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Paul Ryan Considers Retirement Because He's Afraid Of Voter Backlash In 2018

"The president did speak to the Speaker not too long ago and made sure that the Speaker knew very clearly ... that if that news was true he was very unhappy with it", she said at the daily press briefing.

Politico reports that Ryan, buoyed by his recent success in marshaling a massive tax cut through Congress, has his eyes on what the publication describes as his "second white whale": Entitlement reform.

House Speaker Paul Ryan has told some of his confidants that this current session of Congress might be his last, and that he may retire following the 2018 midterm elections.

Asked if the reports of Ryan's resignation took Trump by surprise, Sanders smiled.

According to a new profile in Politico, Ryan is planning a push against programs like Social Security and Medicare since attacking the social safety net would no longer be a political landmine should he decide to retire.

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"This is pure speculation", said Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong in a statement.

However, with so many deals left to accomplish - which Ryan will have to reach across the aisle for votes for - and his need to fundraise for the party, he reportedly doesn't want to be seen as a "lame-duck". On Thursday, Politico claimed to not have found a single source willing to say they thought Ryan would remain in Congress past January 2019 in the over 30 they interviewed.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy also denied the report.

House Speaker Paul Ryan has gone increasingly frustrated with a job he never wanted in the first place. President Donald Trump is expected to sign the bill into law before the end of the month.

Since Doug Jones' improbable victory in the Alabama special Senate Election, Democrat Randy Bryce (aka the "Iron Stache") claims he has raised tens of thousands of dollars for his congressional campaign in Wisconsin.



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