John Boehner

We REALLY Need New Leadership

By on 7.27.06 | 6:50PM

Club for Growth has the tallies on 19 anti-pork amendments put forward by Jeff Flake in the House of Representatives. Guess how many our fearless GOP leaders, Majority Leader John Boehner and Majority Whip Roy Blunt, voted for?


Big donut hole for nineteen.

That's pathetic.

Political Hay

Democrat Deep-Freeze and GOP Brain-Lock

By 5.25.06

William Jefferson's troubles are such a godsend to Republicans that they've promptly moved to squander their advantage.

On House “Raid,” Just Shut Up

By on 5.24.06 | 10:34AM

Today in The Hill, House Speaker Dennis Hastert and Majority Leader John Boehner continue their public moaning about the supposed unconstitutionality of the FBI search last weekend of the office of troubled Rep. William Jefferson, D-LA. As Archie Bunker would say, they should stifle themselves. Their complaints are going over VERY badly politically with an American public increasingly outraged about horrible congressional ethics and Congress' mentality of being entitled to favors and special deference. Even if they truly believe there is a constitutional problem with the search, they should pursue their complaints less publicly; their moaning makes them look as if they care more about their own prerogatives than they do about what appears to be horrible bribery in their midst. Meanwhile, they probably need a refresher on the COnstitution itself: A carefully crafted search warrant will not, on its face, violate the "speech and debate" clause in the COnstitution that protects Congressmen from prosecution for political speech or action.

Washington Prowler

Blunt Whipped

By 2.20.06

Movement afoot to give John Shadegg a stated role. Plus: Warner rejiggered. Unions spent.

Another Perspective

Groan and Bear It

By 2.14.06

Twenty-five column leads destined for the dustbin of history.

Political Hay

New Leader — How About a New Direction?

By 2.6.06

Congressional Republicans need more than a facelift.

Reader Mail

A Hanging Jury


NSA leakers get plugged. A user shouts "Liar!" Plus more.

Washington Prowler

On a Jay Walk

By 2.5.06

Will AG Gonzales suggest who leaked? Also: Jim Ryun as stalking horse. John Boehner cracks the whips.

Washington Prowler

The Future Is Now

By 1.29.06

Conservative Republicans will decide their own fate this week.

Political Hay

It’s Not Just Pork

By 1.24.06

"Earmarks" are but a symptom of something a lot more corrupting.