John F. Tierney in the 6th Congressional District. What is known is that Democrats plan to hold a news conference outside the Harvard Downtown Club in Boston, where Boehner is scheduled to attend a morning fundraiser for Tisei, a former state Senate minority leader from Wakefield. State Democratic Party Chairman John Walsh said he and other Tierney supporters will be outside the Federal Street club to discuss Tisei's ties to GOP positions on such hot-button social issues as opposition to legal abortion and same-sex marriage. Tisei, who is openly gay and opposed to some GOP platform issues, supports abortion rights and same-sex marriage. Tisei has said that the national Republican platform "espouses beliefs that exclude many in our party," including some of his views.
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Boehner disclosed his decision less than 24 hours after he reveled in the first-ever papal speech to a joint session of Congress, something he has dreamed of for 20 years — and as the government was on the verge of another shutdown, with Boehner's fractious caucus battling over a bill to fund the government beyond Sept. Editorial: Boehner departure a blow for US. When he was first elected speaker in , Boehner said, he had only planned to serve two terms in that leadership role.
The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery on Tuesday night removed a piece of video art, A Fire in My Belly by the late artist David Wojnarowicz, which contains a crucifix with ants crawling on it and intermingles LGBT themes with Christianity, after complaints from Catholic groups and conservative politicians. Representative John Boehner, Speaker of the House as of January 3, and Representative Eric Cantor, who will be the second-ranking member of House GOP leadership, encouraged the removal of the video, and the two are now encouraging the Smithsonian to remove the entire exhibit. TBD reported:. Just hide your Hockneys and Warhols.