Here is video from the Inaugural Luncheon today at the U.S. Capitol where First Lady Michelle Obama, while eating, gave an eye-roll to something House Speaker John Boehner said to President Obama. She was seated between the two of them.
Here is video of Speaker of the House John Boehner giving brief remarks during the Inaugural Luncheon today in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall. Boehner presented to President Obama and Vice-President Biden the U.S. Flags that flew over the U.S. Capitol today during the Inauguration.
Here is video of House Speaker John Boehner administering the oath of office to the members of the 113th Congress.
Here is video today of House Speaker John Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi addressing the House of Representatives as the 113th Congress convened at the U.S. Capitol. Boehner and Pelosi addressed the House after being re-elected to their respective leadership positions earlier today. Boehner called on the House to address the massive U.S. National Debt for the good of future generations of Americans.
John Boehner is the 53rd Speaker of the House. Full list here: ow.ly/gwkbW— The Fix (@TheFix) January 3, 2013
John Boehner has just been re-elected as Speaker of the House of Representatives. For a moment, there were the 17 no votes/not voting needed to throw it to a second ballot. But then several GOP Representatives who had previously not voted came in for Boehner . . .
Boeher is fine, people. He will be reelected. Blackburn, Bachmann, and Garrett saved him. What a story. What a story.— Robert Costa (@robertcostaNRO) January 3, 2013
It is an honor to serve with @speakerboehner.I look forward to continue working with my friend to help all Americans.— Eric Cantor (@GOPLeader) January 3, 2013
To be clear, there were never 17 clear defections. That # included the no votes.— Robert Costa (@robertcostaNRO) January 3, 2013
Wow. Someone is going to be really wrong about whether Boehner gets re-elected as Speaker!
Here is video from CNBC’s Larry Kudlow last night of National Review’s Robert Costa saying flatly that Boehner WILL be re-elected as Speaker – that there’s not significant organized opposition to unseat him today. But Ron Meyer, of American Majority Action, insists there are enough Republicans planning to rebel against Boehner to prevent him from being re-elected today. We’ll soon find out who is right. Their debate on the subject begins at around the 2:10 mark of the video above.
The 113th Congress will be sworn-in at Noon ET today, and the vote on whether John Boehner will continue as Speaker of the House of Representatives will come soon thereafter. Many GOP insiders insist Boehner will be re-elected, but one group of Conservatives claim there are enough Republicans planning to vote for someone else that it will keep Boehner from being elected on a first ballot. As we move toward the vote, we’ll post information that emerges here. . . Developing
The number comes down: BOEHNER IS SAFE— Robert Costa (@robertcostaNRO) January 3, 2013
I got 16 against Boehner: 2 West, 2 Cantor, 1 Lab, 1 Jordan, 1 Walker, 1 Amash = 8, plus eight GOP abstains = 16— Robert Costa (@robertcostaNRO) January 3, 2013
I got 15 against Boehner: 2 West, 2 Cantor, 1 Lab, 1 Jordan, 1 Walker, 1 Amash = 8, plus seven GOP abstains = 15— Robert Costa (@robertcostaNRO) January 3, 2013
We’re at 13 GOP defections or no votes now, as of 1:09 pm ET— Robert Costa (@robertcostaNRO) January 3, 2013
Here is video of GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz on with Sean Hannity last night where he said he has no doubt that John Boehner will be re-elected as Speaker of the House today when the 113th Congress convenes. There had been some speculation among conservatives yesterday that a group of Republicans might have the votes to unseat him as Speaker. Does not look like that is the case. It will be interesting to see if anything unusual develops.
The new House sessions begins Thursday @ noon. The Speaker vote should happen soon after.— Robert Costa (@robertcostaNRO) January 3, 2013
If 17 R’s vote for someone besides Boehner, it goes to 2nd ballot. Hasn’t happened since 1923. House must keep voting until it picks Speaker— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) January 3, 2013
Two Reps to watch today: Outgoing RSC chair Jim Jordan (Ohio), Jeb Hensarling (Texas). Those frustrated by Boehner take many cues from them— Robert Costa (@robertcostaNRO) January 3, 2013
Eleventh Hour: Speaker Boehner Moves to the Right: The Speaker of the House will be elected today and some conse… bit.ly/ZeT2bU— Big Government (@biggovt) January 3, 2013
New Jersey GOP Gov. Chris Christie held a News Conference today and blasted House Speaker John Boehner and the Republican Majority for being the only group to blame for not passing a Hurrican Sandy Aid Package for victims in the storm in New Jersey and New York. Christie did not mince words in his statement, still furious that Boehner would not bring up the Sandy Aid bill for a vote before ending business in the House after passage of the “Fiscal Cliff” Deal.
Christie claims he tried to talk to Boehner four times last night, but had his calls refused. Christie said, “Shame on You!” to Congress for not acting.
Fact: If the House passed the #Sandy bill last night, after cleaning it up, Christie still wouldn’t have his monies. Senate action required.— Ali A. Akbar (@ali) January 2, 2013
Not exactly the words of a man seeking to make a deal.
Here is video of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blasting GOP House Speaker John Boehner for ruling the House with a “Dictatorship of the Speaker.” He attacked Boehner for “caring more about his Speakership” than the good of the nation.
Reid said time is running out for a deal that would avert the nation going over the so-called “Fiscal Cliff” on January 1, 2013. Reid said the House should pass the Senate’s “Middle-Class Tax Cut” extension. Of course, he failed to mention that the House sent the Senate an extension of the tax cuts on Middle-Class families months ago – which the Senate would not act on.
It’s clear that Obama and the Democrats are fine with the “Fiscal Cliff” because it will give them everything they want – tax increases, Military Defense Cuts, and a chance to blame it all on the GOP.