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  • Trump Responds to Ryan

    05/05/2016 2:55:46 PM PDT · by dlt · 330 replies
    Trump Website ^ | May 5, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    DONALD J. TRUMP RESPONDS TO SPEAKER PAUL RYAN "I am not ready to support Speaker Ryan's agenda. Perhaps in the future we can work together and come to an agreement about what is best for the American people. They have been treated so badly for so long that it is about time for politicians to put them first!" Donald J. Trump
  • How Ryan decided to ditch Trump

    05/06/2016 1:18:29 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | May 5, 2016 | Jake Sherman
    On Wednesday morning, not even 24 hours after Donald Trump effectively clinched the Republican nomination, Paul Ryan convened his top advisers for a call. With Congress out of session, Ryan was bouncing between multiple states, raising the piles of money needed to keep House Republicans in the majority. But Donald Trump was on his mind. The speaker could not — at least at this point — support him. And he wanted to talk through how to proceed. Ryan never expected Trump to lock up the nomination so quickly. He didn't think Texas Sen. Ted Cruz would drop out of the...
  • Does #Paulryan have an evil twin? Watch

    05/05/2016 8:37:48 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 7 replies
    SteveMTalk ^ | May 5, 2016 | Steve Malzberg's Own
    Steve Malzberg's Own @SteveMTalk 2 hours ago Does #Paulryan have an evil twin? Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob2cWB1iLug@NewsmaxTV #Trump @realDonaldTrump
  • Let's kick him out too; make him Paul Cantor

    05/05/2016 5:45:55 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 13 replies
    vanity | May 5, 2016 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Listening to Ryan talk about Trump not have Ryan's "conservative message" made me realize how much I loath the little twerp from Wisconsin. He tried to tell me he is a conservative and I was yelling at my car radio: You mean repeatedly stabbing us in the back is conservative? Not killing Obama care is conservative; giving Obama a budget with more than he asked for is conservative? Refusing to even fire the scumbags at the VA who have let veterans die and laughed at them is that your conservatism paulie? Is letting the IRS destroy conservative activists conservative paulie?...
  • Paul Ryan Says He Cannot Support Donald Trump for Now

    05/05/2016 1:17:07 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 83 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 5, 2016 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    Speaker Paul D. Ryan, the nation’s highest-ranking elected Republican, said Thursday he was “not ready” to endorse Donald J. Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee. Mr. Ryan, who is also chairman of the Republican National Convention, has repeatedly said he would support his party’s nominee. But he has carved out some terrain to differentiate himself, by insisting that House Republicans write their own policy agenda this year and by giving speeches that at times criticized Mr. Trump’s views. Mr. Ryan said Republicans needed a “standard-bearer” who embodied the party’s standards. “I don’t want to underplay what he accomplished,” Mr. Ryan said...
  • Paul Ryan: I Cannot Support Donald Trump Yet

    05/05/2016 1:18:37 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 156 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 5, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    "You have said that you will support the Republican nominee. Now you have a nominee, Donald Trump. will you support him?" Tapper asked. "Well, to be perfectly can did with you, I'm not ready to do that yet. I am not there right now. I hope to and want to. What's required is that we unify the party... I do not want to underplay what he accomplished. He needs to be congratulated for winning the delegates, but he inherited something special," Ryan said. VIDEO...
  • "Paul Nehlen: Paul Ryan ‘Sold His Vote! I Absolutely Believe That"

    05/05/2016 11:12:32 AM PDT · by selfdefense · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/05/2016 | Dan Riehl
    House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Wisconsin primary opponent Paul Nehlen tells Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon today that he absolutely believes Paul Ryan “sold his vote” to support so called trade deals that Nehlen says are damaging to America.
  • What Is Wisconsin’s Political Mafia Trying to Hide about Paul Ryan…?

    05/01/2016 6:10:17 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    A couple of days ago, we shared with you that the Republican Party of Wisconsin (RPW) shut us out of a booth at their annual convention next month. When one of our team members initially called RPW on April 20th, he spoke to a guy named Matt, who enthusiastically quoted prices for the booth—$300 for one day, $400 for the weekend, with two vendor credentials included. Matt said it should be no problem to get us set up. He said he’d have someone call us and that we should have things set by the end of the day. A return...
  • 'If this material works, I'm going to use it at Goldmans next year': Obama swings for Hillary, profe

    04/30/2016 9:32:08 PM PDT · by dennisw · 16 replies
    dailymail ^ | 30 April 2016 | By Ollie Gillman
    <p>President Obama took aim at Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and the Republican establishment tonight in his hilarious final White House Correspondents' Dinner speech - and he even saved some ammunition for Hillary Clinton.</p> <p>Before he tore apart the GOP candidates, Obama brought up his former Secretary of State's speeches to Goldman Sachs as he contemplated what he might do to make money after leaving the White House.</p>
  • Graham rips Trump's 'nonsensical' foreign policy speech

    04/27/2016 8:17:17 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 83 replies
    http://www.politico.com/ ^ | Brianna Gurciullo
    Sen. Lindsey Graham tore into Donald Trump’s speech on foreign policy, calling it “unnerving,” “pathetic” and “scary.” The South Carolina Republican former presidential candidate told WABC Radio on Wednesday that the speech was “nonsensical” and showed that Trump “has no understanding of the world and the role we play.” “This speech was unnerving. It was pathetic in its content, and it was scary in terms of its construct. If you had any doubt that Donald Trump is not fit to be commander in chief, this speech should’ve removed it,” Graham said. “It took every problem and fear I have with...
  • GOP elites are now resigned to Donald Trump as their nominee

    04/29/2016 5:55:17 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 33 replies
    WaPo ^ | Philip Rucker
    Throughout the Republican Party, from New Hampshire to Florida to California, many leaders, operatives, donors and activists arrived this week at the conclusion they had been hoping to thwart or at least delay: Donald Trump will be their presidential nominee. An aura of inevitability is now forming around the controversial mogul. Trump smothered his opponents in six straight primaries in the Northeast and vacuumed up more delegates than even the most generous predictions foresaw. He is gaining high-profile ­endorsements by the day — a legendary Indiana basketball coach Wednesday, two House committee chairmen Thursday. And his ­rivals, Sen. Ted Cruz...
  • Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Endorses Paul Ryan Challenger Paul Nehlen

    04/26/2016 2:58:27 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/26/16
    Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund has endorsed Speaker Paul Ryan’s primary challenger businessman Paul Nehlen for the Republican nomination of Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district. “[I]t is only after careful consideration, a thorough review of the incumbent’s record, much discussion with our grassroots activists, and a careful vetting of the challenger that we can announce our endorsement of Paul Nehlen for the GOP nomination for Congress in Wisconsin’s 1st district,” Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin said in a statement. Martin said the decision to endorse Nehlen over Ryan was “not easy, nor something we take lightly” but...
  • Paul Ryan: 'We Don't Have' Votes to Pass a Budget(to the Democrats' liking)

    04/23/2016 6:05:19 AM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 27 replies
    newsmax ^ | 4/22/16 | c burke
    House Speaker Paul Ryan is on the verge of failing to pass a budget, a setback reportedly highlighting the same internal GOP divisions that bedeviled his predecessor. "You need the votes to pass a budget," the Wisconsin Republican told reporters Thursday, Politico reports. "We don’t have them right now." According to CNN, Ryan doesn't need a budget since the two-year fiscal deal Ohio GOP Rep. John Boehner negotiated before stepping down as House Speaker last year set overall federal spending level for the next fiscal year. "But the budget drama is a big political black eye for Ryan and his...
  • Paul Ryan: I'm no John Boehner (Say he is more inclusive)

    04/21/2016 3:38:52 PM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 17 replies
    cnn ^ | 4/21/16 | Deirdre Walsh and Manu Raju, CNN
    Paul Ryan wants everyone to know he's no John Boehner. "I think I do it better," the House speaker told CNN during an interview this week, adding that his leadership style is different than his predecessor, whose resignation last year shocked Washington. "Not to knock John, but I spend more time with all of our members on a continual basis." Ryan, the GOP's vice presidential nominee in 2012, has won over conservatives by trying to showcase a more inclusive leadership style than Boehner. But he's still beset by the same internal divisions that led to Boehner's ouster -- as his...
  • Paul Ryan: ‘We Won’t Have a Government Shutdown’(taking everything off the table)

    04/21/2016 10:09:30 AM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/21/16 | J poor
    In a portion of an interview with Manu Raju that aired on CNN’s “New Day” on Thursday, Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)56% discussed his tenure as House Speaker and what he’s doing, including how he is handling the job differently from his predecessor John Boehner. But also, he vowed there would be no government shutdown. “I think I would do it better,” Ryan said. “Not to knock John, but I spend more time with all of our members on a continual basis. And so, because I was a person that wasn’t looking for this job, what I’m...
  • Exclusive Video: Ryan Challenger Paul Nehlen is FED UP with the Speaker(6min Intro/Article)

    04/20/2016 6:46:36 AM PDT · by DumpRyanCallToAction · 7 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 4/20/16 | Nate Madden
    Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) primary challenger is bringing in heavy equipment to unseat the Speaker of the House in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District.
  • Ryan: Trump 'comfortable' with my vision for GOP

    04/27/2016 6:28:29 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/27/16 | Nick Gass
    "So I feel like we will be to be able to unify Republicans and conservatives to offer the country this fall a very clear and compelling choice so that the people of this nation get to decide where we go as a country," Ryan said. Asked whether Trump told him in his phone call with the candidate that he was comfortable with that vision for the party, Ryan affirmed. "Yeah, I said here is what we're doing, here's where we're going, here's why we're doing it. we decided this last year before the presidential election got even started," he concluded....
  • Scott Walker’s GOP Ignores Cruz Delegate Slate in Wisconsin

    04/27/2016 7:46:55 AM PDT · by bigbob · 36 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | 4-26-16 | Erick Erickson
    After a big win in Wisconsin earlier this month, it looks like the all-important statewide delegate selection process could leave Team Cruz at a serious disadvantage. I’m told by several people familiar with the situation that the constitution of the Republican Party of Wisconsin gives the presidential campaign that wins the state’s popular vote the prerogative of picking 15 of the 18 statewide delegates and 18 of the state’s 18 alternate delegates to the Republican National Convention. Though Governor Scott Walker endorsed Ted Cruz and clearly has a close working relationship with the Wisconsin GOP, the Republican Party of Wisconsin...
  • Congress, Not Obama’s Cronies, Can Save Puerto Rico

    04/27/2016 8:11:32 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/27/16 | Megan Barth
    Speaker Ryan has made it crystal clear that House Republicans' number one priority is to shield American taxpayers from a bailout of Puerto Rico My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.—Errol Flynn Due to Puerto Rico’s gross habits, the commonwealth has amassed a total debt of over $72 billion and has already defaulted on $221 million of its’ debt. When unfunded liabilities (pensions) are included, these additional costs bring the total value of their debt closer to $165 billion, approximately $150% of its’ GDP.
  • Exclusive — Rep. Ron DeSantis: Paul Ryan’s GOP Leadership Team Fears Beltway Media

    04/26/2016 1:42:03 PM PDT · by detective · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Apr 2016 | Dustin Stockton
    Truncated title. Full title: Exclusive — Rep. Ron DeSantis: Paul Ryan’s GOP Leadership Team Fears Beltway Media, Isn’t Holding IRS Accountable Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), a conservative running for the GOP nomination to replace Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) in the U.S. Senate in November, called out his own party’s leadership for its failure to hold the IRS accountable, years after the agency refused to comply with congressional investigations into its targeting of conservative groups. DeSantis is part of a small group of conservatives in the House pushing to impeach IRS commissioner John Koskinen. He tells Breitbart News that House Speaker...
  • No, The Primary System Is Not Rigged

    04/26/2016 10:52:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/26/2016 | George W. Ford
    For the past month, a media narrative has taken hold that something must be done to reform, simplify, streamline, and democratize the delegate selection system of the Republican presidential nomination process. Is our GOP presidential primary system rigged, meaning it is corrupt because it favors the establishment? Is it convoluted, arbitrary, arcane...and too often "voteless"? Is it wrong to allow "Trojan horse" delegates to change their vote on the second ballot of the national convention? Why do we have a separate election for delegates after we vote for candidates? The system is not rigged, convoluted, arbitrary, arcane, or voteless. It...
  • Ryan: GOP can’t be seen as ‘opposition party’

    04/26/2016 9:43:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    AP via PBS Newshour ^ | April 26, 2016 at 9:28 AM EDT
    House Speaker Paul Ryan concedes the “five-point” Republican legislative agenda he’s pursuing in Congress could be construed as competing with policy points the GOP presidential candidates are pushing in the primary season. But he argues that the party shouldn’t wait until its nominating convention in July to tell the public its priorities, including lowering the national debt, strengthening the military and easing government regulation of business. […] … Ryan adds that the GOP needs “a transition from being an opposition party to being a proposition party.” …
  • Paul Ryan's Biggest Test Yet: Saving Puerto Rico From Congress

    04/25/2016 9:09:11 AM PDT · by yoe · 29 replies
    Daily Read List ^ | April 25, 2016 | Billy House
    Puerto Rico’s complex debt crisis is shaping up as the first true test of Paul Ryan’s six-month old speakership.[snip] The high stakes explain why Ryan’s office has been involved -- often behind the scenes -- from the start. It could also ultimately find him having to strong-arm or bypass fellow conservatives, a move that would also break his promise for a new, bottom-up approach to running the House. Either way, time is running short. Congress is already blowing through a May 1 debt repayment deadline and Ryan needs to get something through both chambers before July 1 to avoid a...
  • Bipartisan Push on to Oppose 9/11 Bill

    04/22/2016 9:47:40 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 9 replies
    RollCall.com ^ | 19 April 2016 | John T. Bennett
    A Senate bill that would allow families of those killed in the 9/11 attacks to sue the Saudi government has achieved a rare Washington distinction, by uniting the Obama administration and some of its fiercest GOP critics. President Barack Obama and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., are rallying to kill the bipartisan plan that would make it possible for American citizens to sue foreign governments believed to be linked to terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., said the plan should be reviewed through regular order before decisions are made about advancing the measure. White House Press...
  • Paul Ryan's House of woes

    04/20/2016 2:34:09 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    politico.com ^ | 4/20/16 | John Bresnehan
    Paul Ryan has had a tough couple of months. The House GOP’s response to Puerto Rico’s debt crisis is stuck, with a big May 1 deadline looming. The leadership’s 2017 budget plan is stalled. And legislation to overhaul the Federal Aviation Administration hasn’t left the runway. With all the attention showered on Ryan’s non-interest in running for president, it’s easy to overlook the new speaker’s troubles running the House these days. Almost six months into the job, Ryan and his top lieutenants face questions about whether the Wisconsin Republican’s tenure atop the House is any more effective than that of...
  • Backlash grows over Obama’s Iran concession

    04/20/2016 2:49:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 20, 2016 at 9:00 AM | Jennifer Rubin
    The Obama administration’s hint that it was considering allowing Iran to access directly or indirectly U.S. dollars drew furious, negative reaction from both sides of the aisle. On Monday, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) denounced the effort and called for the administration to reaffirm definitively its explicit promise that barriers to Iran’s accessing dollars would remain in place. “Our concern is that there are at least four workarounds to provide Iran with access to the dollar, including dollar-denominated transactions, dollar-clearing, dollar-based conversions, and dollar-related foreign currency transactions,” he said. “Here’s the bottom line: The administration should definitively rule out any potential...
  • Our editorial: Ted Cruz is wrong on Syrian refugees

    10/06/2015 10:50:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Detroit News | October 6, 2015
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/editorials/2015/10/06/editorial-ted-cruz-wrong-syrian-refugees/73486846/
  • Walker: I'll support Trump if he's the GOP nominee

    04/20/2016 10:18:20 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 57 replies
    POLITICO ^ | April 20, 2016 | Nick Gass
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker now vows to support whoever the Republican Party puts forward as its nominee at July's convention in Cleveland, even if that person is Donald Trump. "I will support the Republican running against (Democratic front-runner) Hillary Clinton in the fall -- whoever that is," Walker told reporters Wednesday, according to a report from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
  • Wisconsin school officials try to physically block ‘Jesus lunch’ served by moms off school grounds

    04/18/2016 12:03:47 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 51 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/18/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Little dictators vs. people who know their rights. You’re the superintendent of an entire school district, so what more important thing do you have to do but wander into a park and make darn sure that moms serving a free “Jesus lunch” to kids - who show up for it voluntarily - cease and desist immediately? If you’re Don Johnson of the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School district, it’s your top priority. One thing you cannot have is 500 students getting free home-cooked lunches and hearing about Jesus. Fortunately, most bullies on taxpayer-funded salaries can only succeed at their quest because...
  • [From April 11, 2016] EXCLUSIVE: Paul Ryan to Attend Secret Donor Meeting Next Week in Manhattan (De

    04/18/2016 12:34:07 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 28 replies
    The Observer ^ | April 11, 2016 | Ken Kurson
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has spent a lot of time denying any interest in the presidency. Out out a 43-second video, the Drudge Report tweeted an all-caps siren reading “Paul Ryan launches first campaign ad?” Despite the video so resembling a campaign ad that even NPR’s Steve Inskeep joked this morning that he got choked up by the swelling music, Mr. Ryan’s people have aggressively swatted down speculation that the Congressman and unsuccessful 2012 vice presidential candidate was indeed waiting in the wings to be drafted should a consensus not be reached on any of the candidates who have...
  • Michelle Malkin endorses Paul Ryan’s challenger, will host May fundraiser in Kenosha

    04/18/2016 11:34:28 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    wispolitics.com ^ | 4/18/16 | Kirsten Lombard
    The Volunteers for Nehlen Committee announced Monday that conservative dynamo Michelle Malkin has endorsed Paul Nehlen, who is running against Paul Ryan in the Republican primary race unfolding in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District. Malkin is a force in publishing, on television, and in the conservative blogosphere. She is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Culture of Corruptionand many other books, most recently Sold Out with John Miano. In May, Malkin will also travel to Wisconsin to headline a major fundraising event for Nehlen. The fundraiser will be held in Kenosha, where the Nehlen campaign bases its headquarters. “I...
  • Unreal – Paul Ryan Schedules Party Leadership Fundraiser at Home of Anti-Trump Super-PAC Donor…

    04/18/2016 9:53:02 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 44 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 12, 2016 | Sundance
    Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is heading up a National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) fundraiser in New York on April 25th. However, the venue of the fundraiser is raising some eyebrows: For those who might not know, the “Ricketts Family” are the primary donors to a Super-PAC specifically created to block Donald Trump from winning the GOP nomination. Billionaire family Joe and Marlene Ricketts, owners of the Chicago Cubs, have recently given $5,000,000.oo to Katie Packer who heads “Our Principles PAC“, an organization created exclusively to defeat Donald Trump. Katie Packer recently outlined what they are doing with the...
  • Reince Priebus Blasted for 'Major Breach of Trust' by Top RNC Officials

    04/18/2016 5:44:09 AM PDT · by LNV · 92 replies
    The Washington TImes ^ | 4/16/2016 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    "Reince Priebus' former loyalists say they have reluctantly concluded that forces at the RNC will stop at virtually nothing to keep the door open to the nomination of Ohio Gov. John Kasich at the July convention – or, as some skeptics fear, some “white knight” who moderates claim will have broader voter appeal this fall than either Donald Trump or Ted Cruz, the two top-delegate winners, have shown in most polls so far."
  • Ryan Is Right: No White Knights Should Apply

    04/15/2016 10:08:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 15, 2016 | Newt Gingrich and Ben Domenech
    As the Republican presidential race has narrowed to a contest between two candidates the Republican elites despise, each one with a razor-thin path to the nomination, the conversation among party figures in Washington has rapidly shifted from the desperate to the absurd. They talk of an “open convention” in Cleveland, where party leaders could parachute in a third, more favored candidate and render the entire GOP primary process null and void. House Speaker Paul Ryan, one focus of such talk, ruled himself out at a press conference on Tuesday. “I do not want, nor will I accept, the Republican nomination,”...
  • Before Grassroots Conservatives Take The Speck Out Of The Establishment’s Eye,

    04/16/2016 10:32:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2016 | John Hawkins
    There’s just something about the swamp gas of D.C. that seems to turn diehard conservatives wimpy, out-of-touch and punishingly dull the moment they get into the GOP leadership. Maybe it’s something the lobbyists are sticking in the hors d'oeuvres at all the fancy cocktail parties they attend. Whatever’s causing it, movement conservatives are entirely justified in being furious at the way the GOP Leadership has behaved over the last few years. The grassroots wanted conservatives who’d represent their interests and they got  pod people who spend most of their time servilely catering to Obama and a business lobby that doesn’t...
  • Republican leaders consider rewriting convention rules

    04/15/2016 4:55:24 AM PDT · by McGruff · 192 replies
    POLITICO ^ | April 15, 2016 | ALEX ISENSTADT and SHANE GOLDMACHER
    The Republican National Committee is expected to debate a proposal next week that would dramatically shift the balance of power at this summer’s convention — and impose a new rulebook for selecting the party's nominee. The proposal, which will top the agenda during a meeting of the Rules panel at the RNC’s annual spring meeting in Hollywood Beach, Fla., would fundamentally alter how the convention is conducted, further empowering the delegates to determine the course of the proceedings. It amounts to not just a changing of the rules but of the rulebook itself, with far-reaching implications, potentially impacting whether party...
  • Paul Ryan says he can see why Trump's comments rattle Middle Eastern allies

    04/14/2016 1:35:50 PM PDT · by Innovative · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Apr. 14, 2016 | Donna Cassata, Associated Press
    House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday the whole world is watching American politics and that he can understand how Middle East allies would be rattled by Republican front-runner Donald Trump's provocative comments. The Wisconsin Republican, who recently led a congressional delegation to the Middle East, dismissed the notion that a war-weary United States could retreat, as reflected by Trump's demand that allies pay more or else America will step back. Ryan, who has been compelled to tamp down speculation that he could be the GOP's eventual presidential nominee, said that approach is unrealistic. Ryan expounded on his tacit criticism of...
  • Lyin’ Ryan – Four Months After Promising “Regular Order” Speaker Paul Ryan Announces No Prospect

    04/14/2016 6:00:47 AM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 13, 2016 | Sundance
    Truncated title. Full title: Lyin’ Ryan – Four Months After Promising “Regular Order” Speaker Paul Ryan Announces No Prospect for Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Please allow me to be perfectly clear. I hold a ‘traditional conservative’ outlook. Fiscally conservative. I don’t care if what you do in your bedroom, nor does it bother me if you choose to marry a squirrel, wear a snickers bar costume to the grocery store, or make it your life’s mission to spend all day filling canoes with pancakes. So long as your personal life choices in the pursuit of your happiness do not impact,...
  • Paul Ryan Rules Out Run for President

    04/12/2016 2:33:47 PM PDT · by NRx · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | 04-12-2016 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    WASHINGTON — After a month of speculation and pleas ranging from the comic to the mildly desperate, Speaker Paul D. Ryan held an unusually formal news conference Tuesday afternoon to rule out once and for all, he said, his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president. “Let me be clear,” Mr. Ryan said. “I do not want nor will I accept the nomination of our party.” He added that he had a message for convention delegates: “If no candidate has the majority on the first ballot, I believe you should only turn to a person who has participated in the...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Paul Ryan to Attend Secret Donor Meeting Next Week in Manhattan

    04/12/2016 1:58:13 PM PDT · by Innovative · 14 replies
    The Observer ^ | Apr. 11, 2016 | Ken Kurson
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has spent a lot of time denying any interest in the presidency. Last week, when his office put out a 43-second video, the Drudge Report tweeted an all-caps siren reading “Paul Ryan launches first campaign ad?” Despite the video so resembling a campaign ad that even NPR’s Steve Inskeep joked this morning that he got choked up by the swelling music, Mr. Ryan’s people have aggressively swatted down speculation that the Congressman and unsuccessful 2012 vice presidential candidate was indeed waiting in the wings to be drafted should a consensus not be reached on any...
  • Paul Ryan: I do not want, nor will I accept GOP nomination

    04/12/2016 12:31:41 PM PDT · by maggief · 77 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 12, 2016 | Everett Rosenfeld
    House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday that he would absolutely not be drafted as a presidential candidate. As businessman Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Ohio Gov. John Kasich vie to win the GOP's nomination, many pundits had speculated that Ryan could have entered the fray during a brokered Republican National Convention in July. "I do not want, nor will I accept the nomination," Ryan said. "Period. End of story."
  • Paul Ryan is giving a big speech to officially rule out a late bid to nominate him for presidency

    04/12/2016 9:48:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/12/2016 | Allan Smith
    House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday plans to officially rule out a potential late bid for the presidency. "He's going to rule himself out and put this to rest once and for all," a Ryan aide told Business Insider. Ryan's speech is scheduled for 3:15 p.m. ET in the lobby of the Republican National Committee office in Washington, DC. Speculation surrounding Ryan's potential late-entry as a last-minute choice at the Republican convention in July has reached a fever pitch over the past month, as the likelihood of a contested convention has increased. Last week, Politico's Mike Allen reported in his...
  • Washington wonders: What is Paul Ryan up to?

    04/12/2016 9:14:12 AM PDT · by bushwon · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 12, 2016 | Bob Cosak and Ian Swanson
    What's Paul Ryan up to? It’s a question many political insiders are asking amid a concerted public relations push by the new Speaker that has the markings of an unofficial presidential campaign. Against a backdrop of American flags, Ryan (R-Wis.) delivered a high-profile speech last month about the need for party unity that was interpreted as a head-on attack on GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump. He followed up with a video that some, including the Drudge Report, viewed as a campaign ad. Ryan’s office pushed back quickly on that suggestion, but Drudge is far from alone in wondering if Ryan...
  • Paul Ryan to formally rule out White House bid

    04/12/2016 9:13:29 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 37 replies
    politico ^ | April 12. 2016 | Jake Sherman
    House Speaker Paul Ryan will hold a news conference Tuesday afternoon to again definitively rule out a White House bid this year, according to an aide. Ryan will appear at the Republican National Committee's headquarters on Capitol Hill Tuesday at 3:15 p.m.
  • Meet the Rules Committee: 112 people who may decide the Republican nominee

    04/12/2016 7:03:20 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/12/2016 | Tom LoBianco
    The Republican National Convention Rules Committee is the most powerful group you've never heard of -- it will set the rules of the convention and could potentially keep John Kasich off the ballot, open the battle to House Speaker Paul Ryan or create a dozen other different scenarios that decide the result. Its power is only limited by the political constraints of Republican Party leaders worried about the long-term effects of Donald Trump winning or losing the nomination. "He who writes the rules, rules -- as the old saying goes," said Gary Emineth, former chairman of the North Dakota Republican...
  • Mike Allen: Paul Ryan ‘Making People Want Him’ As A ‘Mirage Candidate’

    04/11/2016 3:27:40 PM PDT · by detective · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Apr 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Politico’s Mike Allen remains confident that Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) could end up with the Republican president nomination for president in a brokered convention. In an interview with Hugh Hewitt this morning, Allen explained that Ryan was using the exact same political playbook that he used to become Speaker of the House. “We have him out there doing exactly what he did when he was running for Speaker and that’s making people want him, playing hard to get,” Allen said, pointing out a New York Times headline this morning describing Ryan as the “mirage candidate.” Ryan’s multiple denials of...
  • The Paid DC Shills Continue – Erick Erickson Now Attacks Paul Ryan Primary Opponent…

    04/08/2016 3:37:12 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 4/7/16 | Sundance
    It’s predictable; it’s transparent (if you dig into it); and yet it remains as one of the most undiscussed aspects to the current political climate: Multi-media political pundits, including big name National Radio Talk Show Hosts, being paid by DC operatives, Super-PACs, and Campaigns to protect the establishment figures. (see here) They hide, at least they try to, behind layers of constructed LLC’s intended to protect them from sunlight. They also rely upon delays in legally required reporting timeframes to carry out their goals and avoid discovery until after they have been successful in their efforts.
  • The Paid DC Shills Continue – Erick Erickson Now Attacks Paul Ryan Primary Opponent…

    04/07/2016 7:25:14 PM PDT · by BAW · 42 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 4-07-2016 | Sundance
    It’s predictable; it’s transparent (if you dig into it); and yet it remains as one of the most undiscussed aspects to the current political climate: Multi-media political pundits, including big name National Radio Talk Show Hosts, being paid by DC operatives, Super-PACs, and Campaigns to protect the establishment figures. They hide, at least they try to, behind layers of constructed LLC’s intended to protect them from sunlight. They also rely upon delays in legally required reporting timeframes to carry out their goals and avoid discovery until after they have been successful in their efforts. Another example surfaces today. Erick Erickson’s...
  • Where's Ryan?-Yellow Dump Truck Sightings Call to Action

    04/10/2016 9:24:53 AM PDT · by DumpRyanCallToAction · 25 replies
    Nehlen for Congress ^ | 4/10/2016 | DumpRyanCallToAction
    Paul Ryan Has Betrayed Wisconsin’s 1st District. Paul Ryan Has Betrayed This Country and Its Citizens
  • Paul Ryan’s Open Borders Push With Luis Gutierrez Exposed in 2013 Video

    04/10/2016 12:40:03 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/17/15 | Julia Hahn
    Rep. Luis Gutierrez’s endorsement of Rep. Paul Ryan for Speaker of the House has drawn new attention to Ryan’s two-decade history of pushing for open borders immigration policies. A previously little noticed 2013 video of Ryan and Gutierrez stumping for Sen. Marco Rubio's amnesty bill—in which the two make a candid pitch for unlimited immigration—shows just how far Ryan is willing to go to push for open borders policies. In the wide-ranging 53 minute video, which took place in Chicago, both Gutierrez and Ryan outline their shared plan for adopting open borders: that is, a national policy of allowing companies...