(CNN) - Opponents of abortion congregated on the National Mall in Washington on Friday and counted several prominent members of Congress and other political figures among their ranks.
The demonstrators at the March for Life marked the 40th anniversary earlier this week of the Supreme Court ruling in favor of abortion rights in the 1973 case Roe v. Wade.
Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner told a group of Republicans the day after President Barack Obama's inaugural ceremony that the president's focus was to "annihilate the Republican Party."
In remarks to Republicans attending a closed luncheon sponsored by the Ripon Society, Boehner pointed to the president's speech as evidence Obama recognizes he can't achieve his agenda because of the GOP-led House of Representatives.
(CNN) - Float across the planet in a hot-air balloon 73 times. Climb Mt. Everest 292 times. Fly to the moon and back 179 times.
Those are three things one can do in four years, or as House Speaker John Boehner puts it, the same amount of time that has gone by without the Senate passing a budget.
(CNN) - When lawmakers of both parties raised their glasses in toast of President Barack Obama at a Capitol Hill luncheon Monday, House Speaker John Boehner remarked that the room, with its poor acoustics, had been the House chamber many decades earlier - "at a time when our leaders weren't hearing each other all that well to begin with."
"But here, it's a century-and-a-half and many architectural improvements later, and we gather in the old hall to better hear one another and to renew the appeal to better angels," Boehner said. "We do so amid the rituals and symbols of unity, none more important than our flag," he continued, giving Obama and Vice President Joe Biden the flags which had earlier in the day flown over the Capitol.
Washington (CNN) - As speaker of the House, John Boehner faced battles on two fronts during his first term: fights with President Barack Obama on a series of high-profile fiscal issues, and internal skirmishes with conservative rank-and-file Republicans who openly defied him because they didn't think he was doing enough to cut spending.
And as Obama takes the oath of office and begins to address the challenges of his second term, his on-again, off-again negotiating counterpart faces his own set of challenges in the coming weeks.FULL STORY
(CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner sent a letter Friday to President Barack Obama formally inviting him to deliver the first State of the Union address of his second term on February 12.
In the letter, Boehner wrote "Our nation continues to face immense challenges, and the American people expect us to work together in the new year to find meaningful solutions."
Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner told members of his GOP conference Friday that he plans to use the upcoming battle over raising the federal debt ceiling as leverage for more spending cuts.
Speaking at a closed-door meeting of House Republicans, Boehner said it was time to focus on spending now that the fiscal cliff has been temporarily averted.
(CNN) – David Schnittger, deputy chief of staff for House Speaker John Boehner, said former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney called Boehner Thursday to congratulate him on his re-election to the post.
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Boehner also received a call from President Barack Obama, their offices acknowledged. The White House said earlier Obama called House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Washington (CNN) – Rep. John Boehner was re-elected Speaker of the House Thursday.
But after roughly a dozen of his own colleagues voted for someone else or withheld their vote to protest his leadership, the Ohio Republican begins his second term tasked with leading a conference that isn't shy about bucking him.
Some conservative activists have called on the House to oust Boehner following the passage of a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. The deal raised tax rates for American households earning more than $450,000 per year. While Boehner made a last-minute effort to include spending cuts in the deal, the measure passed without them.