John Boehner

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Social Security In 1935: How Today’s Health Law Should Evolve

Imagine how social security was first administered. Now imagine how the Affordable Care Act could look in 75 years.

11/08/2013

Rev. Jesse Jackson and Fr. Michael Pfleger join federal workers protesting the government shutdown in Federal Plaza. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Government Shutdown Continues, No Progress To Break Stalemate

There is no sign of a breakthrough in the federal government shutdown, which entered its eighth day on Tuesday.

10/08/2013

John Boehner

Opinion: Sore Losers

Members of the House of Representatives bolted town on Thursday after rejecting a plan advanced by House Speaker John Boehner.

12/21/2012

John Boehner

Opinion: GOP Too Extreme

More than a month after the election, things continue to get worse for the GOP brand. The lead Republican spokesperson during the fiscal cliff negotiations, House Speaker John Boehner, has a 34 percent approval rating. President Obama has a 54 percent approval rating.

12/20/2012

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: GOP A Party Without A Plan

With one month to go before we reach the fiscal cliff, Republicans are going to have to figure out how to do something serious for a change instead of grandstanding and avoiding specifics.

11/30/2012

U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Fourteenth Amendment Solution

Speaker John Boehner believes he holds a strong hand in fiscal cliff and debt limit talks. He is, once again, taking the global economy hostage and playing politics with the U.S. debt limit.

11/29/2012

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr leaving his house in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 15, 2012 (Photo by ABACAUSA.COM)

Jesse Jackson Jr. Resigns From Congress

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has resigned from Congress, citing health reasons and an intensifying federal investigation into the use of his campaign funds.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2012

Grover Norquist (Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Grover Puts Himself Before Party And Country

Grover is the ultimate in single interest constituencies in Washington. He is not accountable to anybody. He does not disclose who funds him, who pays him to do what he does or how much he is paid to blackmail GOP Members of Congress to sign his pledge not to raise taxes.

11/21/2012

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi with female House Democrats (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Pelosi Stays On As Leader, Continuing To Defy The GOP War On Women

She will remain the one woman in a leadership position in the room when important issues effecting women are negotiated over the next year and a strong reminder that Democrats stand with women and promote them to positions of power.

11/14/2012

Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: Elections Have Consequences

The day after the voters spoke in our democracy, Republicans sought to set aside the results and focus on winning next time. It is not just a losing proposition for Republicans, it is a losing proposition for America.

11/09/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

Opinion: Quit Gloating And Whining

We had an election and absolutely nothing that matters has changed. Nothing!

11/09/2012

Barack Obama (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Four More Years Of Gridlock

Even the most liberal of Democrats must agree that Obama’s inability to get foes to work with him is severely impeding any progress this country.

11/08/2012

Washington, DC (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Billions Are Being Spent On This Election, But Will It Change Anything?

For all the billions spent by the Obama and Romney campaigns, Republican and Democratic parties, and countless outside groups, we may wake up November 7th to a Washington that is virtually unchanged.

10/01/2012

Michele Bachmann (R-MN) (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Opinion: Bachmann’s Muslim Brotherhood Concerns In Obama Administration Shouldn’t Be Silenced

Don’t drop last week’s controversial headlines regarding U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann and four other GOP House members who said that President Barack Obama’s administration has connections to the Muslim Brotherhood so fast.

07/30/2012

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Harry Reid Dares to Talk About Angry Old White Men

Harry Reid got – as he often does – in calling Republican donors “angry old white men”. Imagine the reaction if House Speaker John Boehner were to say something such as: support or donations to Obama made by 17 angry black men.

07/18/2012

File Photo (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Debt Ceiling Debate Becoming A Dangerous Game

Republicans and Democrats in Washington remained far apart on a deal to increase the federal debt ceiling and Wall Street is really worried, chalking up the biggest losses in nearly a year.

CBS Chicago–07/27/2011

Blank Social Security Checks

Debt Ceiling Fight Could Put Your Federal Benefits At Risk

If you don’t think the upcoming federal debt ceiling deadline will impact you, it might – if you’re expecting a check in the mail.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2011

Terrelle Pryor and Jim Tressel

OSU President: Football Scandal A ‘Temporary Condition’

The once proud Ohio State football program suffered a black eye as a result of scandals involving head coach Jim Tressel and star quarterback Terrelle Pryor. According to university President E. Gordon Gee, the scandal is “but a temporary condition.”

CBS Chicago–06/13/2011

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk

Kirk: Budget Fight Was ‘Overly Dramatic’

Sen. Mark Kirk predicted a final-hour agreement on a stopgap spending bill. But that is not why Illinois’ junior senator is pleased with the budget compromise announced late Friday.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2011

Omer Asik

Bernstein: Omer’s Double-Double Saves World

The effects of Omer Asik’s achievement of double-figure points and rebounds in the same game were felt immediately last night, improving all aspects of life around the globe.

670 The Score–03/18/2011