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John Boehner

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Expanding Religious Zeal, John Boehner Invites Pope Francis To Address Congress

by David Badash ● 11:46 AM March 14, 2014
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John Boehner extended a formal invitation to the leader of his Roman Catholic faith, Pope Francis I, to address a joint session of Congress. What does this mean and why is it troubling?

ENDA

Boehner Tells LGBT Lawmakers ‘No Way’ Will ENDA Get A Vote This Year

by David Badash ● 5:36 PM January 29, 2014
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John Boehner for the first time ever met with the House of Representatives’ LGBT Equality Caucus, telling them there is “no way” ENDA will be brought to the floor for a vote this year.

Immigration

Immigration Protesters Lay Siege To John Boehner’s Home – Plead For A Vote

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:08 PM November 21, 2013
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PHOTOS: Hundreds of protesters from United We Dream, gathered outside Speaker John Boehner’s home yesterday, pleading for him to call for a vote on the immigration bill already passed by the Senate.

News

Boehner To The Rescue — Of International Anti-Gay Organization Promoting Russia’s Policies

by David Badash ● 4:13 PM November 15, 2013
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The office of Speaker of the House John Boehner has arranged for a free meeting space in a federal office building for a virulently anti-gay international organization.

ENDA

John Boehner: ‘I See No Basis Or No Need’ To Protect LGBT Workers

by David Badash ● 1:02 PM November 14, 2013
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Speaker of the House John Boehner just held a press conference and told America that he sees “no basis or no need” for protecting LGBT workers, calling ENDA “unnecessary.”

News

John Boehner Blows Off Teen DREAMers Asking Him To Pass Immigration Reform

by David Badash ● 9:53 AM November 14, 2013
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Two teenaged DREAMers happened upon Speaker of the House John Boehner having breakfast at a diner. They invited him to sit with them and talk about immigration reform. What do you think he did?

ENDA

Boehner: It’s Already Illegal To Fire LGBT Americans For Being LGBT

by David Badash ● 1:01 PM November 4, 2013
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Boehner’s office is warning against ENDA, falsely claiming it would cost straight Americans their jobs, and falsely claiming LGBT people are already protected from being fired.

Immigration

Breaking: Immigration Reform Coalition’s Rally Targets Boehner — Ends In Arrests (Photos)

by David Badash ● 7:36 PM October 29, 2013
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Orlando Police this afternoon arrested at least 14 immigration reform activists who are part of a broad coalition of minority communities targeting Speaker John Boehner.

News

‘Don’t Fart And Point At The Dog’ Says Jon Stewart To John Boehner Over Shutdown

by David Badash ● 10:56 AM October 9, 2013
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“Look,” Jon Stewart says to John Boehner. “You think Obamacare’s a big enough threat to the country that you need to shut down the government over it? Fine. Own it. Don’t fart and point at the dog.”

News

Boehner’s Failed Attempt To Retain Millions In Congressional Subsidies Fueled Shutdown

by David Badash ● 4:20 PM October 1, 2013
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Boehner for months has been trying to retain millions of tax-payer dollars in health care subsidies, paid to members of Congress and their staffs. Is this why he let the government shut down happen?

News

Breaking: Boehner Campaign Under Investigation By Federal Election Commission For Violations

by David Badash ● 1:39 PM September 12, 2013
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John Boehner’s campaign is being investigated by the Federal Election Commission for campaign finance violations. Boehner took in $22 million during the 2012 election cycle.

Discrimination

Top GOPers Including Boehner Declined Invitations To Speak At 50th Anniversary Of King March

by David Badash ● 7:00 AM August 29, 2013
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Speaker of the House John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor were both invited to speak at Wednesday’s “Let Freedom Ring” celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic speech.

Bigotry Watch

Steve King: I Have Personally Sat On The Mexican Border And Caught Drug Mules (Audio)

by David Badash ● 10:54 AM July 26, 2013
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The Republican Congressman from Iowa says that he has sat of the border of Mexico and personally apprehended undocumented immigrants smuggling drugs, and his description of their calves is accurate based on his observations.

Marriage

Breaking: Boehner Backs Down On DOMA — House GOP Agree To No Longer Defend Unconstitutional Law

by David Badash ● 4:59 PM July 18, 2013
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Today, just hours before deadline, Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner broke and the BLAG announced they would no longer pursue legal action related to defending DOMA.

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