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John Diehl, Missouri House Speaker, Sorry For ‘Sexting’ Teen — Once Praised As ‘Moral Leader’

John Diehl, the Republican speaker of the Missouri state House of Representatives once praised by religious conservatives for his “moral leadership” due to his staunch opposition to same sex marriage — and a married dad of three himself — has apologized for carrying on a “sexting” text message relationship with a 19-year-old college freshman. Show More Summary

Missouri Speaker Sexts With an Intern

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

John Diehl brought new meaning to the words Show Me State when his racy texts with an intern surfaced. But his naughty texts could have broader policy consequences.

GOP Missouri House Speaker John Diehl in hot water after sexually suggestive texts with intern

Missouri House Speaker John Diehl, in presumably happier times 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

Married Anti-Gay Missouri House Speaker Busted for Sexting with Freshman Intern

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

John Diehl, Missouri's anti-gay Speaker of the state's House of Representatives, has been caught in a sexting scandal with an unnamed college freshman intern, admitting to displaying "poor judgment" after first denying any such 'sexts' ever took place. Diehl is...

House votes to strip NSA of bulk phone record-collection powers

Before the vote Wednesday, Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said the bill would “protect our foreign intelligence capabilities.” Boener predicted the bill would pass easily.

I'll Leave You Quivering: Married Anti-Gay Missouri GOP House Speaker Busted For Sexting With College Freshman

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Earlier this year the Missouri affiliate of the Family Research Council celebrated GOP House Speaker John Diehl after he filed an anti-gay marriage amicus brief with the Eighth Circuit Court. Today the FRC is very, very quiet after the opposite-married Diehl was busted for sexting with a barely legal college intern. Show More Summary

One of the most powerful politicians in Missouri was just hit with a sexting scandal

A report in the Kansas City Star on Wednesday accuses Missouri House Speaker John Diehl (R) of conducting "sexually charged" texts with an intern. Diehl, 49, is described as "arguably the state's most influential lawmaker" and as married with three children. Show More Summary

Family Values Republican Says Marriage Is Only For Straights And Married Dudes Who Sext Interns

Oh what have we here? Why, it’s a Republican sex scandal. Our favorite! This time, it’s Missouri House Speaker John Diehl, and he’s been a bad bad boy. According to some ewwww gross texts obtained by the Kansas City Star, Speaker Diehl...Show More Summary

Speaker John Boehner: “We Have a Moral Obligation to Defend the Defenseless,” Ban Late-Term Abortions

This week marks two years since the conviction of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who was found guilty of murdering three babies by severing their spinal cords following unsuccessful abortions. It’s estimated that Gosnell similarly killed hundreds of other live babies over decades at his clinic, which the local NBC News affiliate dubbed a “House of […]

Boehner Claims Optimism On Trade Legislation Despite Defeat In Senate

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- One day after Senate Democrats dealt a blow to President Barack Obama’s trade agenda in the upper chamber, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he is “still optimistic” Congress has the votes to give the president authority...Show More Summary

House Republicans bring back controversial anti-abortion bill

This is who House Republicans stand with. House Republicans are bringing back their 20-week abortion ban. Speaker John Boehner was forced to abruptly cancel a vote in January when Republican women pointed out that it looked really bad...Show More Summary

Arizona Senate president takes part in event where speaker called for John McCain to be hanged as traitor

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The founder of the Oath Keepers group suggested that U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) be “hung by the neck until dead” for treason – as the Republican president of the Arizona Senate sat beside him. Stewart Rhodes, a Ron Paul delegate at the 2008 GOP convention, accused McCain, the eventual Republican...

Let's Say No to 'Fast Track' and Get on a 'Pro-American' Track

Congress, led by Sen. Mitch McConnell and Speaker John Boehner, is preparing to betray American workers, and the grassroots should rise up and say, "No, you don't." The secretive underhanded deal is called Fast Track, and that's an appropriate title because, indeed, it puts Americans on a fast track to lower wages and fewer available jobs.

Top Boehner spokesman joining Jeb Bush’s team

A top aide to House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) is moving to Florida to advise presumed GOP presidential contender Jeb Bush as he prepares to launch his campaign. Michael Steel, a longtime spokesman for the speaker, will be moving to Florida to take an advisory position with Bush's team that will focus on policy […]

Congress appoints commission for US women's history museum

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders have appointed experts in museums, broadcasting, fundraising and anti-abortion activism to study the creation of a National Women's History Museum. House Speaker John Boehner appointed former Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, now vice president of the anti-abortion rights group.

Democrat Running For Congress Calls For A $10.10 Minimum Wage, But His Hotels Pay Less

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- As part of his bid for Congress, Iowan Ravi Patel has circulated a petition urging House Speaker John Boehner (R) to support boosting the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, as congressional Democrats have proposed. "In...Show More Summary


NEWS IN FEDERAL LAW-ENFORCEMENT ACCOUNTABILITY: Roll Call: GOP Leaders Not Briefed on Bodyguards’ Lost Guns. House Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., might never have known their bodyguards left guns in the bathroom without CQ Roll Call’s report, which has launched a Capitol Police investigation into the source of […]

Clinton Campaign Chairman On Trade Deal: 'Can You Make It Go Away?'

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Sunday called on Hillary Clinton to help him and President Barack Obama push a major free trade deal through Congress. The unlikely Boehner-Obama alliance is battling opposition to...Show More Summary

Ben Carson’s Amazing Ego

“Ben Carson, who formally announced his run for the presidency Monday, is a brilliant surgeon, gifted storyteller and charismatic speaker. But modesty is not among his talents,” Dana Millbank reports. “The retired Johns Hopkins professor’s launch video, nearly five minutes [...]

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