What We're Following This Morning

The Benghazi hearing: Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state who is now the Democratic presidential front-runner, will testify today before the House Select Committee on Benghazi about the attacks at the U.S. Consulate in Libya on September 11, 2012, that killed four Americans. As David reported: “It’s a high-stakes encounter for both the committee’s Republican leaders and Clinton.”

The road to the speakership: Congressman Paul Ryan is a step closer to becoming speaker after a majority of the members of the House Freedom Caucus voted to support him. As Russell reported earlier this week, Ryan bowed to the growing calls that he seek the position, but with a caveat: that he has near-unanimous support from the GOP. The vote fell short of the four-fifths majority needed for the caucus to give Ryan its official endorsement, but it did showcase unity in a party that has been riven by conflict.  

A clean sweep: The New York Mets completed a four-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs, winning 8-3 at Wrigley Field and reaching their fifth World Series. They will play the winner of the American League Championship Series—either the Kansas City Royals or the Toronto Blue Jays—next week.