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Boehner Tears

John Boehner Tears Up... Again

Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

John Boehner wears his emotions on his sleeve. At a ceremony to award the Congressional Gold Medal on Wednesday, the House Speaker got a bit emotio...

Boehner Gets Choked Up Talking About Gabby Giffords

Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics

Appearing on ABC's This Week Sunday morning, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) became emotional and appeared to fight back tears while talking about...

Jennifer Bendery

Boehner Bawls Through Congressional Award Ceremony | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- His sniffles began during the speech, but it wasn't until after House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) stepped down from the podium during ...

Boehner Cries As He Moves To Speakership

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The chin started trembling partway down the center aisle as the applause rose to a roar. John Boehner, the emotional Ohioan about t...

Boys Can Cry

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

Women in leadership cannot cry without raising a storm of commentary, but Boehner's tears were different. They revealed his humanity and showed he's a good guy.