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Speaker of the House

US Representative John Boehner of Ohio and re-nominated Speaker of the House, gives a thumbs-up as he walks on the floor of the US House of Representatives at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 3, 2013, during the opening session of the 113th US Congress. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

House Re-Elects Boehner As Speaker

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.

01/03/2013

Washington, DC (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Billions Are Being Spent On This Election, But Will It Change Anything?

For all the billions spent by the Obama and Romney campaigns, Republican and Democratic parties, and countless outside groups, we may wake up November 7th to a Washington that is virtually unchanged.

10/01/2012