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Becky Lockhart, Utah's first female House speaker, dies

See the two videos above for a report on Lockhart’s passing as well as a segment detailing her life and influence in Utah politics.

SALT LAKE CITY — Becky Lockhart, the first woman Speaker of the House in Utah, died Saturday at age 46, her family confirmed. 1,855 more words

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Ohio Man Accused Of Threatening To Poison John Boehner

Updated 1/13/2015 10:05p.m.

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Ohio bartender with a history of psychiatric illness was indicted last week on a charge of threatening to murder House Speaker John Boehner, possibly by poisoning his drink, according to records made available Tuesday. 380 more words

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Ohio man accused of threatening to kill Boehner

CINCINNATI (AP) – House Speaker John Boehner returned to the Capitol on Wednesday without commenting to reporters after disclosures that a bartender at a country club near his Ohio home is charged with threatening to kill him, either with a gun or by poisoning his drink. 492 more words

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Indicted Rep. Mike Hubbard re-elected as Ala. House Speaker

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama House re-elected indicted Rep. Mike Hubbard as speaker Tuesday, securing for him a powerful position as he awaits trial on ethics charges. 383 more words

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News for 3 Jan to 9 Jan

I apologize for the delay in this post.  I have had a few things that required my attention and simply haven’t had the time or energy to post.  774 more words

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Why the anger over the Boehner vote?

The real anger over the John Boehner speaker vote.

What is the real deal with the speaker vote? Why are the conservative’s in an
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Boehner overcomes big opposition to remain Speaker

WASHINGTON (CNN) — John Boehner was elected to a third term as Speaker of the House of Representatives on Tuesday after a tense floor vote that saw a remarkably large chunk of his own party attempt to remove him. 1,172 more words

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