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...voted to ease across-the-board federal spending cuts and head off future government shutdowns, acting after Speaker John Boehner unleashed a stinging attack on tea party-aligned conservative groups campaigning for the measure's defeat. Actress...
Opinion: We need to follow all of the money, and faster of five donors in the million-plus range. The Congressional Leadership Fund, which had ties to House Speaker John Boehner, had four donors who gave $1 million or more, including Sheldon and Miriam Adelson, who pumped more than $92 million...
Why CIA, senators still feuding over 9/11 secrets

...Republicans, such as Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., have spoken out against the interrogation methods.House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, says he is concerned about the allegations of snooping on Senate investigators. Lawmakers tend to put...
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Alaska needs an end to the shutdown

Americans deserve better than government by prolonged temper tantrum. I understand that Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. John Boehner don't support the Affordable Care Act, but they and a small group of Tea Partiers shouldn't be able to shut down...
Senate OKs gay rights bill

...the bipartisan, 64-32 vote as a historic step although it could prove short-lived. A foe of the bill, Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has signaled that the Republican-led House is unlikely to even vote. Senate proponents were looking...
Damage control: Obama takes action on trio of controversies

...satisfy Republicans, who see the controversies as an opportunity to derail Obama's second-term agenda. House Speaker John Boehner suggested the White House had violated the public's trust, and he promised to "stop at nothing" to hold the administration...
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Obama, lawmakers to hold meeting on shutdown

...Hill ominously suggested the impasse might last for weeks, but a few Republicans seemed ready to blink.House Speaker John Boehner's office said the Ohio Republican would attend the White House meeting Wednesday afternoon, casting it as a sign...
Senate immigration bill passage lives up to nation's commitment

...sure thing.The Senate measure faces obstinate opposition in the House of Representatives, where Speaker of the House John Boehner has already signaled that he will bow to the wishes of his Republican caucus no matter which way the chamber's majority...
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GOP, Dems try to repackage arguments for the new year

...spending deal in early December. Conservative groups assailed the plan for insufficient spending cuts, prompting Speaker John Boehner and other GOP leaders to lash out at tea party backed critics of the deal, which easily passed both the House and Senate...
Government shutdown - a way out for the GOP

...have now. The longer the standoff continues, the better that kind of gamble may look - even to a cautious man like John Boehner.? Doyle McManus is a columnist for The Los Angeles Times. Readers may send him email at doyle.mcmanus@latimes...
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