2:03 PM, Nov 12, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
House speaker John Boehner says in a statement that he agrees with former president Bill Clinton when it comes to "honoring the committment" President Obama made that if Americans like their health plans they can keep them.
"I applaud President Clinton for joining the bipartisan call for President Obama to keep his promise to the American people," said Boehner in his statement. These comments signify a growing recognition that Americans were misled when they were promised that they could keep their coverage under President Obama’s health care law. The entire health care law is a train wreck that needs to go. And while the two parties may disagree on that point, it shouldn’t stop reasonable Democrats from working with us to shield Americans from its most egregious consequences – like the millions of current health plans being canceled."
Boehner also encouraged Democrats to vote for the Keep Your Health Plan Act, which will be voted on the House this Friday.
Congress’s tribute to the wartime leader.Nov 11, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 09 • By FRED BARNES
Congress has rebuked President Obama. It may have come in a subtle or backhanded way and thus was ignored by the media. It may not have been intentional. But it was a rebuke nonetheless.
3:30 PM, Oct 16, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
House speaker John Boehner released a statement saying that the "fight will continue," but that it isn't feasible to block the deal between Senate Democrats and Republicans now:
10:25 AM, Oct 7, 2013 • By LUCAS THOMPSON
The government shutdown is frustrating. But it doesn’t mark the end of the Republican party, as some have suggested. Here are 8 reasons why.
8:44 AM, Oct 1, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Steve Hayes, with A.B. Stoddard, Juan Williams, and Charles Krauthammer, last night on Fox News:
4:39 PM, Sep 27, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
CNN reports that President Obama has been on the phone more with Iran than the speaker of the House, Republican John Boehner:
12:35 PM, Sep 12, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
John Boehner, the Republican House speaker, told reporters Thursday he was "insulted" by the op-ed article in the New York Times by Russian president Vladimir Putin on the Syrian conflict. The Washington Free Beacon has the video:
8:15 AM, Sep 5, 2013 • By RYAN LOVELACE
The federal government paid more than $74.6 billion last year to provide 46.6 millions Americans with food stamps. This is an astonishing increase, even for this era of rapidly rising federal spending. Four years earlier the comparable figures were $34.6 billion in benefits for 28.2 million recipients.
11:26 AM, Sep 3, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Speaker of the House John Boehner says that he'll support President Obama's "call for action" in Syria:
9:09 AM, Jul 26, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Speaker John Boehner defended the House's repeated efforts to disrupt Obamacare yesterday at the Capitol:
"Our job is to protect the American people," Boehner said. He says that as a result of the House's opposition to Obamacare, the president has had to change the bill seven times.
On Boehner's web site, his staff adds:
Jul 29, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 43 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
House Republicans don’t get no respect. Has there been in recent times a more derided, mocked, and pitied bunch? Establishment types think the backbenchers are Neanderthals, grassroots activists denounce the leadership as a bunch of squishes, and the media can’t find enough bad things to say about all of them.
But you know what? The House Republicans deserve some respect. They’re doing okay.
"Hell no it isn't" fair.1:37 PM, Jul 11, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Speaker of the House John Boehner said it was "unfair and indefensible" that Barack Obama hasn't delayed Obamacare's individual mandate for individuals and families:
“Our economy continues to struggle with slow economic growth, high unemployment, and stagnant wages. This is the ‘new normal’ under President Obama’s leadership," said Boehner.
10:14 AM, Jul 7, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
NBC's Chuck Todd said this morning that "the White House doesn't see a path" to passing an immigration bill by the end of this year: