House Speaker Paul Ryan will meet with Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican Presidential nominee, on Thursday, to discuss party unification, and the possibility of supporting his nomination.
Today Speaker Ryan met with the press to discuss the meeting, and his current thinking on the Trump nomination. Ryan, who currently does not support Trump for the nomination, emphasized that the party has just been through a long, grueling primary process, and acknowledged that divisions are strong within the party.
He feels that the party must unify before he can give his support, and this unification process will take some time, under the current circumstances. He fears that if the process is rushed, then the Republican party will only be working at half-strength when they challenge the Democratic nominee for the White House in the fall.
Watch and read Speaker Ryan discuss Thursday’s meeting with Trump (NBC)
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The General, 1927
A film by Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman
A silent-era comedy: Buster Keaton amidst a civil war milieu. (Browse our Movie Archive)
Horror Express, 1976
A film by Eugenio Martín
A scientist (Christopher Lee) discovers a frozen anthropological specimen on an expedition to Manchuria. He brings it back to civilization on a train, but the voyage goes tragically wrong when the creature thaws and reanimates. (Browse our Movie Archive)
A film by Irving Pichel
When a worker (Mickey Rooney) borrows $20 from the cash register, he triggers a series of events leading to a string of escalating crimes. Starring Mickey Rooney, Peter Lorre, Jean Cagney. (Browse our Movie Archive)
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, 1919
A film by Robert Wiene
Considered the first modern horror movie, this silent film is a German Expressionist classic, featuring a sinister hypnotist, Dr. Caligari, who commands Cesare, an unwitting accomplice, to commit horrendous crimes. The film is viewed as a metaphor for the horrors of World War I, with Caligari representing the German war machine, and Cesare, the common German citizen, brainwashed by authority to kill. (Browse our Movie Archive)
Too Late for Tears, 1949
A film by Byron Haskin,
A young couple is torn apart by the acquisition of a large some of money. Should they turn it in, or keep it, regardless of who gets hurt? (Browse our Movie Archive)
The Pawn Shop, 1916
A film by Charlie Chaplan
Charlie portrays a bumbling pawn shop assistant. This popular silent film is filled with slap stick comedy, and features Chaplan at his best. (Browse our Movie Archive)
The Lost World, 1925
A film by Harry O. Hoyt
Explorers discover a world where prehistoric creatures, including dinosaurs and ape men, still roam, and high adventure follows. This film is based on a novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who’s best known for the Sherlock Holmes detective franchise. (Browse our Movie Archive)
Felix the Cat in Feline Follies, 1919
An animated short by Otto Messmer
This is the first appearance of Felix the cat in a cartoon.
“Master Tom is lured away from his job of protecting the house from mice by the charms of “Miss Kitty”. While he’s gone, the mice trash the house. Complications ensue.” (IMDB)
(Browse our Movie Archive)
My Man Godfrey, a film by Gregory La Cava, 1936
Godfrey Smith, a “forgotten man,” is taken found by a wealthy socialite in a scavenger hunt, and adopted as the family Butler, with amusing antics to follow. (Browse our Movie Archive)