Boehner takes charge as new Congress convenes
Veteran Rep. John Boehner of Ohio accepts the Speaker's gavel from Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-California.
January 5th, 2011
02:30 PM ET

Boehner takes charge as new Congress convenes

Veteran Rep. John Boehner of Ohio became the 61st speaker of the House of Representatives Wednesday as Republicans officially took charge of the chamber for the first time in four years and dramatically changed Washington's political landscape.

Democrats maintained control of the Senate for the new 112th Congress, but with a reduced majority.

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  1. Lois P

    @Mr McGoo

    Let's just pray you never get down on your luck and need Govt assistance

    January 5, 2011 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr. McGoo

      Men cry too. Leave Britney alone!!! Oh, sorry, wrong mindless drivel. I'd post something more meaningful but the CNN moderator limits how much thought-provoking material you can post.

      January 6, 2011 at 3:04 am | Report abuse |
  2. Don

    Boehner cried like a little GOP B-I

    January 6, 2011 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. pw

    Crybaby john boehner needs a bottle.

    January 6, 2011 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
  4. pw

    Pelosi should have gave him a crib and a rattle; instead of a gavel

    January 6, 2011 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  5. robertpedrosa

    I have posted this already here before You guys should stop complaining because, one the health care we have now isnt as good as it was supposed to be. also the law has just been signed so give it some time. so if u want to say u have the right to choose tell that to ur congress men or state official. If you do not have insurance and need one You can find full medical coverage at the lowest price check search online for "Wise Health Insurance" If you have health insurance and do not care about cost just be happy about it and believe me you are not going to loose anything!

    January 6, 2011 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  6. Stickemup

    I thought white boys where tough you guys have gotten soft thanks to guys like boehner your white ancestors are looking down at yall and shaking their heads in shame

    January 6, 2011 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
  7. Stickemup

    God save the white race well atleast save their women but take their men with you

    January 6, 2011 at 2:33 am | Report abuse |
  8. CBFBS

    I am now accepting applications (and donations) for the Crying Boys for Boehner Society. I will only accept boys who are not afraid to show their tears in public places. Both genders have tear ducts and we support a boy's right to use his wherever it suits him. Our tears, our choice! I can almost hear the collective sigh of all those closet-criers who have been too afraid or intimidated to cry out in the open. Stand up, boys, be strong and cry along with me. We will unite in our sobbing and bring all the dry-eyed boys to shame for believing in the out-dated notion that boys don't cry. To hell with stoicism. I feel sorry for them one and all.

    January 6, 2011 at 3:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      O my gosh no, our tears, our choice?You will NEVER, EVER get laid...

      January 7, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  9. mikey

    To all those who say we need to take charge of our health you hare right but you also stated things that are stupid like the way we eat yes most eat not so healthy but they try did you know if you bought one week of nothing but healthy food you could mcdonalds for 2 weeks on the same money i would a lot healthier if the price came down and did you know you could 2 times a day at mcdonalds and stil loe wieght all you have to do is walk a mile every day and you would lose itl

    January 6, 2011 at 5:47 am | Report abuse |
  10. mikey

    Unlike what some think not everyone has good health some where born with problems and some where born with problems but they did not happen till they became adults and can no longer work so where do they get there health insurance from medicasde which is a big joke like in washington st. they just cut dental and eye care so they are to pay for it when they can barly servive

    January 6, 2011 at 5:53 am | Report abuse |
  11. eric cohen

    I think the crying game is all that it is! there's nothing strong or serious about one of the most powerful man on capitol who think it's alright to cry @ any & everything! i think he's just like his party" BIPOLAR"

    January 6, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  12. Pimpslapp

    He cries because he cant believe that america was stupid enough to put him 3rd in power yep now im crying because we are doomed! If you dont own a gun you might want to go get one it is about to get wendy williams ugly

    January 6, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  13. doug

    attention ladys&gents
    this song goes out to nancy piglosi
    (oink!oink!wink!wink!) alright hit it
    oompa-loompa's > and a 1 and a 2 and a 3
    hey-ho the witch is dead_the witch is dead_the witch is dead_hey-ho the witch is dead_the witch is dead_the witch is dead !

    November 23, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  14. john

    Now only if obama was dead. i wouldnt doubt that after his presidency. he changed his name again to obama bin laden and became leader of al quadia

    December 12, 2011 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
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