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Paul Ryan, U.S. congressman (R-WI), speaks at a conference in Las Vegas, Nev., on May 16, 2014. (Photo by Rick Wilking/Reuters)

The pressure's on Paul Ryan

As of this writing, there’s a very good chance we’ll see Rep. Paul Ryan, chair of the House Ways & Means Committee, relent and take the speaker’s job -- even if temporarily -- even though he and his office have tried to shut the door at every opportunity. On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” this morning, Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) said he was fairly...

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