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John Boehner news and analysis from The Nation
October 9, 2015
Boehner and McCarthy Reap What They Sowed
Time and again, the GOP leaders caved to the far right—and encouraged its delusions of power.
October 8, 2015
Kevin McCarthy’s Exit Proves What We Already Know—the GOP Is Completely Dysfunctional
The Republican Party has become not only antigovernment but anti-governing.
September 25, 2015
John Boehner’s Downfall Had Nothing to Do With His Position on Abortion
The conflict with hardliners that led to the Speaker’s resignation was about tactics, not ideology.
September 25, 2015
Breaking: John Boehner Leaving Congress, Speaker Post Before November
After years of clashing with far-right conservatives, Boehner’s situation apparently became untenable.
June 12, 2015
Liberals Deal Obama a Stunning Blow on Trade—but One More Showdown Awaits
Nobody saw this vote coming—but progressive activism delivered a shocking result Friday in Congress.
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May 20, 2015
How Defunding Derails Our Infrastructure
John Boehner claims public financing had nothing to do with the Amtrak disaster, but like so many others, it can be directly traced to funding shortfalls.
February 27, 2015
With Shutdown Looming, House Republicans Propose 3 More Weeks of Misery
The House will vote Friday on a temporary measure to fund the Department of Homeland Security.
December 31, 2014
Steve Scalise’s Problem Is the Republican Party’s Problem
The fresh face of the Republican Party voted twice against making Martin Luther King Day a holiday.
November 17, 2014
Post-Midterm Political Coverage of GOP Extremism Fits the Definition of Media Absurdity
Eric on this week in concerts and new music releases and Reed on how the mainstream press is always trying to tell the same (false) story about the Republican Party.