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Obama And Boehner Jointly Pardon Two Turkeys: Bipartisanship At Its Finest

When President Obama pardons two turkeys on Wednesday morning, he’ll be joined by Speaker of the House John Boehner. Nothing says “Happy Thanksgiving” more than two politicians having a little bipartisan holiday fun with a couple of 50-pound turkeys. Show More Summary

John Boehner Forges Ahead on the House Benghazi Probe

How did the speaker respond to a GOP-led report that supported the Obama administration? He reappointed his own select inquiry into the 2012 terrorist attacks.

Speaker Boehner's Office: 'President's Unilateral Action Sets Stage for Another Surge of Illegal Immigration'

A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner is warning of more illegal immigration in the wake of President Obama’s executive amnesty. In a Tuesday dispatch from the Speaker’s office, spokesman Matt Wolking detailed recent developments...Show More Summary

Roma and Local Politics

"All politics is local," said legendary politician Tip O'Neill. But if O'Neill hadn't risen to the nationally prominent position of speaker of the House of Representatives, no one would remember this quotation, which comes from the time...Show More Summary

Boehner: I'm ready to 'reappoint' members to special Benghazi panel in new Congress

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Monday evening announced that he is reappointing Republican Trey Gowdy of South Carolina to head the Select Committee on Benghazi next Congress. The problem, however, is that by doing so, Boehner named a chairman to a panel that does not yet exist. Show More Summary

House GOP Benghazi Probe Goes On Despite Intel Panel Report

House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) said Monday that Rep. Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) will continue to head a special panel to investigate the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, pushing ahead with the probe despite the release Friday of a GOP-led report that found no attempt to mislead the public.

Trey Gowdy Reappointed to Lead House Benghazi Inquiry

Speaker John A. Boehner announced that he was reappointing Representative Trey Gowdy, Republican of South Carolina, as chairman of the special committee on Benghazi for the 114th Congress that begins in January.

73 Texas House Republicans Choosing Straus in Spite of Questionable Pro-Life Record

AUSTIN, Texas -- Twenty-one more Texas House Republican Representatives and Representatives-elect have endorsed Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) for re-election as Speaker, despite concerns from conservative grassroots activists and pro-life advocates that Straus is too moderate on the abortion issue. Show More Summary

Five Reasons Why John Boehner’s Obamacare Lawsuit Doesn’t Pass the Straight-Face Test

yesterdayNews : Truthdig

When I heard in June that House Speaker John Boehner threatened to sue the Obama administration for implementing health care and immigration reform via executive order, I not only cracked a wry grin, I nearly doubled over in laughter, thinking that such a case would never see daylight.

Boehner: Hagel Resignation Should Spur 'Re-Thinking' of Strategy to Confront ISIS

The resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel should fit into a broader conversation about national defense, according to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). “This personnel change must be part of a larger re-thinking of our strategy...Show More Summary

Jarrett: Boehner Asked Obama For Help Avoiding Conservatives' Ire

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) requested that President Barack Obama avoid making a “very public push” on immigration during the midterm primaries, according to White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett. Speaking to the Chicago Sun-Times'...Show More Summary

Nevada Republicans reverse course on maniac racist House speaker, but he won't go quietly

Ira Hansen Man. This one is definitely going in the "we hardly knew ye" file. Late last week, Nevada Republicans did something awesome—and by awesome, I mean, awesomely self-destructive—in tapping Rep. Ira Hansen as speaker of the state House, which they just reclaimed a few weeks ago. Show More Summary

Luis Gutierrez: Exec Amnesty Critics Think Obama 'Took the Gavel Away' from Speaker Boehner

On Sunday, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) said critics of President Barack Obama's executive amnesty are acting as if Obama took House Speaker John Boehner's gavel after his State of the Union address in January when Obama declared he would not hesitate to act unilaterally on issues like immigration. Show More Summary

Nevada House speaker who called African-Americans ‘simple minded darkies’ steps down

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The embattled incoming speaker of the Nevada State Assembly notified his colleagues Sunday morning that he was withdrawing as Speaker Designee, saying, “Politics of personal destruction win. I need to step down,” reports Nevada journalist Jon Ralston. Assemblyman Ira Hansen (R), who was...

Michelle Bachmann: GOP Plans Not to Resist Obama Executive Amnesty

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn) revealed on Saturday that Republican leadership, led by Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Oh), has no intention of resisting President Obama’s executive amnesty that he ordered on Thursday. Breitbart News Executive Chairman Steven K. Show More Summary

Ex-Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg heads to Senate with long-term goals

The first surprise on a tour of Bob Hertzberg's new house in Van Nuys is the ice cream parlor, with the former state Assembly speaker's nickname on a neon sign: "Huggy's Soda Fountain."

You Speak. I Rule. And Then You Shut Up.

After months of threatening, House Speaker John Boehner filed a lawsuit against President Obama for what he calls abuse of the president’s executive authority relating to the healthcare law hereinafter known as Obamacare. In spite of his earlier threats to include Obama’s new immigration order in the lawsuit, in the end it wasn’t a part of it, though […]

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Republicans are hopping mad about President Obama’s new order on immigration: House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) vowed Friday to confront President Obama’s unilateral executive actions to protect millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, saying the moves were “damaging the presidency” and warning that Congress will not let them stand without a fight. “The House […]

Obama’s Actions Won’t Increase Illegal Immigration, Expert Says

House Speaker John Boehner is arguing that President Obama’s moves to defer deportations for up to five million undocumented immigrants will make illegal immigration worse, citing President Obama’s own past words to make the argument. But a top immigration expert disagreed, arguing that the causes of illegal immigration are more complex. Obama announced Thursday that…

Nothing Will Come of Something

Furious over Barack Obama's recent executive orders, House Speaker John Boehner announced today that he would sue the president for doing something about health care, and institute impeachment proceedings against him for trying to fix immigration and climate change. Show More Summary

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