Back in June 2009 when John Bercow was elected Speaker of the House of Commons he said he would serve for nine years, so if he honours his promise we are around 18 months from the election of a new Speaker. Ladbrokes have put up a market on who the new Speaker will be, I […]
CINCINNATI, OH- JULY 6: Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R) introduces Donald Trump during a rally. (Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images) Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA), a high-level advisor to President-elect Donald Trump during the campaign, tweeted last Friday that one of the most respected agencies in [...]
Over the growing groans of the Republican majority, many House Democrats — including some freshmen — used the mostly-symbolic vote to confirm Paul Ryan's speakership to give short speeches of protest. Led by Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), who guided Democrats through sit-down protests of gun legislation last year, dozens of minority party legislators said they […]
Mulvaney, 49, was elected in the 2010 tea party wave and is a founder of the hard-right House Freedom Caucus, whose members pushed former Speaker John Boehner from power and have caused heartburn for current Speaker Paul Ryan. Mulvaney...Show More Summary
Representative Mick Mulvaney is a fierce advocate of deep spending cuts and helped found the House Freedom Caucus, the group of conservative lawmakers who pushed for Speaker John A. Boehner to resign.
During an interview on Cincinnati's WCPO, former House Speaker John Boehner gave his opinion on President-elect Donald Trump and life after...
Former Speaker of the House John Boehner has made it known how much he misses working in government. (Hint: He doesn't.) "Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah. Every morning," Boehner told WCPO. Since he was forced out by members of his own party in the House, Boehner has been watching from the sidelines and seems to be enjoying it. Show More Summary
Former House Speaker John Boehner told WCPO that Donald Trump reminds him of Teddy Roosevelt, “another guy who saw himself larger than life.” He added: “You look at what Teddy Roosevelt did, he came in to do big things. Donald [...]
Former House Speaker John Boehner is very, very happy that he no longer has to care about politics or what's happening in Washington.
In retrospect, it’s funny to think about how way back in 2011, President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner came oh so close to inking the sort of entitlement program-cutting “grand bargain” that would have sent the Beltway pundit class into heights of orgiastic ecstasy while, you know, economically immiserating millions of people. Show More Summary
Former House Speaker John Boehner said he's glad he wasn't part of the 2016 campaign cycle. "Every day I'd watch it and was like, 'Thank God I'm not in the middle of this,'" Boehner told Cincinnati new station WCPO. "It was the mostShow More Summary
Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner sees President-elect Donald Trump as a modern-day Teddy Roosevelt, a populist who wants to do "big things." The Ohio Republican told WCPO.com in Cincinnati … Click to Continue »
Despite the best efforts of outgoing Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), House Speaker Paul Ryan and the rest of the GOP establishment successfully blocked the effort to impeach the corrupt IRS Commissioner, John Koskinen. Show More Summary
Rep. Mark Meadows, the North Carolina Republican who helped prompt House Speaker John Boehner’s exit from Capitol Hill, has been elected chair of the House Freedom Caucus. Meadows, R-N.C., was … Click to Continue »
Essential Politics: Rep. Xavier Becerra to be next state attorney general, Pelosi wins another term as Democratic leader Dec. 1, 2016, 10:27 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: California Rep. Xavier...
Essential Politics: Pelosi wins another term as Democratic leader, Sanders warns against 'liberal elite' Dec. 1, 2016, 10:07 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi won...
WASHINGTON ? House Republicans are expected to vote on whether to water down a key piece of former House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) legacy ? the 2011 ban on earmarks. The House Republican Conference on Wednesday will consider aShow More Summary
In light of the long line of women coming forward to dispute Donald Trump’s claim that he never sexually assaulted anyone, Trump lost a lot of support from key political figures, including Sen. John McCain and House Speaker Paul Ryan. But one group is standing shoulder to shoulder with Trump: religious right leaders. Yes, the [...]
The presidential election could determine the ideology of the Supreme Court for a generation—and that's putting some Republicans in a bind. Some, like former Republican House Speaker John Boehner, are supporting Donald Trump solely on the basis of the Supreme Court. Show More Summary
Vice co-founder Shane Smith’s interview with John Boehner, which aired last Tuesday on Vice News Tonight, opens with b-roll footage of the former House Speaker mowing his lawn, then pensively smoking a cigarette as he peers into the distance. It’s the portrait of a suburban dad in retirement. It also serves as a reminder of the onetime tagline of Vice’s...