Tag Archive for John Boehner

Weekly Podcast: Trillion Dollar Coins?

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Nick, Allison and Joe return to discuss the fiscal cliff resolution and pending fights over the debt ceiling and sequestration — including the trillion dollar coin that will save everyone. The gang also talks about Chuck Hagel and what makes…

The Dumbest Thing I Heard This Week

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Peggy Noonan encapsulates the vapid Republican political narrative in one article. In a nutshell the Republican argument against Obama is comprised of two paradoxes: (1) Obama is weak because he cannot enforce his will and Obama is overbearing; and, (2)…

The Speakers Who Weren’t

John Boehner successfully got his caucus together long enough to re-elect him as Speaker of the House on the first ballot, beating out Nancy Pelosi. We know what to expect from Boehner’s leadership (basically nothing — the 112th Congress was…

Weekly Podcast: Has The Game Changed?

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Nick and Allison join Joe to consider whether or not the tragedy in Newtown has finally changed the game on federal gun laws now that pro-gun Democrats and even some Republicans are finally expressing interest in tightening gun regulations. The…

Weekly Podcast: Cliff Jumping

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Joe and Allison review the latest Republican counteroffer in the fiscal cliff negotiations and wonder whether they have any sense of how negotiations even work. They also check in on the evolving Susan Rice controversy, wondering if the furor over…