Boehner dismisses talk of impeaching Obama

Jul 30, 2014

Boehner dismisses talk of impeaching Obama

Republicans have no plans to begin impeachment proceedings against President Barack Obama, House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner declared on Tuesday, putting the blame on Democrats for stirring up pre-midterm election tensions in Washington. Boehner is, however, hoping this week to pass Republican legislation ...

Youth seek new ideas to solve old problems

| May 24, 2014

Youth seek new ideas to solve old problems

by Stephen Hesse

Young researchers today are in a pickle. Most of them have assumed that peer-reviewed science is fundamentally accepted until new, equally legitimate research proves those findings wrong. However, that was before politicians became self-declared experts on everything under the sun, from science to religion. ...

U.S. debt ceiling hike clears House, heads to Senate

Feb 12, 2014

U.S. debt ceiling hike clears House, heads to Senate

U.S. Republicans capitulated Tuesday to President Barack Obama’s call to extend the nation’s borrowing authority with no strings attached, dialing back the threat of an election-year fiscal showdown. The House of Representatives narrowly approved a measure to suspend the U.S. debt ceiling until March ...

Jan 8, 2014

U.S. immigration overhaul gains steam

After last year’s confrontations and missteps, President Barack Obama begins 2014 clinging to the hope of winning a lasting legislative achievement: an overhaul of U.S. immigration laws. It will require a deft and careful use of his powers, combining a public campaign in the ...

Boehner's control of his caucus slipping

Oct 16, 2013

Boehner's control of his caucus slipping

Republican House Speaker John Boehner started Tuesday with a last-ditch attempt to exert control over his restive caucus, proposing a new plan to open the government and raise the U.S. debt ceiling in an effort to give Republicans a bit of leverage. But as ...

Republican options tapering to 'surrender'

Oct 10, 2013

Republican options tapering to 'surrender'

As the government shutdown and the threat of a federal debt default begin to merge into a singular Washington crisis, the only way out for House Speaker John Boehner may be something he disparaged earlier this week as “unconditional surrender.” More than a week ...

Threat of U.S. default starts to spook bourses

Oct 9, 2013

Threat of U.S. default starts to spook bourses

Concern deepened in financial markets Tuesday about the potential for a U.S. default as President Barack Obama and Republican House Speaker John Boehner clashed publicly without breaking the impasse over how to reopen the government and pay the nation’s bills. Short-term borrowing by the ...

Sep 19, 2013

Boehner aims to defund 'Obamacare'

With the deadline for a federal government shutdown growing near, U.S. House Speaker John Boehner had a familiar choice to make: embrace something that looked like a compromise with Democrats, antagonizing conservatives in his party, or give in to their demands and guarantee a ...