New US speaker takes charge

Tough-talking Republican has pledged to make it tough for Obama to pass legislation.

    Republicans now control the US House of Representatives, and are promising to roll back some of the legislative priorities of President Barack Obama.

    John Boehner, the new Republican speaker of the chamber, is leading that charge.

    Al Jazeera's Camille El Hassani reports on the tough-talking legislator who has been the architect of the Republican "legislative obstruction" strategy.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    Prince Philip has done the world an extraordinary service by exposing the racist hypocrisy of "Western civilisation".

    China will determine the future of Venezuela

    China will determine the future of Venezuela

    There are a number of reasons why Beijing continues to back Maduro's government despite suffering financial losses.