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Boehner Purges Conservatives Who Defy on ObamaTrade Votes

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) have taken swift retribution against House members who dared to break ranks with “the team” on a rule vote for Trade Promotion Authority (Fast Track). 275 more words


House rejects Pres. Obama on trade authority

WASHINGTON (KRON/AP) — The House derailed a high-profile White House-backed trade bill on Friday, in a stunning and humiliating defeat for President Obama inflicted by democratic California Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and dozens of union-backed lawmakers from his own party. 927 more words


Ex-House Speaker Hastert Indicted

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal grand jury has accused former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep an unidentified person silent about “prior misconduct” by the Illinois Republican. 243 more words


Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Faces Federal Charges

CHICAGO — Dennis Hastert, the former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, is facing federal charges in an alleged attempt to conceal large bank withdrawals, used to pay an individual for past “misconduct” on the part of the former veteran politician, federal prosecutors announced on Thursday. 424 more words


Talks Between Gov, House Speaker Begin Tuesday To Avoid Shutdown

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Talks will begin Tuesday between Gov. Mark Dayton and House Speaker Kurt Daudt in an effort to avoid a partial state government shutdown on July 1. 323 more words


Gov. Rauner Rattles Saber In Op-Ed Piece; Can State Budget Deadline Be Met?

(CBS) — They’re just a few words in a downstate paper. But consider them fighting words, even a declaration of war.

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports on Gov. 223 more words


House speaker decries 'stupid question' about Amtrak funds

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that this week’s fatal Amtrak crash wasn’t caused by a lack of federal funds and mocked a reporter for even asking about it. 210 more words