John Boehner Keeps His Job

After a rough two years as House speaker, Rep. John Boehner is saddling up for two more. Despite some rumblings that, following displeasure with his fiscal-cliff negotiations, he faced some uncertainty, Boehner was handily reelected Thursday with 220 votes. Nancy Pelosi received a total of 192 votes, Eric Cantor received three, Allen West won two votes, and, despite not being a member of Congress, Colin Powell had a vote cast for him by Democratic Rep. Jim Cooper.