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By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
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John Boehner says House will pressure DOJ for criminal charges against Lois Lerner

House Speaker John Boehner confirmed to Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Monday that lawmakers plan to press the Justice Department to consider a criminal case against ex-IRS official Lois Lerner for “misleading the Congress.” photo More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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Obamacare mandate for employers pushed to 2015, GOP renews battle for repeal or rework of law

The Obama administration pushed the implementation of the employer mandate again, this time to 2015, well after the midterm elections. Now Republicans renewed their calls to delay or repeal Obamacare, noting the More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, January 27th, 2014
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Florida House GOP rep Trey Radel resigns after cocaine scandal

Rep. Trey Radel resigned from Congress on Monday, ending his short political career which collapsed after the Florida Republican was caught buying cocaine from a federal law enforcement agent. Radel, age 37, spent More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, October 12th, 2013
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Obama won’t deal, House takes a break as the Senate leaders talk

Republican leadership told the Republican caucus during a Saturday morning meeting that the president will not accept their proposal to raise the debt limit for six weeks. photo donkeyhotey donkeyhotey.wordpress.com House More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
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Leaked emails reveal John Boehner betraying GOP on Obamacare and immigration

Leaked emails show that before the House speaker, John Boehner,demanded an end to health-care subsidies for congressional staffers, he worked behind the scenes to procure them. Behind-the-scenes, Boehner and his More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
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Democrats block GOP bills to fund national parks, veteran affairs, DC in government shutdown battle

The House of Representatives will make another attempt Wednesday to pass three emergency funding bills after each failed to obtain the required two-thirds majority Tuesday.  Harry Reid caricature by donkeyhotey More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, July 26th, 2013
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House vote on defunding NSA surveillance program falls short

The House voted down an amendment Wednesday to its version of the Department of Defense’s 2014 budget that would have banned funding to NSA surveillance programs such as PRISM by a slim 12 vote margin. The amendment, More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, July 17th, 2013
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Lindsey Graham, Edward Snowden and the suggestion of boycotting the 2014 Olympics in Russia

NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden has officially applied for temporary asylum in Russia after being holed up in the Moscow airport for weeks. If Russian President Vladimir Putin grants Snowden asylum, what should More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, June 14th, 2013
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John Boehner claims he has no intention of pushing a bill that violates GOP ‘principles’

House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday he doesn’t “intend” to push a bill that violates Republican Party “principles.” This comes as 70 House Republicans appear poised to challenge Speaker John Boehner More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
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John Bolton and John Boehner call NSA ‘whistleblower’ Edward Snowden a ‘traitor’

The word “traitor” is being thrown around with increasing frequency among some influential Republicans of late since the recent revelations by Edward Snowden to The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald. First, More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, June 2nd, 2013
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Monsanto turns to Blackwater for increased security, intelligence and ‘infiltrate activist groups’

Monsanto, a biotechnology farming development company,  has hired the private security firm Academi, formerly known as Blackwater, to perform security work and gather intelligence amid growing public opposition More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
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CBO projects record tax revenues for 2013 of $2.7 trillion, focus shifts to spending

Budget negotiations continue in Washington but a new report from teh CBO, Congressional Budget Office, may cause more shifts in talk. donkeyhotey donkeyhotey.wordpress.com The CBO estimates the federal government More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
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Pipefitters and plumbers union join Keystone pipeline supporters and hail new State dept report

A new U.S. State Department report is the latest evidence that the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada should be approved, supporters say. Monday a union representing pipefitters and plumbers has written More...

By Dr. William Anderson On Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
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Paul Krugman, NY Times ‘Consuming Wealth Actually is the Same as Producing Wealth’

With the Big, Bad Sequester looming as the Crisis of the Week and all of the media and political angst accompanying it, I have come to understand that how one responds to the prospect of the government being forced More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, January 24th, 2013
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House suspends debt ceiling debate, adds ‘no budget, no pay’ clause

Republicans retreated on their previous demand that any debt limit increase be paired with equal spending cuts. photo Kmccoy House Speaker John Boehner said the GOP will continue to push its budget plan, which he More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, January 14th, 2013
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President Obama says GOP will not ‘ransom’ America over debt ceiling

President Obama followed the Saturday press release on the debt ceiling with a speech Monday to target the GOP and negotiations over the debt ceiling. “They will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 4th, 2013
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Florida Congressman issues statement on voting against John Boehner as Speaker

Congressman John Boehner has retained his post as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, but several conservative Republicans  showed disappointment in his  leadership as Speaker and voted against him. To More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, December 27th, 2012
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President Obama calls Congressional leaders for fiscal cliff update as deadline looms

President Barack Obama telephoned congressional leaders on Thursday from both parties with just a few days left to reach a deal to avoid the year-end tax increases and spending cuts known as the fiscal cliff. official More...

By Judy Aron On Saturday, December 8th, 2012
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Taxing The Rich… and Other Comments

Fiscal Cliff…Tax the Rich…the anti-rich California teachers’ union cartoon – all topics this week. I found this quote on Facebook and thought I would share it…. The richest of the rich More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, November 30th, 2012
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Fiscal Cliff returns Washington to ‘insults’ as Rand Paul challenges the narrative

The national election is over and Republicans and Democrats appear to have returned to their pre-election stances: blame one another. House Speaker John Boehner declared himself disappointed that “no substantive More...


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