After the Vice President, the House Speaker is next in line to be President of the United States. The Speakership is the pinnacle of a politician’s career. John Boehner, Republican of Ohio, has called it the job he’d always wanted. But today, Boehner announced that he’s resigning from Congress — to avoid a battle over House leadership.
House Speaker John Boehner Is Stepping Down
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