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Fractured house bids goodbye to Boehner

Fractured house bids goodbye to Boehner

By John Ayroso, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Speaker of the House and U.S. Congressman from Ohio, John Boehner has announced his retirement, which is not only a blessing for many Americans in both political aisles but for the Congressman himself. Meanwhile, his retirement comes during a time Americans are politically divided more than ever in past years.

Political dynasties will lead until voted out

Political dynasties will lead until voted out

By Johnpaul Baratta, Contributing Columnist

September 30, 2014


Filed under Opinion

It shouldn't be a surprise to voters that the presumed frontrunners of the 2016 president election are a Clinton and a Bush - they keep the family in.

Hastert rule shows need for congressional reform

Hastert rule shows need for congressional reform

October 23, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

The recent political crisis in Congress that caused a government shutdown and almost a government default has a lot of people pointing fingers at Republicans. But blame should also be levied upon procedural rules in the House of Representatives that allowed these few dozen intransigent GOP lawmakers to hold the entire country hostage until their d...

Though Congress averts default, dangerous precedent set

Though Congress averts default, dangerous precedent set

October 17, 2013


Filed under Editor's Picks, Opinion

On Oct. 16, Congress passed a plan that would end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. After almost three weeks of unproductive attempts to get President Barack Obama to compromise key aspects of the healthcare law, House majority speaker John Boehner backed away from his party’s ob...