Boehner Beats the Rebels, But the Fight Isn't Over

Both the speaker and his critics learned lessons from Tuesday's dramatic vote, and the retaliation has begun.

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) calls the House to order for a swearing-in of the House of Representatives as the 114th Congress convenes on Capitol Hill January 6, 2015 in Washington, DC. Republican John Boehner was re-elected and sworn in Tuesday as speaker of the US House of Representatives, overcoming a surprisingly robust attempt to oust him by two dozen hardcore conservatives. Boehner received 216 of the 408 votes cast in the chamber, winning as expected over Democrat leader and former House speaker Nancy Pelosi, who received 164 votes. AFP PHOTO/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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