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Paul Ryan Elected House Speaker

The public vote on the House Floor was largely along party lines. A few conservative Republicans voiced their disapproval with the party’s nominee by voting for Rep. Daniel Webster, Ryan’s opponent for the GOP nomination. Most conservatives, however, did in the end vote for Ryan.

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) (L) gives a thumbs up to Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-ME) (R) in the House Chamber of the Capitol October 29, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote for a new speaker to succeed Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) …

More Democrats Back Paul Ryan For House Speaker

Rep. Paul Ryan has racked up two more quasi-endorsements for House Speaker — from two Democratic leaders. Ryan “is smart enough to know what he needs to do,” said California Democrat Reps. Xavier Becerra.

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Rush Limbaugh: GOP Implosion Feared by ‘Establishment of Both Parties’

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said Friday the reason why the mainstream media is not visibly celebrating Kevin McCarthy’s decision to drop his bid for House Speaker and the ensuing Republican Party implosion is because the perception is that conservatives have won a victory over Washington insider establishment individuals like McCarthy.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (L) speaks as Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) looks on during a press conference after a closed meeting with fellow Republicans, on Capitol Hill, July 28, 2015 in Washington, DC. The House plans to move on Wednesday to extend highway and transit …

GOP Donor Foster Friess Backs Kevin McCarthy in House Race

Foster Friess, a conservative billionaire living in Wyoming, is supporting Kevin McCarthy’s race for House Speaker, following John Boehner’s resignation. “He seems to be a real upbeat guy in all my interactions with him,” Friess stated in a press release.