Is Boehner’s Legacy Going to Be ‘He Gave the Democrats All They Wanted on His Way Out’?
There are a lot of people wondering what the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, will do in his last days in office. I am sure he is under a lot of pressure from all sides. The question is: Which …
Good Riddance, John Boehner
The impending departure of Speaker of the House John Boehner gives House Republicans a real opportunity to accomplish something. But an opportunity is not a guarantee. It is a little like a football team being first down and goal at …
House Insurgents Want Concessions from Kevin McCarthy
Speaker John Boehner’s resignation could kick off a new round of skirmishing between conservatives and moderate Republicans, regardless of what happens in the race to replace him atop the House GOP conference.
The outlines of the fight were apparent …
House GOP Will Huddle to Discuss Boehner Succession Fight
The House Republican Conference will meet Tuesday afternoon to discuss the circumstances that led to House Speaker John Boehner’s resignation and how they should replace him.
Conference chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R. Wash.) scheduled the meeting on Monday afternoon. “…
Who Do You Want to Replace John Boehner?
From the first Morning Jolt of the week…
Who Do You Want to Replace John Boehner?
Okay, grassroots conservatives, here’s your chance.
You wanted John Boehner out as Speaker of the House, and now he’s on his way …
Boehner: There Will Not Be a Government Shutdown
House Speaker John Boehner said on Face the Nation this week there will be no government shutdown.
“[In] four days, the government runs out of money. Is there going to be a shutdown?” asked host John Dickerson.
“No,” Boehner replied. “…
Newt Gingrich, who is not above cultivating a little bit of mythology about himself, used to say that when he was a youngster considering a life in politics, he didn’t want to grow up to be president of the …
GOP Representative: Mitch McConnell ‘Next Guy in the Crosshairs’
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) will be the next target of conservatives frustrated with party leadership, according to one of the conservative representatives who pressured House speaker John Boehner in the weeks leading up to his resignation.
The election of a Republican House in 2010 put an end to the march of liberal legislation through Congress. Obama would get no signing ceremony for carbon caps, for pro-union laws, for new gun controls, or even, as it turned out, …
Boehner to Resign at End of October
House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) announced today that he is resigning at the end of next month.
“Boehner resigning at end of October,” a Republican representative texted National Review from the House conference meeting. A second congressman confirmed the …
GOP Meeting Resolves Nothing As Leadership Fights Brew
House Republicans gathered for the first time since Speaker John Boehner announced that he would resign from Congress next month — and they didn’t resolve any of the issues that led to Boehner’s resignation in the face of …
To Replace Boehner, Why Not Newt for Speaker?
Almost exactly seven years ago, House Speaker John Boehner said of the Wall Street bailout bill, “I think this thing is a crap sandwich” — but he’d vote for it anyway. I remarked at the time, “It’s crap …
Conservatives Look to Claim Majority Leader’s Post if McCarthy Moves Up
House Budget Committee chairman Tom Price (R., Ga.) has emerged as the lawmaker most likely to deliver a victory for conservatives looking to inject new blood into the leadership ranks.
If current House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) capitalizes …
The Next Speaker’s Agenda
When Republicans took control of both houses of Congress in the 2014 elections, I (like others around here) thought they should use their greater if still limited power to advance a broad range of conservative policy ideas—passing them in the …
Perspective on Boehner’s Resignation . . .
Perspective on Boehner: Tried to explain it to our Colombian au pair. Her response “So what now? A revolution?”
— Nicole Kaeding (@NKaeding) September 25, 2015
McCarthy Is ‘Going to Have to Show the Conservatives He’s Ready to Fight’
This morning on Inside Politics, CNN’s Manu Raju contended that tactics, not ideology or policy preferences is what doomed Boehner as Speaker of the House:
“He’s a pretty conservative guy on issues like abortion and other matters,” Raju …
Insurgent Conservatives Look to Play Kingmaker in Post-Boehner Leadership Races
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) is the odds-on favorite to succeed outgoing House speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio), but to nail down the new job, he’ll need to reckon with the same frustrated lawmakers who precipitated Boehner’…
Boehner Resigns as House GOP Turns Its Eyes to Kevin McCarthy
Both men, House speaker John Boehner and House majority leader Kevin McCarthy, stood behind the pope on Thursday as he prepared to address a joint session of Congress. Boehner cried; McCarthy beamed.
The external contrast reflects a deeper difference between …
Politics doesn’t usually involve sacrifice, but House Speaker John Boehner apparently felt it was the best of a series of bad options facing him.
In the hours after Pope Francis addressed a joint meeting of Congress yesterday, Speaker Boehner told …
House Could Fund Planned Parenthood Under Cover of Pope’s Visit
House speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) could call up legislation to fund the government, such as a continuing resolution (CR), on Thursday or Friday of next week.
The House has voted to grant Boehner same-day consideration — known colloquially as “martial …