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Israel's Espionage on US Negotiators casts a Shadow on Critical Alliance

David Oualaalou | Posted 04.02.2015 | Politics
David Oualaalou

As Israel reflects on increasing instability in the Middle East and political shoring up needed after Netanyahu's election victory, it must remember that the only country in the world that provides it with diplomatic cover in international forums remains the United States

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...

Zach Carter

This Rising GOP Star May Undercut His Own Crusade | Zach Carter | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Rep. Jeb Hensarling walked into the Lehrman auditorium at the Heritage Foundation in late May, it was ostensibly to give a speech o...

Paul Ryan Rules Out Major Leadership Role

AP | PAUL WEBER | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Rep. Paul Ryan won't say if he'll run for president in 2016 but there's one job he's sure he doesn't want: speaker of the House o...

Former House Speaker Dies

AP | ALAN FRAM and NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — Tall and courtly, Tom Foley served 30 years in the House when partisan confrontation was less rancorous than to...

Moderate Republicans Should Oust Boehner

Larry Hirsch | Posted 12.14.2013 | Politics
Larry Hirsch

As the budget battle and shutdown drag on, it is clear that Speaker John Boehner is demonstrating an absolute failure of leadership. Instead of leadin...

Pelosi Makes Big Confession On Being House Speaker

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told National Journal she's not looking to fill the role of House Speaker again anytime soon. When as...

House Republicans Claim God Told Them To Spare John Boehner

Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

The U.S. government was spared from going over the fiscal cliff earlier this year because God spoke to a group of Republicans and told them not to tur...

Obama: Let's Make Sure Pelosi Is Speaker Of The House Again

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama heaped praise on Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Wednesday during a San Francisco fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Camp...

GOP ­Coddles the Rich, Cuts the Rest

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

There will be no end to tax loopholes for the rich, House Speaker John Boehner has asserted. The Republican ruling: The vast middle class, the elderly and the poor must suffer.

GOP Uses Government to Hurt, Not Help

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Americans believe their government should help when necessary. When the task is too big for a couple of Joes to achieve, Americans want their government to step up. Republicans just don't get this.

Some Republicans Just Can't Quit Allen West

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) is no longer a member of Congress, having lost his quest for a second term in November. But that didn't prevent some o...

Boehner Regains Speakership

Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) has retained his top leadership position in the U.S. House of Representatives after a vote by the new Cong...

WATCH: John Boehner Shows Nancy Pelosi Some Bipartisan Affection

The Huffington Post | Ethan Klapper | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

For a few minutes on Thursday afternoon, the partisan toxicity that pervades the House of Representatives subsided, as lawmakers gathered on the floor...

Bloomberg Chuckles At Newt Gingrich Insult

Posted 12.29.2011 | New York

As Newt Gingrich continues to plummet in the polls, the presidential hopeful is now aiming his trash talk at New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. ...

Tyler Kingkade

DOMA Defense: Boehner Complaint Dropped By Watchdog Group CREW | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced he would spend $500,000 to hire an outside law firm to defend the Defense of Marriage...

John Boehner Answers Questions On Smoking, Tendency To Get Emotional

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The newly installed speaker of the House admits he's a smoker and that he sometimes gets emotional, and he isn't apologizing for either. Rep. John Bo...

12 Things That Make Boehner Cry (Doug's Dozen VIDEO)

Doug Molitor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Doug Molitor

He cries in TV interviews, he cries on the floor of the House of Representatives, he cries at the RNC. And he laughs all the way to the bank.

Dennis Hastert's Office Spending Taxpayer Dollars On Second Career: More Than $1M So Far

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert spent his time in Congress railing against wasteful government spending. Since retiring from office in 2007, Haste...

Pelosi: Upping Troops To Afghanistan Unpopular

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders in Congress urged the Obama administration Thursday to quickly produce a plan for winning the war in Afghanistan...

Reading The Pictures:

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2009-01-06-pelosi_speakergov.jpg With the country in a shambles, the media wouldn't want the Democrats getting off to a rocky start, would it?