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The deal marks outgoing House Speaker John A. Boehner's last chance to try to win cuts to entitlement spending. Mr. Boehner had promised to try to "clean the barn" of thorny issues so his successor could have smoother sailing. (Associated Press)

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Rep. Mark Meadows, North Carolina Republican, filed a motion to "vacate the chair," which could force a no-confidence vote by the full chamber and result in the removal of John A. Boehner as House Speaker. (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, last week brushed aside questions about the Confederate battle flag, saying conversations are continuing. He said Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, California Republican, was his point man on the matter. (Associated Press)

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"Listen, this is one member," House Speaker John A. Boehner said at his weekly press conference at the Capitol. "I've got broad support among my colleagues. And frankly, it isn't even deserving of a vote." (Associated Press)

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The House has shown it can strike bipartisan deals, and indeed, two of the biggest bills this year have been driven by House Speaker John A. Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi: They personally signed off on the Medicare fix deal and backed the bipartisan coalition that wrote the bill stopping the National Security Agency's phone-snooping program. (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, "has endeavored to consolidate power and centralize decision-making, bypassing the majority of the 435 Members of Congress and the people they represent," said Rep. Mark Meadows, North Carolina Republican, in his motion. (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner is open to the option of having the entire chamber subpoena Hillary Rodham Clinton's email server. (Associated Press)

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The Medicare bill that patched a 1997 law that was about to foist a 21 percent pay cut on doctors was the product of negotiations between the unlikely duo of House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat. (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi reached a rare bipartisan accord with last month's passage of H.R. 2, which reforms Medicare physician reimbursements. (Associated Press)

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The spending fights will make it tough for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John A. Boehner to cobble a coalition able to pass a budget, and they are unlikely to get any help from Democrats, who have slammed the twin GOP proposals released this week — one for the House and one for the Senate — as "warmed-over stew." (Associated Press)

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Rank-and-file Republicans are openly contemplating a coup against House Speaker John A. Boehner and his top lieutenants after a series of self-inflicted legislative fumbles and political defeats in the first weeks of the congressional session. (Associated Press)

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Lonely at the top: House Speaker John A. Boehner isn't listening to some rank-and-file members, says a band of conservatives in the Freedom Caucus. (Associated Press)

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"Remember what's causing this, it's the president of the United States overreaching and it's not just on immigration," House Speaker John A. Boehner said on CBS's "Face the Nation." (Associated Press)

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech has deeply divided the capital city, with President Obama criticizing House Speaker John A. Boehner for extending the invitation and the White House saying it broke protocol and could be seen as interfering in Israel's looming elections. (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner told fellow Republicans in a closed-door meeting that keeping the Homeland Security Department open with a three-week funding bill would strengthen their bargaining position, according to lawmakers in attendance. (Associated Press photographs)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner ultimately relied on Democrats to pass the legislation, sending a bill to Mr. Obama's desk that provided $40 billion to fund the Department of Homeland Security for the rest of the fiscal year without restricting the president's immigration actions. (Associated Press)

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John A. Boehner have tussled with their right flank over how best to advance a conservative agenda at the Capitol. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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House Speaker John A. Boehner said that after the upcoming GOP House retreat, the Republicans will have a better plan on how to cancel out President Obama's amnesty. (Associated Press)

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Give and Take: House Speaker John A. Boehner took the gavel and gave a kiss to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi during the opening session of the 114th Congress.

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House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio administered the oath of office to newly elected members of the 114th Congress, as Republicans assumed control of both chambers for the first time in eight years. Mr. Boehner began his third term as speaker. (Associated Press)