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  • 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...
  • Paul Ryan is considering retiring after 2018 mid-term elections

    12/14/2017 9:51:02 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 125 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • She Said That A Powerful Congressman Harassed Her. Here’s Why You Didn’t Hear Her Story.

    11/20/2017 7:54:11 PM PST · by scooby321 · 24 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 11/20/2017 | Paul McLeod
    “When you make private settlements, it doesn’t warn the next woman or the next person going into that situation.” Documents from the complaint obtained by BuzzFeed News include four signed affidavits, three of which are notarized, from former staff members who allege that Conyers, the ranking Democrat on the powerful House Judiciary Committee, repeatedly made sexual advances to female staff that included requests for sexual favors, contacting and transporting other women with whom they believed Conyers was having affairs, caressing their hands sexually, and rubbing their legs and backs in public. Four people involved with the case verified the documents...
  • Paul Ryan Ignoring National Reciprocity for 45th Consecutive Week

    11/18/2017 1:48:03 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Nov 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    It is November 17 and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) is ignoring national reciprocity legislation for a 45th consecutive week. National reciprocity would treat concealed carry permits like driver’s licenses, making the license from one state valid in the other 49. Such a reciprocal system would allow law-abiding Americans to keep their handguns on their persons for defense of themselves and their families as they travel throughout the country. Breitbart News reported that Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) introduced national reciprocity legislation on January 3, 2017. His bill “would allow people with a state-issued concealed carry license or permit to conceal...
  • 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."
  • Paul Ryan Defends Elimination of the Adoption Tax Credit

    11/08/2017 12:41:30 PM PST · by WVMnteer · 29 replies ^ | Lauretta Brown
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) defended the repeal of the adoption tax credit in the GOP’s current tax reform bill Wednesday following pushback from fellow Republicans and pro-life organizations. "It is a tax credit that goes to higher income individuals. Middle and lower income people don't get it today," Ryan said during a discussion on the tax reform bill held by the Washington Examiner.
  • RINO Paul Ryan: We Weren’t Elected To Defend Trump From Investigations

    10/29/2017 2:28:58 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 83 replies
    Daily Caller — Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said Monday that it isn’t congressional Republicans’ role to defend President Trump from the investigations into Russian election interference and pushed back against the notion that special counsel Robert Mueller is biased against the president.
  • Report: Paul Ryan Planning to Slip Amnesty for DACA Illegal Aliens into Spending Deal

    10/25/2017 11:54:10 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/24/2017 | by John Binder 
    Ryan, during a talk before the Republican Study Committee (RSC), said an amnesty for illegal aliens shielded from deportation by the Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) would be included in an end-of-the-year spending deal. “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 (R-NC) told the Huffington Post following the meeting with Ryan. Another two House Republicans confirmed to the Huffington Post that Ryan mentioned slipping DACA amnesty into the spending deal at the gathering. While Walker said Ryan “did...
  • 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: Repeal & replace of Obamacare is off the table for 2017

    10/25/2017 6:36:56 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 49 replies
    Fox business via twitter ^ | 10/25/17 | Fox business
    FOX Business @FoxBusiness #BreakingNews: @SpeakerRyan: Repeal & replace of Obamacare is off the table for 2017
  • Most Republicans Wish They Were Like Reagan. Trump Actually Is.

    10/22/2017 10:53:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 21, 2017 | Henry Olsen
    Conventional wisdom tells us that Donald Trump is the antithesis of Ronald Reagan. But in fact, Trump is far closer to Reagan’s brand of conservatism than the Republican congressional leadership is. At first blush, this seems preposterous. Reagan was a sunny personality, much like his boyhood idol, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Trump is anything but. Reagan used humor to defuse his critics; Trump clearly prefers insults. Reagan spoke often of America’s promise, while Trump speaks more of its decline. Reagan condemned bigots and racists. Trump’s facially evenhanded approach to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, has convinced many that he shares white...
  • Author says Democrats abandoned working class ("What's the Matter with Kansas?")

    10/21/2017 9:48:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Lincoln Star Journal ^ | October 21, 2017 | Don Walton
    Thomas Frank, the author best-known for "What's the Matter with Kansas?" who's also a Washington political journalist, places the blame for the election of President Donald Trump squarely on the back of the Democratic Party and its abandonment of working-class Americans. "They love it when unions work hard for them and give them campaign funds," Frank said in a telephone interview. "But they aren't deeply concerned with the problems faced by working-class people," he said. "They need to stop taking those people for granted." What they got in exchange for that neglect was Trump, he said. Frank will be in...
  • Paul Ryan unleashes barrage of Trump jokes at Al Smith dinner

    10/19/2017 11:09:09 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 48 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 20, 2017 | 12:08am | Michael Gartland
    House Speaker Paul Ryan lampooned President Trump at a charity dinner Thursday night, mocking his Twitter habits, his former top advisor Steve Bannon and his Big Apple roots.
  • Harvard’s Lawrence Lessig Insists Clinton Could Still Be Installed as President

    10/17/2017 5:22:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 17, 2017 | Alex Griswold
    A Harvard Law professor posted an essay on social media recently that laid out a complicated process he believes could lead to Hillary Clinton still becoming President of the United States. Lawrence Lessig flirted with running for president as a Democrat in 2016, but dropped out before the primaries. After Donald Trump won the election, he led a failed effort to convince the electoral college to ignore the voters' will and install Clinton. In a Medium post last week, the professor insisted it was still possible for the eventual Democratic nominee to become president. Lessig said the first step was...
  • Salon’s Top 'Conservative’ List Is Nearly All 'Never Trump' Liberals Who Hate the Right

    10/16/2017 11:16:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 10-16-2017 | Kristine Marsh
    Salon’s Top 'Conservative’ List Is Nearly All 'Never Trump' Liberals Who Hate the Right Kristine Marsh October 16, 2017 Over the weekend, liberal online magazine Salon put out a highly mockable list of their top “25 Conservatives Actually Worth Following on Twitter.” The story made a splash on social media, because it seemed Salon’s only criteria for being a “worthy conservative” is that you had to be an outspoken “Never-Trumper” and a fierce critic of the right. Brownie points if you support Obamacare and spew profanities at the president. What didn’t count? Actually being a smart, thoughtful commentator on conservative...
  • The Republican civil war is spreading

    10/13/2017 8:43:42 AM PDT · by Mariner · 78 replies
    The Week ^ | October 13th, 2017 | Paul Waldman
    arties don't descend into vicious civil wars when things are going well for them. So the fact that it's happening now to the GOP tells you a lot about what Republicans are facing, even though they control the White House, Congress, and a majority of state houses and governorships. They are beginning to tear themselves apart over the question of who is to blame for their current difficulties, with one side saying it's the fault of a feckless establishment that is insufficiently loyal to President Trump, and the other side saying — mostly sotto voce, but occasionally out loud —...