Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama and Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, agree on at least one thing: The economic status quo is not working. But in their weekly addresses, the President and the freshman senator presented very different ideas on how to fix the problem - and what is causing it in the first place. […]
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) won’t revive his 2011 proposal to use oil drilling revenue for infrastructure when the House takes up a new highway bill later this year, lawmakers and aides say.Members of both...
To the delight of juvenile adults everywhere, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday said his name the way we all wish it was actually pronounced. After a reporter accidentally called the Speaker "Mr. Camp" — referring...Show More Summary
Somebody might have had a nip or two before meeting the press today. Or maybe his name is really pronounced this way and he forgot to keep up appearances. Speaker: It's Boner, I mean Boehner: House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday...Show More Summary
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) cracked a joke Thursday that signaled he knows exactly how many people think his name is pronounced. When a reporter called Boehner "Mr. Camp" -- referencing House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) -- the House Speaker was quick to acknowledge the mistake. "It's Boner," Boehner said with a smirk. Watch the moment above.
Let’s hope it’s from Louie Gohmert’s lips to God’s ears. One of the tea-party leaders in Congress believes the days of Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, as speaker of the House of Representatives are numbered. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, told...Show More Summary
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his aides have no problem saying up is down, day is night, Malbec is Merlot. Still, “say what now?!” crossed my mind when I read his spokesman’s reaction to President Obama’s decision to drop from his forthcoming budget a cost-saving Social Security proposal. Obama’s plan was to slow the […]
The debt limit vote passed in the House yesterday (without much of a fight) by a margin of 221-201, with just 28 Republicans voting “yes.” In bringing the vote to the floor, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) pulled the rug out from under the malcontent purists within his own caucus who are not willing to be part […]
After Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) decided to put a clean debt ceiling bill up for a vote yesterday evening, he had a new challenge: finding enough Republican votes to go along with the Democrats to pass it. Although Boehner doesn't normally vote, he did this time. Show More Summary
1. The House votes to raise the debt ceilingThe House on Tuesday approved lifting the $17 trillion debt ceiling with no conditions, extending the nation's borrowing limit until March 15, 2015. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who...Show More Summary
Right-wing and tea-party groups already have House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) on their enemies list, thanks to his stance on last year's bipartisan budget agreement. One can only wonder what will happen to the rest of the House GOP leadership now that many of them have voted in favor of a -- gasp -- debt-limit increase with no strings attached.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) admitted defeat Tuesday morning. His chamber needs to pass a bill raising the debt ceiling by the end of the day Wednesday. House Democrats head to a retreat in Maryland on Thursday and Congress is...Show More Summary
“Many employers are not hiring people because of Obamacare, 70 percent in some of the surveys of small businesses are saying that Obamacare is already harming their ability to hire people.” – Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Feb. 9, 2014 Just yesterday we examined a Democratic-taking-point-that-won’t-die. Now it’s the GOP’s […]
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), taking the latest in his series of twisting and turning positions on immigration reform -- which he was against before he was for, which he is now against this year but for next year -- has fallen into the kind of trap I warned about in my latest column, GOP ObamaCare delusions. Here is the GOP delusion of the day. Show More Summary
Good for House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) for stating with clarity and specificity what he and his fellow Republicans are willing to do to ensure that some job-creating legislation can pass Congress. The letter that he and the rest of the House Leadership sent to President Obama after Obama’s State of the Union address is […]
House Speaker John Boehner probably figures that this will improve his favorability scores with the hard right. Problem is, he’s a little late to the Benghazi hoax party. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday unveiled a website detailing the GOP’s Benghazi probe amid mounting pressure from conservatives that he’s not doing enough. Yes, that […]
House Speaker John Boehner's attempts to keep all his clowns in the clown car are getting a bit Dadaesque: House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday unveiled a website detailing the GOP's Benghazi probe amid mounting pressureShow More Summary
At a press conference today, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said this about immigration reform: As you all know, for the last 15 months, I’ve talked about the need to get immigration reform done. This is an important issue in our country. It’s been kicked around forever, and it needs to be dealt with. Having […]
House Republicans are having trouble agreeing on a demand for raising the debt ceiling. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and the rest of the Republican leadership have been unable to settle on a demand that could garner 217 Republican votes to pass the House (normally it's 218, but there are a few vacancies). Show More Summary
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), taking the latest in his series of twisting and turning positions on immigration reform — which he was against before he was for, which he is now against this year but for next year — has fallen into the kind of trap I...