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  • Paul Ryan Won’t Say If He Supports Rolling Back Order for Military to Use Women in All Combat…

    02/04/2016 1:00:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 4, 2016 | 1:43 PM EST | Penny Starr
    At his weekly press briefing on Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan would not say if he supports congressional action to roll back or restrict the military's use of women in combat roles. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has ordered the armed services to open all combat roles in the U.S. military to women. "There will be no exceptions," Carter said at a Dec. 3 press conference. ...
  • Paul Ryan huddles with Mitt Romney, Scott Walker at Palm Beach retreat

    01/30/2016 6:25:13 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 21 replies ^ | 1/28/16 | Alex Isenstadt
    Paul Ryan is hosting a fundraising retreat in Palm Beach, Florida this week that is drawing a number of major donors - in addition to the House speaker's 2012 running mate. Mitt Romney was among those who addressed the confab on Thursday, according to two sources present. Also speaking were two former 2016 GOP contenders, Scott Walker and Lindsey Graham. The group gathered at the posh Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. Unlike his predecessor John Boehner, Ryan is not known for his prodigious fundraising skills. But he is taking steps to expand his network. The new House speaker recently...
  • Ryan draws Obama into veto war to show voters what’s at stake in 2016

    01/26/2016 6:54:27 PM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 12 replies
    wash times ^ | 1/26/16 | d boyer
    <p>President Obama’s last year in office is shaping up as the Year of the Veto.</p> <p>After vetoing only seven bills over the first seven years of his presidency, Mr. Obama has vetoed two measures already in January. What’s more, the White House has issued veto threats against all five pieces of legislation to come out of the House since Jan. 1, from a measure to cut “burdensome” government regulations to a bill that would give Congress greater oversight of the Iranian nuclear deal. A House vote on the latter is scheduled for the week of Feb. 1.</p>
  • Paul Ryan On Pres. Obama: 'We?re Going to Have One Heck of a Contrast in 2016'

    01/23/2016 7:17:32 PM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 30 replies ^ | 1/23/16
    Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said he hasn't yet met face-to-face with President Obama during his tenure as speaker, but plans to meet with him in early 2016. 'We're going to have one heck of a contrast in 2016,' he said.
  • Paul Ryan Goes on Offense (After giving Obama all he needs in his last term of office)

    01/23/2016 6:18:45 AM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 27 replies
    nat review ^ | 1/23/16 | Matthew Continetti Read more at:
    Paul Ryan enters his first full year as speaker of the House with a unified caucus, an ambitious agenda, and an audacious goal: Go on offense against President Obama and the Democratic party, while laying the predicate for unified Republican control of government in 2017. “We have no clue who our nominee is going to be,” Ryan tells me over the phone, “and the last thing we should do is sit around and wait.” Ryan says he learned in 2012 that Republicans should make the case for their policies as quickly and as forcefully as possible. “We can’t sit around...
  • Ryan’s Strategy ‘Keep the American People Safe’ Fails: U.S. to Issue Visas to 300,000 Muslims

    01/21/2016 11:22:47 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/21/15 | Julia Hahn
    On Wednesday, Senate Democrats successfully and predictably blocked what many conservatives described as Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 56% 's "Show Vote'"on refugee admissions. It has been called a show vote because the Ryan plan, even if the President signed it, would still allow the President to bring in an unlimited number of refugees from an unlimited number of countries. Democrats' filibuster on the motion to proceed to Ryan's show vote comes one month after Speaker Ryan sent President Obama a blank check to fund visa issuances to nearly 300,000 (temporary and permanent) Muslim migrants in the next 12 months alone....
  • GOP: Plan to close Guantánamo 'illegal'

    01/15/2016 2:12:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 15, 2016 | Jordain Carney
    Congressional Republicans are sending an early warning to the Defense Department that its plan to close Guantánamo Bay would break the law. "No matter how hard the President wishes it wasn't the case, transferring dozens of dangerous terrorists to any domestic location is illegal," Republican Sens. Cory Gardner (Colo.), Pat Roberts (Kan.) and Tim Scott (S.C.) said Friday. "Moving the detainees to South Carolina, Kansas or Colorado will not lead to even the smallest change in the beliefs or propaganda of radical Islamic terrorists." They added that the President Obama's push to create a "Gitmo North" location within the United...
  • Ryan pledges to support a Trump or Cruz nomination

    01/14/2016 1:07:10 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Susan Ferrechio
    BALTIMORE — House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that Republican lawmakers plan to support whoever wins the Republican nomination for president, even if it's Donald Trump or Sen. Ted Cruz. Ryan, R-Wis., briefed reporters alongside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., at the GOP annual retreat, where lawmakers plotted their 2016 legislative agenda. "Yes, we are going to support whoever our nominee is," Ryan said. "Know why? Because it's the Republican primary voter that makes that decision. And that's what we respect." Ryan called questions about a brokered Republican National Convention "ridiculous," adding, "How do I know? Nobody knows the...
  • Republican Party Uses State of the Union Response to Attack Donald Trump

    01/13/2016 1:11:13 AM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 88 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 01/12/2016 | Julia Hahn
    A new CBS report ahead of President Obama's last State of the Union address details how the Republican response - delivered by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley - will serve as a rebuttal to the policies of GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. The new report seems to underscore prior reporting from the Washington Post that "Rep. Paul Ryan is rapidly emerging as Republicans’ anti-Trump." CBS writes: "The Republican response to the President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday evening appears to rebut… some of the policies espoused by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, according to excerpts released by House Speaker...
  • Daniel Horowitz Exposes Paul Ryan 'Jail Break' Agenda [Assembling Farrahkhan's 10K Man Army]

    01/12/2016 2:43:04 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/12/2016 | Dan Riehl
    Conservative Review editor Daniel Horowitz joined Breitbart News Daily with host Stephen K. Bannon to discuss House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) upcoming steps to fund Obama’s dangerous "prison break" agenda that includes retroactively freeing drug traffickers, even as the public's concerns about a new crime wave grow. Horowitz was also asked to weigh in on the Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) eligibility question and referenced his own article of January 7, where he writes, in part, about the error of giving citizenship to illegals born in the U.S. The entire Breitbart News Daily interview can be heard below...
  • Paul Ryan invites Little Sisters of the Poor to State of the Union

    01/12/2016 10:19:38 AM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/12/16 | W. James Antle III
    House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Monday that he has invited two representatives of Little Sisters of the Poor to join him at President Obama's last State of the Union address Tuesday night. Little Sisters of the Poor is an order of Catholic nuns who serve the elderly poor. It's also the group that sought protection from Obamacare's mandate to offer birth control and other drugs in violation of their religious beliefs. Ryan was part of a friend-of-the-court brief filed in support of a case filed with the Supreme Court by the Sisters...
  • Ryan Scores Dual Wins With Obamacare Repeal Vote

    01/07/2016 4:53:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 54 replies
    Real Clear Politics via MSN ^ | 1/07/15 | James Arkin
    **SNIP** For Ryan, Wednesday's vote represented two victories. First, he has bragging rights as the speaker who forced Obama to use the eighth veto of his presidency to protect the health care law. Secondly, having pushed the limits of repealing Obamacare and defunding Planned Parenthood as far as a veto override, the issue is likely now settled until after the election. "The good news is, with this reconciliation bill, there will finally be some clarity," Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) told the Washington Post Tuesday. "The president will very glibly veto it. But at least then it will be on him...
  • Too Much - A Parody about Paul Ryan

    01/06/2016 12:00:22 PM PST · by WTFOVR · 2 replies
    WTF OVR | January 6, 2016 | WTF OVR
    Too Much (Sung to 'Too Much' by Elvis Presley) Well, Paul, he tried to shove through ... Too much! Tried speed legislation ... You putz! Wants fat bills too ... No cuts! "We'll see what lies can move you ... To us" You'll do all the givin' if you wanna go on livin' 'Cause we got you ... In Dutch! Well, fools spend all my money ... Y'all suck! I have to hear baloney ... Screwed Up! When I want some reasons ... There's none! Voting through your treason - you're Barry's pawns! RINOs act retarded, want to see those...
  • Ryan: Obama’s Executive Action Another Attempt to Divide, ‘Distract From His Failed Policies’

    01/04/2016 1:47:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 4, 2016 | 11:50 AM EST | Melanie Hunter
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Monday that President Barack Obama's decision to use his executive authority to enact more gun control laws is "another attempt to divide and distract from his failed policies." "We should also better enforce the laws we have on the books now to keep guns out of the hands of violent criminals. Instead, the president is again targeting law-abiding citizens, intruding further into innocent Americans' lives. At a time when the country wants the president to lead the fight against radical Islamic terror, this is yet another attempt to divide and distract from his failed...
  • "Le Grand Guignol" Comes To Town – Political Corruption in DC

    01/02/2016 10:07:37 AM PST · by Randall_S · 12 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | January 2, 2016 | Wallace Bruschweiler & William Palumbo
    By Wallace Bruschweiler and William Palumbo Over the last several years, the American people have witnessed one perplexing political shenanigan after another - a never-ending story. Instead of standing up for principles, for democracy itself, our elected leaders routinely sell-out the same country to which they swore an oath to protect. The most recent enormous sell-out was the passage of a budget that served only the government, not the country. It began with the election of a new Speaker, whom many hoped would serve the country better than his predecessor. Instead of a political savior, we got yet another total...
  • Paul Ryan Has Already Broken Most of His New Year’s Resolutions with Omnibus Betrayal

    01/02/2016 5:36:20 AM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 23 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/1/16 | Stephen K. Bannon & Matthew Boyle
    Republican House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 56% has released his New Year’s resolutions for 2016, which include advancing a conservative agenda and building on the success that he claims he has had since he was elected Speaker in October. Ryan claims that in 2016 he will promote: 1. Conservative Agenda 2. Unity 3. Decentralized Power 4. Transparency and Regular Order 5. Culture Change 6. Next-Generation Platform 7. Building on Progress But, in his first two months as Speaker—and his history before that—Ryan has veered away from every single one of these. That suggests it’s highly unlikely Ryan will ever,...
  • Obama goes around Congress, sets record for new rules in 2015

    12/30/2015 6:35:03 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 30, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The administration issued a record amount of heft in the federal rule book in 2015 as President Obama's team, carrying out his orders to work around Congress, pushed his expansive government agenda on environmental, labor and Wall Street policy. With one day to go, the administration added 81,611 pages to the Federal Register, according to the Competitive Enterprise Institute's count of the official record-keeping digest of federal agencies' rule-making. It's the highest total on record and the third time Mr. Obama has crossed the 80,000-page level during his presidency, the institute's Clyde Wayne Crews calculated. "This is the pen and...
  • Renewable Cronyism

    12/29/2015 5:50:19 PM PST · by Isara · 11 replies
    PowerLine ^ | December 29, 2015 | Steven Hayward
    I take a more benign view than most conservatives of some of the dreadful budget compromises of the recent omnibus, because spending packages are always going to contain a lot of give and take. Better to look at the long game, to judge if any small victories or compromises may make possible better outcomes down the road. Such small details are as unsatisfying as cold peas, and often don't pan out, or get lost in the shuffle. But I think expecting Paul Ryan to turn around Congress in three months was more than a but unrealistic.Much worse in my mind...
  • Conservatives in Paul Ryan's district: if he makes it through a primary, VOTE FOR THE DEMOCRAT

    12/29/2015 4:01:39 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 71 replies
    The time has come for desperate measures against the Oligarchy. There are already rumblings of a primary challenge to Speaker Paul Ryan! However, we know the Establishment and its donors will go all out to protect Ryan, as they did for Mitch McConnell, who is now safely ensconced in the Senate Majority Leader position. The Establishment will work to destroy anybody to dares to run against Ryan in a primary. And then they will say "too bad, republicans, it's Ryan or the democrat." The Establishment can protect Paul Ryan from conservatives in a primary, but they cannot protect Paul Ryan...
  • Merry Christmas from Judicial Watch

    12/28/2015 10:07:07 AM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 28, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    Note: This Christmas message was so popular last year that I've decided to share it with you again, with a minor revision to bring it up to date. TF On Christmas Day, 1776, the American Revolution appeared to be dead. George Washington's Continental Army had been driven out of New Jersey. The British and Hessian troops, who assumed the serious fighting was over, had entered winter quarters. King George III and the British Parliament appeared set to continue an abusive set of policies that American colonists said deprived them of their rights as Englishmen. The battle cry of "No...
  • Paul Ryan's Christmas Warning: American Companies Will Shut Down Without More Foreign Workers

    12/24/2015 5:35:22 AM PST · by maggief · 96 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 23, 2015 | Julia Hahn
    In a Tuesday morning interview with radio host Bill Bennett, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)56% defended his omnibus bill's controversial expansion in the H-2B visa program, which would allow foreign workers to fill blue-collar American jobs, by arguing that if the provision were not included, American companies would be forced to shut their doors. Bennett pressed Ryan on the details of the H-2B visa expansion, slipped 700-pages into Ryan's 2,009-page omnibus spending bill-asking Ryan directly, "Do you believe there are not enough Americans to fill these jobs?" In response, Ryan described the H-2B visa expansion as "a very small, discrete provision."...
  • Pelosi Explains Support for Ryan’s Spending Deal: ‘They Were Willing to Concede So Much’

    12/23/2015 9:40:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 19, 2015 | 9:45 AM EST | ( Staff)
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi explained her support for the $1.2 trillion spending bill that the Republican Congress passed yesterday and President Obama signed into law by pointing out to reporters that the Republicans "were willing to concede so much" to get the bill passed. The bill, Pelosi noted, did not stop funding of Planned Parenthood, and the Republicans "had to take out their provisions to destroy ACA"--the Affordable Care Act, AKA Obamacare. Pelosi argued that the Republican leaders were so intent on getting a provision to allow exports of U.S. crude oil that they were "willing to give up...
  • Reid’s promise to Ryan prompts skepticism from Republicans

    12/23/2015 6:00:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 23, 2015 | Scott Wong
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) informed his GOP colleagues at a recent closed-door meeting that he had just received a “promise” from Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid. The room — filled with lawmakers skeptical of Reid’s motives — erupted in laughter.
  • Politico, The Hill, Hide Speaker Ryan’s 2016 Report Card Pelosi: ‘They Gave Away The Store’

    12/23/2015 5:44:40 AM PST · by detective · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Dec 2015 | Neil Munro
    Beltway-insider publications Politico and The Hill are hiding House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-WI) 2016 disastrous report card, even days after the Dec. 18 passage of his $1.1-plus trillion 2016 spending-and-tax plan. Ryan and his top aides "really gave away the store," Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) declared Dec. 18.
  • Speaker Ryan Defends His H-2B Pink-Slip Plan For Up To 200,000 Blue-Collar Voters

    12/22/2015 3:20:56 PM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 22, 2015 | Neil Munro
    House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is still downplaying his controversial new H-2B legislation, which will pink-slip up to 200,000 more blue-collar Americans during the 2016 election year. “There’s one provision that I think has been so misconstrued… which is the H-2B visa program,” he told radio-host Hugh Hewitt Dec. 21.
  • Spending Bill Betrayal by Establishment Republicans Confirms Contempt for Base

    12/20/2015 10:52:02 AM PST · by Glad2bnuts · 15 replies
    Oath Keepers ^ | December 18, 2015 | David Codrea
    Spending Bill Betrayal by Establishment Republicans Confirms Contempt for Base by David Codrea , December 18, 2015 Elephantmary The Dead Elephant Party appears intent on forcing the rest of us down its suicidal path. How did your “servants” vote? Kurt Russell in “Tombstone” asks the essential question each of us must answer: “Are you going to do something or just stand there and bleed?”
  • Ryan Defends Spending Bill: 'We Fought For As Much As We Could Get'

    12/20/2015 10:28:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 94 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 20, 2015 | Carrie Dann
    House Speaker Paul Ryan is dismissing conservative criticism of the $1.1 trillion spending bill that Congress passed on Friday, saying that Republican leaders "fought for as much as we could get" in the compromise legislation. "We advanced our priorities and principles. Not every single one of them, but many of them. And then we're going to pick up next year and pick up where we left off and keep going for more," he told NBC's Chuck Todd in an interview on Meet the Press.
  • Primary challenge Paul Ryan

    12/19/2015 1:06:25 PM PST · by amnestynone · 23 replies ^ | 12/19/15 | unknown
    This page is dedicated to finding and supporting a Constitutional Conservative Primary challenger to run against Paul Ryan in 2016 for his House seat.
  • EXCLUSIVE – Sarah Palin: Congressional GOP Are Abusers And We’re Their Battered Wife

    12/19/2015 7:18:55 AM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/19/2015 | Sarah Palin
    They did it again. But like a battered wife, we keep going back because every four years they bring us flowers, beg our forgiveness, and swear they’ll never hit us again. The GOP establishment in Congress is our abuser. We can't hide the black eyes any more. The whole neighborhood knows. The Democrats are gloating. Obama thanked Rep. Paul Ryan (Traitor-WI) effusively – and why shouldn't he? Rep. Nancy Pelosi couldn’t have given him more. And where was the famed House Freedom Caucus – those stalwart conservatives who spearheaded Boehner's ouster? They were shrugging and handing us a bag of...
  • Trump spoken the truth regarding Paul Ryan’s despotic spending bill

    12/19/2015 10:35:45 AM PST · by JOHN W K · 29 replies
    Vanity | 12/19/2015 | johnwi
    See: Trump: Republicans ‘threw in the towel’ on spending bill December 18, 2015 "Trump on Friday blasted the spending bill, saying it would result in "higher deficits, greater debt, less economic liberty and more corporate welfare." "Congress cannot seem to help itself in bending to every whim of special interests," Trump said. "How can they face their constituents when they continue to burden our children and grandchildren with debts they will never be able to repay? Our government is failing us, so we must do something about it. Who knows how bad things will be when the next administration comes...
  • Movement to Primary Speaker Paul Ryan Out of Congress Picks Up Steam

    12/19/2015 9:33:54 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 133 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/19/15 | Jim Hoft
    .....A facebook page was set up to primary Paul Ryan from Congress. The page already has 4,335 likes. There is also a Fire Paul Ryan webpage set up online. And now this... On Friday the Wisconsin Tea Party declared war on Ryan.
  • A Parody - "We've Been Fooled Again" (RINOs Sell-out)

    12/18/2015 11:15:29 AM PST · by mononymous · 13 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 12/18/2015 | Mononymous1
    A parody of The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again..." here: You've been voting at the booths With your children at your feet That the morals they worship will be gone And the men who spurred us on Thought it all along That your will, will be damned I'll tip my hat to the new constitution Take a bow for the new revolution Watch the transformation all around Go to work again today Just like yesterday Then I'll get on my knees and pray 'Cause we've been fooled again The changes we'd hope to come But suspected all along Will...
  • Here Are the 95 Republicans Who Opposed the Omnibus Spending Bill

    12/18/2015 10:15:01 AM PST · by Perseverando · 68 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 18, 2015 | Philip Wegmann
    On Friday, the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill sailed through the House by a vote of 316-113. Ninety-five Republicans split with House GOP leadership to vote against the spending bill. Another 150 Republicans supported it, while just 18 Democrats opposed the legislation. Here is the full list of the Republicans who voted against the spending bill (see the complete roll call vote here): Abraham Amash Amodei Babin Barletta Black Blackburn Blum Brat Bridenstine Brooks (AL) Buck Byrne Clawson (FL) Crawford DeSantis DesJarlais Duncan (SC) Duncan (TN) Emmer (MN) Farenthold Fleming Forbes Fortenberry Franks (AZ) Garrett Gibbs Gohmert Goodlatte Gosar Gowdy...
  • Congress Votes To Fund Nearly 300,000 Visas For Muslim Migrants In One Year

    12/18/2015 9:47:20 AM PST · by Syncro · 98 replies
    Breitbart/Big Government ^ | Dec 15, 2015 | Julia Hahn
    <p>The House passed Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-WI) $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill, negotiated with Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) A majority of House Republicans voted for the measure, which fully funds Obama's refugee resettlement operation, all Mideast immigration programs, Sanctuary Cities, Obama's continued executive amnesty for DREAMers, and the resettlement of illegal aliens within the U.S. interior.</p>
  • Sen. Ted Cruz: The Republicans in Congress Are Surrendering to Obama

    12/18/2015 6:03:36 AM PST · by xzins · 83 replies
    Politico ^ | 17 Dec 15 | Ted Cruz
    Why I won't support the latest last-minute $1.1 trillion spending bill. By SEN. TED CRUZ December 17, 2015 It's Christmastime in Washington, D.C., and that can mean only one thing: Congress is once again playing Santa Claus. The names at the top of its list are the Washington Cartel: The big businesses and lobbyists who get in bed with career politicians to do nothing but grow government. And left off the list: the American taxpayer. Thanks to last year's landslide elections, Republicans now control more seats in Congress, more governorships and more state legislative seats across the country than at...
  • Mustafa Camel ... Mark Steyn

    12/18/2015 1:08:06 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 7 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 17 Dec 2015 | Mark Steyn
    Some Hump Day news I missed yesterday: A huge family dispute erupted in Saudi Arabia after a man's wife kissed a camel. The man's mother accused her daughter-in-law of breaking religious and social traditions and pressured her son to divorce his wife. The wife insisted that the kiss was innocent and spontaneous. On the other hand, a London court has just acquitted Saudi millionaire property developer of raping a teenage girl. Mr Ehsan Abdulaziz testified that he accidentally penetrated the young lady after stumbling and falling on her. Enjoy the trip: He said: 'I'm fragile, I fell down but nothing...
  • GOP Sells America Down the River

    12/17/2015 8:17:13 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 51 replies ^ | 12/17/15 | Rush Limbaugh
    So, very simply, ever since the Republican Party became the party of keeping the government open at all costs, we get bills like this. There's simply no stopping the Democrats. There's no mechanism. Every constitutional mechanism found in the power of the purse, Separation of Powers, the Republican Party years ago gave it away, in total fear of the media.
  • Saving Private Ryan

    12/17/2015 6:08:48 PM PST · by huckfillary · 41 replies
    Artful Dilettante ^ | December 17,2015 | Artful Dilettante
    Private Ryan failed miserably on his first assignment. The troops are demoralized, but very much used to it. Instead of growing a set of balls, he grew a beard. As if growing a beard makes you a man. Like I’ve told my 20-year-old son on more than one occasion, just because you can grow a beard doesn’t mean you have a set of balls, doesn’t make you a man. Indeed, Private Ryan doesn’t have a set of balls. But he does have a beard. What an effort it takes to grow a beard. Growing a beard is something post-adolescent guys...
  • Paul Ryan Fails the Omnibus Test

    12/17/2015 2:37:34 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 25 replies
    The Conservative Review ^ | December 17, 2015 | The Conservative Review Editors
    It did not take long for newly minted Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) to give up on promises to "open up the process," "return to regular order," and "wipe the slate clean." If Ryan truly sought to define his leadership as the dawn of a new day for limited governance, the 2,009 page omnibus represented his chance to reassert GOP priorities. Instead, members will soon vote on a $1.149 trillion grab bag of special interest giveaways, liberal victories, and conservative concessions that they more than likely have not read. A full year after the president's lawless expansion of executive amnesty, Congress...
  • Ryan promises vote next month to roll back ObamaCare, on Obama's desk before State of Union

    12/17/2015 12:15:52 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 17, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Thursday that House members will vote on a rollback of ObamaCare as one of their first acts of 2016. "When we return in January, the House will put an ObamaCare repeal bill on the floor and pass it and put it on the president's desk," Ryan told reporters Thursday. "We are going to keep working to give families relief from this law while we work to dismantle and replace it altogether." The vote on the legislation, which has already passed the Senate, will set up a veto battle with the White House just ahead of...
  • The Paul Ryan Compromise

    12/16/2015 7:53:04 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 25 replies ^ | 12/16/2015 | Jim Newell
    When Paul Ryan was handed the speaker’s gavel in late October, he pledged to restore normal order to the People’s House and eliminate the sort of backroom deals that rank-and-file members complain are shoved down their throats at the 11th hour. So, late Tuesday night, Ryan unveiled a few thousand pages of consequential tax, spending, and regulatory legislation costing roughly $2 trillion and gave Congress and the public two whole days to review everything.
  • Sessions: Omnibus Explains Why 'Voters Are In Open Rebellion' (Must See Video)

    12/16/2015 7:29:35 PM PST · by Amntn · 166 replies
    You Tube ^ | 12/16/15 | Senator Sessions
    Published on Dec 16, 2015 BACKGROUND: In the dead of night after 2am this morning, Congressional leadership unveiled a more than 2,000 page 'omnibus' year-end funding bill which would, among other things: fully-fund the President's refugee expansion; fully-fund sanctuary cities; fully-fund the resettlement of illegal aliens youth and their families crossing the border; lock-in tax credits for illegal aliens; and quadruple the highly controversial H-2B foreign worker visa being used to replace Americans as truck drivers, construction workers, theme park employees, and in blue collar jobs across the nation. Sessions, the Chairman of the Immigration Subcommittee, issued a statement about...
  • Conservatives give Ryan a pass on budget deal they despise

    12/16/2015 6:17:16 PM PST · by Cheerio · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/16/15 | Anna Palmer and Lauren French
    The House Freedom Caucus hates the massive government-funding bill: Spending levels are billions of dollars higher than what conservatives wanted, and at least two top policy priorities — language addressing Syrian refugees and so-called sanctity of life — were cut. But unlike past fiscal battles, when lawmakers took shots at GOP leaders and tried to tank bills, this time conservatives are largely holding their fire. Even as they vow to oppose the package, many are still praising Speaker Paul Ryan’s handling of the $1.1 trillion spending bill and $680 billion in tax breaks.
  • White House declares total victory over GOP in budget battle

    12/16/2015 4:06:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 139 replies
    washington times ^ | 1216/15 | Dave Boyer
    The White House declared victory Wednesday over congressional Republicans in the budget negotiations that concluded lateTuesday night, saying Democrats beat back the GOP across the board. White House officials cited a long list of wins over majority Republicans on individual budget items ranging from funding for Planned Parenthood to an overall increase in spending beyond previous “sequestration” caps.
  • 2,009-Page, $1,205,146,000,000 Republican Spending Deal Allows Funding of Planned Parenthood

    12/16/2015 3:20:15 PM PST · by xzins · 98 replies
    CNS ^ | December 16, 2015 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The 2,009 page fiscal 2016 spending deal that the Republican House leadership released today authorizes $1,205,146,000,000 in federal outlays between now and the end of fiscal 2016, according to the Congressional Budget Office, and it does not prohibit funding of Planned Parenthood, according to the House Appropriations Committee. The spending bill is paired with a separate 233-page tax bill. “We are maintaining all of our pro-life protections, including the Hyde Amendment, and we are making cuts to the UNFPA program,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said of the omnibus spending bill at a press conference today. Planned Parenthood is the nation’s...
  • House Conservatives Frustrated by Ryan’s Secret Budget Talks With Democrats

    12/14/2015 6:53:31 AM PST · by Cheerio · 9 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 11, 2015 | Philip Wegmann
    More than a trillion taxpayer dollars are on the table as House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi negotiate a massive spending deal. But while those talks drag on between Pelosi, D-Calif., and Ryan, R-Wis., many House Republicans say they’re growing frustrated by the secrecy surrounding the process and the lack of details about the package. As the days tick down toward a looming budget deadline, the chairman of the Republican Study Committee—the largest conservative caucus in Congress—said in an interview with The Daily Signal that he still doesn’t know what’s exactly on the negotiating table or...
  • Paul Ryan Set To Mail Obama Check To Bring In Muslim Refugees

    12/13/2015 9:08:11 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 13, 2013 | JULIA HAHN
    According to Pergram, House Republicans are gearing up to attach a proposal to the omnibus that has been decried by Sessions and others as empowering Obama to bring in an unlimited number of refugees. Pergram writes that the omnibus may include: “some combination language which tightens up the visa waiver program and bolsters a review of Syrian and Iraqi refugees coming to the U.S.” The language “bolster a review of Syrian and Iraqi refugees,” appears to be a direct reference to the Ryan-McCaul proposal which passed the House on November 19 and was rebuked as a “show vote” that accomplished...
  • Rep. Ellison: 'People Have to Step Up' Against Muslim Ban (Attacks Cruz, not Trump)

    12/09/2015 1:23:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 9, 2015 | Cathy Burke
    Muslim congressman Keith Ellison says he rejects Sen. Ted Cruz's refusal to denounce Donald Trump's call to ban Muslims from entering the United States, declaring "this is the moment where real integrity is on the line." In an interview on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports," the Democratic House lawmaker from Minnesota declares "people have to step up." "This is the moment we're in and I don't accept Sen. Cruz saying, 'Well, I'm not going to pile on, I don't really agree,'" Ellison said. "No, this is the moment where real integrity is on the line. "And people have to step up...
  • Speaker Ryan Denounces Trump's Call to Ban Muslims from US (Then Supports Bill to Ban Muslims)

    12/08/2015 6:29:38 PM PST · by xzins · 48 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 8 Dec 15 | Trey Sanchez
    Breaking his silence on commenting on presidential candidates and making a public statement, House Speaker Paul Ryan strongly condemned Donald Trump's proposed ban on all Muslims from entering the United States, saying that "is not conservatism." As TruthRevolt reported earlier, Trump advises a "total and complete shutdown" of new Muslim entrants until the country can figure out the exact dangers they pose to the nation's security. Blowback was swift, even among Republicans, as Ryan made clear Tuesday: Normally, I do not comment on what's going on in the presidential elections. I will take an exception today. This is not conservatism....
  • Speaker Paul Ryan: Donald Trump comments not ‘who we are as a party’

    12/08/2015 7:39:49 AM PST · by Truth29 · 92 replies
    Fox6 Biw ^ | December 8, 2015 | CNN Wire Service
    WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan sharply condemned Donald Trump, his party’s front-runner presidential candidate, on Tuesday, following Trump’s call to ban all Muslims from entering the United States. Ryan told members of his party at a closed door meeting that Trump’s comments are “not who we are as a party” and violate the Constitution, according to Republican Rep. Matt Salmon, who attended the gathering.