Ryan: Trump asked me to chair the Republican convention

Speaker Paul Ryan said in an interview broadcast Sunday that he will serve as chairman of the Republican National Convention, despite growing disagreements with the party’s presumptive nominee. “I am the chairman of the Republican convention. Donald [Trump] asked me to continue serving that capacity,” Ryan said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “I do intend and plan on serving as […]

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Paul Ryan Revives a Lost Washington Art

The stunning split between Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Donald J. Trump might be bad for Republican unity, but good for constitutional democracy. Mr. Ryan’s refusal to endorse Mr. Trump was a reminder of a lost Washington art — not just the willingness to take on the political opposition, but a readiness to publicly challenge the leader of one’s own […]

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How Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell took such different approaches to supporting Donald Trump

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s deepest ideological instincts were formed in the conservative movement of the 1980s. “You have to understand, I come from the conservative wing of the party, I’m a movement conservative,” the Wisconsin Republican told a small group of reporters soon after becoming speaker. Three weeks later Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) explained that his first […]

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Donald Trump, Paul Ryan jab at each other, deepening fracture in GOP

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan thrust open Thursday the discomfort that many Republicans are feeling about Donald Trump as their presumed presidential nominee, withholding his support and deepening the fracture between the outsider candidate and the party he hopes to lead. Ryan, the highest-ranking elected Republican, boldly proclaimed that he was not ready to back Trump, adding a dramatic moment […]

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Paul Ryan: I won’t seek nomination if there’s open convention

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) again insisted Sunday he would not seek his party’s nomination for President if the convention opens without a clear majority for frontrunner Donald Trump or another candidate. Ryan told The Times Of Israel during his first trip abroad since he assumed the speakership he decided not to run for the nation’s highest office, which hasn’t […]

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Speaker Ryan to give address on ‘state of American politics’

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will deliver a speech on Capitol Hill on Wednesday about the “state of American politics.” Ryan’s office did not offer details about the contents of the speech or say if it will be related to the presidential race. The Speaker has weighed in on the contentious GOP presidential primary on a few strategic occasions. Without explicitly mentioning Donald […]

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