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

21 hours 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

4 days agoNews : 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 […]

Bibi Using Congressional Address In New Campaign Ad, Just As Critics Warned

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- When House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced he had invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress just a few weeks ahead of an Israeli election, he was criticized for giving...Show More Summary

Netanyahu and Obama Agree: Global Warming Is a Huge Threat

Today Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress on Iran's nuclear ambitions, at the invitation of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). The speech has caused a considerable flap, with Democrats criticizing it as anShow More Summary

BOEHNER: Netanyahu's Iran speech would only be topped by a Taylor Swift-Katy Perry-shark-llama-dress concert at Madison Square Garden

House Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) office went to absurd lengths to describe the popularity of the Israeli prime minister's speech Tuesday. In a statement issued to The New York Times, Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said: "If Taylor...Show More Summary

The Insiders: The GOP “purist caucus” grows

Before the 2014 midterms elections, there were around thirty intransigent members of the House Republican “purist caucus” who made life tough for Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).  Republicans have been in the majority in the House since 2011, but Boehner frequently didn’t have a majority when it came to the hard votes.  The conventional thinking was […]

AIPAC Posts Biggest Lobbying Year in 2014 as Netanyahu Goes to Congress

Close to three dozen Democrats will boycott Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, angry that House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) invited the head-of-state without consulting President Obama. The rift is emblematic of the tension between the White House and hard-line supporters of Israel on how to deal…

CNN's Dana Bash Lectures: Conservatives Prefer 'Chaos' to 'Political Reality'

CNN State of the Union substitute host Dana Bash certainly lived up to her last name when it came to grilling Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) over the Department of Homeland Security funding and asking if the “conservative wing” of the Republican...Show More Summary

Rep. Earl Blumenauer: Netanyahu Addressing Congress Is 'Outrageous On Several Levels'

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) elaborated on his previous request that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) cancel Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned address to Congress, calling it "outrageous." "I frankly am quite distressed," Blumenauer told host Marc Lamont-Hill on HuffPost Live Monday. Show More Summary

John Boehner Downplays GOP Divisions In DHS Fight

4 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) sought to downplay divisions among his caucus after the House nearly shut down the Department of Homeland Security at the last minute on Friday. On Sunday, Boehner blamed President Barack Obama, not...Show More Summary

THE HILL: GOP urges Obama to sign college savings bill. President Obama should get on board with…

THE HILL: GOP urges Obama to sign college savings bill. President Obama should get on board with House Republican legislation passed this week expanding college savings plans, Rep. Jim Renacci (R-Ohio) said in the weekly Republican address. “Why would we make saving for college even harder? We talk all the time about rewarding people who […]

John Boehner just weighed in on the viral dress photo

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) just connected the debate over "The Dress" to the congressional impasse over funding the Department of Homeland Security. In a tweet posted Friday, Boehner it's a "fact" that the viral dress photoShow More Summary

Boehner: Senate Dems using DHS funding for ‘blackmail’ to protect Obama

House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) accused Senate Democrats on Thursday of using the debate over Department of Homeland Security funding for "blackmail" to shield President Obama's executive actions on immigration. But he offered no new clarity on how he plans to move next on funding DHS, with the Senate set to vote on a […]

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