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Rick Hohensee of Washington holds a "Fire Congress" sign near the House steps on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in the second week of the partial government shutdown. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Shutdown-Debt fight: There’s talk — about talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of gridlock, House Republicans floated broad hints Tuesday they might be willing to pass short-term legislation re-opening the government and averting a threatened default — in exchange for immediate talks […]

10/08/2013

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, and House Republican leaders emerge from a closed-door strategy session at the Capitol, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Boehner says no ‘lines in the sand’ on debt limit

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner says he is willing to negotiate budget issues with President Barack Obama without any conditions. The Ohio Republican told reporters Tuesday, quote, “I’m not drawing any lines in […]

10/08/2013

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio walks to a Republican strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Prospect for quick end to shutdown is remote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects for a swift end to the 4-day-old partial government shutdown all but vanished Friday as lawmakers squabbled into the weekend and increasingly shifted their focus to a midmonth deadline for averting […]

10/04/2013

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, and House Republican leaders emerge from a closed-door strategy session at the Capitol, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Dodge default, defund Obamacare, GOP leaders say

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans vowed Wednesday to pass legislation that would prevent a partial government shutdown and avoid a historic national default while simultaneously canceling out Obamacare, inaugurating a new round of political brinkmanship […]

09/18/2013

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, left, walks to join GOP House members for a caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Boehner skeptical of Syrian offer on weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner says he is skeptical of Syria’s offer to turn over chemical weapons to international monitors but said President Barack Obama has not yet sold the American people on […]

09/10/2013

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Boehner calls out Rep. King on immigration insult

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday elevated his criticism of fellow Republican Rep. Steve King over King’s suggestion that many unauthorized immigrants are drug runners, calling the comments “deeply offensive and wrong.” […]

07/25/2013

US Representative of Ohio and House Speaker John Boehner (AP photo)

Boehner turns down invitation for Vatican visit

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner is turning down President Barack Obama’s invitation to be in the U.S. delegation to the installation of Pope Francis. He said he’d like to go, but it’s impossible with his current duties including the budget debate.

03/14/2013

President Barack Obama (r) and House Speaker John Boehner. (AP Photo)

Boehner: Up to Democrats to prevent budget cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday it’s unlikely the Republican-controlled House and Democratic-led Senate will prevent a wave of automatic spending cuts from beginning to strike the economy in two weeks.

02/13/2013

John Boehner with gavel

House re-elects Boehner speaker

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House and Senate ushered in a new Congress Thursday, re-electing embattled Republican John Boehner as speaker and hailing one of their own who returned a year after being felled by a stroke.

01/03/2013

US Representative of Ohio and House Speaker John Boehner (AP photo)

House re-elects Boehner speaker

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

01/03/2013

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