House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) makes remarks on Capitol Hill on November 7, 2012 in Washington, DC. Boehner discussed the looming fiscal cliff and called on President Obama to work with House Republicans.
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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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