Looking Back on John Boehner’s First Term as Speaker

Jan. 3, 2013, 8:59 a.m.

John Boehner, the 53rd Speak­er of the House of Rep­res­ent­at­ives, was reelec­ted to his po­s­i­tion on Thursday by a mar­gin of 220-192 votes.

His first term of speak­er was defined by fights with the White House over fisc­al is­sues, and over­whelm­ing pub­lic dis­ap­rov­al of Con­gress. From tear-filled eyes to na­ked pro­test­ers, here are the high­lights: