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November 07 2013

08:00

Spinning ENDA

FactCheck - By Robert Farley - Nov. 07 (Fact Check) - House Speaker John Boehner announced his opposition to a bill that would prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity with a statement from his spokesman saying the bill “will increase frivolous litigation and cost American jobs, especially small business jobs.”

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October 17 2013

07:00

Public Opinion Toward Tea Party Hits Low Point

All Things Considered - Oct. 17 (Poll) - Since 2010, negative views toward the Tea Party have nearly doubled and those with "very unfavorable" views on the Tea Party have tripled.

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07:00

Congress Approves Bill To End Government Shutdown, Avert Default

All Things Considered - Oct. 17 (News) - After weeks of partisan bickering and a very public airing of deep divisions within the Republican party, the bipartisan deal brings to an end an episode that once again exposed Washington gridlock at its worst. President Obama said he would sign the bill and open the government immediately.

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October 10 2013

07:00

Big-Money Manipulators

New York Times - By By CHARLES M. BLOW - Oct. 10 (Opinion) - Op-Ed Columnist: Big-Money Manipulators

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October 09 2013

07:00

Debt ceiling deadline is biggest threat to U.S. economy

CBS News - Oct. 09 (News Report) - A debt limit crisis could mean chaos for financial markets and cause interest rates to double on new mortgages, credit cards, student loans and auto loans

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October 08 2013

07:00

The House GOP has nothing to show for its government shutdown

Washington Post - By Editorial Board - Oct. 08 (Editorial) - WHAT HAVE House Republicans managed to accomplish in a week of government shutdown? Damage the livelihood of millions of Americans? Check. Government secretaries, food-truck operators, cleaners who work in motels near national parks: They’re all hurting. ...

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07:00

Boehner to Obama: Let's talk

CNN - By Ted Barrett. Deirdre Walsh, Tom Cohen - Oct. 08 (Breaking News) - The Senate's Democratic leadership is expected to offer a debt ceiling bill that would not include any of the policy changes or spending cuts demanded by Republicans, a Senate Democratic leadership aide told CNN.

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07:00

Shutdown shines spotlight on rift in Republican Party

Washington Post - By Dan Balz - Oct. 08 (News Analysis) - One week into the first federal government shutdown since 1996, the Republican Party remains hostage to an unrealistic strategy aimed at an unattainable goal — defunding the nation’s health-care law — that had no obvious path to success. ...

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September 30 2013

07:00

Budget showdown a test of wills as shutdown deadline comes into view - Fox News

Fox News - Sep. 30 (News Report) - The House began to consider yet another counterproposal to delay ObamaCare as the minutes melted away in advance of a midnight deadline Monday -- as President Obama said he's holding out hope that Congress will come together "in the 11th hour."

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September 28 2013

07:00

House GOP holds private meeting to discuss shutdown deadline strategy

Yahoo! News - By Chris Moody, - Sep. 28 (News Report) - Republicans are tight-lipped about how they plan to proceed. The government could shut down Tuesday.

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September 08 2013

07:00

Syria resolution could stall Congress’s work on divisive domestic issues

Washington Post - By Paul Kane - Sep. 08 (News Analysis) - President Obama’s decision to seek congressional approval of military strikes against Syria threatens to make an already contentious fall agenda on Capitol Hill even more unstable, heightening the chance of political gridlock. ...

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July 11 2013

07:00

House GOP: We Won't Consider Senate Immigration Bill

All Things Considered - Jul. 11 (News) - A closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill solidifies the House GOP's opposition to a Senate bill that includes a path to citizenship. One House Republican says there's 'almost unanimous agreement' that the bill is 'fatally flawed.'

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February 20 2012

08:00

John Boehner says Bush tax cuts created 8 million jobs over 10 years

PolitiFact - By Louis Jacobson - Feb. 20 (Fact Check) - During an interview on NBC’s Today show, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, offered some job-creation statistics to cast a favorable light on the tax cuts passed under President George W. Bush in 2001 and 2003. Host Matt Lauer said to Boehner, "You talk about creating jobs. When the Bush era tax cuts were passed in 2001, unemployment in this country was 4.5 percent. Today it's at 9 percent, just down from 10 percent. So why are the Bush era tax cuts creating jobs?" Boehner responded that the tax cuts "created about 8 million jobs over the first 10 years that they were in existence. We've lost about 5 million of those jobs during this recession."

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