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U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, her husband, Dan Beutler, and their baby, Abigail Rose Beutler, on July 23, 2013, at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif. Herrera Beutler’s first child has survived two weeks after birth despite a pregnancy problem that is usually fatal, and a doctor said Monday, July 29, that the medical team is cautiously optimistic about the girl, who was born prematurely on July 15. Doctors had diagnosed a serious problem during the pregnancy called Potter Syndrome, in which impaired kidney function leads to low amniotic fluid. It is typically fatal because it prevents the unborn child’s lungs from developing. (AP Photo/Office of U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler)

Boehner lauds doctor who saved lawmaker’s baby

WASHINGTON (AP) — A choked-up House Speaker John Boehner has interrupted a series of votes to praise a doctor who helped a congresswoman’s infant survive a rare condition. In a break from his chamber’s often […]

07/23/2014

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Analysis of Boehner’s lawsuit against Obama

House Speaker John Boehner says he intends to file a lawsuit accusing President Obama of failing to carry out the laws passed by Congress. The suit would be filed on behalf of the Republican-controlled House. […]

06/26/2014

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 24, 2014.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Boehner says House plans to sue Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House will vote next month on legislation authorizing a campaign-season lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to carry out the laws passed by Congress, Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday. […]

06/25/2014

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., leaves House Speaker John Boehner's office on the day after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., was defeated in the Virginia primary at the hands of a tea party challenger, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. McCarthy, the third-ranking GOP leader, informed fellow Republicans he intended to run to succeed Cantor, officials said. "I think he'd make an outstanding majority leader," Cantor said of McCarthy. "And I will be backing him with my full support."  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

In GOP upheaval, a front-runner – and discontent

WASHINGTON (AP) — California Republican Kevin McCarthy quickly amassed support to become House majority leader on Thursday, but his likely ascent shut conservatives out of the chamber’s top leadership jobs, leaving them fuming and exposing […]

06/12/2014

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 3, 2014, file photo, Chris McDaniel addresses his supporters at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg, Miss. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s loss to a tea-party backed challenger exposes anew the deep rift inside the Republican Party, caught in tug of tug-of-war between those willing to negotiate in the corridors of power and purists who demand absolute opposition to President Barack Obama. The next test could be six-term Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, who faces state lawmaker McDaniel in a primary runoff that’s well positioned to further the party’s lurch toward the right. (AP Photo/George Clark, File)

Tea party candidates try to build on Cantor loss

LAUREL, Miss. (AP) — Conservative insurgents rallied Wednesday to capitalize on the downfall of their party’s House majority leader, whose loss to a tea party-backed challenger put the differences dividing Republicans back at the forefront […]

06/11/2014

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Boehner said Thursday it will be difficult to pass immigration legislation this year, dimming prospects for one of President Barack Obama's top domestic priorities.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Boehner says he’s nudged Jeb Bush on presidency

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner said Monday that he’s “nudged” former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016. With various potential GOP candidates jockeying two years […]

05/12/2014

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., center, walks with Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., left, and Rep. Bob Latta, R-Ohio, right, as they arrive for a House Republican Conference meeting at the Capitol in Washington, May 7, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

GOP’s lead on Benghazi former federal prosecutor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Trey Gowdy, the Republicans’ newest point man on the Benghazi attack, is a seasoned prosecutor determined to apply his well-honed courtroom skills to an election-year examination of the Obama administration’s actions. […]

05/07/2014

House Speaker John Boehner Ohio listens as GOP leaders speak to reporters following a Republican strategy meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 29, 2014.  (AP Photo)

Boehner tells lawmakers he was just ribbing them

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner told Republican lawmakers Tuesday he was just teasing them when he lampooned their reluctance to act on immigration legislation, insisting that he blames President Barack Obama for inaction […]

04/29/2014

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, following a Republican caucus. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

GOP tax plan borrows from Obama, hits Wall Street

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are borrowing ideas from President Barack Obama for an election-year plan to overhaul the nation’s tax laws. But here’s a reality check: The plan has almost no chance of becoming […]

02/26/2014

President Barack Obama meets with House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama, Boehner meet for hour at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (BAY’-nur) have met for about an hour at the White House, their first one-on-one meeting in more than a year. Spokesmen for Obama and […]

02/25/2014

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