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GOP, Democrats, Obama reach accord on 2-year budget deal

GOP, Democrats, Obama reach accord on 2-year budget deal

The budget deal between congressional leaders and President Barack Obama, aimed at heading off a government shutdown and debt crisis, faces its first hurdle Tuesday when it goes before restive House Republicans, including rebellious arch-conservatives.

US House speaker Boehner to resign next month: Lawmaker

US House Speaker John Boehner, who has spent years pushing back against a rebellious flank long seeking his ouster, told a closed-door meeting on Friday that he will resign next month, a lawmaker said. 

Pope compliments US House Speaker on his tie

Pope Francis liked the US House of Representatives speaker John Boehner`s tie and told him so at their meeting in Washington ahead of his address to the US Congress -- the first by a pontiff.

Pope arrives at US Capitol ahead of speech to Congress

Pope Francis arrived on Capitol Hill Thursday ahead of his historic speech to US lawmakers, the first time the leader of the Roman Catholic Church has addressed a joint meeting of Congress.

US Republicans, pro-Israel groups step up campaign against Iran deal

Top Republicans vowed on Wednesday to do their utmost to scrap President Barack Obama`s nuclear deal with Iran as the biggest pro-Israel lobby prepared for an all-out campaign to pressure wary lawmakers into rejecting the agreement.

Iran deal will fuel nuclear arms race: US House speaker John Boehner

The deal announced by world powers on Tuesday reining in Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief will only "embolden" Tehran and trigger an atomic weapons race, House Speaker John Boehner said.

Barack Obama presses case for Iran nuclear deal in weekly address

 US President Barack Obama assured Americans on Saturday that a newly-negotiated framework for a nuclear pact with Iran was a "good deal" as he sought public support for a diplomatic breakthrough that many in Congress oppose.

US Republicans skeptical, hostile to Iran nuclear deal

US Republicans expressed skepticism about the deal to curb Iran's nuclear programme, with House Speaker John Boehner demanding Congress be allowed to review the accord before crippling economic sanctions are lifted.

Boehner `shocked` by report Israel spied on Iran talks

The top Republican in Congress said Tuesday he was "shocked" by a report that Israel spied on Iranian nuclear talks but insisted he did not know whether information was shared with US lawmakers.

Boehner calls on Hillary Clinton to hand over email server to third party

 US House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday called on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to turn over her personal email server to a neutral third party to decide which of her emails are personal and which are public record.

Half of Americans disapprove of inviting Netanyahu to address Congress

Nearly half of American voters think that US House Speaker John Boehner should not have invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address US Congress without having consulted the White House, according to a new poll released Sunday.

Congress leader slams White House 'animosity' toward Netanyahu

House Speaker John Boehner on Sunday accused the White House of "animosity" towards Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose planned speech before the US Congress has stirred up a political furor in both countries.

Boehner sees call for military authorization Vs Islamic State soon

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday he expects President Barack Obama to seek congressional authorization for using military force against Islamic State soon and also called for speeding up assistance to Jordan.

Israel PM `welcome` to speak in US any time: Kerry

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is welcome to give a speech at "any time" in the United States, top US diplomat John Kerry said on Wednesday.

Counterterror spying foiled US Capitol plot: Boehner

A recently uncovered jihadist-inspired plot by a young American to massacre lawmakers in the US Capitol was discovered thanks to the government`s controversial surveillance programs, House Speaker John Boehner claimed Thursday.

Bartender plotted to kill US House Speaker Boehner: Report

A bartender plotted to murder House Speaker John Boehner after hearing voices in his head telling him that the senior US lawmaker was "the devil," police documents obtained by an Ohio TV station have showed.

Boehner survives conservative challenge, re-elected US House speaker

John Boehner narrowly won a third term as House of Representatives speaker on Tuesday, surviving a stiff challenge from 25 conservative Republicans that may signal a growing split in the party as it takes full control of Congress.

John Boehner re-elected US House speaker

 Republican John Boehner was re-elected and sworn in on Tuesday as speaker of the US House of Representatives, overcoming a surprisingly robust attempt to oust him by two dozen hardcore conservatives.

Republicans vow to fight `illegal` Obama immigration plan

US Republicans offered strident reaction Thursday to President Barack Obama`s unilateral plan to bring millions of undocumented non-citizens out of the shadows and make them eligible for work permits.

US House leader warns Barack Obama: Don't go solo on immigration

The top Republican in Congress on Thursday said it was time to address US immigration reform but warned President Barack Obama would "poison the well" if he acts unilaterally after the Republicans' election victory.