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Posts Tagged ‘John Boehner’

Afternoon Lede Check – 7.14.14

Reid: Judge Judy would toss Obama lawsuit in ‘half a second.’ Thunderstorm watch posted for region. Three dead, 4 injured after 3 shootings in DC.

From WaPo to WJLA, here are the stories that are leading your homepages today, after the jump…

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Afternoon Lede Check – 6.25.14

Justices rule against Aereo in broadcast fight. Boehner: House will sue Obama. Singer Chris Brown rejects D.C. plea deal in assault case.

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Afternoon Lede Check – 6.24.14

President Clinton says ‘dead broke’ comments were ‘factually true.’ Boehner planning House lawsuit against Obama executive actions. And the DC Council votes to keep the “yoga tax.”

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Breitbart’s Boyle Botches Boehner’s Bid for Speaker

Breitbart.com’s Matthew Boyle has spent weeks tweeting and reporting on the movement to replace Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) as Speaker of the House. In fact, he has been on a personal quest to oust the leader, as if that should ever be a reporter’s duty. Anyone who has looked at the approval rating of Congress recently knows that Boehner isn’t the most popular man in Washington. Recent months have seen Tea Party Republicans growing so frustrated with him that threats to his leadership arose. Despite the fact that NO ONE else wanted the position, Boyle began a series of bizarre reports saying that not only did Republicans have enough votes to deny Boehner his Speakership, Boehner was going to RESIGN the office of Speaker.

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5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Obama’s Golf Summit, Lesbian Bloggers, and Checkbook Journalism

Here it is everybody! This week’s episode of “5 Things You Need to Know This Week,” which includes an interview with Speaker of the House John Boehner, a discussion about Chris Cuomo‘s stash of nudie photos, and a very special musical performance.

You can also watch this video on YouTube.

FishbowlDC’s “Overexposed in ’09″

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Yep, ’tis the season for annual year in review “lists.” And though we too find them annoying, we couldn’t help but to create one of our own. So, we give you “Overexposed in ’09″ – 9 news topics that we’d rather see benched for 2010.

9. Michelle’s Magic Garden: Growing organic veggies is super cool in certain circles but we hope news stories about the First Lady’s au natural tomatoes will take a cue from Smith & Hawken and shut down this year.

8. Bo-ring: Sorry Bo, but you’ve become exhausting. We love dogs but the FDOTUS domination during Barbara Walters‘ interview with Michelle Obama pushed us over the edge. Unless Bo knocks up one of Paris Hilton‘s pooches, we don’t want to hear about it next year.

7. The Helen Thomas Diaries: her upcoming book, her anniversary, her birthday, her seat in the WH briefing room. A legend? Yes. But we’ve written her name more times in 2009 than we care to count.

6. Bronzed Boner: No further mention of House Minority Leader John Boehner‘s (R-OH) bronzed bod or the pronunciation of his surname would be most appreciated. We know his last name is not pronounced “Boner” and we’re fully aware of his tendency to tan.

5. Newsertainment: Say what you will about Glenn Beck but we’re over the media frenzy around the Fox News shock jock. Lesson learned – opinion programs blur the line between entertainment and information but covering Beck’s every comment only validates the importance of his “opinions.”

4. Salahi Scams: Not much would surprise us about the Salahi’s at this point. If you’ve done business with them, they probably screwed you. If you’ve spoken to them, they surely lied to you. Oh, Tareq and Michaele…we’ve had fun but it’s time to move on.

The top 3 topics after the jump.

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All Twittered Out

tweet-9.jpeg Just as it is with everything – talking, writing, nail biting, breathing (too loud), whistling (for any length of time) — there is such a thing as over-tweeting as chronicled in this entertaining read about compulsive twittering in The Week.

To give you a hint: A woman tweeted her miscarriage; another tweeted the birth of her child. And finally, Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.) over-tweeted a trip that was supposed to be kept on the DL to Iraq with Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio).

“Just landed in Baghdad,” the subtle Hoekstra tweeted.

Mr. Fashion Critic Gets Critiqued by GQ Style Guy

In another GQ feature about D.C. today, GQ Style Guy Glen O’Brien critiques
boehner-9.jpeg House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) who will forever be razzed about his bronze skin and surname that GQ eloquently explains for the two people in Washington who may not know.

Long known for making fun of reporters for their clothing and hair at his pressers, Boehner is in the hot seat in this issue.

“The minority leader just looks vain,” writes O’Brien. “His radioactive tan appears sprayed on, his bronze hair never strays, and his ties glow in W Hotel colors against his white button-downs. Oh, and it’s pronounced bay-ner, not boner.”

In May of this year, Boehner made fun of Fox News’s Chad Pergram’s attire, which Pergram later wrote about in a print story for the network.

Pergram’s getup (described at the time by FishbowlDC as “rocking Gotti-chic and a “monster ensemble”) was this: a black and white hounds tooth jacket, black shirt, black tie, black pants and black pocket square.” It was an outfit that, when worn by Pergram back in February, Boehner denounced it to Pergram as “too metrosexual.”

FNC’s Chad Pergram: Style Icon? Not to Boehner

Minority Leader John Boehner began his weekly press conference this morning by directing the press corps’ attention to the outfit worn by Fox News’ Chad Pergram.

A FishbowlDC insider tells us that Pergram was rocking Gotti-chic: black tie, black jacket and black pants with a gray sport coat.

Apparently, Boehner didn’t approve of Pergram’s mobster ensemble:

“For someone born in the 8th district of Ohio, you don’t look like it,” Boehner said.

Molly Hooper asked: “What district does he look like he’s from then?”

Boehner plead the fifth.

President Obama To WHCD Crowd: “All Of You Voted For Me” (Except Fox)


WHCA President Jennifer Loven and President <a href="http://www.mediabistro.com/Barack-Obama-Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

President Barack Obama was certainly a hit last night, opening with a teleprompter joke and cracking himself up. Here are some highlights:

On his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: “Arlen, you know what I always say, ‘If you can’t beat ‘em join ‘em.” And he joked Clinton sent him down to Mexico just in time for swine flu- “She pulled me into a hug and gave me a big kiss and told me I should get down there.”

You can also apparently look for “How to Shoot Friends and Interrogate People” by former Vice President Dick Cheney on bookshelves soon.

The best line of the night was by far: “Most of you covered me. All of you voted for me,” turning to apologize to the Fox table, where Glenn Beck was reportedly pumping his fists.

First Lady Michelle Obama- in a pink sleeveless dress, of course- has “the right to bear arms,” according to the President. And today’s a tough day for Rahm Emanuel because “he’s not used to saying the word day after mother.” And apparently both the President and Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) are people of color- his words!

On RNC chairman Michael Steele- he’s “in the house tonight. Or as he would say, ‘In the heezy.’”

He said he’s so good that he’ll complete the next 100 days in 72- “and on the 72nd day, I’ll rest.”

“I must confess I really didn’t want to be here tonight. But I had to come. That’s one more problem I inherited from George Bush.”

He did make a serious note about the state of journalism: “A government without newspapers, a government without a tough and vibrant media of all sorts is not an option for the United States of America.”

You can watch Obama after the jump…


WHCA board member CNN’s Ed Henry, NBC’s Brian Williams and WHCA Treasurer Politico’s Mike Allen.

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