The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

@DailyPundit, Optimist At Large

by Smitty But since [the re-election of Rep. Boehner as Speaker] just a squabble over the leadership of the minority faction of the Ruling Party, none of this has a great deal of meaning in the larger scheme of things. No matter who is in charge of the GOP faction, everything will continue to go […]

World’s Youngest Blogger: I May Have To Get Medieval On Boehner

Were these United States not begun as a tax revolt? Was taxation without representation not a cause célèbre ~250 years ago? Are Congresses on about not binding future Congresses? So what’s the big deal here? Why is it blatantly obvious to someone in their second year of life that binding future generations with a ridiculous […]

Boehner: Obama ‘Picking a Fight Where One Doesn’t Exist’ on Student Loans

“No one wants student loan interest rates to go up,” House Speaker John Boehner told Candy Crowley in an interview aired today on CNN’s State of the Union. “For the president to politicize this for his own re-election is picking a fight where one doesn’t exist.” Boehner pointed out that President Obama signed “the payroll […]

Administration’s Counter-Terrorism Chief Does Three Network Sunday Shows

Coming up on the first anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, it will be victory-lap time on Fox News Sunday, CNN’s State of the Union and ABC’s This Week, with counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan as the guest. Andrew Malcolm writes: You remember Brennan as the one rushed out to the White House […]

Boehner: Have I Pissed Off The Tea Party Enough Lately? Maybe Not

by Smitty CBS News: House Speaker John Boehner addressed one of the biggest sticking points for the 12 member Congressional “supercommittee” today, acknowledging that any bipartisan agreement will need to include some new tax revenue. “I think there is room for revenues, but I think there clearly is a limit to the amount of revenues […]

Tommy Christopher’s New Assignment: Covering Speaker Boehner’s Resignation

Neutral Objective Headline of the Day: Speaker John Boehner Should Resign For His Unprecedented Insult To The President That’s from Tommy Christopher at Mediaite, who adds: The media, meanwhile, ought to abandon its fetish foe false objectivity, and recognize the facts. All parties agree the President gave the Speaker sufficient notice, and I cannot think […]

Boehner 1, Obama 0

The White House caused a ruckus Wednesday by attempting to schedule President Obama for a speech to a joint session of Congress on Sept. 7 — which just happened to be the date, scheduled months ago, of a GOP presidential debate at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California. Say hello to “separation of powers”: Nobody […]

McConnell Says ‘Very Close’ to Deal on Debt-Ceiling Agreement With Obama UPDATE: Reid’s Bill Fails Senate Vote

UPDATE 1:25 p.m. ET: The Senate just held a cloture vote on Harry Reid’s bill which, as expected, failed to get the 60 votes necessary to end debate and proceed. The vote was 50 “aye” and 49 “no.” So much for Reid’s bill being the “only game in town,” huh? UPDATE 2:15 p.m. ET: Here’s […]

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