Prudent Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan’s post-election refrain is “prudence.” He thinks Republicans should be strategic and cautious as they deal with the president. Over the weekend, he spoke about this theme at the National Review Institute’s summit. He also spoke with NRO about his role in the House, and his relationship with the speaker.

Robert Costa — Robert Costa is National Review's Washington editor and a CNBC political analyst. He manages NR's Capitol Hill bureau and covers the White House, Congress, and national campaigns. ...

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