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John Boehner wins, stays on as House speaker

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Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, retained his post as Speaker of the House by winning 220 votes on the first ballot when the 133th Congress voted for leadership. There was speculation that Boehner could face a challenge on the second ballot if he did not win a majority on the first ballot. Several conservatives conservative lawmakers — including  Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., and Rep. Justin...