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Details of fundraising by rebellious House Republicans

Of the 25 House Republicans who voted in January against keeping Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, as speaker, most have seen a drop in contributions from political committees representing business and other interests, compared with two years...Show More Summary

As contributions fall, House GOP rebels blame party leaders

The Kentucky Republican voted against returning John Boehner, R-Ohio, to the speaker's job and opposed an effort by GOP leaders to avoid a standoff with President Barack Obama over immigration that threatened to shut down the Department...Show More Summary

From the “Republicans Little Different From Democrats” Files

This sort of thing is becoming distressingly familiar: Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday he would welcome another spending agreement that would lift the sequestration budget ceilings set to return in October. “If there’s a way to reduce mandatory spending in a way that would provide relief to the sequester, like we did with the […]

READ IN: Jumping Hurdles Edition

By Reid Wilson -- When the Senate Finance Committee marks up Trade Promotion Authority legislation today, Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) are expected to offer an amendment on currency provisions, the first of many hurdles fast track will face. But the bill's path through the Senate will look easy compared with the […]

With Medicare, Iran deals, is Congress finally back in business?

On a Wednesday afternoon in early March, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) made the short walk from his second-floor office in the Capitol to the one occupied by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) down the hall.

Boehner: War resolution stalled amid calls for more U.S. military action in Iraq

House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) declared an impasse at efforts to craft a new war resolution to take on Islamic State forces, suggesting the only chance for its approval would be President Obama pushing for a more robust U.S. military engagement in Iraq. "Until the president gets serious about fighting the fight, until he […]

John Boehner just used Leonardo DiCaprio GIFs to explain entitlement reform

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) found a rather imaginative way to explain the importance of entitlement reform on Friday. Boehner's office released a listicle featuring GIFs of featuring actor Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie "Titanic"...Show More Summary

John Boehner: ‘The world is on fire’

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) doubled down on his criticism of the Obama administration's foreign policy during a high-profile visit to Israel Wednesday, notably knocking the White House just as nuclear negotiations with Iran reach a critical endpoint. “I wouldn’t have believed that I would be involved in as much foreign policy as I am today … And it certainly […]

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) raises nearly $2.8 million for reelection bid, has $8 million on hand

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), whose reelection campaign is expected to be a key battleground in the fight for the Senate majority, announced Wednesday that he raised about $2.8 million for his bid during the first three months of 2015. Portman's campaign said he ended the first quarter with more than $8 million in his campaign […]

Boehner in Israel: Despite political discord, ‘bonds between our two nations are strong’

House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), in Israel visiting newly reelected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, said that despite "political disagreements from time to time, the bonds between our two nations are strong." Speaking to the media with Netanyahu ahead of their meeting in Jerusalem, the two leaders sought to emphasize that amid threats […]

Middle East mayhem: Where are we heading?

On CNN’s “State of the Union,” House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) explained about his invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress:  I had one goal. I had one goal. And that goal was to make sure that the American people heard and the Congress heard about the serious threat that Iran […]

Josh Earnest Slams John Boehner's Criticism Of Obama's Foreign Policy

4 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest on Sunday blasted House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) for criticizing the president's foreign policy without saying what he would do differently. Earnest was responding to comments that Boehner made Thursday after Saudi Arabia began launching airstrikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen. Show More Summary

Sen. Rubio, Rep. Jordan propose repealing D.C. gun control laws

Two high-profile Republicans in Congress, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), have introduced legislation that would undo gun laws in the District of Columbia, some of the strictest in the nation.Read full articl...

Watch Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner read mean tweets about themselves

People say mean things about House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) on Twitter. They've noticed. And in case you missed it, President Obama joined Jimmy Kimmel earlier this month for a presidential edition of the 'mean tweets' segment.

Pelosi, Boehner Rekindle Bipartisanship With $214 Billion Medicare Deal

last monthNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- It's almost like seeing a unicorn run through Congress. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) have teamed up on a bill, and it's a biggie. It would fix a massive funding gap inShow More Summary

How Boehner could get a much-needed win on the budget

House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) could be on the verge of racking up a much-needed political victory on the budget after a very rocky start to the new Congress in which unruly conservative members have seriously complicated his efforts to govern. For Boehner, a key series of budget votes Wednesday afternoon is a chance […]

In rare deal, Boehner, Pelosi tout wins for seniors, doctors

For Boehner, R-Ohio, the package announced Tuesday lets him claim a rare if modest bipartisan pact to strengthen the finances of the costly Medicare health care program for seniors. Attempts by Boehner and President Barack Obama to strike...Show More Summary

Why Congress loves Jack Nicklaus and golf so much — you lose more than you win

For all of Jack Nicklaus's achievements, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) paid tribute to the greatest living golfer Tuesday for his grace in defeat. Before bestowing the Congressional Gold Medal on Nicklaus, Boehner gave an emotional speech that focused on his toughest defeats, both to his arch-rival Tom Watson. After a loss in 1977, […]

Boehner ‘baffled’ by report that Israel shared sensitive details on Iran talks with Congress

House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said Tuesday that he was "baffled" by a report that Israeli officials shared sensitive information about U.S.-Iran nuclear talks with members of Congress and that he was "not aware" of any such communications. "There's no information revealed to me whatsoever," Boehner told reporters. He was responding to questions about […]

Rep. Turner for the defense

Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio) is a key voice leading the charge against a misguide defense budget. Earlier this month, he rounded up 70 Republicans to write a letter to the speaker deploring the anticipated budget that would under-fund defense. “The protection of our national defense and of the security of the American people must come first. Every member who signed this […]

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