GOP nominates Ryan as speaker, House set to OK

By Alan Fram – The Associated Press

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 28:  Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) (C) speaks to the media while flanked by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Chairman of the House Republican Conference Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) after House Republicans nominated him to be the next Speaker of the House at the US Capitol October 28, 2015 in Washington, DC. Ryan will replace outgoing House Speaker John Boehner.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 28: Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) (C) speaks to the media while flanked by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Chairman of the House Republican Conference Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) after House Republicans nominated him to be the next Speaker of the House at the US Capitol October 28, 2015 in Washington, DC. Ryan will replace outgoing House Speaker John Boehner. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

House Republicans nominated Rep. Paul Ryan on Wednesday to become the chamber’s next speaker, rallying behind a youthful overachiever they hope will guide them out of weeks of internal feuding and disarray and point the party toward accomplishments they can highlight in next year’s elections.

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