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speakership

spee ker ship

  • n  the position of Speaker

  • A 38-year veteran of the state legislature, Craddick assumed the speakership in 2003, the first Republican since Reconstruction to do so.
  • He has earned the speakership.
  • He will lose his speakership.
News & Articles

  • Boehner: 'I get a lot of hatchets'
    Despite party challenges over immigration, Boehner is confident he will retain the speakership.
    June 20, 2013 - Politico
  • Boehner Seeks To Reassure House GOP On Immigration
    Faced with the threat of mutiny for what seems like the umpteenth time during his speakership, John Boehner moved to mollify fellow Republicans on Tuesday, saying immigration legislation would need the support of a majority of the House GOP before it could be brought to a floor vote. After emerging from a meeting with House Republicans, following days of warnings by conservatives that the Ohio ...
    June 18, 2013 - KERA North Texas
  • Boehner Faces Leadership Test on Farm Bill
    Speaker John A. Boehner faces one of his first big leadership tests of the year as he brings a farm bill to the floor this week amid opposition from a host of powerful conservative advocacy groups that have frequently bedeviled his speakership.
    June 18, 2013 - CQ Politics
Quotes

  • Gordon Prentice in The Herald
    Gordon Prentice, a Labour signatory, added: "I don't think Speaker Martin will survive this week. It is our parliament and our Speakership, not his."
  • Salvatore DiMasi in MSNBC
    I hope you realize when I came in that under my speakership there's going to be a lot of hugging going on,DiMasi said.
  • Maxine Waters in Slate
    We told them we don't want them to be in a position of undermining Nancy's speakership,said California Rep. Maxine Waters, a hardcore war opponent.

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