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
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) is re-elected by the muscular new group of House conservatives.
LACONIA, N.H. -- Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) had spent a typical day on the campaign trial on Friday, talking about tax policy and health-care costs and his lengthy record. He learned of the attacks in Paris as he stepped onto his campaign bus in Concord, after an afternoon of campaign events. He and aides clustered around […]
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
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 […]
When it comes to comprehensive immigration reform, everything old is new again. All the obstruction and careless rhetoric about not trusting the president flung around by former House speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was picked up by new Speaker Paul Ryan. And just because the Wisconsin congressman says it with such conviction doesn’t make what he […]
Former House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) may have given his successor a clean slate to start with, but he also left him a slightly more unpleasant gift: the smell of cigarette smoke. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), a fan of the P90X workout,...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON -- A young Paul Ryan was once a foot soldier for Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), literally planting yard signs for an up-and-coming Republican 25 years ago. Back then, Ryan was exactly the sort of young believer who many envisioned...Show More Summary
Outgoing House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) got a send-off that finally recognized the Ohio congressman’s service and decency. Incoming Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was greeted with a mixture of anticipation and relief. Not only could Republicans envision an end to bitter infighting in the House, but it seemed possible they might be able to […]
Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) went over his tenure in office during an emotional exit interview with Fox News that aired Friday. Boehner was replaced this week by now-House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), ending his 25-year tenure in the legislative chamber. Show More Summary
Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has been elected speaker of the House. He promised to fix a "broken" system. Ryan's election means that John Boehner (R-Ohio) can exit, stage right. He bid the House farewell today. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...Show More Summary
In a lot of ways, newly elected House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and former speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) are cut from the same cloth. Both are sensible, principled conservatives who came from humble beginnings in the Midwest and rose through the ranks of Congress. Both are well-respected within most of the Republican caucus and are […]
The votes are in, and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will officially replace House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). Boehner announced his resignation in September. After House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) suddenly dropped out of the race to fill the position, Boehner urged Ryan to run. Show More Summary
Outgoing House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) delivered an emotional final speech Thursday in the House of Representatives. In his final speech before Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) takes up the gavel, a misty-eyed Boehner briefly reflected on his time as the leader. Show More Summary
The House today approved a two-year budget deal that marks one of Speaker John A. Boehner’s final legislative acts as retiring leader. Boehner (R-Ohio) sought to quell the budget battles that defined his tenure and provide a smooth transition for his likely successor, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). The...
In a parting gift to the conservatives who hectored him out of office, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) negotiated a budget agreement with Senate leaders and the Obama administration that increases federal spending and raises the debt ceiling in exchange for — well, not much that Republicans...
House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) promised to “clean the barn” before stepping down this week. And it seems the stables will soon be hosed down. With the announcement of a two-year budget deal negotiated by the White House and top congressional leaders, Congress is poised to lift the debt ceiling and ease fiscal constraints on […]
Conservatives moved quickly to revolt over a blockbuster budget deal reached among congressional leaders and the White House early Tuesday morning, calling it a "betrayal" days before House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is set to leave...Show More Summary
The ambitious two-year budget deal that House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) negotiated with the White House provides a career-capping end to his tumultuous tenure, but it may also prove to complicate Rep. Paul Ryan's rise to become the next speaker. Boehner had vowed to "clean up the barn" before...
WASHINGTON -- The presumed next speaker of the House, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), will get the "clean barn" that departing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) promised him, but there may also be a poisoned atmosphere. That's after Boehner cut...Show More Summary