John Boehner

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz By the stroke of the presidential pen, U.S. President Barack Obama signed into law the most important legislation of his presidency. Once again he demonstrated his adroit political acumen in an arena full of traps where one false move could dislodge the linchpin of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Obama and the supporters of TPP believe that it is the key to Read More …

Boehner and McConnell

PerryScope By Perry Diaz On the surface, many would say the Republicans won the mid-term elections. But did they, really? It might sound loco – or crazy – to question who won the elections last November 4, 2014. Of course, the Republicans did, one might say. Didn’t the GOP wrest control of the Senate from the Democrats? Yes. Didn’t the GOP win the biggest majority Read More …

Speaker John Boehner

By Eligio Abellera Finally, towards the end of last month just before the July 4th holiday recess, the Senate overwhelmingly passed a truly bi-partisan immigration reform bill, one that the gang of eight worked so hard for. According to the CBO projection once this bill becomes a law, it will decrease the fiscal deficit by $200 billion in the first 10 years and $700 billion Read More …

Edward Snowden

By Eligio Abellera Recently, I wrote about the so called “trifecta of scandals”. At the risk of alienating further my conservative cyber-acquaintances and “frienemies”, here we go again. To date, there has no been no indication of any crime committed that would approach anywhere close to that of Watergate. The alleged link to the Executive branch of the government to any wrong doing has been Read More …

President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner at a November meeting.

By Brianna Keilar and Tom Cohen CNN Washington (CNN) — House Speaker John Boehner has offered to include higher tax rates on the wealthiest Americans as part of a deficit-reduction deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, a source close to the talks confirmed to CNN on Saturday. The latest twist in the negotiations, first reported by Politico, indicates a possible breakthrough in the protracted efforts Read More …

Barack-Obama-and-John-Boehner

By Don Azarias Politicians, economists, analysts and investors have been talking about ‘fiscal cliff” even before and even more after the Nov. 6 presidential election. They have been dealing with it in almost the same breadth as the Y2K scare (remember this?) before year 2000 which, it turned out, was just a concoction of unscrupulous IT “experts” for financial gain. They were .hoping to cash Read More …