U.S. House re-elects John Boehner speaker

Posted at: 01/03/2013 11:53 AM
By: DONNA CASSATA Associated Press

Photo: John Boehner
Photo: John Boehner

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has re-elected embattled Republican John Boehner  speaker.

The Ohio lawmaker won a second, two-year term as leader with 220 votes, losing just a handful of votes in the Republican-controlled chamber.

The election of the speaker came as the House and Senate ushered in a new Congress Thursday.

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