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  • The coming immigration fight

    When President Obama halted deportations in 2012 for 1.8 million undocumented immigrants brought here as children, Republicans complained but took little action. But now that he's preparing a sweeping amnesty, GOP lawmakers are reluctantly gearing up to fight.

  • Republicans do conservatism a disservice by running on nothing

    If history has taught conservatives anything, it is that having Republicans in power is a necessary but by no means sufficient condition to advance a conservative agenda.

  • Why Boehner keeps beating rebellions from the right

    Another Congress, another little plot to oust Speaker John Boehner. The revolts come and go, but frequent critics don't think the latest one will amount to much.

  • Ground troops may be needed against Islamic State, Boehner says

    "We have no choice," the Ohio Republican said when asked directly whether U.S. ground troops should be sent if current efforts to defeat the Islamic State using moderate Syrian rebels and Iraqi military forces fails.

  • Boehner: Congress should debate airstrikes

    Boehner also noted that the timing -- midterm election season -- is wrong for such an important decision on fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria to be made.

  • Here's Obama's letter to Boehner explaining the White House's authority to launch airstrikes in Syria

    Shortly after President Obama's address on his decision to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State, the White House released the text of a letter sent to House Speaker John Boehner explaining the White House's supposed authority to take action in Syria without congressional consent and approval.

  • Boehner: Airstrikes 'one step' in larger mission

    "I support the airstrikes launched by the president, understanding that this is just one step in what must be a larger effort to destroy and defeat this terrorist organization. I wish our men and women in uniform Godspeed as they carry out this fight,—� the Ohio Republican said.

  • The death of the republic part II: Knowledge of Congress edition

    A disturbingly large number of Americans are unable to state which political party controls the U.S. House of Representatives and which party controls the U.S. Senate, according to a new Gallup report.

  • Republicans must act with urgency if party captures Senate

    In an otherwise solid address at the American Enterprise Institute on Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, disappointed on two key fronts.

  • GOP heads into midterms without detailed conservative manifesto

    House Speaker John Boehner released a five-point economic plan Thursday that outlined general areas of reform, including cutting spending and reforming taxes. The agenda, however, did not include the detailed legislative proposals that were included in the Pledge to America four years ago.

  • Senate GOP charts agenda for the majority

    Republican leaders are promising a complete makeover of the Senate chamber that goes beyond changes in legislative priorities, according to knowledgeable GOP sources.

  • Boehner stresses tax reform, school choice in GOP agenda

    In an abbreviated replay of past Republican pre-election agendas, House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday laid out a plan for the GOP to boost economic growth with a combination of old-school conservative policies such as reforming taxes and cutting spending as well as newer priorities.

  • Conservatives won't block Boehner

    A group of the most conservative House lawmakers said Thursday that Speaker John Boehner is no longer in danger of losing his gavel to GOP opposition thanks to a leadership shake-up that now includes more conservative input.

  • John Boehner: ISIS bill first step in defeating the terrorists

    "I just think that if our goal here is to destroy [the Islamic State], we've got to do more than train a few folks in Syria and train a few folks in Iraq and dropping a few bombs," the House speaker told reporters at the Capitol on Tuesday.

  • Dozens in GOP oppose Obama plan to arm Syrian rebels

    Republican critics, despite their reservations about the measure, acknowledge a coalition of Democrats and Republicans will likely pass the legislation this week.



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