House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday he cannot yet support presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
“I’m just not ready to do that at this point. I’m not there right now,” the Wisconsin Republican told CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper” in an interview.
Ryan’s position makes him the highest-level GOP official to reject Trump since the real estate mogul became the last candidate standing in the party’s nominating contest. His move gives down-ballot Republicans cover to hold off on supporting Trump. It could also keep his agenda in the House from being overtaken by Trump’s policy positions.
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Obama Shortens Sentences For More Drug Offenders:
President Barack Obama on Thursday shortened the prison sentences for dozens of additional drug offenders, the latest in an ongoing attempt to rein in lengthy punishments for non-violent crimes.
The White House said Obama had approved reduced sentences for 58 individuals. All but one had been convicted of drug-related crimes, many of them involving the distribution of “cocaine base,” or crack.
Obama has argued that laws requiring mandatory minimum sentences for those types of crimes are unfair and has sought to reduce the prison terms for individuals who would already be free under current guidelines.
The Healthiest Ways To Cook Veggies And Boost Nutrition:
Whether you love vegetables or not, there’s one thing you know for sure: Veggies are really good for you. And you can make them even more nutritious if you prepare them in ways that maximize their benefits.
Oddly enough, that’s not likely to be raw. Studies show the process of cooking actually breaks down tough outer layers and cellular structure of many vegetables, making it easier for your body to absorb their nutrients.