Who are the key new Republican leaders? - CNN.com: "Boehner, who will likely be voted speaker by his party when Congress returns on November 15, twice during his speech said that despite a landslide Republican victory in the House, it was not a time for a victory lap.
'Listen, I'll be brief, because we have real work to do -- and this is not a time for celebration ... not when one in 10 of our fellow citizens are out of work ... not when we have buried our children under a mountain of debt ... not when our Congress is held in such low esteem,'' Boehner said.
And while, as his aides said, it was too early to pop the cork on any champagne bottles, Boehner is already using the Republican victory as leverage against the White House.
'We hope President Obama will now respect the will of the people, change course, and commit to making the changes they are demanding,'' Boehner said. 'To the extent he is willing to do this, we are ready to work with him.'"