GOP Takes House Majority

Thursday, January 06, 2011

House Speaker-elect US Representative John Boehner (C) is surrounded by fellow Congressional members speaks at a press conference November 18, 2010 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty)

Rep. Nancy Pelosi has passed the House Speaker's gavel to Ohio's Rep. John Boehner, who was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives yesterday. Boehner emphasized more openness and more room for debate with Democrats in his speech. Pelosi, on the other hand, embraced her new role as minority leader and took some swings at Republicans, which she couldn't do as Speaker.

The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, dissects both Boehner and Pelosi's speeches, as both head into the 112th Congress with truly different agendas.


Todd Zwillich

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David J Fazekas

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