11:30 a.m. - With the Obama administration trying to paint House Minority Leader John Boehner as the face of Republican opposition in the run-up to the November midterms, I asked him at his weekly press conference how it feels to be the GOP bogeyman.
"You all know me, I'm such a scary guy," Boehner joked. "I just say it the way it is. I'm the most open, transparent person in this town. I've got good attributes, I've got some that probably people don't like, but I say it the way it is. It comes with the territory."
Should Republicans take control of the House of Representatives Boehner would likely become Speaker of the House. Boehner has remained relatively unknown until now but as Democrats try to convince voters not to put Republicans in control of Congress, President Obama and top administration officials have persistently criticized the GOP leader.