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  • Susan Collins: Senate eyes adding Obamacare bills to short-term funding deal

    12/14/2017 2:30:44 PM PST · by ColdOne · 12 replies ^ | 12/14/17 | Robert King
    Collins shrugged off the House snub, saying it didn’t matter if the House passes a spending bill that doesn’t include the legislation. “That has never been the plan,” she told reporters. “The plan is for the majority leader to add [the bills] in the Senate.”
  • Ryan could retire after 2018 midterms: report

    12/14/2017 10:11:16 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 30 replies ^ | 12/14/17 | Avery Anapol
    Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is reportedly considering retiring after the 2018 midterm elections. Politico reported Thursday that Ryan has told his “closest confidants” that his current term as speaker will be his last.
  • Rep. Blake Farenthold Will Not Seek Re-election

    12/14/2017 9:17:26 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 16 replies ^ | Dec 14, 2017 | Christine Rousselle
    Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) will not run for reelection and will retire from Congress at the end of his term in 2019. Farenthold has been accused of sexual misconduct by several of his former female staffers. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) had reportedly asked Farenthold to retire immediately, but Farenthold refused and will serve out the remainder of his term. Farenthold has served in Congress since 2011. The Associated Press @AP Two Republicans say that Texas GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold, facing sexual misconduct allegations, won't seek re-election next year. 5:05 PM - Dec 14, 2017 Farenthold...
  • Paul Ryan is considering retiring after 2018 mid-term elections

    12/14/2017 9:51:02 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 111 replies
    CNBC ^ | 14DEC 17 | staff
    House Speaker Paul Ryan plans to retire after the 2018 midterm elections, Politico reported on Thursday. From Politico: Ryan was tiring of D.C. even before reluctantly accepting the speakership. He told his predecessor, John Boehner, that it would be his last job in politics—and that it wasn't a long-term proposition. In the months following Trump's victory, he began contemplating the scenarios of his departure. More recently, over closely held conversations with his kitchen cabinet, Ryan's preference has become clear: He would like to serve through Election Day 2018 and retire ahead of the next Congress. This would give Ryan a...
  • Paul Ryan Sees His Wild Washington Journey Coming to An End

    12/14/2017 10:23:07 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/14/2017 | TIM ALBERTA and RACHAEL BADE
    Spirits were high inside the House chamber on Thursday, November 16, when, in the early afternoon, the gavel fell and a measure to rewrite the American tax code passed on a partisan tally of 227 to 205. As the deciding votes were cast—recorded in green on the black digital scoreboard suspended above the floor—the speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, threw his head back and slammed his hands together. Soon he was engulfed in a sea of dark suits, every Republican lawmaker wanting to slap him on the shoulder and be a part of his moment. Ryan was the man...
  • Ryan Pushing Trent Franks Out for Practically NOTHING! (Vanity)

    12/07/2017 5:29:30 PM PST · by Boomer · 67 replies
    Self ^ | 12/7/17 | Self
    Rep Trent Franks, according to reporting on the Tucker Carlson show, is being pushed out, not for sexual harassment, but for bringing up surrogacy for him and his wife due to being unable to have children. Apparently he brought this subject up with a couple of women in his office but at no time suggested or asked either be a surrogate. If they took any offense or felt uncomfortable; that's on the women for being far too easily offended. I'm so mad about this I could chew nails. Ryan should be escorted out of DC by armed Secret Service agents...
  • Speaker Ryan says Dems blew DACA negotiations by skipping Trump meeting

    11/30/2017 9:58:04 AM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 30, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Thursday that Democrats squandered their ability to demand a so-called “DACA fix” as part of the year-end spending bill when their leaders refused to show up for a meeting with President Trump this week to conduct negotiations. Mr. Ryan also rejected the year-end deadline Democrats have set up for granting citizenship to illegal immigrants, saying the phaseout for the Obama-era deportation amnesty runs through March, giving Congress until next year to figure out what to do. He took a tough line on Democrats’ decision to ditch Mr. Trump in a bipartisan leaders meeting Tuesday,...
  • Congresswoman Walks Out of Dem Conference Meeting, Says Sexual Harassment Isn't Being Addressed

    11/29/2017 10:14:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 82 replies ^ | November 29, 2017 | Lauretta Brown
    Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY) exhibited mounting frustration Wednesday with the inaction on Capitol Hill in light of the recent sexual allegations. She has called for the resignation of both Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) and Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) and even walked out of the House Democrats’ morning conference meeting saying harassment wasn’t being addressed seriously. “I don’t have time for meetings that aren’t real,” she told reporters. Rep. Kathleen Rice leaves House Dem meeting early, saying harassment wasn’t being addressed seriously. “I don’t have time for meetings that aren’t real.”— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) November 29, 2017 Rice asked House...
  • Partisan Politician Pelosi Had a Really Bad Day

    11/29/2017 8:14:49 AM PST · by x1stcav · 12 replies
    Victory Girls Blog ^ | 11/29/18 | Amanda Green
    To say yesterday was a bad day for Pelosi is putting it mildly. She allowed ego and hurt feelings to trump (see what I did there) the possibility of proving the Democratic Party is willing to sit down and negotiate on important issues like immigration. Instead, she and Chuck Schumer chose not to attend a planned meeting with President Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. Seems Pelosi’s delicate feelings got hurt when the President tweeted ahead of time that he didn’t think there could be a deal because Pelosi and company...
  • Trump, next to empty chairs, tears into Dems for skipping meeting

    11/28/2017 4:12:32 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 80 replies
    Trump, next to empty chairs, tears into Dems for skipping meeting By Jordan Fabian - 11/28/17 04:06 PM EST President Trump tore into Democratic leaders on Tuesday for skipping a legislative strategy session at the White House. Trump said he is “not surprised” that Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) decided not to attend, accusing them of being “all talk” and “no action.” “Now it’s even worse. Now it’s not even talk. Now they’re not even showing up to the meeting,” Trump said. The president spoke at the White House, flanked by two...
  • Al Franken says he ‘crossed a line’ while hugging women

    11/23/2017 10:42:02 PM PST · by conservative98 · 69 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 23, 2017 | 7:42pm | David K. Li
    Sen. Al Franken apologized on Thursday amid allegations that the Minnesota Democrat had groped women at campaign events— admitting that he “crossed a line” in some instances when embracing constituents. The Minnesota Democrat, accused by four women of creepily touching them, issued his most detailed statement yet in explaining how he made such unwanted contact. “I’ve met tens of thousands of people and taken thousands of photographs, often in crowded and chaotic situations. I’m a warm person; I hug people,” according to Franken. “I’ve learned from recent stories that in some of those encounters, I crossed a line for some...
  • Corcoran wants congressional sexual harassment 'hush fund' shut down

    11/21/2017 7:28:47 AM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 11/21/2017 | MATT DIXON
    Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran wants Congress to stop doling out payments for sexual harassment settlements, payouts that have come to light as the issue has come into greater national focus. He sent a letter Monday to House Speaker Paul Ryan after numerous media reports about the Office of Compliance releasing information that it has paid $17 million since 1997 from a fund it manages. Those settlements, however, cover multiple types of workplace misconduct settlements, and specific data covering the cost of resolving sexual harassment complaints are not publicly available. “I ask you to please bring a swift end to...
  • House Dems introduce articles of impeachment against Trump

    11/15/2017 8:06:09 AM PST · by Hadean · 116 replies ^ | Nov. 15, 2017 | John Bowden
    Several House Democrats introduced articles of impeachment targeting President Trump on Wednesday, asserting that Trump has violated the Constitution. Democratic Reps. Steve Cohen (Tenn.), Luis Gutiérrez (Ill.), Al Green (Texas), Adriano Espaillat (N.Y.), Marcia Fudge (Ohio) and John Yarmuth (Ky.) said the five articles of impeachment come out of concern for the country's national security. "We believe that President Trump has violated the Constitution, and we've introduced five articles of impeachment," Cohen said at a press conference.
  • Paul Ryan Says Moore Should 'Step Aside,' Allegations 'Are Credible'

    11/14/2017 2:46:03 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 87 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/14/17 | Phil Mattingly, Lauren Fox and Eli Watkins
    House Speaker Paul Ryan called allegations leveled against Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore about pursuing relationships with teenage girls and committing sexual assault "credible" and that he should step aside. "He should step aside," Ryan told CNN Tuesday morning. "Number one, these allegations are credible. Number two, if he cares about the values that he claims to care about, then he should step aside." Ryan becomes the latest high-profile Republican voice to call on Moore to step aside, following more than two dozen Republican senators, including some of whom have suggested voting to expel Moore from the Senate should...
  • Paul Ryan says Roy Moore allegations "are credible" and "he should step aside"

    11/14/2017 8:21:13 AM PST · by Innovative · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | Nov. 14, 2017 | Phil Mattingly
    Speaker Paul Ryan, responding to a question from CNN’s Lauren Fox at a House GOP press conference, said Roy Moore should step aside from the Alabama Senate race. "He should step aside. Number one, these allegations are credible. Number two, if he cares about the values that he claims to care about, then he should step aside."
  • Levin: ‘Republicans Are Sounding Like Good Little Marxists’ with New Tax Proposal

    11/05/2017 8:24:58 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 61 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/03/2017 | Michael Morris
    On his nationally syndicated radio talk show Thursday, host Mark Levin slammed Republicans for their new “schizophrenic” tax proposal, saying they are acting like “good little Marxists” but that their proposal “is not tax reform.” “The Republicans are sounding like good little Marxists,” said Mark Levin. “They’re worried about class warfare rather than talking about slashing taxes across the board and reforming the tax code, maybe a fair tax, maybe a flat tax – all that’s out the window. This is not tax reform.” Levin’s comments came after Republicans in the House released a new tax proposal the “Tax Cut...
  • What Is In Tax Reform For Me / Thee

    11/05/2017 7:21:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | November 5, 2017 | Hank Adler
    Four hundred and thirty five members of Congress and one President of the United States will be participating in a decision to dramatically change the tax structure of the United States. Every elected member of the House of Representatives and Senate will have a vote on tax reform. The President will have the option of signing the bill if it gets to his desk. A month ago, President Trump declared about tax reform: "And it is not good for me, believe me." President Reagan was fond of an old Russian proverb: "Trust but verify." Paul Ryan has informed us...
  • GOP Donor Behind Fusion GPS Trump Oppo Research IS TOP PAUL RYAN DONOR

    10/29/2017 8:22:40 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 32 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/29/2017 | Jim Hoft
    GIVE IT BACK, PAUL! THE CONSERVATIVE NEWS OUTLET WASHINGTON FREE BEACON WAS ORIGINAL FUNDER OF ANTI-TRUMP OPPO RESEARCH WITH FUSION GPS The Free Beacon informed House Intelligence officials on Friday that the news organization was the original funder for the anti-Trump Fusion GPS opposition research.Political operative Roger Stone said Thursday, as reported on The Gateway Pundit, that Paul Singer was the conservative billionaire behind the “Trump Dossier.”The Washington Free Beacon is funded by conservative Paul Singer who was an anti-Trumper and Marco Rubio supporter. Singer reportedly donated $2.5 million to the Marco Rubio campaign.Paul Singer is also a top Paul Ryan...
  • Paul Ryan Defies MAGA Momentum, Sneaks Mass Amnesty Plan into Spending Bill

    10/25/2017 11:31:21 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/25/17 | John Binder
    House Speaker Paul Ryan’s closed-door announcement of slipping amnesty for nearly 800,000 illegal aliens covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program into an end-of-the-year spending deal comes less than a month after a DACA recipient has been accused of murder. Ryan, according to members of the Republican Study Committee (RSC), is planning to put together a spending deal that includes giving amnesty to the DACA illegal aliens, as Breitbart News reported. “He did talk about the fact that that would be good if we could get ahead of that as opposed to being reactionary,” RSC Chairman Mark Walker...
  • Paul Ryan ‘Saddened’ By ‘Friend’ Jeff Flake’s Decision Not To Seek Re-Election

    10/24/2017 5:01:08 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/24/17 | Ben Kew
    Speaker of the House Paul Ryan mourned Sen. Jeff Flake’s (R-AZ) decision not to seek re-election, describing his retirement as a loss for “the greater cause of conservatism.” “I’m saddened Congress is losing my friend Jeff Flake. Throughout his career in public service, Jeff has been a champion of constitutional, limited government and a trailblazer for fiscal restraint,” Ryan said in a statement. “He as much as anyone helped to end a corrosive earmarking process that enabled runaway spending. Jeff’s retirement is a loss to the Senate and the greater cause of conservatism. I wish him well as he continues to...