Paul Ryan Abandons Ship Before Being Made to Walk the Plank

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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI), on Wednesday, announced he would not seek re-election, “essentially throwing his party‚Äôs leadership up for grabs seven months before an election that will decide whether his successor as speaker will be a Democrat or a Republican,” The New York Times reports.

“…The Ryan departure is sure to fuel a growing sense that House Republicans are in real trouble given that the top man wants to escape gracefully before being forced out.

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