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House Conservatives Not Willing to 'Play Dead' for Ryan in 2016

  • Speaker faces more muscular demands from Freedom Caucus
  • Republicans to hash out legislative plan at Baltimore retreat
President Barack Obama shakes hands with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan before delivering the State of the Union speech on Jan. 12, 2016, in Washington.

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan before delivering the State of the Union speech on Jan. 12, 2016, in Washington.

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U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan had a good run in his first few weeks on the job, clearing out several high-profile bills in a year-end rush.

The good times may not last.