Tag Archives: Paul Ryan

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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Nancy Pelosi Calls On Speaker Paul Ryan To Remove Devin Nunes As Chair Of House Intelligence Committee

Talking Points Memo reports: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday called on House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) to remove Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) as chair of the House Intelligence Committee over his decision to edit the committee’s controversial memo before sending it to the White House for review. “The decision of Chairman Nunes and House Republicans to release ...

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TODAY: Funding Vote As Government Shutdown Looms

Reuters reports: Republican leaders in the U.S. Congress stepped up their efforts to pass a temporary extension in funding government operations and avert a shutdown, scheduling a vote on the measure for later Thursday. For months, the Republican-controlled Congress has been struggling to fund the government, which is now operating on its third temporary funding extension since the 2018 fiscal ...

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Paul Ryan Flaccidly Objects To Trump’s Racism

Talking Points Memo reports: Nearly a day after reports surfaced that President Donald Trump referred to African countries as “shithole countries” in a White House meeting with lawmakers, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) called the remarks “unfortunate” and “unhelpful.” “So, first thing that came to my mind, was, very unfortunate, unhelpful,” Ryan said when asked about Trump’s reported comments on ...

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Trump To Plot With GOP Leaders At Camp David

The Associated Press reports: Eager for more legislative achievements before Washington’s focus shifts to the midterm elections, President Donald Trump plans to open the new year by meeting with Republican congressional leaders to map out the 2018 legislative agenda, the White House said. After returning to Washington from Florida, where he is spending the holidays, Trump will quickly host Senate ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Celebrates GOP Tax Scam Passage

Starting in the next hour: President Trump planned to hold a victory celebration at the White House on Wednesday after a massive tax reform bill cleared the House. The vote was 224-201. No Democrats voted for it, and they were joined by 12 Republicans. Republican lawmakers were expected to attend the White House ceremony, although it is unclear when Trump ...

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Today Show Host Tears Into Paul Ryan Over GOP Tax Scam: Are You Living In A Fantasy World? [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Savannah Guthrie asked Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) during an interview on NBC’s “Today” show early Wednesday if he was “living in a fantasy world” to think that the GOP tax bill will help workers. Guthrie quoted former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I), who said in an op-ed earlier this month that such an argument is ...

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OOPSIE: House Must Vote Again On GOP Tax Bill

CNBC reports: House Republicans approved sweeping changes to the U.S. tax code Tuesday, but they will have to vote again due to a procedural snag in the Senate. Lawmakers have been barreling toward the GOP goal of passing the first major tax overhaul in decades by the end of the year, but that goal will have to be delayed for ...

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House Approves GOP Tax Scam In 227-203 Vote

The New York Times reports: The House on Tuesday approved the most sweeping tax overhaul in decades, voting along party lines to enact deep and permanent tax cuts for corporations and temporary cuts for individuals. The vote puts Republicans one Senate vote and one presidential signature away from their first significant legislative achievement. The Senate is expected to approve the ...

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LIVE VIDEO: House Votes On Republican Tax Scam

The Voice Of America reports: The U.S. House of Representatives will vote Tuesday on a Republican $1.5 trillion tax bill that will provide tax relief for most Americans, but benefit the wealthy the most, according to a non-partisan tax analysis group. After the House vote, the Senate is expected to vote on the measure later Tuesday or Wednesday. If both ...

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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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