Speaker John Boehner shocked the political establishment when he announced will step down. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Mara Liasson about what it means for Congress and Republicans.
Being Speaker of the House is a thankless job these days. A public that distrusts Washington and a sharply polarized Congress helped make it particularly hard for John Boehner.
Pennsylvania Democrat Bob Brady eyed Pope Francis' water during the pontiff's congressional address. When Francis left it, Brady took it, brought it back to his office and drank it.
Religious conservatives gathered in Washington, D.C., for the annual Values Voter Summit, where they heard from several Republican presidential candidates and celebrated Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis.
In House Speaker John Boehner's conservative Ohio district, reactions to his resignation show a tug-of-war between different poles of a sharply divided Republican Party.
Davis was honored at the Values Voter summit Friday in Washington, where she had lots of fans. The Kentucky clerk went to jail after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
House Speaker John Boehner's resignation from Congress was embraced as a victory by the right wing of the Republican Party. Social conservatives celebrated the news at a conference in Washington.
House Speaker John Boehner shocked Washington on Friday when he said he would leave Congress by the end of October. NPR's Scott Simon talks to correspondent Sue Davis about what's next for House Republicans.
The former Hewlett-Packard CEO defended her business record in the latest Republican presidential debate. But is her past an asset or a hindrance?
John Boehner isn't new to crying. But this week, with some help from the pontiff, we may have reached peak #BoehnerTears.
No, Trump is not a member of the House. But that doesn't matter. The Constitution does not actually require the speaker to be a member — only to be elected by a majority of those who are.
The State Department announced that there were personal messages exchanged between Hillary Clinton and retired Gen. David Petraeus as well as 962 previously undisclosed emails relating to Libya.
First lady Michelle Obama took her Chinese counterpart, Peng Liyuan, to visit the pandas at the National Zoo — and revealed the baby panda's new name: Bei Bei.
As House Speaker John Boehner steps down, NPR's Brian Naylor offers a look at how Boehner shaped, and struggled with, the institution he loved — the U.S. House of Representatives.
Several GOP presidential candidates are speaking at the Values Voter Summit, where Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, will be honored.
House Speaker John Boehner delivered remarks to the press Friday on his decision to resign, and President Obama offered comments on the resignation, as well.
President Obama called House Speaker John Boehner a "good man" and reflected on what his resignation says about the political climate in Washington. Obama's remarks came during a news conference with China's president.
Political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss Speaker John Boehner's decision to resign from Congress, as well as the pope's visit.
House Speaker John Boehner will resign his leadership position at October's end; he also plans to resign his seat in the House. What does this mean for Congress, as a possible federal shutdown looms?
House Speaker John Boehner announced he is stepping down at the end of October. Rank-and-file conservatives reacted with glee again highlighting the sharp GOP divide.