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John Bercow is a good Speaker: his Carol Mills mistake shouldn't cost him his job

When King Charles I came to the House of Commons in 1642 to arrest five bolshie MPs, Speaker Lenthall told him: “I have neither eyes to see nor tongue to speak, except as this House is pleased to direct me.” It is a pity that Speaker John Bercow has not followed the precept of his [...]

Exclusive: 74 MPs support campaign against Bercow’s clerk appointment

The cross-party group of MPs opposing John Bercow’s appointment of Carol Mills as Clerk of the House have now submitted their early day motion designed to stop the Speaker going… Continue reading The post Exclusive: 74 MPs support campaign against Bercow’s clerk appointment appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Boehner Video Stars Wind-Up Monkey

President Barack Obama may have helped win an Emmy award for his work with Zach Galifianakis, but House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) is making his play to wrest the quirky video crown away with his own odd co-star: a toy monkey.

Boehner's Constitution of Convenience

People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. Especially when your glass house is the House of Representatives. Speaker of the House John Boehner made headlines last month, when he launched a misguided lawsuit against President...Show More Summary

Congressman John Boehner Explains His Duties as Speaker

Ever wonder what it’s like to be Speaker of the House? Congressman John Boehner explains. According to the Office of Speaker John A. Boehner 2013 Intern Manual, said monkey “was given to the Speaker as a birthday gift after the jokeShow More Summary

Watch John Boehner play with, identify with his squawking wind-up monkey

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) is kind of like a toy monkey, according to John Boehner. With Washington more or less done trying to work on anything substantive for the year, Boehner's office on Tuesday posted a video of the House leader playing with a toy wind-up monkey. Show More Summary

John Boehner compares himself to a wind-up clapping monkey

Congressman Boehner is the Speaker of the House of Representatives. It’s a powerful job, but you might not realize it from this clip.

Boehner Shoots Bizarre Video With Wind-Up Monkey Toy

3 days agoNews : Mediaite

The official government office of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) posted to its website on Tuesday a slickly produced 40-second video centered on a wind-up toy monkey that sits in Boehner’s house.

Boehner: Obama WH Again Ignored 'Laws It Finds Inconvenient' with Taliban Release

In the wake of a Government Accountability Office report that concluded the Obama administration broke the law when it released five Taliban Guantanamo prisoners for Bowe Bergdahl, House Speaker John Boehner slammed the administration’s propensity to ignore laws. Show More Summary

The growing campaign against John Bercow’s choice for Commons clerk

The campaign against Speaker Bercow’s plan to appoint Carol Mills as Clerk of the House is growing on the Tory backbenches. Coffee House has today been contacted by a series… Continue reading The post The growing campaign against John Bercow’s choice for Commons clerk appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Watch President Obama Sing Ariana Grande’s “Problem” (Sort Of)

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With special cameos from Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner

Boehner's troubles with House conservatives may only get worse

last weekNews : The Newsroom

By David Lawder FOND DU LAC Wis. (Reuters) - Glenn Grothman is a fiery conservative who wants to slash welfare programs and crack down on illegal immigrants who he says will "destroy" America. And if U.S. House Speaker John Boehner wants to keep his job next year, he had better be sure Grothman and his fellow House of Representatives newcomers are happy....

John Boehner has a clear tell when things aren't going well, says Paul Ryan

If you ever find yourself in a poker game with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), watch for when he breaks out the cigarettes. "If it’s a good meeting, he might go without one," Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) writes in his new book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea. Show More Summary

John Boehner: Like Obama, George W. Bush Didn't Care About Securing The Border

President Barack Obama is not serious about securing the border, but neither was former President George W. Bush, according to House Speaker John Boehner. “No, no. That’s the issue.” Boehner said when asked in an interview with North Dakota radio host Scott Hennen if Obama would like to secure the border. Show More Summary

Boehner: $40 million fundraiser _ and counting

last weekNews : The Newsroom

LINCOLN, N.D. (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner's fundraising skills are in a class of their own, helping him raise more than $43 million for accounts under his direct control and helping to raise tens of millions more to help Republican allies.

Vote Conservative to get rid of Speaker Bercow

When John Bercow became Speaker of the House of Commons five years ago, his election marked a departure from the key principles which had governed Parliament for centuries. The first was the convention that MPs should never campaign for the post. Indeed, once elected they actually had to be dragged up to the Speaker's chair [...]

How John Boehner Gets Re-Elected: Avoiding Women, Minorities

How does John Boehner get re-elected? Ask his big-nosed friend, Gerry. Gerry Mander. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, third in line to the White House, is elected by a very non-representative suburban, rural and overwhelmingly...Show More Summary

#DirtyDenier$ Day 8: Shelley Moore Capito

Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito has received $865,436 from the Mining Industry over the course of her career. This is more money than any other House or Senate candidate besides House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Show More Summary

Speaker Of The House John Boehner To Make Fundraising Stop In North Dakota

Earlier this month Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell visited Bismarck, invited there by Senator John Hoeven. Now I’m told Speaker of the House John Boehner will be in Bismarck, fundraising for Rep. Kevin Cramer. The event will be happening this Friday, August 15th, at former NDGOP Chairman Gary Emineth’s home in Lincoln (just south of...

Pandora’s Box of Worms

Pandora’s Box of Worms Raging Moderate by Will Durst In a move less surprising than hot dogs at a ballgame, the House of Representatives voted to give Speaker John Boehner the authority to sue the President of the United States. This isn’t like a divorce, or a civil suit for money, it’s more of a [...]

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