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  • Republican Paul Ryan elected as House speaker, replacing Boehner

    October 29, 2015 | 8:56 am

    The House of Representatives on Thursday voted to install Republican Representative Paul Ryan as its new speaker, replacing John Boehner following a revolt by conservative lawmakers who forced his retirement. 

    Ryan won 236 votes among the 247 Republicans in the chamber,...

  • Amid GOP disarray, Jews in DC search memories and Rolodexes

    October 13, 2015 | 2:35 pm

    “Do I know this person?” has been a common refrain in the Washington offices of national Jewish organizations since Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, resigned as House speaker last month and his chosen successor, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., the majority leader, flamed out last week.

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  • House Republicans in chaos as favorite McCarthy quits Speaker race

    October 8, 2015 | 10:37 am

    Republicans in Congress were plunged into turmoil on Thursday when California Representative Kevin McCarthy, considered the favorite to succeed House Speaker John Boehner, surprisingly dropped out of the race, throwing the party's ability to govern into question.

    McCarthy, the...

  • Contender for House speaker blasts Obama’s foreign policy

    September 28, 2015 | 3:30 pm

    Republican U.S. Representative Kevin McCarthy, the leading candidate to be the next House speaker, voiced sharp disagreement with President Barack Obama's foreign policy on Monday with calls for a tougher response to Islamic State and Russian aggression in Ukraine.

    McCarthy was...

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  • Now Boehner can tell us what really happened with Netanyahu’s speech

    September 25, 2015 | 1:58 pm

    John Boehner, the Republican from Ohio who is the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, is quitting politics.

    According to reports, Boehner is sick of navigating two irreconcilable forces: the Obama White House and conservatives in his caucus.

    Now that he’s going, maybe...

  • Under pressure from the right, House Speaker Boehner quits

    September 25, 2015 | 8:41 am

    House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner will step down and leave Congress at the end of October after struggling with repeated rebellions by conservatives during a tumultuous five-year reign as the chamber's top Republican.

    The Ohio lawmaker, 65, stunned Republican House...

  • U.S. Republicans, pro-Israel groups step up campaign against Iran deal

    July 22, 2015 | 5:42 pm

    Top Republicans vowed on Wednesday to do their utmost to scrap President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran as the biggest pro-Israel lobby geared up for an all-out campaign to pressure wary lawmakers into rejecting the agreement.

    A bigger push against last week's historic...

  • Boehner: We will do ‘everything possible’ to stop Iran deal

    July 22, 2015 | 8:43 am

    House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday said he and others in Congress would do "everything possible" to stop a new nuclear deal with Iran from moving forward.

    "Members of Congress will ask much tougher questions this afternoon when we meet with the president's...

  • Daily Kickoff: Rubio leads Adelson primary | Ressler buys the Hawks | Slang of the Diamond District

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    April 23, 2015 | 5:47 am

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    TOP TALKER: "White House Mending Fences With Netanyahu" by Julie Hirschfeld Davis: "After simmering tensions gave way to open hostility between the two leaders this year, the White House is working...
  • Is U.S.-Israel crisis a speed bump or sign of a long-term conflict?

    April 1, 2015 | 1:12 pm

    President Barack Obama’s refusal to accept Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ostensible recommitment to a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has watchers of the U.S.-Israel relationship wondering if the recent crisis is a mere speed bump or a sign of a...

  • Boehner to visit Israel this month

    March 20, 2015 | 8:16 am

    Republican John Boehner, House speaker and an ardent backer of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, will visit Israel at the end of this month, diplomatic sources said on Friday.

    The visit will follow Netanyahu's surprise election victory this week and his speech to...

  • Day 2 at AIPAC: Bibi’s pre-Congress speech, crowd welcomes Obama officials, and (less) anxiety about Speechgate

    By Jared Sichel

    March 2, 2015 | 12:59 pm

    This story has been updated: Rice opposes AIPAC’s Iran agenda, Menendez opposes Rice


     

    As nervous anticipation filled the halls Monday morning at the AIPAC policy conference in advance of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Tuesday address to Congress, there was one...

  • House rejects stopgap security agency funding, partial shutdown looms

    February 27, 2015 | 5:02 pm

    The House of Representatives on Friday failed to approve a stopgap funding bill for the U.S. domestic security agency in an embarrassing setback for Republican House Speaker John Boehner, increasing the threat of a partial agency shutdown at midnight.

    With just hours left before...

  • Boehner defends Netanyahu’s upcoming speech to Congress

    February 26, 2015 | 5:10 pm

    House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Thursday challenged an assertion by the Obama administration that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming speech to Congress about Iran's nuclear program would be destructive to U.S.-Israeli relations.

    "The president's...

  • How not to bomb Iran

    By Rob Eshman

    February 25, 2015 | 3:59 pm

    Oh, to be in Geneva right now, facing the Iranians across a long polished table in a quiet hotel room--  because everywhere else the debates over their nuclear ambitions are raging, and the anxiety, accusations and intrigue are exasperating. Never have so many weighed in on so much...

  • What is the importance of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech to Congress?

    February 19, 2015 | 9:07 am

    At the moment it appears that some members of Congress are angry that Speaker of the House John Boehner took it upon himself to invite Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress.  Usually these types of invitations are left to the discretion of the President of...

  • Why Bibi should give his speech

    By David Suissa

    February 11, 2015 | 11:30 am

    Like many other American Jews, I’ve had serious reservations about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu’s decision to speak to Congress on March 3, against the wishes of President Barack Obama. I’m in that camp of Israel supporters who are obsessed with keeping the most...

  • Netanyahu’s U.S. speech exposes partisan fault lines on Israel

    February 11, 2015 | 11:02 am

    The controversy over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech to Congress next month is worrying pro-Israel Democrats about its possible impact on the 2016 elections. Even more worrisome, some Democrats say, are the voter trends underpinning the current tensions.

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  • Bibi: Call off the play

    By Rob Eshman

    February 4, 2015 | 1:39 pm

    Liberal Democrats are the soft underbelly of American support for Israel, and John Boehner and Benjamin Netanyahu just gave them a swift kick.

    When the Republican speaker of the house went around President Barack Obama to issue an invitation to the prime minister of Israel to...

  • Pelosi says Netanyahu speech to Congress could hurt Iran talks

    January 29, 2015 | 9:04 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's scheduled speech to the U.S. Congress in March could damage the Obama administration's attempts to broker a deal with Iran on nuclear weapons development, the senior U.S. House of Representatives Democrat said on Wednesday.

    "Such a...

  • Showdown on the Beltway

    By David Suissa

    January 28, 2015 | 10:15 am

    Do you know why the whole Bibi-Obama-Boehner-Iran mess gives me such a headache? There are too many moving parts: Bibi shouldn’t tick off Obama; Obama should be tougher on Iran; Boehner shouldn’t go behind Obama’s back; Bibi shouldn’t interfere with American politics; Obama...

  • Invitation to Netanyahu to address U.S. Congress: When bipartisan means partisan

    January 23, 2015 | 3:28 pm

    When U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, a Republican, jolted Washington this week by inviting Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress, his office said it had been done "on behalf of the bipartisan leadership."

    In reality, it was among the...

  • Invitation to Netanyahu to address U.S. Congress: When bipartisan means partisan

    January 23, 2015 | 1:47 pm

    When U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, a Republican, jolted Washington this week by inviting Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress, his office said it had been done "on behalf of the bipartisan leadership."

    In reality, it was among the...

  • Boehner invitation to Bibi signals Congress, White House showdown

    By Michael Berenbaum

    January 22, 2015 | 11:10 am

    The invitation by Speaker of the House John Boehner to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress on the question of Iran is a crude interference in Israeli election politics. 

    The speech, scheduled for early March, and a fortnight before the...

  • Congress invites Netanyahu, Obama blindsided

    January 21, 2015 | 1:00 pm

    House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress without consulting President Barack Obama, and a White House spokesman questioned whether protocol had been violated.

    An Israeli official said...

  • Taking on the “Boxcar” Crowd

    December 8, 2014 | 9:44 am

    In the Saturday (11/29/2014) New York Times story about the provenance of President Obama’s executive order on immigration, readers learned that House Speaker John Boehner faced opposition to comprehensive immigration legislation “from what Republican aides call the ‘boxcars...

  • Carr vs. Lieu: The Democrat and Republican vying to claim Waxman’s legacy

    By Ryan Torok

    October 29, 2014 | 4:31 pm

    “Do you support boots-on-the-ground in Iraq?” 

    KPCC talk-show host Larry Mantle asked this question of Republican Elan Carr and Democrat Ted Lieu, opponents in the race to succeed longtime U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman in California’s 33rd Congressional District, a heavily Jewish region...

  • With Republicans opposed, Obama vows to act on his own on immigration

    June 30, 2014 | 12:42 pm

    President Barack Obama vowed to act on his own on U.S. immigration reform on Monday after House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner told him Republicans would not permit a vote on immigration legislation this year.

    Obama, in a White House Rose Garden appearance, said he had...

  • Over-confidence and neglect fuel Republican Cantor’s stunning fall

    June 11, 2014 | 4:00 pm

    A combination of over-confidence, neglect of his district and voter anger at congressional leaders fueled Republican Eric Cantor's stunning primary loss in Virginia, an upset that rocked the Republican Party.

    Cantor's loss on Tuesday to a political unknown, college professor and...

  • Christie confidantes joked about causing traffic problems for rabbi

    February 27, 2014 | 4:14 pm

    Two former confidants of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie joked about causing traffic problems in front of a rabbi’s home two weeks before the political scandal being called “Bridgegate.”

    Bridget Anne Kelly, the former deputy chief of staff for Christie, and David Wildstein, a...

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