Rep. John Boehner
Jan 5, 2011 — As expected, the Ohio Republican has been elected speaker of the House, taking over from California Democrat Nancy Pelosi.
Jan 5, 2011 — In his first speech as speaker, Boehner will promise to run a more open House and respect Democrats. He also makes the respectful nod to the power of the people and says that Congress can no longer avoid acting on the nation's fiscal problems.
Jan 5, 2011 — The 112th Congress which opens Wednesday represents the return of Republicans to legislative power since 2006. Rep. John Boehner will become speaker which means he will drive the House's agenda.
Jan 3, 2011 — As a new year kicks off, many eyes are on Washington — where the new Congress convenes on Wednesday with Republicans in charge of the House and a narrower majority for the Democrats in the Senate. Austerity is the word of the week in D.C.
Dec 3, 2010 — Worse jobless numbers were used to partisan advantage by top GOP leaders and White House officials.
Nov 30, 2010 — The president met with Congressional leaders at the White House — the first such gathering since the midterm elections.
Nov 29, 2010 — Boehner invited new GOP governors to DC to show that his party has grassroots ideas. It's another way for Republicans to position themselves against Washington which is usually a fairly popular position for politicians to take.
Nov 29, 2010 — Obama's plan to freeze the pay of federal civilian workers was either welcomed or panned, depending. The largest union of federal workers accused the president of panicking. Meanwhile, future House Speaker John Boehner claimed it was a GOP idea.
Nov 4, 2010 — The president said he invited both Democratic and Republican leaders to the White House. He also said he wanted to avoid gridlock, especially since the U.S.' economic competitors will continue making progress over the next two years.
Nov 3, 2010 — The House Minority Leader, who's in line to the Speaker, says the GOP will focus on cutting government spending and creating jobs.