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  • House Republicans must preserve the motion to vacate the chair

    10/23/2016 7:30:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 21, 2016 | Adam Brandon
    When the 115th Congress convenes in January, the House of Representatives may vote on a rules package that guts a powerful tool that allows members of the lower chamber to keep the speaker in check. In September, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., proposed a change to the rules of the House that would dissolve the privileged status of the "motion to vacate the chair," which allows any member of the House to introduce a resolution to depose the speaker. Under the current rules of the House, the resolution must receive a vote by the full chamber. The proposal put forward by...
  • Paul Ryan Could Be Ousted In 4 Weeks, Lame Duck Would Be In Chaos

    10/23/2016 6:01:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 82 replies ^ | 10/23/16 | Stan Collender
    I may have been way too optimistic a week ago when I posted that it was “hard to come up with a realistic scenario that ends with Paul Ryan (R-WI) as speaker of the House of Representatives in the next Congress.” Never mind the next Congress: It now looks like Ryan could be deposed or forced to resign this Congress in the lame duck session that begins a week after Election Day. In other words, Ryan may no longer be speaker about four weeks from now. I say this after hearing from several highly reliable sources that the House Freedom...
  • Trump rips Paul Ryan, says 'shackles have been taken off me'

    10/11/2016 7:56:11 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 52 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, October 11, 2016 | Seth McLaughlin
    Donald Trump unleashed the fury of his Twitter account on his GOP critics Tuesday, accusing them of being fair-weather backers and insisting that he's better off without their "shackles," and he can now run the kind of campaign he wants. At first glance, though, the new Mr. Trump looked a lot like the old Mr. Trump -- with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Sen. John McCain targeted... "Disloyal R's are far more difficult than Crooked Hillary," he said in another tweet. "They come at you from all sides. They don't know how to win -- I will teach them!"...
  • Secondary Protocol? Paul Ryan Wants Trump Out, RNC Reportedly Redirects Funding To Down-Ballot Races

    10/09/2016 5:31:34 PM PDT · by Truth29 · 111 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 9, 2016 | Matt Vepsa
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Saturday told party officials to redirect funds away from nominee Donald Trump to down-ballot candidates, according to an official informed of the decision. In practical terms, the party will be working to mobilize voters who support GOP House and Senate candidates regardless of their position on the presidential race. That means the RNC will push Floridians who support both Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican Sen. Marco Rubio to vote. Before today, the RNC wouldnt have sought to turn out Clinton voters, leaving split-ticket voters for Senate campaigns to target. (Snip) On top...
  • Donald Trumps Florida Rally: Gay Speaker Slams Obama on Guns, Radical Islam

    08/18/2016 8:17:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | August 17, 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Former Orlando mayoral candidate Randy Ross lambasted President Barack Obamas attempt to blame guns for the Orlando terror attack instead of blaming radical Islam. While victims were in the hospital, families were grieving, funeral arrangement were being made for the victims, our city mourning, [Obama] turned the conversation into one of gun control said Ross, a gay speaker who was speaking at Donald Trumps Aug. 11 rally in Kissimmee, Florida. According to the Advocate, Ross said Obamas speech wrongly switched the emphasis from the threat of radical Islam to a plea for more gun control for law-abiding citizens.
  • Nancy Pelosi wants the speakers gavel back. And she needs Hillary Clintons help to do it.

    07/27/2016 3:24:59 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    The sum is staggering by any measure: Since she first joined leadership in 2002, Nancy Pelosi has raised more than a half-billion dollars for fellow Democrats, making her the most prolific fundraiser in Congress. And on her way to amassing this small fortune $521.9 million to be exact, including $93.1 million this election cycle she has unquestionably become one of the most powerful politicians in Washington. Ask her whether being a woman has anything to do with that success, and shell give you a look that conveys how irrelevant she thinks her gender should be. Pelosi thinks that...
  • This could be the most interesting speech of the GOP Convention

    07/16/2016 7:24:12 AM PDT · by onyx · 25 replies
    AMERICAN THINKER ^ | JULY 16, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    I was excited when I first heard that Peter Thiel was going to be a speaker at the Republican National Convention.  While everyone naturally focuses on what Trump and Pence will have to say, Thiel, often labeled an “eccentric billionaire,” could help rebrand the Trump-era GOP. Like Trump, Thiel is flamboyant and loves shaking things up.  Andrew Styles of Heat Street: Thiel, who is also a Trump delegate to the convention, is an interesting choice. In some ways, Thiel’s support for Trump makes a lot of sense. Both are billionaires who like to disrupt the sh*t out of the status...
  • John Boehners Coming Revenge?

    05/19/2016 7:29:38 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Back when John Boehner was Speaker, he was the unpopular establishment figure fighting against a passionate Republican base that adhered strictly to conservative orthodoxy. Today, in a surprising turn of events, Boehner—who supports Donald Trump—finds himself in a more enviable position. Boehner has nothing to lose. He has no Speakership from which to be ousted. Meanwhile, many of his old adversaries—you know, the Ted Cruz  97% wing of the House GOP—suddenly find themselves on the wrong side of a passionate base that prizes Trumpian strength over ideological purity. The tables, it seems, have turned. Which brings us to this...
  • First Muslim woman elected speaker of state parliament [Baden-Wrttemberg, Germany]

    05/12/2016 6:04:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies ^ | 12 May 2016 08:21 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    A Muslim woman will sit in the speakers chair at sessions of the Baden-Wrttemberg state parliament from now on a first for any German state. We wrote history today, Green Party politician Muhterem Aras said after being elected with a large majority as president (speaker) of the state legislature. The southwestern state had sent a message of openness, tolerance, and successful integration, by electing her, she went on, promising to ensure a lively but fair debating culture in the chamber.
  • Paul Ryan Presser on MSNBC

    05/11/2016 7:30:27 AM PDT · by georgiegirl · 24 replies
    MSNBC | 5/11/16 | georgiegirl
    Paul Ryan just had a press conference having to do with some health issue for the country. However, he is about to take questions from the press.
  • Lyin Ryan Four Months After Promising Regular Order Speaker Paul Ryan Announces No Prospect

    04/14/2016 6:00:47 AM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 13, 2016 | Sundance
    Truncated title. Full title: Lyin Ryan Four Months After Promising Regular Order Speaker Paul Ryan Announces No Prospect for Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Please allow me to be perfectly clear. I hold a traditional conservative outlook. Fiscally conservative. I dont care if what you do in your bedroom, nor does it bother me if you choose to marry a squirrel, wear a snickers bar costume to the grocery store, or make it your lifes mission to spend all day filling canoes with pancakes. So long as your personal life choices in the pursuit of your happiness do not impact,...
  • Hastert asks court to spare him prison; cites shame, health

    04/06/2016 5:19:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 6, 2016 7:26 PM EDT | Michael Tarm
    Dennis Hasterts lawyers asked a federal judge Wednesday to spare the former U.S. House Speaker time behind bars in his hush-money case and sentence him to probation, saying the 74-year-old has already paid a steep price in shame and disgrace. A filing in federal court in Chicago where the Illinois Republican is scheduled for sentencing on April 27 says Hastert apologizes for his misconduct that occurred decades ago and is overwhelmed by the guilt. Notably, it contains no detail about that misconduct. Attorneys and the judge spoke recently about someone possibly testifying at sentencing who says Hastert sexually...
  • Utah speaker of the house endorses Trump

    03/18/2016 7:09:43 PM PDT · by GilGil · 127 replies
    KUTV ^ | 3/18/2016 | Chris Jones
    Utah Speaker of the House Greg Hughes just endorsed Donald Trump in front of a crowd of about 400 at a rally for the insurgent Republican presidential candidate. Hughes says he met Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr. recently who asked for his endorsement. Hughes spoke to a revved up crowd at the Infinity Event Center in downtown Salt Lake City as Trump fans waited for the billionaire to address the crowd.
  • House Speaker Ryan: Trump tapping into voter anger

    02/23/2016 5:49:00 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 52 replies ^ | February 23, 2015 | Matthew J. Belvedere
    House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday the rise of Donald Trump can be explained by voters being fed-up that America is on the wrong track. Ryan blamed the progressive policies of President Barack Obama. "You have conservatives, like myself, ... who are very upset about the direction of the country," Ryan told "Squawk Box" on CNBC. "You have people in America panicked because they have economic anxiety." As House speaker, Ryan is not supporting any one candidate as the nomination contests continue. "There's nothing we can do about what's going on in the presidential election and what the outcome of...
  • 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?”
  • Time for Speaker Paul Ryan to go. Enough is Enough

    12/18/2015 8:15:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/18/2015 | Ed Straker
    Paul Ryan is acting like every Democrat's wet dream. The massive budget he is shoving down America's throat is a wish list full of everything the Democrats could possibly want. o He's giving $1.6 billion to resettle illegal aliens rather than deport them. o He is fully funding Obama's illegal amnesty. o He is fully funding Obamacare. o He is fully funding Planned Parenthood and their baby cutting tactics. o He is allowing Obama to bring in hundreds of thousands of Muslim refugees. o He is fully funding the EPA's program to shut down coal-fired power plants. o He is...
  • 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...
  • New speaker must reclaim Article I

    11/10/2015 7:11:23 PM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 7 replies ^ | 11/9/15 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Shortly after he was sworn in as speaker of the House, Rep. Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., admitted to his colleagues: “The House is broken. We are not solving problems; we are adding to them. Neither the members nor the people are satisfied with how things are going.” Ryan continued, however, “I am not interested in laying blame” – or, for that matter, in accepting his share of it. If the House seems broken, it’s because of Congress’ consistent failure to exercise its legitimate powers. Our fundamental document, the Constitution, Article I, Section 1, begins: “All legislative Powers herein granted shall...
  • Boehner: "Catholic Guilt" Swayed Paul Ryan On Speakership

    11/02/2015 2:57:13 AM PST · by Biggirl · 20 replies ^ | November 2, 2015 | Breitbart News
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) says he used “Catholic guilt” to persuade Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) to run for speaker.
  • Paul Ryan on speakership: "I'm redesigning this job"

    11/01/2015 9:46:50 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 61 replies
    CBS -- Face the Nation ^ | 11-1-15 | Rebecca Shabad
    Newly-elected Speaker Paul Ryan said in an interview that aired Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation" that he's "redesigning" his leadership job. "I'm redesigning this job. I don't think it can work going forward like it's worked in the past. I can't pick up where John (Boehner) left off. It has to be done differently," Ryan said, referring to Rep. John Boehner's, R-Ohio, recently ended tenure as speaker. The House elected Ryan as speaker last Thursday and Boehner resigned from his leadership post and congressional seat. Ryan told host John Dickerson that he wasn't elected "dictator of the House" and...
  • Let’s Really Clean the Barn

    10/30/2015 8:41:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Dr. Robert R. Owens
    Let us hope that the bell of freedom will once again ring throughout our land. Outgoing Speaker John Boehner gave a parting gift to his partner President Obama steaming on the floor of the House with the comment that he wanted to “Clean the barn.” What he did instead was add to the barn litter he is leaving behind. His Omnibus Budget Bill aptly entitled the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 that funds the government for the rest of President Obama’s term continues the surrender by Congress of the only leverage they have over a runaway executive: the power of...
  • Paul Ryan will officially become Speaker today

    10/29/2015 7:36:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/29/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Defeats Daniel Webster 200-43 to earn GOP nod I’m still trying to understand the issue a lot of you have with Paul Ryan, who articulates conservative economic ideas about as well as any member of Congress I’ve ever seen or heard. But I think it comes down to two things: You think he’s an “amnesty shill” and you think he “never met a bailout he didn’t like.” Does that about sum it up? Perhaps a third issue is that you didn’t like the budget compromise he negotiated with Patty Murray in 2013 when Democrats still ruled the Senate. And maybe...
  • Live feed: Speaker election

    10/29/2015 7:02:19 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 43 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 10/29/2015 | Cspan
    Dave Brat and Curt Clawson have voted for Webster so far.
  • GOP Moneymen:Paul Ryan a Fundraising Juggernaut(Real reason Ryan GOP fav)

    10/28/2015 4:55:34 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/28/2015 | Jake Sherman
    Paul Ryan has been abundantly clear: As speaker of the House, he wont spend all of his time jetting across the country to keep the National Republican Congressional Committee flush. But far from being concerned, top GOP moneymen believe the Wisconsin Republican will be a major boon financially for the party. The national network hes amassed as a vice presidential candidate and from coordinating the national partys spending in presidential elections give him advantages that even the highly prolific John Boehner didnt enjoy. He has really strong numbers among the conservative community across the board, and across the country. He...
  • As Speaker, Paul Ryan Can Finally Get Tax Overhaul Done

    10/28/2015 2:12:08 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10-28-15 | Mark Bloomfield
    Washingtonians agree almost universally on two political phenomena: The House Republican conference is ungovernable, and tax reform is dead That was yesterday. In a matter of days we will have Speaker Paul Ryan, whose track record shows a man that may make the impossible happen. This is based on three key assets. 1. Passion. With a vice presidential candidacy already under his belt, Rep. Paul Ryan declined to run for president in 2016 to devote all of his energy as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee to his long-time true passion tax reform. His passion derives from...
  • Republicans Elect Paul Ryan As Nominee For House Speaker

    10/28/2015 12:37:16 PM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies ^ | Oct. 28, 2015 | Alex Pappas
    Republicans nominated Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan for Speaker of the House on Wednesday. The Republican conference selected Ryan over Florida Rep. Daniel Webster during a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill. Ryan wont officially be elected speaker, as expected now, until the entire body of Republicans and Democrats gather for a public floor vote Thursday. Ryans path to speaker-in-waiting has been messy, to say the least. Outgoing Speaker John Boehner , facing the prospect of a revolt from conservatives, surprised the political world last month by announcing his resignation from the GOP leadership and from Congress.
  • Ryan gets House GOP speaker nod

    10/28/2015 12:18:31 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies ^ | October 28, 2015 | Foxnews.Com
    House Republicans formally nominated Rep. Paul Ryan for speaker Wednesday, looking to him to help unify the party after a tumultuous period -- though defections in the ranks could preview some last-minute drama on the House floor.
  • Gowdy to nominate Ryan for Speaker: report

    10/27/2015 9:48:10 PM PDT · by PROCON · 119 replies ^ | Oct. 27, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) plans on nominating Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as the next Speaker of the House, a new report says. Gowdy will speak on behalf of Ryan to the House GOP conference Wednesday, according to CNN. Reps. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) and Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) are also delivering speeches backing Ryan. Ryan will be the heavy favorite when the House GOP votes Wednesday on a nominee for Speaker. Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) remains Ryan's on competition. Wednesdays winner will face a vote of approval from the full House chamber Thursday. The victor will replace Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) following...
  • Paul Ryan Pledges: No Immigration Reform under Obama

    10/27/2015 7:33:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/27/2015 | Elaina Plott
    Paul Ryan has signed off on a letter promising restless members of the House Freedom Caucus (HFC) that he wont bring immigration-reform legislation to the House floor while President Obama remains in office. The letter, obtained exclusively by National Review, formalizes pledges that Ryan made last week in a closed-door meeting with select members of the HFC who were skeptical of his promise to maintain an open and inclusive relationship with the caucus. Specifically, it extracts Ryans word that he will not bring up comprehensive immigration reform so long as Barack Obama is president and, as speaker, Ryan will not...
  • House Freedom Caucus Founder Was Key to Paul Ryan, Luis Gutierrez Open Borders Effort

    10/26/2015 7:04:14 AM PDT · by libbylu · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Julia Hahn
    A new PBS documentary has exposed the motivating factors behind House Freedom Caucus members decision to propel donor-class favorite Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 58% into the most powerful position in Congress. As Speaker of the House, Ryan will have unilateral control over many aspects of the congressional agenda, including passage of Obamatrade in the lame duck session and amnesty legislation in 2017.
  • Unreal Paul Ryan Announces Chamber of Commerce Lobbyist Will Be His Chief of Staff

    10/25/2015 3:34:02 PM PDT · by M. Thatcher · 172 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 10/25/15 | Sundance
    With this announcement representative Paul Ryan is openly announcing his intention to destroy the conservative elements within the republican party. And yet again, its doubtful anyone will try to stop him. The president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Tom Donohue, recently announced his intentions to eliminate opposition to their progressive big government positions and destroy fiscal conservatives (Tea Party). Tom Donohue demands: ♦ approval of the TPP trade deal, ♦ continuation of ObamaCare, ♦ comprehensive immigration reform to include amnesty, and ♦ federal education Common Core education standards. Previously we explained how deep the tentacles of the CoC reach...
  • Paul Ryans Selection as Speaker Represents All Thats Wrong with the GOP

    10/24/2015 11:44:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/24/2015 | by MARK KRIKORIAN
    Elevating Paul Ryan to the House speakership, where he will be one of the main public faces of the Republican party, suggests that the partys poobahs and panjandrums still havent learned their lesson. Ryan as chairman of Ways and Means worked. Ryan as the de facto leader of the GOP does not, for three reasons: GOP to its own voters: Drop dead. Eric Cantor lost his primary last year because he was out of step with Republican voters on immigration. Speaker-designate Kevin McCarthy was forced to pass on the big chair because he was out of step with Republican voters...
  • Boehner gets ready for goodbye

    10/24/2015 11:16:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies ^ | Oct. 24, 2015 | Scott Wong
    Speaker John Boehner doesnt leave office until Friday, but the moving boxes are already piling up at his suite just off the Capitol rotunda. Dozens of the Ohio Republicans staffers have begun packing up their belongings, uncertain of whether theyll be asked to stay on board with Boehners expected successor, Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), or be forced to seek other work on the Hill or on K Street. A source close to Boehner says both the Speaker and his chief of staff, Mike Sommers, have been making calls around town to put in a good word for...
  • Et Tu Brute Behind The Scenes Pressure Upon The House Freedom Caucus

    10/23/2015 6:50:55 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 22 replies
    Louie Gohmert tells of the backroom deals and pressure: (VIDEO LINK)
  • Gohmert: Newt Gingrich And Jim Demint Pressured House Freedom Caucus To Back Paul Ryan For Speaker

    10/23/2015 6:59:14 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 105 replies
    One America News ^ | Oct 23 2015 | Matt Schuck
    Congressman Paul Ryan has received enough support from the House Freedom Caucus to secure his nomination for Speaker of the House, and he may have gained some of the support from conservative efforts going on behind-the-scenes. The House Freedom Caucus, a small but fierce group of conservatives, succeeded in their efforts to oust John Boehner from Speaker of the House, but scrambled to find a nominee for Speaker that would satisfy their list of demands and rule changes to the Republican Conference. The group initially endorsed Florida Representative Daniel Webster; however, a closed-door meeting pushed them into supporting Congressman Paul...
  • How To Bag a Rino:Book Review(Ryan Primary-Out Plan?)

    10/23/2015 11:29:24 AM PDT · by Be Careful · 7 replies
    Virginia Right! ^ | 10/6/15 | Staff
    Gray Delany and Zach Werrell are household names to activists in and around Virginias now infamous 7th District. Once again, these two young gunslingers have teamed up to write an account of the campaign that shocked a nation, humbled the Washington Elite, and inspired grassroots activists from Hanover, Virginia, across every county and district within this United States of America.
  • Paul Ryan demands repeal of founding father Thomas Jefferson's rule

    10/23/2015 9:51:13 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 53 replies ^ | 10-21-15 | Alex Swoyer
    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) wants to repeal a rule put in place by the third President of the United States and Founding Father Thomas Jefferson before hed become Speaker of the House. According to Ryans spokesperson Brendan Buck, his demands included a change in the process for motion to vacate the chair.
  • Gohmert Sticks To His Word And Supports Webster for Speaker of the House

    10/22/2015 6:06:31 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 7 replies
    Office of Congressman Louie Gohmert ^ | October 22, 2015 | Congressman Louie Gohmert
    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding the news that the majority of the Texas Republican Delegation endorsed Chairman Paul Ryan for Speaker: Since the beginning of this contested race for Speaker of the House, it has been my pledge to support Congressman Daniel Webster. Dan is the only person I am aware of who has ever been a Speaker anywhere and decentralized power to get it back in the hands of its members. Speaker Boehner is no longer going to be Speaker because he was too powerful, and I simply cannot vote for a candidate who...
  • Radio Interview Report: On Paul Ryan from a Freedom Caucus Member

    10/22/2015 7:10:44 AM PDT · by alancarp · 17 replies
    Radio Interview Report: WVNN 730AM, Athens/Huntsville, AL | 10/22/2015 | Alan Carpenter
    From 7-8AM CDT this morning, Congressman Mo Brooks (member of the Freedom Caucus and my own representative here in N. Alabama) was interviewed by local conservative talk radio host Dale Jackson on a variety of subjects, the last of which was Paul Ryan and the race for Speaker of the House. The following notes are my takeaways from things said by the Congressman this morning. The Freedom Caucus (FC) has met with both Daniel Webster and Paul Ryan at this point. The FC will not make positional endorsements unless an 80% threshold is reached on any vote. ...
  • Freedom Caucus Majority Backs Paul Ryan for House Speaker

    10/21/2015 8:53:26 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 54 replies
    A strong majority of anti-establishment conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus voted on Wednesday night to support Representative Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin for House speaker, assuring that he will have the votes to secure the post next week and averting a leadership crisis for Republicans. Mr. Ryan indicated that he was prepared to seize the gavel and try to bring unity to his party, which has been riven over how House leaders exert authority over members. That fight had become so bitter that it forced the resignation of Speaker John A. Boehner and derailed the candidacy of the majority...
  • Exclusive: Paul Ryan Sold House Freedom Caucus a Bill of Goods in Private Meeting on Capitol Hill

    10/21/2015 7:57:49 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 117 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/21/2015 | Matthew Boyle
    In the private meeting inside the House Ways and Means Committee hearing room in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday afternoon, chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) promised the House Freedom Caucus the world to try to earn their official endorsement. He failed. Among the things that Ryan promised the members were a return to regular order, changes to the steering committee that decides committee assignments centralizing power in the Speakers officeRyan even promised to give up the Speakers five votes on the committeeand an end to retaliation against Republican members who vote their conscience. He reiterated his promise made in the...
  • Freedom Caucus won't formally endorse Ryan [but super majority will support]

    10/21/2015 5:31:46 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/21/2015 | Jake Sherman and Lauren French
    The House Freedom Caucus will not endorse Rep. Paul Ryan for speaker, but its leaders say a "super-majority" of the group will support the Wisconsin Republican's candidacy should he decide to continue his bid. Freedom Caucus rules require 80 percent of members to issue an endorsement. Ryan has said he would not seek the speakership without the backing of all of the major caucuses in the Republican Conference. It's not clear whether this will suffice. "We tried to reach a consensus but we were not able to reach the 80 percent threshold," said Freedom Caucus board member Raul Labrador of...
  • Freedom Caucus Balks at Paul Ryan, Refuses to Endorse

    10/21/2015 7:45:20 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 37 replies ^ | 21 Oct 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Since Ryan has failed to achieve the Freedom Caucus endorsement, the question now becomes if he will stick to his promise and drop out of contention for the Speakership.No, Ryans spokesman Brendan Buck told Breitbart News earlier on Wednesday when asked if Ryan would follow through with a Speakership bid without an official House Freedom Caucus endorsement.
  • Breaking: House Freedom Caucus statement on Paul Ryan

    10/21/2015 5:48:36 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 57 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/21/2015 | Via twitter
    A super majority of the House Freedom Caucus has voted to support Paul Ryan's bid to be the next Speaker of the House.
  • Pew Polling: At Least 93% of GOP Electorate Opposes Paul Ryan On Immigration

    10/21/2015 3:33:56 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 21, 2015 | Julia Hahn
    However, polling data reveals that a Ryan Speakership would do anything but unite the party. On two of the issues of immense importance to GOP voters trade and immigration polling from the Pew Research Center shows that most GOP voters oppose some of the key ideological stances to which Ryan is devoted. The issues of trade and immigration also take on an especial importance as the Ryan- immigration agenda led to the unseating of former Majority Leader Eric Cantor- which began the leadership shuffle and the recent Ryan-led Obamatrade push helped bring the bases criticism of the...
  • Paul Ryan clears last hurdle.. Likely to be next speaker of the house

    10/21/2015 5:59:26 PM PDT · by cableguymn · 89 replies
    Mark Levin | self
    Just reported at the end of the show, the house conservatives have voted to support him. The fix is in.
  • Paul Ryan and his 'conditions' for speakership should go back to Wisconsin

    10/21/2015 7:27:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/21/2015 | Ed Straker
    Paul Ryan is a very arrogant man. People who run for Speaker have to campaign to get support. They try to appeal to members with promises do things. Not Paul Ryan. He doesn't want to campaign for the post, he wants to be coronated like a king, and wants his subjects to obey his conditions before he will graciously accept the throne. 1) He wants to change the rule that allowed conservatives to get rid of Boehner, making it impossible for a member to declare the speaker's chair vacant and challenge the Speaker. This would allow Ryan to continue Boehner's...
  • Ryans Hope: A Soap Opera About Paul Ryans Indecision

    10/21/2015 3:20:07 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    Erick Erickson Radio ^ | 10-20-15 | Erick Erickson
    Good grief, Paul Ryan is a one man soap opera. First he doesnt want it. Then he still doesnt want it. Then he kinda, sorta, maybe wants it. Then he does not want it again. How many weeks into the saga of Ryan are we? Now, if only they will hand him the laurel crown he will take the burden begrudgingly, but they must be unanimous, fawning, and accommodating to the Princeps Ryan, our Immortal Beloved. Good grief. There are houses full of sorority sisters on great campuses within the SEC who have less drama within them than Paul Ryan...
  • Ryan believes rule changes are needed, including a change to motion to vacate the chair

    10/20/2015 5:40:39 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    Spokesman for Rep. Paul Ryan says 'For the next speaker to be successful, we need to unify now;' says Ryan believes rule changes are needed, including a change to the process for a motion to vacate the chair - @jamiedupree

    10/20/2015 4:25:30 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 127 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 20, 2015 | by Julia Hahn
    As the donor class continues to push for a Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)58% Speakership, conservative activists have renewed their scrutiny of Ryans support for a radical Republican policy of open borders. Breitbart News has discovered yet another little-noticed video in which Ryan articulates his commitment to immigration policies that would dissolve Americas sovereignty. The video, uploaded by the Journal Times, shows Ryan at a July 2013 bilingual Hispanic Listening Session in Racine, Wisconsin. At the meeting, Paul Ryan told a predominantly Hispanic audience that the job of a U.S. lawmaker is to put oneself in the shoes of foreign nationals...