John Boehner

8:33am

Tue September 3, 2013
Politics

Syria Resolution Will Hit Mark, Obama Predicts

Originally published on Tue September 3, 2013 9:25 am

The White House is working with congressional leaders to shape a resolution that authorizes the type of military action that would send a "clear message" to President Bashar Assad and cripple the Syrian leader's "capability to use chemical weapons not just now but in the future," President Obama said Tuesday.

Sitting with leaders from both major parties, the president also said he is confident lawmakers are "going to be able to come up with something that hits that mark."

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11:06am

Sat August 31, 2013
Syria

VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT: President Obama To Seek Congressional Approval On Syrian Action

Screencap: President Obama announces Aug. 31, that he has both concluded that military action is warranted in Syria and that he will see Congressional approval for such action.
White House YouTube.com

President Obama spoke from the Rose Garden at the White House Saturday. In his remarks, the President called for military action against Syria as a response for the use of chemical weapons. Obama also said he would seek the approval of Congress for that action.

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4:50pm

Tue June 18, 2013
It's All Politics

Boehner Seeks To Reassure House GOP On Immigration

Originally published on Tue June 18, 2013 8:29 pm

House Speaker John Boehner is getting flak from fellow Republicans over immigration legislation.
Susan Walsh AP

Faced with the threat of mutiny for what seems like the umpteenth time during his speakership, John Boehner moved to mollify fellow Republicans on Tuesday, saying immigration legislation would need the support of a majority of the House GOP before it could be brought to a floor vote.

After emerging from a meeting with House Republicans, following days of warnings by conservatives that the Ohio Republican had better not try to pass an immigration bill with mostly Democratic votes, Boehner sought to calm the roiling Republican waters.

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3:35pm

Wed June 12, 2013
It's All Politics

NSA Surveillance Fails To Rile Congress

Originally published on Wed June 12, 2013 5:44 pm

The National Security Agency's headquarters in Fort Meade, Md.
NSA Reuters/Landov

President Obama says he welcomes a debate about the National Security Agency's surveillance programs. So far, there's not much sign of one happening, at least on Capitol Hill.

Leading members of Congress remain largely supportive of the effort to "protect America," as some senators have characterized broad tracking of Internet and phone activity.

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4:48pm

Thu May 16, 2013
It's All Politics

A New Front In The War On Obamacare: Twitter

Few things likely please the Obama White House as a political battle fought on social media. Above, President Obama participates in a "Twitter Town Hall" in 2011.
Charles Dharapak AP

A simple idea: attack Obamacare tersely.

On the same day House Republicans scheduled their latest symbolic vote to repeal Obamacare, as part of their full-court press against the law they also took to Twitter to say, in three words, why they oppose the legislation.

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