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John Boehner

  1. the national interest
    John Boehner Bays at the MoonThe freak show is on.
  2. white house correspondents’ dinner 2014
    What You Missed at the 2014 White House Correspondents’ DinnerJokes about cable news and Chris Christie, mostly.
  3. the national interest
    John Boehner Goes Full BenghaziBenghaaaaaazi!
  4. early and awkward
    Boehner Challenger Loses Job Over Dick-Joke-Filled Campaign AdClick for the story, stay for the puns.
  5. Watch John Boehner ‘Theatrically Mock’ Fellow Republicans on Immigration Reform“Ohhhh. Don’t make me do this. Ohhhh. This is too hard!”
  6. the pope
    Can Pope Francis Bring Peace to Congress?Almost definitely not.
  7. the national interest
    How House Republicans Screwed Their Next Presidential NomineeThe party’s YOLO wing decides not to reform immigration.
  8. the national circus
    Frank Rich: Boehner’s Surrender Changes NothingYesterday’s truce was a temporary victory for what remains of the Republican Establishment — and that’s about it.
  9. the national interest
    John Boehner Fully in Control on Debt CeilingDo not be alarmed.
  10. oh congress!
    Boehner Says Immigration Reform Isn’t Happening, Claims It’s Obama’s FaultRepublicans can’t trust him to get things done.
  11. congress
    John Boehner Seems Ready to Fight the Tea Party on Immigration ReformHe is said to have committed to “step by step moves.”
  12. early and awkward
    House Passes Budget After Boehner Flips Out on Conservative Opponents“Are you kidding me?!”
  13. women 101
    John Boehner Teaching GOP How to Talk to ChicksYou gotta be sensitive, man. 
  14. health carnage
    John Boehner Discovers That Obamacare Website Is Not Fully OperationalGroundbreaking stuff from the Speaker today. 
  15. enda
    ENDA Passes Senate, 64 to 32“Let the bells of freedom ring.”
  16. enda
    Boehner Opposes ENDA, Essentially Kills ENDAIt’s not looking good for ENDA. 
  17. the national interest
    Boehner’s New Demand: Rob Congressional Staff [Updated]He’s possibly willing to negotiate it down to a provision for regular staff floggings.
  18. the national interest
    Today’s Update: John Boehner to Decide Whether to Blow Up World NowRelax. The chances of worldwide calamity are under 50 percent.
  19. important ceilings
    John Boehner Posts Desperate Debt-Ceiling Craigslist AdCan’t believe it’s come to this. 
  20. the national interest
    House Republicans’ Ransom Demands FallingA million dollars in unmarked bills? No? How about half a million in marked bills?
  21. the national interest
    John Boehner Too Embarrassed to Defend His Own Extortion DemandsA tellingly hasty press conference.
  22. the national interest
    Obama Has a Shutdown Message Problem — Here’s How to Fix ItOnce again, a gaffe comes along to save him.
  23. ‘SNL’ Review: No Escape from Miley CyrusAfter Justin Bieber hosted SNL last season, I concluded that SNL will never quite be the alternative comedy show we’d like it to be. There’s no […]
  24. the national interest
    How Republicans Failed to Understand the Democrats’ Debt-Ceiling LogicHow the GOP blundered into the crisis.
  25. government shutdown
    Boehner Says He Doesn’t Want to Default, But That’s ‘The Path We’re On’His members won’t pass a clean bill, so what can he do?
  26. Boehner’s Next Stage of Grief: Grand BargainingYeah, that’ll work.
  27. Why the Shutdown Is Leading to Debt DefaultJohn Boehner is looking more like Fargo’s Jerry Lundegaard every day.
  28. the national interest
    How to Depose John BoehnerA centrist coup to save America.
  29. early and awkward
    Boehner Does Bad Obama Impression on House FloorIt’s the second-worst thing happening in D.C. tonight.
  30. the national interest
    The House GOP’s Legislative StrikeHell no, they won’t go.
  31. oh congress!
    Boehner Passed Up Chance to Trade Crazies With ReidA lighthearted moment before the cursing starts.
  32. politics
    House Republicans Increase Likelihood of Government ShutdownWith a vote to add anti-Obamacare measures to the Senate-approved spending bill.
  33. the national interest
    Ted Cruz Now Ruining John Boehner’s Life, TooBoehner admirably avoiding public tears.
  34. the national interest
    House GOP Does House GOP-est Thing EverComically extreme ransom note not comically extreme enough.
  35. the national interest
    The Debt-Ceiling Showdown Is the Fight of Obama’s LifeIt’s kind of a big deal.
  36. the national interest
    Why Obama Can’t Pay a Debt-Ceiling Ransom This TimeMore than Obamacare is at stake.
  37. the national interest
    The House Shutdown Plan Is Not a PlanBoehner’s already getting desperate.
  38. the national interest
    Republican Debt-Ceiling Extortionists: We Are Not ExtortionistsYes, you are.
  39. the national interest
    Obama, Republicans, and the Crisis of LegitimacyThe real cause of the Obamacare shutdown calamity.
  40. the national interest
    Boehner to Obama: Can I Please Take You Hostage?You may not want to be a hostage, but I need the money bad.
  41. the national interest
    Republican Hatred for Obamacare Undermined by Republican Hatred for SoccerBoehner and McConnell score their own goal.
  42. the national interest
    House Republican Anarchy UpdateHuman sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria — another day in John Boehner’s House.
  43. international affairs
    Boehner’s Already Refusing to Meet With Russian Delegates They asked to chat about Congress taking a more “balanced stance” on Syria.
  44. the national interest
    John Boehner May Save America After AllOrange is the new green.
  45. international affairs
    House Leaders Back Syria Strike, Senate Limits ScopeBoehner won’t “take the lead” in rallying House Republicans.
  46. the national interest
    Washington Heads to the Fiscal BrinkSo be it, “Jedi.”
  47. the national interest
    The Case for Freaking Out Over Congress“Freaking out” may be too strong. “Concern”?
  48. the national interest
    Debt Ceiling Hostage UpdateLoading the guns of August.
  49. the national interest
    Autumn in Washington: There Will Be BloodThe retreat from the brink looks temporary.
  50. the national interest
    House Republicans and the Limits of CrazyGlimmers of hope for sanity in Washington.
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