John Boehner http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19738/all en Chuck Todd Scolds Boehner’s Decision To ‘Antagonize’ Israel-U.S. Relations http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chuck-todd-scolds-boehners-decision-antagonize-israel-us-relations <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Sunday’s&nbsp;<em>Meet the Press</em>, moderator Chuck Todd took House Speaker John Boehner to task for inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress without notifying the White House ahead of time.&nbsp;</p><p>During an interview with Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI),&nbsp;<strong>Todd accused Boehner of trying to “antagonize the relationship between the two sides" and wondered "is that worth doing?”&nbsp;</strong></p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/132586" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><div class='signature'><p>— Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/JeffreyPMeyer" target="_blank">Follow Jeffrey Meyer on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chuck-todd-scolds-boehners-decision-antagonize-israel-us-relations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Benjamin Netanyahu Chuck Todd John Boehner Meet the Press NBC Sun, 01 Feb 2015 17:33:19 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 48136 at http://www.mrc.org Campbell Brown Jabs Boehner and McConnell for ‘Whining’ About Obama in 60 Minutes Interview http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/campbell-brown-jabs-boehner-and-mcconnell-whining-about-obama-60-minutes-interview <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Filling in for John Heilemann on the Monday edition of Bloomberg’s&nbsp;<em>With All Due Respect</em>, Campbell Brown took a shot at House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for&nbsp;<strong>“whining about President Obama”</strong>&nbsp;in an interview that aired Sunday on CBS’s&nbsp;<em>60 Minutes</em>.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/campbell-brown-jabs-boehner-and-mcconnell-whining-about-obama-60-minutes-interview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama bloomberg BloombergTV Campbell Brown congress Conservatives and Republicans John Boehner Liberals & Democrats Mark Halperin Mitch McConnell President Barack Obama President Obama Senate Speaker John Boehner with all due respect Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:08:25 +0000 curtis.houck 48116 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Ignore Obama’s Decision to Back Down from Plan to Tax 529 College Savings Accounts http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-obamas-decision-back-down-plan-tax-529-college-savings-accounts <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In a reversal of a key proposal from his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.cnbc.com/id/102355633" href="http://www.cnbc.com/id/102355633" target="_blank">moved</a>&nbsp;on Tuesday to drop the plan to tax 529 college-savings accounts after outcry from members of both parties and a direct appeal on Air Force One from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-obamas-decision-back-down-plan-tax-529-college-savings-accounts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Bias by Omission Bret Baier cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley College Conservatives and Republicans FNC Fox News Channel Higher Education John Boehner Liberals & Democrats Nancy Pelosi NBC News NBC Nightly News New York Times personalfinance President Barack Obama President Obama Special Report State of the Union World News Tonight Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:19:33 +0000 curtis.houck 48106 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Host Scott Pelley Asks John Boehner ‘Do You Practice That Scowl?' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-host-scott-pelley-asks-john-boehner-do-you-practice-scowl <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Following President Obama’s State of the Union address on January 20, Speaker of the House John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sat down with Scott Pelley,&nbsp;<em>CBS Evening News</em>&nbsp;anchor, for an exclusive interview that aired on Sunday’s<em>&nbsp;60 Minutes</em>.&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/JeffreyPMeyer" target="_blank">Follow Jeffrey Meyer on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-host-scott-pelley-asks-john-boehner-do-you-practice-scowl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 60 Minutes CBS News John Boehner Mitch McConnell Scott Pelley Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:00:04 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 48092 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Fret Conservatives Posed ‘a Thorny Obstacle’ for Boehner; Will Force Him to be ‘More Confrontational’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-fret-conservatives-posed-thorny-obstacle-boehner-will-force-him-be-more-confront <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Tuesday night, each of the major broadcast networks devoted time to covering the swearing in of the 114th Congress and the race for House Speaker that saw John Boehner retain his post, but not without 25 conservatives <a target="_blank" href="http://dailysignal.com/2015/01/06/25-republicans-not-vote-john-boehner/">voting in dissent</a> against the incumbent Republican.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-fret-conservatives-posed-thorny-obstacle-boehner-will-force-him-be-more-confront" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley congress Conservatives and Republicans David Muir John Boehner Jonathan Karl Kelly O'Donnell keystone pipeline Liberals & Democrats Nancy Cordes NBC News NBC Nightly News Scott Pelley Senate Speaker John Boehner World News Tonight Wed, 07 Jan 2015 03:33:36 +0000 curtis.houck 47950 at http://www.mrc.org NBC and ABC Tout Democrats' 'Anger' at Budget Bill; Omit GOP Complaints http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-and-abc-tout-democrats-anger-budget-bill-omit-gop-complaints <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/2014-12-10-ABC-WNT-Muir.jpg" style="float: right;" height="158" width="280" />The Wednesday editions of <em>NBC Nightly News</em> and ABC's <em>World News Tonight</em> both spotlighted many Democratic lawmakers' objections to portions of a proposed budget compromise in Congress.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-and-abc-tout-democrats-anger-budget-bill-omit-gop-complaints" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Brian Williams Budget cbs CBS Evening News congress David Muir Elizabeth Warren John Boehner Kelly O'Donnell Michelle Obama Nancy Pelosi NBC NBC Nightly News World News Tonight Thu, 11 Dec 2014 01:45:15 +0000 matthew.balan 47834 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Plays Up Both Sides as 'Digging In'; Ignores Obama's Coolness to GOP Policy Goals http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-plays-both-sides-digging-ignores-obamas-coolness-gop-policy-goals <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Thursday night,&nbsp;<em>NBC Nightly News</em>&nbsp;played up the current political state of affairs in Washington as both Republicans and Democrats having&nbsp;<strong>“dug in”</strong>&nbsp;to their policy preferences, but focused only on how Republicans want to repeal&nbsp;<strong>“the President’s signature accomplishment”</strong>&nbsp;and are angered that he will go through with an executive order on illegal immigration.&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-plays-both-sides-digging-ignores-obamas-coolness-gop-policy-goals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Congressional Barack Obama Brian Williams Chris Jansing John Boehner NBC News NBC Nightly News President Barack Obama President Obama Speaker John Boehner Fri, 07 Nov 2014 05:46:45 +0000 curtis.houck 47564 at http://www.mrc.org Cordes Hypes New Conservatives on Boehner's 'Far Right Flank' as Destructive on Illegal Immigration http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cordes-hypes-new-conservatives-boehners-far-right-flank-destructive-illegal-immigration <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>During Thursday’s&nbsp;<em>CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley</em>, Nancy Cordes continued to disparage conservatives, as she referred to some of the newly elected House of Representatives members as being to Speaker John Boehner’s&nbsp;<strong>“far right flank”&nbsp;</strong>and joining returning Representatives who stifled&nbsp;<strong>“Boehner’s own attempts”&nbsp;</strong>to address illegal immigration (that President Obama is expected to&nbsp;act upon&nbsp;soon in an&nbsp;executive order).&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cordes-hypes-new-conservatives-boehners-far-right-flank-destructive-illegal-immigration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Congressional cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley congress Conservatives and Republicans Far Right Illegal Immigration John Boehner Nancy Cordes Scott Pelley Speaker John Boehner Fri, 07 Nov 2014 02:17:45 +0000 curtis.houck 47563 at http://www.mrc.org Nancy Cordes Badgers Speaker Boehner on ‘Hell No’ Members of GOP Caucus http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nancy-cordes-badgers-speaker-boehner-hell-no-members-gop-caucus <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>During his post-election news&nbsp;conference, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was repeatedly pressed by CBS News reporter Nancy Cordes about “a new crop of conservatives coming into the House” who she implied Boehner would have trouble managing.</p><p><strong>The CBS reporter asked Boehner “so the hell no caucus as you’ve put it is getting bigger and some of them don’t think you’re conservative enough. How do you deal&nbsp;with them differently than you did in the last Congress?”</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/JeffreyPMeyer" target="_blank">Follow Jeffrey Meyer on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nancy-cordes-badgers-speaker-boehner-hell-no-members-gop-caucus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 midterms cbs John Boehner Nancy Cordes Thu, 06 Nov 2014 19:22:05 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47557 at http://www.mrc.org Only CBS Covers Latest on Boehner Lawsuit Against Obama, Labels it 'Very Unusual' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/only-cbs-covers-latest-boehner-lawsuit-against-obama-labels-it-very-unusual <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> On Friday, only <em>CBS This Morning</em> covered the latest developments on House Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against President Obama over a 2013 executive order delaying the ObamaCare employer mandate. [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-07-11-CBS-TM-Cordes.mp3">the audio</a></em>] NBC's <em>Today </em>and ABC's <em>Good Morning America</em> completely ignored Boehner's office releasing the House resolution to sue the President.<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/only-cbs-covers-latest-boehner-lawsuit-against-obama-labels-it-very-unusual" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama CBS This Morning John Boehner Lawsuit Nancy Cordes Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:41:05 +0000 kyle.drennen 46675 at http://www.mrc.org Chris Matthews Proclaims Boehner Lawsuit Occurs ‘In Third World Countries Before They Have a Coup’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chris-matthews-proclaims-boehner-lawsuit-occurs-third-world-countries-they-have-coup <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Chris Matthews’ disdain for House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and his decision to sue President Obama over his use of executive orders reached a fever pitch on his&nbsp;<em>Hardball</em>&nbsp;program Monday night.&nbsp;</p><p>Speaking to David Corn of the liberal&nbsp;<em>Mother Jones</em>&nbsp;and Howard Fineman of&nbsp;<em>The Huffington Post</em>,&nbsp;<strong>Matthews maintained that Speaker Boehner’s lawsuit “is the kind of Mickey Mouse that goes on in third world countries before they have a coup because people were just sick of it.”</strong>&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/JeffreyPMeyer" target="_blank">Follow Jeffrey Meyer on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/chris-matthews-proclaims-boehner-lawsuit-occurs-third-world-countries-they-have-coup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chris Matthews David Corn Hardball Howard Fineman John Boehner MSNBC Tue, 08 Jul 2014 01:35:26 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46636 at http://www.mrc.org David Gregory to Reince Priebus: Isn’t Boehner Lawsuit ‘Just to Gin Up the Base In the Midterms?’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/david-gregory-reince-priebus-isnt-boehner-lawsuit-just-gin-base-midterms <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>NBC’s David Gregory did his best to dismiss Speaker of the House John Boehner’s soon-to-be lawsuit against President Obama, dismissing it as a “political stunt.”</p><p>During an interview with Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, on<em>&nbsp;Meet the Press</em>&nbsp;on Sunday, June 29,&nbsp;<strong>Gregory insisted that the lawsuit had no real merit and wondered: “Isn’t this just to gin up the base in the midterms?”&nbsp;</strong></p><p align="center"><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/127972" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><div class='signature'><p>— Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/JeffreyPMeyer" target="_blank">Follow Jeffrey Meyer on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/david-gregory-reince-priebus-isnt-boehner-lawsuit-just-gin-base-midterms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division David Gregory John Boehner Meet the Press Reince Priebus Sun, 29 Jun 2014 15:13:12 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46585 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Finally Covers House Speaker's Lawsuit Against Obama Administration http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-finally-covers-house-speakers-lawsuit-against-obama-administration <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="width: 280px; height: 158px; float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-06-26-CBS-TM-ODonnell.JPG" />CBS lifted its blackout of House Speaker John Boehner's planned lawsuit against the Obama White House with a 15-second news brief on Thursday's <em>CBS This Morning</em>. The network follows in the footsteps of NBC, which first mentioned the story a day earlier on Wednesday's <em>Today</em>, and ABC on Wednesday's <em>World News</em>.<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-finally-covers-house-speakers-lawsuit-against-obama-administration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama cbs CBS Evening News CBS This Morning congress Good Morning America John Boehner NBC Norah O'Donnell Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:59:07 +0000 matthew.balan 46571 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Maintains Blackout on Speaker Boehner's Lawsuit Against Obama White House http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-maintains-blackout-speaker-boehners-lawsuit-against-obama-white-house <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-06-25-NBC-NN-Williams.JPG" style="width: 280px; height: 158px; float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" />Wednesday's <em>CBS Evening News</em> ignored House Speaker John Boehner's announcement that he will file a lawsuit against the Obama administration over its use of executive orders.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-maintains-blackout-speaker-boehners-lawsuit-against-obama-white-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News congress Diane Sawyer John Boehner NBC NBC Nightly News World News Thu, 26 Jun 2014 02:08:39 +0000 matthew.balan 46566 at http://www.mrc.org ABC, CBS Skip Coverage of Boehner’s Obama Lawsuit; NBC Devotes Only 19 Seconds to Story http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-cbs-skip-coverage-boehners-obama-lawsuit-nbc-devotes-only-19-seconds-story <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Wednesday, NBC’s&nbsp;<em>Today</em>&nbsp;was the only broadcast network morning news show to give coverage to House Speaker John Boehner’s lawsuit against President Obama. Today devoted 19 seconds to the story, while both ABC and CBS ignored it completely.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-cbs-skip-coverage-boehners-obama-lawsuit-nbc-devotes-only-19-seconds-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs CBS This Morning Good Morning America John Boehner NBC Peter Alexander Today Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:21:58 +0000 curtis.houck 46563 at http://www.mrc.org