By: Erica Lampert ~Staff Writer~ John Boehner, former politician and House Speaker, has taken on a new task by becoming a director at the Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) tobacco company. Boehner said in an interview with POLITICO that he was having trouble adjusting to the retired life and claimed he’s been doing “a lot of laundry” since he left Congress. He also said he has spent too much time ironing and vacuuming his floors. He hopes the new position might put some movement back into his life. “It’s weird,” Boehner said. “No job, no office, hardly any staff. I’m used … Continue reading Former House Speaker John Boehner joins tobacco company
By: James Neyer ~Staff Writer~ Speaker John Boehner announced his resignation from congress at a news conference in the Capitol on Sept. 25. He will officially leave his position at the end of October. Boehner has been speaker since 2011 and in congress since 1991. This decision came after Boehner had a private meeting with Pope Francis the night before. While complaints have been raised by fellow Republicans in regard to Boehner wishing to avert a government shutdown, the decision came as a shock to many. When he made the decision to resign, Boehner did not consult many. “So before … Continue reading Boehner resigns after meeting with Pope
By: Andrew Koch ~Editor-in-Chief~ The Republicans picked up six Senate seats to gain majorities in both the Senate and the House of Representatives for the first time since 2006. While Democrats have had a majority in the Senate since the 2008 elections, Republicans were able to wrest control of the Senate by winning seven seats in Arkansas, West Virginia, South Dakota, Montana, Colorado, Iowa and North Carolina. The GOP maintains its majority in the House, which it has held since the 2010 midterm elections. In local races, incumbent Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH), who represented Ohio’s 1st District from 1994 to … Continue reading America sees red: Republicans take Senate, retain House in midterms
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