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House Speaker John Boehner To Resign

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U.S. Speaker John Boehner. AP photo U.S. Speaker John Boehner. AP photo

Speaker John Boehner has informed members of Congress that he will resign as Speaker and leave his seat at the end of October, NBC News has confirmed.

A Boehner aide said that "The Speaker believes putting members through prolonged leadership turmoil would do irreparable damage to the institution. He is proud of what this majority has accomplished, and his Speakership, but for the good of the Republican Conference and the institution, he will resign the Speakership and his seat in Congress, effective October 30."

Boehner has been under prolonged pressure from conservatives in his party, who have accused him of failing to fight the Obama administration on issues important to the GOP. 

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