When Paul Ryan was the GOP’s vice presidential nominee in 2012, he was repeatedly stymied by Mitt Romney aides when he wanted to give a speech on poverty.

Now, three weeks before the Iowa Caucuses, Ryan, who has become Speaker of the House, is having the last word. On Saturday, in South Carolina, he hosted seven leading GOP presidential candidates for in an in depth discussion of the issue that is most near and dear to his heart.

By: Zeke J. Miller, TIME

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