Former Speaker Boehner calls Cruz ‘Lucifer in the flesh’
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Former Speaker Boehner calls Cruz ‘Lucifer in the flesh’

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Former House Speaker John Boehner unloaded on Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz during a talk to college students, calling the Texas senator “Lucifer in the flesh.” Speaking at a town hall-style event at Stanford University Wednesday, April 27, Boehner called front-runner Donald Trump his “texting buddy,” but offered a more … Continue reading

GOP, Dems, Obama reach accord on 2-year budget deal
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GOP, Dems, Obama reach accord on 2-year budget deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The budget deal between congressional leaders and President Barack Obama, aimed at heading off a government shutdown and debt crisis, faces its first hurdle Tuesday when it goes before restive House Republicans, including rebellious arch-conservatives. The two-year pact, which would take those volatile fiscal issues off the table until after the 2016 … Continue reading

No shutdown: Congress approves bill to keep government open
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No shutdown: Congress approves bill to keep government open

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just hours before a midnight deadline, a bitterly divided Congress approved a stopgap spending bill Wednesday to keep the federal government open — but with no assurance there won’t be yet another shutdown showdown in December. Democrats helped beleaguered House Republican leaders pass the measure by 277-151 — a lopsided vote shrouding … Continue reading

Long-term budget talks ahead for Obama, Republican lawmakers
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Long-term budget talks ahead for Obama, Republican lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Having dodged the immediate threat of a government shutdown, congressional Republican leaders are looking ahead to talks with President Barack Obama on a long-term budget pact. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Tuesday that he and House Speaker John Boehner spoke with Obama recently and that he expects talks to get … Continue reading

Boehner slams some GOP hard liners as ‘false prophets’
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Boehner slams some GOP hard liners as ‘false prophets’

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner warned Sunday against “false prophets” in his own party making unrealistic promises, saying his resignation had averted a government shutdown this week but not the GOP’s broader battle over how to wield power. Speaking on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Boehner unloaded against conservatives long outraged that even with … Continue reading

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Boehner, Pelosi see victories in fixing Medicare docs’ fees

  WASHINGTON (AP) — An uncharacteristic joint effort by House Speaker John Boehner and his usual nemesis, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, to resolve a gnawing problem about how Medicare pays doctors underscores the political victories each sees in finally sweeping the issue off the deck — if they can. Boehner, R-Ohio, has taken the unusual step … Continue reading