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

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Thou Shalt Not Kill: Israel's Hilltop Youth

    Thou Shalt Not Kill: Israel's Hilltop Youth

    Meet the hardline group willing to do anything, including going against their government, to claim land for Israel.