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Boehner Ends Rough Year On A High Note

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 12.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — It says a lot about House Speaker John Boehner's rough 2013 that even friends debate when the low point hit. Some say it was Jan....

Republican Leaders Battle Tea Party

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.27.2013 | Politics

House Republican leaders and allied groups have hatched a strategy to weaken the influence of the GOP's most conservative members ahead of 2014 electi...

Michael McAuliff

House GOP Hunts For Way To Please Tea Party

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Americans aren't sure whether Congress can head off a shutdown of the government in the next three days, they're not alone. The Repub...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Urges Members To Be Less Extreme, More Political

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The potential Republican retreat from a hard-line stance on extending the payroll tax cut comes as GOP leaders have been quietly urging ...

Michael McAuliff

Obama Uses Tea Party Freshmen As 'Excuse' For Gridlock, House Speaker Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's not that the House Tea Party caucus gets in the way of compromise -- it's that President Barack Obama uses the group as an excuse f...

Boehner Prepares To Do End-Run Around Tea Party

Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics

By Richard Cowan and Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON--House Speaker John Boehner, hoping to spare fellow Republicans a second embarrassing defeat ove...

John Boehner Gets Primary Challenge From Tea Party Activist

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

CINCINNATI (AP) — A tea party activist is challenging U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) in the 2012 Republican primary. The ...

Boehner May Be Risking Tea Party Calls To Resign

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics

Tea Party activists rallying in Washington say House Speaker John Boehner should stay in his job -- for now. Gathered across the street from the Ca...

Boehner May Have Tea Party Problem On His Hands

The Washington Post | Chris Cillizza & Aaron Blake | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

When Republicans retook the House in the 2010 midterm elections, there were a handful of smart party strategists who cautioned that managing the major...

Boehner's Biggest Threat May Be ‘Young Guns’ In His Own Party

The Washington Post | Michael Leahy | Posted 07.21.2011 | Politics

The House has a freshman class of 87 GOP members, whose most impassioned supporters -- outspoken conservatives and tea party loyalists who have long v...

Boehner Stuck Between Tea Party And A Hard Place

Posted 07.17.2011 | Politics

DAYTON, Ohio (Reuters) - This John Boehner was not the John Boehner that Tea Party leaders in the room thought they knew. Compared to the Boehn...

John Boehner's Choice: Government Shutdown Or Tea Party Revolt

TIIME | Jay Newton-Small | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

John Boehner has a decision to make. And in some ways it's akin to choosing between his children. By midnight tonight the government will shut down un...

John Boehner: 'No Daylight Between Tea Party And Me' (VIDEO)

Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

In an exclusive interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos published online Wednesday evening, House Speaker John Boehner said "there's no dayligh...

Harry Reid: Boehner Afraid Of Tea Party

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid claimed on Sunday that GOP leaders, and particularly Speaker of the House John Boehner, were allowing themselves to ...

Michael McAuliff

Mitch McConnell: Chuck Schumer Is Extreme, Not Tea Party

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) may have been frosty to the Tea Party before, but he's offering the irate anti-tax crowd ...

John Boehner Faces Choice That Could Define His Leadership

The Los Angeles Times | Lisa Mascaro | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

With a government shutdown deadline just days away, House Speaker John A. Boehner faces a fateful choice over whether to abandon conservative Republic...

Time Short, Tempers Flare In Budget Showdown

AP | By ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The specter of a partial government shutdown looms again as Congress returns to Washington with Democrats and Republicans as far apart o...

Harry Reid's Complimentary Words May Put Boehner In Political Pickle

The Las Vegas Sun | Karoun Demirjian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's been more than a month since Democrats and Republicans drew lines in the sand over federal budget cuts, but the weeks of angry words and accusati...

Boehner Navigates Uncharted Territory Between Legislative Pragmatism & Tea Party Zeal

The New York Times | Carl Hulse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After being granted three weeks to cut what has been an elusive budget deal, Speaker John A. Boehner is navigating the unchartered territory between l...

Tea Party-Backed Freshmen Stand Up To Boehner

The Washington Post | Philip Rucker & Felicia Sonmez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Many tea-party-backed freshmen broke ranks with their GOP leaders and joined liberal Democrats in voting to cut funding for an alternative engine for ...

Tea Party Activists Take Issue With GOP Leaders As New Congress Begins

The New York Times | Kate Zernike | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As Tea Party politicians prepare to take their seats when the 112th Congress convenes this week, they are already taking issue with Republicans for fa...

John Boehner Faces Tough Task Of Controlling A 'Tea Party Congress'

The New Yorker | Peter J. Boyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the transition to the new Congress began, in mid-November, Boehner avoided potential conflicts with his freshman colleagues by promising them a sea...

Is The Tea Party Gang Turning GOP Into A Party of Hate?

Politics Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When John Boehner, the Republican leader of the House, appeared at the Tea Party rally at the Capitol on Thursday afternoon, it was a dramatic signal:...