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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., and the GOP leadership take questions from reporters at the Republican National Committee Headquarters in Washington, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Ryan said Congress "can't deal with speculation and innuendo" and must gather all relevant information before "rushing to judgment" on President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Ryan on Trump: 'He clearly did have a bad two weeks'

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Friday that despite President Trump's "bad two weeks," Congress is still moving ahead on its agenda, which he says gives him optimism for 2018 and 2020. Published May 19, 2017

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Dent: McCarthy's comment on Trump, Putin not a serious issue

Rep. Charlie Dent said Thursday that the leaked transcript of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy talking about Russian payments to then-presidential candidate Donald Trump last year wasn't a serious comment. Published May 18, 2017