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  • Taking on the “Boxcar” Crowd

    2 weeks ago

    In the Saturday (11/29/2014) New York Times story about the provenance of President Obama’s executive order on immigration, readers learned that House Speaker John Boehner faced opposition to comprehensive immigration legislation “from what Republican aides call the ‘boxcars...

  • Carr vs. Lieu: The Democrat and Republican vying to claim Waxman’s legacy

    By Ryan Torok

    October 29, 2014 | 4:31 pm

    “Do you support boots-on-the-ground in Iraq?” 

    KPCC talk-show host Larry Mantle asked this question of Republican Elan Carr and Democrat Ted Lieu, opponents in the race to succeed longtime U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman in California’s 33rd Congressional District, a heavily Jewish region...

  • With Republicans opposed, Obama vows to act on his own on immigration

    June 30, 2014 | 12:42 pm

    President Barack Obama vowed to act on his own on U.S. immigration reform on Monday after House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner told him Republicans would not permit a vote on immigration legislation this year.

    Obama, in a White House Rose Garden appearance, said he had...

  • Over-confidence and neglect fuel Republican Cantor’s stunning fall

    June 11, 2014 | 4:00 pm

    A combination of over-confidence, neglect of his district and voter anger at congressional leaders fueled Republican Eric Cantor's stunning primary loss in Virginia, an upset that rocked the Republican Party.

    Cantor's loss on Tuesday to a political unknown, college professor and...

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  • Christie confidantes joked about causing traffic problems for rabbi

    February 27, 2014 | 4:14 pm

    Two former confidants of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie joked about causing traffic problems in front of a rabbi’s home two weeks before the political scandal being called “Bridgegate.”

    Bridget Anne Kelly, the former deputy chief of staff for Christie, and David Wildstein, a...

  • The Shutdown

    By Rob Eshman

    October 1, 2013 | 12:07 pm

    What the $%#@ is happening?

    I’m writing this 17 minutes after the Federal government shut down — for the first time in 17 years.  I remember clearly the last time this happened.  It was stupid and superfluous and self-destructive then.  It’s stupid, superfluous and...

  • Congress passes more expansive Violence Against Women Act

    March 1, 2013 | 9:07 am

    Congress approved the more expansive version of an extension of the Violence Against Women Act that an array of Jewish groups had backed.

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved the Senate version of the bill after it had rejected a Republican rewrite that omitted...

  • 'Ask Her When She's Sober'

    By Marty Kaplan

    March 26, 2012 | 11:49 am

    Until Marine Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach and her unborn child were murdered by Marine Cpl. Cesar Laurean and buried in his backyard, her congressman, Mike Turner, had a record like any other garden-variety Republican warrior on women. With his 100 percent perfect opposition to...

  • Boehner talks to Chabad in Florida

    February 14, 2012 | 4:06 pm

    Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, spoke to a Chabad synagogue in Florida.

    Boehner, addressing the Shul of Bal Harbour on Sunday, said that his affection for Israel dates back to his days as a state lawmaker in Ohio, when he accepted a...

  • The “Obama’s brilliant strategy” theory

    By Marty Kaplan

    July 11, 2011 | 9:18 am

    If you voted for Obama, here’s what you’re not supposed to be thinking:

    He turns out to be a lousy poker player.  He negotiates with himself.  He thinks compromise takes only one to tango.  He imputes good will to lethal adversaries.  He allows them define the turf he fights...

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