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John Boehner

  1. politics
    Kevin McCarthy Determined Not to Go the Way of Cantor and BoehnerAfter witnessing the fate of former House GOP leaders, McCarthy is not about to annoy extremists in the House by bashing Paul Gosar.
  2. politics
    Freedom Caucus Troublemakers Are Poised for a ComebackIf Republicans retake the House in 2022, the caucus could return to its insubordinate ways — fueled this time by loyalty to Trump, not conservatism.
  3. cancel culture
    Ted Cruz Wants to Cancel John BoehnerThe great champion of liberty against “cancel culture” is raising money from people who want to watch him burn Boehner’s book.
  4. politics
    5 Revelations From John Boehner’s New MemoirIn On the House, the former Speaker praises Nancy Pelosi’s “killer instinct,” unloads on Ted Cruz, and claims Mark Meadows once begged on his knees.
  5. marijuana
    John Boehner Stands to Make Millions Off MarijuanaThe former House Speaker is poised to make $20 million if the cannabis company he works for completes its sale.
  6. Paul Ryan’s Retirement Could Roil House RepublicansHe may be stepping down in anticipation of electoral disaster. But win or lose, House conservatives will keep pushing their leadership to the right.
  7. Tobacco Lover John Boehner Loves the Marijuana Business Now TooThe former House Speaker has joined the board of one of the nation’s largest cannabis companies.
  8. Blame-Game Lessons From the Last Government ShutdownResponsibility can be pinned on one party if there’s evidence to support it — but the effect may be ephemeral.
  9. Former House Speaker John Boehner’s Nastiest Comments About Fellow RepublicansIn a new profile, Boehner claims he told Hannity that he’s “nuts,” calls the Freedom Caucus “anarchists,” and says Trump is “not a Republican.”
  10. John Boehner: Cigarettes and Wine Good, Trump a ‘Complete Disaster’The former House Speaker’s review of the president’s first few months isn’t exactly a rave.
  11. Boehner Reportedly Talked Trump Out of Causing a Government ShutdownThe former House speaker was called in to convince Trump not to veto the spending bill.
  12. John Boehner Has a New Job on K Street, But Don’t Call Him a LobbyistAnd another new job with a tobacco company.
  13. Boehner Backs Trump But Not His PoliciesTrump will be the nominee, said Boehner, “whether people like it or not.” 
  14. early and often
    Federal Judge Sides With House Republicans in Obamacare CaseThe judge ruled that the Obama administration had no authority to fund a program helping low-income people pay out-of-pocket costs.
  15. the ted cruz fan club
    Satanists Reject John Boehner’s Conflation of Ted Cruz and Lucifer“Christians can’t just push Cruz off on Satanists.”
  16. John Boehner Calls Ted Cruz ‘Lucifer in the Flesh’The former GOP House Speaker also said he could vote for Trump in the general election but not for the Texas senator.
  17. oh congress!
    Conservative Representatives Want to Torture Boehner in Retirement, TooThey’re suddenly in favor of cracking down on the post-speakership office perk.
  18. regular john
    John Boehner in Retirement Likes to Vacuum“I haven’t driven a car for nine years. I did a couple of weeks ago. I have a valid driver’s license.”
  19. taking out the trash
    Speaker Paul Ryan Is Cleaning Up the House (Literally)Starting with Boehner’s smoky office and Hastert’s portrait.
  20. early and often
    John Boehner Unveils Plan to Avoid Default, Save Paul Ryan But many conservatives aren’t happy about it.
  21. House Will Choose Boehner’s Replacement One Day Before He Says ‘Bye!’The other leadership positions will be filled at a to-be-determined date.
  22. politics
    Jason Chaffetz Will Challenge Kevin McCarthy for Speaker of the HouseHe’ll be the underdog, but still represents the first viable threat to McCarthy and the GOP Establishment.
  23. the national interest
    House Conservatives Finally Got Boehner’s ScalpThe Planned Parenthood videos brought down an unintended target.
  24. parting shots
    John Boehner Sneakily Called Ted Cruz a ‘Jackass’ on Face the NationThe next few weeks are going to be fun.
  25. politics
    How the Right Is Reacting to John Boehner’s ResignationA look at the conservative commentary regarding the Speaker’s impending departure, and what it might mean for the future of the GOP.
  26. the national interest
    Conservatives Hated Boehner Because He Couldn’t Get Rid of ObamaNot because he disagreed with their goals.
  27. oh congress!
    John Boehner Hates His Job: Trash-Talk EditionHow does he tolerate his terrible schedule? “Garbage men get used to the smell of bad garbage.”
  28. early and often
    Boehner and Pelosi (But Especially Boehner) Scramble to Avert a ShutdownHe’s looking for a way to placate House conservatives before the September 30 deadline.
  29. oh congress!
    Congress Hurtles Toward Another Government ShutdownJohn Boehner doesn’t want a showdown over Planned Parenthood funding, but he’s yet to find a way out.
  30. early and often
    John Boehner Is Glad ‘That Jackass’ Ted Cruz Is Out of His HairRepublicans would prefer that the speaker suffer in silence.
  31. oh congress!
    GOP Congressman Launches Surprise Bid to Oust Speaker BoehnerThe obscure maneuver has almost no chance of being successful.
  32. congress
    The Trade Vote Reignited the War Within the House GOPAfter passing a trade bill, the GOP moves to crack down on dissenters.
  33. early and awkward
    John Boehner Reads Mean Tweets, Does Not CryHe and Pelosi seem accustomed to being insulted.
  34. false alarms
    Boehner Concludes Biannual Test of the Government Shutdown SystemThe House passed a bill to fund Homeland Security, after their stand accomplished nothing.
  35. Boehner Is So Ready to Be Done With All This DHS DramaThe Speaker of the House cites a possible terrorist attack as a reason to just fund the department.
  36. the national interest
    Poll Confirms the Republican Immigration Shutdown Plan Is Their Worst Idea EverJohn Boehner dials political suicide hotline.
  37. oh congress!
    Boehner Says He’ll ‘Certainly’ Allow a Homeland Security ShutdownCongress only has four days to reach a compromise.
  38. equal rites
    Boehner: House GOP Will Accept Supreme Court’s Decision on Gay MarriageThey’re not going to waste $2.3 million on preventing people from getting married … again.
  39. politics
    Israeli Prime Minister Plans to Visit Congress House Speaker John Boehner invited Benjamin Netanyahu on his own.
  40. scary things
    Ohio Man Indicted for Threatening to Kill John BoehnerHe said he would shoot him or poison his drink.
  41. oh congress!
    A History of Conservative Revolts Against John BoehnerTuesday’s narrow reelection is just the latest humiliation he’s suffered as speaker.
  42. oh congress!
    Boehner Faces Embarrassing Challenge to His Speakership But don’t bet on Speaker Louis Gohmert.
  43. oh congress!
    House Republicans Finally Sue Obama Over Obamacare After threatening to do so for months. 
  44. the national interest
    Conservatives: Let’s Shut Down and ImpeachRepublicans already bored of being boring.
  45. the national interest
    Boehner Makes Immigration Offer Obama Can’t RefuseHe is willing to vote on a bill, maybe, but probably not.
  46. the national interest
    You’ll Never Guess What the New GOP Proposals Would Do to the DeficitJohn Boehner and Mitch McConnell have some ideas.
  47. the national interest
    Ted Cruz Punks John Boehner Again, This Time on ImmigrationWorld’s saddest leader of a legislative body loses once more.
  48. so sue me
    House Republicans Are Suing Obama for Failing to Enforce ObamacareBy delaying the employer mandate, which they voted to repeal.
  49. Boehner Decides Helping Hillary Win Is Better Than Passing Immigration ReformFour thoughts on another Boehner-tastrophe.
  50. oh republicans!
    Amused Obama Shrugs Off ‘Stunt’ Lawsuit From Republicans“They’ve decided to sue me for doing my job,” said the president, smirking.
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