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The ‘backbenchers’ champion’ is back

John Bercow has just been re-elected unopposed as Speaker of the House of Commons. Those who had been hoping to get rid of Bercow decided not to pursue this to… Continue reading The post The ‘backbenchers’ champion’ is back appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

John Boehner, Ted Cruz and a One-Finger Salute

Did the speaker let slip how he really feels about the Texas senator? No, no, his spokeswoman insists.

Schumer: House Speaker Boehner ignorant about rail safety

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer accused House Speaker John Boehner of "massive ignorance" about rail safety on Friday and announced another push to get Congress to pay for train safety technology and infrastructure improvements in the wake of Amtrak's deadly derailment. Joined by his fellow rail safety advocate, Democratic Sen. Show More Summary

US House Speaker Applauds Passage of the Defense Authorization Bill

US House Speaker John Boehner said that the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) will give US troops the resources needed to fight security threats that America faces.

Speaker John Boehner Does Not Care For Your Stupid Railroad Safety Questions

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Wonkette

John Boehner is not going to just put up with reporters’ loaded questions about the safety of our railroads, dammit. Amtrak has plenty of money, and suggesting otherwise is just plain stupid, the Republican Speaker of the House insisted Thursday. Show More Summary

Stop Economic Cronyism, Wind Down the Ex-Im Bank

Speaker John Boehner recently made headlines by joining the growing chorus among conservatives on Capitol Hill calling for a "wind down" of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im) – signaling he might be open to a plan by U.S. House Republicans to bring the New Deal-era program of economic cronyism to an end.

John Boehner is stupid to claim that Amtrak crash had nothing to do with funding

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

House Speaker John Boehner thinks it's "stupid" to talk about whether underfunding was a cause of Tuesday night's Amtrak crash that killed eight people and injured hundreds more. Boehner has reason to be defensive about funding issues, since the House was in the process of cutting Amtrak funding. Show More Summary

DC: House Speaker Decries 'Stupid Question' About Amtrak Funds

House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that this week's fatal Amtrak crash wasn't caused by a lack of federal funds and mocked a reporter for even asking about it. "Are you really going to ask such a stupid question?" he said at aShow More Summary

Missouri House speaker's sexting scandal is good comic relief

There’s nothing like a little sex scandal to restore one’s faith in politics as the greatest source of trashy entertainment. So, thank you, Missouri Speaker of the House John Diehl for wrecking your career by exchanging a string of cringe-worthy texts with a 19-year-old female intern.

Missouri Speaker John Diehl Resigns Over Teen Sexting, ‘I’m Embarrassed By It’

Missouri House Speaker and one-time conservative “moral leader” John Diehl resigned Thursday. The politician was caught sending explicit text messages to a 19-year-old intern, suggesting a sexual relationship. Diehl made a statementShow More Summary

GOP Missouri House Speaker in Hot Water After Sexually Suggestive Texts With Intern

John Diehl, a married father of three, allegedly wrote to the intern: 'God I want you right now.' Missouri House Speaker John Diehl is facing a lot of uncomfortable questions this morning after the Kansas City Star released screen shots of inappropriate texts: The texts show occasional efforts by Diehl and the intern to meet in person. Show More Summary

Editorial: Off the rails

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

Against all evidence, House Speaker John Boehner is clinging to the absurd notion that Tuesday’s fatal Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia

Reality Bites

Orange Julius opens his piehole to spew more nonsense: House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday dismissed a reporter’s question about Amtrak funding as authorities continued investigating the Tuesday derailment that killed eight people near Philadelphia. Show More Summary

US House Speaker Denies Criticism Over Amtrak Funding

US House Republicans passed a bill in 2014 to continue funding the Amtrak train service as well as similar programs, making the question of Republicans not funding Amtrak baseless, US House Speaker John Boehner said during his weekly briefing on Thursday.

Anti-gay, pro-family values Missouri House Speaker resigns after sexting scandal with intern

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

John Diehl, off to spend more quality time with a likely very pissed-off wife. Whoa! This didn't take long. Only one day after copies of sexually suggestive texts between Missouri House Speaker John Diehl and a college intern surfaced,...Show More Summary

Boehner: “Stupid” to talk about Amtrak funding

Don't ask House Speaker John Boehner about funding for Amtrak. He says the train system has all the money it needs. Salon’s Joan Walsh, Buzzfeed’s McKay...

Missouri House Speaker Resigns After Sexting Intern

"Missouri House Speaker John Diehl resigned Thursday amid widespread criticism for sending explicit messages to an intern who worked at the state Capitol. Diehl, a Republican, was elected in 2008 and had served as House speaker since January. Show More Summary

Missouri Republican House speaker quits after admitting to ‘sexting’ college intern

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The Republican speaker of the Missouri House said on Thursday he is resigning from office, the day after local media revealed he had exchanged sexually suggestive text messages with a college intern. John Diehl Jr., a married lawyer who represents a suburban St. Louis district, acknowledged in a...

Missouri Speaker of the House to Step Down After Sexts Reveal Relationship with College Intern

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

Missouri House Speaker John Diehl announced his resignation from the state legislature today, the day after a newspaper published evidence of an inappropriate relationship between him and a 19-year-old college intern.

Boehner says deadly Amtrak wreck not a funding issue

By Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner had had it with questions from Democrats – and reporters – about congressional funding for Amtrak and Tuesday’s deadly derailment of a Northeast Corridor… Click to Continue »

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