Tag: House Speaker John Boehner

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) walk together after a Senate joint caucus meeting, on Capitol Hill, July 15, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Mike Lee Blasts Boehner for Calling Cruz ‘Lucifer’

The networks reported – and enjoyed – former House Speaker John Boehner smearing Sen. Ted Cruz as “Lucifer in the flesh.” But they’re not noticing how Sen. Mike Lee fiercely denounced Boehner on the national Mark Levin radio show on Thursday night.

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New House Speaker Paul Ryan Builds Press Army

The new Speaker of the House, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), is building a communications team to combat an increasing amount of press inquiries now that Ryan is the highest ranking member in the House of Representatives.

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Ted Cruz Blasts GOP Leaders For Funding Planned Parenthood

Sen. Ted Cruz is excoriating the Republican leadership in the House and Senate for failing to “lift a finger to defend life” by eliminating taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood. Cruz’s speech on the Senate floor comes as the lawmakers voted, 77-19, to advance a bill to authorize government spending that includes funding for Planned Parenthood.

Boehner: There Will Not Be a Government Shutdown

Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” outgoing Speaker Rep John Boehner (R-OH) said there will not be a government shutdown over the fight about federal funding for Planned Parenthood in light of the series of  videos showing Planned Parenthood doctors

Outgoing Speaker John Boehner: Resignation A Step In Effort To Strength the House

House Speaker John Boehner says he ultimately decided to announce his resignation as a step in his on-going effort to strengthen the House. After walking to the podium singing “zippity do dah,” Boehner addressed his newly-announced departure from Congress by telling reporters that his primary goal has been to protect the institution of Congress.

Exclusive — Donald Trump On John Boehner’s Resignation: ‘I Think It’s Time’

Billionaire Donald Trump, the clear 2016 GOP frontrunner, tells Breitbart News he is pleased that House Speaker John Boehner has announced his forthcoming resignation from Congress. “I think it’s time,” Trump said in an exclusive interview here at the Omni Shoreham hotel that will air on Sirius XM Patriot Ch. 125 during Breitbart News Saturday or Breitbart News Sunday. Trump also spoke to a crowd of thousands of social conservatives at the Values Voter Summit.

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Rumors on Capitol Hill: Boehner Cut Deal With Pelosi to Avoid Government Shutdown

According to Hill sources, outgoing House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi agreed that her Democratic caucus will join Boehner along with a handful of Boehner loyalists and moderate establishment Republicans to continue Planned Parenthood funding, along with a few other budget items Obama said were must-haves, in order to avoid a Government shutdown.

Crowd Stands and Cheers at News John Boehner Resigned

The audience at the Values Voters Summit cheered and roared when GOP presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) announced House Speaker John Boehner would resign his position as Speaker of the House at the end of October. “Just a few minutes ago, Speaker Boehner announced that he would be resigning,” Rubio told the audience. The crowd applauded with approval.

Pro-Life Leaders Doubt Government Shutdown Would Harm Cause Against Planned Parenthood

Only one national pro-life leader is publicly taking the position that a bill to defund Planned Parenthood attached to must-pass legislation would be harmful to the pro-life cause. “[I] think Planned Parenthood is a vile organization, and I resent the fact that they get any tax money,” Tobias said. “But realistically, with President Obama in the White House holding that veto pen, I don’t know that any government shutdown could accomplish what we want. What we have to do is get a new pro-life president in, and we’d have a much better chance of actually taking away their money.”

‘Fuse Burning,’ Tension Between Boehner and House Conservatives Grows Over Planned Parenthood

Even after the release of a tenth video further exposing Planned Parenthood’s booming business in the sale of aborted baby parts, House Republican leaders who claim to be horrified at the abortion giant’s practices are still hesitant to eliminate its federal funding from a temporary spending bill for fear of being blamed by Democrats and the liberal media for a government shutdown.

Rebel House Conservatives Delay Vote on Iran Deal

A House vote to start a floor debate on the Iran nuclear deal was scheduled for Wednesday, reportedly because that many Republican members don’t want to hold the vote amid Tea Party protests and a closed-door “rebellion from rank-and-file conservatives.”

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House Leadership Will Plan Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood

Though Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Congress is without means to defund Planned Parenthood until a new president is in the White House, leading House Republicans still plan to schedule a vote to end taxpayer support for the nation’s largest abortion provider when House members return to Washington next week.

EXCLUSIVE — Boehner Primary Challenger J.D. Winteregg: Attacking Ted Cruz ‘Reflective’ of Leadership

“Going after Ted Cruz is just reflective of how he’s led in the style Obama has led, which is basically take the people who disagree with you and attack them,” Winteregg told Breitbart News about Boehner. “Sadly, he’s not someone who’s fighting against the president, he’s someone who is fighting against good conservatives like Ted Cruz.”