Boehner reflects on leaving 'lonely' job as House speaker

Outgoing Speaker of the House Boehner listens to accolades during news conference on the two-year budget deal with the White House in WashingtonBy Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – On his last full day at the pinnacle of Washington power, Speaker John Boehner voiced no regrets about leaving behind the unruly U.S. House of Representatives, reminisced about his career in public life and weighed in on presidential politics. For nearly 40 minutes, he recalled recent events, boasted of his accomplishments and was coy about his next steps in private life after 25 years in Congress, five as speaker. On his relationship with Democratic President Barack Obama, Boehner said he might save his impressions for a book.

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