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Morning Wrap: Dennis Hastert Steps Down From Dickstein | John Boehner's Standing Questioned

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert resigns from his lobbying post at Dickstein Shapiro after the feds bring charges in Chicago. Lawyers for current House Speaker John Boehner fought Thursday to keep alive Republicans' suit against Obama's health care law. And a legal battle between two entrepreneurs is keeping hologram technology from its... Read the whole entry... »       

Capitol Police to undergo additional bathroom training

Raise your hand if you found someone else's gun in your bathroom. After incidents in which various members of the Capitol Police left their loaded guns in public bathrooms (one in House Speaker John Boehner's offices, but don't worry—a...Show More Summary

Prank Interviewer Asks Students: ‘Should John Boehner Resign Over His Role in Deflate-Gate?’

One need not be a political news junkie, but we should all have an idea of what’s going on in our country. In a video that highlights this necessity, a

U.S. is paying the price for not investing in trains, and it's stupid

House Speaker John Boehner may think it's "stupid" to suggest that the recent fatal Amtrak crash had anything to do with lack of funding, but the evidence keeps piling up that Boehner's the stupid one here. The United States spends far...Show More Summary

Open Thread: College Students Want Boehner to Resign…Over Deflategate

For a weekend open thread, I give you more evidence of the sad state of both media reporting and education in America. Doubtless, most RedState Contributors and readers would love to see [mc_name name='Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)' chamber='house'...Show More Summary

The Firms That Will Supposedly Shed Jobs if Ex-Im Dies Have Billions and Billions in Backorders

“There are thousands of jobs on the line that would disappear pretty quickly if the Ex-Im Bank were to disappear,” Speaker John Boehner warned us a few weeks ago. At the time, I explained why this was nonsense. However, considering that...Show More Summary

Why Letting Ex-Im Expire Won’t Lead to Massive Job Losses

“There are thousands of jobs on the line that would disappear pretty quickly if the Ex-Im Bank were to disappear,” Speaker John Boehner warned us a few weeks ago. At the time, I explained why this was nonsense. However, considering that...Show More Summary

US House Speaker Urges Senate to Vote on Bulk Data Collection

US House Speaker John Boehner said that the US Senate should act to pass legislation to end the US National Security Agency’s practice of bulk collection of data and replace it with a different program.

John Boehner Blasts Obama Over Pace Of Reform At Department Of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday called on the Obama administration to formulate a "long-term plan" that would address the problems plaguing the Department of Veterans Affairs, including improper spending of taxpayer funds and secret lists that have kept veterans waiting for care. "Just one person has been fired. Show More Summary

Boehner: Little progress at VA year after Shinseki departure

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) says the Department of Veterans Affairs is no better off a year after former VA Secretary Eric Shinseki (shin-SEHK'-ee) resigned. Shinseki had stepped down amid a scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking health care and falsified records to cover up the delays.

John Boehner Says Obama Will Not Receive Authorization to Continue Fighting ISIS, Argues Obama Has No Strategy

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said that President Barack Obama should not expect to receive military authorization to continue the fight against terror group ISIS in Iraq and Syria. While Boehner has argued that Obama has not presented a real strategy on how to effectively fight ISIS, other lawmakers, such as Rep. Show More Summary

Boehner: Obama should draft second version of new war powers

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner says President Barack Obama should scrap his draft of new war powers to fight Islamic State militants and send a new one to Congress. Boehner said Tuesday that the first Authorization for the Use of Military Force Obama sent Congress would leave him with less authority than he has today.

John Boehner Wants Obama To 'Start Over' On ISIS War Authorization

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) hasn't taken any action to authorize the ongoing war against Islamic State militants. But on Tuesday, he criticized President Barack Obama's proposal for authorizing the military campaign,...Show More Summary

Wanted: A Middle East strategy

Today at a news conference House Speaker John Boehner remarked, “Last week, we passed a strong bill to support our troops, and ensure that the Congress and the people have the ability to review any potential agreement with the Iranians. And with new gains made by ISIL [the Islamic State] in Ramadi, we know that […]

Boehner doesn't defend NH's Rep. Guinta over contributions

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner stopped short Tuesday of defending embattled Rep. Frank Guinta, saying lawmakers must meet "the highest ethical standards" when asked if the New Hampshire Republican should remain in Congress. Boehner's...Show More Summary

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

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

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