House Speaker Boehner to resign speakership and seat Oct. 30

House Speaker Boehner to resign speakership and seat Oct. 30

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"The Speaker believes putting members through prolonged leadership turmoil would do irreparable damage to the institution," the aide said in an email, asking not to be named. "For the good of the Republican conference and the institution, he will resign the Speakership and his seat in Congress, effective October 30."

(Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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