Congress

Uncommon eloquence

Congress
by Ken Blackwell
Posted 1/07/11, 03:02 pm

I had the privilege of attending the swearing-in of the 112th Congress this week. I came in from Ohio to see our Buckeye favorite son, John Boehner, take in hand the great gavel as speaker of the House. I go back a long way with Speaker Boehner, and it was all joy to see him receive the recognition he so richly merits.

The media loves to tease Speaker Boehner about two things: his tan and his tendency to tear up. President Obama even joined the press ribbing, saying that John Boehner is also a "person of color."

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Let's investigate

Congress
by Cal Thomas
Posted 1/06/11, 03:21 pm

Given the Democrats' track record of investigating Republican administrations, they will lack credibility when they protest Republicans investigating actions by the Obama administration. Oversight is a primary function of any Congress.

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Associated Press/Photo by Charles Dharapak

Opening Day

Congress | As the newly elected speaker of the House, John Boehner gavels in a bullish Republican majority
by Emily Belz
Posted 1/05/11, 09:15 pm

WASHINGTON-Before lawmakers and their squirming children wedged together into the House chamber's leather seats, John Boehner took the oath as the new speaker of the House of Representatives to boisterous cheers.

"It's still just me," he told the chamber after taking the gavel.

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