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Re-Elected Barack Obama: Come at Me

Smitty41inPB Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 5:37 PM
Texas conservative Rep. Louie Gohmert submitted an unlikely nomination for House speaker during the Republican leadership elections Wednesday: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. "You don't have to be a member of the body to be speaker," Gohmert, of Texas, told the caucus during the closed-door meeting, according to a source inside the room. His motion was not seconded by any other members, and House Speaker John Boehner was reelected by a voice vote, followed by a standing ovation. As he delivered his acceptance speech, Boehner responded to his colleague's unexpected nomination. "Louie, I love you too," Boehner said.

President Obama just wrapped up his first press conference since being re-elected for a second term last week and the first he’s given since August.  He opened with remarks about the economy as the fiscal cliff looms, but addressed a variety of topics.

“There’s only one way to solve these challenges and that is to do it together,” Obama said. “We’ve got to work out our differences.”

Despite calling for compromise and cooperation, Obama made it clear it’s either raise taxes on those making more than $250,000 per year or go over the fiscal...