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New Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-OH, takes the gavel from outgoing Speaker (now Minority Leader) Nancy Pelosi, D-CA.
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January 5, 2011 As expected, the Ohio Republican has been elected speaker of the House, taking over from California Democrat Nancy Pelosi.
January 5, 2011 In his first speech as speaker, Boehner will promise to run a more open House and respect Democrats. He also makes the respectful nod to the power of the people and says that Congress can no longer avoid acting on the nation's fiscal problems.
January 5, 2011 The 112th Congress which opens Wednesday represents the return of Republicans to legislative power since 2006. Rep. John Boehner will become speaker which means he will drive the House's agenda.
Rep. John Boehner, R-OH, becomes speaker of the House this week.
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January 3, 2011 As a new year kicks off, many eyes are on Washington -- where the new Congress convenes on Wednesday with Republicans in charge of the House and a narrower majority for the Democrats in the Senate. Austerity is the word of the week in D.C.
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December 3, 2010 Worse jobless numbers were used to partisan advantage by top GOP leaders and White House officials.
President Obama as he arrived at today's event in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
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November 30, 2010 The president met with Congressional leaders at the White House -- the first such gathering since the midterm elections.
November 29, 2010 Boehner invited new GOP governors to DC to show that his party has grassroots ideas. It's another way for Republicans to position themselves against Washington which is usually a fairly popular position for politicians to take.
November 29, 2010 Obama's plan to freeze the pay of federal civilian workers was either welcomed or panned, depending. The largest union of federal workers accused the president of panicking. Meanwhile, future House Speaker John Boehner claimed it was a GOP idea.
November 4, 2010 The president said he invited both Democratic and Republican leaders to the White House. He also said he wanted to avoid gridlock, especially since the U.S.' economic competitors will continue making progress over the next two years.
House Republican Leader John Boehner of Ohio, right, and Republican Whip Eric Cantor of Virginia met with reporters in Washington this morning.
November 3, 2010 The House Minority Leader, who's in line to the Speaker, says the GOP will focus on cutting government spending and creating jobs.
November 1, 2010 The president's opponents sought to make him look unAmerican for using the word. He was actually talking referring to opponents of immigration reform as enemies of Latino voters.
September 8, 2010 Perhaps signaling a new tactic, President Obama criticized Rep. John Boehner by name, apparently deciding that the best way to deal with the GOP opposition was to personalize it in order to give voters a choice of personalities.
June 15, 2010 Republicans Accuse President Obama Of Oil-Spill Politics
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