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Israeli Speaker Shouted Down at the University of Minnesota

(John Hinderaker) If anti-free speech demonstrators shout down a speaker at the University of Minnesota, where do you read about it? In the Washington Post, apparently: On Tuesday afternoon an Israeli academic was shouted down by two dozen protesters as he tried to begin a lecture before about 100 students and faculty at the University of Minnesota. Show More Summary

Feud With Ted Cruz Follows John Boehner Out the Door

John Boehner may have retired from Capitol Hill, but he is living on a bit longer in the airwaves of the 2016 presidential campaign. The former House speaker is the villain of a new radio ad by a super PAC supporting Ted Cruz for president.

Paul Ryan Is Not A Messiah

If you watched television this weekend you might well have thought that Paul D. Ryan (R-WI), the man elected last week to replace John Boehner (R-OH) as speaker of the House of Representatives, was omniscient. By appearing on all five of the main Sunday talk shows, Ryan seemed to be everywhere. [...]

Speaker Paul Ryan Is Cleaning Up the House (Literally)

John Boehner may have metaphorically "cleaned the barn" before retiring last week, but he left a few actual cleaning projects for Speaker Paul D. Ryan. The Wisconsin representative and  P90X enthusiast has been complaining about Boehner's smoking for years, and last week staffers set up a filtration machine to air... More »

Speaker Paul Ryan Moves Fast to ‘Detoxify’ Boehner’s Smoky Suite

3 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

One consequence for Mr. Ryan of taking the House gavel from John A. Boehner: the lingering odor of a heavy smoker.

Why Speaker Ryan can’t be ‘trusted’ on Obama and immigration

When it comes to comprehensive immigration reform, everything old is new again. All the obstruction and careless rhetoric about not trusting the president flung around by former House speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was picked up by new Speaker Paul Ryan. And just because the Wisconsin congressman says it with such conviction doesn’t make what he […]

Bonus Quote of the Day

“He said, ‘Boehner, man, I’m gonna miss you.’ Yes you are, Mr. President. Yes you are.” — Former Speaker John Boehner, in an interview with Fox News, recounting a conversation with President Obama.

Florida GOP congressman who clashed with Boehner to retire

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican congressman from Florida who clashed with former Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) says he will not run for re-election next year. [...] in January, he was among 25 rebellious conservative Republicans who voted against re-electing Boehner as speaker.

Ryan Desperate To Get Smoke Smell Out Of Speaker’s Office

John Boehner may be gone, but the stench of his cigarette habit remains. Towards the end of his Meet the Press interview on Sunday, Chuck Todd asked Ryan about whether or not removing the smell of smoke from the Speaker’s office was on the agenda. The answer, unsurprisingly, was an emphatic “yes.”   “They have [...]

John Boehner's Smoky Old Office Smells Like a Cancer Factory

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

On Sunday’s Meet the Press, brand new House Speaker Paul D. Ryan admitted that his office is, at least in one way, a very bad hotel: he can’t get the smell of cigarettes out of the room. Read more...

Paul Ryan Desperate to Get Smoke Smell Left by John Boehner Out of Speaker’s Office

3 months agoNews : Mediaite

Marathon champion and self-described "health nut" Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan is now the Speaker of the House, which means he gets to take over former Speaker John Boehner's big flash office on Capitol Hill. The catch? Boehner smoked the place up, which doesn't bode well for Ryan's supposed penchant for sleeping on a cot in the office.

Ryan Cornered For Demanding Family Time While Blocking Family Leave

House Speaker Paul Ryan’s list of demands included more time with his family, but doesn’t want to legislate family leave for others. During an interview on Fox News Sunday, host John Roberts pointed out that “there are many people in this country that would like to see you make your priority legislation that gives people [...]

Boehner Used ‘Catholic Guilt’ To Get Ryan To Run For Speaker

John Boehner used the Catholic guilt card to get Paul Ryan to seek the House speakership. Asked by CNN’s Dana Bash what he told Ryan, Boehner was frank: “Well first, I laid every ounce of Catholic guilt I could on him.” In other words, Boehner said, God wanted Ryan to run for Speaker. “Listen, Paul [...]

"You're kind of a health nut. How are you going to get the smell of smoke out of the speaker's office?"

Chuck Todd asked Paul Ryan on "Meet the Press" today. (Boehner was " John Boehner is a well-known chain smoker.")Ryan said: "That's a really good question. We've been talking about that, they have these ozone machines, apparently, that you can detoxify the environment. Show More Summary

Boehner: 'Catholic guilt' swayed Ryan on speakership

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former House Speaker John Boehner says he used "Catholic guilt" to persuade Paul Ryan to run for speaker. On CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday Boehner said he invoked God to persuade his fellow Catholic from refusing to run for speaker to agreeing to do so.

John Boehner: ‘God told me’ Paul Ryan becoming Speaker was part of his divine plan

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Former House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said in a recent interview that he knew Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) would become Speaker of the House because it was part of God’s plan. CNN’s Dana Bash asked Boehner in an interview that aired on Sunday how he was able to get Ryan to change his mind...

Paul Ryan Isn't Sure How To Get The Cigarette Smell Out Of The Speaker's Office

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Former House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) may have given his successor a clean slate to start with, but he also left him a slightly more unpleasant gift: the smell of cigarette smoke. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), a fan of the P90X workout,...Show More Summary

Paul Ryan's Path To House Speaker Passed Through A Soup Line

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- A young Paul Ryan was once a foot soldier for Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), literally planting yard signs for an up-and-coming Republican 25 years ago. Back then, Ryan was exactly the sort of young believer who many envisioned...Show More Summary

Distinguished pol of the week

Outgoing House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) got a send-off that finally recognized the Ohio congressman’s service and decency. Incoming Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was greeted with a mixture of anticipation and relief. Not only could Republicans envision an end to bitter infighting in the House, but it seemed possible they might be able to […]

How John Boehner, one of the most underrated modern politicians, reshaped Washington forever

Tom Latham was there for the culmination of John Boehner's career as speaker. It was September 28, the day before Boehner planned to announce his resignation as speaker. It ws also the day Pope Francis, after years of prodding, addressed a joint session of Congress. Show More Summary

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