Paul Ryan: “A Fully Functioning House” Best Serves the People

There is no doubt that Paul Ryan faces a difficult, bordering on impossible task after being elected the 54th speaker of the House. The media has already reported endlessly about the challenges he’ll face from his right flank. They wail about the Freedom Caucus’ extreme demands and inexhaustible intransigence. Take the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza…
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Bigger, Bolder Ideas On Tap for House Republicans (…And Not a Moment Too Soon)

House Republicans officially nominated Rep. Paul Ryan to be the next Speaker of the House. Ryan defeated Florida Republican Daniel Webster, the Freedom Caucus’ initial choice, by a tally of 200 for Ryan versus 43 for Webster. South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy, who at one point was a favorite of many conservatives to ascend to…
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Paul Ryan’s Hopeful Journey from Policy Savant to Political Sage

Paul Ryan already has his dream job. As chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, he’s sitting in a prime position to pursue his long-held goal: Passing tax and entitlement reform. Following John Boehner’s decision to retire from Congress many thought Ryan, the fresh-faced, articulate, policy architect, would be a natural candidate. But his…
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Jason Chaffetz Hopes to Continue His Remarkable Story By Becoming the Next Speaker

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a prominent and vocal antagonist to President Obama and Congressional Democrats, announced Sunday that he will run to succeed Rep. John Boehner as speaker. The move, Chaffetz said, is to give voice to the elements of the Republican caucus that felt previous leadership didn’t take the fight to Democrats on issues like…
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