Sunday on ABC’s “The Week,” House Speaker John Boehner said he could “absolutely” get immigration reform passed.(Read More)
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The rule tweak began as an informal discussion but has morphed into a concrete proposal that is beginning to circulate in the House. According to people briefed on it, any Republican who votes on the House floor in January against the conference’s nominee for House speaker—that is, the candidate chosen by a majority of the House GOP during its closed-door leadership elections in November—would be severely punished. Specifically, sources say, any dissenters would be stripped of all committee assignments for that Congress(Read More)
According to Gallup, 28% of Americans view Boehner favorably, and 50% view him unfavorably. But Boehner does not get much of a boost from his own party. The poll found that 40% of Republicans have an unfavorable view of Boehner, while 46% view him favorably.
Republicans have become more conservative during the last 14 years, according to Gallup’s polling, but Boehner, who got his speakership after the Tea Party fueled Republicans to historic gains in the 2010 midterm elections, has insisted on compromising with President Barack Obama on amnesty legislation, which is the most important issue among Republicans, according to the most recent Gallup poll.
House Speaker John Boehner remains Congress’ most unpopular leader, but both parties’ bosses in the Senate continue to operate below the radar for many voters.(Read More)
The numbers are a good indication that the tea party hasn’t evaporated from this election, though many of its candidates are out of the running.(Read More)