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McCarthy Withdraws From Speaker Race, Postpones Election

It’s was a political bombshell: Kevin McCarthy took himself out of the race for House speaker, and House speaker John Boehner delayed the vote to elect the next speaker that was set to take place at noon today. That’s the word that emerged...Show More Summary

Is Boehner's Legacy Going to Be 'He Gave the Democrats All They Wanted on His Way Out'?

There are a lot of people wondering what the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, will do in his last days in office. I am sure he is under a lot of pressure from all sides. The question is: Which faction will he side with?  Representative Steny...Show More Summary

Who Do You Want to Replace John Boehner?

From the first Morning Jolt of the week… Who Do You Want to Replace John Boehner? Okay, grassroots conservatives, here’s your chance. You wanted John Boehner out as Speaker of the House, and now he’s on his way out. Right now the buzz...Show More Summary

Boehner: There Will Not Be a Government Shutdown

House Speaker John Boehner said on Face the Nation this week there will be no government shutdown. “[In] four days, the government runs out of money. Is there going to be a shutdown?” asked host John Dickerson. “No,” Boehner replied....Show More Summary

Boehner Resigns

Politics doesn’t usually involve sacrifice, but House Speaker John Boehner apparently felt it was the best of a series of bad options facing him. In the hours after Pope Francis addressed a joint meeting of Congress yesterday, Speaker...Show More Summary

Senator Ted Cruz Is Right: the Corker Law Period for Congressional Review of the Iran Act Has Never Begun

In Senator Ted Cruz’s excellent Senate floor speech against President Obama’s catastrophic Iran deal, he urged Republican leadership – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) – to reject the claim that Congress must vote on the deal in the next few days. Show More Summary

Boehner Reportedly Caves to House Republican Rebellion on Iran Deal

A congressional source just told me that a rebellion by House members against the Iran deal has forced Speaker John Boehner to reverse course and not pursue a resolution of disapproval of the agreement.  House consideration of a resolution of disapproval was supposed to begin at 11 a.m. Show More Summary

Will John Boehner Stick by His Promises about Ex-Im?

Over at the Hill, Kevin Cirilli has a very good piece on the politics of reauthorizing the Ex-Im Bank: House speaker John Boehner is a supporter of the bank, but numerous members of his caucus and most leading presidential candidates from his own party want to see it lapse. Show More Summary

Speaker Boehner Should Know Better than to Talk Up Ex-Im's Debunked Jobs Numbers

Speaker Boehner told Politico today that failing to reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank would mean thousands of jobs disappear in short order: House Speaker John Boehner split sharply with his two top lieutenants and suggested Thursday the expiration...Show More Summary

Pelosi and Boehner’s DHS Fight ‘Understanding’

Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) didn’t cut a deal so much as come to an “understanding” about how the debate over the Department of Homeland Security funding bill would wind down. “[Pelosi] had an idea. Show More Summary

Bibi Gives Obama a Taste of His Own Medicine

As Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint session of Congress today, controversy continues to rage over whether House speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) should have invited him without consulting Obama. As it happens, Boehner did alert the White House an hour before the speech was announced. Show More Summary

Boehner: Executive Amnesty 'Will Continue To Be Litigated In The Courts'

House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) told the GOP conference that they needed to pass a clean Department of Homeland Security funding bill because Senate Republicans “never found a way to win this fight” and because some House conservatives...Show More Summary

Boehner: Pass Clean DHS Bill Today

House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) announced that the House will vote on a clean Department of Homeland Security funding bill, which marks the conclusion of the Republican attempt to block funding for President Obama’s executive amnesty...Show More Summary

Boehner After DHS Funding Revolt: House a 'Rambunctious Place'

After conservatives lawmakers in the House rejected his push on Friday to fund the Department of Homeland Security for an additional three weeks — instead passing just a one week extension — House Speaker John Boehner conceded that the...Show More Summary

DHS Funded — for A Week

Congress passed a one-week continuing resolution to fund the Department of Homeland Security after House Democrats and a group of conservatives blocked passage of the three-week funding bill. House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) wants...Show More Summary

House GOP Kills Short-Term DHS Funding Measure

A three-week continuing resolution to fund the Department of Homeland Security failed after House Republicans splintered over Speaker John Boehner’s plan for averting a funding lapse for the Department of Homeland Security. From National...Show More Summary

Boehner to House GOP: Let’s Reject Senate DHS Cave

House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) doesn’t plan to accept the DHS funding bill that the Senate is passing, which does not block funding for implementation of President Obama’s executive amnesty. Boehner “wants to go to conference” with the Senate bill, a GOP lawmaker texts National Review from a special House Republican conference meeting. Show More Summary

The GOP's 'Piecemeal' Immigration Strategy Could Be Comprehensive After All

National Journal has an interesting article on House speaker John Boehner's "election-year immigration strategy." House leadership, apparently, is going to start proposing some immigration principles, if not bills per se:John Boehner...Show More Summary

Tea Party Spending $25k to Attract Boehner Primary Challenger

The Tea Party Leadership Fund has begun a search for a primary challenger to House Speaker John Boehner, Breitbart reports.The organization plans to fund $25,000 in campaign ads against Boehner and has started a petition drive with calls...Show More Summary

Krauthammer's Take: Rejecting Spending Deal Would Have Been 'Mindless'

Charles Krauthammer said Thursday night that he agreed with Speaker of the House John Boehner’s criticism of conservative groups and their tactics in spending fights.“The only choice of those who would reject the deal would be to goShow More Summary

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