Rep. Paul Ryan, R- Wis., at a news conference following a meeting of House Republicans on Tuesday night. Ryan says he will run for House speaker if the disparate GOP factions can get behind him.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks at a news conference in July, as Speaker John Boehner looks on. McCarthy announced Monday he would run to replace Boehner, who is resigning.
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Pressure is building within House Speaker John Boehner's conference to oust him. Boehner is likely to hold off a challenge — for now. But he could decide to call it quits at the end of this term.
Actress Melissa Gilbert arrives at the Award of Excellence Star presentation for the Screen Actors Guild in 2007. Gilbert is trying to win a congressional seat from Michigan, where her husband is from.
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