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Paul Ryan’s bittersweet exit shows the limits of ideas in politics

Paul Ryan’s bittersweet exit shows the limits of ideas in politicsIt’s a bittersweet farewell for retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan, who failed to reduce the budget deficit or to stand up to President Trump when it counted. But he still has his admirers — including some Democrats.



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Republicans wonder who will fill Ryan’s shoes

Republicans wonder who will fill Ryan’s shoesRepublicans ponder who will lead the party after House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that he will not seek reelection in November.



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Paul Ryan’s legacy looks a lot like Donald Trump’s

Paul Ryan’s legacy looks a lot like Donald Trump’sWhen Speaker Paul Ryan announced Wednesday that he would not seek reelection this fall, some on both the left and the anti-Trump right expressed hope that Ryan would now be free to stand up against President Trump.



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‘Why wait, leave today.’ Newsroom reacts to Paul Ryan’s announcement that he will not seek reelection

‘Why wait, leave today.’ Newsroom reacts to Paul Ryan’s announcement that he will not seek reelection“For once I applaud a decision by Paul Ryan!” “He knows the jig is up, and he wants to leave fresh and clean.” House Speaker Paul Ryan announced on Wednesday that he’ll be leaving Congress, and Newsroom readers have some strong feelings about his decision.

At a GOP meeting in the Capitol, Ryan revealed he won’t be seeking reelection in November. He plans to leave his position at the end of his term in January. “I did not seek this job. I took it reluctantly. But I have given this job everything that I have,” he said. “To be clear, I am not resigning. I intend to serve my full term as I was elected to do.”

Newsroom comments have poured in, with a majority supporting his resignation: “One more step in the right direction.” Another reader wrote, “With Ryan gone maybe Social Security is safe.”

After nearly 20 years in the House, Ryan said he wanted to spend more time with his family. President Trump tweeted: “Speaker Paul Ryan is a truly good man, and while he will not be seeking re-election, he will leave a legacy of achievement that nobody can question. We are with you Paul!”

Who will replace Ryan? House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is a possible choice. Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana is also said to be in the running.

What do you think of Ryan’s decision to retire? Join the conversation in Newsroom.



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Health care fight raises concerns about Paul Ryan’s political skills

Health care fight raises concerns about Paul Ryan’s political skillsPaul Ryan’s leadership has long been questioned by Republicans who think he’s politically naïve, and the current health care fight is raising new concerns about Ryan’s political savvy, as the Republican speaker of the House faces the toughest test of his career. The Wisconsin Republican has always prioritized ideas and policy details above political strategies, and that’s often been part of his appeal. The latest example: As the GOP health care bill came under fire last week, Ryan held an on-camera briefing with reporters and conducted a half-hour seminar on the details of the legislation.



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