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Boehner re-elected House speaker

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Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 1:45 pm

WASHINGTON – House re-elects John Boehner as speaker, gives embattled Republican another two-year term.

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 on Thursday.