House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio walks to a strategy session for Republican House members Friday. Lack of a clear leader with a unifying vision for the party going forward has spurred dissension in the ranks in the wake of the November elections, in which the party retained control of the House, though with a smaller majority. “It’s disappointing to see infighting in the party,” said a GOP operative who was an aide to the party’s 2012 presidential nominee. (Associated Press)