A letter demanding an official tabulation of State legislature applications for a convention to propose amendments as prescribed in Article V of the Constitution just arrived at the Office of the Speaker of the House for John Boehner. As international observation may be required to determine if elections are being managed correctly, we reached out to internationally known whistle blowers, Karen Hudes, Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Carl Robert Gibson, and Hörður Torfason to observe how Congress handles their duty to call a convention once two-thirds of the states apply. After 238 years of application by State legislatures it is “arguable”, as the Congressional Research Service described, that States reached the threshold to trigger a convention call which Congress should have no authority to refuse.
|By: Daniel Marks Sunday July 27, 2014 7:00 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday July 15, 2014 1:08 pm|
Boehner wants to sue to stop Obama from delaying the mandate. Then he wants the court to delay it instead.
|By: Jon Walker Friday July 11, 2014 7:55 am|
Republicans have spent years trying to depict Obama as an imperial president who is out of control with power. So when they finally put their complaint in writing the one big example Obama’s egregious abuse of power they plan to rally around is him using executive action for a temporary delay Republicans wanted done anyway.
|By: DSWright Wednesday June 11, 2014 7:12 am|
For the first time since the position was created in 1899 a sitting Majority Leader of the House of Representatives has been defeated in a party primary. Eric Cantor was soundly defeated last night in Virginia’s 7th congressional district Republican primary by David Brat, a conservative college professor who represented the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party.
|By: cocktailhag Thursday May 8, 2014 8:00 pm|
Obama knows, as did Clinton before him, that his only option in even serving out a second term is to serially cave to Republicans on matters big and small, which coincidentally makes a lot of the right people very happy.
|By: Jon Walker Friday April 25, 2014 9:20 am|
Apparently Speaker John Boeher (R) is so annoyed by the refusal of many in his caucus to address immigration reform he openly mocked his members while back in his district.
|By: DSWright Wednesday February 12, 2014 6:45 am|
There’s no two ways about it, Speaker Boehner conceded because President Obama and the Democrats held the line. Apparently, to paraphrase the president, negotiating with “hostage takers” is the wrong move. And, subsequently, saying you won’t play their game can yield some positive results. Better to learn that in 2014 than never?
|By: Jon Walker Friday February 7, 2014 12:14 pm|
When Obama gave the Republicans time he gets nothing. Now that he has done something he still gets nothing[/caption]Congressional Republicans have refused to work with President Obama on almost anything. That includes things big, like immigration reform, to things small like fixing minor technical drafting problems and filling low level positions. As a result Obama has been forced to do what he can administratively. This includes things like recess appointments and a deferred action memorandum for DREAM students.
|By: DSWright Monday December 2, 2013 6:45 am|
Though House Speaker John Boehner initially voiced support for NSA programs of dubious constitutionality, it seems the ground is shifting underneath his feet as pressure builds within the House GOP Caucus to allow a vote on legislation to limit the NSA’s power to spy on Americans.
|By: DSWright Thursday November 21, 2013 6:40 am|
Florida Congressman Trey Radel is taking full responsibility for breaking the law, sort of. Radel is not resigning but taking a leave of absence which is to say he won’t be doing the job he was elected to do and will also prevent anyone else from doing it. Radel will donate his taxpayer funded salary to charity and his offices will remain open while he “seeks treatment.”