John Boehner

Digging the debt hole a little deeper

Looking at the opening moves by the Republican House leadership as they exercise their new majority, you have to wonder how serious they are about deficit reduction.

Under the leadership of Speaker John Boehner, they approved rules requiring that all new spending increases must be offset by cuts in other programs.

GOP Sweep Makes One Jew a Star, Unseats and Disempowers Others

11/03/2010
JTA

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- A historic Republican sweep of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday has propelled Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the minority whip, to the verge of becoming the highest-ranking Jew in U.S. political history.

"We are excited for Eric Cantor to become the next House Majority leader," said Matt Brooks, director of the Republican Jewish Coalition. "The highest ranking Jew to ever serve in the House!"

Eric Cantor's remarkable rise to the GOP heights

Despite some high-profile losses, it's been a great night for the Republicans and a great one for Rep. Eric Cantor.

Cantor's easy reelection victory and the GOP conquest of the House – according to several network projections – mean he's now in line to become Majority Leader, second only to Rep. John Boehner, who is expected to easily win the Speakers position.

Dressing up in Nazi garb doesn't help in Ohio

Apparently dressing up in Nazi uniforms isn't a big political draw in Ohio.

News outlets say Rep. Marcy Kaptur, a Democrat, has defeated GOP challenger Rich Iott, a Tea Party -backed who attracted national attention – all of it unwanted – when The Atlantic revealed he had participated in Nazi reenactments.

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