Tag Archives: Paul Ryan

Vanity Fair: Impeachment Brings “Bedlam” To Fox News

Quite the eye-opening piece from Vanity Fair: This morning, Sean Hannity told friends the whistle-blower’s allegations are “really bad,” a person briefed on Hannity’s conversations told me. (Hannity did not respond to a request for comment). And according to four sources, Fox Corp CEO Lachlan Murdoch is already thinking about how to position the network for a post-Trump future. A …

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Trump: Maybe Paul Ryan Was Bribed To Insult Me

New York Magazine reports: In a lengthy rant to reporters at the White House today that was unhinged even by Trumpian standards, the president made several attacks on the former Speaker of the House. Employing his favorite method of turning the insult around on the insulter, Trump claimed it was Ryan who had no knowledge of the government: “Frankly, he …

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Trump Predictably Attacks “Failure” Paul Ryan

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump lashed out at Paul Ryan late Thursday night on Twitter following the release of excerpts from an upcoming book in which the former Speaker of the House criticized him for not knowing “anything about government.” Shortly after CNN covered Ryan’s comments about Trump in Tim Alberta’s “American Carnage,” which details how Republicans have changed …

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Paul Ryan: I Retired To Get Away From Donald Trump

The Washington Post reports: Now out of office and trading in his power suits for a blue vest, Paul Ryan is back to critiquing Trump in unflattering terms in conversations with Alberta, who writes the former speaker could not stand the idea of another two years with the president and saw retirement as the “escape hatch.” “We’ve gotten so numbed …

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Paul Ryan Joins Board Of New Fox Corporation

Variety reports: The separation of new and old Fox begins a new era for the Murdoch clan and the media business, a day before Disney completes its acquisition of 21st Century Fox. The new-model Fox will begin trading today on the NASDAQ under the FOXA symbol. Earlier today, 21st Century Fox finalized the complex transfer of the Fox Corp. assets …

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Paul Ryan: Some Democrats Could Beat Trump In 2020

TCPalm.com reports: Paul Ryan, who served as Speaker of the House from 2015 until January and was the 2012 Republican nominee for vice president, was the final speaker of Riverside Theatre’s Distinguished Lecturer Series. Ryan said people should still be optimistic about the future of the country because of a strong economy, and touted the Republican-led tax reform plan passed …

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Tell-All Book: Trump Screamed At “Disloyal” Paul Ryan For Criticizing His Handling Of White Supremacist Rally

The Washington Post reports: President Trump watched on television, increasingly angry, as House Speaker Paul D. Ryan criticized his handling of the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. He held the remote control “like a pistol” and yelled for an assistant to get the Republican leader on the phone. “Paul, do you know why Democrats have been kicking your a– …

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Pelosi: I Was Too Busy To Watch Paul Ryan’s Farewell

The Hill reports: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that she didn’t hear Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) farewell speech on Wednesday because she “was busy doing other things.” “This may come as a shock to you, but I was busy doing other things at the time. I wish him well as he goes forward,” she said when asked …

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Paul Ryan: Trump Won’t Sign No-Wall Spending Bill

ABC News reports: House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters Wednesday afternoon after meeting with President Trump that the President will not sign a spending bill that has already passed the Senate because it does not offer funding for his border wall. Trump had indicated yesterday that he would sign the bill in order to prevent a government shutdown. The government …

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Paul Ryan Leaves Behind Ballooning Federal Debt

Bloomberg reports: When Paul Ryan became speaker of the House in 2015, the federal budget deficit was $438 billion. He blamed the “failed policies of President Obama” for budget deficits that had exploded to $1.4 trillion in 2009, the year after the Great Recession, though shortfalls began shrinking in the following years and were continuing to fall as Ryan took …

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House Speaker Paul Ryan Bids Farewell To Congress

Politico reports: House Speaker Paul Ryan, striking a note of gratitude and humility, thanked his staff and constituents for their support throughout his 20 years in Congress during a farewell speech on Thursday. Speaking on the House floor, Ryan said he was grateful for being able to serve Wisconsin’s 1st District, and to serve as speaker, which he added “is …

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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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