Two leaders made pivotal political decisions this week; Joe Biden announced that he will not be running for president, while  Rep. Paul Ryan announced that he might run for speaker of the house if certain conditions are met.

The time window for a successful presidential campaign has closed, Biden said, but that does not mean that he will be inactive in the political world.

“We intend to spend the next 15 months fighting for what we’ve always cared about,” Biden said. “I am absolutely certain we are fully capable of accomplishing extraordinary things.”

Paul Ryan said that he will run for speaker of the house under the conditions that he receives full support from his party and that the job does not interfere with his family time.

“I’ve left the decisions in their hands,” Ryan said. “Should they agree with the requests, I am happy and willing to get to work.”

The conference election for speaker of the house will be Oct. 28, and voting will take place on the house floor Oct. 29, said current Speaker of the House John Boehner.

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