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112th Congress convenes; Boehner elected speaker

Newly elected speaker John Boehner hailed the Republican Party's return to control of the House Wednesday, vowing a more open legislative process but acknowledging... Read more »

Jan. 5, 2011


GOP takes charge: New Speaker Boehner leads House

Claiming power beneath the Capitol dome, resurgent Republicans gained control of the House of Representatives on Wednesday as the 112th Congress convened in an era of... Read more »

Jan. 5, 2011


Boehner moved to tears as he moves to speakership

The chin started trembling partway down the center aisle as the applause rose to a roar. John Boehner, the emotional Ohioan about to become the House's new speaker,... Read more »

Jan. 5, 2011

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Taking the House, GOP primes for fight with Obama

Ascending to speaker of the House, Rep. John Boehner is ready to take the gavel from Democrat Nancy Pelosi, vowing to "give government back to the people" and bring an... Read more »

Jan. 5, 2011


New lawmakers get ready to govern, compromise

The office name plates are posted, key committee assignments doled out and the staff members are — more or less — in place. For the history-making class of... Read more »

Jan. 4, 2011


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