On Tuesday, we linked to a story on Esquire magazine’s website that argued that despite the fuss being made over Speaker-designate John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) touching rags-to-riches story, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) actually comes from a tougher background. So we asked readers to e-mail us with their thoughts on who is tougher: Reid or Boehner.
Turns out it really wasn’t much of a contest — or maybe Republicans were too busy to weigh in: Boehner didn’t get a single tough-guy vote.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.