John Boehner Articles

Update: Boehner to Form Select Committee on Benghazi

9:29 AM, May 02, 2014

UPDATE: Other news organizations confirm the report below that House speaker John Boehner will announce the formation of a select committee on Benghazi, led by Rep. Trey Gowdy. 


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Speak For Yourself

7:55 AM, Apr 28, 2014

Evidently, it is news when a spokesman for House minority leader Nancy Pelosi issues a statement denouncing the "failures of the Republican Congress.” 

Could you not, upon learning of this, be knocked off your feet with a feather?

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Boehner: 'Somebody at the IRS Violated the Law'

7:02 AM, Apr 08, 2014

In an interview last night on Megyn Kelly, House speaker John Boehner talked tough about investigating the IRS:

Fox News' Megyn Kelly said, "So, Lois Lerner facing contempt charges this week in addition to a push to have the DOJ start a criminal case against her for what?"

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Testing Time for Republicans

2:02 PM, Mar 27, 2014

As Vladimir Putin reminds us that hard power, military power – not “soft” or “smart” power – is the ultima ratio in international affairs, who speaks for the Republican party?

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Boehner Invites Pope to Congress

4:07 PM, Mar 13, 2014

CNN reports:

House Speaker John Boehner marked Pope Francis’ first anniversary Thursday by extending an open invitation to him to address a joint meeting of Congress.

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Boehner Pledges 'To Impose Consequences On Russia For Its Hostile Act'

11:07 AM, Mar 04, 2014

In a statement released this morning, House Speaker John Boehner pledged "to impose consequences on Russia for its hostile act" against Ukraine.

“The U.S. has a responsibility to stand up for freedom and democracy around the globe, and we have a responsibility to stand with the people of Ukraine in the face of Russia’s invasion. We will work with the Obama administration on measures to impose consequences on Russia for its hostile act," reads Boehner's statement.

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Meet the New Farm Bill

Same as the old farm bill.
Feb 24, 2014

The president just signed into law the Agricultural Act of 2014, a multiyear, comprehensive agricultural, rural, and nutrition policy measure. As legislation goes, it was rather unremarkable. What was remarkable was the path it followed to approval. Unlike most farm bill debates, which tend to be festivals of bipartisanship and comity, this one split lawmakers—rural from urban, House from Senate, Republican from Democrat—along every political fault including between the Tea Party caucus and the rest of the GOP.

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Podcast: Kristol Speaks, Boehner Acts

Hosted by Michael Graham.
4:55 PM, Feb 11, 2014

The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast, with editor William Kristol on his memo to the House GOP, and how the GOP can position itself for a successful 2014.

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Boehner Goes for Clean Debt Limit

10:01 AM, Feb 11, 2014

I understand House Speaker John Boehner has just announced to his conference that he intends to bring the floor of the House a clean debt limit increase. Conservative members of the conference had argued for this course. Conservatives will vote against "Obama's debt increase," but expect it to pass with mostly Democratic votes, and some Republicans. This should take the prospect of government default or shutdown off the table, and with it one of the few Democratic talking points that might help save them this year.

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NRCC Chair Makes In-Kind Contribution to DCCC!

3:45 PM, Jan 30, 2014

National Republican Congressional Committee chair Rep. Greg Walden told reporters at the House Republican retreat that immigration votes are "probably months out" and will be after the congressional primaries are mostly over.

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Playing Immigration Reform Skeptics for Fools

7:18 AM, Jan 30, 2014

The Wall Street Journal reports that some House Republican leaders:

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Foreign Policy Experts to Congressional Leaders: Enforce Iranian Compliance With Nuclear Deal

3:01 PM, Jan 09, 2014

More than 70 foreign policy experts have signed a letter addressed to the leaders in both parties in both houses of Congress urging them to enforce Iran's compliance with the nuclear deal agreed upon in Geneva late last year. Read the full text of the letter, organized by the Foreign Policy Initiative, below:

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Boehner: 'Ultimate Solution To Joblessness Is More Jobs'

11:44 AM, Jan 07, 2014

House speaker John Boehner released a statement Tuesday concerning "'emergency' unemployment insurance" (Boehner's quotation marks) and criticizing President Obama for not offering a plan to extend unemployment insurance that would include provisions to "put people back to work." Here's the statement:

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John Boehner: Bill Clinton's Right on Obamacare Pledge

2:03 PM, Nov 12, 2013

House speaker John Boehner says in a statement that he agrees with former president Bill Clinton when it comes to "honoring the committment" President Obama made that if Americans like their health plans they can keep them.

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Churchill Returns to the Capitol

Congress’s tribute to the wartime leader.
Nov 11, 2013

Congress has rebuked President Obama. It may have come in a subtle or backhanded way and thus was ignored by the media. It may not have been intentional. But it was a rebuke nonetheless.

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Boehner: 'Fight Will Continue. But Blocking' Deal Not an Option

2:30 PM, Oct 16, 2013

House speaker John Boehner released a statement saying that the "fight will continue," but that it isn't feasible to block the deal between Senate Democrats and Republicans now:

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Boehner in Charge

How the House speaker rallied his restive troops.
Oct 14, 2013

After the reelection of President Obama, House speaker John Boehner was disappointed, dispirited, and wary of a new round of clashes with the president. House Republicans had planned a fresh effort to repeal Obamacare, but, he told NBC News, “the election changes that.” He negotiated with Obama to raise taxes and spending by $1 trillion each before backing off. And with the Bush tax cuts about to expire and plunge the nation over a “fiscal cliff,” Boehner endorsed a deal to limit higher tax rates to those making more than $400,000.

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8 Reasons the Shutdown Won’t Hurt Republicans

9:25 AM, Oct 07, 2013

The government shutdown is frustrating. But it doesn’t mark the end of the Republican party, as some have suggested. Here are 8 reasons why.

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Special Report Panel on the Shutdown

7:44 AM, Oct 01, 2013

Steve Hayes, with A.B. Stoddard, Juan Williams, and Charles Krauthammer, last night on Fox News:

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CNN: Obama's Been on Phone More With Iran than Speaker of the House

3:39 PM, Sep 27, 2013

CNN reports that President Obama has been on the phone more with Iran than the speaker of the House, Republican John Boehner:

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Boehner on Putin Op-Ed: 'I Was Insulted'

11:35 AM, Sep 12, 2013

John Boehner, the Republican House speaker, told reporters Thursday he was "insulted" by the op-ed article in the New York Times by Russian president Vladimir Putin on the Syrian conflict. The Washington Free Beacon has the video:

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House Republicans Expected to Reform Food Stamps Program

7:15 AM, Sep 05, 2013

The federal government paid more than $74.6 billion last year to provide 46.6 millions Americans with food stamps. This is an astonishing increase, even for this era of rapidly rising federal spending. Four years earlier the comparable figures were $34.6 billion in benefits for 28.2 million recipients.

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Boehner: 'I'm Going to Support the President's Call for Action' in Syria

10:26 AM, Sep 03, 2013

Speaker of the House John Boehner says that he'll support President Obama's "call for action" in Syria:

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Conservatives to McConnell, Boehner: Delay Obamacare, Don't Defund

6:29 AM, Aug 08, 2013

Nineteen conservative activists have signed a letter to Republican leaders in Congress urging the body to fight to delay all of the provisions of Obamacare set to go into effect in 2014. (Update: the number of signatories has increased to 33.)

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The Rodney Dangerfield House Republicans

Jul 29, 2013

House Republicans don’t get no respect. Has there been in recent times a more derided, mocked, and pitied bunch? Establishment types think the backbenchers are Neanderthals, grassroots activists denounce the leadership as a bunch of squishes, and the media can’t find enough bad things to say about all of them.

But you know what? The House Republicans deserve some respect. They’re doing okay.

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Boehner Defends Opposition to Obamacare as Protection for the American People

8:09 AM, Jul 26, 2013

Speaker John Boehner defended the House's repeated efforts to disrupt Obamacare yesterday at the Capitol:

"Our job is to protect the American people," Boehner said. He says that as a result of the House's opposition to Obamacare, the president has had to change the bill seven times.

On Boehner's web site, his staff adds:

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The Rodney Dangerfield Republicans

ADVANCE EDITORIAL from the JULY 29, 2013 issue.
1:34 PM, Jul 18, 2013

House Republicans don’t get no respect. Has there been in recent times a more derided, mocked, and pitied bunch? Establishment types think the backbenchers are Neanderthals, grassroots activists denounce the leadership as a bunch of squishes, and the media can’t find enough bad things to say about all of them.

But you know what? The House Republicans deserve some respect. They’re doing okay.

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Boehner: 'Unfair and Indefensible' Obama Hasn't Delayed Obamacare for Individuals or Families

"Hell no it isn't" fair.
12:37 PM, Jul 11, 2013

Speaker of the House John Boehner said it was "unfair and indefensible" that Barack Obama hasn't delayed Obamacare's individual mandate for individuals and families:

“Our economy continues to struggle with slow economic growth, high unemployment, and stagnant wages. This is the ‘new normal’ under President Obama’s leadership," said Boehner.

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'The White House Doesn't See a Path' to Passing Immigration; Paul Ryan's 'Gone Silent'

9:14 AM, Jul 07, 2013

NBC's Chuck Todd said this morning that "the White House doesn't see a path" to passing an immigration bill by the end of this year:

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Boehner: Obamacare 'Train Wreck,' 'Unworkable'

6:07 PM, Jul 02, 2013

The announcement tonight of the delay of part of the implementation of Obamacare prompted Speaker of the House John Boehner to release this statement, saying the entire bill is a "train wreck" and "unworkable."

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