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Boehner Re-Elected as Speaker

John Boehner was elected Thursday to a second term as House speaker, despite misgivings by some conservatives about his handling of the fiscal crisis negotiations. 

The Ohio congressman, now in his 12th term in the House, was re-elected with 220 votes. He endured nine defections from the Republican ranks, but was able to just clear the 214-vote threshold he needed to avoid a second round of balloting. 

Source: Fox News. Read full article. (link)

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  • RBS||

    The fact that he keeps getting re-elected tells you all you need to know about mainstream Republican politicians.