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The 112th Congress convenes

The new Congress opens its first session, and representatives elect John Boehner as House speaker.

 
 

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House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) tries to coax Sophia Schilling, 3, into a photograph with the rest of the family of Rep. Bobby Schilling (R-Ill.) at a mock swearing-in ceremony of House members. He failed, but a brother stepped in. She is one of Schilling's 10 children.


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