Former House Speaker Paul Ryan is moving his family from his hometown of Janesville to a house in a Washington, D.C., suburb less than a year after he retired from Congress, saying he wanted to spend more time with his children.
House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday bemoaned America's "broken politics" in a farewell speech in which he called Washington's failure to overhaul costly federal benefit programs "our greatest unfinished business."
Although Democrats held on to a U.S. Senate seat and appeared to score a big victory in the governor's race, they were unable to seize outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan's seat or send former U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl's nephew to Congress.
Gov. Scott Walker faces the toughest battle of his political career. U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin is trying to fend off a no-holds-barred Republican challenger. And Democrats are trying to seize the congressional seat now held by House Speaker Paul Ryan, which has been under Republican control for 23 years, as well as reclaim the majority in the state Senate and retake the attorney general's office after more than a decade of GOP control.
The ironworker Randy Bryce spent months preparing to try to unseat House Speaker Paul Ryan in the election this November, cleverly cultivating an "Iron Stache" persona for a candidacy that was as colorful as it was unlikely.
House Speaker Paul Ryan promised on Monday there would be a "big fight" after the midterm elections over Republican's promise to find a way to pay for a border wall — a commitment and other GOP lawmakers made to President Donald Trump.