Steve Benson by Steve Benson

Steve Benson

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  1. JDave48

    JDave48 said, about 17 hours ago

    Bibi Vader

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 17 hours ago

    War war war: what are we living for? War war war.

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 16 hours ago

    Mr. Boehner can ask anyone he wants to address the House without the President’s permission (Constitutionally arguable that Mr. Boehner can’t under Article II, Section. 3, but it might be a weak argument). If he didn’t inform the President prior to a news release, it would be an extraordinary discourtesy.

  4. avarner

    avarner said, about 16 hours ago

    What’s the big deal? O found out like he always does: reading about it in the paper.

    As near as I can tell normal protocol was followed.

  5. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, about 16 hours ago

    I wonder if the Congress ever even thinks about working on real problems rather that sniping at the opposition?

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 15 hours ago

    @avarner

    “As near as I can tell normal protocol was followed.”

    It is not normal for the Speaker of the House to invite a foreign head of State to address Congress, but then again it is not prohibited. The operant section reads “;..he (the President) shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers;…
    As a side note there is an operant word , ’shall” (having written a few compliance papers, shall means required) that may require the President to receive the Prime Minister even though the President has said he wouldn’t. If he doesn’t would that be a non-compliance with the Constitution?

  7. canFunny

    canFunny said, about 15 hours ago

    The Israel people need to know that even if Obama doesn’t like Israel, the rest of the country does, or most of it any way.

  8. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 15 hours ago

    @avarner

    No, normal protocol was not followed, and it is hugely inappropriate, given that Bibi is facing an election. It is a blatant insult to Obama, it is explicitly meddling in another country’s election, and it is a violation of common courtesy between the branches, let alone tradition.
    And the proof of the pudding is that it has alienated a number of members of Congress who otherwise might have worked with their colleagues – it was, as they say, a d*ck move.

  9. Zipi

    Zipi said, about 14 hours ago

    The Democrats would rather have the leader of ISIS address congress than the leader of a country that has backed us it’s entire existance. There in lies the problem with our country right now.

  10. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends said, about 14 hours ago

    @motivemagus

    It has also annoyed a number of Israeli politicians…many of whom I have more admiration for than I do for Netanyahu.

  11. eugene57

    eugene57 said, about 14 hours ago

    @Zipi

    Zipi said, 7 minutes ago
    “The Democrats would rather have the leader of ISIS address congress than the leader of a country that has backed us it’s entire existance. There in lies the problem with our country right now.”
    .

    your lack of information is amazing.
    Maybe you should study some Jewish state history and government a little.

  12. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, about 13 hours ago

    I just hope Bibi brings his neat chart, the one in the form of the comical round bomb with the fuse sticking out on top, and shows the world again how far Iran has gotten in developing a nuclear bomb (all the while in NO WAY confirming that Israel has about 200-300 A-bombs, maybe even H-bombs, and lots of them on – irony is dead – submarines bought from Germany of all places)…

  13. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 13 hours ago

    @Zipi

    “The Democrats would rather have the leader of ISIS address congress…”

    When did this happen? Or when is it scheduled to happen? And which Democrat(s) invited this leader? Thanks for providing answers.

  14. festin

    festin said, about 13 hours ago

    From Forbes 1/25/15
    Set aside, for the moment, the diplomatic row being sparked by Speaker of the House John Boehner as he seeks to create two conflicting foreign policies for the United States—one pursued by the President and the other pursued by the Congress.

    Boehner’s hubris, in conjunction with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s desire to interfere with American policy while seeking to bolster his re-election campaign, may turn out to be the very political screw-up that will allow the joint ticket forged by the Labor-Hatnuah political parties to bring an end to Netanyahu’s long reign atop the Israeli government.

    According to a Channel 10 poll out this past Thursday in Israel, the joint ticket offered by the Labor-Hatnuah coalition currently stands to grab 24 seats in the Israeli Knesset in the coming election—up one seat from the previous poll—while Netanyahu’s Likud Party is holding steady with just 20 seats.

    The poll also projects that the party leaders atop the Labor-Hatnuah ticket, Issac Herzog and Tzipi Livni, have an increasingly good chance of forming the next Israeli government by assembling a coalition of between 61 and 68 seats in support of their government.

  15. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 12 hours ago

    @festin

    Hoisted by his own petard.

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