John Boehner en Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>John Boehner recently sat down with the president at the White House for a rare meeting.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, discusses the Ohio Republican with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.</p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 84992 at Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti Large Group Protests Gibson Fundraiser <p>LIBERTY – House Speaker John Boehner was the featured speaker at a private fundraiser for Congressman Christopher Gibson (R, NY19) Tuesday evening in Liberty. The event was closed to the media.</p><p>Close to 100 people gathered outside to show support for Obamacare, comprehensive immigration reform and to protest for an end to sequestration.</p><p>Citizen Action of New York regional coordinator Kat Fisher had a message for those assembled.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 12:15:35 +0000 Hank Gross 70898 at Large Group Protests Gibson Fundraiser Vox Pop : Open Forum - The Politics of Sequestration and Fracking in NY : 3/5/13 <p>Today we are discussing two hot topics – how the so-called sequester could affect the 2014 midterm elections, and fracking in New York.</p><p>The budget cuts known as sequestration took effect last Friday, and while the overall effects of the cuts on national and local economies and government efficiency have yet to be realized, the effect of the cuts on the national political landscape may be coming into focus this week.</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 20:00:00 +0000 59134 at Vox Pop : Open Forum - The Politics of Sequestration and Fracking in NY : 3/5/13 House GOP seeks to defuse debt crisis <p></p><p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- With tacit support from President Barack Obama, House Republicans are moving to try to defuse a potential debt crisis with legislation to prevent an economy-rattling fiscal crisis for at least three months.</p><p>The GOP legislation marks a tactical retreat by House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who is eager to avoid a potential first-ever default on U.S. payment and debt obligations as he wrestles with Obama and his Democratic allies over taxes, spending and the deficit.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 15:10:29 +0000 Associated Press 56313 at House GOP seeks to defuse debt crisis House re-elects Boehner speaker <p></p><p>WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has re-elected embattled Republican John Boehner speaker.</p><p>The Ohio lawmaker won a second, two-year term as leader with 220 votes, losing just a handful of votes in the Republican-controlled chamber.</p><p>The election of the speaker came as the House and Senate ushered in a new Congress Thursday.</p><p>Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.</p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 19:12:58 +0000 Associated Press 55005 at House re-elects Boehner speaker Vox Pop : Open Forum - The Fiscal Cliff : 12/19/12 <p>The nation is fast approaching the so-called fiscal cliff, and after last week’s school shooting in Connecticut and the addition of gun policy to the legislative agenda, it’s unclear whether democrats and republicans will be able to make up their minds on anything before the end of the lame duck session.</p><p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 20:00:00 +0000 54184 at