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John Boehner to Stream First Day of New Congress on Facebook

john boehnerTomorrow, a new Congress will surf to power in Washington on a wave of Tea Party-infused populism. With that spirit in mind, incoming House Speaker John Boehner will livestream the entire event on Facebook.

Beginning at noon on Wednesday, users will be able to watch all the proceedings of the new Congress on the 'Pledge to America' Facebook page. People who tune in will also be able to comment on the transition as it unfolds, and offer real-time feedback as Boehner sniffles his way through his first speech as Speaker of the House.

Boehner's director of digital media, Nick Schaper, told CNN, "This kind of streaming and real-time interaction is not only unprecedented for the House, it's helping to set the tone for a new majority that will continue to find new ways to listen to and better represent the American people."

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