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ICYMI: Lame Duck Paul Ryan Allowing Speaker Meadows to Run the Show, Ensuring Historic Dysfunction Heading into the Midterms

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The doubts have been fueled by a series of high-profile embarrassments for the Wisconsin Republican.
“The conference is in open warfare. Paul has run out of juice,” said a senior Republican lawmaker
...McCarthy currently wouldn't have 218 votes to be speaker - mainly because he hasn't yet cut a deal with Freedom Caucus members for their votes.
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Ryan facing growing doubts about hold on speakership
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Top House Republicans are privately questioning whether retiring Speaker Paul Ryan can make it through Election Day.
No one's plotting to take him out at this point, and Ryan...
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Paul Ryan's Speakership May End Early

Paul Ryan's Speakership May End Early

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One thing is not in dispute: Paul Ryan will not be House speaker next year. In fact, he won't even be in Congress now that he's not running for re-election. But new reports are raising the question of whether Ryan will even be allowed to finish his current term as...
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The Jolt: Signs that the knives are out for House Speaker Paul Ryan

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At a conference in Colorado, the topic of dumping U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan before the November mid-terms was broached. From the Weekly Standard:
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