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  • Illustration: Planned Parenthood

    TERRY: Will Boehner defund Planned Parenthood?

    I am dismayed by the premature rejoicing of pro-lifers concerning the passage of H.R. 217, which might result in defunding Planned Parenthood. The bill is a great first legislative step, but it is only a first step. Sadly, it does not deny funding to hospitals that kill unborn babies - just free-standing "clinics." Hence, the bill is clearly targeting Planned Parenthood and leaving the fight over hospitals for another day. That said, I would rejoice if the bill became law, denying Planned Parenthood our money.


  • House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, had "no comment" when asked by reporters over the weekend if he would seek to get the Senate to restore funding for a defense contract in his congressional district that was cut in the House. (Associated Press)

    In House debate, pet projects euthanized

    After more than 100 votes in four days, the lesson from last week's spending debate in the House is that nobody's pet projects are safe anymore.


  • Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, is chairman of the House Budget Committee.

    Budget deadlock points to government shutdown

    Members of both parties in Congress said they want to avoid a government shutdown but remained at an impasse Sunday as Republicans insisted on cuts in any stopgap spending measure while Democrats said that would threaten the economic recovery.


  • House Speaker John A. Boehner, here surrounded by D.C. voting rights demonstrators, said Thursday, "When we say we're going to cut spending, read my lips: We're going to cut spending." (PRNEWSFOTO/DC Vote)

    Boehner, on spending, gives own 'Read my lips' pledge

    Making a "read-my-lips" promise, Speaker John A. Boehner said Thursday that House Republicans will produce a budget this year that reins in entitlements and cuts spending, upping the ante on President Obama, who declined to tackle those long-term fiscal problems in the budget he sent to Congress on Monday.


  • MOVERS: Republican leaders in the House leave a luncheon with President Obama on Wednesday. From left are: Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of California and Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia. They discussed spending and the national debt. (Associated Press)

    LAMBRO: A messy House

    House Speaker John A. Boehner has reintroduced a welcome if sometimes messy change in what once was known as "the people's House": the right to amend pending legislation.


  • House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, holds up the gavel during the first session of the 112th Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Facts show Obama a Christian citizen, Boehner says

    House Speaker John A. Boehner on Sunday said Americans have a right to think what they want to think, even when they are wrong about President Obama's citizenship and his religion.


  • **FILE** House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, holds up the gavel during his acceptance speech on Jan. 5 at the first session of the 112th Congress on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

    Boehner: U.S. handled Egypt crisis as best it could

    House Speaker John A. Boehner on Sunday questioned why assessments by U.S. intelligence did not appear to be ahead of the upheaval in Egypt, though he said the Obama administration responded appropriately to the crisis.


  • Lee, scandalized, fell in a Washington flash

    He was a rising star in Congress at lunchtime _ and out of office by dinner.


  • On NBC's "Meet the Press," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, on Sunday said, "I think the president needs to be more bold" in addressing the massive federal deficit, including entitlements, in a collaborative effort. (NBC via Associated Press)

    GOP to Obama: Help us reduce deficit

    The Republican leaders of the House and Senate suggested Sunday the only way to reduce the U.S. deficit, including federal entitlement programs, is through a bipartisan effort that includes Republicans working directly with President Obama.


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