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Angry words and flying fists marked today’s special full session of the House of Representatives, as Congresspersons of all political stripes argued over which make and model of new stereo speakers to buy for the karaoke machine in the House recreation room/resto-bar.  520 more words

Straus' interim charges strike a needed tone

The leadership of the Texas House and Senate is a study in styles. When Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick rolled out his interim charges for his chamber in early October, he did so with substantial fanfare over the course of a week. 752 more words


Speaker Boehner’s Parting Gift

No one could have predicted the circumstances under which Congress and the Administration were able to bring about last week’s long-term budget agreements.

The resignation announcement by House Speaker John Boehner immediately cleared the way for a bill funding the government through December 11th.  409 more words

Paul Ryan Elected Speaker

Paul Ryan (R-WI) was elected Speaker of the House on Thursday. In his acceptance speech, he implored Congress members to pray for him, and to pray for deeper understanding of each other. 250 more words

Conservative Politics

John Boehner on Paul Ryan's White House hopes: 'God had another plan for him'

WASHINGTON  — Paul Ryan may have just ascended to House speaker — but that essentially ends his hopes of ever being in the White House, says his predecessor, John Boehner. 301 more words


House elects Paul Ryan as the next speaker

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday morning elected Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, as the next speaker of the House.

Ryan, 45, who was nominated by Republicans a day earlier, received 236 votes on the floor. 701 more words


See Photos of House Speaker John Boehner's Career

Former House Speaker John Boehner officially retired from politics in October.

First elected in the midterm Republican wave in 1994, Boehner played a part in then-Speaker Newt Gingrich’s revolution, then saw his quick rise to the stop falter when he lost his position as chairman of the House Republican Conference in 1998. 60 more words