John Boehner recently bade a tearful goodbye as U.S. House speaker, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal dropped out of the Republican presidential race and Stephen Harper left as Canada's prime minister after nine years. Please enter here to read 10 facts about exits. 1. After John Wilkes Booth dined with...
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
John Boehner thinks retirement feels “weird,” Politico reports. He's traded being Speaker of the House for being vacuumer of his apartment. The former Speaker of the House had been in the political scene for 34 years when he finally stepped down from the position on October 31, with Wisconsin Republican Paul... More »
Feeling their oats after ousting former House Speaker John Boehner, the House Freedom Caucus maniacs are formalizing their policy vision and calling it, for now, a "Contract with America II." They're also demanding that it get quick action from new Speaker Paul Ryan. Show More Summary
“House Republican hard-liners who helped force out former Speaker John Boehner are readying their next act: a multi-point manifesto demanding quick action on long-time conservative priorities,” Bloomberg reports. “An early draft of the plan obtained by Bloomberg News also calls [...]
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, replaced fellow Republican John Boehner of Ohio as Speaker of the House in late October 2015. Ryan did so with reservations about his new role, and only ran after he forced his party to make concessions regarding his personal values and work ethic. Show More Summary
The latest Republican line about Obamacare, given its success in getting a helluva lot of people health insurance, is that it doesn't count because it's government coverage. An example, former House Speaker John Boehner saying "[g]iving...Show More Summary
The day after Paul Ryan became the new speaker of the House, he quickly and quietly wiped out the most obvious traces of his Republican predecessors. Gone was the name of outgoing Speaker John A. Boehner from the archway to his office in the Capitol, where plans were underway to rid the smoke from...
Ryan’s predecessor made made similar pledges before becoming House speaker in 2011.
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 […]
John Boehner may have retired from Capitol Hill, but he is living on a bit longer in the airwaves of the 2016 presidential campaign. The former House speaker is the villain of a new radio ad by a super PAC supporting Ted Cruz for president.
If you watched television this weekend you might well have thought that Paul D. Ryan (R-WI), the man elected last week to replace John Boehner (R-OH) as speaker of the House of Representatives, was omniscient. By appearing on all five of the main Sunday talk shows, Ryan seemed to be everywhere. [...]
John Boehner may have metaphorically "cleaned the barn" before retiring last week, but he left a few actual cleaning projects for Speaker Paul D. Ryan. The Wisconsin representative and P90X enthusiast has been complaining about Boehner's smoking for years, and last week staffers set up a filtration machine to air... More »
One consequence for Mr. Ryan of taking the House gavel from John A. Boehner: the lingering odor of a heavy smoker.
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 […]
On Sunday’s Meet the Press, brand new House Speaker Paul D. Ryan admitted that his office is, at least in one way, a very bad hotel: he can’t get the smell of cigarettes out of the room. Read more...
Marathon champion and self-described "health nut" Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan is now the Speaker of the House, which means he gets to take over former Speaker John Boehner's big flash office on Capitol Hill. The catch? Boehner smoked the place up, which doesn't bode well for Ryan's supposed penchant for sleeping on a cot in the office.
John Boehner used the Catholic guilt card to get Paul Ryan to seek the House speakership. Asked by CNN’s Dana Bash what he told Ryan, Boehner was frank: “Well first, I laid every ounce of Catholic guilt I could on him.” In other words, Boehner said, God wanted Ryan to run for Speaker. “Listen, Paul [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former House Speaker John Boehner says he used "Catholic guilt" to persuade Paul Ryan to run for speaker. On CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday Boehner said he invoked God to persuade his fellow Catholic from refusing to run for speaker to agreeing to do so.
Former House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said in a recent interview that he knew Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) would become Speaker of the House because it was part of God’s plan. CNN’s Dana Bash asked Boehner in an interview that aired on Sunday how he was able to get Ryan to change his mind...