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Boehner pushing back at pesky conservatives

TALK RADIO NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his allies are charging ahead with their effort to punish conservatives who have been a thorn in leadership’s side – a purge that’s roiling the GOP conference. Latest victim is Rep. Ken Buck (Colo), who could be stripped of his title as GOP … Continue reading Boehner pushing back at pesky conservatives

Did Democrats’ fast-track plan backfire?

The Post reports that a second vote on trade authority won’t come until late next month: Setting aside initial plans to formally hold a second vote on the initiative, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) pushed for the new vote to give him until the end of July to revive the existing legislation. After a […]

So What Happens Today With The TPP?

Well, it sure looks like nothing's going to move on this, but it ain't dead yet. WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has no plans to negotiate with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) after her caucus torpedoed...Show More Summary

'No One Will Be Negotiating With Leader Pelosi On A Path Forward'

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has no plans to negotiate with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) after her caucus torpedoed a trade deal backed by President Barack Obama and Boehner, a GOP leadership aide...Show More Summary

Over 70 Christian Education Leaders Send Letter to Congress Urging Protection From Potential Pro-Gay Supreme Court Ruling

More than 70 leaders in the Christian education field signed onto letters sent to Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., last week advocating for legislation that will protect Christian institutions from from being punished by the government for upholding biblical views on marriage.

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

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

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

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

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

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

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

Schumer Slams Boehner For Saying It's ‘Stupid' To Think Funding Cuts Caused Amtrak Crash

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) took time Thursday to directly attack House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) for saying it’s “stupid” to think funding cuts contributed to an Amtrak crash earlier this week that killed eight people...Show More Summary

House votes to strip NSA of bulk phone record-collection powers

Before the vote Wednesday, Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said the bill would “protect our foreign intelligence capabilities.” Boener predicted the bill would pass easily.

Boehner Claims Optimism On Trade Legislation Despite Defeat In Senate

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- One day after Senate Democrats dealt a blow to President Barack Obama’s trade agenda in the upper chamber, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he is “still optimistic” Congress has the votes to give the president authority...Show More Summary

Top Boehner spokesman joining Jeb Bush’s team

A top aide to House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) is moving to Florida to advise presumed GOP presidential contender Jeb Bush as he prepares to launch his campaign. Michael Steel, a longtime spokesman for the speaker, will be moving to Florida to take an advisory position with Bush's team that will focus on policy […]

NEWS IN FEDERAL LAW-ENFORCEMENT ACCOUNTABILITY: Roll Call: GOP Leaders Not Briefed on Bodyguards

NEWS IN FEDERAL LAW-ENFORCEMENT ACCOUNTABILITY: Roll Call: GOP Leaders Not Briefed on Bodyguards’ Lost Guns. House Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., might never have known their bodyguards left guns in the bathroom without CQ Roll Call’s report, which has launched a Capitol Police investigation into the source of […]

Clinton Campaign Chairman On Trade Deal: 'Can You Make It Go Away?'

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Sunday called on Hillary Clinton to help him and President Barack Obama push a major free trade deal through Congress. The unlikely Boehner-Obama alliance is battling opposition to...Show More Summary

House Speaker John Boehner Calls Relations Between Police, Black Community ‘National Crisis’

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), in an interview with NBC‘s Meet The Press on Sunday, indicated that he sees relations between police and black communities as a “national crisis”. Boehner told NBC that “I think that if you look at...Show More Summary

John Boehner Says Obama Needs Hillary Clinton To Help Pass Trade Deal

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Sunday that 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton needs to step it up and help President Barack Obama pass a trade deal in Congress. "The fact is, the presidentShow More Summary

Talking to the House speaker

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who, next to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), may have the most disagreeable job in Washington, is more worried than frustrated these days. Talking to a small group of reporters in his Capitol Hill office, he described his recent trip with eight colleagues to the Middle East. “We’re not […]

Boehner Warns 'Thousands Of Jobs' On The Line If Ex-Im Bank Expires

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said on Thursday that “thousands of jobs” are at risk if one of his own party members does nothing on the impending expiration of the Export-Import Bank. Boehner’s comments put him at...Show More Summary

John Boehner: Obama 'Needs To Step Up His Game' On Garnering Support For Trade Bill

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday that President Barack Obama “needs to step up his game” to rally more Democrats behind legislation that would give him fast-track authority on trade deals. Boehner told reporters that...Show More Summary

As He Preps for 2016, John Kasich Brings in an Old Newt-Backer

If Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) runs for president, and it looks like he might, he'll be getting the band—the Newt Gingrich band—back together. Last week, Kasich announced that he was bringing on Bob Walker, a congressman-turned-lobbyist,...Show More Summary

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