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John Boehner's Giant SOTU Thumbs Up

Slate Magazine (blog) - 28 Jan 2014
It's how the daughter of a factory worker is CEO of America's largest automaker; how the son of a barkeeper is Speaker of the House; how the son of a single mom can be President of the greatest nation on Earth." ***Follow @JoshVoorhees and the rest of ...
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Speaker of the House of Trump

The Atlantic - 30 May 2017
Speaker of the House of Trump. With a new Trump biography and a six-part lecture series, Newt Gingrich is auditioning for his latest role—defining and interpreting Trumpism. Lucas Jackson / Reuters ...
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Talk of taking on Straus simmering, but nowhere near a full boil

Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog) - 26 Jun 2017
A real race for speaker of the Texas House starts as a rumor — the same sort of talk that marks a false start. And like a lot of things in the Legislature, it's hard to know just what's going on until it's over. This part is true, though: Legislators ...
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House speaker, Trump aides vow tax reform by end of 2017

Reuters - 20 Jun 2017
In a speech to U.S. manufacturers, House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress hoped to complete the job in the autumn, with a new tax system in place by the beginning of 2018.
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House Speaker Joe Straus not falling in line with Abbott, Patrick

San Antonio Express-News (subscription) - 24 Jun 2017
Dan Patrick drive an agenda that would chip away at local officials' control of everything from bathroom regulations to property taxes, House Speaker Joe Straus is talking up the belief that the best government is locally driven. “It may not be popular ...
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Linthicum slams Speaker of the House for derogatory comments

Herald and News - 13 Jun 2017
SALEM — According to the Statesman Journal, Portland Democrat Speaker of the House Tina Kotek said that Republicans will support a resurrection of Measure 97 because of "statesmanship," and the Statesman Journal says Gov. Kate Brown was the ...
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Former House speaker to emcee Fancy Farm Picnic

The Messenger (subscription) - 26 Jun 2017
A former Kentucky House speaker who currently practices law in Glasgow has been chosen as master of ceremonies for August's Fancy Farm Picnic. Bobby Richardson, a Democrat, was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1971. He served as ...
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Why Republicans are struggling mightily to overhaul tax code

PBS NewsHour - 25 Jun 2017
After weeks of private negotiations, the White House and congressional Republicans still don't agree on exactly what they want to accomplish. House Republican leaders are firm that they want to completely overhaul the tax system for businesses and ...
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Ironworker looks to unseat Paul Ryan in 2018

CBS News - 26 Jun 2017
Randy Bryce, an Army veteran and ironworker, has announced that he will challenge Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, in 2018. Bryce, a Democrat who is active on Twitter under the handle @IronStache, has already run for office twice before, ...
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How the BC Speaker should manage a messy House - 20 Jun 2017
Peter Milliken knows a bit about messes. The former Liberal MP was House of Commons' longest-serving Speaker, from 2001 to 2011–a period spanning the minority governments of Liberal Paul Martin and Conservative Stephen Harper. He cast five of the ...

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