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Boehner reveals Cruz’s ulterior motives

John Boehner 1By Lynn R. Mitchell

The false claims of the anti-Boehner crew are all over social media. Here is a voice of reason that explains Cruz’s ulterior motives:

Boehner Will Be Missed – Face The Nation yesterday:

JOHN DICKERSON: “Is Ted Cruz a false prophet?”

BOEHNER: “I’ll refer you to remarks I made at an August fund-raiser in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.”

At the event the Speaker called Cruz “that jackass.” He also emphasized he was completely against the shutdown, it accomplished nothing, the promises were false, and it was designed to bolster Cruz’s profile and fundraising. Cruz gained over two million donor names and they helped him raise $50 million in this quarter.

[Because of the shutdown], 920,000 federal employees got a two week paid vacation, and despite the Senator’s claims, not one Democrat defected.

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Talking government shutdown over Planned Parenthood: U.S. House schedule for Friday, Sept. 18, 2015

Capitol 1By Lynn R. Mitchell

Discussion on Friday in the U.S. House will highlight the issue of defunding Planned Parenthood, a balancing act for Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Speaker John Boehner who are working to fund government even while Republicans to their right push for a repeat of the disastrous government shutdown used two years ago. That shutdown left voters shaking their heads and government workers without paychecks. Scenic lodges, campgrounds, and restaurants along the Skyline Drive, Blue Ridge Parkway, and other tourist destinations around the country were forced to close during the critical autumn leaf season, losing huge tourism revenues, and losses were suffered by Republican candidates on the ballot just weeks later. Here is the agenda from McCarthy’s office for Friday, September 18, 2015.

On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 11:45 a.m.12:45 p.m.

One Minute Speeches

H.R. 3134 – Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Diane Black / Energy and Commerce / Committee)

H.R. 3504 – Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks / Judiciary Committee)

Special Order Speeches

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Ted Cruz alienates his colleagues with latest government shutdown effort

Ted CruzBy Lynn R. Mitchell

Ted Cruz did it again. He tried to shut down the government just like the disastrous shutdown he orchestrated in October of 2013 (see Ted Cruz does it again by Manu Raju in Politico). Right here at Christmas! Think how well that would have gone over with the American people. Not only that, Cruz blindsided his colleagues while on his self-absorbed mission, demanding on Friday that senators stay in Washington over the weekend, just 10 days before Christmas, causing cancellations of family plans.

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