Many Republicans Still Look to Ryan for Speaker Post


paul ryanHouse Republicans are eagerly awaiting Representative Paul D. Ryan’s verdict on his own political life. This week they hope to learn whether Mr. Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, will run to replace Speaker John A. Boehner, or will leave them to find someone else.

When Mr. Ryan, 45, returns to Capitol Hill on Tuesday after a weeklong Congressional recess, he will face enormous pressure to tell his colleagues if he has changed his mind, after insisting for weeks that he was not interested in the job.

For his part, Mr. Ryan appears to be keeping his decision-making process close to home. Republicans will meet on Tuesday night, and Mr. Ryan may announce his decision then. Or not. Read more.

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