John Boehner Is Not Pining for the Fjords

By: Saturday June 22, 2013 9:00 am

Honest to God, the goings-on in DC are going to drive the Comedy Channel out of business. Either that, or they’ll make Jon Stewart president.

This past Thursday, the House voted down the latest version of the five-year farm bill, which includes not only subsidies and supports for those in the ag world, but also provides for the food stamp program and other food-related subsidies for the poor. Speaker John Boehner and his GOP leadership have been working for months to put together a bill, and when they brought it to the floor this past week, it failed. Spectacularly.

In the immortal words of John Cleese, John Boehner’s speakership has ceased to be.


FDL Movie Night: “Freedom is Now: A Documentary”

By: Monday March 12, 2012 5:00 pm

Emiel Cleaver, son of Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II of Missouri, reveals an important part of Kansas City’s–and our nation’s–history in his film Freedom is Now: A Documentary, which tells the story of Freedom, Inc., the groundbreaking political organization which empowered the city’s black community for both social and political change.

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver: Health Care Bill “In Trouble”

By: Wednesday January 13, 2010 11:45 am

You may think that House Democrats warning that the health care bill is in a lot of trouble reflects nothing more than posturing. Why is Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) saying that the bill might go down on the first pass and then return to the House before it passes?

Consider the math.

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