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  • Speaker Ryan’s Sean Hannity Problem

    02/22/2017 6:59:09 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 30 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 2-22-2017 | Jeffrey Lord
    Hello? On Wednesday’s Hannity radio show, Sean replayed a clip of his recent TV interview with House Speaker Paul Ryan. Newsmax wrote up the interview, headlining: Ryan: Trump, Congress ‘Exactly on Track’ With Agenda Newsmax wrote in part: President Donald Trump and Congress are “exactly on track” with a shared agenda for new administration’s first 200 days in office, according to House Speaker Paul Ryan. In an interview airing Thursday night on Fox News’ “Hannity,” the Wisconsin GOP lawmaker said the Oval Office and Capitol Hill are “working on the same plan.” “What I did during the transition with my...
  • Morning briefing: Paul Ryan's border visit launches push for Trump's wall

    02/22/2017 7:28:34 AM PST · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    Paul Ryan's border visit launches push for Trump's wall: Rachael Bade of Politico writes: "Paul Ryan will take his first tour of the U.S. southern border Wednesday, kicking off in earnest House Republicans’ bid to fund Donald Trump’s wall with Mexico and potentially even change laws governing the arrival of undocumented immigrants. The trip to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, where more than half of all undocumented immigrants are apprehended on the southern border, is a direct nod to the president’s campaign pledge. The speaker will be joined by House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) and Rep. John...
  • Ryan & McConnell fail to move Trump Agenda Forward...Replace them!!!

    02/21/2017 8:13:34 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 39 replies
    It has been just about two months since the Congress has been back in session from January 3rd. Neither Paul Ryan or Mitch McConnell have been profiles in courage in working to advance the "Trump" congressional agenda or, getting "Trump" nominees approved by the Senate. The POTUS election took place on November,8, 2016, some four months ago!!! Neither of these two gents have held their caucuses in non-stop sessions, like working through weekends and cancelling, recesses, or working them 12 hours per day, including weekends, etc. Shame on them!!!! They both have had more then ample time to get things...
  • Drudge Put It Perfectly: Congressional Republicans Flail and Fail

    02/21/2017 5:36:39 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    Observer ^ | 02/17/17 | Brian Darling
    On February 8, 2017, Matt Drudge tweeted, “No Obamacare repeal, tax cuts!” and “Republican party should be sued for fraud. NO discussion of tax cuts now.” Drudge was spot on. This week, Sen. Rand Paul (my former boss, it should be pointed out) stormed out of a meeting with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan when he heard talk of keeping Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion intact and creating tax credits. Paul worried these tax credits would be a Republican-created entitlement program. Unfortunately, the leadership and establishment in the Republican party is incompetent. When you compare the accomplishments of President Barack Obama...
  • Gutiérrez On Being Asked To Leave ICE Meeting In Capitol By Speaker Ryan And Chairman Goodlatte

    02/19/2017 9:25:06 PM PST · by blueyon · 39 replies ^ | 2/16/17 | Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL)
    Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) issued a statement in response to being excluded from a meeting in the U.S. Capitol with Acting Director Thomas Homan of ICE. Rep. Gutiérrez was asked to leave the meeting by staffers for Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) at the request of Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Speaker Ryan. Several other Members were excluded from the meeting with the ICE official, including Reps. Nanette Barragán (D-CA), Tony Cárdenas (D-CA), Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), Lou Correa (D-CA), Ruben Kihuen (D-NV), Grace Napolitano (D-CA), Norma Torres (D-CA), and Juan Vargas (D-CA). Rep. Gutiérrez was...
  • WikiLeaks Exposed April Ryan As More Than ‘Just a Reporter’

    02/17/2017 9:11:17 AM PST · by markomalley · 55 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 2/17/17 | Brendan Kirby
    April Ryan, White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, protested that she’s an old-fashioned reporter Thursday after President Donald Trump suggested that she could set up a meeting between himself and the Congressional Black Caucus.“No, no, no,” she said during the president’s news conference. “I’m just a reporter.”Interviewed later by CNN’s Brooke Baldwin, Ryan doubled down on the narrative.“I’m from the old school where we just report,” she said. “I’m not supposed to be the news.”And she tweeted: “I am a journalist not a convener! But thank you for answering my questions.”The veteran Washington journalist, however, appeared to a...
  • Paul Ryan: Trump ‘Made The Right Decision’ In Asking For Flynn’s Resignation

    02/14/2017 8:15:16 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/14/17 | CHRISTIAN DATOC
    Paul Ryan addressed former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s resignation during House Republicans’ weekly press conference Tuesday morning. The House Speaker had just been asked if “the American public [deserves] to know whether the President of the United States directed Mike Flynn to talk to the Russian ambassador about the issues of sanctions during the transition period,” to which he responded by taking “a step back for a second.” “National security is perhaps the most important financial or responsibility a president has, and I think the President made the right decision to ask for his resignation,” Ryan told the room...
  • Why Couldn’t Paul Ryan Be One Of The Good Guys?

    02/11/2017 3:40:34 PM PST · by davikkm · 34 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Remember when Paul Ryan set Trump up before he won the Presidential election? He told him he would meet with him at a gathering, but at the last minute he canceled, humiliating Trump? Trump had made some unbecoming comments which made many turn against him. However, in the political arena, that does not usually turn Presidential supporters against the candidate. Ryan calls off plans to campaign with Trump; GOP-ers rush to distance themselves. It was a bad beginning for Trump, and it was his own fault, but it also gave us a glimpse into the GOP and Paul Ryan’s...
  • Sen. McCain Should Not Be Talking About The Success Or Failure

    02/09/2017 6:10:33 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 55 replies
    Twitter ^ | 02/09/17 | Donald J. Trump
    Sen. McCain should not be talking about the success or failure of a mission to the media. Only emboldens the enemy! He's been losing so.......long he doesn't know how to win anymore, just look at the mess our country is in - bogged down in conflict all over the place. Our hero....Ryan died on a winning mission ( according to General Mattis), not a "failure." Time for the U.S. to get smart and start winning again!
  • Hollywood Crybaby Joss Whedon Wants Paul Ryan To Be ****** To Death By A Rhino

    01/14/2017 7:14:22 AM PST · by SMGFan · 50 replies
    Downtrend ^ | January 14, 2017 | Brian Anderson
    <p>Remember earlier this week when actress Nicole Kidman was the voice of reason in Hollywood by saying everyone has to accept that Donald Trump is president and support him? Well, liberal writer/director Joss Whedon kind of took her advice. Instead of going after Trump with rage and tears he turned his hurt feelings on Speaker of The House Paul Ryan, hoping he would be f*cked to death by a rhino. After falling into a creative glut for years, Hollywood is once again entertaining us.</p>
  • Ryan: Repeal and replace will happen at the same time, much of it in the same bills

    01/13/2017 9:13:01 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/13/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Getting closer. This is just a hunch, but I think Trump, Price, McConnell and Ryan are a lot further along in crafting the ObamaCare replacement than anyone has really said on the record. First, Trump comes out this morning with this:
  • Ryan and McConnell agree: No long delay in passing an ObamaCare replacement

    01/10/2017 12:22:40 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 33 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/10/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Lickety-split. I don’t know if the repeal-and-delay talk was just a trial balloon, or if it was never really under serious consideration. But there was never much enthusiasm - from the conservative base or from anyone else - for the idea of repealing ObamaCare quickly but then taking an extended period of time to come up with a replacement. And apparently both Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have gotten the message.
  • Why Is Paul Ryan Speaker of the House?

    01/10/2017 4:36:06 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 23 replies
    01/10/2017 | Charles O'Connell
    You who know, disabuse me of the notion that it's due to the influence of those friends of small business, the US Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable. What is it that qualifies Speaker Ryan to assume the same chair as that held by Sam Rayburn and Henry Clay? And does anyone know if Granny in the wheelchair has hit the bottom yet?
  • GOP congressman {personally} takes down colleague's sponsored 'art' depicting police as pigs

    01/06/2017 12:48:31 PM PST · by drpix · 38 replies ^ | 1/2/16 | Judson Berger & Malia Zimmerman
    A Republican congressman took matters into his own hands Friday and personally removed a painting depicting police officers as pigs that a colleague had allowed to be displayed at the U.S. Capitol complex. “I was angry,” Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., told “I’ve seen the press [reporting] on this for about a week or so. … I’m in the Marine Corps. If you want it done, just call us.” Hunter said he walked over to the artwork Friday morning with a few colleagues and unscrewed it. He then delivered it to the office of Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo., the congressman...
  • Paul Ryan Just Surrendered On Two Big Issues

    01/06/2017 10:34:53 AM PST · by Robert DeLong · 60 replies
    American Patriot Daily ^ | 01/06/2017 | Not Listed
    But Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert revealed Ryan pledged to him he would not to move on either of those fronts. Breitbart reports: “House Speaker Paul Ryan and I had two substantive private discussions on the legislative agenda for the 115th Congress and came to an understanding,” Gohmert told Breitbart News. One Ryan promise that won his vote, said Gohmert, was Ryan’s support for the Hastert Rule, which forbids the House Republican leadership from holding votes on bills that are not supported by the majority of the House Republican Conference. That rules prevents the GOP leadership from quietly working with Democratic...
  • Mrs. Janna Little Ryan: A Liberal running the show from the family kitchen table? (May 2016)

    01/05/2017 9:13:10 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 14 replies ^ | 1/5/2016 | Geoff Ross
    The marriage between a man and a woman is a mutual political-spiritual co-joining of forces and ideologies including love. The man will support and encourage his wife and the wife her husband. So to fully understand a man and or a woman in their decision making processes one must first understand that its a team effort working together for the good of the family unit. This includes all external decision making processes too. A solid marriage will have the man supporting the wife’s decision’s and vice versa. So if you are scratching your head and rubbing your rabbit foot in...
  • Paul Ryan on Trump’s protectionist program: No, we won’t be raising tariffs, just Tax reform.

    01/04/2017 3:47:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/04/2017 | AllahPundit
    Who’s “we,” kemosabe? Twenty-four hours ago, over Ryan’s own objection, House Republicans were all set to revamp the Office of Congressional Ethics. Then Trump logged into Twitter and, three hours later, the plan was scrapped. Members of Ryan’s caucus were eager to reassure the media yesterday that it wasn’t Trump’s influence that made them reconsider, it was the barrage of angry phone calls their offices were getting from grassroots Republicans, but that seems to be a partial explanation at best: OVERHEARD in the Speaker's lobby: "The guy puts out a tweet and half our conference goes nuts. What are...
  • House GOP capitulation to Trump ethics tweet is a really big deal

    01/04/2017 7:25:51 AM PST · by detective · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 4, 2017 | Thomas Lifson
    President-elect Trump has won another victory before even taking office. This time, it wasn’t Ford, Carrier, or some other corporation forced to capitulate in the wake of a tweet, it was the majority of the House of Representatives.  Put simply, Trump has demonstrated the he is in charge, and the House majority caucus had better get used to following his lead. There has been some well-justified concern over the willingness of the GOP establishment [Congressional branch] to work with the Trump administration.  After all, he has been attacking them a denizens of the swamp that needs to be drained. And...
  • Trump Takes Aim At House Republicans, And They Run For Cover

    01/03/2017 8:13:56 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 36 replies
    The Trump effect has landed forcefully on Capitol Hill. Less than two hours after President-elect Donald Trump criticized House Republicans — in a tweet, of course — for trying to gut an ethics investigative unit on the first day of business in the new Congress, those plans lay in shambles in the Republican conference’s meeting room. The immediate outcome was to keep intact the independent Office of Congressional Ethics There was a broader outcome, too: The unruly Republican caucus that has wreaked havoc in the House for the entirety of Ryan’s tenure fell in line. And there were signs, judging...
  • Cruz, DeSantis push for congressional term limits

    01/03/2017 8:34:35 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 3, 2017 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) are pushing for an amendment to the Constitution to place term limits on lawmakers, arguing the move will help overhaul Washington. "The American people resoundingly agreed on Election Day, and President-elect Donald Trump has committed to putting government back to work for the American people," Cruz said in a statement on Tuesday. "It is well past time to put an end to the cronyism and deceit that has transformed Washington into a graveyard of good intentions.” Under an amendment the two GOP lawmakers filed on Tuesday, House members would be allowed...
  • Trump tells Schumer he likes him more than other GOP leaders

    01/03/2017 2:26:29 PM PST · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 1, 2017 | Aaron Short
    Donald Trump told Democrat Sen. Charles Schumer in a phone call he likes him more than his GOP brethren House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a source close to the transition team said. During a recent phone call, the president-elect “said to Schumer he likes Schumer more than Ryan and McConnell because they both wanted him to lose,” the source said. “They are Republicans and Trump knows they didn’t support him.”
  • Ryan Re-Elected Speaker as He Tries to Forge Peace With Trump

    01/03/2017 1:33:08 PM PST · by Innovative · 18 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | Jan. 3, 2017 | Billy House
    <p>Paul Ryan was formally re-elected House speaker Tuesday as he intensifies his efforts to move past his differences with Donald Trump after a divisive campaign.  But Ryan’s victory was marred by controversy over a last-minute effort by Republicans to weaken the independent congressional ethics office, a reminder of the splits within the new Republican majority. Trump blasted Republicans for prioritizing the ethics change, leaving the caucus to reverse itself moments before formally opening the 115th Congress.</p>

    01/03/2017 11:08:49 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 42 replies
    Fox ^ | January 3, 2017 | Chris Stirewalt
    It was probably never a good idea for House Republicans to use a procedural gimmick to change ethics rules. It was definitely foolish to do it as their first order of business in the new Congress. House Speaker Ryan told them so, but his lieutenants were not interested in optics as they prepared to clamp down on the independent Office of Congressional Ethics. Two tweets from President-elect Trump, however, were enough. In a sharp turn, lawmakers dropped their gambit today. Trump was understandably miffed at the ham-fisted move by the new Congress to make disempowering watchdogs the first order of...
  • House GOP Votes To Strip Independence From Congressional Ethics Office

    01/03/2017 5:19:16 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 31 replies
    NPR ^ | January 2, 2017 | Susan Davis
    The House Republican Conference voted Monday night to approve a change to House rules to weaken the independence of the Office of Congressional Ethics and place it under the jurisdiction of the House Ethics Committee — a panel controlled by party leaders. It will be part of a broader House Rules package voted on by the full body on Tuesday, after the 115th Congress officially convenes and the House elects a speaker. It's a move that is already causing a backlash among Democrats, who say it's hypocritical given that President-elect Donald Trump was elected vowing to "drain the swamp" in...
  • STUNNING Move by Putin

    12/30/2016 6:41:38 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 103 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | December 30, 2016 | S. Noble
    STUNNING Move by Putin By S. Noble - December 30, 2016 Putin refuses “to sink to the level of this irresponsible “kitchen” diplomacy.” In a stunning move, the Russian President Vladimir Putin will not retaliate against Obama’s sanctions. They took the high road. Russia, they said, refuses “to sink to the level of this irresponsible “kitchen” diplomacy.” The cagey President got all his licks in yesterday through his foreign minister and spokesman who talked of Obama’s “paranoia”. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday that he would recommend an equivalent response to Obama’s retaliation for unproven allegations of hacking. The Russian...
  • Paul Ryan welcomes Obama’s ‘overdue’ Russia retaliation

    12/30/2016 9:28:44 AM PST · by ColdOne · 68 replies
    yahoo ^ | 12/30/16 | Michael Walsh
    House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., thinks the Obama administration was justified in retaliating Thursday against Russia with sanctions for interfering with U.S. institutions. But he said it should’ve been done long ago. Far from a full-throated endorsement of Obama’s actions, Ryan’s statement condemned the commander in chief for eight years of what he considers “ineffective foreign policy” that left the United States more vulnerable than it was when he took office in 2009. Nevertheless, Ryan agreed that Russia is a threat to global security. “Russia does not share America’s interests. In fact, it has consistently sought to undermine them, sowing...
  • Paul Ryan welcomes Obama's ‘overdue' Russia retaliation

    12/29/2016 6:13:10 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 82 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Thursday, December 29, 2016 | Michael Walsh
    House Speaker Paul Ryan said that President Barack Obama's actions against Russia should have come much sooner. (Photos: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP; Susan Walsh/AP) House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., thinks the Obama administration was justified in retaliating Thursday against Russia with sanctions for interfering with U.S. institutions. But he said it should've been done long ago. Far from a full-throated endorsement of Obama's actions, Ryan's statement condemned the commander in chief for eight years of what he considers "ineffective foreign policy" that left the United States more vulnerable than it was when he took office in 2009. Nevertheless, Ryan agreed that...
  • Speaker Ryan Retreats on H-2B Visa Outsourcing Program

    12/07/2016 12:31:19 PM PST · by conservativepoet · 108 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/7/2016 | Neil Munro
    GOP leaders, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, have quietly ended an unpopular 2015 program to annually outsource another 198,000 blue-collar jobs to lower-paid foreign workers.
  • House G.O.P. Signals Break With Trump Over Tariff Threat

    12/06/2016 1:29:12 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 74 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 5, 2016 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders signaled on Monday that they would not support President-elect Donald J. Trump’s threat to impose a heavy tax on companies that move jobs overseas, the first significant confrontation over the conservative economic orthodoxy that Mr. Trump relishes trampling. “I don’t want to get into some kind of trade war,” Representative Kevin McCarthy, Republican of California and majority leader, told reporters in response to Mr. Trump’s threats over the weekend to seek a 35 percent import tariff on goods sold by United States companies that move jobs overseas and displace American workers. Speaker Paul D. Ryan...
  • Paul Ryan on Trump Presidency: ‘I Didn’t See This One Coming’

    12/02/2016 9:10:41 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | DECEMBER 2, 2016 | by JEFF POOR
    During Friday’s broadcast of “CBS This Morning,” a preview of an interview Scott Pelly conducted with House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) set to air Sunday night was featured in which Ryan discussed the forthcoming Trump presidency. Ryan acknowledged they had their difference in the past and that he did not see this election outcoming coming, but he was upbeat about the prospect of working with Trump to accomplish things. Partial transcript as follows: PELLY: You called Donald Trump a racist. RYAN: No I didn’t. I said his comment was. PELLY: Uh huh. I’m not sure there’s a great deal of...

    12/02/2016 9:04:29 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | DECEMBER 2, 2016 | DRUDGE The speaker of the House tells Scott Pelley he and President-elect Donald Trump have made up and speak on the phone nearly every day. On the campaign trail, the two were at odds. Speaker Ryan had called one of Trump’s statements racist and Trump dismissed him as ineffective and disloyal, but Ryan says the two are not looking back and are already working together. Ryan spoke to Pelley today in Washington in an interview to be broadcast on 60 Minutes, Sunday Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. An excerpt of that interview appeared on the CBS Evening News with...
  • G.O.P. Plans Immediate Repeal of Health Law, Then a Delay

    12/04/2016 6:57:03 AM PST · by ColdOne · 104 replies
    WASHINGTON — Republicans in Congress plan to move almost immediately next month to repeal the Affordable Care Act, as President-elect Donald J. Trump promised. But they also are likely to delay the effective date so that they have several years to phase out President Obama’s signature achievement. This emerging “repeal and delay” strategy, which Speaker Paul D. Ryan discussed this week with Vice President-elect Mike Pence, underscores a growing recognition that replacing the health care law will be technically complicated and could be politically explosive. Since the law was signed by Mr. Obama in March 2010, 20 million uninsured people...
  • 60 Minutes (Scott Pelley) - Speaker Ryan says he and Trump have patched things up.

    12/02/2016 7:12:18 AM PST · by johnk · 21 replies
    cbsnews ^ | 12/1/16 | Scott Pelley
    Paul Ryan: Yeah, no, I didn’t see this one coming. He knows that. Donald Trump’s a very-- he was a very unconventional candidate. He’s going to be an unconventional president. What I like about it, in my, like I said, almost daily conversations, is he’s just a get-things-done kinda guy.
  • Academic Gets Right Wrong

    11/30/2016 11:55:52 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 25 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 30, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    In the Chronicle Review, a Stanford historian interviews George Nash, distinguished chronicler of the political right, with the pretty tacit intent of bashing Trump supporters. "It might be preposterous in this, the year of Trump, to even think about conservatism as an intellectual movement," Jennifer Burns writes. "Trump's unexpected rise seems to lay bare a simple fact -- that conservatism has not only lost the battle of ideas but ceded the terrain of sophisticated thought altogether." "But a deeper understanding of the intellectual currents that have coursed beneath modern conservatism is essential to explaining why those currents now appear to...
  • Pelosi Challenger: Dems Failed Because We Didn't Focus on Economy

    11/28/2016 3:45:03 PM PST · by Son House · 62 replies
    Fox News Sunday ^ | Nov 27, 2016 | Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
    Ohio Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan told Chris Wallace that the Democratic caucus' failure in this past election is due to the fact that their legislators have not concentrated enough on economic issues. Ryan, 43, who is challenging Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for her House Minority Leader position, said "a robust economic message that covers everybody" is the best prescription for Democrats' success in the future.
  • Pelosi challenger: House Dems need new message and messenger [Tim Ryan]

    11/27/2016 10:50:19 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 27, 2016 1:47 PM EST | Darlene Superville
    The Ohio congressman who is vying to topple longtime House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that his colleagues understand that regaining the majority requires a “new message and a new messenger,” someone who is able to connect with voters in the middle of the country who abandoned the party in this month’s elections. Rep. Tim Ryan said Pelosi isn’t a shoo-in for re-election, given the “consternation in our caucus” following election results that handed the White House to Republicans, who also kept control of the House and Senate. Ryan said he has a “shot to win” when House Democrats...
  • Dem Rep Ryan: ‘The House Is Burning Down’ In Democratic Party

    11/21/2016 11:55:01 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 104 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/21/16 | IAN HANCHETT
    On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria,” Representative Tim Ryan (D-OH), who is challenging House Minority Leader Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), stated, “I’m pulling the fire alarm, because the house is burning down, and we better get our act together or we’re going to cease being a national party.” Ryan said, “[T]he average American, the average working-class American, flipped their middle finger to the establishment, the Democratic establishment, the Republican establishment, Wall Street. They think that everybody’s more concerned with the donor class than they the working class.” He added, “[W]e can’t keep going down the...
  • Rep. Ryan Gives Himself Thurs. Deadline to Challenge Pelosi

    11/17/2016 6:25:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 16, 2016 | James Arkin
    Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan hasn’t decided whether he will challenge Nancy Pelosi as House Democrats’ leader, but he said in an interview Wednesday night that if someone were to make such a move, it would have to come in the next 24 hours. That would mean he’d have to make a decision to take on the powerful, longtime leader by Thursday. “Somebody’s got to make a decision, I would think, in the next 24 hours or so if they want to have a realistic shot at winning,” Ryan told RealClearPolitics. There have been consistent rumblings among some House Democrats since...
  • Ryan Backs Trump's Push for Term Limits

    11/17/2016 10:39:23 AM PST · by conservativepoet · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/17/16 | Scott Wong
    Speaker Paul Ryan, who just won his 10th term in the House, said Thursday that he backs President-elect Donald Trump's call for term limits for members of Congress.
  • Ryan stops vote on bringing back earmarks

    11/16/2016 1:51:09 PM PST · by conservativepoet · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/16/16 | Megan R. Wilson
    Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Wednesday persuaded GOP lawmakers to postpone a vote on a measure to bring back legislative earmarks. "Based on the comments by members, it was likely that an earmark amendment would have passed," a GOP source in the room told The Hill. "Ultimately, the speaker stepped in and urged that we not make this decision today.” "We just had a 'drain the swamp' election," Ryan said in a private meeting of the House Republican conference, according to CNN. "Let's not just turn around and bring back earmarks two weeks later."
  • Republicans unanimously pick Ryan to continue as speaker, but differences remain

    11/15/2016 11:00:41 AM PST · by maggief · 120 replies
    WaPo ^ | November 15, 2016
    Paul D. Ryan unanimously won the nomination of his House Republican colleagues Tuesday to continue as speaker and serve as the chief legislative partner to President-elect Donald Trump. “Welcome to the dawn of a new unified Republican government,” he told reporters ahead of Tuesday’s vote. Ryan must now win a floor vote in January of all 435 House members. If about two dozen Republicans were to withhold their support, his election would be thrown in doubt. Several Republicans made clear this week that although Trump’s victory may have eased the internal party tensions that threatened Ryan’s speakership before the election,...
  • Dave Brat Urges Delay on Speaker Vote; A ‘Better Way’ Did Not Animate This Historic Election

    11/14/2016 5:14:49 PM PST · by GilGil · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/14/2016 | JULIA HAHN
    Virginia Congressman Dave Brat is urging a delay of Tuesday’s leadership election. Before lawmakers cast their vote, candidates for GOP leadership ought to identify the specific policy agenda they plan to enact in response to the mandate that the American people gave Congress with the election of President-elect Donald Trump, Brat says. Brat explained that Speaker Ryan’s “Better Way” agenda is not what “animated this historic insurgent election”. He also noted that while Speaker Ryan may not have been “listening to the voices of the forgotten and downtrodden American workers,” some conservative members of Congress were paying attention and have...
  • Sunday Talks: Jake Tapper -vs- Paul Ryan (Ryan leading from behind)

    11/13/2016 12:57:47 PM PST · by GilGil · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/13/2016 | Jake Tapper
    The Sunday talk circuit was filled with pearl-clutching media pundits and talking heads today immediately referencing their left-wing David Brock (Media Matters) talking points. The transparently obvious goal is to undermine, deride and create toxic division. First up, Jake Tapper interviewing Paul Ryan...
  • Ryan: 'We are not planning on erecting a deportation force'

    11/13/2016 8:06:44 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 164 replies
    CNN ^ | November 13, 2016 | Eric Bradner
    (CNN)House Speaker Paul Ryan said Sunday despite Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric, lawmakers are not prepared to form a deportation force to round-up and deport undocumented immigrants. "We are not planning on erecting a deportation force. Donald Trump's not planning on that," Ryan told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union." "I think we should put people's minds at ease: That is not what our focus is. That is not what we're focused on. We're focused on securing the border. We think that's first and foremost, before we get into any other immigration issue, we've got to know who's coming...
  • Paul Ryan: Trump 'ready to get it done for the country'

    11/13/2016 6:59:16 AM PST · by GonzoII · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov. 10, 2016 | Anna Giaritelli
    Hours after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday evening the duo's working lunch was a success as the two realized they are ready to "go out and execute" the billionaire businessman's campaign promises to the American people. "What I got out of Donald Trump today is, this is a man of action. He is ready to get working. He wants to get it done for the country," Ryan told Fox News' Bret Baier. snip.... "Think about the out of work coal workers. Think about the out of work timber workers in the West. Think about...
  • Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum President:Paul Ryan-Rejected on Election Day Time to Drain the Swamp

    11/12/2016 5:33:45 PM PST · by blam · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 November 2016 | Julia Hahn
    Julia HahnNovember 12, 2016 “It is time to drain the swamp of failed leaders like [House Speaker Paul] Ryan,” says Ed Martin, the late Phyllis Schlafly’s hand-chosen successor and president of her Eagle Forum Education and Legal Defense Fund. Republican lawmakers are set to hold leadership elections this coming Tuesday, November 15. The conservative Eagle Forum president is urging conservative lawmakers not to elect Ryan, whose open borders trade and immigration agenda stands in direct opposition to the vision of President-elect Donald J. Trump and the “mandate” given to him by the American people who propelled him to victory. “Now...
  • GOOD NEWS! Trump-Basher Paul Ryan May Not Have 218 Votes for Speaker

    11/12/2016 11:07:53 AM PST · by GilGil · 133 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Saturday November 12, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Paul Ryan spoke out against Republican nominee Donald Trump ALL YEAR. Ryan announced in October he was pulling his endorsement of Donald Trump. He held a separate press conference to tell reporters he would not campaign with Donald Trump. Paul Ryan cannot be trusted. He is loyal to the elites and not the people. Paul Ryan is pro-amnesty, big government, pro-TPP and anti-American worker. Donald Trump won an historic election on Tuesday winning 306 electoral votes. But Republican lawmakers do not respect their base. They are voting this coming week to reinstate Paul Ryan as speaker. But Republican Rep. Tim...
  • GOP Rep: Paul Ryan ‘Does Not Have My Vote’

    11/12/2016 3:42:10 AM PST · by CapitalistCrusader · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/11/2016 | Julia Hahn
    Republican Congressman Thomas Massie says Speaker Paul Ryan does not presently have his vote for House Speaker. Massie further indicated that if no conservative steps up to run to fill Ryan’s job, he’d be open to doing it himself.
  • GOP Rep: Paul Ryan ‘Does Not Have My Vote’

    11/11/2016 11:08:32 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 37 replies ^ | 11 Nov 2016
    Republican Congressman Thomas Massie says Speaker Paul Ryan does not presently have his vote for House Speaker. Massie further indicated that if no conservative steps up to run to fill Ryan’s job, he’d be open to doing it himself. “We need change,” Massie explained. “If it came to that, I would do it.” Massie said in a podcast with Reason’s Nick Gillespie, “In just a few days [November 15th] there’ll be the nomination, and the constitutional election will happen of January 3rd. Presently Paul Ryan does not have my vote.” ... Trump ran on a platform of immigration controls, whereas...
  • Exclusive – Rep. Huelskamp: Speaker Ryan Does Not Have 218 Votes

    11/11/2016 5:01:26 PM PST · by maggief · 130 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 11, 2016 | NEIL W. MCCABE
    The chairman of the House Tea Party Caucus and one of the first men to come out against Speaker John A. Boehner told Breitbart News that he does not think Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R.-Wis.) has the votes to keep his gavel. “I just don’t think he has the votes,” said Rep. Timothy A. Huelskamp (R.-Kansas), who lost his primary Aug. 2 and returns to private life after this session of Congress. Huelskamp said he is concerned that the House Republican leadership is in a hurry to, first, get itself rubber-stamped inside the conference and then to proceed with an...