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Cartoon: Paul Ryan Endorses Donald Trump

It’s making him sick.

July 8, 2016

For 2016, House Speaker Paul Ryan Sets Sights On Crafting A GOP Campaign Vision

He has a new job, speaker of the House, but Rep. Paul D. Ryan has stuck with a longtime routine, sequestering himself on a hunting stand in Wisconsin, picking off deer that he will turn into jerky, brats and links to sustain him through the year.

January 3, 2016

Republican Paul Ryan Elected As House Speaker, Replacing Boehner

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted to install Republican Representative Paul Ryan as its new speaker, replacing John Boehner following a revolt by conservative lawmakers who forced his retirement.

October 29, 2015

Republicans Pick Ryan For House Speaker Before Budget Vote

Paul Ryan was chosen by fellow Republicans on Wednesday as their nominee to be the next speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, with the party uniting around the former vice presidential candidate ahead of a tough vote on a budget deal.

October 28, 2015

Late Night Roundup: ‘Binge-Ghazi’

Trevor Noah highlighted the House GOP’s never-ending quest to launch investigation after investigation to bring down Hillary Clinton.

October 23, 2015

Paul Ryan’s Risky Road Ahead As House Speaker

Poised to become the next House speaker, Republican Rep. Paul D. Ryan finds himself in a position he once seemed eager to avoid: leading an unforgiving GOP majority that is not completely sure it wants him.

October 22, 2015

Late Night Roundup: ‘Back To The Future Day’ — Great Scott!

Jimmy Kimmel celebrated “Back to the Future Day” — with a surprise visit from none other than the real Marty McFly and Doc Brown!

October 22, 2015

Analysis: Ryan’s Political Gambit Comes With Upsides, Pitfalls

If Paul Ryan is playing his cards right — and it’s a big if — then he has turned the Republicans’ leadership crisis from a “no win” predicament into a “no lose” proposition.

October 22, 2015

My Pick For The Next Speaker Of The U.S. House

If it were under the big top, it would be a hilarious clown show — with pratfalls, wild posturing, tumbling, juggling and a cacophony of comic chaos. But alas, it’s under the Capitol dome.

October 21, 2015

Ryan To Run For House Speaker If He Can Unify Republicans

Paul Ryan says he will be the new speaker — if the hard-right members will agree not to tear him down like they did to John Boehner and Kevin McCarthy.

October 21, 2015

U.S. Debt Limit Increase Could Hit House Floor Soon

Boehner aide: “The Speaker has made it clear that he wants to solve some outstanding issues before he leaves.”

October 14, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Paul Ryan Got ‘Playboy’d’

How is that right-wing media is now even calling Paul Ryan a communist? “The Daily Show” explained what’s going on.

October 14, 2015

When ‘Conservatives’ Become Radicals

The “Freedom Caucus” not only can’t govern, they don’t appear to believe in governance. If they understood the first thing about the U.S. Constitution they profess to revere, they’d recognize that it was purposely crafted to frustrate radicals like them.

October 14, 2015

Under Pressure, Ryan Weighs House Speaker Post

After repeatedly insisting that he had no interest in becoming speaker of the House, Republican Rep. Paul D. Ryan was seriously considering the job Friday.

October 9, 2015

Leading Republican Ryan Reconsiders House Speaker Run: Lawmakers

A leading Republican congressman with allies on the right wing of the party, Paul Ryan, is weighing a bid to replace retiring U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, fellow lawmakers said on Friday as they sought to defuse a leadership battle.

October 9, 2015

Endorse This: More Skeletons In The GOP Closets?

Is this a House member with genuine concerns about seeing yet another shoe drop — or an underhanded plot to spread rumors and undermine the GOP leadership?

October 9, 2015

House Republicans Search For Leader

U.S. House Republicans met behind closed doors to discuss next steps in their internal leadership battle on Friday morning, the day after the front-runner to lead their chamber abruptly quit the speaker’s race.

October 9, 2015

Who Is Still Running For Speaker Of The House?

The House of Representatives is in a state of total chaos, after the sudden withdrawal of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy from the race to become Speaker. Who will get the job now? Who would even want it? Here are just a few possibilities.

October 8, 2015

McCarthy Drops Out Of Speaker Race; GOP Election Postponed

In a stunning turn of events, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced that he would not seek election for the position of Speaker of the House.

October 8, 2015

House Conservative Group Backs Representative Webster As Next Speaker

Right-wing “Freedom Caucus” is throwing another roadblock in front of Kevin McCarthy’s bid for Speaker of the House.

October 7, 2015

House To Vote On New Speaker On October 29: Boehner

House Republicans will meet this Thursday to choose their party’s nominee for the post, but the speaker is elected by the entire House of Representatives.

October 5, 2015

Republican Chaffetz To Campaign For House Speaker: Politico

The top House Republican in charge of investigating the White House is now set to run for Speaker of the House.

October 2, 2015

House Republicans To Vote Oct. 8 For New Leaders

Republicans will choose their candidate to be Boehner’s replacement, plus elect other party positions. Sometime later in October, the full House is expected to vote on the new speaker.

September 30, 2015

Cartoon: Mr. Boehner Resigns

A weepy exit.

September 25, 2015

Conservatives At Summit Cheer Boehner Resignation As Speaker

Boehner’s announcement that he was leaving Congress highlighted the split in his party between conservatives and more moderate Republicans.

September 25, 2015