A House majority in name only

By Robert Romano House Republican leaders never had any intention of defunding or even delaying implementation of Obamacare. No other conclusion can be drawn from the complete capitulation by House Speaker John Boehner in agreeing to end the partial government shutdown, suspend the debt ceiling until Feb. 7, and allow funding for Obamacare to take effect without condition. Oh, and […]

Earth to Obama: Americans voted for divided government in 2012

By Rick Manning “You don’t like a particular policy or a particular president? Then argue for your position. Go out there and win an election.” That was President Barack Obama, commenting on the aftermath of the recent government shutdown and the fight over his signature health care law. Yet, despite his credentials, Obama’s juvenile take on these issues is an […]

Barack Obama: Shutdown Fever

By Tom Toth President Obama isn’t very happy. Over the first 48 hours of the government shutdown, Americans have watched Obama and his Congressional gofers desperately attempting to paint the shutdown as a catastrophe forced onto the nation by the Tea Party. Photo Courtesy of Tamara Somerville: “There is a pervasive bipartisan sense in the neighborhood that padlocking the children’s […]

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Is our system broken?

By Rick Manning Many Americans look at what is happening in Washington, D.C. and ask two simple questions, “Is our system broken, and why can’t these politicians just get along?” In fact, these are two of the most frequent questions I get when doing radio interviews across the nation, particularly during the call-in portion. As tough as it is to […]

Michele Bachmann delivers Speakership to Boehner

UPDATE: The full results of the vote are posted below. By Adam Bitely — Michele Bachmann, who has been scorned by House leadership, surprised the House chamber this afternoon when she cast the 218th vote for John Boehner, handing him the Speakership. One Tea Party activist responded in shock at Bachmann’s decisive vote saying, “Et tu Michele?” Bachmann, the leader […]

House Speaker Election Open Thread

UPDATE 12:00 PM: Click here to watch a live feed of the House. By Adam Bitely — This afternoon the Speaker of the House will be elected for the 113th Congress. As we noted yesterday, rumors are running wild on Capitol Hill that Boehner will fall short of the necessary 218 votes to secure the speakership. Outgoing Rep. Jeff Landry […]

Is Boehner done?

UPDATE at 9:40 AM: The Boston Globe has endorsed Boehner for Speaker because he will keep Tea Party “extremists” from being relevant in Congress… “For placing ideological purity over compromise, and a willingness to use procedural mechanisms to gum up Congress in order to get his way, Cantor would be a poor choice. Americans who want a more cooperative approach […]

Congressmen that supported ‘fiscal cliff’ deal might engender primary challenges

Bill Wilson, President of Americans for Limited Government which is the parent organization of this website, condemned the members of Congress that voted in favor of H.R. 8, legislation that raises taxes on those making $400,000 and more, which includes many small businesses. According to Wilson, “For a member of Congress to support the deal is inexplicable and disappointing. Raising […]

The 85 House Republicans that supported the ‘Fiscal Cliff’ deal

Here are the names of the 85 Republicans that supported the ‘fiscal cliff’ deal in the House: Alexander Barletta Bass (NH) Benishek Biggert Bilbray Boehner Bono Mack Brady (TX) Buchanan Calvert Camp Coble Cohen Cole Crenshaw Denham Dent Diaz-Balart Dold Dreier Emerson Fitzpatrick Fortenberry Frelinghuysen Gallegly Gerlach Gibson Grimm Hanna Hastings (WA) Hayworth Heck Herger Herrera Beutler Johnson (IL) Johnson […]

NO MORE TAXES!!!!!!!!!

As leaders of broad based American citizen groups we call upon Republican House Members to vote no on Speaker Boehner’s Tax Hike known as “Plan B.”  This tax increase bill is just like the tax increase proposal Nancy Pelosi offered last year on May 23rd. Speaker Boehner, President Obama, Nancy Pelosi and too many Members of the Republican conference have […]

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