John Boehner http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ John Boehner en-us Copyright 2015, Deseret News Publishing Company Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:00:01 MST Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:52:44 MST Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Obama: Counterterrorism operations in Yemen not affected by country's instability http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765667102/Obama-Counterterrorism-operations-in-Yemen-not-affected-by-countrys-instability.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765667102/Obama-Counterterrorism-operations-in-Yemen-not-affected-by-countrys-instability.html President Barack Obama defended his counterterrorism strategy in tumultuous Yemen Sunday, as influential lawmakers from both... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:44:29 MST VP Joe Biden: More access to higher ed needed in new US economy http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666970/VP-Joe-Biden-More-access-to-higher-ed-needed-in-new-US-economy.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666970/VP-Joe-Biden-More-access-to-higher-ed-needed-in-new-US-economy.html Vice President Joe Biden on Friday pushed the president's proposal to make two years of community college free, saying the... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:20:37 MST Obama to pass on meeting Israel's Netanyahu during Washington visit http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666932/Obama-to-pass-on-meeting-Israels-Netanyahu-during-Washington-visit.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666932/Obama-to-pass-on-meeting-Israels-Netanyahu-during-Washington-visit.html Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned trip to Washington in March is kicking up a diplomatic dust storm in the... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:53:10 MST 6 important takeaways for families in last night's State of the Union Address http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620006/6-important-takeaways-for-families-in-last-nights-State-of-the-Union-Address.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620006/6-important-takeaways-for-families-in-last-nights-State-of-the-Union-Address.html Middle-class families were front-and-center during last night's State of the Union Address. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 09:00:00 MST Iowa Sen. Ernst promises GOP focus on Americans' concerns http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666793/Iowa-Sen-Ernst-promises-GOP-focus-on-Americans-concerns.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666793/Iowa-Sen-Ernst-promises-GOP-focus-on-Americans-concerns.html The new Republican Congress understands Americans' suffering from the economy, health care system and Washington gridlock and... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:52:14 MST Obama in State of the Union: Tax wealthy, help middle class http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666749/Obama-in-State-of-the-Union-Tax-wealthy-help-middle-class.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666749/Obama-in-State-of-the-Union-Tax-wealthy-help-middle-class.html President Barack Obama declared Tuesday night that the "shadow of crisis" has passed America and urged Congress to build on... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:40:00 MST 5 goals from Obama's 2014 State of the Union: Yay or Nay? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666643/5-goals-from-Obamas-2014-State-of-the-Union-Yay-or-Nay.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666643/5-goals-from-Obamas-2014-State-of-the-Union-Yay-or-Nay.html President Barack Obama used his last State of the Union to declare 2014 a "Year of Action," and he can claim credit for... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 12:31:39 MST GOP divided over using budget process on health care law http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666642/GOP-divided-over-using-budget-process-on-health-care-law.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666642/GOP-divided-over-using-budget-process-on-health-care-law.html Republicans running Congress have promised to use every weapon in their arsenal to take down President Barack Obama's health... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 10:50:21 MST Republicans try to chart path on immigration moves http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666505/Republicans-try-to-chart-path-on-immigration-moves.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666505/Republicans-try-to-chart-path-on-immigration-moves.html Not exactly brimming with confidence, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he's going to try to push a House-passed bill to... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:44:15 MST Parents of terror defendant say they saw a change in him http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666438/Parents-of-terror-defendant-say-they-saw-a-change-in-him.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666438/Parents-of-terror-defendant-say-they-saw-a-change-in-him.html Christopher Lee Cornell showed little direction in his life, spending hours playing video games in his bedroom in his... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 17:08:33 MST Ohio man accused of plotting to attack US Capitol, arrested http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666374/Ohio-man-accused-of-plotting-to-attack-US-Capitol-arrested.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666374/Ohio-man-accused-of-plotting-to-attack-US-Capitol-arrested.html A man who plotted to attack the U.S. Capitol and kill government officials inside it and spoke of his desire to support the... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 12:46:03 MST Despite low gas prices, gas tax hike appears unlikely http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666408/Despite-low-gas-prices-gas-tax-hike-appears-unlikely.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666408/Despite-low-gas-prices-gas-tax-hike-appears-unlikely.html The new Republican-controlled Congress is facing an old problem: where to find the money for highway and transit programs. Thu, 15 Jan 2015 12:40:41 MST Americans gearing up for a more contentious Congress http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619599/Americans-gearing-up-for-a-more-contentious-Congress.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619599/Americans-gearing-up-for-a-more-contentious-Congress.html The recent Republican sweep in Congress didn't calm fears of gridlock in Washington; it made them worse. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 15:17:48 MST Business group: Cuba deal opens prospects for US companies http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666322/Business-group-Cuba-deal-opens-prospects-for-US-companies.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666322/Business-group-Cuba-deal-opens-prospects-for-US-companies.html The head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said Wednesday that U.S. efforts to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba and ease curbs... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 15:05:49 MST Ohio bartender accused of threatening to kill John Boehner http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666329/Ohio-bartender-accused-of-threatening-to-kill-John-Boehner.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666329/Ohio-bartender-accused-of-threatening-to-kill-John-Boehner.html House Speaker John Boehner returned to the Capitol on Wednesday without commenting to reporters after disclosures that a... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 14:09:44 MST Republicans press attacks on Obama agenda http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666247/Republicans-press-attacks-on-Obama-agenda.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666247/Republicans-press-attacks-on-Obama-agenda.html Defiant congressional Republicans attacked President Barack Obama's agenda from all sides Tuesday, ignoring his veto threats... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:39:28 MST Lawmaker apologizes for tweet comparing Obama to Hitler http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666224/Lawmaker-apologizes-for-tweet-comparing-Obama-to-Hitler.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666224/Lawmaker-apologizes-for-tweet-comparing-Obama-to-Hitler.html Republican Rep. Randy Weber has apologized for a tweet that compared President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler to make a point... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:39:10 MST Obama sits down with leaders of new GOP-run Congress http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666214/Obama-sits-down-with-leaders-of-new-GOP-run-Congress.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666214/Obama-sits-down-with-leaders-of-new-GOP-run-Congress.html President Barack Obama, huddling with House and Senate leaders for the first time this year, urged lawmakers Tuesday to stake... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:38:37 MST Robert Bennett: Republicans are on party probation http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619393/Republicans-are-on-party-probation.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619393/Republicans-are-on-party-probation.html If Republican Congress members are seen as grownups in the next two years and pass meaningful bills, their brand will help... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 06:12:23 MST Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Will this Congress be productive or dysfunctional? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619353/Will-this-Congress-be-productive-or-dysfunctional.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619353/Will-this-Congress-be-productive-or-dysfunctional.html Well, Congress is back in action, so keep a firm grip on your wallets. With Utah members in key leadership positions, will... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 00:00:00 MST Republicans, court ship oil pipeline decision back to Obama http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665964/Republicans-court-ship-oil-pipeline-decision-back-to-Obama.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665964/Republicans-court-ship-oil-pipeline-decision-back-to-Obama.html Congressional Republicans and Nebraska's Supreme Court have shipped the Keystone XL oil pipeline project right back to a... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 13:46:00 MST Boehner's embrace of GOP rebels nudges House caucus to right http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665958/Boehners-embrace-of-GOP-rebels-nudges-House-caucus-to-right.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665958/Boehners-embrace-of-GOP-rebels-nudges-House-caucus-to-right.html Die-hard House conservatives bungled a coup against House Speaker John Boehner but now look like winners, pushing Republicans... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 10:38:09 MST Letter: Abandoned principles http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619327/Abandoned-principles.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619327/Abandoned-principles.html Sat, 10 Jan 2015 00:00:00 MST House GOP takes broad aim at Obama immigration policies http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665886/House-GOP-takes-broad-aim-at-Obama-immigration-policies.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665886/House-GOP-takes-broad-aim-at-Obama-immigration-policies.html House Republicans plan to take broad aim at President Barack Obama's immigration policies next week, including votes to... Fri, 09 Jan 2015 12:09:25 MST Letter: Utah saves Boehner http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619246/Letter-Utah-saves-Boehner.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619246/Letter-Utah-saves-Boehner.html John Boehner was reelected as House speaker with the help of the entire Utah delegation. Boehner says he is opposed to... Fri, 09 Jan 2015 00:00:00 MST House GOP tries to regroup after divisive speaker vote http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665739/House-GOP-tries-to-regroup-after-divisive-speaker-vote.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665739/House-GOP-tries-to-regroup-after-divisive-speaker-vote.html House Republicans began the new Congress with old divisions on display Wednesday, bitter fallout from a failed rebellion... Wed, 07 Jan 2015 13:06:57 MST House rule sets up election-year battle over Social Security http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665712/House-rule-sets-up-election-year-battle-over-Social-Security.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665712/House-rule-sets-up-election-year-battle-over-Social-Security.html Buried in new rules that will govern the House for the next two years is a provision that could force an explosive battle... Wed, 07 Jan 2015 08:38:16 MST White House says it will veto bill to approve Keystone oil pipeline http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665633/White-House-says-it-will-veto-bill-to-approve-Keystone-oil-pipeline.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665633/White-House-says-it-will-veto-bill-to-approve-Keystone-oil-pipeline.html The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto the first piece of legislation introduced in the Republican-controlled Senate,... Tue, 06 Jan 2015 16:35:17 MST GOP takes charge as new Congress convenes http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665628/GOP-takes-charge-as-new-Congress-convenes.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665628/GOP-takes-charge-as-new-Congress-convenes.html Republicans assumed full control of Congress on Tuesday for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and... Tue, 06 Jan 2015 16:26:52 MST House re-elects John Boehner as speaker over tea party opposition http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665631/House-re-elects-John-Boehner-as-speaker-over-tea-party-opposition.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665631/House-re-elects-John-Boehner-as-speaker-over-tea-party-opposition.html The House has re-elected John Boehner to be speaker in the new Republican-led Congress, despite opposition by tea party... Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:03:50 MST New Congress getting sworn in with GOP in charge http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665595/New-Congress-getting-sworn-in-with-GOP-in-charge.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665595/New-Congress-getting-sworn-in-with-GOP-in-charge.html Republicans are assuming full control of Congress for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and raw... Tue, 06 Jan 2015 08:41:10 MST John Boehner in line for 3rd term as speaker; GOP readies agenda http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665585/John-Boehner-in-line-for-3rd-term-as-speaker-GOP-readies-agenda.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665585/John-Boehner-in-line-for-3rd-term-as-speaker-GOP-readies-agenda.html House Speaker John Boehner's prospects for a new term appeared secure Monday despite grumblings from tea party-aligned... Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:20:07 MST Obama looks past GOP in promoting his 2015 agenda http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665446/Obama-looks-past-GOP-in-promoting-his-2015-agenda.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665446/Obama-looks-past-GOP-in-promoting-his-2015-agenda.html It's time to get back to work for President Barack Obama after his Hawaiian vacation. And with his return to the White House,... Sat, 03 Jan 2015 11:42:52 MST Chaffetz and Bishop among new GOP faces at the helms of House committees http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665453/Chaffetz-and-Bishop-among-new-GOP-faces-at-the-helms-of-House-committees.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665453/Chaffetz-and-Bishop-among-new-GOP-faces-at-the-helms-of-House-committees.html Republicans remain in charge of the House, but it won't be the same Republicans leading many committees. Sat, 03 Jan 2015 10:32:53 MST GOP focus for Congress: Cut deficit, don't stumble http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665455/GOP-focus-for-Congress-Cut-deficit-dont-stumble.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665455/GOP-focus-for-Congress-Cut-deficit-dont-stumble.html In the first Republican-dominated Congress to confront President Barack Obama, GOP leaders will focus on bolstering the... Sat, 03 Jan 2015 10:30:13 MST Mia Love has little to say about House leader who spoke to white supremacist group in 2002 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618694/Mia-Love-has-little-to-say-about-House-leader-who-spoke-to-white-supremacist-group-in-2002.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618694/Mia-Love-has-little-to-say-about-House-leader-who-spoke-to-white-supremacist-group-in-2002.html Utah Rep.-elect Mia Love, the first black Republican woman elected to Congress, had little to say Tuesday about House... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 17:50:00 MST AP sources: NYC congressman to plead guilty http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664877/AP-sources-NYC-congressman-to-plead-guilty.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664877/AP-sources-NYC-congressman-to-plead-guilty.html U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm was expected to plead guilty to a federal tax evasion charge Tuesday, people familiar with the plea... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 09:40:49 MST Robert Bennett: Lesson for Cruz — Politics are a team sport http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618236/Lesson-for-Cruz-2-Politics-are-a-team-sport.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618236/Lesson-for-Cruz-2-Politics-are-a-team-sport.html The lame duck experience of Sen. Ted Cruz derailed early efforts of incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:00:00 MST Congress finishes up, its members still grumbling http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664675/Congress-finishes-up-its-members-still-grumbling.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664675/Congress-finishes-up-its-members-still-grumbling.html The 113th Congress began its turbulent life two years ago battling over whether to help Superstorm Sandy victims. They did,... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:58:37 MST Obama signs massive defense spending bill http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664644/Obama-signs-massive-defense-spending-bill.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664644/Obama-signs-massive-defense-spending-bill.html President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a massive defense policy bill that endorses his plan to fight Islamic State... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:16:54 MST Obama declares 2014 'a breakthrough year for America' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664610/Obama-declares-2014-a-breakthrough-year-for-America.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664610/Obama-declares-2014-a-breakthrough-year-for-America.html President Barack Obama said Friday that 2014 has been "a breakthrough year for America," putting aside the fits and starts of... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:27:47 MST 113th Congress ends with more fights than feats http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664483/113th-Congress-ends-with-more-fights-than-feats.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664483/113th-Congress-ends-with-more-fights-than-feats.html The tempestuous 113th Congress has limped out of Washington for the last time, capping two years of modest and infrequent... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:06:11 MST