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House Benghazi Panel vs. State Department

House Speaker John Boehner and his take on the feud between the two parties.

Gov. Rauner to Lawmakers: Pass a Budget, or No Pay Raise

The last time an Illinois governor interfered with pay for members of the General Assembly, House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton sued and won. That was in the summer of 2013, when then-Gov. Pat Quinn suspended all pay for lawmakers until they delivered him a pension reform bill to sign. Show More Summary

House speaker visits Lithuania, commits to countering Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'nuhr) of Ohio has returned from a visit to Lithuania where he affirmed Congress' commitment to offering military assistance to the region to counter Russian aggression. The U.S. has announced plans to offer tanks and other equipment to six former Soviet bloc nations including Lithuania to help counter the threat.

Here are the 11 Conservative Republicans Speaker John Boehner is Aiming to Destroy

A handful of conservatives in the House of Representatives have been agitating to stop the leftward drift of the Republican Party. But their efforts are not appreciated by the left-leaning

House GOP revokes punishment for lawmaker who defied leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders have handed a subcommittee gavel back to a defiant colleague days after revoking it in an act of party discipline. House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) supported Chaffetz' initial decision as part of a larger move to discipline the GOP's sometimes unruly right flank.

Boehner pushing back at pesky conservatives

TALK RADIO NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his allies are charging ahead with their effort to punish conservatives who have been a thorn in leadership’s side – a purge that’s roiling the GOP conference. Latest victim is Rep. Ken Buck (Colo), who could be stripped of his title as GOP … Continue reading Boehner pushing back at pesky conservatives

HOUSE GOP REVOLT GROWS: House rebels warn of blowback for Boehner. Matt Fuller over at Roll Call re…

HOUSE GOP REVOLT GROWS: House rebels warn of blowback for Boehner. Matt Fuller over at Roll Call reports on the intensifying revolt by House Freedom Caucus members against Speaker John Boehner: The House Freedom Caucus has a secret it wants to share with Democrats. “If the Democrats were to file a motion to vacate the chair […]

Boehner Faces Challenge Over Culture of Fear

A conservative House lawmaker, angry at “a culture of punishment and fear” created by Speaker John Boehner and his leadership team, has had enough. “For the last six months they have doled out small punishments in a variety of forms,” said Representative Mark Meadows of the conservative House Freedom Caucus. “I personally have received those. Show More Summary

House GOP demotes lawmaker who defied leaders on trade vote

Second-term Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina lost his subcommittee chairmanship shortly after Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) expressed anger over rank-and-file Republicans voting against party-backed "rules" governing individualShow More Summary

GOP LEADERSHIP EXACTS RETRIBUTION: House Speaker John Boehner and his “leadership” team are exacting…

GOP LEADERSHIP EXACTS RETRIBUTION: House Speaker John Boehner and his “leadership” team are exacting retribution against numerous conservative GOP members who have bucked leadership on a variety of issues, most notably voting against Boehner as Speaker, and against Obamatrade.  The most recent victim is Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), who has been removed from his chairmanship […]

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.

After Rauner's ad blitz, Madigan and Cullerton respond

After Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's TV ad campaign began Monday, casting House Speaker Michael Madigan and other legislative Democrats as the reason that a budget deal has not yet been reached, Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton reacted. Show More Summary

Boehner Trolls Hillary Clinton with Reference to Bill’s Infidelity

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner took a shot at Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, throwing in a dig at her husband Bill Clinton's sex scandal for good measure.

Did Democrats’ fast-track plan backfire?

The Post reports that a second vote on trade authority won’t come until late next month: Setting aside initial plans to formally hold a second vote on the initiative, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) pushed for the new vote to give him until the end of July to revive the existing legislation. After a […]

So What Happens Today With The TPP?

Well, it sure looks like nothing's going to move on this, but it ain't dead yet. WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has no plans to negotiate with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) after her caucus torpedoed...Show More Summary

House Leadership Blocks Key Intelligence Reforms

The House GOP leadership’s hostility to reforming the U.S. Intelligence Community is on full display this week. The House Rules Committee (which is controlled by House Speaker John Boehner) blocked several key reform amendments to the...Show More Summary

Boehner, Obama still seeking a way out of trade impasse

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner says he's committed to passing a major trade deal as soon as possible, but he has not figured a way out of Congress' logjam on legislation that's a priority for President Barack Obama. Most House Democrats defied Obama last week and rejected a bill to give him "fast track" negotiating authority on trade deals.

Tuesday's Morning Email: Obama Scrambles To Resurrect Trade Plan

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

TOP STORIES To get The Morning Email, HuffPost's daily roundup of the news, in your inbox, sign up here. OBAMA SCRAMBLES TO RESURRECT TRADE PLAN With House Speaker John Boehner and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi refusing to come...Show More Summary

'No One Will Be Negotiating With Leader Pelosi On A Path Forward'

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has no plans to negotiate with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) after her caucus torpedoed a trade deal backed by President Barack Obama and Boehner, a GOP leadership aide...Show More Summary

Illinois Politicians Play Chicken With Taxpayers Over Budget

In Illinois, nothing happens in the legislature unless House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton give the green light for legislation to pass.Both Madigan and Cullerton want massive tax hikes and both are beholden to unions. Show More Summary

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