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Ryan Rundown: Speaker meets with Saudi King, praises Israel

In this week's Ryan Rundown: U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan meets with Saudi King Salman during a trip to the Middle East.

The Janesville Republican also said GOP delegates will determine any convention rule changes. Pundits, meanwhile, disagree on the likelihood and potential for success of a Ryan presidential bid.

News/feature

- Paul Ryan at Knesset: Israel-US alliance 'more important than ever'
http://i24news.tv/en/news/israel/diplomacy-defense/108504-160404-paul-ryan-at-knesset-israel-us-alliance-more-important-than-ever

- Saudi King receives US Speaker of the House Paul Ryan
http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2016/04/07/Saudi-King-receives-US-speaker-of-the-house-Paul-Ryan.html

- Israel 'our indispensable ally' in war on Islamic terror, says Paul Ryan on visit to Jerusalem
http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-our-indispensable-ally-in-war-on-islamic-terror-says-paul-ryan-on-visit-to-jerusalem/

- Paul Ryan's tea party challenger answers #NeverTrump with #NeverRyan
http://washingtontimes.com/news/2016/apr/5/paul-ryans-tea-party-challenger-answers-nevertrump/

- Paul Ryan: Convention rules changes up to the delegates
http://washingtontimes.com/news/2016/apr/4/paul-ryan-convention-rules-changes-delegates/

- Paul Ryan, fee diversion and presidential politics
http://ipwatchdog.com/2016/04/03/paul-ryan-fee-diversion-and-presidential-politics/id=67937/

- Charles Koch is privately committed to getting Ryan nominated in Cleveland
http://huffingtonpost.com/entry/57029099e4b083f5c6082b95

- Ryan insists he won't be GOP nominee
http://wisn.com/38847610

- Paul Ryan on becoming president: 'Get my name out of that'
http://washingtonexaminer.com/paul-ryan-on-becoming-president-get-my-name-out-of-that/article/2587558

- Top Republicans talking up Paul Ryan as nominee
http://politico.com/story/2016/04/paul-ryan-republican-nominee-convention-221522

- Concerns about Paul Ryan emerging out of Ted Cruz-created contested convention as nominee dominates Wisconsin [Hahn]
http://breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/04/02/concerns-paul-ryan-emerging-ted-cruz-created-contested-convention-nominee-dominate-wisconsin/

- 'I've already said that that's not me' ... Paul Ryan in Israel dismisses talk of being Republicans' compromise pick
http://timesofisrael.com/paul-ryan-in-israel-dismisses-talk-of-being-republicans-compromise-pick/

- Ryan spox posts 6-word tweet to Drudge after website pushes possibility of Ryan candidacy
http://theblaze.com/stories/2016/04/07/paul-ryan-spox

- Why picking Paul Ryan (or anyone else) at the GOP convention carries its own risks
https://washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/04/04/why-picking

- 2 reasons Paul Ryan would be a hard sell to Republican voters
http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2016/04/04/3766138/paul-ryan-republican-nomination-trump-cruz/

- Will Paul Ryan be the Republican nominee? 2:19 video analysis by Amber Phillips
https://washingtonpost.com/video/politics/will-paul-ryan-be-the-republican-nominee/2016/04/04/1b89a9d4-fa96-11e5-813a-90ab563f0dde_video.html

- Ted Cruz, not Paul Ryan, would probably win a contested convention
http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/ted-cruz-not-paul-ryan-would-probably-win-a-contested-convention

- Ryan for president? Hatch says 'there's potential' in brokered RNC convention
http://ibtimes.com/paul-ryan-president-orrin-hatch-says-theres-potential-brokered-republican-convention-2350251

- Paul Ryan tries to steal credit from President Obama for Zika virus funding
http://politicususa.com/2016/04/06/paul-ryan-steal-credit-president-obama-zika-virus-funding.html

- Wisconsin voters reject Paul Ryan on trade
http://breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/04/05/wisconsin-voters-reject-paul-ryan-trade/

- Ryan's 3 Catholic rules for Washington ... 'People are the solution,' says the Republican speaker of the House
http://aleteia.org/2016/04/04/paul-ryans-three-catholic-rules-for-washington

- Trump and Palin battle Cruz in Wisconsin, as Ryan lurks
http://breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/04/02/donald-trump-and-sarah-palin-battle-ted-cruz-in-wisconsin-as-paul-ryan-lurks/

- Ryan's hometown becomes center of GOP infighting
https://rollcall.com/news/politics/paul-ryans-hometown-becomes-center-gop-infighting

- SNL Outtake: Paul Ryan, John Boehner star in 'Establishment Shuffle' (Video)
http://tvline.com/2016/04/06/saturday-night-live-paul-ryan-establishment-shuffle-snl-video/

- Paul Ryan just now realized he was ignorant about poverty
http://alternet.org/economy/paul-ryan-just-now-realized-he-was-ignorant-about-poverty

Opinion/Analysis

- Mike Allen: Paul Ryan 'more calculating and ambitious than he lets on'
http://breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/04/04/mike-allen-paul-ryan-calculating-ambitious-lets/

- Paul Rosenberg: Ryan is an absolute joke: The facts and numbers make it clear
http://salon.com/2016/04/02/paul_ryan_is_an_absolute_joke_the_facts_and_numbers_make_it_clear_gop_economic_plans_are_an_absolute_fantasy/

- Alan J. Borsuk: Will Wisconsin humble some big egos? Analysis of Trump, Clinton, Walker, Ryan, Priebus, Kasich, Cruz, Sanders
http://cnn.com/2016/04/04/opinions/wisconsin-humble-political-celebrities-opinion-borsuk/

- Charles Pierce: Paul Ryan is very bad at pretending to not run for president
http://esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a43613/paul-ryan-nomination/

- Caitlin Huey-Burns: The 'draft Paul Ryan' pipe dream
http://realclearpolitics.com/articles/2016/04/05/the_draft_paul_ryan_pipe_dream.html

- Jonathan Chait: Paul Ryan is running for president
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/04/paul-ryan-is-running-for-president.html

- Jennifer Rubin: Paul Ryan could be the last hope for Republicans
http://chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-paul-ryan-president-republican-convention-20160404-story.html

- Matt O'Brien: Donald Trump is just Paul Ryan on steroids
https://washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/04/05/donald-trump-is-just-paul-ryan-on-steroids/

- Heather Cox Richardson: This war is for America's soul: Donald Trump, Paul Ryan and how wealthy white elites protect themselves
http://salon.com/2016/04/05/this_war_is_for_americas_soul_donald_trump_paul_ryan_and_how_wealthy_white_elites_protect_themselves/

- Lynn Stuart Parramore: Paul Ryan's curious mea culpa and the truth about 'makers and takers' the right willfully ignores
http://salon.com/2016/04/05/paul_ryans_curious_mea_culpa_and_the_truth_about_makers_and_takers_the_right_willfully_ignores_partner/

- Ezekiel Kweku: The repentant rhetoric of Paul Ryan
http://mtv.com/news/2861388/the-repentant-rhetoric-of-paul-ryan/

- Josh Vorhees: Trump apocalypse watch: Is Paul Ryan a white knight or a horseman?
http://slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/04/04/trump_apocalypse_watch_is_paul_ryan_a_white_knight_or_a_horseman.html

- Simon Maloy: The 'draft Paul Ryan' fantasy: A soothing fiction to make donor-class Republicans feel better
http://salon.com/2016/04/04/the_draft_paul_ryan_fantasy_a_soothing_fiction_to_make_donor_class_republicans_feel_better/

- Martin Matishak: Why the GOP won't give up on Paul Ryan as a presidential nominee
http://thefiscaltimes.com/2016/04/04/Why-GOP-Won-t-Give-Paul-Ryan-Presidential-Nominee

- Jake Novak: Forget Trump. Paul Ryan is the likely GOP nominee
http://cnbc.com/2016/04/05/forget-trump-paul-ryan-is-the-likely-gop-nominee-commentary.html

- Kathleen Parker: Paul Ryan could make 2016 normal again
https://washingtonpost.com/opinions/paul-ryan-could-make-2016-normal-again/2016/04/05/ca6dc99c-fb6f-11e5-886f-a037dba38301_story.html

- Tina Nguyen: Why everybody seems to think Paul Ryan wants to be president
http://vanityfair.com/news/2016/04/paul-ryan-president-convention

- Sean Illing: The Koch brothers don't get it: Their latest push to nominate Paul Ryan at the convention is dead in the water
http://salon.com/2016/04/06/the_koch_brothers_dont_get_it_their_latest_push_to_nominate_paul_ryan_at_the_convention_is_dead_in_the_water/

- John Kass: Paul Ryan, GOP establishment Nosferatu
http://chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-republican-presidential-trump-ryan-kass-0407-20160406-column.html

- Hamilton Nolan: Paul Ryan is a very dangerous man
http://gawker.com/paul-ryan-is-a-very-dangerous-man-1769394494

- Paul Waldman: No, Paul Ryan can't ride in to save the GOP
https://washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2016/04/05/no-paul-ryan-cant-ride-in-to-save-the-gop/

- David Harsanyi: Sorry, Donald Trump is nothing like Paul Ryan
http://thefederalist.com/2016/04/05/sorry-donald-trump-is-nothing-like-paul-ryan/

- John Cornyn: Contested convention likely, but Paul Ryan as nominee isn't
http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2016/04/john-cornyn-contested-convention-likely-but-paul-ryan-as-nominee-isnt.html/

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