House Speaker John Boehner
Congressional Republicans swiftly and sharply rejected President Barack Obama’s vow to act on his own if lawmakers won’t help him create jobs and narrow the nation’s yawning income gap, insisting he’ll accomplish little in a divided government without them.
House Speaker John Boehner says he likes his life too much to run for president.
House Speaker John Boehner says he believes Chris Christie remains a serious contender for the Republican 2016 presidential nomination, despite the traffic jam scandal engulfing the New Jersey governor.
Rep. Paul Ryan says he was frustrated with conservative groups that protested the bipartisan budget deal he helped engineer.
The president of Americans for Tax Reform, Norquist said that although some more spending cuts could have been added to the Tuesday deal, Democrats looking for increases in spending were successfully rebuffed in the budget plan.
Stung by plunging approval numbers at a low point in his presidency, President Barack Obama is urging donors to buck up while making a thread-the-needle appeal for bipartisanship with Republicans even as he calls for replacing the House GOP majority and holding his Democratic edge in the Senate.
Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday that the House will not hold formal, compromise talks on the Senate-passed comprehensive immigration bill, a fresh signal from the Republican leadership that the issue is dead for the year.
A year after losing a presidential race many Republicans thought was winnable, the party arguably is in worse shape than before. The GOP is struggling to control tensions between its tea party and establishment wings and watching approval ratings sink to record lows.
Speaker John Boehner expressed optimism on Wednesday about House action by year’s end on stalled efforts to overhaul immigration as Republicans discussed possible limited steps to deal with the contentious issue.
“Obamacare” escaped unharmed from the government shutdown Republicans hoped would stop it, but just as quickly they have opened a new line of attack — one handed to them by the administration itself.