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With Medicare, Iran deals, is Congress finally back in business?

2 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

On a Wednesday afternoon in early March, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) made the short walk from his second-floor office in the Capitol to the one occupied by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) down the hall.

Boehner finally replaces GOP rebels who voted against his leadership

Speaker John Boehner is finally putting that terrible episode of the bungled leadership vote behind him by replacing the insurgents that he booted from the all powerful House Rules Committee. Cristina Marcos reports: The Speaker is filling the two empty seats on the panel with Reps. Show More Summary

Obama made a deal with the devil, Speaker Boehner asserts

By Josh Rogin President Barack Obama made a “deal with the devil” in his nuclear framework with Iran and there’s no reason to think it can verifiably prevent the Tehran regime from getting a nuclear weapon, House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday. Returning from a long trip to the Middle East that included stops in […]

Boehner Accuses President Of ‘Deal With The Devil’

House Speaker John Boehner has no better idea. He just knows that what President Obama does is bad. Very bad. President Barack Obama made a “deal with the devil” in his nuclear framework with Iran and there’s no reason to think it can verifiably prevent the Tehran regime from getting a nuclear weapon, House Speaker John Boehner [...]

Julia Louis-Dreyfus trolls John Boehner with 'Veep' decorative pillow

Julia-Louis Dreyfus is stepping up her Selina Meyer game by trolling real life Congressmen. The "Veep" star had a little fun with John Boehner and a brilliant decorative pillow. The Speaker of the House tweeted a thank you to the fictitious President Selina Meyer for the creative pillow now decorating his Capitol Hill office. Show More Summary

Boehner Says It’s ‘Impossible’ to Pass Obama Request on ISIS

House Speaker John Boehner said it will be “virtually impossible” for Congress to approve President Obama’s proposed authority for military force against Islamic State militants, the AP reports. “In a meeting with a handful of reporters, the Republican leader said [...]

Boehner: War resolution stalled amid calls for more U.S. military action in Iraq

House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) declared an impasse at efforts to craft a new war resolution to take on Islamic State forces, suggesting the only chance for its approval would be President Obama pushing for a more robust U.S. military engagement in Iraq. "Until the president gets serious about fighting the fight, until he […]

2 new members named to key House panel, replacing dissenters

WASHINGTON (AP) — House GOP leaders have named two lawmakers to coveted spots on the House Rules Committee, replacing members who were excluded after opposing House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'nuhr). The new members are Republicans Bradley Byrne of Alabama and Dan Newhouse of Washington. They replace Florida Reps. Show More Summary

House Republicans Planning Vote on Pro-Life Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks

One month after Speaker John Boenher confirmed to that he strongly supports the pro-life bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks, the number two Republican in the House says plans are in the works to bring the bill back to the House floor for a vote. Republican leaders in the House had planned to […]

John Boehner Uses Tragic Movie Starring Leonardo DiCaprio to Tout "Titanic" Reform

House Speaker John Boehner is so excited about legislation regarding Medicare reimbursement rates for doctors that he has dubbed it “titanic entitlement reform” and is using Leonardo DiCaprio GIFs to help illustrate the news. On Friday,...Show More Summary

John Boehner just used Leonardo DiCaprio GIFs to explain entitlement reform

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) found a rather imaginative way to explain the importance of entitlement reform on Friday. Boehner's office released a listicle featuring GIFs of featuring actor Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie "Titanic"...Show More Summary

President Obama fesses up about the Iran deal

The Associated Press reports, “Iran could have the capabilities to build a nuclear bomb almost immediately after the first 13 years of the emerging nuclear deal, President Barack Obama acknowledged on Tuesday. House Speaker John Boehner reacted tersely, arguing that Obama had just confirmed what critics of the deal have long feared.” In other words, […]

The IRS Scandal, Day 696

National Review, Making the Lois Lerner Problem Disappear, by Hans von Spakovsky: On March 31, Ronald Machen, the outgoing U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, wrote House Speaker John Boehner to inform him that the Justice Department would not present Lois Lerner’s contempt citation to a federal grand jury....

Israel Successfully Tests US-Backed Missile Shield

A new Israeli air defense system has stood up to a series of recent live tests. During a visit from Republican House Speaker John Boehner, Israel’s defense minister said “David’s Sling” could be operational next year. Israel’s Defense Minister Moshe […]

Does Speaker John Boehner Have the Political Will to Pursue IRS Thug Lois Lerner?

The Department of Justice has refused to charge former IRS chief Lois Lerner on criminal contempt charges after she refused to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee last year. But this doesn’t have to be the end of any possibility of bringing Lerner to justice. Show More Summary

House Speaker Boehner Calls Iran Nuclear Deal 'Alarming'

2 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A framework nuclear deal announced on Thursday between Iran and world powers is an "alarming departure" from President Barack Obama's initial goals, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said. Boehner did not outline how the deal departed from initial negotiating goals. Show More Summary

Boehner concerned about Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner says he's concerned about an emerging nuclear agreement with Iran and says he wants Congress to review details of any pact before sanctions are lifted.

Israel's Espionage on US Negotiators casts a Shadow on Critical Alliance

Like Republican House Speaker John Boehner, I was "baffled" by news reports that Israel spied on U.S. negotiators in controversial, closed-door talks over Iran's nuclear program -- espionage that, of course, Israeli officials understandably denied. Show More Summary

John Boehner: ‘The world is on fire’

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) doubled down on his criticism of the Obama administration's foreign policy during a high-profile visit to Israel Wednesday, notably knocking the White House just as nuclear negotiations with Iran reach a critical endpoint. “I wouldn’t have believed that I would be involved in as much foreign policy as I am today … And it certainly […]

Boehner Spoils the End of New Rom-Com Starring America and Israel

Speaker of the House John Boehner is touring the Middle East during Congress's spring break and stopped to talk with Politico in Israel about how worried he was about foreign policy after the trip. "It’s just that the world is on fire." He also accidentally ruined the end of the... More »

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