Get Political Wire by Email:



February 12, 2014


Boehner Has No Control of His Caucus

Speaker John Boehner's (R-OH) "abrupt decision to capitulate and hand President Obama a straightforward debt-ceiling increase resulted from simmering divisions that have virtually paralyzed his majority," The Hill reports.

"On an issue that once defined his Speakership, Boehner is now confronting a president who won't negotiate and a conference that can't coalesce around an offer... Time and again over the last six months, rank-and-file Republicans have rejected their leadership's proposals for attaching policy strings to extensions of the nation's borrowing limit -- most recently on Monday evening, when conservatives said "no" to a plan to reverse $6 billion in cuts to military pensions enacted in December."












POLITICAL WIRE PODCAST

Political Wire Podcast Engaging conversations about elections and the political issues of the day. Subscribe via iTunes or RSS to get episodes automatically downloaded.


FREE NEWSLETTER




TRENDING VIDEO







PARTNERS











FOLLOW US