Tag: John Boehner

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Fed-up voters meet the enemy and it is … them?

In this Nov. 6, 2012, photo voters leave a polling place on election day in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File) by Nancy BenacAssociated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Hey, fed-up Americans, here’s a scary thought after the dispiriting spectacle of the government shutdown: You’re the ones who sent these members of Congress to Washington, and they really are a reflection of you.

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As government re-opens Obama warns: “The American people are completely fed up with Washington”

BACK IN BUSINESS–President Barack Obama speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on Oct. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) by Andrew TaylorAssociated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) — The government unlocked its doors Thursday after 16 days, with President Barack Obama saluting the resolution of Congress’ bitter standoff but lambasting Republicans for the partial shutdown that he said had damaged the U.S. economy and America’s credibility around the world.

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Time to throw my bum out of Congress?

President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., February 12, 2013. (Photo by Lawrence Jackson/The White House) by Paul SteinhauserCNN Political Editor (CNN) — It’s conventional wisdom: Americans don’t like Congress. But when it comes time to vote, they usually don’t throw their lawmaker out of office. However, new polls indicate that times and perceptions about “throwing the bums out” may be changing.