Tag Archives: Paul Ryan

Trump Rejects Paul Ryan’s Plea To Focus On Economy

Politico reports: House Speaker Paul Ryan got President Donald Trump on the phone Sunday for one final plea on behalf of anxious Republicans: Please, please talk up the booming economy in the final hours before Election Day. But Trump, unsurprisingly, had another issue on his mind. He boasted to Ryan that his focus on immigration has fired up the base, …

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Trump Attacks “Know Nothing” Paul Ryan On Birthright Citizenship: He Should Focus On Holding The Majority

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump lashed out at Paul Ryan on Wednesday, saying the house speaker “knows nothing” about birthright citizenship. Ryan previously went against Trump’s proposed plan to sign an executive order eliminating the right to citizenship for children born in the United States. In an interview with radio station WVLK on Tuesday, Ryan responded to Trump’s plan to …

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Trump Preps To Blame GOP Leaders For Midterms Loss

Politico reports: At his rallies, President Donald Trump argues that the midterms are about one person — Donald Trump. “Get out in 2018,” Trump told a crowd in Missouri last month, “because you’re voting for me!” Privately, the president says the exact opposite. According to two people familiar with the conversations, Trump is distancing himself from a potential Republican thumping …

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Paul Ryan: Liberal Elites Are Trying To Buy Congress

CNN reports: House Speaker Paul Ryan pointed to a “green wave” of money that Democrats have infused into the midterm elections, telling a crowd of Republican supporters on Wednesday that “this is our challenge.” “We really don’t see a blue wave,” he said. “We see a green wave of money and this is our challenge. We see liberals on the …

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US House Passes Spending Bill To Avert Shutdown

The Associated Press reports: Congress has approved a bill keeping the government open through Dec. 7, as lawmakers move to avert a government shutdown looming next week. The $854 billion bill also funds the military and a host of civilian agencies for the next year. The House approved the bill, 361-61, on Wednesday, a week after the Senate approved it, …

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Paul Ryan: I Won’t Dispute The Puerto Rico Death Toll

Reuters reports: U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday he had “no reason” to dispute Puerto Rico’s official death toll of 3,000 from last year’s Hurricane Maria, speaking after his fellow Republican President Donald Trump accused Democrats of inflating the death toll to make the president look bad. “Casualties don’t make a person look bad,” Ryan told reporters at …

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Paul Ryan And Mitch McConnell Had To Use “Props And Flattery” To Talk Trump Out Of Government Shutdown

The Washington Post reports: The top two Republicans in Congress arrived at the White House this week armed with props aimed at flattering and cajoling President Trump out of shutting down the government at the end of this month. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (Wis.) showed the president glossy photos of a wall under construction along the U.S.-Mexico border. Senate …

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Ryan Strips Indicted Rep Of House Committee Posts

The Washington Examiner reports: House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., late on Tuesday stripped Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., of his committee assignments after he was indicted for stealing campaign funds. “The charges against Rep. Hunter are deeply serious,” Ryan said. “The Ethics Committee deferred its investigation at the request of the Justice Department.” “Now that he has been indicted, Rep. Hunter …

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Paul Ryan Reads Mean Tweets About Him [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Speaker Paul Ryan took a break from his GOP leadership duties on Wednesday to read a series of nasty (and funny) tweets aimed at his political character, his workout routine, and the fate of his animal-infested SUV. Ryan’s staff made the video ahead of a speech the speaker will give Wednesday morning to congressional interns. His remarks …

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Ryan: Trump’s Security Clearance Threat Is Just Trolling

NBC News reports: Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday that he thinks President Trump is “trolling” people with his threat to revoke the security clearances from former top national security officials who have criticized him and his policies. “I think he’s trolling people, honestly,” the Wisconsin Republican said, chuckling slightly, when NBC News’ Kasie Hunt asked if Trump’s threat is dangerous. …

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Nancy Pelosi Urges Paul Ryan To Make It Clear That “Thug” Putin Is Not Welcome To Address Congress

Via press release from Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi: “The notion that President Trump would invite a tyrant to Washington is beyond belief. Putin’s ongoing attacks on our elections and on Western democracies and his illegal actions in Crimea and the rest of Ukraine deserve the fierce, unanimous condemnation of the international community, not a VIP ticket to our nation’s capital. …

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Paul Ryan Cracks Up At Trump/Hitler Joke [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Speaker Paul Ryan had a bit too rollicking of a time when he heard this joke. Speaking with the National Review‘s Jonah Goldberg at the American Enterprise Institute, Ryan laughed a bit too hard (read: way too hard) at a joke comparing President Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler – and it was favorable to Hitler. “As I keep …

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Paul Ryan Shrugs Off “Treason” Accusations, Claims Russia’s Hacking Had “No Material Effect” On Result

CNN reports: House Speaker Paul Ryan, answering questions at the House GOP’s weekly press conference, said that while he did not believe President Trump’s actions alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin arose to treason as alleged by former CIA chief John Brennan (“I do not,” he said), said he clearly believes “Russia did meddle with our elections.” “Russia is trying to …

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House Speaker Paul Ryan Issues Flaccid Rebuke: The President Must Appreciate That Russia’s Not Our Ally

“There is no question that Russia interfered in our election and continues attempts to undermine democracy here and around the world. That is not just the finding of the American intelligence community but also the House Committee on Intelligence. The president must appreciate that Russia is not our ally. There is no moral equivalence between the United States and Russia, …

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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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