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You can’t go home, yet: House delays recess after conservative border-bill revolt

REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Speaker John Boehner couldn't find the votes in his caucus to pass a bill addressing the situation on the border on Thursday.

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Comments (9)

  1. Submitted by Edward Blaise on 08/01/2014 - 09:50 am.

    Michelle meet Leviticus…

    Ms. Bachmann, our self described leading Evangelical Christian of the MN congressional delegation on helping defenseless children escape from poverty and oppression? Not just No; but, Hell No.

    Maybe a little “pickin an choosin” on MB’s part as to which parts of the Bible she really subscribes to:

    Leviticus 19:33-34 and 24:22 – When the alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien. The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.”

  2. Submitted by Thomas Swift on 08/01/2014 - 10:03 am.

    That Ellison, lol! Nothing that scamp won’t say or do that ever ceases to amuse!

    • Submitted by Edward Blaise on 08/01/2014 - 10:58 am.

      Oh Yeah…

      Imagine how whacked out this guy is: he thinks the house should take up the same immigration bill already passed by 68 Senators including wild eyed radicals like Lindsey Graham. And imagine, even having a discussion on extending unemployment benefits? You are easily amused…

      • Submitted by Thomas Swift on 08/01/2014 - 02:32 pm.

        Edward, down here we think of Lindsay like Republicans in Minnesota think of Arne Carlson. Harmless old fella that’s always good for a laugh.

        • Submitted by jason myron on 08/01/2014 - 03:00 pm.

          If you had more republicans like Carlson in house

          you would be winning more elections instead of your party being an ongoing punchline. My condolences on Graham however.

  3. Submitted by Dennis Tester on 08/01/2014 - 10:53 am.

    So there you have it

    The republicans oppose open borders. Democrats oppose sovereignty.

    “But Democrats as a whole weren’t about to get behind the border package … it included deportation provisions their base opposes.”

    The bill would have paid for nice accommodations for the hoards at the border and nothing more.

    Boehner’s a goner.

  4. Submitted by Jeremy Springer on 08/01/2014 - 12:13 pm.

    House passed bills

    How many of the 350 bills sent to the senate were ACA related

  5. Submitted by John Appelen on 08/01/2014 - 08:51 pm.

    Spend Here Not There

    I find it interesting that Liberals want to spend money to care for children lined up on the border. Which of course will encourage more children to line up.

    Yet they say no to spending money on protecting children in other countries and working to improve their lives there.

    Maybe they support the “out of sight out of mind” philosophy.

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