8:11 AM, Oct 28, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Paul Ryan, the leading Republican candidate to be the next speaker of the House, will support John Boehner's final budget deal.
"BREAKING - PAUL RYAN will SUPPORT the budget deal today," Jake Sherman reports on Twitter.
Here's Ryan's statement:
12:44 PM, Oct 9, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
All is fine and well in the House GOP conference, according to to the Republican rank-and-file.
“We just had a great conference,” said Tennessee’s Marsh Blackburn as she left the Friday morning meeting in the Capitol. “We’ve got a great conference.”
“There’s a lot of communication,” said Jackie Walorski of Indiana.
Asked about the mood in the meeting, Alabama freshman Gary Palmer said, “There’s a lot of good humor.”
The Republican party is not united.5:24 PM, Oct 8, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
It was just over a week ago when House majority leader Kevin McCarthy first considered dropping out of the race for speaker.
12:29 PM, Oct 8, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Kevin McCarthy, the California Republican and House majority leader, has pulled himself out of the running to replace House speaker John Boehner. National Review Online's Eliana Johnson broke the news:
2:09 PM, Oct 5, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
John Boehner announced that the election to replace him will be on October 29.
“When I made my announcement last month, I said that I would continue to serve through the month of October. After consulting with my colleagues, I am announcing today that all members of the House of Representatives will vote to elect their next Speaker during a floor vote on October 29th," Boehner says in a press release.
4:17 PM, Sep 28, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
House majority leader Kevin McCarthy officially announced his campaign for speaker of the House. In a letter sent to his fellow Republican congressmen, McCarthy promised that if elected he would lead a House of Representatives that would "have the courage to lead the fight for our conservative principles and make our case to the American people" as well as having "the wisdom to listen to our constituents and each other so that we always move forward together."
8:27 AM, Sep 26, 2015 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
On Monday, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, the Republican presidential front-runner on April Fools' Day, quit the contest. There had been no scandal which disgraced him, no momentous mistake which undermined him. It was simply that he once had support from Republican primary voters; he no longer did.
Meet Kevin McCarthy, Boehner’s likely successor.3:58 PM, Sep 25, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
With John Boehner stepping down as House speaker, House majority leader Kevin McCarthy of California looks like the likeliest candidate to replace him. Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin Republican, has already said he won’t run and has endorsed McCarthy. Texas congressman Jeb Hensarling could be a dark horse, but none of the other members of the House GOP leadership look particularly poised to take on the top role.
Hosted by Michael Graham.
1:23 PM, Sep 25, 2015 • By TWS PODCAST
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with executive editor Fred Barnes on the reason Speaker John Boehner decided to step down..
Kevin McCarthy likely to be the next House Speaker.11:35 AM, Sep 25, 2015 • By FRED BARNES
John Boehner will step down as House Speaker on October 30. His announcement was not a total surprise, however, since he’d been expected to leave Congress as early as next year, or even sooner.
10:19 AM, Sep 25, 2015 • By SHOSHANA WEISSMANN
Numerous sources report Speaker John Boehner has announced he will be retiring from his speakership and Congress at the end of October.
Ed Henry notes that this puts his tears during the Pope's speech to Congress yesterday in perspective.
12:05 PM, Sep 24, 2015 • By SHOSHANA WEISSMANN
Pope Francis spoke before Congress Thursday, and numerous politicians lived up to their most iconic moments.
IJ Review has video of Speaker John Boehner being moved to tears in the background:
12:01 PM, Jul 24, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Speaker of the House John Boehner is calling on Hillary Clinton to turn over her private email server "immediately."
“Two inspector generals appointed by President Obama have now called on the Justice Department to investigate Secretary Clinton’s mishandling of classified email. If Secretary Clinton truly has nothing to hide, she can prove it by immediately turning over her server to the proper authorities and allowing them to examine the complete record," Boehner says in a statement to the press.
The 2012 runner-up lowers expectations for Iowa.8:33 PM, Jul 20, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Rick Santorum is keeping expectations low for his second presidential campaign. Asked if he would need to win the Iowa caucuses to stay in the race, the former senator said it “depends.”
“If I finish third and half a percent behind first, I think I feel pretty good. If I finish third and I’m ten points out, well, that’s a different story,” he told a small group of reporters in a Washington restaurant Monday afternoon.