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McCarthy abruptly withdraws candidacy for House speaker

...block him on the floor.These same lawmakers, members of the hardline House Freedom Caucus, pushed outgoing Speaker John Boehner to announce his resignation just two weeks ago by threatening a floor vote on his speakership. Some of them cheered...
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Scramble to fill top jobs in House after Boehner exit

...fill the top GOP jobs in the House following Speaker John Boehner's surprise resignation. Now the same conservatives...crisis and gridlock."At the end of the day the reason John Boehner is stepping down is there are a lot of members in his...
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Young not in running for Speaker of the House

...morning, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-California and the House majority leader) - presumptive successor to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) - announced he will not stand for the speakership. The surprise announcement has thrown the speakership...
No shutdown: Bill OK'd to keep gov't open routine, but debate this year exposed acrimonious divisions between pragmatic Republicans such as House Speaker John Boehner and more junior lawmakers in the party's tea party wing who are less inclined to compromise. The tea partyers had...
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Planned Parenthood chief rebuts videos

...payments - for which Republicans lack the votes to succeed - contributed to the GOP unrest that prompted House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to announce his resignation last week.Planned Parenthood gets around a third of its $1.3 billion yearly...
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Soul-searching in House as McCarthy tries to lock up job

...Republicans sought a way forward Tuesday as Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy pledged to bring them together after Speaker John Boehner's sudden resignation.The five-term California Republican moved aggressively to lock up support to move into Congress...
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After Boehner: Can House GOP be led?

...House's rabble-rousing faction, following Speaker John Boehner's decision to resign rather than face a possible vote...disagreements within the conference have never been about John Boehner's personality, they've been disagreements over...
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McConnell moves ahead with bipartisan stopgap spending bill

...have been stymied in their hopes to pass a temporary spending bill known as a continuing resolution.House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has only shaky control over his fractious caucus, and tea party Republicans are adamant about using the...
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GOP leaders seek to avert shutdown over Planned Parenthood keep the government open past an Oct. 1 deadline remains a major headache for House GOP leaders, chiefly Speaker John Boehner. Some hard-right lawmakers and tea partyers are threatening to try to topple the Ohio Republican, a fierce foe of...
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Pope, after historic talk to Congress, visits NYC

...bellowed the sergeant at arms.Behind the pope sat Democratic Vice President Joe Biden and Republican House Speaker John Boehner, the first and second in line to the presidency, both Catholics.Francis, in deliberate and accented English, noted...
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