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  • Speaker Boehner works his home Ohio district

    With a contested primary election less than two weeks away, House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-ner) is making the rounds of his western Ohio district.

  • ** FILE ** This March 26, 2014, file photo shows House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaking during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    PHILLIPS: Where is the conservative establishment?

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  • File - In this Nov. 20, 2013 file photo, Edmond Harjo, 96, of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, and one of the last surviving code talkers, places his hand over his heart as the American flag is presented during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington. Harjo died March 31, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Ada, Okla., according to the Swearingen Funeral Home. Harjo's nephew, Richard Harjo, said his uncle had a heart attack.  He was 96. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    One of last Native American code talkers dies

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  • Boehner tells officials not to fear base closings

    House Speaker John Boehner is telling Dayton officials not to fear future base-closing commissions, saying that Wright-Patterson Air Force Base could add jobs during the next round of base closings.

  • **FILE** House Speaker-designate John Boehner of Ohio wipes a tear while waiting to receive the gavel from outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. the during the first session of the 112th Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press)

    John Boehner cries at Taco Bell event

    House Speaker John Boehner got emotional Tuesday during an event on Capitol Hill, choking back tears as he praised the Taco Bell Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of America for their work with underprivileged teens.

  • ** FILE ** This March 26, 2014, file photo shows House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaking during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    John Boehner defends Obamacare vote but vows: I will 'try to repeal' law

    House Speaker John Boehner took to national television to defend his role — and that of some of his fellow Republicans — in voting with Democrats on a tweak to Obamacare that was seen as a party betrayal by some conservatives. As part of his defense, he vowed Republicans on Capitol Hill under his leadership would continue to try and repeal Obamacare.

  • ** FILE ** In this April 1, 2014, photo, President Barack Obama, waves to the audience as he leaves the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, after speaking about the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    GOP seeks coverage choices in health law they hate

    At the prodding of business organizations, House Republicans quietly secured a recent change in President Barack Obama's health law to expand coverage choices, a striking, one-of-a-kind departure from dozens of high-decibel attempts to repeal or dismember it.

  • FILE-This Thursday, Jan, 3, 2013 file photo shows House Speaker John Boehner, left, left, performing a mock swearing in for Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, second from right, on Capitol Hill in Washington as the 113th Congress began. Ohio Democrats who hold a small minority in their congressional delegation are heading into the primary elections with basically nothing to lose and hoping to gain, but only if GOP missteps and Tea Party challenges help them along the way. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

    A look at some US House races of interest in Ohio

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  • Allen, Stone clash in GOP debate for Barrow's seat

    Two Republicans seeking a second chance to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. John Barrow of Augusta debated Monday whether the U.S. House's GOP leaders should be taken to task during the primary campaign in eastern Georgia's 12th District.

  • In this photo taken June 18, 2011, President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, right, play the first hole of golf at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. On ABC's "This Week" Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, Boehner said the relationship with his one-time golf partner has grown "a little frosty" over the last few weeks. He said Obama is engaging in "class warfare" by pushing for higher taxes for wealthy Americans, that the rich pay enough taxes, and that it's wrong for the president to "pit one set of Americans against another." (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    John Boehner schools House members on dress code: 'You know who you are'

    Without naming names, Speaker John A. Boehner took to the House floor on Tuesday to remind his colleagues of proper dress practices when addressing the chamber.

  • Massachusetts moves to head off food stamps cuts

    Massachusetts joined several other states Tuesday in moving to preserve food assistance benefits for households that would otherwise be reduced under a recently approved federal farm bill.

  • Malloy raps Boehner over food stamp criticism

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy struck back Monday against U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, saying it was reprehensible to accuse Connecticut and other states of cheating the federal food stamp program by approving nominal increases in home heating assistance.

  • Inside the Beltway: Can Pope Francis soothe a savage Congress?

    He closed the brief letter like this: "With every good wish to Your Holiness, I am, Sincerely Yours, John Boehner." The recipient was Pope Francis, the author House Speaker John Boehner, who has asked the pontiff to address a joint session of Congress in the future. The simple but formal gesture promoted more than 1,000 press mentions in the space of an hour when it was released on Thursday; the topic was subject to interpretation.

  • GOP hits hard on Obamacare after House election

    Congressional Republicans attacked Obamacare with new ferocity but sometimes questionable veracity Thursday, energized by a campaign triumph in Florida that gave health care issues their first airing of the election year.

  • Speaker Boehner invites Pope Francis to address Congress

    Speaker of the House John Boehner has extended an open invitation to Pope Francis to address a joint meeting of Congress, praising the Pope’s advocacy for the vulnerable.

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  • House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said the president could better serve workers by persuading a Democratic Senate to pass the Skills Act, a jobs measure supported by House Republicans, which would eliminate and streamline 35 programs and create a Workforce Investment Fund to serve as a single source of support for workers, employers and job seekers.

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