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Boehner Wins Second Term as US House Speaker

Thursday, 03 Jan 2013 01:48 PM

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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John Boehner won a second two-year term as speaker of the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday.

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