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Missouri college pulled interns from state Capitol before hearing about House Speaker’s ‘sexting’

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Missouri Southern State University officials say they did not know about the inappropriate text messages a 19-year-old intern from their school exchanged with former House Speaker John Diehl, 49, when they pulled their interns out of the Capitol in April. In fact, the school...

US House Speaker Urges Senate to Vote on Bulk Data Collection

US House Speaker John Boehner said that the US Senate should act to pass legislation to end the US National Security Agency’s practice of bulk collection of data and replace it with a different program.

John Boehner Blasts Obama Over Pace Of Reform At Department Of Veterans Affairs

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday called on the Obama administration to formulate a "long-term plan" that would address the problems plaguing the Department of Veterans Affairs, including improper spending of taxpayer funds and secret lists that have kept veterans waiting for care. "Just one person has been fired. Show More Summary

Boehner: Little progress at VA year after Shinseki departure

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) says the Department of Veterans Affairs is no better off a year after former VA Secretary Eric Shinseki (shin-SEHK'-ee) resigned. Shinseki had stepped down amid a scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking health care and falsified records to cover up the delays.

John Boehner Says Obama Will Not Receive Authorization to Continue Fighting ISIS, Argues Obama Has No Strategy

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said that President Barack Obama should not expect to receive military authorization to continue the fight against terror group ISIS in Iraq and Syria. While Boehner has argued that Obama has not presented a real strategy on how to effectively fight ISIS, other lawmakers, such as Rep. Show More Summary

Boehner: Obama should draft second version of new war powers

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner says President Barack Obama should scrap his draft of new war powers to fight Islamic State militants and send a new one to Congress. Boehner said Tuesday that the first Authorization for the Use of Military Force Obama sent Congress would leave him with less authority than he has today.

John Boehner Wants Obama To 'Start Over' On ISIS War Authorization

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) hasn't taken any action to authorize the ongoing war against Islamic State militants. But on Tuesday, he criticized President Barack Obama's proposal for authorizing the military campaign,...Show More Summary

Wanted: A Middle East strategy

Today at a news conference House Speaker John Boehner remarked, “Last week, we passed a strong bill to support our troops, and ensure that the Congress and the people have the ability to review any potential agreement with the Iranians. And with new gains made by ISIL [the Islamic State] in Ramadi, we know that […]

Boehner doesn't defend NH's Rep. Guinta over contributions

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner stopped short Tuesday of defending embattled Rep. Frank Guinta, saying lawmakers must meet "the highest ethical standards" when asked if the New Hampshire Republican should remain in Congress. Boehner's...Show More Summary

The ‘backbenchers’ champion’ is back

John Bercow has just been re-elected unopposed as Speaker of the House of Commons. Those who had been hoping to get rid of Bercow decided not to pursue this to… Continue reading The post The ‘backbenchers’ champion’ is back appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Schumer: House Speaker Boehner ignorant about rail safety

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer accused House Speaker John Boehner of "massive ignorance" about rail safety on Friday and announced another push to get Congress to pay for train safety technology and infrastructure improvements in the wake of Amtrak's deadly derailment. Joined by his fellow rail safety advocate, Democratic Sen. Show More Summary

US House Speaker Applauds Passage of the Defense Authorization Bill

US House Speaker John Boehner said that the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) will give US troops the resources needed to fight security threats that America faces.

Speaker John Boehner Does Not Care For Your Stupid Railroad Safety Questions

John Boehner is not going to just put up with reporters’ loaded questions about the safety of our railroads, dammit. Amtrak has plenty of money, and suggesting otherwise is just plain stupid, the Republican Speaker of the House insisted Thursday. Show More Summary

John Boehner is stupid to claim that Amtrak crash had nothing to do with funding

House Speaker John Boehner thinks it's "stupid" to talk about whether underfunding was a cause of Tuesday night's Amtrak crash that killed eight people and injured hundreds more. Boehner has reason to be defensive about funding issues, since the House was in the process of cutting Amtrak funding. Show More Summary

DC: House Speaker Decries 'Stupid Question' About Amtrak Funds

House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that this week's fatal Amtrak crash wasn't caused by a lack of federal funds and mocked a reporter for even asking about it. "Are you really going to ask such a stupid question?" he said at aShow More Summary

Missouri House speaker's sexting scandal is good comic relief

There’s nothing like a little sex scandal to restore one’s faith in politics as the greatest source of trashy entertainment. So, thank you, Missouri Speaker of the House John Diehl for wrecking your career by exchanging a string of cringe-worthy texts with a 19-year-old female intern.

Missouri Speaker John Diehl Resigns Over Teen Sexting, ‘I’m Embarrassed By It’

Missouri House Speaker and one-time conservative “moral leader” John Diehl resigned Thursday. The politician was caught sending explicit text messages to a 19-year-old intern, suggesting a sexual relationship. Diehl made a statementShow More Summary

GOP Missouri House Speaker in Hot Water After Sexually Suggestive Texts With Intern

John Diehl, a married father of three, allegedly wrote to the intern: 'God I want you right now.' Missouri House Speaker John Diehl is facing a lot of uncomfortable questions this morning after the Kansas City Star released screen shots of inappropriate texts: The texts show occasional efforts by Diehl and the intern to meet in person. Show More Summary

Editorial: Off the rails

last weekNews : NY Daily News

Against all evidence, House Speaker John Boehner is clinging to the absurd notion that Tuesday’s fatal Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia

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Orange Julius opens his piehole to spew more nonsense: House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday dismissed a reporter’s question about Amtrak funding as authorities continued investigating the Tuesday derailment that killed eight people near Philadelphia. Show More Summary

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