House GOP, eager to mend wounds, votes to make Ryan speaker

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Paul Ryan captured enough House votes Thursday to become the chamber’s next speaker, as a splintered Republican Party turned to the youthful but seasoned lawmaker to mend its self-inflicted wounds and craft a conservative message to woo voters in next year’s elections.In a slow-moving roll call that mixed politics with pageantry, 218 lawmakers — a majority — called out the Wisconsin Republican’s name […]