Boehner Snubs Obama, Invites Netanyahu
Bibi’s heading to Washington, but not to the West Wing. Without consulting the president, House Speaker John Boehner invited the Israeli prime minister to speak about Iran in front of a joint session of Congress. The stunning break in protocol coincides with Obama trying to close a nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic — which Netanyahu has fiercely opposed. The speech, to be held on Feb. 11, signals deep divisions between the parties over Iran, as well as a personality clash that will underscore Obama’s homestretch.