- Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan says he'll serve as House speaker if he can be a "unity candidate." On Tuesday, he agreed to run only if the 247 members of the House Republican Conference would rally behind him.
- Fresh off a meeting with President Obama, Ahmed Mohamed—the 14-year-old Texas boy who was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school when authorities mistook it for a gun—is moving with his family to Qatar.
- Democrats blocked a bill intended to crack down on sanctuary cities.
- A police officer was shot and killed last night in New York City while pursuing an armed robbery suspect.
- Apple and Dropbox have joined other tech companies in opposing the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act that Senate Republicans are hoping to pass next week.
- Is Ben Carson the most boring person running for president? Doesn't matter, he's still gaining in GOP polls, with support at 22 percent in the latest Washington Post-ABC News survey. Trump's support held relatively steady at 32 percent, while the only other GOP presidential candidate in the double-digits was Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, at 10 percent.
New at Reason:
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Does Hillary Clinton Want Your Guns? The Democratic presidential candidate thinks Australia's mass confiscation of firearms "is a good example." — By Jacob Sullum
Forced Silence: Campaign finance rules and the politicians and prosecutors who manipulate them are a threat to freedom. — By John Stossel