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  • James Clapper’s new book – let that sink in – makes claims against Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell

    05/23/2018 11:10:20 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 35 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 5/23/2018 | Julia Cohen
    James Clapper, former director of National Intelligence for former President Obama, claims in his new book Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to sign a statement condemning foreign interference in elections. In his book, “Facts and Fears, Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence,” Clapper claims the two Republican leaders did not want to sign anything that would hurt their party’s nominee. Clapper was “disappointed, but not surprised,” he also wrote. Ryan and McConell have not responded to the claims. During his appearance on “The View,” Clapper insisted the FBI was not spying on President Donald...
  • Exclusive — Revolt Underway: Rep. Gosar Calls for Ryan Removal as Speaker, Replace with Jim Jordan

    05/22/2018 10:40:23 AM PDT · by xzins · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 May 18 | Matthew Boyle
    WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 17: U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks during a weekly news conference May 17, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Ryan held his weekly news conference to answer questions from members of the media. ( Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) on Monday evening became the first sitting GOP member of the House of Representatives to publicly call for the removal of House Speaker Paul Ryan now, rather than on Ryan’s planned schedule post-election, during an interview on Breitbart News Tonight on SiriusXM. During a discussion with host and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large...
  • Thanks To You RINO Paul Ryan Is Losing His Grip On The Speakership

    05/22/2018 6:21:08 AM PDT · by xzins · 22 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 22 May 18 | CHQ Staff
    Two days after the news broke that over 100 conservative leaders had signed an open letter to principled limited government constitutional conservative Rep. Jim Jordan urging him – some might say demanding – that he run for Speaker of the House, Matt Drudge blared the headline “PAUL RYAN LOSING SPEAKERSHIP GRIP.” The headline linked to a POLITICO article detailing how top House Republicans are privately questioning Ryan losing gripwhether retiring Speaker Paul Ryan can make it through Election Day. Click this link to add your name to the distinguished list of conservative leaders urging Jim Jordan to run for Speaker...
  • John Brennan Fires Warning Shot to Ryan and McConnell After Trump Orders DOJ Investigation

    05/20/2018 6:20:09 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 92 replies
    TGP ^ | May 20, 2018
    As previously reported by TGP’s Kristinn Taylor, President Trump tweeted Sunday afternoon he is ordering the Justice Department to investigate whether the Obama administration spied on his 2016 presidential campaign. The order comes on the heels of leaks to the New York Times and Washington Post that the Obama administration had an “informant” make several approaches to three Trump campaign officials, included one that involved an offer of cash and another an offer to “advise” the campaign. Trump tweeted: “I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ...
  • Ryan’s Super PAC Gives Millions to GOP’s Amnesty Discharge Signers

    05/18/2018 11:08:02 AM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 May 2018 | Neil Munro
    A Super PAC funded by retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan is spending more than $10 million to help the GOP representatives who are trying to pass a cheap-labor amnesty via the discharge-petition process. The amnesty-boosting funds are being collected and shared via the Congressional Leadership Fund, which was described in a May 17 Politico article: TUSTIN, Calif. — Republicans have amassed a sprawling shadow field organization to defend the House this fall, spending tens of millions of dollars in an unprecedented effort to protect dozens of battleground districts that will determine control of the chamber. The initiative by the Congressional...
  • Ryan swears chaplain back in after controversy over resignation

    05/09/2018 11:49:55 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 10 replies
    thehill ^ | 05/08/18 | JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
    Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) swore Father Patrick Conroy back in as chaplain Tuesday afternoon after he resigned last week at Ryan's request, then rescinded the resignation amid controversy. Conroy was expected to step down from his post on April 24 at the request of Ryan. The Wisconsin Republican's decision to oust the priest sparked a wave of bipartisan backlash, with Democrats pushing for the establishment of a select committee to investigate his motives for the move. Conroy ultimately announced he planned to fight to stay in the role, but Ryan accepted his decision. "Pursuant to the provisions of section 208-a...
  • GOP lawmakers file motion to force immigration vote

    05/09/2018 8:35:45 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/09/2018 | Rafael Bernal
    A Republican representative on Wednesday filed a petition to force a House vote on immigration, going around leadership and the committee process. GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo (Fla.) filed the motion, known as a discharge petition. He was joined by Republican Reps. Jeff Denham (Calif.), Will Hurd (Texas), Mario Díaz Balart (Fla.) and David Valadao (Calif.) as initial sponsors. If a majority of the House votes for the discharge petition, the chamber will then vote on an immigration proposal by Denham. Republicans who support immigration reform have grown increasingly frustrated at leadership over inaction on the issue. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)...
  • House chaplain rescinds resignation after Paul Ryan forced him out

    05/03/2018 2:37:32 PM PDT · by wmileo · 40 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | May 3, 2018 | Alex Pappas
    The Rev. Patrick Conroy, chaplain of the House of Representatives, said in a letter on Thursday that he was rescinding his resignation amid his high-profile ousting by House Speaker Paul Ryan. The Associated Press reported that Conroy wrote in a two-page letter to Ryan, the retiring Wisconsin Republican, that he has never "heard a complaint about my ministry" as House chaplain. Democrats have expressed outrage over Ryan’s decision to push Conroy out of the job. Ryan has told fellow Republicans that he fired the House chaplain, a Roman Catholic priest from the Jesuit order, after complaints from members that he...
  • Budget Rescission: Early May Deadline

    04/29/2018 8:56:11 AM PDT · by research99 · 10 replies
    Congressional Record ^ | 1974 | US Congress
    Checking the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (Public Law 93–344, 88 Stat. 297, 2 U.S.C. §§ 601–688) online: Part B, Section 1011-1012 and related (identified elsewhere as Title X) within the Act (also known as the Impoundment Control Act of 1974), specifies that the President may request that Congress rescind appropriated funds. The timeline for approval by both the house and senate is 45 days.
  • Speaker Ryan forces out House chaplain

    04/26/2018 6:22:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 26, 2018 5:26 pm | Andrew Taylor
    House Speaker Paul Ryan has forced out the House chaplain, Reverend Patrick Conroy. Conroy had served as the chamber’s chaplain since 2011 but offered his resignation last week at Ryan’s urging. Conroy’s resignation letter said he was offering to step down at Ryan’s request, calling his seven years of House service “one of the great privileges of my life.” Ryan spokeswoman Ashlee Strong would not reveal the speaker’s reasons for forcing Conroy out. A top Democrat, Rep. Joe Crowley of New York, said he believes it was because of a prayer Conroy gave during last fall’s tax debate urging that...
  • Former Ryan aide announces congressional bid

    04/23/2018 11:48:17 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    thehill ^ | 04/23/2018 | Mallory Shelbourne
    Bryan Steil, a former aide to Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), on Sunday announced his bid for Ryan’s congressional seat, The Associated Press reported. “I want to take my problem-solving skills to Congress. I think they need problem solvers, doers ... not talkers,” Steil reportedly said. No viable Republican candidate had entered the race before Ryan announced his retirement earlier this month. The primary is scheduled for Aug. 14. Steil, who is from Ryan’s hometown of Janesville, sits on the Board of Regents for the University of Wisconsin, the AP reported. He served as an economic adviser and legislative aide to...
  • Vanity - Paul Ryan is gone, thank God,....Mitch McConnell must go now, also!!!

    04/16/2018 6:00:13 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 38 replies
    As plain as the nose on your face....Paul Ryan is out and now is the time for the Republican Senate Caucus to send Majority Senate Leader, Mitch McConnell packing, heading into a retirement where he will never be heard from again.
  • Ryan: Trillion-dollar deficits were inevitable

    04/15/2018 1:05:07 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/15/18 | Alexander Bolton
    Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) says that trillion-dollar deficits could not have been avoided by the GOP-controlled Congress, responding to critics within his party who say that leaders have behaved irresponsibly. “That was going to happen. The baby boomers retiring was going to do that,” Ryan said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” of projections that the country will start running trillion-dollar deficits as soon as 2020. Etc...
  • Paul Ryan to Push DACA Amnesty for Millions of Illegal Aliens Before Leaving Congress

    04/13/2018 6:16:15 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Apr 2018 | John Binder
    House Speaker Paul Ryan will push his open borders agenda during his last months in Congress, telling the media that he is interested in passing an amnesty for millions of illegal aliens who are enrolled and eligible for the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Ryan announced this week that he will leave Congress after his current term is up, but now he says he will continue pushing for a DACA amnesty despite his exit. In a comment to Fox News’s Chad Pergram, Ryan said he would “certainly” be interested in passing a DACA amnesty before his...
  • First Congressional District: Who’s In, Who’s Out (Paul Ryan Replacement)

    04/13/2018 8:23:09 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 22 replies
    Right Wisconsin/MacIver News ^ | April 13, 2018 | James Widgerston
    When House Speaker Paul Ryan announced his plans to retire from Congress at the end of his current term, the open seat created an opportunity for both Republicans and Democrats. A number of local politicians are considering possible runs in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District. Here’s a list of who’s in and who’s out. Republicans: Possibly in: State Sen. Dave Craig (R-Town of Vernon) is still considering a run, saying on Facebook his family is praying about the decision. Craig is a former staff member for Ryan and a conservative favorite. Craig’s Senate seat is not up for election until 2020...
  • ‘Good riddance’: Trumpian right celebrates retirement of ‘globalist’ Paul Ryan

    04/12/2018 9:30:14 PM PDT · by Innovative · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 12, 2018 | Kyle Swenson
    The glee was palpable in the right-wing corners of the Internet and media at the news that House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R) was leaving at the end of the year. There, Ryan’s departure was greeted not with hand-wringing but celebration, as if it were a Super Bowl victory. “We WILL NOT miss Paul Ryan,” one Twitter user with more than 20,000 followers bellowed this week. “President Trump is the one who truly loves this country, who loves the people of this country, and we give ZERO flying flips what you think.” “GOOD RIDDANCE,” Trump loyalist and Fox News commentator...
  • Editorial: Paul Ryan wielded gavel wisely

    04/12/2018 7:18:29 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 77 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 04-12-18 | Herald Staff
    Paul Ryan had all-star talent as a legislator and fundraiser, and the realization of his career-long goal of tax reform is a monumental legacy. He has been an adept policy wonk, and his work as the pre-eminent Obamacare critic on Capitol Hill was nothing short of inspirational, most notably in 2010 as the ranking member of the House Budget Committee. That year at the bipartisan White House Summit on Health Care, Ryan put on a savant-level clinic on sound economic policy and on the harmful ramifications the Democratic health care bill would have. He spoke with analytical flourish but kept...
  • Meghan McCain Erupts After Audience Cheers Paul Ryan Retirement: ‘You Deserve Trump’

    04/11/2018 1:05:18 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Apr 2018 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on ABC’s “The View,” co-host Meghan McCain got visibly upset and raised her voice in anger while debating the retirement of House Speaker Paul Ryan. After the studio audience loudly cheered the news, McCain said, “Cheering kind of surprises me a little bit because Paul Ryan is a politician of an era gone by. He was one of the most powerful congressmen between 2009 and 2016, before Trumpism sort of completely took over. He is a really classic conservative, and this party is the party of Trump now. People like me who are old-school conservatives, we’re really on our...
  • House Speaker Paul Ryan won't seek re-election: 'I like to think I've done my part'

    04/11/2018 11:17:17 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 47 replies
    cnn ^ | April 11, 2018 | Phil Mattingly, Maegan Vazquez and Lauren Fox,
    House Speaker Paul Ryan is not seeking re-election and will retire from Congress after this year, the Wisconsin Republican announced Wednesday. "You realize something when you take this job," Ryan told reporters on Capitol Hill "You realize you hold the office for just a small part of our history. So you better make the most of it." Ryan also said he has no "regrets." "I like to think I've done my part, my little part in history to set us on a better course," Ryan said. Ryan's departure is a blow to GOP members who saw the Wisconsin Republican as...
  • Paul Ryan won't seek re-election

    04/11/2018 9:41:08 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | 11 Apr 2018 | Phil Mattingly, Maegan Vazquez and Lauren Fox
    House Speaker Paul Ryan is not seeking re-election and will retire from Congress after this year, the Wisconsin Republican announced Wednesday. "You realize something when you take this job," Ryan told reporters on Capitol Hill on Wednesday morning. "It's a big job with a lot riding on you ... but you also know this is not a job that does not last forever. ... You realize you hold the office for just a small part of our history. So you better make the most of it." He reminded reporters that he took the job "reluctantly" in 2015, when he took...