Taking the House, GOP primes for fight with Obama

Fighting back tears, House Republican leader John Boehner of Ohio celebrates the GOP's victory that changes the balance of power in Congress and will likely elevate him to speaker of the House, during an election night gathering hosted by the National Republican Congressional Committee at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010. He is joined by his wife Debbie, left, and Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, right. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

January 5, 2011 10:14:34 AM PST
Ascending to speaker of the House, Rep. John Boehner is ready to take the gavel from Democrat Nancy Pelosi, vowing to "give government back to the people" and bring an end to congressional gridlock.