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Boehner Visits Louisville Today

by admin on October 31, 2011

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Oh., is visiting Louisville on Monday to speak at the University of Louisville’s McConnell Center as part of its fall lecture series.

When the GOP took control of the House in 2010 with the help of the Tea Party, the Ohio congressman became one of the most powerful and influential Republicans in Washington. For most the year, Boehner jousted with President Barack Obama and stood against his agenda.

U of L political science professor Dewey Clayton says Boehner’s tenure, however, has been defined by tussles with the Tea Party as much as with President Obama.

“Oftentimes it has sort of thwarted his ability to lead and round up the troops like he’s wanted to. So in many instances when Boehner was negotiating various things it appeared as though he was being held hostage by the Tea Party. And sometimes he had to back down on various deals because they had compromised his position,” he says.

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McCain To Speak At U Of L

by Rick Howlett October 28, 2009

UPDATE 10/30/09:  All the tickets for this event have been distributed. U.S. Senator John McCain of Arizona will speak at the University of Louisville next month. Dr. Gary Gregg, the director of U of L’s McConnell Center, says the former G-O-P presidential nominee will deliver a public talk on the morning of November 11.   […]

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