If personnel is policy then House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is serious about immigration reform. In an otherwise ordinary list of new staffers, his office announced, “Rebecca Tallent will join the office as Assistant to the Speaker...Show More Summary
Speaker Boehner's recent comment that there would be no conference on the Senate bill appears to have been a lawyerly evasion. He has now hired Rebecca Tallent to "lead immigration efforts for the House," in the words of the press release. Show More Summary
Washington (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner rejected the label that this is a "do nothing" session of Congress, telling reporters Tuesday on Capitol Hill, "we've done our work." Boehner pointed the finger at the Democratic-led Senate for holding up legislation. "When you look at the number of bills passed by the House and the […]
Former House speaker says GOP lawmaker "won't survive" if stint in rehab is a "gimmick."
Though House Speaker John Boehner initially voiced support for NSA programs of dubious constitutionality, it seems the ground is shifting underneath his feet as pressure builds within the House GOP Caucus to allow a vote on legislation to limit the NSA’s power to spy on Americans.
After House Speaker John Boehner promised the American people there would be no conference committee on the Senate “Gang of Eight” immigration bill, The Atlantic’s Molly Ball is out with a new report detailing how amnesty supporters are cooking up a scheme for revenge. Show More Summary
An existential query for the House of Commons
How's the Leader of the House's attempt to put the Speaker back in his box working out? The spat over the apparently minor issue of how many amendments the chair is allowed to call during the Queen's Speech debate is being fought out...Show More Summary
Speaking to the Hansard Society this week, the Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow said: “I am announcing today the creation of a Speaker’s Commission on Digital Democracy, the core membership of which will be assembled in the next few weeks, supplemented by a circle of around 30 expert commissioners and reinforced I [...]
Last week, we learned that the Capitol building in Oklahoma, currently undergoing a renovation, would be adding a chapel to the second floor: House Speaker T.W. Shannon (R-Lawton) was the architect of that addition: At the time, Shannon's...Show More Summary
By Scott Reeder COME ON BACK: Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has called lawmakers back to Springfield for a session on Tuesday. SPRINGFIELD – Hang on to your wallets – the Illinois General Assembly may soon be back in town. House Speaker Michael Madigan has told his members to be back in Springfield on Tuesday...
House Speaker John Boehner boasts to Time magazine he makes "the best turkey brine around."
Specs Who Newt Gingrich Age 70 Accomplishments Co-host on CNN’s Crossfire (weeknights at 6:30); author; co-founder of Gingrich Productions; former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Base Arlington, Va. What’s the first information...Show More Summary
Thanksgiving from Speaker of the House John Boehner, with a prayer for religious freedom:I’m pleased the Supreme Court has decided to address this important issue. Faith-based employers, including Catholic charities, schools, universities, and hospitals, should not be forced to provide services that contradict their faith. Show More Summary
Washington (CNN) - Move over Martha Stewart - House Speaker John Boehner boasts his recipe for brining turkey is the key to a delicious Thanksgiving feast. The Speaker is spending the holiday with his wife, Debbie, their two daughters and their husbands at his home in West Chester, Ohio.
As much as right-wing opponents would like to kill it and as much as liberals would love it to fail so they can blame Republicans, immigration reform is not, by any means, dead. The speaker of the House said they’d definitively get to it. The president is willing to see the House carve up a […]
Speaker John Boehner signed up for Obamacare; he’ll see his monthly premium double even with a federal contribution. A special election for a vacant House seat in Florida could provide an example of how voters will react to Obamacare. All...Show More Summary
Washington may be a partisan mess, but business owners want a fix to the broken immigration system, and politicians are starting to listen. About three weeks ago, House Speaker John Boehner said he would never introduce a Senate bill on comprehensive immigration, even though it had passed by a wide majority in the upper house in June. Show More Summary
Washington (CNN) - The top Republican leading the charge against Obamacare is now signed up for it and will take thousands of dollars in government support to help with its costs, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner confirmed to CNN. Boehner's premiums for his new plan under the Affordable Care Act will nearly double […]
You might have missed House Speaker John Boehner's not-so-epic struggle to sign up for Obamacare last week. It started out potentially story-worthy for Boehner, when he had some technical difficulties with the site. It all fizzled, though, when within a few hours he was informed that he'd successfully enrolled. Show More Summary