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Speaker of the House John Boehner

The Deflating Inevitability Game

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

The presidential game is as inevitable as the Super Bowl, filled with inflated egos, too much money and incentive to "cheat," too much hype, and inevitably leaves half the audience feeling deflated.

Sue the Republican Majority in Congress

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

Whereas full-body contact and the use of firearms may be a preferred tactic to settle individual grievances for those with less financial means, the elite class prefers to fight through their lawyers, a form of legal combat with established rules.

October Surprise

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Maria Rodale

In politics, an October surprise is when a candidate has dirt on his or her opponent that is saved for just a few weeks before the election, so that the opponent's media coverage will be negative just as people are deciding who to vote for.

The Republican Government Shutdown Repeats 1995 But Couldn't Come at a Worse Time

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The 2013 Republican shutdown of the United States government could be far more damaging to the country than the previous GOP-led crusade that used extortion as a tactic to try to force the hand of a Democratic president.

Boehner Plays Woodstock, Where Everybody, It Seems, Is Tone Deaf

Kevin McDonough | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Kevin McDonough

John Boehner will be "goin' up the country" to just a few miles from Bethel Woods. Yes, the leader of the House Republicans who have just voted to repeal Obamacare for the 40th time. We're told that politics make for strange bed-fellows, but in this case, it looks like everyone involved may end up getting bed bugs.

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...

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...

GOP Finally Starts To Realize They Might Need To Give In

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business

How To Help The Victims Of Sandy Hook: Helping others can ease the heartbreak. Here are several ways to do it. Science has determined that people n...

Ready, Aim, Retreat

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.04.2012 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

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...