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Boehner Re-elected as US House Speaker

Republican John Boehner of Ohio on Tuesday survived a challenge by the conservative Tea Party wing of his party to win re-election to a third term as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Boehner then called on House members to prove wrong skeptics who believe that Congress is mired in gridlock, asking them to look for common ground to address the nation's problems. The process of electing a speaker for the 114th Congress got off to a tense start for Boehner and his...

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