PostPartisan: John Boehner


Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 04/14/2014

A limp challenge against John Boehner

Winteregg, a high school teacher, deserves an A for the cleverness of his ‘electile dysfunction.’ But that’s about it.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:06 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Boehner, Republicans

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 02/21/2014

Speaker Boehner is not chained to reality

“This reaffirms what has become all too apparent: The president has no interest in doing anything, even modest, to address our looming debt crisis.” #FacePalm

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:06 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, John Boehner, Republicans

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Airplane cellphone calls: Aural torture

Flying is already miserable. No need to make it hell at 35,000 feet.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:12 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air travel, Congress, John Boehner

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 02/07/2014

The trust deficit for Boehner and the GOP

After all that Republicans have done, Obama is the one who has to “rebuild trust“?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:59 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, immigration, John Boehner, Republicans

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 02/06/2014

The GOP is wasting time fighting over debt ceiling (again)

Just when you thought House Republicans learned a searing lesson from the debt ceiling debacle of last year, they go and do something to prove they are insane.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:18 PM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, John Boehner, Republicans

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 12/13/2013

The Insiders: A Christmas gift to all Republicans from Ryan and Boehner

There is nothing wrong with advocating for the ideal, but when it comes time to vote, the GOP has to deal with reality.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:46 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget. congress, John Boehner, patty murray, Paul Ryan, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 07:28 PM ET, 12/12/2013

House passes budget: ‘Are you kidding me?!’

This should be the slogan for John Boehner’s speakership.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:28 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, debt ceiling, fiscal cliff, John Boehner, Obamacare, Republicans

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 10/03/2013

Stutzman, Obama and ‘disrespect’

This Ted Cruz-enabled government shutdown has produced many a maddening moment. But the person who wins the award for unmitigated gall -- so far -- is Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.).

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:17 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, debt ceiling, government shutdown, John Boehner, Republicans

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 10/02/2013

Boehner must free himself from the right

He can’t trade economic survival for his job.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:33 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, John Boehner, Republicans

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 10/02/2013

Lew sends another dire default letter to Boehner

“There are no other legal and prudent options to extend the nation’s borrowing authority,” Lew says in his letter to Speaker Boehner.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:17 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, John Boehner

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 09/27/2013

Boehner’s choice: his caucus or our country

Unlike in 2011, when we all knew there would be an 11th-hour solution to the debt-ceiling crisis, there are no certainties this time.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:05 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, John Boehner, Republicans

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Speaker Boehner’s ‘X date’ with default

The Treasury will exhaust the extraordinary measures it has employed to keep from hitting the legal borrowing limit by Oct. 17.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:28 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, economy, John Boehner, Republicans

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 08/09/2013

Not all Hastert violations are alike

Going deeper into the possible Kabuki among House Republicans.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  08:02 AM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  immigration, John Boehner

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 07/23/2013

The Insiders: Republicans are losing the economic argument

The GOP message of tax cuts and deregulation doesn't have currency anymore.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:29 AM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  al gore, Bill Clinton, Gary Hart, George Bush, John Boehner, Mitt Romney, President Obama, The Insiders

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 05/13/2013

The Insiders: Benghazi is dream scenario for Republicans

Republicans' two favorite bones buried together: Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama

By Carter Eskew  |  11:11 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Benghazi, Hilary Clinton, John Boehner, Karl Rove, Rand Paul, Robert Gates

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 05/01/2013

The more we know about House Republicans, the better John Boehner looks

The more we know about House Republicans, the better the speaker looks.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:31 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Eric Cantor, John Boehner, Republicans

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 04/04/2013

The Boehner Rule, the do-nothing House, and the want-nothing GOP

The House is happy to reduce its own influence, because House Republicans don't seem to care about policy.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:03 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House of Representatives, House Republicans, John Boehner

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 03/01/2013

The Insiders: The sequester is here

The sequester is here, and it is bringing to light how difficult it would be for Washington to seriously try to slow spending and reduce our national debt. Where is the leadership from The White House?

By Ed Rogers  |  11:19 AM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, economy, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Sequestration, The Insiders

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 01/03/2013

A Katrina echo in Sandy anger

"[W]hen a disaster comes that is not what you expect, you expect a human reaction, not a political reaction," said Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco in 2007.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:50 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, health care, Hurricane Sandy, John Boehner, Republicans

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 01/02/2013

Chris Christie rips the House GOP and Boehner

In unsparing and blunt language, Gov. Chris Christie lowered the boom on Washington for its inaction to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:00 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, Hurricane Sandy, John Boehner, Republicans

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 01/02/2013

5 truths about the 'fiscal cliff' deal

Why the deal isn't good for either liberals or conservatives, plus the one thing that will determine its legacy.

By James Downie  |  02:27 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, debt, fiscal cliff, John Boehner, medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, taxes

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 01/02/2013

House GOP dilemma: Politics versus governing

The split in the Republican leadership is fascinating.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:11 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, fiscal cliff, John Boehner, Republicans

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 01/02/2013

Boehner makes enemies of Christie and King

The House speaker is the focus of opprobrium usually reserved for Democrats.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:08 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, Hurricane Sandy, John Boehner, Peter King

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 12/04/2012

GOP: Revenues, but not yet

There is no reason to take House Republicans seriously on their pledge to raise revenue.

By E.J. Dionne  |  08:57 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, fiscal cliff, John Boehner, tax reform, taxes