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5 Photos to Help Put You in the Irish Spirit

March 17, 2017

Yesterday, the Friends of Ireland luncheon continued under another Irish speaker whose own family traces their roots to the potato farms of Kilkenny. Read More

8 Photos: Who Speaker Ryan Welcomed to the Capitol

March 02, 2017

From early morning to late at night, Capitol Hill was buzzing with activity on Tuesday. As Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan is also the de facto host for Joint Session events. In that spirit of hospitality, here are some of the folks who Speaker Ryan welcomed to the Capitol complex. Read More

8 Photos from Speaker Ryan's Border Tour

February 25, 2017

Speaker Ryan and his congressional delegation arrived in McAllen, Texas, on a record hot February day—98 degrees—with a busy schedule ahead of them. They came to listen and to learn from the experts who know best about border security. Now, in eight photos, here is what the speaker saw and did during his tour of the Rio Grande Valley. Read More

The Best Photos from January

February 06, 2017

January was a busy month in Washington—perhaps the busiest one in years—but often times, what we see on prime time TV only tells half the story. Here are nine, behind-the-scenes photos that help fill in the gaps and highlight a few key moments from the Speaker's perspective. 1. Look Your Best - Speaker Ryan shows his son, Charlie, how to tie a tie. Read More

Behind the Lens: Opening Day with Speaker Ryan

January 10, 2017

Paul Ryan was elected to his first full term as Speaker of the House with little drama last week. If anything, headlines took note of a quick but funny exchange that happened after he was elected. But in the moments before he took hold of the gavel, Paul Ryan was focused on a more important role, as a father of three. That, and more, in seven photos below. 1. Look Your Best: Speaker Ryan shows his son, Charlie, how to tie a tie. Read More

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