| Jan 20, 2015
| 7:00 AM
John Boehner, the newly re-elected speaker of the House, is known to be a heavy smoker. This is a bad habit, but it is one he confines to private places. So few know that the speaker is putting his health at risk by not quitting.
Boehner has another,...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 1:40 PM
The White House says House Speaker John A. Boehner broke with protocol by inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress without first notifying the Obama administration.
“The typical protocol would suggest that the...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 2:32 PM
Defying President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday that he's invited Israel's prime minister to stand before Congress and push for new sanctions against its archenemy Iran.
Boehner's decision to bring Benjamin Netanyahu...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 6:19 PM
In an unusual display of high-stakes arm twisting, both the White House and its critics in Congress have called in foreign leaders to help lobby U.S. lawmakers on whether to impose new economic sanctions on Iran amid tense negotiations on its nuclear...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 1:58 PM
The controversy over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned address to the U.S. Congress continued to grow Thursday, dragging into the fray Israel’s spy agency, the Mossad.
Speaker John A. Boehner’s invitation to Netanyahu...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 6:13 PM
WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned trip to Washington in March is kicking up a diplomatic dust storm in the nation's capital.
On Thursday, the White House said President Barack Obama would not meet the prime minister...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- With the Republicans now totally in charge of Congress, they have the chance to make good on their promise that things are going to change on Capitol Hill. But their opening moves suggest more of the same old same old.
The new House's first...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 3:19 PM
With Republican majorities in both houses, the new Congress should begin by focusing on traditional GOP priorities: improving the nation's sagging infrastructure, reforming an unwieldy tax code and finding ways to boost middle-class opportunity.
| Jan 16, 2015
| 12:00 PM
Your article "Harris questions Boehner in meeting" (Jan. 7) is proof that the survival of House Speaker John Boehner against the conservative revolt in his caucus contains a large dose of moral bankruptcy, and that Rep. Andy Harris played an important...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 10:52 AM
At the very least, there's common ground on college football.
One week before he travels to the Capitol to deliver his State of the Union address, President Obama welcomed congressional leaders from both parties to the White House on Tuesday for the...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 6:35 PM
After winning control of the Senate and boosting their numbers in the House last fall, Republicans devised a moniker for their dual majorities that could pass for a new C-SPAN reality show: "America's New Congress."
Branding is one thing, but...