John Boehner, House GOP Prime For Fight With Obama

WASHINGTON — Ascending to speaker of the House, Rep. John Boehner is ready to take the gavel from Democrat Nancy Pelosi, vowing to “give government back to the people” and bring an end to congressional gridlock.”The American people hav…

WASHINGTON — Ascending to speaker of the House, Rep. John Boehner is ready to take the gavel from Democrat Nancy Pelosi, vowing to “give government back to the people” and bring an end to congressional gridlock.

“The American people have humbled us. They have refreshed our memories as to just how temporary the privilege to serve is,” Boehner says in remarks prepared for his installation later Wednesday as the new speaker. “This is their Congress. It’s about them, not us.”

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