Boehner Re-elected as Speaker

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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) won re-election to a 3rd term with 216 votes out of 408 cast on the first ballot with 25 Republicans voting against.

Gohmert, Yoho Challenge Boehner for Speaker’s Gavel

From left: Louie Gohmert, John Boehner, & Ted Yoho

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) picked up two challengers to his reelection over the weekend: Congressmen Louie Gohmert (R-TX) and Ted Yoho (R-FL).

Frum’s Fantasy


David Frum wrote the most asinine piece in The Atlantic.  He asks when will the Republican leadership fight back?  One would think he was talking about fighting back against Democrats, but no he was talking about their favorite bloodsport fighting back against the “extreme elements” in the Republican Party.  Which is really the majority of […]

GOP Rift Occurs Over Ryan-Murray Budget Deal


Washington, DC – The budget deal crafted by Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) won bipartisan approval yesterday on a 332-94 vote in the U.S. House with an equal number of Republican and Democratic supporters. Numerous conservative organizations have spoken out about the bill such as Americans for Prosperity, Club for Growth […]

2012 Republican National Convention Day 3 Live Stream & Open Thread


  Schedule starting 6:00p (CST) House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fla. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., and wife, Callista Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Sean Duffy Frantz Placide Craig Romney (video) Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash. Grant Bennett Ted & Pat Oparowsky The Finlayson Family Bob White, Romney-Ryan campaign chairman Bain […]

The RNC Rules Battle: The Ayes Have It? Romney’s Rules Met with Boos


**See updates below** It would seem the Romney camp had bit off more than they could chew.  There has been a settlement with the Romney campaign who initially proposed a rule that would allow candidates to disavow delegates selected by state convention.  The original rule passed out of the Convention on the Rules committee Friday […]

SCOTUS Upholds Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Updated)


The Supreme Court of the United States decided 5-4 to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  The lynchpin of their decision surrounding the individual mandate which was the most likely aspect to be overturned is that while Congress doesn’t have the authority to make people purchase health insurance under the commerce clause, but […]