John Boehner had reached his limit. In a meeting with his House colleagues to discuss Wednesday’s budget agreement, the House speaker finally let loose on the conservative groups that have been roiling Republican politics. Organizations...Show More Summary
John Boehner has made a lot of promises over the years about the type of Congress he would lead as Speaker. As is often the case in Washington, it seems that his actions aren’t lining up with his rhetoric. And so, here we are faced with a major budget vote and yet members of Congress are only being given 36 hours to read it, understand | Read More »
(CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner lashed out at grassroots conservative groups opposed to a compromise budget deal, accusing them on Wednesday of "using our members and using the American people for their own goals." The Speaker said their actions were "ridiculous" and noted some of them came out against the bipartisan budget agreement even […]
House Speaker John Boehner went after conservative lobbying groups in no uncertain terms Wednesday morning, declaring that the groups reflexively opposing the just-negotiated budget deal were "using our members and they’re using the American people for their own goals."
TRNS – House Speaker John Boehner snapped today at outside conservative groups who are lining up against a budget framework agreed to this week by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.). “They’re using our members, and they’re using the American people for their own goals,” Boehner said when asked whether House Republicans […]
Outside the GOP conference meeting on Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner angrily denounced the conservative groups that have voiced their opposition to the House-Senate budget deal. He did the same thing inside the closed-door meeting,...Show More Summary
The Republican Party's establishment continues to make its uselessness in reining in government growth in any place but an imagined future clearer and clearer, as reported in Business Insider: House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) snapped at conservative groups that have come out in opposition to the budget deal reached Wednesday between Rep. Show More Summary
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) snapped at conservative groups that have come out in opposition to the budget deal reached Wednesday.
A Washington federal judge today dismissed Rep. Charles Rangel's (D-N.Y.) lawsuit against U.S. House of Representatives leaders over his 2010 censure for misconduct. Rangel sued Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and other House leaders in April, claiming he was denied due...
For John Boehner the Speakership has been one never-ending dignity loss as he's been lead around by various high-dollar "Tea Party" groups who run the House in spite of him. Apparently the soul-crushing got too much for him this morning:...Show More Summary
House Speaker John Boehner lit into outside conservative groups like Heritage Action and FreedomWorks on Wednesday morning for opposing the just-negotiated budget deal before they even knew the details.
Republican leaders defended a modest budget deal that would maintain government operations through 2015 amid conservative opposition that could scuttle the legislation in the House. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, lashed out at conservative advocacy groups that have en …
A civil lawsuit against members of the House and Congressional staff filed by Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) was dismissed by the U.S. District Court of Columbia on Wednesday. Rangel sued House Speaker John Boehner and other House members in April over his 2010 censure in the House of Representatives. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Wednesday he has not seen an acceptable plan from the White House to extend long-term unemployment benefits that are due to expire on December 31.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) unusually snapped at conservative groups that have come out in opposition to the budget deal reached Wednesday between Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.). "They're using the American people for their own purposes. Show More Summary
Here's something you don't see every day on budget matters. About 20 minutes apart Tuesday evening, President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) both released statements hailing the budget deal reached Tuesday as a positive first step toward avoiding governing by crisis. Show More Summary
"Dear Joe, The Gay Bill of Special Rights has cleared the U.S. Senate and could be brought up for a vote in the House by Speaker John Boehner at any moment. Without your IMMEDIATE action, I’m afraid this dangerous legislation will reach Barack Obama’s desk for his guaranteed signature. Show More Summary
Per commentor LAMH36, from CNN, “Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, congressional Democrats to commemorate Mandela in South Africa”:.. House Speaker John Boehner tapped Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Illinois, to lead the official delegation of House members to South Africa for Tuesday’s service. Show More Summary
Farm Bill- Policy Issues At his weekly news conference yesterday, House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) indicated that, “On the farm bill, you know, I’ve not seen any real progress on the farm bill. And so if we’ve got to pass a one-month extension of the — of the farm bill, I think we’ll be […]
Today's source material, from the supposedly "serious" National Review: The piece is just a cut and paste of official statements from various Republicans like Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and John Boehner. But the comments, oh the comments.... check them out below the fold.