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Republicans React With Glee To Speaker Boehner's Resignation

Sat, 09/26/2015 - 6:39am

House Speaker John Boehner's resignation from Congress was embraced as a victory by the right wing of the Republican Party. Social conservatives celebrated the news at a conference in Washington.

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Boehner's Resignation May Make A Government Shutdown Less Likely

Sat, 09/26/2015 - 6:39am

House Speaker John Boehner shocked Washington on Friday when he said he would leave Congress by the end of October. NPR's Scott Simon talks to correspondent Sue Davis about what's next for House Republicans.

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Fiorina As CEO: 'Colossal Failure' Or 'The Right Leader'?

Sat, 09/26/2015 - 5:09am

The former Hewlett-Packard CEO defended her business record in the latest Republican presidential debate. But is her past an asset or a hindrance?

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#MemeOfTheWeek: John Boehner Cries, The Internet Laughs

Sat, 09/26/2015 - 4:03am

John Boehner isn't new to crying. But this week, with some help from the pontiff, we may have reached peak #BoehnerTears.

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A Modest Proposal: Donald Trump For Speaker

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 6:05pm

No, Trump is not a member of the House. But that doesn't matter. The Constitution does not actually require the speaker to be a member — only to be elected by a majority of those who are.

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Defense Department Reveals Two New Developments In Clinton Email Saga

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 3:47pm

The State Department announced that there were personal messages exchanged between Hillary Clinton and retired Gen. David Petraeus as well as 962 previously undisclosed emails relating to Libya.

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The Art Of Panda Diplomacy, First Lady-Style

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 3:21pm

First lady Michelle Obama took her Chinese counterpart, Peng Liyuan, to visit the pandas at the National Zoo — and revealed the baby panda's new name: Bei Bei.

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A Regular Guy With A Big Job: The Legacy Of Speaker Boehner

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 3:19pm

As House Speaker John Boehner steps down, NPR's Brian Naylor offers a look at how Boehner shaped, and struggled with, the institution he loved — the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Conservatives Rally Support, And Cheer Boehner's Exit, At Summit

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 3:12pm

Several GOP presidential candidates are speaking at the Values Voter Summit, where Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, will be honored.

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After The Pope's Visit, Boehner Decides 'Today's The Day To Do This'

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 3:06pm

House Speaker John Boehner delivered remarks to the press Friday on his decision to resign, and President Obama offered comments on the resignation, as well.

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An Abrupt Interruption To Chinese State Visit: Boehner's Resignation

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 3:06pm

President Obama called House Speaker John Boehner a "good man" and reflected on what his resignation says about the political climate in Washington. Obama's remarks came during a news conference with China's president.

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Week In Politics: Boehner's Resignation, And Pope's Sermon On The Hill

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 3:06pm

Political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss Speaker John Boehner's decision to resign from Congress, as well as the pope's visit.

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Boehner To Step Down From Often Thankless Job. What's Next For His Successor?

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 3:06pm

House Speaker John Boehner will resign his leadership position at October's end; he also plans to resign his seat in the House. What does this mean for Congress, as a possible federal shutdown looms?

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Conservatives Rejoice Over Boehner Resignation. 'Pressure Was Working'

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 2:23pm

House Speaker John Boehner announced he is stepping down at the end of October. Rank-and-file conservatives reacted with glee again highlighting the sharp GOP divide.

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Pope Francis' Message Provides Rare Moment Of Unity Between Obama, Boehner

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 1:23pm

The pope's influence came through in two simultaneous press conferences, held by two men who haven't always seen eye to eye.

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Reaction From Values Voter Summit Amid News Of Boehner's Resignation

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 11:10am

Speaker John Boehner said he is resigning from Congress while Washington is hosting a conference of religious conservatives. Renee Montagne speaks with NPR's Don Gonyea at the Values Voter Summit.

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Former Rep. Rogers On Longtime Colleague Boehner's Resignation

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 10:46am

Republican Mike Rogers of Michigan talks to Renee Montagne about the news that House Speaker John Boehner will step down next month.

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Republican Former Rep. Dave Camp On John Boehner's Resignation

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 10:18am

Renee Montagne speaks with former Congressman Dave Camp of Michigan for his reaction to the news that House Speaker John Boehner is resigning from Congress at the end of next month.

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House Speaker John Boehner To Resign From Congress

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 10:07am

Surprising members of Congress and the Republican Party, Rep. John Boehner of Ohio announced on Friday that he will step down at the end of October. Renee Montagne speaks with NPR's Susan Davis.

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House Speaker John Boehner Will Step Down From Congress In October

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 8:39am

Boehner became the 53rd Speaker of the House in 2011. His tenure has been marked by fierce confrontations with Democrats and sometimes his own party.

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