Tag Archives: John Boehner

The Circular Firing Squad, or Merry Christmas Democrats

Take a couple of days off from blogging only to return to the House Republican conference blowing themselves up. Just as they have done in the past the Republican conference, egged on by Eric Cantor, submarined their Speaker, blew up … Continue reading

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On the Cusp of Dealmaking

The President and key Republican Congressional leaders met yesterday, and while concrete progress was not made on specifics there appeared to be some dialing back of the hostile rhetoric that has been abundant for some time now. Both sides have … Continue reading

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The President's Opening Position on Bush Tax Cuts

The President laid out his opening position on extending the Bush era tax cuts, making three major points. 1) That the lame duck session ought to make the Bush era tax cuts for the “middle class” permanent. 2) That we … Continue reading

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Boehner Buckles

House Minority Leader John Boehner indicated yesterday that he would vote in favor of a tax bill that blocked extension of the so called “Bush tax cuts” for those making over $250,000 per year. Boehner was critical of that approach, … Continue reading

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The President Takes on…. John Boehner?

The President ratcheted up his rhetorical assault on Republicans in Ohio yesterday, rejecting the potential for compromise on the Bush tax cuts, and calling for new infrastructure spending and some business tax breaks. The President laid down a political marker … Continue reading

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The President Visits the Republican Caucus

An interesting exchange of ideas between the President and the House Republican caucus. The President deserves great credit for doing this, and the Republican leadership deserves credit for inviting him. Both sides saw the chance for some political gain, but … Continue reading

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Republicans and Budget Writing Part Two

I know I already posted on this but it was worth a second post. A budget without numbers? The Democrats pounce, and John Boehner ends up with more egg on his face. How long before the Republican caucus sacks this … Continue reading

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House Republicans File “Detailed Budget”

House Republican’s yesterday filed a “detailed” budget blueprint in response to continued needling from President Obama that they were offering no alternatives. I have posted that document here so you can all see what is meant by detail. Glenn Thrush … Continue reading

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