Speaker of the House

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. speaks to during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Fresh starts as GOP taps new speaker, approves budget deal

WASHINGTON — House Republicans embraced a new leader Wednesday and swiftly consented…


Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., walks from a House GOP candidate forum on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

GOP nominates Ryan as speaker, House set to OK

WASHINGTON — House Republicans nominated Rep. Paul Ryan on Wednesday to become…


House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. According to GOP lawmakers, Boehner to step down end of October. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Speaker Boehner stuns Congress, announces resignation

WASHINGTON — In a stunning move, House Speaker John Boehner informed fellow…