Boehner Re-Elected Speaker
This was not a surprise, but the media seems to making a huge deal about how many defections there were from Republicans who did not vote for Boehner. While it was mentioned four years ago, I do not remember so much attention given to the fact that Nancy Pelosi had 19 Democrats not vote for her four years in her first vote to be re-elected as Speaker. Boehner only had 13 Republicans not vote in his favor this time.
By the way, two of the Republicans voted for Allen West, a man who could not even win in his own Congressional District. We can now say we have identified two of the nutjob Congressmen (yes, I said it) in the Republican Party as Louie Gohmert and Paul Broun.