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John Boehner Downplays GOP Divisions In DHS Fight

21 hours 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 […]

Ted Strickland Announces He's Running For The Senate

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland (D) announced Wednesday that he'll seek the Democratic Senate nomination to challenge first-term Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) in 2016. "I'm running for the United States Senate in 2016 because I am determined...Show More Summary

Lawmakers In Both Parties Press John Boehner For Full War Debate

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to schedule a full debate on the president's request for authorization to use military force against the Islamic State -- including giving all...Show More Summary

Sunday Morning Bobblehead Thread

Good morning! In honor of Beck's Grammy win, I went with this video today. Here's what's on the menu: Fox News Sunday Big guests: House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore. High on the agenda: Authorizing...Show More Summary

Happy Hour Roundup

Hang on to something, the seas are about to get rough: House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) showed no signs Wednesday of wavering on immigration measures in the funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, even after GOP leaders in the Senate conceded they couldn’t get the House-passed legislation through the upper chamber. “The […]

John Boehner: Senate Democrats need to 'get off their a-- and do something'

Homeland security funding is stalled in Congress and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) argues — rather bluntly — that Senate Democrats are to blame.  "The House has done its job," Boehner declared during a Wednesday media briefing....Show More Summary

As The World Turns

Yesterday, this news broke: U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) declined to offer his hopes for litigation seeking marriage rights for same-sex couples before the U.S. Supreme Court, but said he doesn’t expect House Republicans will weigh in on the issue. “I don’t expect that we’re going to weigh in on this,” Boehner said. “The […]

John Boehner: House GOP Will Stay Out Of SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Cases

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Chris Johnson reports at Washington Blade: U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday declined to offer his hopes for litigation seeking marriage rights for same-sex couples before the U.S. Supreme Court, but said he doesn’t expect House Republicans will weigh in a legal capacity. Show More Summary

Pope Francis to address Congress on Sept. 24

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) announced Thursday that Pope Francis would visit the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 24 and become the first head of the Roman Catholic Church to address a joint session of Congress. 

New 'productive' Congress takes a vote...to repeal Obamacare

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Just the other day, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, was telling Bret Baier of Fox News that the new Republican majority on Capitol Hill was "trying to get off to a fast start here."

Anti-immigration hard-liners are up to bat

In a news conference House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) reminded the press: This week, the House will take up three more jobs bills to help our economy. At the same time, the president provided the American people a good laugh yesterday – he sent up his budget. More taxes, more spending, bigger government here in […]

House Speaker John Boehner: I Was The Tea Party Long Before The Tea Party Was Born

Although Speaker of the House, John Boehner, R-Ohio, has been criticized by many staunch conservatives for his willingness to compromise with President Barack Obama, the speaker claimed Wednesday that he "was the Tea Party" before the Tea Party even existed.

The Insiders: Boehner sends an important signal to Iran

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is an able, savvy leader, and he knows it is extraordinary to invite a foreign leader to speak before a joint session of Congress without informing the president.  On its face, it is inappropriate. Such a breach in diplomatic protocol shouldn’t happen. It’s just not a good way to conduct […]

State of the Union Address Fumbles in Fact-Checks, Boehner Invites Netanyahu for Visit, Boston Employees Must Be Nice to Olympics: P.M. Links

last monthNews : Reason

Fact-checkers say "not so fast" to the claims in President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address about our economic recovery and the real details of he "free community college" plan. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) invited Israel...Show More Summary

State Of The Union 2015: Live Updates On Obama's Annual Speech

President Barack Obama is delivering his annual State of the Union address tonight in front of a joint session of Congress. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) formally invited Obama to deliver the address in December 2014. See live updates on Obama's address below:

Boehner’s claim that ‘dozens’ died while waiting for care at the Phoenix VA

President Obama “won’t be far from the Phoenix VA facility, the epicenter of the VA scandal where dozens of veterans died while waiting for basic care.” — House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), news conference, Jan. 8, 2015 The Veterans Affairs scandal suddenly popped up again at House Speaker John Boehner’s news conference. We had previously noted […]

Boehner Re-elected Speaker . . . And You Got Played

Last week, John Boehner (R-Ohio) easily won re-election as Speaker of the House. Only 25 Republicans defected, with 216 Republicans voting for him. In the days before the election, there

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