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  • Paul Ryan’s Hijra

    05/25/2016 11:00:05 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 9 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | May 25, 2016 | George Rasley
    Hijra, or jihad by emigration, is a fundamental tenet of Islam hearkening back to the earliest days of Mohammed’s war to establish hegemony over the cities of southwest Arabia. The most notable Hijra was the flight of Mohammed from Mecca to the largely Jewish city of Yathrib, now the completely Muslim city of Medina. While the story of how Yathrib came to be Medina is too long to recount here, suffice it to say that by fleeing the city of Mecca, where they appeared to be in danger of being eliminated, and appearing at Yathrib as refugees, Mohammed and his...
  • Ryan reportedly ready to end Trump impasse (Link Only

    05/25/2016 10:22:47 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 43 replies
    Link OnlyUltimate source for this is Bloomberg (via Capital Report - Minnesota).
  • Paul Ryan on Sarah Palin Supporting Primary Challenger:Outside Agitators Will Do What They’re Going

    05/24/2016 6:31:28 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 May 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said he’s used to “outside agitators,” in reference to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s endorsement of his primary challenger in Wisconsin’s 1st District, Paul Nehlen. “I’m used to that sort of thing,” Ryan responded when asked about the possibility of Palin campaigning in his district, during an interview on Politico’s Off Message podcast. “Outside agitators are going to do what they’re going to do.” “They know I’m sincere,” Ryan said of his constituents. Palin endorsed Nehlen, Ryan’s primary challenger, earlier this month after Ryan refused to endorse presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.
  • Ryan secures big win with bipartisan Puerto Rico deal

    05/24/2016 5:42:52 AM PDT · by jimjohn · 47 replies
    The bipartisan deal to tackle Puerto Rico’s debt crisis represents Paul Ryan’s first big victory as Speaker. While the Wisconsin Republican has notched other wins on highway, education and government funding during his short, nearly seven-month tenure, former Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) had a hand in all of those negotiations.
  • Cory Booker: Some Violent Crimes Should Not Be Defined as Violent Crimes

    05/18/2016 8:57:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 17 May 2016 | Katie McHugh
    New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker, who supports a pending sentencing reform bill that would reduce sentences for violent criminals, wants America to have a “candid conversation” about what violent crimes should be treated as violent crimes. ... Booker is a supporter of the bipartisan Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 (SRCA), which is being pushed by House Speaker Paul Ryan, resident Barack Obama ... Not likely to be included in this conversation: Victims of crime, such as Army veteran Stanley Carter. He died after Malcolm B. Benson robbed and shot him at a Detroit bus stop in September...
  • Gingrich: The leader of the Republican Party today is Trump (Video)

    05/18/2016 3:28:31 PM PDT · by GilGil · 27 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 5/18/2016 | Neil Cavuto/Newt Gingrich
    On 'Your World,' former House speaker discusses Donald Trump's relationship with Paul Ryan
  • Ted Cruz Says Fight Not Over with GOP Convention Nearing (Wants to CANCEL Open Primaries )

    05/17/2016 4:08:52 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 366 replies
    Christian Post ^ | May 16, 2016 | LIEZL DUNUAN
    Ted Cruz and his allies are preparing for the coming National GOP Convention. According to NBC News, Cruz who recently attended a GOP convention in Texas told his supporters that the days ahead will be "challenging" for the Republican Party. He, however, expressed hope that those who remain loyal to him and the party "will be the remnant, will be the core of pulling this country back from the abyss." Aside from this pronouncement, [he] has remained mum about whether he will throw his support for presumptive nominee Donald Trump. According to the NBC report, the support of Cruz and...
  • Scarborough: "This Is Not Paul Ryan's Party Anymore-This Is Donald Trump's Party"

    05/17/2016 2:20:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 17,2016 | Jeff Poor
    Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough reacted to a NBC News/Survey Monkey poll showing Republican voters trusting presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to lead the party over Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI).
  • Rep.(Steve) King: Trump needs to reach out to the conservatives (video)

    05/17/2016 2:15:58 PM PDT · by GilGil · 171 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 5/16/2016 | Lou Dobbs
    Judiciary Committee Member Steve King (R-Iowa) on the Republican Party and Donald Trump’s candidacy.
  • Paul Ryan embraces poll showing more Republicans trust Trump than him

    05/17/2016 1:14:55 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    House Speaker Paul Ryan has no issue with a national NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll released Tuesday that indicates that more Republican and Republican-leaning voters trust Donald Trump to lead the party than Ryan. “I hope it’s Donald Trump. He’s getting the nomination,” Ryan told reporters Tuesday in a clip aired by MSNBC. “He’s wrapping up the nomination.” Donald Trump has a lot to learn from Paul Ryan — and Ryan has a lot to learn from Trump. Nearly six in 10 Republicans and leaners said they trusted Trump, the party’s presumptive presidential nominee, more to lead the GOP, compared to 39...
  • Boehner's scenario: Clinton may drop out, clear way for Biden

    05/16/2016 6:07:04 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 57 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 5/15/2016 | John T. Bennett
    Boehner's scenario: Clinton may drop out, clear way for Biden The Daily Briefing By John T. Bennett CQ-Roll Call • Sunday May 15, 2016 8:53 PM Vice President Joe Biden and former House Speaker John Boehner share a moment as they take the stage for the University of Notre Dame commencement ceremony. Both were on hand Sunday to receive the Laetare Medal. Out with Hillary Clinton. In with Vice President Joe Biden. At least that’s what former House Speaker John A. Boehner thinks could happen should federal prosecutors opt to slap criminal charges on the former secretary of state over...
  • How Ryan decided to ditch Trump (Ryan was counting on brokered convention)

    05/06/2016 7:12:46 AM PDT · by quesney · 85 replies
    Ryan never expected Trump to lock up the nomination so quickly. He didn't think Texas Sen. Ted Cruz would drop out of the race in May. In fact, Ryan's orbit was preparing for a contested convention in Cleveland, where he is slated to serve as chairman, effectively the emcee of the Trump coronation. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/paul-ryan-donald-trump-222870#ixzz47svnCs9j Follow us: @politico on Twitter | Politico on Facebook
  • Donald Trump Should Take Up Paul Ryan on Offer To Resign From Convention

    05/10/2016 4:03:36 AM PDT · by detective · 34 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 10, 2016 | Sundance
    Considering the long history of legislative abuse carried out by the insufferable GOPe, and knowing the only way to rid the apparatus of the corrupting infection is to cut out clear margins, Donald Trump would be well advised to take Paul Ryan up on his offer to resign his chairmanship at the national convention. In addition, and considering the patriotic bench available for immediate dispatch, Donald Trump could request Reince Preibus resign from his post as RNC head and immediately replace him with a more favorable and competent executive.
  • What Donald Trump SECRETLY Told Paul Ryan Has Him Changing His Tune…

    05/13/2016 10:50:06 PM PDT · by letswakeupamerica · 48 replies
    Lets Wake Up America ^ | 12 May 2016 | Mike McCain
    It is happening ya’ll. Paul Ryan is backing down, but he can’t show it fully yet. He’s trying to find the right station to get on the Trump Train from. “With that focus, we had a great conversation this morning. While we were honest about our few differences, we recognize that there are also many important areas of common ground,” Trump and Ryan said. “We will be having additional discussions, but remain confident there’s a great opportunity to unify our party and win this fall, and we are totally committed to working together to achieve that goal. “This was our...
  • Trump campaign eyes #NeverTrump blacklist:

    05/13/2016 9:59:15 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 156 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/13/2016 | Kenneth P. Vogel and Ben Schreckinger
    Candidates’ aides and allies want anti-Trump vendors barred from lucrative general-election contracts. Donald Trump’s campaign is considering hitting his Republican enemies where it hurts: Their wallets. As Trump moves to work in closer concert with the Republican National Committee apparatus, some campaign aides and allies are pushing him to block lucrative party contracts from consultants who worked to keep him from winning the nomination, according to four sources familiar with the discussions. “The Never Trump vendors and supporters shouldn’t be in striking distance of the RNC, any of its committees or anyone working on behalf of Donald Trump,” said a...
  • Bill Kristol: Republican Party’s ‘Unification Means Capitulation’ to Trump

    05/13/2016 4:52:14 AM PDT · by detective · 148 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 May 2016 | Pam Key
    Thursday on MSNBC, while discussing Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) meeting with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, told members of the Republican Party that reunifying the party would mean “capitulation.”
  • Paul Ryan Gushes Over Trump: He’s a “Very Warm and Genuine Person” (VIDEO)

    05/12/2016 11:51:35 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 75 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 12, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Speaker Paul Ryan spoke with reporters after his first meeting with Donald Trump on Thursday morning... Speaker Paul Ryan gushes over Trump: His personality, I thought he had a very good personality. He’s a very warm and genuine person. I met him like 30 seconds in 2012. So we really don’t know each other. And we started to get to know each other. So, I actually had a very pleasant exchange with him...
  • Trump, Ryan tout unity in wake of meeting

    05/12/2016 2:24:25 PM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | May 12, 2016 | Manu Raju and Jeremy Diamond,
    Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan concluded their highly anticipated meeting Thursday amid signals that the Republican Party will work to piece itself together after a fractious primary. "While we were honest about our few differences, we recognize that there are also many important areas of common ground," Trump and Ryan said in a joint statement. "We will be having additional discussions, but remain confident there's a great opportunity to unify our party and win this fall, and we are totally committed to working together to achieve that goal."
  • Trump Supporters More Conservative Than Avg GOP Voter (DC RINOs, How ya like them apples?)

    05/12/2016 11:31:39 AM PDT · by quesney · 75 replies
    POLL: TRUMP SUPPORTERS More Conservative Than Average GOP Voter Jim Hoft May 12th, 2016 8:19 am 498 Comments trump clemson crowd A new Pew poll shows that Trump supporters are the true conservatives of the Republican party. Trump supporters want a border wall and more scrutiny of Muslim migrants and refugees. Trump supporters also understand how free trade has destroyed US manufacturing jobs. The rest of GOP voters have some catching up to do. trump supporters gop On issues of security and jobs – Trump supporters are more conservative than anti-Trumpers.
  • Sarah Palin: Paul Ryan, Donald Trump meeting ‘makes me ill’

    05/12/2016 12:36:22 PM PDT · by quesney · 108 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, May 12, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin continued her attacks against House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, saying his highly publicized meeting Thursday with presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump in Washington, D.C., made her “ill.” “Trump has a pow-wow with unsupportive GOPe [establishment] House leader Paul Ryan today,” Ms. Palin, a surrogate for Mr. Trump, wrote on Facebook about 11 a.m. Thursday. “Anticipate Ryan, after following crucifiers of our conservative frontrunner and all of his early supporters, to now position himself as the leader of those politico wussies to the cool kids’ table. Typical politics. Makes me ill. [Mr. Trump] can’t capitulate....
  • A Joint Statement from House Speaker Paul Ryan and Donald J. Trump

    05/12/2016 8:23:28 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 253 replies
    Paul Ryan Twiiter ^ | 05/12/16 | Statement
    Words below.
  • Trump hints that Fallin and Brewer on VP short list

    05/12/2016 5:56:35 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 170 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Donald Trump said on Wednesday that former Ariz. Gov. Jan Brewer and Okla. Gov. Mary Fallin are both on his shortlist for running mate. “Well also Jan. Jan Brewer has been fantastic,” he said. “She has been so fantastic. You know I won so big, her territory, we won so big. And she is a fabulous woman. And I agree with you, the governor of Oklahoma -- fabulous person.” When asked whether Chris Christie is still in the running as a possible vice president pick, Trump declined to give a straight answer, opting to praise the New Jersey governor. “I...
  • Our overriding conservative mission on Free Republic is to defend God, family, country!

    05/11/2016 1:10:59 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 191 replies
    Our overriding mission on Free Republic is to preserve, protect and defend (conserve) God, family, country--and all that that entails (refer to the Declaration, Constitution, and our Judeo-Christian American heritage for details). Our most immediate task we must undertake at this time is keep corrupt, godless, treasonous, America-hating communists like Hillary Clinton out of power. Our very survival as a free nation depends upon it. That means FR is going all in to defeat Hillary/Bernie, et al, by supporting our America-first nominee Donald Trump to the hilt. Very sorry if your favorite candidate did not win the nomination and sorry...
  • Palin: DJT can't capitulate.

    05/12/2016 9:22:56 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 85 replies
    Sarah Palin Facebook ^ | May 12, 2016 | Sarah Palin
    Trump has a pow-wow with unsupportive GOPe House leader Paul Ryan today. Anticipate Ryan, after following crucifiers of our conservative frontrunner and all of his early supporters, to now position himself as the leader of those politico wussies to the cool kids' table. Typical politics. Makes me ill. DJT can't capitulate. The holier-than-thou GOPe that sees elections as merely a money-making business has stomped all over We the People for the last time. They got us into the mess we're in with their failed, capitulating agenda that's gone along with Obama's fundamental transformation of America that includes devastating debt increase,...
  • Poll: Republicans want party more like Trump, not Ryan

    05/12/2016 8:12:51 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 66 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/12/16 | By Paul Bedard
    Donald Trump entered his pow wow with House Speaker Paul Ryan Thursday in the driver's seat, emboldened by a new poll that shows voters want the Republican Party to be more like the real estate tycoon, not the 2012 vice presidential nominee. Rasmussen reported: "Nearly half (47%) of GOP voters now believe the Republican Party should be more like Trump than like Ryan. Thirty-two percent (32%) disagree and say the GOP should be more like Ryan. Seventeen percent (17%) opt for neither."
  • Trump and Paul Ryan meeting today.

    05/12/2016 6:00:52 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 214 replies
    FOX News ^ | 5/12/2016
    Trump will meet with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan at 9am this morning. All the networks will be covering live remarks made by both men following the meeting. The URL above links to the various video postings on this meeting thus far, (amazing how much coverage all ready), so Freepers will need to find their own source, (FOX, NBC, ABC, CNN, etc). Please post a good live thread when it surfaces here, and also commentary. As always, it will be interesting how our take here on Free Republic will be.
  • Mr. Trump Goes To Washington

    05/12/2016 3:15:06 AM PDT · by onyx · 27 replies
    Mr. Trump Goes To Washington… Posted on May 12, 2016 by sundance Lets be politically and intellectually honest. At the scheduled meeting today between Donald Trump and Paul Ryan, Speaker Ryan needs Trump more than Nominee Trump needs Ryan.A strong argument can be made Ryan set up last weeks media construct, including the call to Jake Tapper requesting a CNN interview, to retain his own relevance.Against a growing electoral insurgency openly dismissing the Omnibus version of conservatism represented by Ryans’ inept and ineffective and self-centered leadership, Lyin’ Ryan could soon to be seated at the pouty table if he doesn’t...
  • Oh Dear – Lou Dobbs Eviscerates House Speaker Paul “Omnibus” Ryan

    05/12/2016 12:00:37 AM PDT · by detective · 57 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 11, 2016 | Sundance
    Oh my goodness. Mr. Lou Dobbs just lit the fuse on Paul Ryan’s ‘splodey vest…
  • Paul Ryan for VP?

    05/10/2016 10:01:28 AM PDT · by Fhios · 91 replies
    5/10/2016 | Total Vanity
    What if? Think a few moments. Get over the initial anger. I'm still not saying it's good, but is it possible? would it hurt or help?
  • Trump and GOP leaders might never be on the same page

    05/11/2016 11:01:49 AM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 11, 2016 | Dan Balz
    Donald Trump will come to Washington on Thursday for a series of meetings with Republican congressional leaders. The goal, all involved say, is to hasten the process of unifying a fractured party. The reality is that, nice words to the contrary, Trump and those party leaders are likely never to fully achieve that result.
  • House GOP Warns Ryan To Back Trump

    05/11/2016 10:49:30 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 106 replies
    CNN ^ | May 11, 2016
    Rank-and-file House Republicans are urging Speaker Paul Ryan to get behind presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, warning his resistance could lead to the party fracturing rather than uniting if he withholds his endorsement. "It makes it harder to unite," said Rep. Raul Labrador, an Idaho Republican and leader within the conservative House Freedom Caucus. House Republicans met with Ryan Wednesday morning for the first time since the speaker told CNN's Jake Tapper he was not yet ready to endorse the presumptive nominee.
  • Ryan sets schedule for Thursday Trump meetings

    05/10/2016 1:48:26 PM PDT · by BAW · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/10/2016 | Rachael Bade
    Donald Trump will meet face-to-face with Speaker Paul Ryan at 9 a.m. on Thursday at the RNC, according to a GOP leadership source familiar with the schedule. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus will sit in the meeting, too. A second meeting including Ryan, Trump and a larger roster of GOP leadership will follow. Attendees will include Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), and Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) There will be no press availability after, but Ryan will do an on-camera availability later that morning, the source said. Trump has no plans...
  • Why Paul Ryan’s Trump Gambit May Cost His Speakership

    05/10/2016 8:53:55 AM PDT · by dennisw · 31 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9 May 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    A story of a small-town city council puts Paul Ryan’s shift on Donald Trump in perspective. A friend of mine who lived in a small country town was elected to the local council. Because he is something of a gadfly, his colleagues made him speaker of the council, thinking that by promoting him to a largely ceremonial role, they were taming him. He made one change: he had the council building lock its side entrances, so that the only entry was through the front, and made council members clock in and out like other municipal employees. They were livid —...
  • Paul Ryan sold shares on same day as private briefing of banking crisis

    05/09/2016 6:14:50 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 49 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/13/2012 | Dominic Rushe
    Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's vice-presidential running mate, sold stock in US banks on the same day he attended a confidential meeting where top level officials disclosed the sector was heading for a deep crisis. The congressman on Monday denied profiting from information gleaned from the meeting on 18 September 2008 when Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, then treasury secretary Hank Paulson and others outlined their fears for the banking sector.
  • Speaker Paul Ryan Looking Forward to 'Straight Conversation' With Donald Trump

    05/09/2016 5:16:45 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 79 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/09/2016 | BENJAMIN SIEGEL
    House Speaker Paul Ryan said today he's looking forward to a "straight conversation" with Donald Trump about the state of the Republican Party and the 2016 presidential race when the two meet on Capitol Hill Thursday, after expressing reluctance about endorsing Trump's White House bid. "We have right now a disunified Republican Party. We shouldn't sweep it under the rug without addressing it," Ryan, R-Wis., said in an interview with the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel today. "That would be to our detriment in the fall."
  • Donald Trump won't bail out Puerto Rico

    05/09/2016 1:14:14 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 94 replies
    CNN -Money ^ | May 7, 2016 | Heather Long
    Donald Trump says Puerto Rico has "far far too much debt," and the U.S. government shouldn't bail out the island....... Puerto Rico is in crisis mode. It has run up $70 billion in debt, a staggering amount for an island of under 3.5 million people..... "You have to cut the debt way down and get back to business," he said.
  • Paul Ryan: Democrat’s beard 2.0

    05/09/2016 8:33:36 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/09/16 | David L. Hunter
    Mr. Ryan has taken a cue from Mr. Obama's petulance “A Reagan nomination and the crushing defeat likely to follow could signal the beginning of the end of our party as an effective force in American life.” - Sen. Chuck Percy (R-IL) in 1975 “I’m not there right now [in supporting presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump]... [T]his is all pretty new for us.” - House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) in 2016 Actually, this outcome shouldn’t be. For months through voting and primary results, the People have spoken their displeasure to the Republican establishment most clearly. Yet, this highest-ranking elected Republican—supposedly...
  • The Arrogance of The Prom King(Paul Ryan)

    05/09/2016 7:23:45 AM PDT · by all the best · 51 replies
    robertringer.com ^ | May 7, 2016 | Robert Ringer
    Just when you think you’ve heard and seen it all in the Republican campaignathon, along comes prom king Paul Ryan displaying an arrogance that makes Donald Trump look like the Dalai Lama by comparison. Millions of American jaws must have dropped in unison when chameleon Ryan casually told CNN’s Jake Tapper that he’s “just not ready” to support Trump. Really? Where do I even begin to address such a remarkable display of unflinching arrogance? How about just stating the obvious — that the litmus-test conservative crowd still doesn’t get it. That’s right, hard as it is to believe, after ten...
  • SARAH PALIN Announces She Will Work to Defeat Paul Ryan in Primary

    05/09/2016 4:04:41 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 97 replies
    gatewaypundit ^ | May 8, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin announced on Sunday she will work to defeat Paul Ryan in his Republican primary. This came after Ryan would not endorse the Republican nominee Donald Trump for president. On Thursday Republican Speaker Paul Ryan told Jake Tapper on CNN he was “not ready” to endorse Donald Trump yet. Donald Trump won the GOP nomination on Tuesday after his landslide victory in Indiana. Palin told Jake Tapper she believes Ryan will soon be “Cantored.” ** Republican businessman Paul Nehlen is running against Paul Ryan in the Wisconsin primary. paul ryan challenger paul nehlen CNN reported: Sarah...
  • TRUMP LIKES IDEA OF PARTY UNITY, BUT ON HIS TERMS

    05/08/2016 4:57:55 PM PDT · by bkopto · 65 replies
    AP ^ | 5/8/2016 | Anne Flaherty
    (Trump) used the term "lightweight" to describe Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., once in the presidential race, and suggested former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, another former rival, was still licking his wounds from the vicious campaign. The party's 2012 nominee Mitt Romney, Trump said, "blew the election" that year and never even thanked Trump for his work on Romney's behalf. Arizona Sen. John McCain, the 2008 nominee, said it would take a lot for him to ever stand on stage next to Trump, even though McCain has agreed to support the party's nominee.
  • Palin will work to defeat Ryan in primary for Trump stance

    05/08/2016 7:01:48 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 171 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/8/2016 | Karl De Vries
    Washington (CNN) Sarah Palin will work to defeat House Speaker Paul Ryan by backing his primary opponent in Wisconsin, the former Alaska governor told CNN's Jake Tapper. Palin said in an interview that airs Sunday on "State of the Union" that her decision was sparked by Ryan's bombshell announcement to Tapper last week that he wasn't yet ready to support Donald Trump, the Republican presumptive nominee. Palin endorsed Trump back in January. "I think Paul Ryan is soon to be 'Cantored,' as in Eric Cantor," Palin said, referring to the former Republican House majority leader who was ousted in a...
  • Donald Trump Won’t Rule Out Effort to Remove Paul Ryan as Convention Chairman

    Updated, 9:56 a.m. | Donald J. Trump said he would not rule out an effort to remove Representative Paul D. Ryan as chairman of the Republican National Convention if he did not endorse Mr. Trump’s candidacy. Mr. Trump stopped short of calling for Mr. Ryan, the speaker of the House, to step down from his convention role. But in an interview that aired Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Mr. Trump said there could be consequences in the event that Mr. Ryan continued withholding his support. “I will give you a very solid answer, if that happens, about one minute...
  • Donald Trump or Paul Ryan: Who’s King of the Hill?

    05/08/2016 6:16:56 AM PDT · by King of Florida · 28 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 8, 2016 | MoDo
    WASHINGTON — PAUL RYAN and Donald Trump sit down at Republican National Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill to hash out a couple little things, like who is running the party and who is the actual Republican. “Welcome to Washington, Donald,” Ryan says, shaking hands with the presumptuous nominee. “Reince says you’re far more gracious in private than in public and I sure hope that’s true.” Trump smirks and pulls out his bottle of industrial-strength sanitizer, squirting a prodigious amount on his hands. Trying to thaw the chill, the House speaker displays his best ingratiating Irish undertaker air. “Hey,” he says,...
  • Former Speaker Of The House Just SMOKED The ‘Establishment’ For NOT Endorsing Trump VIDEO

    05/07/2016 6:18:04 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 78 replies
    Fox News via Independent Journal via americas freedom fighters. ^ | May 6, 2016 | Fox News via Independent Journal via americas freedom fighters via Dean James
    Newt Gingrich has weighed in on the #NeverTrump movement and he has some harsh words for the Republicans that are turning their backs on the party. He specifically addresses The Bushes, and Mitt Romney saying, “Let’s be clear. The Bushes, the Romneys, the Republican party has been pretty darn good to them. And they owe a little bit to that party. And the people who make up that party.” Gingrich told FOX News host Uma Pemmaraju that House Speaker Paul Ryan’s announcement that he is “not ready” to support Donald Trump “probably represents a fairly large block of people who...
  • Top allies break with Ryan over Trump

    05/07/2016 9:07:23 PM PDT · by Innovative · 103 replies
    Politico ^ | Friday May 6, 2015 | Rachael Bade
    Reps. Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia and Dennis Ross of Florida — who, as House whips, help Republican leaders muster support to pass legislation — told POLITICO in interviews on Friday that they disagreed with Ryan’s decision to break with Trump in a bombshell interview a day earlier. Both lawmakers said they believe their leader is in denial about how Republican voters feel about the real-estate tycoon. “I honestly don’t understand what Paul’s thinking — I don’t get it,” said Westmoreland, who is retiring after this year. “I try not to give advice to the speaker, but I think it just...
  • Coulter: Ryan Is ‘The Next Eric Cantor’

    05/07/2016 2:42:11 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 110 replies
    Columnist and author of “Adios, America,” Ann Coulter declared House Speaker Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) “the next Eric Cantor” on Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time.” Coulter said of Ryan, “He is so hated by the base. … He’s the next Eric Cantor, who was the highest member leadership ever to lose in a primary.”
  • Trump slams Ryan: I didn’t inherit GOP, I won it

    05/06/2016 2:19:04 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 77 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 5/6/16 | Elliot Smilowitz
    Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday continued to criticize Rep. Paul Ryan, denying the Speaker’s assertion that he “inherited” the Republican Party mantle. “Paul Ryan said that I inherited something very special, the Republican Party,” Trump tweeted. “Wrong, I didn't inherit it, I won it with millions of voters!” Ryan on Thursday declared that he’s “not ready” to support Trump for president. “He also inherits something very special, that's very special to a lot of us. This is the party of Lincoln and Reagan and Jack Kemp,” Ryan said at the time. Trump responded Thursday with a terse...
  • Ron Johnson’s Beltway Blunder: The "The Ronald and The Donald Double Down" Edition

    05/06/2016 10:58:10 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 22 replies
    on Johnson’s dreams of the “Ronald and the Donald Show” are all coming true! This week’s blunder is Johnson's move to double down on his support for Donald Trump. While other Republicans seem put off by Trump's overt racism, sexism, and xenophobia, Johnson looks forward to campaigning with "The Donald." In Eau Claire this week, Johnson reaffirmed his vow to stump with Trump as Republican nominees, saying that together they'll "make this country great again." And if that wasn’t clear enough, he went out of his way to embrace Trump again today saying he would endorse the Republican party’s nominee....
  • Paul Ryan Primary Challenger Dares Him To Debate TPP

    05/05/2016 2:23:11 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 5/5/16 | Tim Hains
    House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Wisconsin primary opponent Paul Nehlen launched his first ad, called "Truth Resurrection" Wednesday, calling Ryan out for his support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. “It’s not every day you see a candidate for Congress sporting tattoos, riding a Harley, and throwing down on a factory floor,” Nehlen acknowledged. “But I’m not your everyday candidate.” “Mr. Speaker, you championed this trade deal. Why don’t you come back to Wisconsin and debate me—man-to-man, face-to-face—on the realities of TPP. And if you don’t want to debate me, maybe we can arm wrestle,” says Nehlen with a twinkle in his eye,...
  • Paul Ryan’s primary opponent: I’ll support Trump

    05/06/2016 1:09:39 PM PDT · by detective · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/6/2016 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    When House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday he wasn’t ready to support Donald Trump, the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party, his Wisconsin primary opponent saw an opening. Following the Trump campaign’s lash-out on Friday, Paul Nehlen seized that opening, suggesting he will do what Ryan won't: support Trump.