Liberals, and even conservatives, are surely celebrating. Congressman John Boehner, the Speaker of the House, announced today that he will retiring at the end of October.
At a recent town hall meeting last weekend, Florida congressman Ted Yoho was critical of gay marriage, accused immigrants of being terrorists, and even managed to reignite the “birther” debate. The strangest declaration, however, was the Republican lawmaker saying that Obamacare is racist against white people.
The U.S. Labor Department released the job report for the month of March and the figures are far from encouraging. The economy added only 88,000 new jobs over the month, while the unemployment rate dropped from 7.7 percent in February to 7.6 percent.
Today’s release of the U.S. Labor Department’s statistic for the month of February marked good news for stock holders as 236,000 new jobs were added to the U.S. economy. As it stands, the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, its lowest figures in over four years.
As President Obama prepares for his State of the Union address, House Speaker John Boehner is throwing criticism his way. With the fiscal crisis still hovering over the commander in chief’s second term, Boehner believes that the president is too chicken to actually to cut spending.
Congress moved quickly to approve a $9.7 billion aid bill for residents affected by Superstorm Sandy earlier today. After House Republicans were criticized for nixing a late Tuesday vote over a $60 billion bill, Friday’s session was approved swiftly amid divide over the government assistance package reports the Washington Post.
As the House and Senate convened earlier today to establish the incoming 113th Congress, Republican John Boehner remained speaker of the House in a vote that saw some of his own party members breaking away from the Ohio congressman.
As President Obama looks to reach an agreement ahead of the fiscal cliff deadline—which is less than two weeks away—he’s still facing opposition from House Speaker John Boehner. A meeting Monday (Dec. 17) restored confidence that Boehner would accept the President’s proposal to raise taxes on the wealthy, but as of earlier this morning, things […]
President Obama praised the Supreme Court’s ruling on his controversial healthcare reform law, Thursday (June 28). The 5-4 vote, marked a narrow victory for the POTUS, but a win nonetheless. “Today’s decision was a victory for people all over this country whose lives are more secure because of this law,” he said in a televised statement […]