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John Boehner dings Obama, looks to new Congress in rhyming holiday poem

'Tis the season to be jolly — but not so jolly you veer off-message. That's why it's no surprise House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio)'s cheerful holiday jingle contains a thinly veiled jab at President Obama within its rhyming words: Fa la la la la, take that, Obama! More

Hannity Rips 'Cowardly' Boehner For Being 'Everything That's Wrong With Washington'

Fox News host Sean Hannity is fuming mad over Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) support for the wide-ranging budget bill that is set to keep the government open and narrowly passed the House late Thursday night.  "This measure did not sit well with a number of conservatives, including me," Hannity said on his program soon after the vote. Show More Summary

House narrowly advances spending bill; final vote expected later today

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

A House vote to avert a government shutdown and pass a $1.1-trillion spending bill was going down to the wire Thursday as House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) scrambled to muster enough votes from his own party to advance the meas...

Congress Unveils Massive $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

J. Scott Applewhite/APFrom left to right, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. By ANDREW...Show More Summary

Gothic on Capitol Hill

2 weeks agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

A horror writer moonlights as a Congressman's speechwriter. Brett Talley creates texts for Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio), when he's not writing about the Necronomico. “He’s been great,” Lehman says. “He’s very creative. He’s also dogged about expanding the senator’s vocabulary.”...

John Boehner has a race horse named after him: 'Weeper of the House'

House Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) unflattering nickname is now the name of a horse. And no, it's not a phallic innuendo. When Boehner cried after taking control of Congress in 2010, some in the press dubbed him "Weeper of the House."...Show More Summary

John Boehner Just Summed Up His Approach To Barack Obama In 2 Incredible Sentences

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) showed his ability to deliver presidential-level burns Thursday morning. Some Republicans, infuriated by President Barack Obama's recent executive action on immigration, have reportedly floated the idea of denying President Barack Obama access to the House chamber for his 2015 State of the Union speech. Show More Summary

Congress Might Hold Hearings On Eric Garner's Death

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) believes the public deserves more information about the police-involved deaths in Ferguson, Missouri and Staten Island, New York. He addressed both incidents during an unrelated press conference Thursday morning. Show More Summary

John Boehner on Eric Garner: 'The American people deserve more answers'

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday said Congress could hold hearings into the death of Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who died after a New York Police officer placed him in a chokehold. "I'm not going to rule that in or out," Boehner said of calls from lawmakers to hold hearings on the case. Show More Summary

A Congressional Gold Medal for the Golden Bear

3 weeks agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

Amateur Jack Nicklaus in 1960. JACK NICKLAUS IS ON HIS WAY to the Congressional Gold Medal. The following news is excerpted from Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) announced...Show More Summary

Your tax dollars…down the drain: Increasing use of ‘official time’ at federal agencies

The Highland County Press U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) has released the latest example in a monthly series highlighting Washington’s wasteful spending during a time of record debt:

Portman vs. Paul: What a contrast

In the pre-presidential primary jostling, Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) announced he will run for reelection, not the presidency. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) announced he will run for reelection but has already made clear he will not be deterred by Kentucky state law, which bars him from also appearing on the ballot for president. As we […]

John Boehner unveils plan to avoid government shutdown but still fight Obama on immigration

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Tuesday presented his GOP caucus with a plan to fund most of the government through next September, thereby averting another government shutdown. Though the plan would fund key pieces of the government...Show More Summary

John Boehner has the secret to the perfect turkey brine

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) has released a video about how he'll be preparing his Thanksgiving turkey. Cleverly dubbed "The Boehner Brine," the sauce includes "16 ounces of pure maple syrup." Boehner also notes that he only cooks the turkey "to about 160, max" to keep it flavorful. Show More Summary

Boehner: I'm ready to 'reappoint' members to special Benghazi panel in new Congress

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Monday evening announced that he is reappointing Republican Trey Gowdy of South Carolina to head the Select Committee on Benghazi next Congress. The problem, however, is that by doing so, Boehner named a chairman to a panel that does not yet exist. Show More Summary

Happy Hour Roundup

Republicans are hopping mad about President Obama’s new order on immigration: House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) vowed Friday to confront President Obama’s unilateral executive actions to protect millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, saying the moves were “damaging the presidency” and warning that Congress will not let them stand without a fight. “The House […]

The best revenge for the GOP is victory

The Post reports: House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) on Friday fired twin salvos at President Obama’s recent executive actions, announcing a House lawsuit challenging the implementation of the 2010 health-care law and vowing to counter Obama’s move to provide relief to millions of illegal immigrants with legislative action. In a clearly coordinated campaign against […]

BOEHNER: Obama Is 'Damaging The Presidency Itself'

The immigration showdown between Congress and the White House is fully underway. In a press conference Friday morning, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) slammed President Barack Obama yet again and vowed that his chamber will move to thwart Obama's new executive actions on immigration reform. Show More Summary

Senators Feinstein, Portman Want to Expand Wiretapping Authority to Combat Sex Trafficking

last monthNews : Reason

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is once again attempting to swell federal power and erode civil liberties by preying on fears about sexual exploitation. Today, she and Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) introduced the Combat Human Trafficking...Show More Summary

Distinguished pol of the week

Kudos to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) who were elected by acclamation to lead their respective house’s Republicans. But as we turn from campaigns to governing, I want to single out perhaps the most productive lawmaker in the Senate. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) for decades has done what the liberal media […]

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