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John Boehner Thinks Certain Unemployed Americans Would ‘Just Rather Sit Around’

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) hit upon a popular Republican theme when he told a crowd at a conservative think tank that unemployed Americans just don’t want to work, and would rather “just sit around.” Fittingly, it was in response to a question about Paul Ryan’s so-called poverty plan, because it was Ryan [...]

Boehner: Some House Republicans Are 'Knuckleheads'

Jim Newell, Salon: A specialized sort of barometric collapse hit Washington, D.C., last night: a sudden knowledge that the capital's stocks of Merlot and unfiltered cigarettes had been depleted, and Speaker John Boehner was turning surly. Show More Summary

Boehner: Jobless Americans would 'just rather sit around'

Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) House Speaker John Boehner had some harsh words for jobless Americans Thursday. In response to a question at the end of a speech to a conservative audience: Boehner then lamented "this idea that has been born, maybe out of the economy over the last couple years, that you know, I really don't have to work. Show More Summary

Morning Bits

Sounds about right. Speaker of the House John Boehner praising the anti-poverty plan of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.): “I think it’s our obligation to help provide the tools for them to use to bring them into the mainstream of American society. I do think that his idea on the Earned Income Tax Credit has a […]

John Boehner Joins Nancy Pelosi to Pass Bill Funding Planned Parenthood, Obamacare

House Speaker John Boehner (R) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D) united Wednesday evening to fund the government after September 30 by passing a continuing resolution (CR) that includes the funding of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, and Obamacare. Show More Summary

Boehner Addresses GOP Priorities Ahead of Midterm Elections

House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) on Thursday delivered what amounted to closing arguments ahead of the November elections, laying out a list of Republican priorities including a tax overhaul, changes to the U.S. legal system and reduced federal regulation.

Speaker John Boehner says immigration reform would help economy

House Speaker John A. Boehner dipped back into the immigration debate Thursday, saying that an overhaul -- which his Republican majority has refused to vote on -- would boost the economy.

Boehner Touts Immigration Reform: 'The Sooner We Do It The Better'

America’s immigration system is a “mess” and reforming it would help the economy, House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday. Speaking at the American Enterprise Institute about “resetting America’s economic foundation” Boehner addressed immigration reform when asked by a member of the audience. Show More Summary

Boehner: Immigration Reform Will Help Economy

Thursday after his "five-point plan to jump-start America’s economy" announcement, Speaker of the House John Boehner said, '“Immigration reform will help our economy." In answering a reporter's question after his prepared remarks, the...Show More Summary

Boehner pivots to jobs, economy in run-up to November election

Jobs and the economy remain tops on voters' minds heading into the midterm election, and House Speaker John A. Boehner wants to re-focus his Republican Party on a "five points" pocketbook agenda before November.

House Votes To Give Weapons And Training To ‘Moderate’ Syrian Rebels

President Obama’s self-described “fantasy” got some help from Congress yesterday as the House of Representatives passed a bill pushed by both Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to arm and train rebels in Syria. The...Show More Summary

Polis pushes for the House to vote on anti-discrimination bill

Democrats are once again flinging themselves against the brick wall that is House Speaker John Boehner's refusal to even allow votes on a long list of incredibly popular bills. This time, it's a renewed effort on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act; Rep. Show More Summary

House votes to authorize training ISIS opposition in Syria

It's official: The House has approved a measure to authorize military training opponents of ISIS. The vote passed by a 273-156 vote and had the support of both House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. The bipartisan vote was strongly supported by the administration. The president, Vice President Joseph R. Show More Summary

John Boehner knocks 'knuckleheads' in House Republican conference

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Tuesday tried to explain why he has had trouble moving legislation through the House. "You might notice I have a few knuckleheads in my conference," he told the International Franchise Association. "On...Show More Summary

Boehner: 'Surprised that the Administration Hasn't Acted More Quickly' on Ebola

With President Obama set to lay out a plan to confront the ongoing epidemic of Ebola in West Africa, House Speaker John Boehner Tuesday questioned why the administration has not moved sooner. “I think this Ebola outbreak in Africa is...Show More Summary

John Boehner: ‘Nothing Good Happens After 10 P.M.’

House Speaker John Boehner releases a "day in the life" video

This GOP Benghazi Hearing Is Actually Worth Having

Benghazi! It's back. On Wednesday, the select committee on Benghazi set up by House Speaker John Boehner—who yanked this conservative crusade from Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and handed it to Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.)—will stage its first public hearing. Show More Summary

Speaker tells Congress to give President what he wants for ISIS fight

Weepy, linguine-spined John Boehner told his colleagues in the House to give President what he wants in order to fight the ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State in Iraq and Syria according to the Washington Times. For once, I agree with him; On Wednesday night, Mr. Obama asked Congress for money and authority to aid one faction of Syrian […]

BOEHNER BACKING OBAMA ON ISIS

By VICTORIA JONES Talk Radio News Service WASHINGTON – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is forcefully backing President Obama’s call for congressional action to train and arm Syrian rebels battling ISIS, joining Senate Democratic leaders to promise a vote next week. “The president made clear he does not want boots on the ground. Well, somebody’s boots have […]

John Boehner Agrees With Obama On ISIS, But Obama Still Sucks

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) released a statement, following President Obama’s ISIS speech, in which he mixed backhanded praise (“finally,” Obama!) with nebulous criticism  (the President’s plan is not an “all-out effort to destroy” ISIS) that didn’t explain what he thought should be done differently. Boehner held a press conference Thursday afternoon to [...]

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