The New York Times has the story.
WASHINGTON — Speaker John A. Boehner will resign from Congress and give up his House seat at the end of October, according to aides in his office.
Mr. Boehner was under extreme pressure from the right wing of his conference over whether or not to defund Planned Parenthood in a bill to keep the government open.
And the House leadership suddenly gets a good deal less orange.
More as the story develops. I wouldn’t want to be the next Speaker, that’s for sure. Life expectancy will be about six months. If that.