John Boehner needs a PR expert ASAP. Compare these stark trees to the halos that still get manipulated into Obama shots. These photos were taken outside the White House, so I'm sure the Speaker had no choice in location. But he could have said, "You know what, it's cold and miserable out there in the Forest of Despair, why don't we speak to the press when we get back to our offices." Then set something something up with good lighting and dark wood paneling in the background.
In fact, it wouldn't hurt to set up accidental halos along the walls. Put so many in the background that the press has to contort themselves and stand on their heads to get Boehner in a shot where he doesn't have a halo behind him.
photos via Daylife