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Boehner Brushes Off Leadership Challenge

House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) brushed off a challenge to his leadership, but showed some irritation.

The real danger from the GOP’s latest mutiny against John Boehner

If you thought the days of bad blood between House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and rank-and-file House lawmakers were on hold, at least for the summer, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) apparently didn’t get the memo. Tuesday night, the congressman marked his 56 th birthday by filing a resolution in the House to force Boehner from the top leadership post. Show More Summary

GOP Congressman Launches Surprise Bid to Oust Speaker Boehner

Republicans have revolted against House Speaker John Boehner on numerous occasions, but since the last embarrassing but ineffective coup attempt in January, there hasn't been much grumbling about stripping him of the speakership. That's why Representative Mark Meadows's "motion to vacate the chair" on Tuesday was so surprising. According to... More »

Majority Back Bencher

19 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

This week Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) filed a motion to remove House Speaker John Boehner. This appears to be payback for Boehner's removing Meadows from a subcommittee chairmanship earlier this year. Meadows is also largely credited (or blamed) for the 2013 government shutdown. In the disastrous wake of that move, Meadows has vehemently denied any credit.

Conservative move against Boehner a sign of discontent

WASHINGTON (AP) — An effort by a conservative Republican to strip House Speaker John Boehner of his position as the top House leader is largely symbolic, but is a sign of discontent among the more conservative wing of the House GOP. On Tuesday, Rep. Show More Summary

THE ATTEMPTED COUP BEGINS: Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) files a motion to oust House Speaker John Boehne…

THE ATTEMPTED COUP BEGINS: Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) files a motion to oust House Speaker John Boehner. Mr. Meadows, North Carolina Republican, filed a motion to “vacate the chair,” which could force a no-confidence vote by the full chamber and result in the removal of Mr. Boehner as speaker. In the resolution, Mr. Meadows says Mr. Boehner, Ohio Republican, “has […]

Republican Submits Measure to Push Out Boehner

Rep. Mark Meadows on Tuesday submitted a measure to push House Speaker John Boehner out of the top position in the chamber, escalating a long-simmering clash between some conservatives and the Republican leader.

McConnell blinks on highway bill, Boehner wins

They just did something kind of right. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is apparently capable of learning from his mistakes. He's decided to give in to House Speaker John Boehner in their game of chicken over the highway funding bill. Show More Summary

Conservative pushes symbolic effort against Boehner

WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative Republican who was disciplined earlier this year by House Speaker John Boehner is pushing a largely symbolic effort to strip the Ohio Republican of his position as the top House leader. Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina on Tuesday filed a resolution to vacate the chair, an initial procedural step. Show More Summary

Mr. Speaker Cries During Golf Interview

US House Speaker John Boehner has a reputation for wearing his emotions on his sleeve. He’s cried over Winston Churchill. He’s cried over America’s faltering economy. He’s even cried over legendary golfer Arnold Palmer, who is still alive, by the way. Which could explain why he chokes up during this Golf Channel interview.

Primary care has actually improved for Michigan Medicaid patients under Obamacare

Remember this gem from House Speaker John Boehner when he was forced to acknowledge that Obamacare had covered a lot of people? "Giving people Medicaid insurance is almost like giving them nothing, because you can't find a doctor that will see Medicaid patients, Boehner added. Show More Summary

POLL: 9 in 10 Grassroots Conservatives Want John Boehner Out at Speaker

House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that he wants to put “facts first” before using the appropriations process to end... The post POLL: 9 in 10 Grassroots Conservatives Want John Boehner Out at Speaker appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

John Boehner Mum On Whether GOP Will Defund Planned Parenthood

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) brushed aside questions Thursday about Republican plans to defund Planned Parenthood. House Republicans already launched an investigation into the family planning provider this week after...Show More Summary

A.M. Links: Obama Plans More Executive Action on Immigration, Bill Cosby Forced to Testify, Scott Walker Says U.S. 'Should Not Be the World's Policeman'

6 days agoNews : Reason

The Obama administration is planning to take additional executive action on immigration. House Speaker John Boehner is promising to do "everything possible" to stop the Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran. Bill Cosby will be...Show More Summary

House Speaker John Boehner vows to do ‘everything possible’ to stop Iran deal

last weekNews : The Raw Story

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday said he and others in Congress would do “everything possible” to stop a new nuclear deal with Iran from moving forward. “Members of Congress will ask much tougher questions this afternoon when we meet with the...

Boehner’s Drought Plan: Blame Environmentalists and Obama

House Speaker John Boehner – leader of the least productive Congress in American history, one which has done little, if anything, to assist the Western United States and its historic drought -- has decided to blame President Barack Obama and environmentalists for causing said drought.

Boehner blasts UN Security Council Iran vote, vows to do … something

The UN Security Council voted unanimously Monday to approve the Iran nuclear deal struck by the Obama administration. Predictably, House Speaker John Boehner thinks this is bad. "This is a bad start for a bad deal," he added. "The American...Show More Summary

US Capitol flags lowered in memory of Tennessee victims

WASHINGTON (AP) — The flags at the U.S. Capitol have been lowered to half-staff to honor the five service members killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee, last week. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner said...Show More Summary

Boehner Blames California Drought On Obama

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) took to Facebook on Tuesday to recast California’s worst drought in 1200 years as a “man-made water shortage” — not worsened by climate change, but by President Obama himself. The post Boehner Blames California Drought On Obama appeared first on ThinkProgress.

John Boehner Says Many People In Prison 'Really Don't Need To Be There'

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said on Thursday that there were many people in prison "that really don't need to be there," telling reporters that he wants bipartisan legislation proposing criminal justice system reform...Show More Summary

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