Today is former Speaker of the House John Boehner's (R-Ohio) 66th birthday. To commemorate the occasion, current Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) wished his predecessor a happy birthday on Twitter, the social medium both politicians -- or, at least both politicians' interns -- use on a semi-regular basis. But it wasn't just any birthday tweet. Show More Summary
John Boehner thinks retirement feels “weird,” Politico reports. He's traded being Speaker of the House for being vacuumer of his apartment. The former Speaker of the House had been in the political scene for 34 years when he finally stepped down from the position on October 31, with Wisconsin Republican Paul... More »
It’s only been two weeks since John Boehner (R-OH) engineered a budget deal that was anything but Congress’ proudest moment. It’s now easy to see how bizarre the deal really was and why it’s definitely not a harbinger of good things to come. 1. The Speaker of the House of Representatives [...]
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
“House Republican hard-liners who helped force out former Speaker John Boehner are readying their next act: a multi-point manifesto demanding quick action on long-time conservative priorities,” Bloomberg reports. “An early draft of the plan obtained by Bloomberg News also calls [...]
Cincinnati Enquirer: It’s unlikely to happen, but voters could elect two different congressmen to fill John Boehner’s vacated seat in the March primary. That’s because Ohio Gov. John Kasich has chosen to conduct the primary for Boehner’s unfinished 6-month term and the … Continue reading ?
Black football players and other students have forced the resignation of Tim Wolfe, the president of the University of Missouri system. The students complained about insensitivity to racism; conservative critics have countered that the students are "cowardly liberal lazy douchebags" (Leon H. Show More Summary
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, replaced fellow Republican John Boehner of Ohio as Speaker of the House in late October 2015. Ryan did so with reservations about his new role, and only ran after he forced his party to make concessions regarding his personal values and work ethic. Show More Summary
A recent budget and debt deal and separate legislation to fund highway programs were laced with gimmicks masquerading as offsetting spending cuts. Former Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who was forced out by disgruntled tea partyers, was...Show More Summary
Want to understand the roots of modern GOP anger? Look no further than white, male, religious insecurity and fear. When John Boehner stepped down, he became just the second speaker since the beginning of the 20th century to resign mid-session, and the only one to do so without an ethics investigation looming over his head. 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
Ryan’s predecessor made made similar pledges before becoming House speaker in 2011.
The Hardball Roundtable has today's scoop, including why Paul Ryan is the "younger, less tanned" John Boehner.
John Boehner was known to keep a small and tight circle of friends around him. One of his closest was former Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss. With the new Speaker comes a new circle of friends and presumably, influence. According to the National Journal, two Georgia congressmen are in Speaker Ryan’s inner circles of friendship. From …
John Boehner retained the services of Bob Barnett, presumably to help secure a favorable advance for his upcoming memoir, “Will You Goddamn Chuckleheads Please Leave Me And My Glass Of Malbec Alone.” Brad Sherman gave the invisible hand...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.
In light of the latest GOP proclamation of Obamacare DOOOM, why don't we take a look back at a handful of their past predictions, just to remind us how wrong these people constantly are? John Boehner, 1/6/2011: When you step back and...Show More Summary
A super PAC supporting Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) has released a slate of new radio ads, including one boasting that former House Majority Leader John Boehner had some unkind things to say about the Texas Republican. Keep the Promise I, a super PAC bankrolled by hedge fund multimillionaire Robert Mercer, added eight ads to a […]
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. [...]