John Boehner Is The New Speaker Of The House

Not all-that-surprising news.
It's almost assured now that the next Speaker of the House will be Rep. John Boehner, who was re-elected as Republican Leader Wednesday in a closed-door meeting of House GOP members.

He was nominated by Rep. Dave Camp of Michigan, who said in his nominating speech that Boehner "has the skills, the knowledge and the resolve to lead us and America forward."

Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia was elected Majority Leader. Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California was elected whip.

After Boehner won, staffers brought in a green cake to celebrate.