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Congress ‘playing with fire’ on debt ceiling

US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warned Sunday that Congress was “playing with fire” as Republicans raised the threat of a US default if President Barack Obama refuses to negotiate on spending. Speaker John Boehner said the Republican-controlled House would not raise the US debt ceiling without concessions from the White…

American Family Association radio host: If only John Boehner had the courage of a terrorist

The host of an American Family Association radio program said Tuesday that she wished House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) had the courage of a terrorist. Sandy Rios, president of Culture Campaign and a Fox News contributor, spoke to Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) about the government shutdown caused by a congressional…

John Boehner’s private email sexytexts revealed

In the not too distant past House Speaker John Boehner (R- Cruzwhipped) has had an on-again off-again relationship with Harry Reid  who is the majority leader of the adults table in Congress. It was casual dating, nothing too serious, maybe a little second-base under-the-golf-sweater groping action,  some deep tonguing  ……

Reid blasts House GOP for governing with ‘banana Republican mindset’

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on Monday accused GOP leaders in the House of Representatives of trying to run government with a “banana Republican mindset” after they attempted to use a short-term spending resolution to delay President Barack Obama’s signature health care reform law. After the Senate rejected the…

John Boehner vows to support Obama on Syria strikes

US Republican House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday said he would support President Barack Obama’s call for military strikes against Syria. In a potentially significant political move, Boehner emerged from talks with Obama at the White House saying the United States must respond to the use of chemical weapons, adding…

Prepare for yet another budget showdown in Congress

President Barack Obama is facing the prospect of a fiscal fight with Congress, with both sides having three weeks to break funding impasses or risk government default. Two crucial votes are on the horizon for the divided and gridlocked Congress, including approval of a federal budget for fiscal year 2014,…

John Boehner calls on Obama to provide ‘unambiguous’ plan for Syria

The top Republican in Congress on Wednesday demanded an “unambiguous” explanation from President Barack Obama of his objectives in Syria ahead of any US military strike. Several members of Congress have expressed reservations about a US attack on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in response to its alleged use of…

War Powers Resolution gives Obama the power to attack Syria

US President Barack Obama has the authority to launch air strikes against Syria. But he has to notify lawmakers in Congress — a process which Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday has begun. “The administration is actively consulting with members of Congress, and we will continue to have these…

House leaders defend voting against bill to rein in NSA spying

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican and Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives on Thursday defended their support for a spy program that sweeps up vast amounts of electronic communications after it survived a surprisingly close vote a day earlier. The House voted 217-205 on Wednesday to defeat…

House Democrats call on Boehner to stop defending DOMA at taxpayer expense

House Democrats on Monday questioned why House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) was continuing to provide legal defense for the Defense of Marriage Act even though a federal court had declared a provision of the law unconstitutional. “[W]e have long believed that DOMA is unconstitutional,” wrote Reps. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Barney…

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