BREAKING: Obama Just Got The Exact Christmas Present He Wanted From The House

The House of Representatives easily passed the end of year Omnibus $1.14 trillion spending bill, with strong Democrat support: nearly 100 GOP members voted against it.

The final vote for the bill was 316-133, which was stronger than anticipated. Republicans backed it by a 150-95 margin, while the Democrats gave it almost unanimous support with a 166-18 tally; Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., got behind its passage. The measure funds the government through September 2016.

As reported by Western Journalism, House conservatives, led by the Freedom Caucus, opposed the Omnibus bill based on a number of factors, including its funding of the Syrian refugee program and Planned Parenthood and failure to defund “executive amnesty.”

House Speaker Paul Ryan defended the bill, noting “in a divided government, no one gets exactly what they want.”

Among the wins for conservatives were the lifting of a 40-year oil export ban; the permanent extension of several key tax cuts, which help working families and job creators; and an increase in defense spending.

Pelosi and many Democrats were not pleased with the lifting of the oil export ban, but pointed to victories beating back many conservative proposals.

“Democrats were able to cite the absence of more than 150 proposed policy riders they opposed, including provisions to restrict the Syrian refugee program, cut funding for President Barack Obama’s executive immigration action, and defund Planned Parenthood,” as their wins coming out of the negotiations, according to the Daily Signal.

Many saw the measure as the best they could get, given it still must gain President Obama’s signature.

“Overall on process, Ryan get high marks,” said House Freedom Caucus member Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., who voted against the bill, “but the product here is an F.” He added: “This was a disaster that accumulated over a full year of not following regular order [regarding funding each major department separately]. Ryan just came in 6 weeks ago and had to be the coach while we cleaned the barn.”

The bill will now go to the senate, where it is expected to pass on Friday.

h/t: Fox News

Watch: Ted Cruz Just Said EXACTLY What Needed To Be Said About Boehner’s Resignation

House Speaker John Boehner chose to resign rather than risk losing his job, charged Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas Monday night during an impassioned one-hour speech on the Senate floor. Boehner’s continual compromising, and giving into the Obama agenda would have caused him to soon be forced out of the speakership, claimed Cruz.

He called Boehner’s actions a “direct manifestation of this disconnect between the voters back home and the Republican leadership.”

Cruz linked the resignation to plans Boehner made to pass a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government that also includes funding for Planned Parenthood, despite evidence the organization sells fetal parts.

“Speaker Boehner has decided to cut a deal with Leader Nancy Pelosi, the leader of the Democrats, that this dirty CR that’s going to be passed out of the Senate is going to go to the House, and the speaker is going to take it up on the floor, pass it with all the Democrats,” Cruz said.

“But here is the problem. Speaker Boehner’s done that more than once, and in this instance there were too many Republicans who were tired of seeing their leadership lead the Democrats, rather than lead the Republican Party,” Cruz said.

“I believe if Speaker Boehner had done that, had passed a dirty CR funding Planned Parenthood, funding this Iranian nuclear deal, that he would have lost his speakership.”

“So what did he do? He announced he’s resigning as speaker and resigning as a member of Congress,” Cruz said.

“That is unsurprising, but it also telegraphs the deal he’s just cut. It’s a deal to surrender and join with the Democrats. Notice he said he’s going to stay a month. He’s going to stay a month to join with the Democrats and fund Barack Obama’s priorities,” Cruz said.

Boehner has denied any deal was made with Pelosi.

h/t: TheBlaze

Ted Cruz Is Furious Over Something Boehner Allegedly Did Just Before Announcing Resignation

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner announced his retirement Friday amid persistent criticism from fellow Republicans that he was often too eager to reach across the aisle in furthering the Obama administration’s agenda.

That perception, GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz said, might be accurate until the day Boehner officially steps down.

“I will say,” Cruz said just hours after Boehner’s announcement, “the early reports are discouraging.”

He went on to discuss rumors that began spreading across Capitol Hill in the wake of the congressional shake-up.

“If it is correct that the speaker, before he resigns, has cut a deal with Nancy Pelosi to fund the Obama administration for the rest of its tenure,” Cruz continued, “to fund Obamacare, to fund executive amnesty, to fund Planned Parenthood, to fund implementation of this Iran deal – and then, presumably, to land a cushy K Street job after joining with the Democrats to implement all of President Obama’s priorities, that is not the behavior one would expect of a Republican speaker of the House.”

Cruz’s vehement disavowal of any such backroom deal earned him some social media accolades.

While Cruz acknowledges that these “early reports” are, as of now, merely speculative, many of Boehner’s critics would not be surprised if they were verified.

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The ‘Donald Trump Act’ Just Passed The House By A Landslide, And Obama Doesn’t Like It One Bit

The House passed a bill Thursday which would punish cities that refuse to enforce federal immigration law.

H.R. 3009 passed easily in the lower chamber 241 to 179, The Hill reported. The bill would force local law enforcement agencies to notify Immigration and Customs Enforcement if they have an illegal immigrant in custody; otherwise, certain federal law enforcement grants would be withheld.

“I think we can all agree that any state or locality must comply with the law—and they are required to coordinate and cooperate with the federal government,” said Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., who sponsored the legislation. “If an arrest is made, the federal government should be notified. The fact that San Francisco, Los Angeles and other cities disagree with the politics of federal enforcement doesn’t mean they should receive a pass to subvert the law.”

“And if they do, there needs to be consequences—and the way we impose those consequences is by hitting them where it hurts. In the pocketbook,” Hunter added.

The bill was passed after 32-year-old Kate Steinle was murdered earlier this month, allegedly by an illegal immigrant who was deported from the U.S. multiple times and convicted of several felonies.

Hunter’s bill was voted on largely across party lines. Reps. Carlos Curbelo of Florida, Bob Dold of Illinois, Dan Donovan and Peter King of New York, and Dave Reichert of Washington were the only GOP members of Congress to vote against the measure. Six Democrats voted for the bill: Reps. Ami Bera of California, Jim Cooper of Tennessee, Henry Cuellar of Texas, Bill Keating of Massachusetts, Collin Peterson of Minnesota, and Krysten Sinema of Arizona.

Opponents of the bill have tied it to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who in a statement earlier this week labeled the proposal the “Donald Trump Act.” Pelosi went on to call the bill a “wildly partisan, misguided bill that second-guesses the decisions of police chiefs around the country about how to best ensure public safety.”

“Just a few weeks into his campaign and Donald Trump has a bill on the floor of the House. That is better than some of the senators he’s running against,” Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., a fierce opponent of conservative immigration measures, told The Hill Thursday.

Meanwhile in the upper chamber, Sens. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., and Ron Johnson, R-Wis., introduced legislation comparable Tuesday to what has been passed in the House. The legislation, entitled the Protecting American Lives Act, goes a step further with language that includes a mandatory five-year prison sentence for any deported illegal immigrant who re-enters the U.S. illegally.

h/t: ABC News

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Watch: Kate Steinle’s Brother Just Revealed What Obama Has Done To His Family

On Fox News Channel’s The Kelly File Wednesday, Megyn Kelly spoke with Brad Steinle, whose sister Kate Steinle was allegedly murdered by an illegal immigrant earlier this month. Kelly asked Steinle about Democratic reaction to Kate’s Law, and if his family has heard from the White House.

Kelly asked Steinle about remarks made by White House press secretary Josh Earnest Wednesday that the Obama administration doesn’t take proposals like Kate’s Law “particularly seriously.”

“It’s hard to hear,” Steinle said. “We put forth our best effort, we came to D.C. and tried to make a change that we think is logical. It’s a matter of keeping felons off the streets, and instead of tackling the problem and being proactive, I feel like there is a diversion and people aren’t taking it seriously.”

Kelly then read part of a statement from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., whose district includes San Francisco, labeling Kate’s Law the “Donald Trump Act.” Pelosi called the proposal “a wildly partisan, misguided bill that second-guesses the decisions of police chiefs around the country about how to best ensure public safety.”

Steinle blasted San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi and how he has handled immigration enforcement in his city. “Mirkarimi has obviously done a horrible job and the fact that you let a seven time convicted felon with five deportations – bring him to your city, roll out the red carpet, let him go on to murder my sister – you’re not doing a good job. You need to have some strict guidelines on how to cooperate with the federal government,” Steinle answered.

Having been a week since Kelly last interviewed him, she asked if Steinle has heard from the White House. “We have not. We have not,” Steinle said.

We’re not really expecting a call. It’s just like what happened in Chattanooga. You wait four days to lower the flags to half staff. We’ve sat and waited two weeks for our call. It seems as though you need to go out and protest, and people need to be angry in order to get something done. I’m not gonna be angry. My parents aren’t gonna get angry. We’re gonna try and take a proactive and positive way to get change done.

Kelly noted it’s “hard to believe” the White House hasn’t contacted the Steinles after they said they would’ve liked to hear from Obama following Kate’s death. “It is,” concurred Steinle. “With government and people’s agendas, people have blinders on. And there’s a blinder on many people in the White House.”

They don’t see Kate. They don’t see her death as something that’s meaningful. But we’re going to keep pushing. We’re going to keep on trying to find like-minded people that understand what we’re trying to accomplish. We’re trying to keep people from having to deal with what we’re dealing with today.

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