We are at the point where Boehner should plainly be willing to give up the speakership if it comes to that.
But caving in the current standoff could cost Boehner his speakership anyway.
Lots of people thought Pelosi would quit after losing the speakership.
She was exuberant about his election, her elevation to the speakership, and their ability to do historic things together.
Gingrich resigned from Congress and the speakership 13 years ago after losing the confidence of his colleagues.
The solicitorship secured the speakership of the House of Commons, according to custom.
There was no doubt about the issue of the election to the speakership.
Schimmelpenninck was offered the speakership of the assembly for life, but he refused.
In 1838 and 1840, he was again elected and received the vote of his party for the speakership.
McLean, the official candidate for the speakership, was elected by a majority of twelve votes.
c.1300, "one who speaks," agent noun from speak (v.). First applied to "person who presides over an assembly" c.1400, from Anglo-French (late 14c.). In reference to the English Parliament, Sir Thomas de Hungerford apparently was the first.