Los Angeles Times: “Before he entered the race, … Carson signed on to … American Legacy PAC, an organization with ties to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. With Carson as the face of its Save Our Healthcare campaign, American Legacy [...]
The former House Speaker has been outspokenly pro-life and pro-family throughout his career in politics.
Feeling their oats after ousting former House Speaker John Boehner, the House Freedom Caucus maniacs are formalizing their policy vision and calling it, for now, a "Contract with America II." They're also demanding that it get quick action from new Speaker Paul Ryan. Show More Summary
Newt Gingrich just had to weigh in on the recent voter repeal of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. The Republican former House Speaker and unsuccessful 2012 presidential candidate called into The Sam Malone Show, a right-leaning radio program that airs in Houston. Show More Summary
This week on Conservatives Say The Darndest Things:Former House speaker Newt Gingrich appeared on a Houston radio show recently to promote his new book, and he took the opportunity to laud Houston voters for taking away basic human rights...Show More Summary
The latest Republican line about Obamacare, given its success in getting a helluva lot of people health insurance, is that it doesn't count because it's government coverage. An example, former House Speaker John Boehner saying "[g]iving...Show More Summary
Former House speaker, Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), was often attacked by fellow Republicans for influencing House processes to get policy outcomes that he wanted. We all know what’s happened since. Boehner resigned, and his heir apparent, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), withdrew. In the meantime, the House Freedom Caucus outlined a list of policy and […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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...
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
Former House Speaker John Boehner officially retired from politics in October. First elected in the midterm Republican wave in 1994, Boehner played a part in then-Speaker Newt Gingrich’s revolution, then saw his quick rise to the stop falter when he lost his position as chairman of the House Republican Conference in 1998. Rather than leave…
House Republicans approved Paul Ryan's bid for speaker. Former House Speaker Denny Hastert pled guilty to charges related to the alleged payment of hush money in a sex scandal, and federal prosecutors recommended a prison sentence of...Show More Summary
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert has pleaded guilty in a hush money case and could serve up to six months in prison. Hastert pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. The plea marks the fall from grace of a politician who rose from obscurity...Show More Summary
Join us today at 6 PM ET for our live-blog of the second-string Republican debaters. We'll also be on hand for the main attraction at 8 PM ET. Today's comic by Matt Bors is Feel the burn: Former House Speaker Hastert pleads guilty to lying to the FBI: Judge Thomas M. Show More Summary
Former House speaker agreed to make plea over charges he violated banking laws and lied to FBI
CHICAGO (AP) — The Associated Press has withdrawn a Timeline updated with former House speaker Dennis Hastert's guilty plea in federal court. Hastert pleaded guilty to evading banking laws, not to lying to the FBI. He admitted in court...Show More Summary
CHICAGO (AP) — Dennis Hastert pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to the FBI in a hush-money scheme, agreeing to a deal with federal prosecutors that recommends he serve no more than six months in prison and averting a trial in the ca...
On Wednesday morning, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert admitted that he illegally structured bank withdrawals — a felony charge. He did not plead guilty to a second charge alleging that he lied to investigators about paying $1.7 million to an Individual A; that charge was dismissed. Hastert did give a brief statement... More »