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Boehner Stuns Congress With Abrupt Resignation

September 25, 2015 07:13 PM
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Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, John Boehner, says he will resign one of the most powerful positions in the U.S. government at the end of October. The 65-year-old Republican from Ohio has been under intense pressure from conservative members of his own party, with another battle brewing as a current funding measure for the federal government expires October 1. VOA Congressional Correspondent Cindy Saine reports.