Carson: ‘I Like Paul Ryan’ ‘Hopefully’ He’ll Decide to Run for Speaker

Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson said that he likes Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) and “hopefully he will decide that he wants to” run for speaker in an interview aired on Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports.” When asked what he thought of Ryan as a “compromise choice” for speaker, Carson said, “I like Paul Ryan. He’s a thoughtful individual and — but the question is, you know, what do the other representatives think about him? And you know, hopefully he will decide that he wants to do this, and will present his philosophy of leadership, along with others, and they can make an intelligent decision.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
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Watch: Fox Sports Hypes USA-Mexico Soccer Match with Video Featuring Donald Trump

Fox Sports’ soccer account tweeted out a video Friday hyping up the October 10 matchup between the United States Men’s National Team and Mexico’s National team. The video uses some of GOP front-runner Donald Trump’s nicer comments regarding Mexicans as “having amazing spirit,” but then plays his comments of the United States, “Our country has tremendous people, tremendous potential.” The video closes with Trump’s comments saying, “We will make America great again.” This is the opposite of what a Mexican television station did, when they used Trump’s negative comments on Mexico to hype up their fans for the upcoming match. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
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Den Rep. Gutiérrez: ‘Speaker’ Paul Ryan ‘Would Be Good’ for GOP, House, Country

Friday on  MSNBC, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) said Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) doesn’t want to be House Speaker because he would have to work with the “extreme” Republicans who want to take away the rights of gays, woman and minorities. Gutiérrez said, “Look, they cannibalize their own. First Cantor, then McCarthy, before that Boehner. That’s why Paul Ryan doesn’t want to be the Speaker of the House. He doesn’t want to be the Speaker of the House because he understands that there are 35, 40 Republican members of the House that didn’t come here to govern. They came here to destroy government. They came here to take the government down. They don’t want to coalesce and work with the other side of the aisle. They want to take the country backwards.” He continued, “Yesterday I was at a hearing, the judiciary committee. What do they want to do now they have a new committee and a new investigation into Planned Parenthood. Why? Because they want to turn the clock back on women. They want women to go back to the ’50s and that ‘Mad Men’ series that we watch on cable TV where women didn’t have rights. That’s what they
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Cruz: ‘I Don’t Believe’ Trump Will Be the Nominee

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In an interview set to air on WABC-AM on Sunday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) touted himself as a Republican presidential candidate and said he believed that the current front-runner Donald Trump will not ultimately prevail as the party’s nominee. Cruz explained to host WABC’s Rita Cosby it was his view that eventually Trump’s current supporters would find their way to support his candidacy and stated his record going up again Washington as the reason why. “[I] think in time I don’t believe Donald is going to be the nominee and I think in time the lion’s share of his supporters end up with us,” Cruz said. “And I think the reason is what I was just saying, that if you look to the records of all the Republican candidates there’s a big difference between my record and that of everyone else if you ask, who has stood up to Washington? Cruz did acknowledge having Trump in the field has been a positive for his effort because it highlighted who will be the one to “stand up to Washington.” “I’ll note, you know I think the most beneficial thing Donald Trump’s involvement in the race has been, I think his involvement
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