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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

Boehner: Conservative Groups 'Have Lost All Credibility'

Conservative outside groups "have lost all credibility," House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) said during a press conference Thursday.Presumably speaking about groups such as Heritage Action, FreedomWorks, and the Club for Growth, Boehner...Show More Summary

Boehner Urges House GOP Not to 'Surrender' Voting Cards to Outside Groups

Outside the GOP conference meeting on Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner angrily denounced the conservative groups that have voiced their opposition to the House-Senate budget deal. He did the same thing inside the closed-door meeting,...Show More Summary

Reid Says Boehner Will 'Cave In' on Immigration Reform

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) thinks House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) is "going to cave in" and pass comprehensive immigration reform in 2014, the Las Vegas Sun reports: “I feel positive we will get an immigration...Show More Summary

Reid: Boehner Will 'Cave In' on Immigration Next Year

The House may not take up comprehensive immigration reform this year, but Senate majority leader Harry Reid is confident something will get done next year because of pressure on Speaker John Boehner.In an interview with the Las Vegas...Show More Summary

Applauding the Court

Thanksgiving from Speaker of the House John Boehner, with a prayer for religious freedom:I’m pleased the Supreme Court has decided to address this important issue. Faith-based employers, including Catholic charities, schools, universities, and hospitals, should not be forced to provide services that contradict their faith. Show More Summary

Boehner: Immigration Reform 'Absolutely Not' Dead

In what appears to have been a planned announcement, House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) told reporters Thursday that immigration reform is "absolutely not" dead in the House, and reiterated his commitment to addressing the issue "one...Show More Summary

Boehner: Upton Bill a Step On Path to Obamacare Repeal

Before the government shutdown in July, as the defund push from Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee was just starting to gain steam, Speaker John Boehner laid-out his preferred Obamacare strategy to House Republicans in a closed-door conference...Show More Summary

Boehner: 'No Intention of Ever Going to Conference' on Gang of Eight Bill

Speaker John Boehner said this morning that House Republican leadership remains firmly opposed to taking up the Senate Gang of Eight's immigration bill, and, even if the lower chamber passes piecemeal bills of its own, it won't agree...Show More Summary

Boehner, Cantor Spokesman Deny Durbin Account of White House Meeting

Spokesmen for both Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor say neither official said or remembers anyone else saying they couldn't stand to look at President Obama at a White House summit during the government shutdown,Show More Summary

Tom Foley, R.I.P.

I had not realized former Speaker of the House had died until I came upon John Boehner's tribute statement in which he writes: Forthright and warmhearted, Tom Foley endeared himself not only to the wheat farmers back home but also colleagues on both sides of the aisle. Show More Summary

Boehner: House Won't Block Senate Plan

House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) announced Wednesday that House leadership will not prevent the Senate-brokered budget deal from coming to the floor for a vote, where it is likely to pass with primarily Democratic votes.“The House...Show More Summary

Boehner Safe

Speaker John Boehner may be preparing to bring the Senate government-funding and debt-ceiling bill to the House floor and pass it with mostly Democratic votes, but his colleagues on the right side of the aisle don't seem perturbed about it in the least.“I've actually been really proud of Speaker Boehner over the last two and a half weeks. Show More Summary

House Bill in Flux, Conservatives Keep It as Framework

Even as the White House quickly rejected it based on leaked details, House conservatives are calling a proposal unveiled by Speaker John Boehner at this morning's conference meeting a “working document” and saying they expect several...Show More Summary

Avoiding a Shutdown of Life and Liberty

Last week, in a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner, Ralph Reed “strongly” urged inclusion of “language that protects religious freedom and ends federal subsidies for abortion under Obamacare as part of any Continuing Resolution...Show More Summary

Senate Republicans Look to Jam Boehner

Returning from their White House meeting with President Obama, some Republican senators said they are fed up with how Speaker John Boehner and the House GOP have handled the shutdown showdown and are ready to take charge of the debate.“The House Republicans so far don't want to get rid of the shutdown. Show More Summary

House Leaders Huddle

Speaker John Boehner and majority leader Eric Cantor met this afternoon with House minority leader Nancy Pelosi and minority whip Steny Hoyer at the Capitol. "Reps. Pelosi and Hoyer asked for the meeting, and as we’ve stated publicly,...Show More Summary

Boehner Swats Down Obama's Short-Term Debt-Ceiling Suggestion

Speaker John Boehner dismissed suggestions that the House could pursue a short-term debt-ceiling and government-funding bill to allow time for negotiations between House Republicans and President Obama, saying the president was onlyShow More Summary

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