November 7, 2012 |
The people have spoken. President Obama has won a chance to move beyond the stunted progress of his first term and, perhaps, become a historic president. On the losing side, the Republican Party remains shut out of the White House and has blown a chance to take over the U.S. Senate, largely because it catered to the narrow concerns of tea party zealots and social conservatives who imagined themselves as the only authentic Americans but who are, in fact, way out of step with most of the people in this country.
September 12, 2012 |
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A wild windstorm swept through here on Saturday, tossing broken tree limbs, downing power lines and forcing thousands of suburbanites to eat dinner by candlelight. On Sunday, with the skies sunny and mostly clear, the oppressive heat that hung on all summer was finally gone and the cooler air of approaching autumn turned the nation's capital into a pleasant place. Then Monday arrived and with it came an infestation of congressmen and women. The lawmakers are taking a break from campaigning just long enough to make sure the government does not go broke by the end of the month.
August 28, 2012 |
TAMPA, Fla. - House Speaker John A. Boehner opened prime time at the Republican National Convention with a rousing call to toss President Obama from office. Boehner told the story of having worked in his family's bar when he was growing up in Cincinnati, where he learned to deal with “every character who walked in the door.” “So let's say right now, a guy walked into our bar and said, 'The private sector is doing fine,' ” said Boehner, the convention chairman, as Tuesday's main session got underway.
June 29, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 1 - 7 in PDF format TV listings for the week of July 1 - 7 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC McLaughlin Group (N) 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY The Chris Matthews Show (N) 5:30 a.m. KNBC Today (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union With Candy Crowley Supreme Court healthcare decision: White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew. Supreme Court healthcare decision: Carly Fiorina; former Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D-Mich.)
April 25, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- At a closed door meeting with rank-and-file Republicans, House Speaker John A. Boehner reiterated his concerns the party could lose control of the House majority this fall, giving his troops file a sober reminder of the challenge ahead. "We've got a fight on our hands," Boehner said later Tuesday. Boehner has been tamping down expectations Republicans will retain their hold on the House, even as his No. 2, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), said last week he expects the GOP to pick up seats.
April 24, 2012 |
House Speaker John A. Boehner has offered a candid assessment of the Republicans' chances of holding on to the House. In an interview with Fox News Channel that aired Tuesday, the Ohio Republican put the GOP's odds of another term as the majority party at 2 in 3. "But there's a 1-in-3 chance that we could lose," Boehner told the network's Bill Hemmer, adding that he was being his usual "frank" self. "We've got work to do. " Republicans hold a 242-190 advantage in the House of Representatives, with three additional seats vacant that were previously held by Democrats.
April 17, 2012 |
House Speaker John A. Boehner endorsed GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney in the latest nod from the Republican establishment for the party's presumed front-runner. For months Boehner had steered clear of signaling a preference in the belabored GOP primary race, particularly because of his shared time -- and differences -- in the House with then-Speaker Newt Gingrich. He also has been selected to be convention chairman. "I've not taken a position on this presidential campaign because as chairman of the convention, I wanted to make sure all candidates had a fair process and a fair opportunity," Boehner, an Ohio Republican, said Tuesday.
February 8, 2012 |
In a rare show of political force, House Speaker John A. Boehnertook to the House floor to criticize the Obama administration's new rules on contraceptives and vowed the GOP-led chamber will work to overturn what he characterized as an attack on religious freedoms. Boehner, a Catholic who opposes abortion in most circumstances, spoke as the chamber opened Wednesday, and said insurance plans offered by faith-based employers should not be required to provide birth control and other contraceptive services.
January 23, 2012 |
House GOP leaders told antiabortion protesters Monday they would continue efforts to ensure no federal funds are spent on the procedure, singling out Democratic lawmakers who have joined their efforts. "We are heeding the voice of the people, who overwhelmingly oppose taxpayer funding of abortion," House Speaker John A. Boehner said in opening remarks at the 39th annual March for Life in Washington. "With your help, this bipartisan majority is standing up for life and working to restore the damage of Roe v. Wade.
January 22, 2012 |
House Speaker John A. Boehner called President Obama's upcoming State of the Union speech "pathetic" for rehashing stale Democratic priorities, even as Republicansare doubling-down on their own policy agenda that found little traction outside the GOP-led House. "It sounds to me like the same old policies that we've seen: more spending, higher taxes more regulation - the same policies that haven't helped our economy; they've made it worse," Boehner said on "Fox News Sunday. " "If that's what the president is going to talk about Tuesday night, I think it's pathetic.