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Obama budget would launch ‘massive job-creation engine’: report

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal 2012 would create millions of new jobs by boosting investments in infrastructure and transportation projects, according to an estimate. The proposal would set aside $336 billion for highways and infrastructure programs and $53 billion for a new high-speed rail system, aimed…

Republicans shrug off setbacks

WASHINGTON — Top US Republicans put on a brave face this week after a series of surprise setbacks, some suffered at the hands of their own archconservative political shock troops in the “Tea Party.” “We’re in a new era,” House Speaker John Boehner told reporters, shrugging off his woes as…

Republicans find tempest in the Tea Party

WASHINGTON – Top US Republicans put on a brave face this week after a series of surprise setbacks, some suffered at the hands of their own archconservative political shock troops in the Tea Party. “We’re in a new era,” House Speaker John Boehner told reporters, shrugging off his woes as…

Video, renewal of commitment, and a hashtag idea

I’m on GRITtv today, dropping some sarcasm on our anti-choice House of Representatives. GRITtv: Amanda Marcotte: Sexism Boehner’s Top Priority The past couple of weeks have been exhausting, which is, of course, by design from anti-choicers. The idea is clearly to declare total war on women’s rights in hopes of…

Speaker Boehner skips Tucson memorial for RNC cocktail party

The new speaker of the House skipped a nationally televised memorial in Arizona honoring victims of Saturday’s shootings, opting instead to host a cocktail party Wednesday night. Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) declined an offer to ride to Tucson on Air Force One with President Barack Obama and other lawmakers, Politico…

Orange and crocodile: Is it John Boehner or a Hermes handbag?

Grit TV asked me to come on to make fun of John Boehner for dropping more crocodile tears in a single day than there are crocodiles living in America. More GRITtv See also, one of my favorite new websites: Is John Boehner Still Crying?…

Obama vows to ‘redouble’ efforts toward bipartisanship

President Barack Obama warned Sunday that Americans did not vote for gridlock in mid-term polls as he called on Republicans to work with him, as he returned to a changed Washington from Asia. Obama set the stage for a key political week — including the start of a lame duck…

Did tea party movement cost GOP the Senate?

Tea party-backed candidates helped and hindered Republicans, injecting enthusiasm into campaigns but losing Senate seats held by Democrats in Delaware, Colorado and Nevada that the GOP once had big hopes of capturing. Republican leaders and strategists are muttering that the same tea party activists who elevated Speaker-to-be John Boehner and…

House GOP leader forsakes tea parties, takes earmark ban off the table

If you ask Republicans around the country, they’ll probably tell you that Tuesday’s election results were all about pushing back against excessive government spending. Problem is, they may have forgotten to elect anyone who’s actually planning on real budget cuts. Rep. John Boehner, presumptively the next Speaker of the House…

Chris Matthews: Don’t compare any human being to Glenn Beck

During post-election analysis Tuesday, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews made a little-noticed but sharp-tongued zing at Fox News competitor Glenn Beck. “He’s a weeper,” MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said, speaking of Speaker-in-Waiting John Boehner, who broke into tears after Republicans retook the House. “I mean there’s people in cable news that we…

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