THE WASHINGTON POST
News that former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R) has found a new job didn’t exactly shock the world. Nor did the industry in which he found work — Cantor will be joining the world of high finance, taking a gig as vice chairman of investment firm Moelis & Co. For Cantor, there’s not really […]
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HOW CAN JOHN BOEHNER CLAIM
TO KNOW WHAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT
AND AT THE SAME TIME IGNORE OUR WISHES?
Americans overwhelmingly favor a bill that would give most undocumented immigrants a pathway towards citizenship, according to a new national poll.
The CNN/ORC International survey also indicates that a majority of the public says that the government’s main focus should be on legalizing the status of the undocumented rather than on deporting them and beefing up border security.
The poll was released Thursday, the same day that House Speaker John Boehner signaled any action on immigration is unlikely this year because House Republicans don’t trust President Barack Obama on the issue. [CNN]
By Jake Sherman
It’s almost time to reach for the kitchen sink.
All week, House Republican leaders have been stymied in crafting a debt-limit package that could pass with only Republican support.
Now, Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) and other top Republicans are considering attaching a whole laundry list of provisions to the debt ceiling that do precious little to decrease the deficit but would instead serve only to attract enough Democratic support to move the legislation on to the Senate.