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House Speaker John Boehner holds up the gavel after being re-elected on the first day of the 113th Congress. (Reuters/Landov)

It's All Politics, Jan. 3, 2013

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So what's the verdict on John Boehner? He had a bad week - pushed to the sidelines during the fiscal cliff deal, criticized by his colleagues over aid to Hurricane Sandy victims - but he was also re-elected House Speaker, with no direct challenge from a GOP rival. Also, big news in the two upcoming special Senate elections: The governor of Hawaii names a surprise pick to succeed the late Sen. Inouye, and Democrats rally around one candidate in the race to succeed John Kerry of Massachusetts. Even NPR's Ken Rudin and Ron Elving are stunned.

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