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Exclusive–John Boehner Embarrassed: His Whip Team Couldn’t Find Votes to Reelect Him Speaker Last Week

House Speaker John Boehner had been planning to call up on the House floor last week a measure from Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) that would have removed him as Speaker of the House if it succeeded—intending to embarrass Meadows—but abandoned the plan after his entire leadership structure learned that they did not have the votes to re-elect him as Speaker before the August recess.

Boehner Retaliation Haunts Republicans Who Defended, Voted for Him

House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to retaliate, or exact “revenge” as Politico put it, against at least two House Republicans who voted for a Republican alternative is haunting Republicans who supported him conference-wide and sparking a discussion in the party about the role Boehner should play as Speaker—and Republican members should play in challenging his authority.

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FreedomWorks Directing Calls To Congress Urging Boehner Ouster

The grassroots conservative group FreedomWorks is directing calls to Congress among its 6.7 million supporters nationwide, urging Republicans to vote out House Speaker John Boehner and replace him with a viable alternative. Several members have already publicly indicated their intention to vote against Boehner for speaker on Tuesday. They include Reps. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), Thomas Massie (R-KY) and Ted Yoho (R-FL). Yoho also offered himself up as a potential alternative candidate to Boehner for members who think they need an alternative.

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Rep. Ted Yoho Joins Movement Against Boehner, Offers Himself As Potential Alternative

A third Republican Congressman, Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), has joined the public movement against House Speaker John Boehner’s re-election. Yoho joins Reps. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) and Thomas Massie (R-KY) in announcing he will not be voting for Boehner on Tuesday—and Yoho also now is the first GOP member of the House of Representatives to announce he is willing to stand up as an alternative candidate to Boehner if no other alternatives emerge.

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Rep. Thomas Massie: Not Voting For Boehner On Tuesday

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) issued a statement on Saturday detailing why he’s going to vote against House Speaker John Boehner’s re-election on Tuesday. Massie, who’s entering his second term as a member from Kentucky, now becomes the second Republican House member announcing the coming rebellion against Boehner.

Border Bill Passes House

Border Bill Passes House

WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Republicans passed a border supplemental bill Friday night.  The 223 – 189 vote came after an initial attempt at a border supplement failed to make it to the floor Thursday due to lack of support.  Late-night

House Gives Go-Ahead to Boehner to Sue Obama

House Gives Go-Ahead to Boehner to Sue Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a

House passes $20B bill cutting IRS tax enforcement

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House passed a $20 billion measure Wednesday that would slash budgets for enforcing tax laws and new financial regulations, and a healthy food initiative that’s a pet cause of first lady Michelle Obama. The House

U.S. House Votes to Block D.C. Gun Control Laws

U.S. House Votes to Block D.C. Gun Control Laws

On July 16 the U.S. House voted to block the stringent gun control laws in Washington, D.C. The amendment to block the laws was offered by Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY). According to The Washington Post, Massie’s amendment was to “the

House Votes to Hold Lois Lerner in Contempt

House Votes to Hold Lois Lerner in Contempt

The House voted to hold Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in contempt today, a symbolic step in the Republican effort to hold the IRS accountable for targeting conservative and Tea Party groups. The vote was 231 to 187. All

House Votes to Hold Lois Lerner in Contempt

House Votes to Hold Lois Lerner in Contempt

The House voted to hold Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in contempt Wednesday, a symbolic step in the Republican effort to hold the IRS accountable for targeting conservative and Tea Party groups. The vote was 231 to 187. All

Young Libertarian PAC Wants to Join 2014 Elections

Young Libertarian PAC Wants to Join 2014 Elections

A PAC that views itself as youth-driven and grass-roots called the Liberty Action Fund is planning on throwing its support behind former Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas  and other like-minded candidates. The Liberty Action Fund is an offshoot of Young Americans

Eight States Allow Hemp Growth; Fed Law Conflicts

Eight States Allow Hemp Growth; Fed Law Conflicts

By LISA RATHKEAssociated PressWAITSFIELD, Vt.Some Vermont farmers want to plant hemp now that the state has a law setting up rules to grow the plant, a cousin of marijuana that’s more suitable for making sandals than getting high. But federal

On First Day, Democrats Propose Eight Anti-Gun Bills

On First Day, Democrats Propose Eight Anti-Gun Bills

With the left looking for its next big cause, Congressional Democrats have latched onto the Sandy Hook massacre as an opportunity to push gun control. Yesterday alone, eight new bills were introduced relating to gun control. Two conservative bills were

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