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It’s official: Speaker Boehner, Weaker Pelosi

If you missed C-SPAN the past half hour, you missed some high drama and comedy. As expected, of course, GOP House Leader John Boehner is now Speaker Boehner with 241 votes. Outgoing Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is now Weaker Pelosi, with 173 votes in her favor — and 19 notable protest votes against her [...]
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House Democrats still saying 'no' to Boehner's 3-week Homeland Security funding bill

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (17 hours ago)

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Boehner becomes speaker; Pelosi draws opposition

Politics / US Politics : Planet Washington (4 years ago)

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Boehner Elected Speaker as 112th Congress Is Sworn In; Some Democrats Protest Pelosi

Politics / US Politics : Politics Daily (4 years ago)

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