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Boehner: I Haven’t Spoken to Ted Cruz ‘Since He’s Been Elected’

8 hours agoNews : Mediaite

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) talks to a lot of people in the course of doing his job, but for some reason, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) isn't one of them, how very curious.

John Boehner ‘confident’ he'll remain speaker of the House

Speaker John Boehner says reports of his imminent ouster are greatly exaggerated. The Ohio Republican is "confident" he'll remain the top officer of 114th Congress, even though anti-Boehner sentiment is on the rise in the House.

One year ago, Republicans shut down the government to stop Obamacare

House Speaker John Boehner on Sep. 30, 2013, ruling out a clean bill to prevent a shutdown Exactly one year ago, House Republicans did what should have been unthinkable: They shut down the federal government when John Boehner refused to hold a simple vote on keeping the government running at existing levels. Show More Summary

Unaired Portion of ABC News Interview: Boehner Says Obama Would ‘Poison the Well’ For Immigration Reform with Executive Orders

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) says he believes he can still bring the Republican Party along to achieve bipartisan immigration reform but if President Obama acts unilaterally he will “poison the well” on the issue. Speaking to ABC...Show More Summary

House Speaker John Boehner: U.S. Has ‘No Choice’ But To Send Ground Troops To Fight ISIS

House Speaker John Boehner said in an interview with ABC’s This Week on Sunday that in his opinion the U.S. will have “no choice” but to send ground troops to fight ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, in Syria and Iraq. In the candid interview, the Ohio Republican said that he doesn’t believe President House Speaker John Boehner: U.S. Show More Summary

"Either the president doesn’t read the intelligence he’s getting or he’s bullshitting." Plus: Boehner Says Yes to Ground Troops.

2 days agoNews : Reason

Well, that didn't ake long. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) has signaled hat it may be inevitable that American troops will be fighting the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria and Iraq. From an ABC News interview with George Stephanopoulos yesterday: "If...Show More Summary

Boehner Backs Ground War Against ISIS 'Barbarians'

During an appearance on This Week Sunday, House Speaker John Boehner (R) criticized President Barack Obama's policy for fighting the Islamic State and voiced support for sending U.S. ground troops into the conflict in Syria and Iraq....Show More Summary

Republicans Finally Come Out In Favor Of U.S. Ground Troops In Syria

After weeks of Republicans criticizing President Obama’s ISIS strategy, yet failing to actually say the thing they were trying to say, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH), the highest-ranking Republican in the world, finally gave a straight answer to whether there should be U.S. ground troops in Syria. On Sunday morning’s This Week with George [...]

Boehner: Happy to Call Back Congress for War Resolution Vote if Obama Presents One

Sunday on ABC's "This Week," House Speaker John Boehner said he'd be "happy" to bring back Congress to have a vote authorizing war against ISIS. When host George Stephanopoulos asked why not have a vote now, the Speaker said, "I'd be happy to. Show More Summary

John Boehner: I Can 'Absolutely' Make Republicans Pass Immigration Reform

Sunday on ABC's "The Week," House Speaker John Boehner said he could "absolutely" get immigration reform passed. Boehner said, "We had a flood of children coming across the border, once again, proving that no good immigration bill can pass until we have real border security. Show More Summary

U.S. may have ‘no choice’ but to put troops on ground in Syria, Iraq: John Boehner

The U.S. may have “no choice” but to put troops on the ground in Syria to fight bloodthirsty Islamist militants there, House Speaker John Boehner said Sunday.

Tony Blinken Responds to Boehner: U.S. Ground War ‘Exactly What al Qaeda Wants’

3 days agoNews : Mediaite

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said (eventually, after much prodding) Sunday morning that if regional nations don't provide ground troops to fight ISIS, the U.S. would "have no choice" but to send in combat units, something that contradicted the Obama administration staunch stance against ground troops. Show More Summary

American Boots On The Ground? Boehner: We Have No Choice

House Speaker John Boehner told ABC’s George Stephanopolous that President Obama’s current strategy is insufficient to defeat ISIS. “If the goal is to destroy ISIS, as the president says it is, I don’t believe the strategy that he outlined will accomplish that,” Boehner told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos in an exclusive interview for [...]

John Boehner: Obama may have 'no choice' but to deploy U.S. ground troops against ISIS

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) says the U.S. may ultimately have "no choice" but to put its own troops on the front lines against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. "At some point somebody's boots have to be on the ground," Boehner said in an interview with ABC's This Week. Show More Summary

Boehner: ‘At Some Point, Somebody’s Boots Have to Be on the Ground’

House Speaker John Boehner indicated that sending in American combat troops into Iraq or Syria could become necessary to eliminate the threat posed by Islamic State extremists.

BOEHNER: I'm 'Happy' To Bring Congress Back For War Vote If Obama Asks

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Boehner) says he's more than willing to bring Congress back from recess to debate a war resolution against the Islamic State group, but President Barack Obama has to ask. "I'd be happy to," Boehner offered on ABC's "Face the Nation" on Sunday, according to a transcript. Show More Summary

Boehner Thinks ‘Somebody’s’ Boots Should Be on the Ground, Just Doesn’t Want to Say ‘American’

3 days agoNews : Mediaite

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) criticized President Barack Obama's military strategy against ISIS, saying boots on the ground would be needed to defeat the Sunni militants, but was less forthcoming when This Week's George Stephanopoulos asked if he were willing to send Americans to be those boots on the ground.

Boehner: ‘I’d Bring Congress Back’ to Debate War Resolution, But Only if Obama Offers It

3 days agoNews : Mediaite

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) told This Week he'd "bring the Congress back" to vote on a new resolution authorizing military force against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, but only if President Barack Obama requested one.

Boehner endorses debate over air strikes in Iraq and Syria. In 2015. Maybe.

House Speaker John Boehner says Congress should weigh in on military strikes in Iraq and Syria: “I have made it clear that I think the House and the Congress itself should speak,” the speaker said in an exclusive, wide-ranging interview with First Draft. Hey, good news Mr. Show More Summary

Congress Won’t Debate War on ISIS Until Next Year

Congress’ lame duck period is not the appropriate time to debate authorization for war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), House Speaker John Boehner said in an interview published Thursday. Boehner’s announcement pushes the contentious issue of explicitly authorizing the Administration’s plan to fight Islamist militants in Syria and Iraq until…

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