Boehner Becomes Speaker of the House, Cries

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According to the Washington Post, John Boehner "dabbed his eyes with a white handkerchief" and exchanged a glance with his family members in attendance — his wife, two daughters, and ten of his siblings — all of whom were reportedly crying, too. Then Nancy Pelosi passed the oversize novelty gavel to Boehner, who is now officially third second in line for the presidency. [WP]