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US House Speaker Boehner to Resign

The Republican Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, John Boehner, has announced his resignation from Congress and will give up his seat at the end of October, lawmakers and aides in his office said Friday. A member of Congress since 1990, Boehner has been under pressure from the right-wing of his Republican Party on a number of issues.  He was involved in meetings Friday trying to arrange a compromise with his conservative opponents to avoid possible action that could result...

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