US House of Representatives in chaos after failing six times to elect new speaker

The US House of Representatives has adjourned after six votes over two days failed to produce a new speaker.

The lower house must elect a new leader after the Republicans took control of it in the midterm elections in November, securing a slim 222-212 majority.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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