June 12th, 2013
06:28 PM ET
2 years ago

Rep. Franks tries to clear up rape comment

(CNN) - Rep. Trent Franks, R-Arizona, said he was taken out of context Wednesday and tried to clarify his controversial comment from a committee markup earlier in the day, when he said the "incidents of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low."

Franks intended to say that the number of abortions due to rape after the start of the sixth month of gestation would be low, not the number of rapes resulting in pregnancy.
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Boehner warns GOP against 'spiking the ball' on health care ruling
June 21st, 2012
04:14 PM ET
3 years ago

Boehner warns GOP against 'spiking the ball' on health care ruling

(CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner issued a warning Thursday to fellow House Republicans, firmly stating they should avoid celebrating if the Supreme Court overturns the controversial health care law passed by Democrats.

"No one knows what the Court will decide, and none of us would presume to know. But if the Court strikes down all or part of the president's health care law, there will be no spiking of the ball," Boehner said in a memo to GOP members of the chamber.
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Filed under: Health care • House • John Boehner • Republicans • Supreme Court