October 4, 2013 As Republicans and Democrats continue to argue, their positions appear to remain fixed. Looking to put pressure on the administration, the House speaker got emotional Friday morning at a news conference. President Obama responded Boehner can end the shutdown quickly.
September 20, 2013 The continuing resolution would technically forestall a government shutdown, but Democrats say its provision to defund the Affordable Care Act is dead on arrival in the Senate.
September 3, 2013 The two House leaders agree that the U.S. should respond militarily to Syrian President Bashar Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons. It's a rare bipartisanship.
May 15, 2013 The House speaker says he's not interested in who resigns because the IRS inappropriately singled out some conservative groups for extra scrutiny. He wants to know who's going to be charged with breaking the law.
March 1, 2013 The president met with Congressional leaders at the White House. But as before, Democratic and Republican leaders could not agree on a way forward. So at the end of the day, $85 billion worth of automatic spending cuts start kicking in.
March 1, 2013 Once again lawmakers are up against a deadline. This time, it looks like they won't strike some sort of deal. That means about $85 billion worth of spending cuts will start to spread across many federal agencies.
February 27, 2013 With words of high praise from Republicans and Democrats, the nation's leaders on Wednesday dedicated a statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks. It now stands in the U.S. Capitol "where many fought to prevent a day like this," House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said.
December 22, 2012 The House speaker is trying to emerge from a blow from his own party. But if John Boehner can pull off a bipartisan agreement to avert the fiscal cliff, he could come out of this better off.
December 17, 2012 Citing sources close to the debt talks, both the New York Times and The Associated Press are reporting that President Obama has delivered a new offer to House Speaker John Boehner to resolve the fiscal crisis.
December 16, 2012 The House speaker is showing new flexibility on tax rates in talks with President Obama on the "fiscal cliff." Boehner has proposed allowing income tax rates to increase on people making more than $1 million a year as long as the president agreed to substantial spending cuts.
July 27, 2011 House Republicans delay vote on debt limit plan; mayor of Kandahar murdered; Britain will recognize Libyan rebels as legitimate government; landslide kills at least 32 in South Korea
January 5, 2011 Ohio Republican John Boehner has been elected speaker of the House for the 112th Congress, as expected.