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  • New speaker must reclaim Article I

    11/10/2015 7:11:23 PM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 7 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 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
    Breitbart.com ^ | 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
    dailycaller.com ^ | 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
    FoxNews.com ^ | 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
    thehill.com ^ | 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
    thehill.com ^ | 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
    breitbart.com ^ | 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
    breitbart.com ^ | 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...

    10/20/2015 3:44:29 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 20, 2015 | by Julia Hahn
    Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)2% tells reporters he is a Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)58% fan and that he hope[s] the House Ways and Means Committee Chairman will be the next GOP Speaker of the House, according to multiple reports. FOX News reporter Kara Rowland tweeted, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid to reporters: Im a Paul Ryan fan. Says he appears to be someone who could be reasonable. Bloombergs Derek Wallbank wrote, Harry Reid on Paul Ryan: of all the speaker options, `I hope he gets it.' PBS Quin Bowman tweeted, Harry Reid volunteers that he hopes Paul Ryan...
  • Harry Reid Says Hes On Team Ryan

    10/20/2015 1:44:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 10/20/2015 | By Niels Lesniewski
    House Ways and Means Chairman Paul D. Ryan just got an unwelcomed endorsement for speaker. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told reporters Tuesday that he hopes the Wisconsin Republican is selected by his colleagues to succeed retiring Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio. He appears to me to be one of the people over there that would be reasonable. I mean, look at some of the other people. Im a Paul Ryan fan, Reid said. I dont agree with him on much of what he does. I think what hes done with Medicare and Medicaid, what hes wanted to do...
  • Do we really need a Speaker? Maybe not if the will is there

    10/20/2015 9:42:41 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/20/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Discharge petitions could be the answer to the impasse in the matter of a new House Speaker. I dont much care for the current Speaker of the House John Boehner. If you are reading this, chances are you feel the same way. This said, we should acknowledge that our dislike for Boehner, while currently personal, has its origins in his lies and disregard for our wishes regarding illegal alien control, Obamacare and the passage of a federal budget. A laymans review of whether or not the House can actually function without a Speaker reveals that doing so is pretty much...
  • Mo Brooks: John Boehner Will Likely Remain House Speaker Until 2017

    10/19/2015 2:30:11 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 19, 2015 | Robert Wilde
    Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) acknowledged on Breitbart News Sunday that since no candidate has a clear pathway to becoming the next Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) could remain Speaker through January 2017.
  • Report: Paul Ryan Now Open To Speakership, But Not Bargaining With Hardliners

    10/19/2015 10:17:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 95 replies
    TPM ^ | 10/19/2015 | ByTierney Sneed
    An anonymous ally of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) told CBS News that the House Ways and Means chair is warming up to the idea of running for House speaker, but will not engage in any "horse trading" with the conservative hardliners who so far have roiled GOP leadership in recent months. According to the report, Ryan will only run if he can gain the support of his caucus on his conservative record alone, which has been questioned by some on the hard right. CBS News' source said Ryan would consider meeting with the hardliners -- oft associated with the House...
  • Romney on Ryan as Speaker: Id Hate to Lose Him as a Potential Presidential Contender

    10/18/2015 4:58:17 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Oct 2015 | Jeff Poor
    Sunday on CNNs State of the Union, former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA), the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, sounded off on the possibility of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). Romneys 2012 running mate, as the next Speaker of the House. Romney told show host Jake Tapper Ryan as Speaker of the House would lessen the possibility he could make a future run for president. We need Paul in two spots at once, Romney said. You know, there havent been a lot of people that have gone on from speaker to the White House, so Id hate to lose him as a potential...
  • Former SEAL Team Six Commander Makes Massive Move to Take on Barack Obama PERSONALLY

    10/17/2015 3:07:01 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 76 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Oct 16, 2015 | N/A
    This Tuesday, Rep. Ryan Zinke, a former Navy SEAL Team Six commander, confirmed with Brandon Tyler Webb, founder of the SofRep special operations news site, that he is considering running for House speaker so as to take a stand against all enemies, foreign and domestic, including President Barack Hussein Obama. I think there are a few people who can do that, the Montana Republican told Webb. If folks like Paul Ryan and others step aside, and more of my colleagues ask me to run, I will hear the call to serve. Leadership is about service to country, not self. Its...
  • Conservatives sharpen knives over Ryans immigration past

    10/16/2015 2:03:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/16/2015 | By SEUNG MIN KIM
    Paul Ryan is still reluctantly mulling a bid for speaker. But his adversaries on the far right want to discredit his campaign before it even begins and theyre using Ryans extensive pro-immigration record as their key weapon. From his days battling a restrictive California immigration ballot measure in the early 1990s, to his quiet efforts the past two years to help build GOP consensus for immigration reform, Ryan has a lengthy history of pushing for an overhaul that runs counter to the most conservative wings of his own party. There will be a major intraparty battle over immigration if...
  • Confirmed, Again: Paul Ryan Is Not Running For Speaker Of The House

    10/14/2015 5:32:38 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 14, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    A spokesman for House Ways and Means Committee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) confirms yet again that despite all the donor class and political establishment wooing, Ryan is not running to replace outgoing Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) as Speaker of the House.
  • A Black House Speaker? Former Congressman J.C. Watts Is Interested In John Boehner's Job

    10/14/2015 12:42:05 PM PDT · by Sgt_Schultze · 96 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 12 Oct 2015 | Aaron Morrison
    The U.S. Congress hasnt elected an African-American as speaker of the House of Representatives since 1874, when South Carolina lawmaker Joseph Rainey became the first black speaker. More than 140 years later, the next person to be third in the line of succession to the Oval Office could be Washington lobbyist J.C. Watts, an African-American. A former college football star and former Republican representative from Oklahoma, Watts told current House members who approached him about running for speaker that he was interested . . .
  • Potential New (Conservative) House Speaker Marsha Blackburn: A GOOD Woman + a Great Communicator

    10/14/2015 1:56:09 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | 14 October 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    I do like her principles, from what I've seen -particularly on amnesty and PP- and she's a pretty skilled communicator too, comes across as sincere. Blackburn has a corp and entrepreneurial background so must have some experience with managing people before... YouTube
  • Here are the immigration positions of the candidates ... for the next House Speaker

    10/13/2015 12:21:45 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 24 replies
    NumbersUSA.com ^ | Oct. 13th 2015 | Chris Chmielenski
    When House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy dropped out of the race for House Speaker, it opened it up to a new field of Republican Representatives being touted for the position. Most of the media's attention has been on former Vice Presidential candidate and Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan. Ryan has even earned the endorsement of amnesty advocate Rep. Luis Gutierrez! Ryan's position on immigration is fairly straightforward; he supports work permits and legal status for illegal aliens and he supports massive increases in legal immigration. NumbersUSA is not making endorsements on who the next House Speaker should be. And we know...
  • 'Speaker Marsha Blackburn' Probably the Way to Go...

    10/13/2015 3:15:54 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 50 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 13 October 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    WithunacceptablecandidatesKevin McCarthy and Paul Ryan nowsmushed-up in our wheelwell, America's resurgent right rolls-on, retaining effective veto power over the Republican Party's choice of new leader in the US House as we all now contemplate wiser, far more palatable candidates. Darrell Issaalways gave me high hopes with all his investigations- inquiries which never seem to result in nailing the bad guys to the wall. Isn't that a microcosm of today's weak-kneed Gee-Oh-Pee establishment? Lot of noise, but noeffective challenge whatsoever? Alas, we need a dragon-slayer in the Speaker's seat, and Rep. Issa seems to lack the charisma and ability to punch-it-into-the-enzone...
  • Ryan and Reconciliation Is a Powerful Combination

    10/12/2015 8:33:26 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10-11-15 | Lawrence Kudlow
    As of this writing, House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan has not decided whether to run for speaker. He has been bombarded by all the Republican factions. Even Mitt Romney says the Wisconsinite can unify the Republican conference and take ON the job. I applaud Ryans leadership and policy skills and think he would make a good speaker But theres a backstory to the current chaos of the GOP conference and the withdrawal of Kevin McCarthy from the speakership race. The GOP leadership in the House and Senate has failed to pass legislation to repeal the Obama agenda and...
  • Mike Allen (Politico): White House Would Like Paul Ryan as Speaker

    10/12/2015 7:30:44 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 26 replies
    Brietbart NN ^ | Oct 12, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    Politicos Mike Allen thinks President Barack Obama likes the idea of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)58% for Speaker. The White House would like that idea, Allen said during an interview with Laura Ingraham on her radio show today. Because they would like one more win what theyve always told me is that they admire Paul Ryan for being a substantive, smart guy. Speaking to business leaders in Washington D.C. last month, Obama acknowledged that his administration was working with Ryan to negotiate some level of tax reform, even though Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)50% disagreed. To his credit,...
  • Hewitt slams House Freedom Caucus

    10/12/2015 12:53:30 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/11/15 | Kevin Cirilli
    Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Sunday slammed Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) and the House Freedom Caucus for "holding the House hostage" and blocking Republicans from electing a successor to outgoing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who wants to resign at the end of the month. Hewitt said on NBC's "Meet The Press" that he hopes Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) who has said he doesn't want to be Speaker will change his mind. Hewitt then criticized Brat, who was on the roundtable, and the conservative House Freedom Caucus for giving Ryan a tepid response. "There's like 15 of you...
  • ACU: Marsha Blackburn Has Highest Score on Conservative Member Scorecard for Speaker of the House

    10/11/2015 7:41:35 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Oct 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) would make a great conservative Speaker of the House, suggests the American Conservative Unions member scorecard. The American Conservative Unions (ACU) Executive Director Daniel Schneider joined guest host Matthew Boyle on Breitbart News Sunday on SiriusXM, expressing that, out of the names that have been thrown out there for Speaker of the House, he thinks Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) has the highest score by the ACU. Weve been doing these ratings of Congress for 45 years, Schneider explained. During Pelosi years, every Republican looked pretty conservative.