Political Headlines January 3, 2013: John Boehner Re-Elected Speaker of the House of Representatives

POLITICAL HEADLINES

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

THE HEADLINES….

John Boehner Re-Elected Speaker of the House

Source: ABC News Radio, 1-3-13

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Rep. John Boehner on Thursday was elected to a second term as House Speaker.

Nine Republicans voted against Boehner in support of another candidate. Majority Leader Eric Cantor received three votes, former Florida Rep. Allen West received two votes, Michigan Rep. Justin Amash received one vote, and Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador received one vote. Rep. Jim Jordan and David Walker, the former U.S. comptroller general, also received one vote each.

Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi took second place, receiving the support of 192 members of her caucus.

After Boehner was reelected, Pelosi passed the speaker’s gavel to the 12-term Ohio congressman and told Boehner, “May God bless you.”…READ MORE

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