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Paul Ryan Hopes John Boehner Has a ‘Sweet’ Birthday

last weekNews : Mediaite

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 will remain House Freedom Caucus chairman

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) is re-elected by the muscular new group of House conservatives.

John Kasich reacts to Paris attacks with prayer and talk of ISIS

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 […]

Analysis: Cut, cut, cower — Lawmakers back down to uproar

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

The House Freedom Caucus wants looser party control on the floor. This is what would happen if they did.

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 […]

Why Speaker Ryan can’t be ‘trusted’ on Obama and immigration

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 […]

Paul Ryan Isn't Sure How To Get The Cigarette Smell Out Of The Speaker's Office

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

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

Paul Ryan's Path To House Speaker Passed Through A Soup Line

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

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

Distinguished pol of the week

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 […]

JOHN BOEHNER: Here's my biggest regret of my tenure in office

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

Ryan Elected Speaker, Boehner Sheds Final Tears, McConnell Blocks Ex-Im Bank Efforts: P.M. Links

3 weeks agoNews : Reason

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

The Insiders: How will things be different for Speaker Ryan?

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 […]

Politicians React To Paul Ryan's Election As Speaker Of The House

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

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

John Boehner just gave an emotional last speech

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

House approves two-year budget deal

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...

John Boehner's last deal leaves Congress better off

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...

Here are four (and a half) takeaways from the new budget deal

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 are in full-on revolt over the Republican budget 'betrayal'

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

Budget deal is a career-capper for Speaker John Boehner but complicates Paul Ryan's rise

4 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

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...

Boehner Cleaned 'The Barn' For Ryan With Budget Deal

4 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

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

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