress to Tell the Truth

Rand Paul says he wants Congress to read bills before they vote, relying on them to tell us truthfully if…

9 years ago

John Boehner Falsely Claims House Focused Squarely on Jobs and the Economy

John Boehner continues to pretend he cares about jobs while pushing his Keystone XL get rich quick scheme on the…

9 years ago

Boehner’s Latest Attempt to Hoodwink America Fails Like the Rest

Boehner twisted history to claim that "the American people can't afford a repeat of the same old top-down policies of…

9 years ago

Israeli Ambassador Jokes About Working To Undermine President Obama

Netanyahu's Ambassador Ron Dermer figured Super Bowl Sunday was a great day to kick sand in the President's face by…

9 years ago

Israeli Ambassador Throws John Boehner Under The Bus After Disrespect Of Obama Backfires

In an attempt to justify and mitigate Prime Minister Netanyahu's acceptance of an invitation to speak to Congress, Ron Dermer,…

9 years ago

The Lame Duck President’s Not So Lame State Of The Union Speech

I was privileged to watch a chamber full of sullen, petulant, mostly far-right and white, wealthy Koch puppets, largely sitting…

9 years ago

Boehner’s SOTU Fact-Checking Blames Obama for Income Inequality

The sad fact of Republican fact-checking is that their fact-checking needs to be fact-checked, and this was never more true…

9 years ago

GOP Civil War: Tea Party Congressman Rips Speaker John Boehner For Poor Leadership

Continuing GOP civil war, Rep. Richard Nugent of Florida vents Tea Party dissatisfaction with John Boehner's leadership and competence.

9 years ago

Thieving Republicans Robbed Americans In Their First Week Controlling Congress

It is amazing that Republicans who could not pass any legislation last year, spent the first four days of the…

9 years ago

John Boehner Votes to Create 35 Jobs! It’s a Jobgasm!

Keystone XL will create 35 permanent jobs, not even one person from every state in the Union. Maybe we should…

9 years ago

Republicans Begin New Congress By Standing With Racist Sympathizer Steve Scalise

Republicans are upset that Steve Scalise might have trouble raising money for the party, because some donors might not want…

9 years ago

According to Republicans The 114th Koch Congress Is Focused On Koch Priorities

Republicans are beginning the 114th Congress with the mindset that "nothing is going to get in the way of our…

9 years ago

Tea Baggers Go Coo Coo for Louie Gohmert

Tea Baggers love Louie Gohmert, which may explain why the man sounds barely sane to the rest of us. McCain…

9 years ago

113th Congress Produces 22% of “Do-Nothing” 1947-1948 Counterpart

Similar to overpaid NFL "star" Jay Cutler's reign of terror as the starting quarterback for the Chicago Bears, the best…

9 years ago

Drudge Suggests Obama Blackmailed Boehner to Get Funding Bill Passed

Because he can't admit to the most likely explanation, insanity in his own party, Matt Drudge tweets the least likely…

9 years ago

House Republican Says He Was Tricked By Boehner Into Voting For Government Funding Bill

Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) is claiming that he was tricked by John Boehner and Republican House leadership into voting for…

9 years ago

House Republicans Once Again Fill Committee Leadership Spots With Middle-Age White Guys

Just as they did after the 2012 elections, House Republicans decided to staff these committee leadership spots with middle-age (or…

9 years ago

Once More, President Obama Is Doing The Republicans’ Jobs For Them

There is an idiom that parents and employers likely put in practice when an important task has to be completed…

9 years ago

Boehner’s Sleazy Lawsuit Is About Blaming The Black Man In White House For GOP Laziness

Boehner's reason for suing the President is another example of Republicans projecting their gross malfeasance on the African American in…

10 years ago

Republican Congressman Tells Right-Wing Radio Host That House Has Votes To Impeach Obama

Here we go again. During an interview with local Pennsylvania radio host Gary Sutton, Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) commented that…

10 years ago

Tea Party Nut Allen West Says Obama Is Using Boko Haram To Distract Us All From Benghazi

Former one-term Republican Congressman, and current Fox News analyst, Allen West took to his personal blog to write about the…

10 years ago

President Obama Has The Middle Class’ Back As He Drops Chained CPI From His Budget

The White House announced that the President will be releasing his budget very soon. One thing that will not be…

10 years ago

Obamacare Is A Massive Success As 1.1 Million People Signed Up In The Month Of January

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the January enrollment numbers for the ACA and it…

10 years ago

Sandy Levin Blasts Republicans For Not Passing Clean Debt Ceiling Vote the Last Time

Democrat Sandy Levin wasn't quite ready to let Republicans forget what they cost the country the last time they refused…

10 years ago

Huge Victory For Obama As John Boehner Will Bring Clean Debt Ceiling Bill To House Floor

Apparently, realizing he was in a no-win situation, Boehner finally conceded on Tuesday morning and told his caucus that he…

10 years ago

Say What? Now House Republicans Won’t Raise Debt Ceiling Unless Spending Is Increased

It appears that Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) has a new plan for Republicans to apparently get a…

10 years ago

Impending Terror As Americans Are Forced To Depend On Republicans To Do Something

On Friday, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew stated that the debt ceiling will need to be raised no later than February…

10 years ago

House Republican Blasts His Own Party, ‘Jesus himself couldn’t be the speaker’

A Republican John Boehner ally tries to justify why the Speaker can't do his job by saying that even Jesus…

10 years ago

John Boehner Threatens President Obama With Impeachment Over Use Of Executive Orders

On Tuesday morning, at a breakfast discussing the State of the Union address later in the evening, Speaker of the…

10 years ago

Speaker Boehner Admits That He Won’t Lift a Finger to Help Unemployed Americans

On Tuesday, after the Senate passed a bill to extend unemployment insurance to the long-term unemployed, and President Obama held…

10 years ago

Obama Turns Up the Heat and Pressures Boehner to Restore Unemployment Benefits

On New Year's Day, the White House released a statement saying in no uncertain terms that the President will push…

10 years ago

How 2013 Gave Democrats a Blueprint to Retake the House

For Democrats to retake the House in 2013, they need to embrace key issues that they support and that are…

10 years ago

Senate Dems Compelled to Embrace the Suck On Budget To Avoid Disaster

The budget deal that was forged by Sen Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) looks to be one…

10 years ago

A Lot of Politically Surprising Things Happened Last Week…But Has Anything Changed?

As we barreled toward the New Year last week, it seemed that each morning brought with it some genuinely surprising…

10 years ago

Boehner the Lost Clown

"We are locked in an epic battle," the speaker told his rank and file, those who attended the meeting said,…

11 years ago

Who Died and Made Ted Cruz Speaker of the House?

People for the American Way wants to know why "House Republicans are taking their marching orders from a Texas Senator."

11 years ago

New Book Outs Democrats as Commies and Obamacare a Commie Plot

Since only a communist would oppose rampant crony capitalism and its corporatist/theocratic ideals, Democrats must be commies

11 years ago

Limbaugh Says GOP Wants New Base and that Obama Likes Scandals

Rush Limbaugh told Greta Van Susteren that the GOP hates the Tea Party and the Tea Party, feeling rejected, stayed…

11 years ago

Reeking of Desperation, John Boehner Claims Obama Witch Hunt is All About Jobs

Referencing 1998, when the GOP lost five seats after trying to kill the Clinton presidency with never-ending investigations, a reporter…

11 years ago

Boehner Would Have Had Those Benghazi Emails If He Hadn’t Skipped the Briefing

The emails Republicans have been accusing the White House of not releasing were actually released two months ago, but House…

11 years ago

Boehner Goes Democrat, Admits ‘We Can’t Cut Our Way to Prosperity’

Things are so bad for Speaker Boehner that he's touting Democratic talking points in his desperation to deal with his…

11 years ago

From The Boston Marathon to West, TX, The Cost of the Sequester Hits Home

With more than 780 troops still on state active duty in Massachusetts, the National Guard's warning about the sequester cuts…

11 years ago

Obama Adviser Schools GOP: The President Won Re-election, Won’t Enact Romney Budget

President Obama's senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer was on ABC's 'This Week' Sunday, taking aim at the Republicans' attempt to force…

11 years ago

Republican Rep. Jack Kingston Introduced Sequestration as a GOP Reform in 2010

Contrary to what Republicans are saying now, the sequester is a largely Republican idea. In fact, Jack Kingston (R-GA) proposed…

11 years ago

John Boehner Whips Up a Batch of Desperate Lies After Getting Busted on the Sequester

John Boehner is trying to lie his way out of trouble after being caught red-handed on the sequester, and if…

11 years ago

While Lying about Everything, Paul Ryan Accuses Obama of Dishonesty

Paul Ryan (R-WI) spent an entire clip impugning President Obama's motives and then wrapped it up by lecturing that we…

11 years ago

John Boehner Thinks Obama Wants to Shove the GOP to the ‘Dustbin of History’

Speaker Boehner is tired of giving his funders pep talks, and he blames Obama. He says Obama wants to 'annihilate'…

11 years ago

Nancy Pelosi Destroys Republican Talking Points on the Debt Ceiling

Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) destroyed Republican talking points regarding the debt ceiling on Face the Nation, and then upped the ante…

11 years ago

John Boehner Pulls a Romney in Falling for Skewed Republican Poll

John Boehner thinks Republicans can win the debt ceiling showdown, and he's got a poll to prove it.

11 years ago

John Boehner’s F-Bomb to America

John Boehner, back to the wall, has come out swinging a middle finger, offering an F-bomb to Harry Reid and…

11 years ago

House GOP Shames America by Endangering Women

It's not just the Sandy bill. Eric Cantor (R-VA) and John Boehner (R-OH) also killed legislation that would help protect…

11 years ago

A Defeated Boehner Forges Blindly Ahead with Plan C: Blame Obama

Speaker Boehner made little sense Sunday as did a run around reality after Obama held him responsible for the fiscal…

11 years ago

Conservatives Introduce Their New Fantasy: Barack the Destroyer

Bryan Fischer introduces Barack the Destroyer, the man who wants to destroy America and make Americans suffer because of their…

11 years ago

The Meltdown Gets Ugly as Conservatives Attempt a Coup to Overthrow Boehner

The #FireBoehner hashtag really took off last night on Twitter. No, it wasn't evil liberals, it was the conservatives at…

11 years ago