john-boehner

How the Tea Party broke the Constitution

The American system of government requires compromise. And the tea party is making the GOP incapable of compromising.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Oct 14, 2013

Did John Boehner just end the debt-ceiling fight?

An anonymous Republican congressman says Boehner won't allow default, even if that means relying on Democratic votes.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Oct 3, 2013

Why Boehner doesn’t just ditch the hard right

'What we’re seeing is the collapse of institutional Republican power," says the National Review's Robert Costa.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Oct 1, 2013

John Boehner’s Congress is a train wreck

He's the guy in charge of the worst-performing part of one of the worst-performing Congresses in history

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Sep 20, 2013

John Boehner is being even more irresponsible than Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz is threatening to shut down the government. John Boehner is threatening to cause a global financial crisis.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Sep 20, 2013

Will John Boehner retire in 2014?

If he does, he should pass immigration first.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Sep 5, 2013

A terrifying look into John Boehner’s awful job

This is not a safe way to govern the country.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Aug 14, 2013

How John Boehner became Bob Dole, and Republicans moved far to the right

There was a time when John Boehner was a revolutionary. But now he and his revolutionary colleagues are the establishment.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jul 15, 2013

Is Boehner bluffing on the Hastert rule? Even he doesn’t know.

Will John Boehner break the Hastert rule and bring an immigration reform bill to the floor even if a majority of House Republicans oppose it? Maybe!

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jun 18, 2013

Chart of the day: We won’t have another budget battle until fall

We probably won't have a major budget showdown until September at the earliest.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • May 8, 2013

An excellent point from Speaker John Boehner

"Listen," House Speaker John Boehner said. "It was never a rule to begin with."

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Apr 12, 2013

The strange alliance between John Boehner and liberals

Is House Speaker John Boehner a liberal plant?

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Apr 5, 2013

Why Republicans think they’re winning the ‘fiscal cliff’

As some Republicans see it, they've broken the White House's hardline position on taxes and the debt ceiling. These fiscal cliff negotiations are going better than they possibly could have imagined.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Dec 31, 2012

Did Plan B’s defeat make a December deal more likely?

Some smart analysts think so. But I doubt it.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Dec 21, 2012

Will Boehner’s speakership survive until Plan C?

Plan A failed. Plan B was a humiliation. Plan C, for Boehner, is clearly to pass a compromise with Democratic votes. But will Boehner's speakership last that long?

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Dec 21, 2012

John Boehner’s Plan B would raise taxes on the poor

John Boehner wouldn't just lower taxes on estates and capital gains income. He'd raise them on poor families considerably.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Dec 19, 2012

CHART: All the fiscal cliff offers and counteroffers

Obama and Boehner have exchanged five offers since fiscal cliff talks started. Here they all are, in one easy chart.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Dec 19, 2012

Boehner tries to call a mulligan

This is a more centrist proposal than anything Boehner has offered in public before now. But it's similar to what he offered in his talks with Obama, and to what Bowles offered Republicans during the supercommittee. Which is understandable. Those deals must be looking pretty good to Boehner about now. But they're not available.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Dec 3, 2012

Boehner’s latest tax offer is $150 billion less than he offered in 2011

Boehner is offering $800 billion in tax revenues. That's what he offered a year ago. But because of how the budget works, matching his offer from a year ago would mean putting $950 billion in the table.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Dec 3, 2012

Sorry, Washington: Tax reform won’t do much for growth

The Washington consensus on tax reform is that it'll solve all our problems: It slices, it dices, it cleans up after itself. But that’s not the economic profession’s consensus. If income tax reform solves any problem, it's a political one, not an economic one.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Nov 16, 2012
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