BREAKING: Paul Ryan Willing to Run for Speaker With Key GOP Endorsements

Benjamin Seigel reports: Rep. Paul Ryan said that he’s willing to run for the house speakership, replacing Rep. John Boehner, if he garners the support of three key Republican groups.

Ryan has given the Republican Study Committee, the Freedom Caucus and a moderate group until Friday to voice their support.

The Wisconsin Republican, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, had been pressured by members to consider a bid after House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy dropped out of the race to take over from Boehner several weeks ago….(read more)

Source: ABC News


House Speaker Paul Ryan? 

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Rich LowryJoel Gehrke, and Alexis Gevinson write:

The only Republican who does not want Paul Ryan to become the next House speaker, it seems, is Paul Ryan.

But the former vice-presidential nominee and chairman of the Ways and Means Committee may be changing his mind. After issuing a statement immediately following House majority leader Kevin McCarthy’s withdrawal from the race reiterating that he will not seek the job, multiple sources tell National Review that Ryan is, at the very least, considering a change of heart.

“I’m told he’ll sleep on it,” says a source close to Ryan.

Two additional Republican sources say Ryan has in fact already made up his mind to jump in the race.

One House GOP source says they are hearing Ryan first needs to get his wife on board. Read the rest of this entry »


John Boehner to Hillary Clinton: Hand It Over

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner says former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton must turn over her computer server to a neutral third party.

The Ohio Republican told reporters on Tuesday that Clinton surrender all of her emails so an independent party can decide what was personal and what was government-related.

Boehner said there are no changes in the House investigations. A special select committee is investigating the deadly 2012 attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya. The panel’s chairman says he wants Clinton, a potential presidential candidate, to testify twice. Read the rest of this entry »