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John Boehner's Ohio Republican primary opponent mocks his 'electile dysfunction'

John Boehner's Ohio Republican primary opponent mocks his 'electile dysfunction'

TROY, Ohio, April 15 (UPI) -- House Speaker John Boehner mocked by Ohio Republican primary opponent J.D. Winteregg with "electile dysfunction" ad.
Evan Bleier
GOP: Unemployment insurance won't create jobs

GOP: Unemployment insurance won't create jobs

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- Republicans in the House cheered the March job numbers as proof the lapse in emergency unemployment benefits to the long-term jobless has actually helped more people get back to work.
Gabrielle Levy
New Yorker cover illustrates Obama's healthcare victory

New Yorker cover illustrates Obama's healthcare victory

NEW YORK, April 8 (UPI) -- The new cover of The New Yorker is sparking controversy as it illustrates President Barack Obama's healthcare victory over Republicans.
Aileen Graef
Senate passes bill containing unemployment insurance renewal

Senate passes bill containing unemployment insurance renewal

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- After months of negotiating, the Senate passed the bill containing a provision to renew unemployment insurance benefits to the long-term unemployed.
Gabrielle Levy
Senate moves to limit debate on bill containing EUC

Senate moves to limit debate on bill containing EUC

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- The Senate bill that contains a measure to restart payments for unemployment insurance for the long-term jobless passed its final procedural hurdle Thursday.
Gabrielle Levy
Boehner promises GOP healthcare plan

Boehner promises GOP healthcare plan

April 2 (UPI) -- Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, promised in a press conference that the GOP will think of an alternative to the Affordable Care Act.
Aileen Graef
Supreme Court rules campaign contribution caps unconstitutional

Supreme Court rules campaign contribution caps unconstitutional

April 2 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court Wednesday made one of their most significant campaign finance decisions by declaring caps on campaign contributions unconstitutional.
Aileen Graef
Senate votes to end debate on unemployment insurance extension

Senate votes to end debate on unemployment insurance extension

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- A measure to renew expired unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless took another key step forward in the Senate Wednesday morning.
Gabrielle Levy
Senate to vote on unemployment benefits this week

Senate to vote on unemployment benefits this week

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid moved forward a vote on a bill that would renew unemployment insurance for the long-term jobless Monday.
Gabrielle Levy
D.C. Mayor Vincent Mayor signs bill to decriminalize marijuana

D.C. Mayor Vincent Mayor signs bill to decriminalize marijuana

March 31 (UPI) -- Vincent Gray, the mayor of the nation's capital, signed a bill to decriminalize marijuana earlier today.
Brooks Hays
Unemployment insurance passes test vote in Senate

Unemployment insurance passes test vote in Senate

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- The Senate took another step towards passing an extension on emergency unemployment insurance Thursday, voting 65-34 to begin debate.
Gabrielle Levy
House sneaks Medicare patch in by voice vote

House sneaks Medicare patch in by voice vote

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- Through tricky maneuvering Thursday, House GOP leaders snuck through the so-called "Doc Fix" to prevent a cut in Medicare payments before next week's deadline.
Gabrielle Levy
Obama backs House Dems' immigration push

Obama backs House Dems' immigration push

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama cheered Democrats' efforts to force a vote in the House on an immigration bill over the objections of Speaker John Boehner.
Gabrielle Levy
Conservatives roll out 'bold solution' to circumvent Boehner

Conservatives roll out 'bold solution' to circumvent Boehner

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- A group of House Conservatives ready to push past what they see as ineffective leadership from Speaker John Boehner by introducing their own jobs package.
Gabrielle Levy
Obamacare deadline for signups delayed, sort of

Obamacare deadline for signups delayed, sort of

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- The date for individuals to sign up for insurance through the marketplace has been extended for those who begin, but can't complete enrollment, by March 31.
Gabrielle Levy
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John Andrew Boehner ( /ˈbeɪnər/ bay-nər; born November 17, 1949) is the 61st and current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party, he is the U.S. Representative from Ohio's 8th congressional district, serving since 1991. The district includes several rural and suburban areas near Cincinnati and Dayton, and a small portion of Dayton itself.

Boehner previously served as the House Minority Leader from 2007 until 2011, and House Majority Leader from 2006 until 2007. As Speaker of the House, Boehner is second in line to the presidency of the United States following the Vice President in accordance with the Presidential Succession Act.

Boehner was born in Reading, Ohio, the son of Mary Anne (née Hall) and Earl Henry Boehner, the second of twelve children in a family of German and Irish descent. He grew up in modest circumstances, having shared one bathroom with his eleven siblings in a two-bedroom house in Cincinnati. His parents slept on a pull-out couch. He started working at his family's bar at age 8, a business founded by their grandfather Andy Boehner in 1938. He has lived in Southwest Ohio his entire life. All but two of his siblings still live within a few miles of each other; two are unemployed and most of the others have blue-collar jobs.

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