June 10th, 2014
12:00 PM ET
6 months ago

Boehner: Americans could die because of Bergdahl swap

Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner predicted Americans would die because of the swap of five Taliban detainees in exchange for the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

"We are going to pay for this. There is not any doubt in my mind that there are going to be costs, lost lives associated with what came out of this," Boehner told reporters Tuesday in his first public comments since the administration announced the deal.
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Filed under: Bowe Bergdahl • John Boehner
Conservatives float alternative to Boehner
House GOP conservatives have been critical of John Boehner's leadership and are floating Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling as a possible replacement.
May 26th, 2014
11:21 AM ET
6 months ago

Conservatives float alternative to Boehner

Washington (CNN) – Some conservatives unhappy with House Speaker John Boehner's leadership are looking for a replacement, and recent moves by Texas Republican Jeb Hensarling are fueling speculation he wants Boehner's job in the next Congress.

Hensarling, who was part of Boehner's leadership team two years ago but left to chair the House Financial Services Committee, gave an expansive speech last week hosted by Heritage Action for America, a group that frequently and publicly clashes with Boehner.

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Filed under: Congress • Jeb Hensarling • John Boehner
Boehner: Tea party and GOP aren't that different
May 20th, 2014
04:08 PM ET
6 months ago

Boehner: Tea party and GOP aren't that different

(CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday the tea party and conservative Republicans are basically one in the same.

As establishment Republican candidates try to fend off a series of tea party challengers in Tuesday's midterm primaries, Boehner sought to quell the apparent divide between the two factions in his caucus.

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Filed under: John Boehner • Republican Party • Tea Party
Obama makes new pitch for immigration reform
May 13th, 2014
11:56 AM ET
7 months ago

Obama makes new pitch for immigration reform

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama renewed his push on Tuesday for House Republicans to approve most of what exists in the Senate-passed version of comprehensive immigration reform. But he signaled a willingness to compromise.

At an event with law enforcement officials, Obama said he was "not hell-bent" on seeing every word from the Senate version in any immigration bill that might reach his desk.

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Filed under: 2014 • Immigration • John Boehner • President Obama
Boehner won’t commit to serving out another full term as Speaker
May 12th, 2014
05:08 PM ET
7 months ago

Boehner won’t commit to serving out another full term as Speaker

Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner said Monday he expects to be re-elected Speaker after the midterm elections, but he wouldn't commit to serving out another full two year term in the top post.

Speaking at an event hosted by the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Boehner said "I am running for re-election I expect to be speaker."

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Filed under: House Republicans • John Boehner
Not much of a primary challenge for Boehner
May 6th, 2014
02:54 PM ET
7 months ago

Not much of a primary challenge for Boehner

(CNN) - Tuesday's primary day in Indiana, North Carolina and Ohio.

And while the GOP Senate showdown in North Carolina's grabbing tons of national attention, House Speaker John Boehner's bid for re-nomination is barely getting a mention by media outside of the Buckeye State.

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Filed under: 2014 • House of Representatives • John Boehner
Boehner to create select committee on Benghazi, GOP Sens call for joint panel
May 2nd, 2014
03:45 PM ET
7 months ago

Boehner to create select committee on Benghazi, GOP Sens call for joint panel

Washington (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner said Friday that he will form a select committee to investigate the deadly terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi in 2012.

The move comes after previously unreleased documents, including an email from a White House national security aide, added to questions about what the Obama administration knew about the armed assault and how it responded in the days after.
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Filed under: Congress • John Boehner • Libya
Grimm: 'I'm not taking a leave of absence'
April 29th, 2014
01:10 PM ET
7 months ago

Grimm: 'I'm not taking a leave of absence'

Washington (CNN) – One day after being indicted for various charges in a New York federal court, Rep. Michael Grimm returned to Capitol Hill and pledged to stay there.

"I'm back to work doing what the people pay me to do: represent them. So that's what's gonna continue going forward," the New York Republican told CNN.
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Filed under: Congress • House • John Boehner • Michael Grimm
April 29th, 2014
12:04 PM ET
7 months ago

Boehner admits immigration comments went too far

Washington (CNN) – After mocking his fellow GOP members last week for complaining immigration reform was "too hard," House Speaker John Boehner reminded House Republicans at a closed-door meeting "you tease the ones you love" but admitted he shouldn't have made fun of them publicly.

The speaker repeated that message to reporters after the Tuesday meeting, downplaying his comments that triggered a firestorm, mostly from outside conservative groups critical of Boehner's efforts on immigration.
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Filed under: House • Immigration • John Boehner
Boehner and Obama put focus on small businesses in weekly addresses
April 26th, 2014
12:06 PM ET
7 months ago

Boehner and Obama put focus on small businesses in weekly addresses

(CNN) – In weekly addresses focused on small business, Republicans told the federal government to "get out of the way," while President Obama pushed for Congress to embrace a minimum wage increase.

House Speaker John Boehner delivered the GOP weekly addresses from his home district in Ohio, where he recently made waves for poking fun at his fellow Republicans and their reluctance to support immigration reform.

But in his address released Saturday, Boehner defended the Republican record on small businesses and blamed Democrats in Congress for holding up legislation.
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Filed under: Economy • John Boehner • Minimum wage • President Obama
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