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Posted at 4:27 PM ET, 11/29/2010

Boehner to huddle with new Republican governors

By Felicia Sonmez

House Speaker-designate John Boehner (R-Ohio) will host a meeting Wednesday with more than a dozen newly elected GOP governors, his office announced today.

The summit, which will also include Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other top congressional Republicans, is slated to take place on the eve of President Obama's bipartisan meeting with the new governors, announced by the White House earlier this month.

"Washington doesn't have all the answers, and the best solutions usually come from outside the Beltway," Boehner said in a statement. "Republicans may still be outnumbered in Washington, but with the American people and reform-minded governors standing with us, there's a lot we can do together to stop runaway government spending and help small businesses get back to creating jobs. "

At the meeting, Boehner and the governors are expected to address Republicans' top agenda items heading into the new Congress, including spending, job creation and repeal of the federal health care overhaul.

Among the 15 governors-elect expected to attend are Alabama's Robert Bentley, Florida's Rick Scott, Iowa's Terry Branstad, Kansas's Sam Brownback, Maine's Paul LePage, Michigan's Rick Snyder, Nevada's Brian Sandoval, New Mexico's Susana Martinez, Ohio's John Kasich, Oklahoma's Mary Fallin, Pennsylvania's Tom Corbett, South Carolina's Nikki Haley, South Dakota's Dennis Daugaard, Tennessee's Bill Haslam and Wyoming's Matt Mead.

By Felicia Sonmez  | November 29, 2010; 4:27 PM ET
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Comments

#1 Cut the salary of the POTUS, The House, and Congress , and end the retirement plans for all.

#2 Demand term limits goes into effect for the upcoming term for Congress.

#3 Repeal entirely Obamacare , by demanding hidden history of all Public Officials be opened and go after the ethics violation to void all signatures.

Posted by: dottydo | November 30, 2010 12:07 AM | Report abuse

#1 Cut the salary of the POTUS, The House, and Congress , and end the retirement plans for all.

#2 Demand term limits goes into effect for the upcoming term for Congress.

#3 Repeal entirely Obamacare , by demanding hidden history of all Public Officials be opened and go after the ethics violation to void all signatures.

Posted by: dottydo | November 30, 2010 12:06 AM | Report abuse

#1 Cut the salary of the POTUS, The House, and Congress , and end the retirement plans for all.

#2 Demand term limits goes into effect for the upcoming term for Congress.

#3 Repeal entirely Obamacare , by demanding hidden history of all Public Officials be opened and go after the ethics violation to void all signatures.

Posted by: dottydo | November 30, 2010 12:05 AM | Report abuse

While Obama watches basketball being played these guys are actually out working. No surprise then why two years plus into Obama's run this country is stagnated with a bad economy and poor government. Go get John, Mitch, etc and let's hear some plans on how to make things better. Glad to see this news.

Posted by: Desertdiva1 | November 29, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

That's right, John-boy. Make sure everyone has their story straight before going up before the public and telling some real whoppers.

Like public education and health care are evil and must end so we can pay for all those rich people's tax cuts.

In Virginia the streets and roads are falling apart, and winter hasn't even begun. How are you guys expecting to keep the roads usable let alone safe in the next six months? I know, MORE tax cuts for the people how don't need them and don't create domestic jobs or spend the money in locally owned stores. Yeah, that's the ticket.

This country is in real deep do-do with these idiots trying the exact same policies and programs that got us into this nightmare in the first place.

Posted by: BigTrees | November 29, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

Well, when was the last time the GOP had an "idea" -- other than borrow and spend, and balance a multi-billion dollar budget on the backs of the retired and the poor?

Honestly, I don't ever recall the GOP having any other "ideas" than those.


Posted by: lindalovejones | November 29, 2010 7:39 PM | Report abuse

Yo Boner. You going to do your part with Congressional pay now that Mr. Obama is preparing to institute a pay freeze?

Posted by: slim21 | November 29, 2010 7:22 PM | Report abuse

Gosh, guys (oops, Nikki and Susana, didn't mean to sound so taditionally Republican) Amurica seems to expect "ideas", or something. First item on the agenda: What's an "idea"? Anybody got any of those things, mmm, what are they called? Oh, yeah, "ideas"? Uh, just to get things rollin', here's something that seems to work: Obama ain't no real Amurican. Is that one of those things called an "idea"? Anyway, let's make this short. gotta get with my old buddy Mitch and see if he's got anything like an "idea". He seems to think our best "idea" is to bring that Kenyan socialist down, no matter what, the heck with Amurica. So let's hurry it up, folks, What the heck is an "idea", anyway? Any of you guys (oops, sorry again, pretty ladies) have any one of those things that our Great Country expects us to come up with now? Gosh, this is harder than I thought. Mitch! Mitch? Little he'p here. Mitch? Mitch!? Anybody? Hey, you guys from Goldman Sachs. "Ideas"? Ke'p! You gave me the money. I know. But now I need something called "ideas". Little He'p?

Posted by: GalapagoLarry | November 29, 2010 7:08 PM | Report abuse

When I offer up my prayers I always remember to include the outing of Boehner and McConnell and the corrupt evil men they are. It is my sincere wish that the President hold firm on this issue. By doing so he will expose these heartless egomaniacs for the corporate puppets they are.

Posted by: MCunningham122 | November 29, 2010 7:00 PM | Report abuse

Gosh if they have to huddle together to form a platform you have to assume this is the party of no ideas with no ideas.
The same party that governed all branches of government for six years but lead America and the rest of the world into a global fiasco where the poor, working class, middle class, have been brought to their knees. And the rich have become richer.
Tax cuts for the rich, who never buy anything made in America, is the only platform of Republicans.

Posted by: JillCalifornia | November 29, 2010 5:51 PM | Report abuse

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