Paul Ryan elected speaker of the House, youngest in 150 years


Paul Ryan on Thursday became the youngest House speaker in nearly 150 years, capsule winning one of the trickiest jobs in Washington by quelling rebellious conservatives and pledging to shake up the way Congress does business. The 45-year-old Wisconsin Republican vowed to give every member of the House a chance to have their say in legislation and…

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William "Bill" Hicks
William "Bill" Hicks
5 years ago

Lets see how long the honeymoon will last. Like Ryan said, “wipe the slate clean,” I will give him the same courtesy. But frankly, I do not see anything much changing. We still have leadership in the Senate and an Executive that will block every good deed that conservatives can come up with. Simply put, I don’t have high expectations under the current circumstances, even with a new Speaker.