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"There's a reason everybody's looking at Paul — he is the consensus choice," fellow Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson said of Rep. Paul Ryan. "Other people may be able to step up to the plate, may be able to forge that consensus. But we already know Paul has already forged it." Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Hillary Clinton participated in 25 primary debates during her 2008 campaign — experience that should serve her well on Tuesday night. But she still has to appear likable and at ease on stage this time. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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A volunteer with the Koch-funded Libre Initiative directs people in 2014 as groceries are distributed at a food bank it partially sponsors in San Antonio, Texas. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Fla., was endorsed for House speaker by the conservative Freedom Caucus. As speaker of the state legislature in Florida, Webster gave the members more of a say, which is what conservatives in Congress want from their next leader. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Warren Buffet is a supporter of Hillary Clinton, seen here campaigning with her in 2007. His company, Berkshire Hathaway, received low marks for transparency around its political spending. Paul Sakuma/Associated Press hide caption

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California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the state's "motor voter" law in hopes of boosting turnout in future elections. The state had 42 percent turnout in the 2014 midterms, a record low. Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP hide caption

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Members of the House Freedom Caucus, approximately 40 conservative Republicans, feel that Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, wielded his gavel too forcefully. They want a speaker who will give them a bigger say in how the House runs. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., leaves after a closed House Republican election meeting to pick the next GOP House speaker nominee on Thursday in Washington, D.C. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Fla. leaves a House Republican special leadership election meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, is stepping down and retiring from Congress at the end of the month after nearly five years in the role. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy talks to reporters at the Capitol after announcing that he will not be a candidate for speaker of the House. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., joked on Twitter that things weren't going very "smooth" for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. — unlike his own scrumptious fruit smoothie. Twitter hide caption

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Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada says a defective exercise resistance band caused injuries to his eye, face and ribs. He and his wife are seeking more than $50,000 in damages. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush talks to voters at the Scott County Republican Party's Ronald Reagan Dinner on Tuesday in Bettendorf, Iowa. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (left) of California gestures toward outgoing House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio during a news conference on Capitol Hill. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Secretary Jack Lew stands in his office at the U.S. Department of the Treasury in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (left) and ranking member Rep. John Conyers said their proposal comes after months of negotiations "to ensure our federal criminal laws and regulations appropriately punish wrongdoers ... and do not waste taxpayer dollars." J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton announced Wednesday she opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal that the White House strongly supports. Jim Cole/AP hide caption

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