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House Republicans have created their own ideological spectrum

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The most conservative Republican under Reagan would be a RINO in today’s GOP.
John Boehner, via Wikimedia Commons

Boehner quits

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The move makes a government shutdown less likely, as he no longer has to worry about a revolt in his caucus.
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Obama administration reverts Mount McKinley to original name, Ohio Republicans freak out

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Combining the pettiness of Ohio state pride with the pettiness of Republican hatred of Obama.
Ronald Reagan, via Wikimedia Commons

POLITICO accidentally points out how insanely conservative the GOP is

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On Tuesday, the House passed a clean Department of Homeland Security funding bill, avoiding a looming departmental shutdown while leaving President Obama’s executive actions ...
John Boehner

Boehner rents apartment from tanning bed lobbyist

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Boehner has denied for years that he’s a fan of fake-and-bake tans.
Russian vigilante groups have organized around the country to kidnap young gay people and terrorize them.

Boehner hosts meeting praising Russia`s crackdown on gays

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Boehner’s office held a meeting today to learn from Russia’s and Uganda’s exemplary example in dealing with gays.

ENDA passes US Senate: 64-32; Boehner opposes passage in House

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10 Republicans joined all Democrats present in voting for the bill banning anti-gay job discrimination.
GOP House Speaker John Boehner.

When the South starts giving up on gay marriage, it’s time for the GOP to at least give in on ENDA

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ENDA, banning job discrimination against gays, passed a key hurdle in the US Senate last night.

Three must-read articles about the shutdown and impending debt default

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The default has already begun, the racism unleashed by the GOP, and John Boehner’s Tea Party problem.
US Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) confirming that the Republicans changed the House rules on Oct 1, 2013 in order to ensure the federal government would be shut down.

GOP jerry-rigged House rules on Oct. 1 to ensure govt stays shut down (video)

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Boehner orchestrated the arcane rule change to ensure that the government would be shut down & stay shut down.

Is the GOP finally imploding?

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With the Tea Party on one side, and ‘traditional’ Republicans on the other, has their political civil war begun?

Various stories you might have missed today…

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George HW Bush witnesses to a gay wedding, Robert Reich tells Bill O’Reilly to man-up, and 26 bad book jackets.
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Amash-Conyers anti-NSA amendment lost by 12 votes, 205-217

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Here’s the full list of Amash-Conyers heroes and villians, with annotation. It’s an interesting list.
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