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  • September 30, 2015

    The House Republican civil war, explained

    The rebels in the House GOP won't win power, but the establishment can't annihilate them, either.

  • September 29, 2015

    The next government shutdown fight, explained

    John Boehner saved the US from a shutdown. But only for a few months.

  • September 25, 2015

    This chart shows how little Congress acted while John Boehner was speaker

    Congress enacted a lower percentage of bills during his two full terms as House speaker than at any time in the previous 40 years.

  • September 25, 2015

    Kevin McCarthy will (probably) be the next House speaker. The real race may be for No. 2.

    The conservative Freedom Caucus is likely to focus on getting one of its own elevated to majority leader, the No. 2 spot in the GOP hierarchy.

  • September 25, 2015

    Watch live: John Boehner's press conference about his resignation from Congress

    He made the shocking announcement Friday morning.

  • September 25, 2015

    John Boehner’s legacy: gigantic cuts to federal spending

    $3.2 trillion is a LOT of cuts.

  • September 25, 2015

    John Boehner's resignation, explained

    Once viewed as a mediocrity, the speaker gained broad respect even while losing the support of his base.

  • September 25, 2015

    John Boehner's tenure as speaker of the House, explained in 9 conservative revolts

    His real legacy: keeping the government working when his party's conservative wing wanted him to shut it down.

  • September 25, 2015

    Here's how the House will choose John Boehner's replacement

    It will be in public, and Democrats will get to vote too.

  • September 25, 2015

    John Boehner's candid 2014 interview with Jay Leno shows why he's quitting now

    The 2013 shutdown, Boehner said, "was a very predictable disaster."

  • September 25, 2015

    John Boehner wasn't the speaker Republicans wanted. He was the speaker they needed.

    Just look at his record.

  • September 25, 2015

    One tweet that shows why John Boehner's resigning

    Here's how a room of conservative Christian activists greeted the news.

  • September 25, 2015

    John Boehner will resign from Congress in October

    Boehner isn't just giving up his speakership – he's leaving Congress altogether.

  • September 16, 2015

    The revolt against John Boehner: Worst. Plan. Ever.

    The plot to oust Boehner is a laughable legislative strategy. The rebels cannot guarantee a vote, cannot be sure of Democrats’ help, and would rupture the system of selecting speakers, all in the quest for policies they cannot attain.

  • September 10, 2015

    Trump: Boehner is "very disappointing in terms of his vigor"

    The Donald loves to challenge other men's energy levels. The House speaker is his latest victim.

  • September 9, 2015

    Tea Party Republicans want to fire John Boehner

    The Speaker of the House has been holding back a rebellion for years. Now he's facing a possible coup.

  • July 29, 2015

    John Boehner will survive this weak coup attempt, explained

    And 9 more things you should know before you start the day.