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Boehner: I've Been Calling for an ISIS Strategy Since January

Tuesday, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) said he has been calling on President Barack Obama to come up with a strategy to combat the growing threat of ISIS since January 2014. Boehner said, “I've been calling for a strategy to deal with the growing terrorist threat since January when ISIS came across the border in western Iraq. Show More Summary

Boehner Refuses To Say If Congress Should Authorize ISIS War

Reporters asked the question six ways to Sunday, but Speaker John Boehner wouldn't give an inch: he won't say whether congressional authorization will be needed for additional military actions by President Obama to address the Islamic State (ISIS), a burgeoning terrorist group that is consolidating power in Iraq and Syria. Show More Summary

Boehner: Bills to improve economy are 'stuck in the Senate'

House Speaker John Boehner has some choice words about economic recovery: It's all the Senate's fault. In an op-ed for Time, Boehner says that the White House and Senate Democrats should "put politics aside and start putting people first."...Show More Summary

Labour seem to enjoy standing against Tory Speakers

‘A secret plot to boot John Bercow out of the Commons is being drawn up by senior Tory MPs,’ reported yesterday’s Mail on Sunday. Apparently a plan is afoot to… Continue reading The post Labour seem to enjoy standing against Tory Speakers appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Boehner blasts Obama's decision to hold off on immigration reform: It 'smacks of raw politics'

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) quickly went on the attack today following the announcement that President Barack Obama would delay executive action on immigration reform until after November's congressional elections. "The decision to...Show More Summary

The History of U.S. Immigration Policy Explained in 2 Minutes

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) suggested in Sept. 2014 that Congress might work on immigration reform the following year — if President Barack Obama enforced current laws and didn't act on it unilaterally. There's just one thing:...Show More Summary

King: Obama Is Already Violating the Law

President Obama is already not sticking to the law, so why would lawmakers trust Obama enough to move forward with immigration reform next year, Iowa Republican Steve King wondered in reaction to House Speaker John Boehner’s recent comments leaving the door open for immigration reform next year. Show More Summary

John Boehner Is Bragging About All The Weird Stuff In His Office

Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) staff sent out a somewhat unusual email announcement Thursday morning: a listictle showcasing "7 unusual objects" he keeps in his office. Although not every item is especially unique — a college diploma is among the artifacts listed — some are distinctly unusual. Show More Summary

GOP Rep: No Reason To Think Obama Would Be More Trustworthy On Immigration Next Year

GOP Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) is pushing back against Speaker John Boehner's remarks this week that a bipartisan immigration accord could come together next year, warning that President Obama is not going to suddenly transform into a trustworthy legislative partner. Show More Summary

PMQs highlighted the Speaker’s diminishing authority

John Bercow, the self-styled champion of Parliament, is now being scrutinised by MPs via a series of increasingly hostile points of order. The Speaker’s response to today’s barrage of points… Continue reading The post PMQs highlighted the Speaker’s diminishing authority appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Boehner: Obama Could Get Immigration Reform 'Next Year'

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said that President Barack Obama should “continue to follow the law” in order to help “create an environment where you could do immigration reform in a responsible way next year” on Tuesday’s “Hugh Hewitt...Show More Summary

Listen: Humiliated Bercow heckled as he pauses Clerk appointment

Even though he decided to call the delay in the appointment of a new Clerk ‘modest’, John Bercow has just suffered a humiliating climb down in the Commons. The Speaker… Continue reading The post Listen: Humiliated Bercow heckled as he pauses Clerk appointment appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Candidates at Starting Line

JLF head John Hood offers up an election preview. A highlight: Incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan has been running hard for reelection for more than a year. Republican nominee Thom Tillis, the speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives, has been campaigning against Hagan for nearly as long. Republicans, Democrats, and independent-expenditure groups […]

John Bercow is a good Speaker: his Carol Mills mistake shouldn't cost him his job

When King Charles I came to the House of Commons in 1642 to arrest five bolshie MPs, Speaker Lenthall told him: “I have neither eyes to see nor tongue to speak, except as this House is pleased to direct me.” It is a pity that Speaker John Bercow has not followed the precept of his [...]

Exclusive: 74 MPs support campaign against Bercow’s clerk appointment

The cross-party group of MPs opposing John Bercow’s appointment of Carol Mills as Clerk of the House have now submitted their early day motion designed to stop the Speaker going… Continue reading The post Exclusive: 74 MPs support campaign against Bercow’s clerk appointment appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Boehner Video Stars Wind-Up Monkey

President Barack Obama may have helped win an Emmy award for his work with Zach Galifianakis, but House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) is making his play to wrest the quirky video crown away with his own odd co-star: a toy monkey.

Boehner's Constitution of Convenience

People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. Especially when your glass house is the House of Representatives. Speaker of the House John Boehner made headlines last month, when he launched a misguided lawsuit against President...Show More Summary

Congressman John Boehner Explains His Duties as Speaker

Ever wonder what it’s like to be Speaker of the House? Congressman John Boehner explains. According to the Office of Speaker John A. Boehner 2013 Intern Manual, said monkey “was given to the Speaker as a birthday gift after the jokeShow More Summary

Watch John Boehner play with, identify with his squawking wind-up monkey

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) is kind of like a toy monkey, according to John Boehner. With Washington more or less done trying to work on anything substantive for the year, Boehner's office on Tuesday posted a video of the House leader playing with a toy wind-up monkey. Show More Summary

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