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GOP congressman launches bid to oust John Boehner as House speaker

A Republican congressman has filed a request to oust House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) in a new and unusual challenge to his leadership from the GOP's right flank. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) on Tuesday evening filed a "motion to vacate the chair," which, if successful, would force the election of a new speaker. Such a challenge has […]

Boehner gets emotional in Golf Channel interview

Even golfing can be a tearjerker of a subject for Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who’s known for frequently dispensing waterworks. “I wanted to make sure that every kid had the same chance I did — an opportunity,” Boehner, with tears … Continued

John Boehner Cries During Golf Channel Interview

WASHINGTON -- If there's one constant in the United States House of Representatives, it is Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) crying. He cried at an event honoring painter Constantino Brumidi. He bawled through a congressional award ceremony honoring an astronaut. Show More Summary

John Boehner Mum On Whether GOP Will Defund Planned Parenthood

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) brushed aside questions Thursday about Republican plans to defund Planned Parenthood. House Republicans already launched an investigation into the family planning provider this week after...Show More Summary

Matthews on Kasich: 'People Like Me Tend to Like This Guy'; Hardball Host Hails Governor's Liberal Stances

For the second segment of his July 22 Hardball program, MSNBC's Chris Matthews took a brief break from his priority on Trump-bashing to effusively praise the latest GOP presidential primary entrant, Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio), whom he once dreamed on air of accepting a vice presidential nomination from Democrat Hillary Clinton.

U.S. Capitol flags will fly at half-staff today in honor of Chattanooga victims

Flags over the U.S. Capitol will fly at half-staff Tuesday in honor of the five military service members shot to death Thursday in Chattanooga, Tenn. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced the tribute Tuesday morning, the first day Congress has been back in session since the shooting. […]

John Boehner Says Many People In Prison 'Really Don't Need To Be There'

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said on Thursday that there were many people in prison "that really don't need to be there," telling reporters that he wants bipartisan legislation proposing criminal justice system reform...Show More Summary

Boehner Ducks Offer To Negotiate A Way Around A Shutdown

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) declined Thursday to address Democratic offers to negotiate a budget that avoids the threat of a government shutdown in the fall. President Barack Obama has threatened to veto the 12Show More Summary

Congress Launches Planned Parenthood Investigation After Sting Video

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) called for an investigation into Planned Parenthood on Wednesday after an anti-abortion group released an undercover video that claims to show that the family planning provider sells fetal body parts. Show More Summary

No Child revision barely passes House, goes next to Senate

Soon after the vote, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said the bill fails to help struggling schools and the children they teach. [...] the leader of the House, Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said the Kline measure delivers much-needed...Show More Summary

Pope Francis might greet public at the U.S. Capitol during September visit

Pope Francis might visit an unusual pulpit when he visits Washington in September -- one best known for newly sworn presidents. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said in a Wednesday statement that Pope Francis "has expressed an interest in making a brief appearance" on the Capitol's West Front -- the iconic facade facing the […]

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'

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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

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