John Boehner http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25449/all en UPDATE 1-Obama to deliver state of the union speech Feb. 12 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-obama-deliver-state-the-union-speech-feb-12 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will deliver his annual state of the union speech to Congress on Feb. 12, just days before the Treasury could run out of funds to pay government bills.</p> <p>Obama on Friday accepted the invitation from the top Republican lawmaker John Boehner to address a joint session of Congress, the White House said.</p> <p>In his letter to Obama, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Boehner said Americans expected lawmakers and the White House to work together to find solutions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-obama-deliver-state-the-union-speech-feb-12" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health John Boehner Politics United States United States House of Representatives Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 17:15:30 +0000 5733254 at http://www.globalpost.com "Lonely" Obama eyes 2nd term strategy with Congress: the schmooze http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/lonely-obama-eyes-2nd-term-strategy-congress-the-schmooze <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Obama unsure it will help bridge partisan divide</p> <p>* "I like a good party"</p> <p>* Looking for somebody to play cards with</p> <p>By Steve Holland</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Would more partying and backslapping between Washington's political opponents narrow the bitter partisan divide? President Barack Obama is willing to try, but is not sure it will work.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/lonely-obama-eyes-2nd-term-strategy-congress-the-schmooze" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Health John Boehner Politics Social Issues United States United States House of Representatives Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 20:30:36 +0000 5734367 at http://www.globalpost.com Boehner: no long-term US debt hike without Senate budget action http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/blank-headline-received-16 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WILLIAMSBURG, Va, Jan 18 (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said on Friday there should be no long-term increase in the federal debt limit until the Senate passes a budget, and House Republicans will try to force the Senate into action to cut spending.</p> <p>"We are going to pursue strategies that will obligate the Senate to finally join the House in confronting the government's spending problem. The principle is simple: no budget, no pay," Boehner said in excerpts of his closing remarks to a Republican House retreat.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/blank-headline-received-16" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economy of the United States John Boehner Senate United States House of Representatives Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 17:45:36 +0000 5736269 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED-Republican leader Cantor seeks to rebrand his unpopular party http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/republican-leader-cantor-seeks-rebrand-his-unpopular-party <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Corrects Cantor's age to 49 in paragraph 11)</p> <p>* Chief Obama critic says he hopes to work with president</p> <p>* Cantor calls for initiatives in education, healthcare, immigration</p> <p>By Thomas Ferraro</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/republican-leader-cantor-seeks-rebrand-his-unpopular-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Eric Cantor Eric Cantor Health John Boehner Labor Politics Social Issues United States House of Representatives Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 19:30:34 +0000 5746795 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-With conciliatory tone, Cantor seeks to rebrand Republican Party http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-republican-leader-cantor-seeks-rebrand-his-unpopular-p <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Chief Obama critic says he hopes to work with president</p> <p>* Cantor cites education, healthcare, immigration</p> <p>* House Democratic Whip Hoyer dismisses 'fourth rebranding'</p> <p>By Thomas Ferraro</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Eric Cantor, the often combative second-ranking Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, sought on Tuesday to rebrand himself and his party, voicing hope that they can work with President Barack Obama for the sake of all Americans.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-republican-leader-cantor-seeks-rebrand-his-unpopular-p" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Eric Cantor Eric Cantor Health John Boehner Labor Politics Social Issues United States House of Representatives Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 20:45:15 +0000 5746861 at http://www.globalpost.com Boehner says he hopes to avert scheduled U.S. spending cuts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/boehner-says-he-hopes-avert-scheduled-us-spending-cuts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Republican U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday said he hopes to avoid $85 billion in spending cuts set to kick in within weeks, and called on President Barack Obama and Democrats to offer a plan to avoid it.</p> <p>While other Republicans have said the spending cuts, called a "sequester," seems certain to begin as scheduled on March 1, Boehner told a news conference, "I would hope that it would not happen."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/boehner-says-he-hopes-avert-scheduled-us-spending-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business John Boehner United States House of Representatives Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 15:46:33 +0000 5754623 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Boehner says hopes to avert scheduled U.S. spending cuts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-boehner-says-hopes-avert-scheduled-us-spending-cuts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Feb 13 (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, the top Republican in Congress, expressed hope on Wednesday that automatic spending cuts could be averted if President Barack Obama quickly comes up with an alternative.</p> <p>Boehner made the comments a day after Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said he expects the across-the-board cuts, known as sequester, to begin on schedule on March 1.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-boehner-says-hopes-avert-scheduled-us-spending-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 112th United States Congress Business John Boehner John Boehner United States House of Representatives Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 17:30:38 +0000 5754801 at http://www.globalpost.com Boehner warns automatic US budget cuts will stay without other cuts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/boehner-warns-automatic-us-budget-cuts-will-stay-without-other- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Feb 14 (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday broad automatic budget cuts will go into effect next month unless Congress and the White House find other spending cuts and "reforms" to balance the U.S. budget within 10 years.</p> <p>Some $85 billion in budget cuts, also known as the "sequester," are due to go into effect March 1.</p> Business Entertainment Environment Health John Boehner Politics United States House of Representatives Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 16:57:42 +0000 5755473 at http://www.globalpost.com Democrats unveil plan to avert automatic spending cuts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/democrats-unveil-plan-avert-automatic-spending-cuts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Senate Democrats unveiled a plan Thursday to avert billions of dollars in looming budget cuts, but Republicans are opposed to raising new revenue amid pessimism over meeting a March 1 deadline.</p> <p>The plan aims to raise half of the $110 billion needed this year to replace the mandated cuts to defense and domestic spending known as the "sequester" that also calls for raising new revenue.</p> <p>The so-called Buffett Rule, which would require a 30 percent minimum tax on millionaires, would raise most of the $55 billion on the tax side.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/democrats-unveil-plan-avert-automatic-spending-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health John Boehner Labor Politics Presidency of Barack Obama Social Issues United States House of Representatives AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 02:16:18 +0000 5756247 at http://www.globalpost.com US House speaker urges Senate to get 'off their ass' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/us-house-speaker-urges-senate-get-their-ass <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday laid bare the Republican leadership's exasperation over looming budget cuts, as he demanded the Senate "gets off their ass" and forge a compromise that would avert a crisis.</p> <p>Boehner and his fellow Republican leaders also took aim at President Barack Obama's failure to craft a deal ahead of the March 1 deadline, when $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts kick in unless Congress and the White House reach a last minute deal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/us-house-speaker-urges-senate-get-their-ass" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health John Boehner Politics Presidency of Barack Obama United States House of Representatives AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 17:16:35 +0000 5767480 at http://www.globalpost.com US House speaker urges senators to get 'off their ass' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/us-house-speaker-urges-senators-get-their-ass <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>House Speaker John Boehner laid bare the Republican leadership's exasperation Tuesday over looming US budget cuts, as he demanded senators get "off their ass" to forge a compromise and avert a crisis.</p> <p>Boehner and his fellow Republican leaders also took aim at President Barack Obama's failure to craft a deal ahead of the March 1 deadline, when $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts kick in unless Congress and the White House reach a last minute deal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/us-house-speaker-urges-senators-get-their-ass" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Harry Reid Health John Boehner John Boehner Politics United States House of Representatives AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 22:31:14 +0000 5767846 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama meets with congressional leaders on spending cuts Friday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/obama-meets-congressional-leaders-spending-cuts-friday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will meet with top congressional leaders on Friday to discuss the deep, automatic U.S. government spending cuts slated to go into effect that day, congressional aides said.</p> <p>Obama is set to meet with Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, Democratic Senate Majority leader Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/obama-meets-congressional-leaders-spending-cuts-friday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business John Boehner Mitch McConnell United States House of Representatives Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 15:15:21 +0000 5768536 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Obama to meet with congressional leaders Friday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/urgent-obama-meet-congressional-leaders-friday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>President Barack Obama will hold talks with congressional leaders Friday at the White House to discuss options for avoiding the crippling, across-the-board spending cuts set to kick in from March 1.</p> <p>Republican House Speaker John Boehner and Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell as well as Democratic Senate majority leader Harry Reid and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi will attend the meeting, a congressional aide said. </p> <p>mlm/jm</p> Business Entertainment Environment Health John Boehner Mitch McConnell Politics Social Issues United States House of Representatives AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 15:31:51 +0000 5768571 at http://www.globalpost.com Amid US budget battle, another likely missed deadline http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/amid-us-budget-battle-another-likely-missed-deadline-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Leaders of a divided Congress acknowledged their failure to avert across-the-board spending cuts set to begin Friday, with lawmakers and the White House trading blame for the doomsday scenario that may lie ahead.</p> <p>The only related actions of substance Thursday appeared to be votes on competing Senate bills, one sponsored by Democrats and the other by Republicans, to replace the indiscriminate budget austerity, which both sides wanted to avoid when it was baked into law in 2011, with targeted spending cuts and revenues.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/amid-us-budget-battle-another-likely-missed-deadline-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 112th United States Congress Business Entertainment Environment Health John Boehner Politics Social Issues United States House of Representatives AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 20:00:50 +0000 5770143 at http://www.globalpost.com (Blank Headline Received) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/blank-headline-received-4 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OBAMA TO MAKE STATEMENT AT WHITE HOUSE AT 1135 ET ON BUDGET TALKS-WHITE HOUSE</p> Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Health John Boehner Politics United States United States House of Representatives Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 16:30:07 +0000 5771041 at http://www.globalpost.com