Ted Cruz, We've Caught You in a Lie

Sam Biddle · 04/28/16 12:20PM

Today, after former Speaker of the House John Boehner directly compared him to Satan, Ted Cruz pulled a hard Mariah and said he simply doesn’t know Boehener: “I’ve never worked with John Boehner… I’ve never known the man.” But Ted, you were his lawyer.

Two House Republicans Are Trying to Screw the Ghost of John Boehner

Jordan Sargent · 12/09/15 06:35PM

John Boehner left Congress in October. Traditionally, the law states that the government will pay for ex-Speakers of the House to keep an office on Capitol Hill for five years with up to three aides. Today, two House Republicans announced they intend to end that practice. Hmmm.

House Speaker Race Beset By Chaos, Weeping, Romney

Ashley Feinberg · 10/08/15 01:46PM

Kevin McCarthy, who up until a few hours ago had been the clear frontrunner, has pulled out of the race to replace the retiring John Boehner as Speaker of the House. And now, Congress has descended into hell’s most tearful, mind-numbing pit of fiery chaos. [Updated]

Boehner Considering Not Completely Fucking the Country Over Before He Vacates Office

Ashley Feinberg · 09/29/15 11:57AM

While Boehner is almost sure to stave off a government shutdown before the September 30 deadline, the looming debt ceiling—which we’re estimated to reach sometime in mid-December—presents a much larger problem. But earlier this morning, Boehner told reporters that he’s not ruling out a vote to raise the country’s borrowing limit. And considering Boehner’s replacement will likely be far more compliant to the party’s whims, this could be the best chance we’ve got.

Don't Cry For John Boehner

Alex Pareene · 09/25/15 02:01PM

We can apparently credit Pope Francis for at least one good deed on his American tour: He has ended the suffering of an unhappy man. The miserable speakership of John Boehner is over.

House Republicans Vote Along Party Lines To Sue Obama

Megan Reynolds · 07/30/14 07:10PM

Republicans of the House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to mount a lawsuit against President Obama. In a measure that operates independent of Senate approval, House Republicans are accusing Obama of exceeding his executive authority in his implementation of the Affordable Healthcare Act.

Aleksander Chan · 07/15/14 10:50PM

House Speaker John Boehner winks at Politico's Jake Sherman at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, Tuesday. Sherman had asked Boehner whether had ideas for border legislation. "I've got lots of them," Boehner said. Image by J. Scott Applewhite via AP.