Tag Archives: Paul Ryan

Ryan: I’m Betting On Kevin McCarthy As Next Speaker

Roll Call reports: Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s Thursday interview with David M. Rubenstein, president of the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., started with an admission that he has no regrets — “none whatsoever” — about retiring. It then diverted into a wide array of topics including his replacement, future plans and policy goals for his last few months in office. ...

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Paul Ryan: Jim Jordan Is A Man Of Honesty, Integrity

The Hill reports: Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Wednesday vigorously defended Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who is facing allegations that he ignored reports that a team doctor was sexually abusing college athletes while Jordan was a wrestling coach at Ohio State University decades ago. “Jim Jordan is a friend of mine. We haven’t always agreed with each other over the ...

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Paul Ryan On Jim Jordan Allegations: It’s Serious But I’ll Wait Until The University Completes Its Investigation

USA Today reports: House Speaker Paul Ryan has weighed in on accusations that Republican Rep. Jim Jordan ignored allegations of sexual abuse while he was an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State University decades ago. Through a spokesman, Ryan said the university was right to investigate the claims and that he would await the outcome of the review. “These are ...

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Paul Ryan: Trey Gowdy Is Right, There Is No “Spygate”

The Hill reports: Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Wednesday pushed back against President Trump’s “spygate” claims, siding with Rep. Trey Gowdy’s (R-S.C.) defense of the FBI’s investigation into Trump’s campaign and Russia. “Chairman Gowdy’s initial assessment is accurate, but we have more digging to do,” Ryan told reporters during his weekly news conference. A week after a closed-door briefing on ...

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Paul Ryan: I “Disagree” With Trump’s Tariffs On Allies

Not that he’ll do anything about it: House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Thursday condemned President Trump’s decision to impose a new set of steel and aluminum tariffs against close trading allies.  “I disagree with this decision,” Ryan said in a statement after Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the new duties Thursday morning. “Instead of addressing the real problems in ...

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Midterms: Dems Run On GOP’s Obamacare Sabotage

Politico reports: Democrats are confidently running on Obamacare for the first time in a decade. They’ve got a unified message blaming Republicans for “sabotaging” the health law, leading to a cascade of sky-high insurance premiums that will come just before the November midterm elections. They’re rolling out ads featuring people helped by the law. And Tuesday, they’re starting a campaign ...

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Sheldon Adelson Commits $30M To GOP Midterms

Fox News reports: Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has committed to a $30 million cash infusion for a House Republican group, a move that will boost GOP chances of fighting off energized Democrats in the midterm elections. The donation to the House GOP-aligned Congressional Leadership Fund was sealed last week when Speaker Paul Ryan and his entourage met with ...

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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy: The GOP Will Hold The House Because Americans Are Too Smart

“People can underestimate us. They’ve done that before. All they want to do is capture this government to try to impeach this president or stop anything from happening, or raising your taxes. I think the American public is too smart for that. I’m very confident that we can keep the majority. I know that history plays against us, but remember ...

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US House Chaplain Rescinds His Resignation

The Washington Post reports: The Rev. Patrick J. Conroy, the House chaplain who announced his resignation under pressure last month, informed Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) Thursday that he wanted to rescind his offer and remain in his position at least through the end of this year. In a two-page letter, Conroy informed Ryan that he gave in to pressure ...

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Bryan Fischer Celebrates Firing Of US House Chaplain, Falsely Claims Jesuit Priest Is Openly Gay And Married

American Family Association spokes-bigot Bryan Fischer is thrilled that Paul Ryan fired the US House chaplain, claiming that the Jesuit priest is openly gay and married to a man. Fischer, shockingly, is wrong on both counts. Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: “Here is a good news item for the day,” Fischer declared. “He is an out gay man, ...

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Paul Ryan Forces Out House Chaplain After Prayer That “There Are No Winners And Losers In New Tax Laws”

Mother Jones reports: Reverend Patrick Conroy, the chaplain for the US House of Representatives, surprised federal lawmakers when he announced his retirement earlier this month. As it turns out, his move wasn’t voluntary. New reports suggest that the chaplain, who is a Roman Catholic priest, was forced out by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.). The move raises questions from religious ...

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Paul Ryan: I’m Not Leaving Because Of Trump [VIDEO]

Axios reports: House Speaker Paul Ryan told CNBC’s Joe Kernen Tuesday that it’s “fake news” that he’s leaving Congress because he doesn’t want to deal with President Trump anymore. Yes, but: Ryan allies told Axios earlier this month that once Ryan passed tax reform, his longtime dream, he was ready to step out of the frustrating role of Speaker, in ...

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Paul Ryan: No Need For Law To Protect Mueller

NBC News reports: Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said he doesn’t believe there is a need for Congress to pass any kind of legislation aimed at protecting special counsel Robert Mueller from termination. “I don’t think it’s necessary,” the Wisconsin Republican said during an interview on NBC’s “Meet The Press” when specifically asked whether or not he would bring ...

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Paul Ryan Backs Kevin McCarthy For House Speaker

Talking Points Memo reports: House Speaker Paul Ryan has endorsed his top lieutenant, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, to be his successor, giving a significant boost to the Californian’s candidacy in hopes of averting a divisive contest that could make an already difficult election year even tougher for divided Republicans. “We all think that Kevin is the right person,” Ryan, R-Wis., said ...

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Hardliner Jim Jordan Might Run For House Speaker

The Washington Post reports: Rep. Jim Jordan, a prominent and polarizing conservative leader, is strongly considering a run for House speaker in a bid that could upend the race to succeed Paul D. Ryan. Two Republican lawmakers said they had spoken with Jordan (R-Ohio) since Ryan announced his retirement Wednesday, and both said that they got the impression that Jordan ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Speaker Paul Ryan Announces Retirement

CNBC reports: House Republicans are scheduled to take reporters’ questions on Wednesday, shortly following the announcement from Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., that he won’t seek re-election in 2018. The speaker himself is expected to discuss his decision at the press conference, said Ryan’s counselor Brendan Buck, who confirmed a wave of reports in a statement on Wednesday morning. “This morning ...

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BREAKING: House Speaker Paul Ryan To Retire

CNBC reports: House Speaker Paul Ryan has privately told confidants he does not plan to run for re-election this year, multiple reports said Wednesday. The Wisconsin Republican could announce his decision “soon,” according to the news outlet. The GOP faces a tough fight to hold on to a House majority in November amid Democratic enthusiasm and opposition to some policies ...

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House GOP To Seek Balanced Budget Amendment

The Hill reports: House Republicans will push for a balanced budget amendment after they return from recess. The report follows the passage of the $1.3 trillion omnibus package to fund the government through September. That bill was ripped by conservatives in the House and Senate, and President Trump vowed to never approve a similar bill again. Calls for a balanced-budget ...

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REPUBLICAN RUMOR: Paul Ryan Soon To Hit The Exit

The Hill reports: Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.) told a local news station that there is a “rumor” that Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will resign soon, stepping up speculation about the Speaker’s political future. “The rumor mill is that Paul Ryan is getting ready to resign in the next 30 to 60 days and that Steve Scalise will be the new ...

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SPIN HARDER: Rep. Paul Ryan Shrugs Off Conor Lamb’s Result Because He’s An “Anti-Pelosi Conservative”

According to House Speaker Paul Ryan, conservatives actually won in Pennsylvania yesterday because Conor Lamb is one of them. CNN reports: Speaking to reporters at the weekly Republican leadership news conference Wednesday, Ryan defined Democrat Conor Lamb as a “pro-life, pro-gun, anti-Nancy Pelosi conservative” and noted that there wasn’t a Democratic primary that would have pulled Lamb to the left. ...

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