Defying President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday that he's invited Israel's prime minister to stand before Congress and push for new sanctions against its archenemy Iran. Boehner's decision to bring Benjamin Netanyahu before a joint meeting of Congress on Feb. 11 seemed to catch the White House by surprise. And it added fuel to a drive by lawmakers from both parties to pass legislation calling for fresh penalties if there is no deal soon to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran.
Gee gas is getting cheaper while the Koch Brothers plot to finish the Keystone Pipeline which would enable them to close the very refineries that provide the midwest cheap gas and transport it to refineries on the Gulf of Mexico so they can export it and thereby raise the prices in the midwest. Conservatives ought to consider that when they push for the Keystone Pipeline and they should also read about how few jobs are really going to be created by this monstrosity. It would probably kill more jobs that are enabled by cheap gas than it would create.
The way Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) sees it, recent good news on the American economy is directly linked to the fact that there's a new Republican majority in Congress.
"After so many years of sluggish growth, we're finally starting to see some economic data that can provide a glimmer of hope; the uptick appears to coincide with the biggest political change of the Obama administration's long tenure in Washington: the expectation of a new Republican Congress," McConnell said on Wednesday. "So this is precisely the right time to advance a positive, pro-growth agenda."
The comment provoked snide chuckles from Democrats. The Democratic National Committee emailed out a statement with the subject line "DNC to McConnell: Hahahahahahahahahahaha."
A spokesperson for eBay has confirmed to Reuters that it will end its association with the conservative political group American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC. The confirmation comes two months after a coalition of more than 80 organizations asked eBay to leave ALEC, citing the conservative group's "extreme agenda" that includes "denying the science of climate change, defunding public services, curtailing workers' rights and opposing net neutrality."
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) -- In the strongest sign to date that he intends to seek the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has officially resigned his position as George W. Bush's brother.