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John Boehner Reflects On His 'Lonely' Time As House Speaker

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Oct 28 (Reuters) - On his last full day at the pinnacle of Washington power, Speaker John Boehner voiced no regrets about leaving behind t...

Where's Waldo? -- A Brief History

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

This is not the first time Republicans have found themselves at a place where a Speaker of the House decided to resign because of intra-party fighting.

John Boehner Is A Grandfather Now

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is a grandfather! The GOP leader tweeted out the good news on Thursday: It’s a boy! Very excited to ann...

Conservative Lawmaker Who Voted Against John Boehner Raps His Leadership

Reuters | Posted 03.14.2015 | Politics

(Adds response from Boehner's spokesman in paragraphs 8 and 9) WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - One of the conservatives who last week t...

Michael McAuliff

John Boehner Retains Position As House Speaker Despite Some GOP Opposition | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives voted Tuesday to once again make John Boehner its speaker, handing the Ohio Republican the gavel for the th...

That Time John Boehner Called Peter King A Sh*thead

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- To mark the occasion of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) once again fending off challenges to his rule of the House of Representative...

New Congress Getting Sworn In With GOP In Charge

AP | By DAVID ESPO | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a blend of pageantry and politics, Republicans took complete control of Congress for the first time in eight years Tuesday, the...

Steve King Won't Support Boehner For House Speaker

Reuters | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 5 (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Steve King said he would not vote to give John Boehner another term as speaker of the House, becom...

John Boehner Re-Elected To Congress In 2014 Ohio Election

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was re-elected on Tuesday. Boehner faced off against Democrat Tom Poetter and Constitution Party candidate Jim ...

Windup Toy Monkey Is Metaphor For John Boehner's Life

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An ostensibly lighthearted video is a window into House Speaker John Boehner's soul. In the clip a toy monkey delights little childr...

Michael McAuliff

Boehner: Impeachment Talk A 'Scam' By The White House | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sarah Palin may have demanded that President Barack Obama be impeached, and tea party Republicans may have flirted with that idea as wel...

Boehner Says He's 'All In' To Remain As Speaker

AP | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after House Republicans overhauled much of their leadership team, House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that he's "all in" ...

Kate Sheppard

Boehner: 'I'm Not Qualified To Debate The Science Over Climate Change' | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is preparing to roll out new regulations on greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants on Monday, and ...

John Boehner Still Thinks Privatizing Veterans' Health Care Is A Good Idea

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner called for the privatization of the Department of Veterans Affairs decades ago, and he still thinks it's a good idea today....

Sabrina Siddiqui

John Boehner: 'I Expect To Be Speaker' Next Year | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- John Boehner said Monday he is running for reelection as House speaker in January after the 2014 midterm elections. The Ohio Republi...

Congress To Pass Bill To Stop Cut To Medicare Doctors

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — With just hours to spare, Congress stepped Monday to finalize legislation to prevent doctors who treat Medicare patients from bein...

Eugene Mulero

Tea Party Congressman Says He's Unsure Boehner Will Run For Speaker Again | Eugene Mulero | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- John Boehner is unlikely to run for House speaker again next Congress, Rep. Matt Salmon, a tea party Republican from Arizona, suggested ...

John Boehner Knows Exactly What You Think His Name Sounds Like

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) cracked a joke Thursday that signaled he knows exactly how many people think his name is pronounced. When a rep...

House Republicans Divided In Debt Ceiling Deal, Concede Top Ideas

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders are struggling to devise a way forward on must-do legislation to increase the government's borrowing cap....

Michael McAuliff

Dems Warn Obama They'll Kill His Big Trade Deal | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's international trade agenda is dead in the water if he doesn't do a better job engaging with Democrats in Congre...

Zach Carter

House Democrats Leave Pacific Trade Deal Twisting In The Wind | Zach Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats balked Thursday at a bill designed to clear congressional hurdles for President Barack Obama's controversial Trans-Pacif...

Sabrina Siddiqui

House GOP Adopted Record Number Of Closed Rules In 2013 | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress already closed out the year with the least productive legislative session in history. And now, House Democrats pointed out Mond...

With Seven Workdays Left, House Committee Holds Hearing On Space Aliens

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

With only seven workdays left between now and the end of the first session of the 113th Congress, a full House committee has found time to hold a hear...

The House Drug Testing Rule Nobody Knows About

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

Rep. Trey Radel's (R-Fla.) October arrest on a charge of cocaine possession made headlines on Tuesday when Politico broke the story. Hours later, ...

Retreat Hell!

Dave Helfert | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dave Helfert

Even with the defeat, the tea party folks are not about to relent. They're not going to suddenly see the light and start working with people who hold divergent views to get things done. They weren't sent to Washington to get things done. They were sent to stop things from getting done.