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GOP Congressman Who Once Tried To Unseat John Boehner Blasts Colleagues For Trying To Do The Same

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics

Two years after he was one of a handful of Republicans who didn't back John Boehner (R-Ohio) for Speaker of the House, Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) see...

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...

Boehner Plans To Run For Speaker Again

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics

John Boehner said Monday he plans to seek reelection as House speaker after the 2014 midterm elections. Amid rampant speculation that he would giv...

Republican Slams Tea Party Colleague For 'Irresponsible' Failed Coup

Idaho Statesman | Posted 03.16.2013 | Politics

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson says fellow Republican Rep. Raul Labrador has forever undermined his effectiveness with an "irresponsible" role in plot...

Is John Boehner, 2013, the New Joe Cannon, 1910?

Kenneth D. Ackerman | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Kenneth D. Ackerman

Is 2013's John Boehner up to the task of making himself the new Joe Cannon of 1915, ready for his second act? Time will tell, but let's hope so.

After Leaving Congress, Republican Sees Bad Signs For GOP

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.04.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-Ohio) recently entered congressional retirement after the 112th Congress was gaveled to a close earlier this week, but...

WATCH: Boehner Gets Emotional

Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) was reelected to his top leadership role by the new Congress on Thursday, despite rumblings of a coup being...

Enough With the Fiscal Cliffs Already

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics
Sen. Barbara Boxer

Over the next couple months, members of Congress will have the responsibility of raising the debt ceiling, setting a budget for the coming year and deciding whether to allow $1.2 trillion in spending cuts to take effect. This is not a fiscal cliff. This is our job.

Jason Linkins

John Boehner Reelected Speaker And The First Terrible Predictions Of 2013 Are In | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

The residual anger of House GOP members that was holding over from the conclusion of the 112th Congress -- a combination of what some saw as a cave on...

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...

Conservatives Stir Trouble With 'Oust-Boehner' Mission

The Atlantic | Billy House | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

Think Congress is dysfunctional during these fiscal-cliff negotiations? What if John Boehner can't even get enough House Republican votes next month t...

If the U.S. Were Really a Democracy, John Boehner Would Be House MINORITY Leader

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Nationwide, Democrats received more than a half million more votes for the House of Representatives than Republicans did. But despite getting fewer overall votes, Republicans captured 55 percent of the House seats.

Mr. President, Now That We Need It, Give Us Our Oil Back

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 04.23.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

You are sitting on some 700 million barrels of oil in our Strategic Petroleum Reserve bought and paid by both the 99% and even the 1%. Here we are living an economic and political emergency while the tool we have to deal with this issue remains untapped.

Tea Party's War on America

New York Times | JOE NOCERA | Posted 10.02.2011 | Business

These last few months, much of the country has watched in horror as the Tea Party Republicans have waged jihad on the American people. Their intransig...

Obama, Boehner Tell Different Stories On Budget Negotiations

AP | By DAVID ESPO | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bullish President Barack Obama said Friday that compromise is close with Republicans on $33 billion in budget cuts, and he warned that...

John Boehner's At-Gavel Song: "Behind Blue Eyes"

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Pete Townsend wasn't thinking about Speaker of the House John Boehner when he wrote the song "Behind Blue Eyes," but Townsend has said that the song i...

LEAKED: John Boehner's Private List of Top Priorities as Speaker

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp


John Boehner Reveals Plans For First Vote As Speaker

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Incoming Speaker of the House John Boehner recently announced that his first measure to cut spending as leader of the House of Representatives would b...

SadlyThe Marlboro Man Can Grab a Smoke With Obama

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

Today begins the days of John Boehner, aka the Orange Man. Listen, you can hear his horse approaching. Oh my, it's like a new Marlboro commercial. Gue...

Michele Bachmann Won't Commit To John Boehner For Speaker

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) recently appeared to express some trepidation about supporting her colleague, John Boehner (R-Ohio), for Speaker of th...

John Boehner's Pre-Emptive Strike Against Obama: Speech Touches On Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel And Veterans

Hotline On Call | Jeremy P. Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Min. Leader John Boehner (R-OH) will get the jump on Pres. Obama's prime time address, offering his second major address in as many weeks and se...

John Boehner's House Speaker Aspirations Lead Him To Create Cash-For-Speaker Program

Politico | Jonathan Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

...months before any midterm votes are cast, John Boehner of Ohio is putting his own face on the GOP's drive to take back the House by quietly launchi...