John Boehner

Commentary & Opinion
12:52 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

Paul Elisha: Netanyahu And Congress

Probably nothing has roiled the hoped-for response to Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu’s unprecedented address to the joint houses of The U.S. Congress, like the arrival on-scene and subsequent pained demeanor, of Nobel Peace-Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel.  The coincidental arrival of an unanticipated Spring snow storm also provided excuses for the large number of members in both houses, who shunned the Prime Minister’s highly controversial speech, arranged by House Speaker Boehner, without any previous notice to President Obama; a glaring and intentional insult.

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New York News
12:01 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Boehner Attends Fundraiser For Stefanik, Evades Protesters

Joe Seeman, disguised as "Rob M. Blind", protests House Speaker John Boehner's arrival outside the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner visited Glens Falls yesterday to attend a fundraiser for the Republican candidate in the race for northern New York’s 21st Congressional District. While one of the nation’s most prominent Republicans did not meet with the general public or media, some protesters hoped to catch his attention.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti

    John Boehner recently sat down with the president at the White House for a rare meeting.

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.

Hudson Valley News
8:15 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Large Group Protests Gibson Fundraiser

Credit Gage Skidmore

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.

Close to 100 people gathered outside to show support for Obamacare, comprehensive immigration reform and to protest for an end to sequestration.

Citizen Action of New York regional coordinator Kat Fisher had a message for those assembled.

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Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum - The Politics of Sequestration and Fracking in NY : 3/5/13

President Barack Obama talks with Congressional leaders prior to the Rosa Parks statue unveiling ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Feb. 27, 2013. Pictured, from left, are: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; Assistant Democratic House Leader James Clyburn, D-S.C.; Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.; House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio; and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
Credit Pete Souza/Official White House Photo

Today we are discussing two hot topics – how the so-called sequester could affect the 2014 midterm elections, and fracking in New York.

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.

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US News
10:10 am
Wed January 23, 2013

House GOP seeks to defuse debt crisis

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio
Credit Gage Skidmore / Flickr

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.

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.

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US News
2:12 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

House re-elects Boehner speaker

Speaker of the House John Boehner speaking at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC.
Credit Gage Skidmore / Flickr

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has re-elected embattled Republican John Boehner speaker.

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.

The election of the speaker came as the House and Senate ushered in a new Congress Thursday.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Vox Pop : Open Forum - The Fiscal Cliff : 12/19/12

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.

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