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Paul Ryan

Biden, Ryan face decisions that could shape politics for years to come

Former rivals Vice President Joe Biden and Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan are facing looming decisions that will help shape the future of American politics. Neither Ryan, who is being pressured to run for House speaker, nor Biden, who is weighing another presidential run, has made up his mind, according to those close to the two men. The dual clocks, meanwhile, are ticking down fast. Biden and Ryan, who faced off to a draw in the 2012 vice presidential debate, in some ways are confronting similar decisions from parallel perspectives: family is the key. Both have savvy spouses who serve as their main political advisers and biggest boosters. But multiple people familiar with their...