More John Boehner Articles

  • John Boehner: Keep guns from mentally ill

    House Speaker John Boehner, reacting to the Fort Hood shooting, said he believes gun laws should prohibit those with mental illness from buying firearms. “There's no question that those with mental health issues should be prevented from owning weapons or being able to purchase weapons,"...

  • After enrollment deadline, Obamacare fight begins anew

    The battle lines are clearly drawn: Democrats will argue that despite all the setbacks in implementing the president's signature achievement, the White House and fellow progressives will receive credit for adding millions of Americans to the ranks of those with health care coverage.

  • Video: Harry Homemaker John Boehner --- 'I love green grass'

    More proof that House Speaker John Boehner is a regular guy: His office just sent out a short video of the celebrated golfer cutting his own grass at his Ohio home. “I love green grass,” he says of his perfect-looking lawn.

  • Conservative House Republicans push jobs bill

    A group of conservative House Republicans introduced a comprehensive job-creation bill Wednesday designed to ease federal regulations and weaken organized labor's influence — longstanding GOP bugaboos the party says have hurt the economy. The Republican Study Committee measure also aims to...

  • John Boehner: Obama making a joke out of health law with latest delay

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, on Tuesday mocked the latest move by the Obama administration to delay the implementation of the health care law.

  • Senate Democrats may strip IMF reform from Ukraine measure

    Senate Democrats, now meeting behind closed doors, may remove a Ukraine aide bill a controversial provision to ratify reforms to the International Monetary Fund. A senior Democratic aide told the Washington Examiner the removal "is being discussed," but no decision has been made. The talk...

  • Writing a budget might divide House Republicans

    Divisions among Republicans over a budget deal and a shortfall in tax estimates are complicating the House GOP's efforts to advance a spending plan this spring. Party leaders insist the GOP-controlled House is moving full speed ahead to approve one, but it has fallen behind schedule amid concerns...

  • Congressional leaders sanctioned by Vladimir Putin celebrate on Twitter

    U.S. lawmakers celebrated Thursday on Twitter after the Russian government announced sanctions against nine White House officials and members of Congress. "If standing up for #democracy & sovereignty in #Ukraine means I'm #SanctionedByPutin, I'll take it," Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.,...

  • State officials rail against Senate plan to extend unemployment benefits

    State officials say a Senate proposal to restore unemployment insurance benefits to more than 2 million long-term jobless would do more harm than good, warning that some states may ignore the legislation if it's passed into law. The National Association of State Workforce Agencies, in a letter...

  • Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy raps John Boehner over food stamp criticism

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy struck back Monday against U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, saying it was reprehensible to accuse Connecticut and other states of cheating the federal food stamp program by approving nominal increases in home heating assistance.

  • John Boehner invites Pope Francis to address Congress

    House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday extended an open invitation to Pope Francis to address a joint meeting of Congress, saying the head of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church "has inspired millions of Americans." The Ohio Republican said the pope's "pastoral manner and servant leadership"...

  • John Boehner: Republican campaign strategy centers on Obamacare

    House Speaker John Boehner suggested the Republican Party's long-standing opposition to President Obama's health care law will again be a central campaign strategy during the fall's congressional elections.

  • VIDEO: John Boehner attributes Florida win to President Obama's alleged faults

    Florida's 13th Congressional District held a special election to replace the late Rep. Bill Young, R-Fla. Republican Dave Jolly narrowly edged out Democrat Alex Sink.

  • John Boehner: Senators should drop IMF demands in Ukraine aid bill

    House Speaker John Boehner called on Senate Democrats to drop their push to include reforms to the International Monetary Fund in a proposed Ukrainian aid package, which has stalled measure, saying the issues are unrelated.

  • John Boehner welcomes Obama's order for sanctions aimed at Russia

    House Speaker John Boehner said he supports President Obama's executive order Thursday that readies sanctions to freeze assets and block U.S. visas for those responsible for “destabilizing Ukraine.”

From the Weekly Standard

  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...