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Rep. Tom Emmer speaks with reporters at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on September 27, 2023. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters/FILE)

House Republicans pick Tom Emmer as new speaker nominee

CNN -- House Republicans on Tuesday picked Rep. Tom Emmer of Minnesota as their new speaker nominee, though it remains unclear whether he can lock down the votes needed to ultimately win the gavel. The...

Jordan vows to stay in speaker race as tensions erupt inside GOP meeting

CNN -- Anger and frustration are boiling over among House Republicans as Rep. Jim Jordan vows to stay in the race for the speaker’s gavel despite steep opposition and growing pressure from within the...

Jordan faces grim prospects in speaker’s fight after whirlwind week for House GOP

October 14, 2023

CNN -- After a series of setbacks, Republicans ended the week no closer to electing a new speaker as deep internal divisions have left the conference struggling to govern and...

House GOP picks Steve Scalise as speaker nominee, but unclear if he can get the votes to win gavel

CNN -- House Republicans voted behind closed doors to select Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana as their nominee for speaker, but it’s unclear if he can lock down the votes needed to win the gavel following...

House speaker chaos: What is going on? Will it affect you?

Zachary B. Wolf, CNN October 5, 2023

CNN -- Washington and Congress have their own, often impenetrable, languages. So it may be somewhat confusing to assess what it means that the office of the speaker of the House of Representatives is vacant. Why,...

House ousts McCarthy as speaker in historic vote

CNN -- The US House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to oust Kevin McCarthy as speaker – a historic moment that threatens to plunge House Republicans even further into chaos and turmoil. The House...

Lucas Misera

Opinion: Justifying Planned Parenthood

Lucas Misera November 3, 2015

Occasionally, news breaks from the government that sticks around for a while, and I’m left wondering how we possibly could still be on that specific topic. Planned Parenthood is one of those subjects,...

Our View: John Boehner made the wrong move

Kent Stater editorial board September 27, 2015

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) shocked the nation when he abruptly resigned from Congress on Friday. He said resigning has been on his mind for a while, but after praying with the Pope on Thursday,...

Sarah Matthews on the Speakers balcony.

Opinion: My summer internship with John Boehner

Sarah Matthews September 25, 2015

This past summer, I was fortunate enough to have the experience of interning in Washington, D.C. at what some refer to as “Boehnerland.”My time in Speaker Boehner’s congressional office gave me an...

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) answers questions during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 7, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

Speaker of the House John Boehner resigns

Alexandra Gray September 25, 2015

Speaker of the House John Boehner announced Friday morning his resignation to avoid a government shutdown.  Boehner, a member of the Republican Party from Ohio's 8th District, has been under pressure...

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