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.
November 30, 2010 Both sides stuck to their pre-summit talking points though Obama indicated a willingness to deal.
November 30, 2010 Democrats and Republicans can't even agree on who really speaks for the American people. It's doubtful they'll be able to agree on much else, like permanently extending Bush tax cuts to the wealthy.
November 30, 2010 Political junkies will be watching the White House closely this morning, as President Obama sits down with Congressional leaders for their first "summit" since Republicans did so well in the midterm elections.
November 17, 2010 Nancy Pelosi, as expected, was once again elected to lead the Democrats in the House. But this time the Democrats will be in the minority. And 43 of her Democratic colleagues voted against her.
November 15, 2010 Boehner tells GOP freshmen they may spend the next 2 years fighting basically fighting Obama. That would seem to rule out him being a compromiser. And the fact that he'll be running Congress rules out a rebel role. So where does that leave him?
November 12, 2010 The House GOP's new leadership topped by John Boehner, is clear as Democrats play musical chairs. Besides Boehner, the House GOP has Cantor, McCarthy and Hensarling, The Democrats have Nancy Pelosi as the likely leader and a fight for the rest.
November 4, 2010 Like other conservatives Boehner is for lower taxes and spending and opposes abortion. His views can be found in a compilation of speeches his office issued called "Pillars of a New Majority."
November 4, 2010 While it will prove difficult to kill because President Obama and the Democratic controlled will block that, Senate GOP critics can throw sand in the gears with hearings and other tactics. They can argue the only way to end it is to defeat Obama.