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House Speaker John Boehner: ‘Time to deal with’ immigration reform

US House Speaker John Boehner gathered his congressional Republicans Thursday to debate the party’s future, saying the time had come for his party to help pass immigration reform. Secluded at a bayside hotel on Maryland’s Eastern Shore for a three-day closed-door retreat, the House of Representatives’ majority party was thrashing…

Cocaine-snorting Republican congressman Trey Radel to resign

Trey Radel, the US congressman who pleaded guilty to cocaine possession last year, is resigning on Monday, his office said. The first-term Republican representing southern Florida was to announce his resignation in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, a Radel spokesman told AFP. Radel, 37, was arrested in October…

House prepares to vote on bipartisan budget bill

The just agreed 2014-2015 US budget deal faces a crucial test Thursday when the House of Representatives votes on the bill, with Speaker John Boehner urging skeptical conservatives to back it. The agreement sealed between top Democratic and Republican negotiators is seen as a chance to end the brutal cycle…

House GOP unlikely to discipline coke-sniffing Rep. Trey Radel, but ethics watchdog files complaint

Despite a guilty plea on cocaine charges, Rep. Trey Radel (R-FL) insists he won’t resign and will likely avoid disciplinary action from House Republicans. But an ethics watchdog filed a complaint against the Republican lawmaker, saying he should be expelled. An aide told Politico that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH)…

The few existing ‘reasonable Republicans’ could oust House Speaker John Boehner

How ‘reasonable Republicans’ could oust Speaker Boehner (via The Christian Science Monitor) House Speaker John Boehner (R) of Ohio addresses reporters at the Capitol, Oct. 10. House Republicans are still weighing a short-term debt-limit increase. Op-ed contributor Jeremy D. Mayer writes: This deal ‘won’t eliminate the debate over spending…  …

John Boehner accuses Obama of asking for ‘unconditional surrender by Republicans’

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) signaled a Republican refusal to budge on the possibility of sending the U.S. into default in a press conference on Tuesday, while accusing President Barack Obama of demanding the GOP give up entirely before even beginning to negotiate. “What the president said today was, if…

WATCH LIVE: Boehner responds to Obama

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is expected to issue his response to President Barack Obama regarding the government shutdown. Watch live, as aired on the Washington Post, below. Steal this story ... LEGALLY…

Tea party leader: GOP passed ‘clean defund Obamacare’ and ‘clean delay Obamacare’ bills

Tea Party Express Chair Amy Kremer said on Tuesday that Republicans in the House of Representatives had passed “clean” government funding bills to “delay Obamacare” and “defund Obamacare.” As the government was entering the second week of a shutdown on Monday, President Barack Obama called on House Speaker John Boehner…

Boehner: ‘I’m a reasonable guy’ but GOP debt limit demands mean U.S. on ‘path’ to default

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) admitted on Sunday that nation was a on “path” to defaulting on its debts because President Barack Obama was insisting that Republicans raise the debt limit without including other demands like defunding the health care reform law. “The debt limit is right around the corner,…

Aide: Boehner suggested grand budget bargain to White House and ‘everybody laughed at him’

As congressional Republicans attempt to find a way to negotiate themselves out of the government shutdown, many are hoping to revive hopes of a big budget deal. President Barack Obama and Democratic congressional leaders have said they won’t negotiate until the government is fully funded. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH)…

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