Tag Archives: Paul Ryan

House Speaker Paul Ryan Denies Retirement Reports

The Hill reports: Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) says he’s not quitting Congress anytime soon. Asked at the end of his weekly press conference whether he was leaving Congress “soon,” Ryan chuckled and replied as he walked off the stage: “I’m not, no.” Rumors have been swirling for weeks that Ryan — who this October marked his second year in the ...

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House Votes To Avert Weekend Government Shutdown

ABC News reports: The House on Thursday passed a stopgap spending bill to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and buy time for challenging talks on a wide range of unfinished business on Capitol Hill. The measure passed mostly along party lines, 235-193, and would keep the government running through Dec. 22. The Senate was expected to swiftly approve the ...

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Paul Ryan: Roy Moore Should Step Aside If He Cares About The Values He Claims To Care About [VIDEO]

CNN reports: House Speaker Paul Ryan urged Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore to step aside Tuesday morning just a day after another accuser came forward alleging that Moore assaulted her when she was a teenager. “He should step aside,” Ryan said during his news conference. “Number one, these allegations are credible. Number two, if he cares about the values that ...

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House Speaker Paul Ryan: Praying Is The Right Thing To Do After Mass Shootings Because “Prayer Works”

Those people in Texas were literally praying in church when they were murdered. But prayer totally works. The Hill reports: Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) in an interview broadcast Monday dismissed criticism of his tweet saying the Texas shooting victims “need our prayers,” arguing “prayer works.” “It’s disappointing. It’s sad and this is what you’ll get from the far secular left. ...

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REPORT: Trump Regrets Prioritizing Obamacare Repeal And It’s Totally Paul Ryan’s Fault That It Didn’t Happen

The Associated Press reports: It started out cold as ice, and then turned warm and friendly. Now the tortured relationship between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan has gone cool again, with the Republican president making clear he has no qualms about bucking the GOP leader to cut deals with his Democratic foes. The two men dined at ...

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Paul Ryan On DACA: Congress Must Work For A Solution To Protect Young People Who Did Nothing Wrong

Via press release from House Speaker Paul Ryan: However well-intentioned, President Obama’s DACA program was a clear abuse of executive authority, an attempt to create law out of thin air. Just as the courts have already struck down similar Obama policy, this was never a viable long-term solution to this challenge. Congress writes laws, not the president, and ending this ...

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Paul Ryan Bucks Trump On Scrapping DACA

CNN report: House Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday gave a major boost to legislative efforts to preserve protections for young undocumented immigrants — and urged President Donald Trump to not tear up the program. Responding to a question about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, on his hometown radio station WCLO in Janesville, Wisconsin, Ryan said Congress was working ...

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Paul Ryan Limply Pushes Back On Trump’s Threat To Shut Down Government Over Border Wall Funding

Talking Points Memo reports: House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Wednesday said he doesn’t “think a government shutdown is necessary,” though President Donald Trump has suggested he would be willing to threaten a shutdown to get funding for his proposed border wall. “I don’t think a government shutdown is necessary, and I don’t think most people want to see a ...

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Melania Trump Condemns “Hateful” Nazi Rally

Minutes ago Melania Trump followed House Speaker Paul Ryan and Republican National Committee chairperson Ronna Romney McDaniel in condemning today’s Nazi rally in Charlotteville, Virginia, where thousands of white supremacist Trump supporters have clashed with riot police and counter-protesters. The president himself has thus far remained glaringly silent. The scene, at the moment, is relatively calm after Virginia Gov. Terry ...

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Right Wing Group Launches $2.5M Ad Campaign To Pressure House Republicans On Tax Cuts [VIDEO]

CNN reports: A conservative group is launching a major $2.5 million ad buy Wednesday to ramp up public pressure on Republican members of Congress to address tax reform. American Action Network’s Middle-Class Growth Initiative, a nonprofit funded by House Speaker Paul Ryan supporters, unveiled a new TV ad that will run on national cable throughout the August recess while lawmakers ...

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Macho Macho Man Paul Ryan Rides A Horse In Texas In Clip Promoting Trump’s Racist Border Wall [VIDEO]

The Week snorts: House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has made a short action-adventure movie to convince you that “it is time for The Wall” and also that “The Wall” is “cool.” The 30-second clip, posted to his Twitter feed Tuesday, recaps the fun, informative trip Ryan made to the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this year, where he apparently spent much of ...

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House Speaker Paul Ryan Vows GOP Will “Stick The Landing” With Tax Cuts For The Wealthy [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said over the weekend that Republicans would “stick the landing” on a major tax reform bill after failing to repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s health care reform law. “It is more important to us than anything that we get tax reform done,” Ryan told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo. “Because we ...

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The Wreck Of The McConnell Fitzgerald

According to multiple reports on Twitter, this morning House Speaker Paul Ryan reacted to the Obamacare repeal failure with a reading of the lyrics to Canadian pop singer Gordon Lightfoot’s 1976’s hit single, The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald. As our older readers surely recall, the song is about the still unexplained 1975 sinking of the freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald ...

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Sleeveless Attire Now Banned From US House

CBS News reports: A young, female reporter recently tried to enter a guarded room known as the Speaker’s lobby outside the House chamber, but her outfit was considered inappropriate because her shoulders weren’t covered. She was wearing a sleeveless dress. Forced to improvise, she ripped out pages from her notebook and stuffed them into her dress’s shoulder openings to create ...

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Paul Ryan Pleads For Unity In Wake Of Shooting: An Attack On One Of Us Is An Attack On All Of Us [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) addressed the House on Wednesday after the shooting at the Republican congressional baseball practice. “We are united in our shock, united in our anguish. An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us,” Ryan said. He named the victims of the shootings, including two Capitol Police officers, ...

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8th Graders Refuse Photo-Op With Paul Ryan

Mashable reports: Speaker Ryan is one of the most unpopular politicians in the country — and he’s polling particularly poorly among one 8th grade class. Eighth grade students from South Orange Middle School in South Orange, New Jersey were on a school trip to Washington D.C. on Friday when they were given a very special opportunity: a photo-op with Speaker ...

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Drudge: Gianforte Should Also Beat Up Paul Ryan

The Washington Examiner reports: Matt Drudge, editor and founder of the Drudge Report, had a little fun with the victory of Republican Greg Gianforte in the special election for Montana’s vacant U.S. House seat. Drudge sent out a tweet giving a nod to the tough-guy image Gianforte has made for himself after he was cited for misdemeanor assault against a ...

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Republican Super PAC Launches $2M Pro-Trumpcare Ad Blitz In Vulnerable GOP US House Districts [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: An outside GOP group aligned with Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) unveiled a $2 million TV ad blitz on Tuesday defending the legislation to replace ObamaCare ahead of the highly anticipated Congressional Budget Office analysis of its effects. American Action Network’s ad will run in 21 House districts and nationally on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to tout the GOP’s ...

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Audio Emerges Of GOP House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy Telling Paul Ryan That “Putin Pays Trump”

The Washington Post reports: A month before Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination, one of his closest allies in Congress — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy — made a politically explosive assertion in a private conversation on Capitol Hill with his fellow GOP leaders: that Trump could be the beneficiary of payments from Russian President Vladimir Putin. “There’s two people ...

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Paul Ryan Slams “Bogus Attack From The Left” Over GOP House Reps Not Reading Trumpcare Bill [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Sunday dismissed “bogus” criticism that Republicans in the House rushed their healthcare bill to a vote before some of its members read the bill. “I think this is kind of a bogus attack from the left,” Ryan said during an interview on ABC’s “This Week.” He was asked about concessions from ...

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