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#John Boehner

# john-boehner - Thursday 28 April, 2016

"Lucifer in the flesh" - a US political heavyweight isn't a fan of Ted Cruz

“I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”

# john-boehner - Friday 25 September, 2015

A huge row over abortion caused this senior US politician to quit today. Here's why...

House speaker John Boehner sensationally quit today. So what’s going on?

# john-boehner - Friday 14 March, 2014

It'll be all smiles and shamrocks in the White House today

Enda Kenny will meet US President Barack Obama in the Oval Office.

# john-boehner - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Obama pushes immigration reform with Republicans reeling after shutdown

The immigration reform bill was passed by the Senate in June but is yet to make it’s way through Congress.

# john-boehner - Thursday 3 October, 2013

US shutdown enters third day after failed White House talks

Hundreds of thousands of federal workers home, museums and national parks are shut, much scientific research is on hold and the shutdown is now threatening already sluggish economic growth.

# john-boehner - Friday 27 September, 2013

Government closure possible in US as politicians deadlocked over budget

Many agencies have been mandated to begin shutting their doors unless a deal can be reached by midnight on Monday.

# john-boehner - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Obama unveils $3.8 trillion budget, Republicans call it a 'left wing wish list'

The budget blueprint will never become reality but marks White House’s entry into what is likely to be another intense showdown over spending cuts and taxes with Republicans in Washington.

# john-boehner - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

From The Daily Edge 10 best memes from the 2013 Obama inauguration Inauguration This post contains videos

10 best memes from the 2013 Obama inauguration

Sasha and Malia, Bill Clinton, BEYONCÉ. The moments from the inauguration that went global.

# john-boehner - Monday 7 January, 2013

Obama signs $9.7 bn aid bill for Sandy victims US

Obama signs $9.7 bn aid bill for Sandy victims

Obama signed a bill approving billions in emergency disaster aid for victims of the superstorm, after a delay sparked outrage among East Coast Republicans against their own party leadership.

# john-boehner - Friday 4 January, 2013

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

New US Congress sworn in ahead of tough spending talks

Curbing the US’s runaway national debt, and reforming immigration law, are points on the 113th Congress’s agenda.

# john-boehner - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Superstorm Sandy: Congress to vote on aid after stinging rebuke from governor Superstorm Sandy This post contains videos

Superstorm Sandy: Congress to vote on aid after stinging rebuke from governor

New Jersey governor Chris Christie pulled no punches in condemning “toxic internal politics” within his own Republican party.

# john-boehner - Friday 28 December, 2012

Let's get fiscal: Obama to host talks on looming cliff at White House

Congressional leaders will meet with the President at the White House today with just days left to avert a series of tax rises and spending cuts due to come into effect in the new year.

# john-boehner - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Explainer: What is the 'fiscal cliff' and why does it matter? Let's Get Fiscal This post contains videos

Explainer: What is the 'fiscal cliff' and why does it matter?

The US is facing a potentially devastating financial crisis in less than a week but what is it all about, what impact will it have on Ireland and what’s got to happen if it is to be avoided? TheJournal.ie explains…

# john-boehner - Friday 21 December, 2012

'Plan B' to avert fiscal cliff in the US fails

Obama said he’ll try to prevent across-the-board tax increases after a vote calling for higher rates on million-dollar earners failed.

# john-boehner - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Naked protesters occupy Washington office over possible AIDS cuts The Naked Truth This post contains images

Naked protesters occupy Washington office over possible AIDS cuts

Activists occupied the office of House speaker John Boehner ahead of World AIDS Day this Saturday.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# john-boehner - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns from US Congress citing health problems

Jackson has been under investigation by federal prosecutors for potential misuse of campaign funds.

# john-boehner - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Back to work: Obama heads back to Washington as 'fiscal cliff' looms

The US president and the Republican-led House of Representatives want to avoid automatic tax increases and spending cuts but they are far off any compromise.

# john-boehner - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Republicans will keep control of US House of Representatives

John Boehner will remain as the Speaker, as the Republicans are set to keep a clear majority in the 438-member House.

# john-boehner - Sunday 15 July, 2012

From The42 Congress fumes following revelation that US Olympic uniforms are made in China London 2012

Congress fumes following revelation that US Olympic uniforms are made in China

“They should take all the uniforms, put them in a big pile and burn them,” declared Senator Harry Reid.

# john-boehner - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

In pictures: Taoiseach rounds off US trip with shamrock presentation USA! USA! USA! This post contains images

In pictures: Taoiseach rounds off US trip with shamrock presentation

Enda Kenny met with congressional leaders and presented President Obama with a bowl of shamrock as his US trip drew to a close.

# john-boehner - Friday 7 October, 2011

US Senate delays vote to sanction China over 'currency wars'

A bill placing economic sanctions on China for devaluing its currency is delayed, and may not make it through the House anyway.

# john-boehner - Sunday 31 July, 2011

US debt talks continue amid signs of optimism

Negotiations to raise the US debt ceiling continue at the White House as Tuesday’s default deadline looms closer.

# john-boehner - Saturday 30 July, 2011

Default looms as US politicians fail to reach deal This post contains videos

Default looms as US politicians fail to reach deal

Obama calls for common ground as Republicans and Democrats again fail to reach an 11th hour deal on the US debt ceiling.

# john-boehner - Friday 29 July, 2011

Republicans delay crucial vote as US creeps closer to default

John Boehner calls off a vote on a draft plan to cut the US deficit, amid fears that party members wouldn’t back it.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: New bid to tackle hospital waiting lists, still no progress in the US debt crisis, and bad news if you think you’ve just won a Jaguar…

# john-boehner - Thursday 28 July, 2011

A bluffer's guide to... the US debt ceiling

Struggling to keep up with the political logjam in the US? Let us explain what’s going on – and why it matters to Ireland.

# john-boehner - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know this morning: Cabinet’s final meeting before summer, five arrests in Ronan Kerr investigation, and the Chilean miners coming to the big screen.

# john-boehner - Monday 25 July, 2011

The US has one week to avoid default

The 2 August deadline for reaching an agreement on raising the US debt ceiling is drawing closer without any sign of a deal.

# john-boehner - Saturday 23 July, 2011

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning…

# john-boehner - Sunday 19 June, 2011

Gallery: Obama and Boehner team up to win golf summit Fore! This post contains images

Gallery: Obama and Boehner team up to win golf summit

Putting partisanship aside the US president and the House Speaker enjoyed a round of golf on Saturday.

# john-boehner - Friday 20 May, 2011

Congress leaders agree four-year extension to PATRIOT act

The controversial laws that allow wire-tapping and court-approved access to business records will be extended until 2015.

# john-boehner - Monday 16 May, 2011

US to stop pension payments as national debt reaches $14.3 TRILLION legal limit

Timothy Geithner tells Congress that the US has reached its legal limit for debt – and he’ll need to take drastic action.

# john-boehner - Monday 11 April, 2011

Obama to prepare plan for US's long-term deficit reduction

After averting a shutdown with a short-term agreement, the White House is now focussing on brokering a bigger budget deal.

# john-boehner - Saturday 9 April, 2011

US government avoids shut down after last minute deal on budget spending

The ‘historic’ agreement came just an hour before government funding was due to run out forcing thousands of government workers to take leave.

# john-boehner - Friday 8 April, 2011

United States prepares for overnight government shutdown

Last-minute talks between Democrats and Republicans remain stalled – with family planning funding the sticking point.

# john-boehner - Monday 14 February, 2011

Obama announces budget with plans to cut $1.1tn over a decade

The announcement was met with predictable criticism from Republicans who said Obama’s budget does not go far enough.

# john-boehner - Wednesday 3 November, 2010

Victory for Republicans as Obama takes major election hit US Midterm Elections

Victory for Republicans as Obama takes major election hit

The Republican Party gains 60 seats to win control of the US House of Representative – but the Tea Party costs it the Senate.