Boehner’s Unreasonable Attack on Cruz
We get it. John Boehner doesn’t like Ted Cruz. In a witless cheap shot, Boehner called him “Lucifer in the flesh” at an event at Stanford University. Boehner’s attitude is widespread among Republican insiders who are foolishly allowing …
The brilliant Sir Charles Cooke has written an un-brilliant post about John Boehner. I’m going to respond, because a) I know Charlie will like it and b) it’s the sort of thing that makes the Corner more interesting, …
Jeff Sessions: Kill Boehner/Obama Budget Deal
Senate conservatives want to kill the just-announced budget and debt-limit deal that outgoing House speaker John Boehner negotiated with the White House.
Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) called for a short-term agreement that would buy time beyond the November 3 debt-limit …
Trashing Paul Ryan Could Mean John Boehner Never Leaves
No one denies there is pushback against the idea of drafting Paul Ryan as speaker from a variety of conservative media sources, including the Drudge Report. As the New York Times reports: “The current flak following Mr. Ryan stems from …
If Favorites Fall, Watch These Dark-Horse Candidates for House Speaker
The favorite candidates for speaker of both the House Republican establishment and the House Freedom Caucus are looking more like lost causes. Paul Ryan, the widely respected former vice-presidential nominee, still won’t change his mind and commit to running, …
Why the House GOP Ousted Boehner
Many Republicans see disorder this week in Washington and assume the worst. The Republican Congress is in disarray, to be sure, but it is a necessary evil if we are ever going to unify the Republican party around a positive …
Peter Roskam: The Next-Next Speaker?
Peter Roskam is a picture of patience.
In response to the news of House speaker John Boehner’s resignation, the Illinois Republican congressman called for a special meeting on the state of the conference, hosted a briefing with reporters following …
Boehner Sets Speaker’s Race, Delays Other Elections
Outgoing House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) has scheduled the vote to replace him for the end of October and, in a blow to his lieutenants, delayed any ensuing leadership elections until after he steps down.
Boehner announced that 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 …
John Boehner Worked for the Real Lucifer
According to John Boehner, Ted Cruz is “Lucifer in the flesh.”
Listen John, I know you are still mad about the 2013 partial government shutdown that didn’t prevent you from expanding your party’s House majorities in 2014, but try to get a …
John Boehner Admits to Having No Political Instincts Whatsoever
John Boehner writes:
Twenty years ago, while serving as chairman of the U.S. House Republican Conference, I tried to persuade Scalia to become Senator Bob Dole’s running mate on the 1996 GOP presidential ticket.
And out of a sense …
Boehner, Ryan, and Accountability
Clearwater, Fla. — “Be ready for the moment of your death. Are you ready?”
Get right with God was Fr. Charles Leke’s message at the House of Prayer here last Tuesday morning. If coffee hadn’t fully woken you …
Boehner: Obama Should Halt Iran Deal Over WaPo Reporter’s Conviction
Outgoing House speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) suggested Monday that Iran’s decision to convict Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian on espionage charges should deter President Obama from implementing the nuclear deal his team recently negotiated with the Islamic Republic.
The Republicans have decided to have a little bit of authentic democracy within their party, and polite Washington is flipping out.
John Boehner decided that he no longer wants to be speaker of the House, or a member of Congress, …
Boehner’s Not Outta Here After All
You won’t have Speaker John Boehner to kick around anym– oh, wait, never mind, maybe you will!
Speaker John Boehner has agreed to stay on as Speaker–not just until the Caucus nominates someone –but, until that person can confirm 218 votes …
Conservatives Should Secure Conservative Changes before Committing to a Candidate for House Speaker
As John Boehner wraps up the final weeks of his tenure as speaker of the House, two major candidates appear to be emerging as his successor. The first, Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.), has an understandable burden to carry and expectation …
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 …