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December 16, 2017

John Boehner

Cleaning the Barn: John Boehner’s Parting Gift to Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan can say this “process” stinks all he wants, but the simple truth is John Boehner, his soon to be predecessor, just did him the biggest favor of his political life. Faced with a looming debt-ceiling default, Boehner didn’t just take a bullet for him, he took the whole damn firing squad. The budget

Idiot Wind

Sometimes I think I must be dreaming. Just when you thought the Republican Party couldn’t get any screwier, they go from the ridiculous to the unbelievable. It’s like that scene in Space Balls when the ship jumps to Ludicrous speed. That’s pretty much where the GOP is today, thanks to the announcement that Majority Leader

John Boehner Calls It A Night

Well, that was unexpected. John Boehner, the beleaguered and sometimes reluctant Speaker of the House, announced that he is resigning from Congress, effective October 30. Tell me you saw this coming, and I’m calling Bellevue to have that rubber room prepped. Seriously, though, this moment was four years in the making. Ever since that ill-fated

John Boehner’s Dangerous Game of Chicken

Some people never learn from their mistakes. People like John Boehner. A little over a year ago the Speaker of the House allowed a small faction of his conference to shut down the government and force a near debt-ceiling default over funding of the Affordable Care Act. It was a tremendous political blunder that accomplished

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