Sep 25

Speaker Boehner announces resignation at end of October

WASHINGTON -- With Congress in turmoil, House Speaker John Boehner suddenly informed fellow Republicans on Friday that he would resign at the end of October, stepping aside in the face of hardline conservative opposition that threatens an institutional crisis.

Sep 14

GOP leaders face difficult battle to avert federal shutdown

A band of conservatives say they won't back legislation financing government agencies unless the bill blocks federal payments to Planned Parenthood. A partial shutdown will occur Oct. 1 unless lawmakers provide money to keep government functioning.

Jul 29

Conservative move against Boehner a sign of discontent

WASHINGTON -- An effort by a conservative Republican to strip House Speaker John Boehner of his position as the top House leader is largely symbolic, but is a sign of discontent among the more conservative wing of the House GOP.

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