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January 24, 2014


Ryan Doesn't Want to be Speaker

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) "said he does not want to be speaker of the House, a declaration that will cause reverberations in Republican leadership circles in Washington," Politico reports.

Said Ryan: "I could've decided to go on the elected leadership route years ago. I'm more of a policy person. I prefer spending my days on policy and my weekends at home with my family. My weekends consist of going to the YMCA for basketball and then one of their neighborhood parishes for basketball these days. I want to keep doing that. ... The speaker is expected to fly around the country on weekends as well, helping folks -- I'm not going to do that. I'm four days a week in D.C. and three days a week in Janesville -- it's a good mix, I like that mix."












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