House Speaker Paul Ryan Faces Same "structural differences and problems"

Nov 4, 2015

This week marks Paul Ryan's first week  as the new Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. On this politics day edition of River to River, Ben Kieffer talks with political experts Hans Hassell of Cornell College and Chris Larimer of the University of Northern Iowa. They share their predictions of how Ryan will fare in House leadership.

"You're going to end up with in-fighting among Republicans on how to proceed in the face of a veto threat from President Obama," says Hassell. "These structural differences and problems haven't gone away."

They also discuss the latest developments on the political landscape, including Senator Chuck Grassley's 12,000 vote cast in the U.S. Senate, and what 2016 presidential candidates are focusing on just 88 days before the Iowa caucuses.