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Boehner slams Eric Holder for race-baiting attacks on the GOP

House Speaker John Boehner blasted Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday for suggesting that Republicans only attack him because he's black.

'There is no issue of race here,' he told a reporter during his weekly press briefing on Capitol Hill. 

Holder went off-script Wednesday during a speech to Al Sharpton's National Action Network, slammed Republicans for consistently attacking him and Barack Obama because they are the first African-Americans to hold their jobs.

'What attorney general has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment?' he said, alluding to his status as the only African-American ever to hold that post...

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Boehner Chokes Back Tears at Taco Bell Event

On Tuesday, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, started to sob at a Taco Bell event, but it wasn't because the salsa was too spicy. 

Boehner made a brief cameo at a gathering sponsored by the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, as the former gave the latter $30 million to help teens graduate from high school. (Taco Bell employs many teens, so that’s the connection.)

“Some of you know how I am about these things,” Boehner said, choking back tears while praising the work of the Boys & Girls Clubs. “We need to do a better job at educating more American kids. We live in America, for goodness' sake.”

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Speaker Boehner Gets The CPAC Snub

House Speaker John A. Boehner, who has tangled repeatedly with the right wing of the Republican Party, has not been invited to this week’s Conservative Political Action Conference, a major snub at the annual gathering and a sign of the top Republican officeholder’s struggle to find common ground with grass-roots activists.

People familiar with CPAC’s planning, who spoke only on the condition of anonymity, said the American Conservative Union, which hosts the event, never sent an invitation to Mr. Boehner, in part because it wanted the focus this year to be on leading conservative thinkers at the grass-roots level and not at the congressional or party leadership level...

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Boehner eats his young

House Speaker John Boehner would not be House Speaker John Boehner if it were not for the tea party and the other conservative groups he now criticizes. He says that they “lack all credibility” and accuses them of “using our members [Congressmen] and the American people for their own goals.”

Asked about the criticism leveled at the budget deal by conservative groups, the said “Are you kidding me? I don’t care what they do.”

His comments immediately drew admiring praise from Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid who said his comments were “a breath of fresh air.”...

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Chuck Todd Took A Stand On Morning Joe: ‘Boehner’s Right And The White House Knows It’

That MSM equivalent of Haley's Comet transpired on today's Morning Joe.  A clip had been played of John Boehner rejecting the proposal President Obama offered during his press conference yesterday that would permit  healthcare insurers not to cancel non-complying policies. Boehner said he was "highly skeptical" that President Obama "can do this administratively."  Commenting on it, Chuck Todd said of the Obama proposal "nothing's fixed," then declared "John Boehner's right. And the White House knows it." View the remarkable video after the jump...

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