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A congressman once held a 10-inch knife to John Boehner's throat

Former House Speaker John Boehner said that Alaska Rep. Don Young once held a 10-inch knife to his throat in the House chamber when the two disagreed about earmarks. Young, who called the account "mostly true," later became close friends with Boehner, who served as his best man in his 2015 wedding. Former House Speaker John Boehner said Alaska Rep. Show More Summary

John Boehner said George W. Bush texted him to say Paul Ryan should ask him for more advice

Former House Speaker John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, said that former President George W. Bush told him that House Speaker Paul Ryan should ask him for advice more often. Boehner and Bush remain close and have both been critical of the GOP and party leaders. Former House Speaker John Boehner said that former President George W. Show More Summary

What Paul Ryan can learn from John Boehner’s ‘tell-all’ interview

The Beltway crowd has been abuzz over the recent Politico story about former House speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio). Over the course of several interviews, Boehner speaks candidly about the reasons he abruptly resigned from the House and offers blunt assessments of President Trump, Barack Obama and members of Congress from both parties. Hidden among […]

There are 'Nazis' in Congress, says former Republican leader John Boehner

“We’ve got some of the smartest people in America who serve in the Congress, and we’ve got some of the dumbest”, Mr Boehner said. “We have some of the nicest people you’d ever want to meet, and some that are Nazis”. After presiding over a caucus fractured by the rise of the Tea Party, which propelled multiple challenges to his leadership, Mr Boehner ultimately stepped down.

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“I had a conversation with Hannity, probably about the beginning of 2015. I called him and said, ‘Listen, you’re nuts.’ We had this really blunt conversation.” — Former Speaker John Boehner, quoted by Politico.

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“Fuck Jordan. Fuck Chaffetz. They’re both assholes… Jordan was a terrorist as a legislator going back to his days in the Ohio House and Senate. A terrorist. A legislative terrorist.” — Former Speaker John Boehner, quoted by Politico, about Rep. [...]

GOP Lawmaker Once Held Knife to Boehner

Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) once pinned former Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) against a wall and held a knife to his throat during a heated debate about earmarks. John Boehner told Politico about the incident in a new profile published Sunday. Show More Summary

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Former House Speaker John Boehner describes how Obama struggled with smoking and was 'scared to death' of Michelle

Former House Speaker John Boehner says former President Barack Obama is "scared to death" of his wife, Michelle. Citing that reason, Obama maintains that he has not smoked a cigarette in years. Former House Speaker John Boehner has shed...Show More Summary

Boehner Says GOP Is Leaderless

Former Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), in a must-read Politico profile, says the Republican party is a completely adrift. Said Boehner: “Donald Trump’s not a Republican. He’s not a Democrat. He’s a populist. He doesn’t have an ideological bone in his [...]

John Boehner Unleashes on a Divisive Media and the “Echo Chamber”

The former House Speaker had a lot to say about the current political climate and the players involved. The post John Boehner Unleashes on a Divisive Media and the “Echo Chamber” appeared first on RedState.

Former House Speaker John Boehner’s Nastiest Comments About Fellow Republicans

In a new profile, Boehner claims he told Hannity that he’s “nuts,” calls the Freedom Caucus “anarchists,” and says Trump is “not a Republican.”

Boehner unchained

(Scott Johnson) Politico Magazine placed Tim Alberta’s long retrospective account of John Boehner’s career online last night under the heading “John Boehner unchained.” It is an extremely long article, but it is well written. It is funny. Show More Summary

John Boehner Rips ‘Ahole’ Jason Chaffetz In Scorching Interview

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The congressman-turned-Fox News contributor is a "total phony," the former House speaker says.

“Were You Sober?”: Hannity BLASTS “Bitter” Boehner For Fake Phone Call Story

‘Political Twitter’ is buzzing tonight over a new John Boehner profile by POLITICO. The former House Speaker opined on the Freedom Caucus and took shots at conservative media figures like radio host Mark Levin and Fox News host Sean Hannity. Show More Summary

John Boehner said he once called Sean Hannity to tell him he was 'nuts'

Former House Speaker John Boehner said he once called up Sean Hannity and said, "Listen, you're nuts." The Republican speaker often clashed with the most conservative members of his party. Former House Speaker John Boehner unloaded on...Show More Summary

GOP Rep. once held a knife to John Boehner’s throat during an argument

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Rep. Don Young (R-AK) once pinned Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) against a wall and held a knife to his throat, said a newly-published report in Politico. Boehner told Politico’s Tim Alberta that Young held a 10-inch knife to his throat during a heated debate about earmarks....

Lawrence on 'the knuckleheads running the show'

John Boehner says most Republicans are "throwing up" over the state of the party. Lawrence O'Donnell talks with Ron Klain, Daniel Dale & Peter Wehner, who...

Why a DACA Deal Could Be a Problem for Republicans

Playbook: “John Boehner and Eric Cantor were thrown to the wolves a few years ago for even toying with some sort of immigration reform package. Paul Ryan promised conservatives when he won the speakership in 2015 that he would not [...

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