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  • Sheriff David Clarke: Black ‘Lies’ Matter

    06/27/2016 8:38:08 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 27, 2016 | Alex Nitzberg
    The Black Lives Matter movement "…doesn’t care any more about the lives of black people than the Ku Klux Klan … " Sheriff David Clarke asserted during an interview with Accuracy in Media. "Black Lives Matter, which I have renamed 'Black Lies' L-I-E-S Matter, it's nothing more than an astroturf operation, it’s just the latest shallow disguised, confederation if you will, of community organizers and leftists that specialize in fostering disorganization and rebellion in ghettos and other struggling areas throughout the United States of America."
  • Poll: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton in tight races in battleground states

    06/26/2016 4:39:03 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 20 replies
    CBS ^ | 26 Jun 2016 | Anthony Salvanto
    Battleground states are called battlegrounds for a reason: They're often close, and 2016 looks like no exception. Hillary Clinton holds narrow leads over Donald Trump across a number of key states of Florida (up three points, 44 to 41 percent); Colorado (Clinton 40 percent, Trump 39 percent); Wisconsin (Clinton up 41 percent to 36 percent) and North Carolina, which has flipped back and forth between the parties in the last two elections, where it's Clinton 44 percent and Trump 42 percent. In the wake of the Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom this week, many wondered if the same sentiments...
  • 2016 Polls: Brexit Issues Driving Voters in Battleground States

    06/26/2016 11:01:12 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | JUNE 26, 2016 | CBS
    CBS releases 2016 polls from battleground states like Florida, Colorado, and Wisconsin, showing that a significant number of voters are sympathetic to messages similar to the successful “Brexit” campaign in the UK’s EU Referendum. rom CBS News: Battleground states are called battlegrounds for a reason: They’re often close, and 2016 looks like no exception. Hillary Clinton holds narrow leads over Donald Trump across a number of key states of Florida (up three points, 44 to 41 percent); Colorado (Clinton 40 percent, Trump 39 percent); Wisconsin (Clinton up 41 percent to 36 percent) and North Carolina, which has flipped back and...
  • Is Paul Nehlen poised to Knock Off Paul Ryan in Wisconsin

    06/26/2016 6:55:20 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 90 replies
    crowsnestpolitics.com ^ | 6/25/16 | Ken Crow
    I think it is now safe to say that Paul Ryan is no longer a conservative Republican, nor is he pro-American for that matter. Keep in mind that Paul Ryan’s contributions come largely from outside of his own district. Currently some 80% plus of all of Ryan’s contributions to his re-election campaign come from OUTSIDE of his own 1st District of Wisconsin. Stunningly, around 65% of Ryan’s contributions come from WITHIN the beltway of Washington, D.C. Pondering this statistic, one has to ask themselves, “so who is it that is donating so heavily to Paul Ryan and then why are...
  • As Paul Nehlen Gains Traction, Globalist Paul Ryan Does Local Interviews

    06/26/2016 6:51:42 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 52 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/25/16 | Julia Hahn
    As House Speaker Paul Ryan’s primary race has begun to heat up, Ryan has announced two local media appearances in his home state of Wisconsin over the course of the next two days. Ryan is being challenged by Wisconsin businessman Paul Nehlen, whose campaign centers upon the idea that Ryan “betrayed” Wisconsin voters by pushing open borders immigration policies and the fast tracking of President Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. In a Saturday media alert, Ryan’s office announced that “House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) will appear on two Wisconsin radio stations in the coming days—WBEL’s The Daly Show on Sunday,...
  • A good guy with a gun isn’t the answer (barf alert)

    06/26/2016 6:12:06 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 51 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 26 june 2016 | Angela Stroud
    It has happened again: another mass shooting. For those of us who have spent a lot of time in places like the Pulse night club, this mass murder is particularly painful. In a culture in which queer people are made to feel grateful for merely being tolerated, gay clubs are spaces where we are celebrated — safe havens that represent the opposite of repression and violence. To have that shattered by someone pledging allegiance to ISIS is an incomprehensible contradiction. It doesn't make any sense.
  • (Gov. Scott )Walker says delegates should vote their conscience on Trump

    06/25/2016 10:53:40 AM PDT · by Innovative · 99 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 21, 2016 | Scott Bauer, Associated Press
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday he agrees that delegates to the Republican national convention should be free to vote their conscience, even if that means not supporting presumptive nominee Donald Trump. Walker is a former presidential candidate and a delegate to the convention next month. He told reporters following a groundbreaking at a sausage factory that he will follow Wisconsin Republican Party rules and cast his ballot for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the first round because Cruz won the state primary.
  • DEVASTATING: Paul Ryan’s Opponents Post Billboards That Could Take the Speaker Down

    06/24/2016 8:07:11 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 119 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | June 24, 2016
    Speaker Paul Ryan supports the Obama Agenda, Amnesty, endless Syrian “Refugees” and rejects Donald Trump and what he stands for. Now there are billboards in Wisconsin that are pointing out how dangerous Paul Ryan is for America.
  • Highway project delays rack up $700 million cost overruns

    06/24/2016 9:54:35 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | June 13, 2016 | Catie Edmondson
    Madison— Faced with delays and inflation over the past five years, four major state highway projects — including a Madison artery — have accumulated overruns in excess of $700 million. While some of these increases come from faulty cost estimates or unavoidable inflation, the new figures underline the obvious: Delays can be costly for Wisconsin taxpayers. When projects are paused because of financial challenges in the state's road fund, the price of materials, labor and real estate can rise. The numbers compiled by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel underline the urgency of a divisive issue for Wisconsin's Republican leaders: finding a...
  • Paul Ryan's Wife: 11 Facts About Janna Ryan

    06/23/2016 6:29:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 13,2012 | AMY BINGHAM
    She was a K St. lobbyist before marrying Paul Ryan. Janna Ryan, then Janna Little, left her small-town roots for the nation's capital to earn her law degree from George Washington University. After graduation, she worked as a tax attorney and lobbyist for PriceWaterhouseCooper and then for Williams & Jenson. ... She went to the same college as Hillary Clinton. Wellesley College, a seven-sisters school outside Boston, can claim Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and Madeline Albright, ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer and correspondent Cokie Roberts among its famous alumni. ... Politics is in her blood. Janna Ryan's family has...
  • Democrats End Sit-In After 25 Hours, Drawing Attention to Gun Control

    06/23/2016 11:27:40 AM PDT · by Innovative · 59 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 23, 2016 | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and EMMARIE HUETTEMAN
    House Democrats ended their 25-hour sit-in over gun control legislation on Thursday, a protest Speaker Paul D. Ryan labeled a high-profile stunt that undermined the basic institutions of government. Mr. Ryan said he was “not going to allow stunts like this to stop us from carrying out the people’s business.” He added, “This is about a publicity stunt and now a fund-raising scheme.” But on legislative business, it was Mr. Ryan who prevailed. He personally reclaimed control of the House, pounding his gavel and muscling through a major appropriations bill that included funding for combating the Zika virus, without debate.
  • Paul Ryan Says Democratic ‘Stunt’ Is Not ‘A Proud Moment For Democracy’(dumbass!)

    06/23/2016 9:50:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/23/2016 | Alex Pappas
    House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday reacted to the Democratic sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives over gun control by saying: “I don’t think this should be a very proud moment for democracy or the people who staged these stunts.” In his weekly press conference at the Capitol, Ryan said: “This is the people’s house. This is Congress, the House of Representatives, the oldest democracy in the world, and they’re descending it into chaos.”
  • Speaking different languages on gun control

    06/22/2016 4:37:11 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 15 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 22 jun 2016 | Christian Schneider
    We've all heard former Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan's admonition that "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." Yet the public debate about guns in America takes Moynihan's warning to the next level: Each side not only has its own facts, it has its own language. For instance, take the rush after the recent Orlando shootings to ban "assault" or "military-style" weapons like the AR-15 rifle. Gun control advocates immediately jumped to regulate sales of "automatic weapons" and "assault rifles" like the AR-15, which they deem too deadly for one individual to need. Scary stories about...
  • Why Paul Ryan Wants Hillary Clinton To Win The White House

    06/21/2016 11:14:21 AM PDT · by BAW · 118 replies
    DCWhispers ^ | June 21, 2016 | DCWhispers
    Sources now indicate Paul Ryan wants Hillary Clinton to be America’s next president, and is doing everything in his power to secure that very outcome. If that allows Hillary to nominate up to three more Supreme Court Justices and thus tilt the balance of power of the Court so it represents far-left, progressive views, so be it. The forty-six-year-old Paul Ryan doesn’t care because he has already been promised, and wishes to make certain, that he is the GOP’s 2020 nominee for president. And it’s not just the 2020 election cycle that is currently on the table. Powerful Republican insiders...
  • Apple's Cook to host Paul Ryan fundraiser amid Trump woes

    06/21/2016 11:39:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Apple CEO Tim Cook will host a fundraiser with House Speaker Paul Ryan next week as the iPhone maker tries to strengthen its relationships with key Republicans — despite its decision to pull support for the GOP convention because of its distaste for Donald Trump. Cook will help generate cash for Ryan at a private breakfast on June 28 in Menlo Park, Calif., along with Gary Wipfler, the company’s treasurer, according to an invite obtained by POLITICO on Monday. The money benefits not only the speaker but a joint fundraising committee aimed at helping to elect other House Republicans.
  • Paul Ryan's Treason

    06/21/2016 3:52:41 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 158 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | June 21, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    In an awkward interview with the Huffington Post, House Speaker Paul Ryan threatened to sue Donald Trump if he were to ban Muslim immigration or build a border wall with Mexico. Considering the current track record of suing Obama over abuses of power, this is little more than a confession of impotence. And yet it’s deeply troubling that a top Republican is willing to go to such lengths to fight for Muslim migration or for that matter illegal immigration in general.
  • Paul Ryan's Fundraiser Email

    06/21/2016 8:31:48 AM PDT · by Obadiah · 19 replies
    Obadiah | 6/21/2016 | Obadiah
    Here, in part, is the latest fundraising email from Paul Ryan.If we lose the White House and Congress, there won't be anything stopping Nancy Pelosi from rubber-stamping every single radical policy Hillary puts forward. This isn't a what-if scenario. This is a real possibility. I hope you'll join me in fighting to preserve and grow our majority in Congress:
  • Apple CEO to host fundraiser for Speaker Paul Ryan next week but still won't aid GOP

    06/20/2016 4:57:06 PM PDT · by Walkingfeather · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/20/16 | walkingfeather
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3651291/Apple-CEO-Tim-Cook-host-fundraiser-Speaker-Paul-Ryan-week-won-t-aid-GOP-convention-distaste-Donald-Trump.html#newcomment
  • The Religion of Peace Needs Protection

    06/20/2016 10:55:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 20, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This whole thing with redacting the 9/11 calling from the Islamic terrorist? You want to get...? (interruption) Let me just give you a preview of what's coming on that score. Grab audio sound bite number 23, 24. I mean, this will set everything up that's coming, including that I got a fascinating email filled with questions about things I said last week about who the left really considers to be their number one enemy. Us. Not militant terrorists. Not people that want to murder us. They hate us. They're scared of us. They -- whatever -- despise...
  • Donald Trump Rolls Out Winning Platform: Cut Taxes, Save Social Security and Medicare

    06/19/2016 9:30:19 PM PDT · by detective · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jun 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Republican candidate Donald Trump focused this weekend on his economic platform: Cut taxes and regulations across the board while also saving Social Security, Medicare, and other government safety-net programs. Trump’s platform is nearly invincible in the general election if he stresses it enough, polling shows. Trump’s plan will also have a transformational effect on how people view his party. But he still needs to make the accounting work to ensure that his Third Way platform is feasible.
  • Down the Memory Hole: In 2008 Obama campaign booted 3 newspapers off his campaign plane

    06/19/2016 7:06:38 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 19 June 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    The mainstream media have been hysterical this week in their response to Donald Trump’s revocation of the Washington Post’s campaign press credentials in response to coverage and headlines so unfair that the paper went back and changed them. Yet those same media outlets remained silent in 2008 when the Obama presidential campaign booted 3 major newspapers that had been writing unfavorably about the campaign off its press plane. Joe Concha of Mediaite remembers what happened 8 years ago, and contrasts the media response in the two instances: The year was 2008. The candidate had a big lead in the polls...
  • Blaming Trump

    06/20/2016 3:00:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | June 20, 2016 | Deborah Weiss
    Shortly after the Orlando attack, which left 49 dead and 53 others wounded, I predicted on my Facebook page that “despite the fact that the shooter pledged his allegiance to ISIS before launching fire, the FBI will spend weeks searching in vain for a motive. Experts will hypothesize that the shooter was disaffected, bored, insane or unemployed. It will be anything except Islamic terrorism. The whole thing will be a big mystery.” I further added, In no time at all, the President, the government agencies and the media will be lumping in 'homophobia' with “Islamophobia”, and “hate”, “extremism”, “terrorism” and...
  • #NeverTrump: The media is using you as pawns. Don't Let Them.

    06/20/2016 1:33:37 AM PDT · by weston · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 20, 2016 | Eugene Slaven
    The media's unbridled giddiness over the #NeverTrump camp's worsening Trump Derangement Syndrome is palpable. Without delving into the debate on the merits of the #NeverTrump movement, it is painfully clear that at this point, the #NeverTrump movement is aiding and abetting the left. Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/06/nevertrump_the_media_is_using_you_as_pawns_dont_let_them.html#ixzz4C6e4K24k Follow us: @AmericanThinker on Twitter | AmericanThinker on Facebook
  • How to Un-Hypnotize a Rabid Anti-Trumper

    06/19/2016 11:16:22 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    Dilbert.com ^ | June 19,2016 | Scott Adams
    You think I’m overstating the case for persuasion. Perhaps you think Trump is doing well for a variety of reasons that include his accurate reading of the Republican base. But Trump’s accurate reading of the Republican base is part of the art of persuasion. None of what you see in Trump’s election success so far is luck or coincidence. It is technique. If you’re not trained to see it, the method is invisible. For example, I have already used several persuasion techniques in the paragraphs above. If I were to see another writer use these same persuasion methods on me,...
  • Five reasons Brexit could signal Trump winning the White House

    06/19/2016 9:44:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The British Boadasting Corporation ^ | June 19, 2016 | Katty Kay, Presenter
    The two most surprising political phenomena of this year have been the rise of Donald Trump and the success of the Leave Europe camp in Britain's referendum on Brexit. Few pundits saw either coming (and full disclosure, I include myself here, particularly on Trump) - but we should have and now would be a good chance to make up for past oversight by looking at how the two are linked. Next week, polls suggest, Britain may pull out of the European Union. Opinion polls currently have the 23 June referendum too close to call but the Brexit camp (those in...
  • NRA officials split with Trump on wisdom of armed club-goers

    06/19/2016 8:52:48 PM PDT · by Innovative · 113 replies
    CNN ^ | June 19, 2016 | Tom LoBianco, CNN
    Top National Rifle Association officials split Sunday with Donald Trump's position that armed club-goers are a good idea. "I don't think you should have firearms where people are drinking," said Wayne LaPierre, the NRA's chief executive officer said on CBS' "Face the Nation." "But I will tell you this. Everybody, every American starts to have -- needs to start having a security plan. We need to be able to protect ourselves, because they're coming. And they're going for vulnerable spots, and this country needs to realize it." NRA lobbyist Chris Cox told ABC's "This Week": "No one thinks that people...
  • he hard truth for Republican politicians: Trump is their passport to success

    06/19/2016 7:12:54 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 18 replies
    teh Guardian ^ | 06/19/2016 | Chris R Barron
    Republicans in competitive down-ticket races are fighting to distance themselves from the party’s nominee. It’s a recipe for failure Whether Republicans in competitive races in the House and Senate like it or not, their fate is inexorably tied to that of the Republican nominee for president – Donald Trump. Over the last few decades, as the partisan divide widened, we have increasingly become a nation of straight-ticket voters. These facts haven’t stopped Republicans in competitive races in November from trying – almost assuredly in futility – to distance themselves from statements by Trump they believe will be unpopular in their...
  • Arizona GOP delegates resign rather than vote for Trump

    06/19/2016 6:48:22 PM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 123 replies
    AZ Family ^ | 06/19/16 | AP
    PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK) - At least two of several Arizona GOP delegates that have resigned say it's primarily because they refuse to vote for Donald Trump at next month's national convention.
  • Prince Charles Tells British Muslims: 'If You Live In Our Country, You Must Abide By Our Values'

    06/19/2016 4:23:46 PM PDT · by drewh · 93 replies
    The UK Sunday Express ^ | 12:09, Sun, Nov 15, 2015 | By NICK GUTTERIDGE
    PRINCE Charles issued an extraordinary rallying cry today calling on Muslims living in the UK to show more respect for British values.The heir to the throne railed against the radicalisation of young British men by Islamist extremists as he launched an impassioned defence of Britain's "Christian" heritage. Telling British muslims that they should show more respect for "the values we hold dear," the Prince revealed that he was terrified by the influence of radical preachers who spread their teachings on the internet. In an unprecedented outburst, he said: "The radicalisation of people in Britain is a great worry, and the...
  • GOP's Trump says US should consider profiling Muslims

    06/19/2016 12:51:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 77 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 19, 2016
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump suggested Sunday that the United States should "seriously" consider profiling Muslims inside the country as a terrorism-fighting tool, the latest example of the Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting increasingly backing positions that could single out a group based on their religion. "We really have to look at profiling," Trump said in an interview broadcast Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation." ''It's not the worst thing to do." The presumptive Republican presidential nominee added that he "hate(s) the concept of profiling, but we have to use common sense." The statements are consistent with Trump's other, long-expressed views on...
  • First on CNN: Priebus probes state GOP leaders over anti-Trump push

    06/19/2016 8:22:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | June 17, 2016 | Sara Murray, CNN
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has been quietly having conversations with state party leaders to discuss the latest push by convention delegates to nominate anyone other than Donald Trump. Priebus has spoken with GOP party chairmen in multiple states in recent days in part to get a better sense of how large the anti-Trump faction is among their convention delegations, according to two people familiar with the conversations. While Priebus has made clear in these conversations that he is not spearheading the latest push for a coup, his involvement sends a signal that the RNC is taking this effort...
  • Several GOP delegates working to block Trump's nomination: report

    06/17/2016 1:29:35 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 165 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 17, 2016 | Ben Kamisar
    At least 30 delegates are mounting a longshot attempt to deny Donald Trump the GOP presidential nomination on the convention floor, The Washington Post reported Friday. The delegates hope to change party rules next month to take away delegates who are pledged to the presumptive nominee but who may not actually support him. The attempt comes on the heels of a tough stretch for Trump, who has seen his favorability plummet and any lead over Democrat Hillary Clinton evaporate over his attacks on a Hispanic federal judge, comments this week about banning Muslims and other controversies. http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/283912-several-gop-delegates-working-to-block-trumps-nomination
  • Father’s Day Message for Paul Ryan: Our Sons Died, Step Aside

    06/19/2016 12:27:27 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 51 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Jun 2016Washington | by Julia Hahn18 Jun 2016Washington
  • EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW : Paul Nehlen – The Man Who Can End The Paul Ryan Nightmare

    06/19/2016 2:42:34 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 60 replies
    Truthfeed ^ | June 19, 2016 | Amy Moreno
    (Snip) That got me wondering about the people of Wisconsin and what they thought of Paul Ryan. Nehlen knows first hand – he’s taking his message of secure borders and job recovery to porches all over Wisconsin. “The people who support Ryan like him,” Nehlen stated, “They just aren’t sure why,” he chuckled, “When I ask a Ryan supporter what they like about him, I get a deer-caught-in-the-headlights look. I think they’re used to him,” he surmised. (Snip) “Paul Ryan supports Obama’s top three 2nd term agenda items,” Nehlen points out, “Open borders, and amnesty, crony trade deals such as...
  • Ryan: Whether to support Trump or not is up to delegates

    06/19/2016 12:53:39 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 153 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 19, 2016 | John Siciliano
    House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., says he has no influence over Republican convention delegates' decisions on whether to change their minds about supporting Donald Trump. Ryan, who endorsed Trump earlier this month, is the convention's chairman. But he told NBC's "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd, "It is not my job to tell delegates to do, what not to do, or to weigh in on things like that. They write the rules. They make their decisions." Asked for his opinion on the matter, Ryan said, "My opinion is not relevant here." Trump reaffirmed Sunday that he can win the presidency...
  • Chuck Todd To Paul Ryan: Supporting Trump Puts ‘Party Over Country’

    06/19/2016 8:23:07 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 58 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Hillary Clinton: the patriotic choice for president? That seems the implication of Chuck Todd’s challenge to Paul Ryan in an interview aired on today’s Meet The Press. When Ryan told Todd that as Speaker of the House, he was supporting Trump, Todd retorted: “you just made a case though for party over country.” How absurd! As Ryan rightly went on to explain to Todd, “No I didn’t! I know Hillary Clinton won’t agree with anything we want to do. She’ll put a bad judge on the Supreme Court. She won’t agree with any of the conservative reforms we’re trying to...
  • Tucker Carlson: Paul Ryan Is ‘Working for the Hillary Campaign’ (VIDEO)

    06/19/2016 8:06:49 AM PDT · by cblue55 · 99 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | June 19, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Paul Ryan continued to knock Donald Trump on Saturday.
  • Lawmaker wants the rich to be drug tested before receiving high-dollar tax deductions

    06/18/2016 5:40:00 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 63 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Andrew Bahl
    Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., in February. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) A Congresswoman who is “sick and tired” of drug testing welfare recipients has introduced a bill in Congress that would subject the rich to many of those same requirements. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., unveiled Thursday the Top 1% Accountability Act, which would require those claiming itemized deductions of more than $150,000 on their tax returns to submit to drug tests or file for less generous tax deductions. The proposal is a shot across the bow at Republican governors in states, including Moore’s home state of Wisconsin, that require the...
  • Ryan: House Republicans should vote 'conscience' on Trump

    06/18/2016 9:29:41 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | June 17, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    Washington (CNN)Speaker Paul Ryan said House Republicans should not betray their conscience when it comes to backing their party's presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump. "The last thing I would do is tell anybody to do something that's contrary to their conscience. Of course I wouldn't do that," he told NBC News' Chuck Todd in an upcoming episode of "Meet the Press" airing Sunday. "Look, believe me, Chuck. I get that this is a very strange situation. He's a very unique nominee," Ryan added. "But I feel as a responsibility institutionally as the Speaker of the House that I should not...
  • A Few Thoughts On An Irritating Cuss Named Paul Ryan - Attacking Trump - Lou Dobbs' Commentary

    06/17/2016 7:54:02 PM PDT · by mbrfl · 56 replies
    A methodical, effective dismantling of Paul Ryan by Lou Dobbs.
  • Paul Ryan: Hillary Clinton's Strongest Supporter on Capitol Hill (primary is August 9th!)

    06/18/2016 6:31:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/18/16 | Jeff Crouere
    After Donald Trump clinched the GOP presidential nomination, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan was not satisfied. He spent weeks withholding his official endorsement, while preaching the need for “unity.” After meeting with Trump a number of times, Ryan gave a very lukewarm endorsement of the businessman turned politician in his hometown newspaper. In an editorial for the Janesville Gazette, Ryan wrote that Trump would be able to work with Congress to “help improve people’s lives.” Soon thereafter, Ryan was stabbing Trump in the back, doing the bidding of the liberal media and Hillary Clinton. In fact, Ryan is being...
  • Dick Morris: 'I Don't Know What's Behind Paul Ryan'

    06/18/2016 7:25:58 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 58 replies
    Newsmax ^ | June 17,2016 | Dick orris
    Author and political analyst Dick Morris told Newsmax TV Friday House Speaker Paul Ryan would not have the grounds to sue Donald Trump over his Muslim immigration ban if he becomes president. "President Trump would have the authority to do that because the admission of refugees from these countries is a unilateral U.S. presidential decision, not a congressional mandate," Morris, referring to Trump's proposal to temporarily stop Muslims from immigrating to the United States, told Steve Malzberg. "All these attacks on him for being tough on Muslim immigration and terrorism are great for him," Morris said. Morris referenced a Pew...
  • Paul Ryan: House Republicans should vote ‘conscience’ on Donald Trump

    06/17/2016 4:06:01 PM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 90 replies
    Fox 6 Now ^ | 06/17/2016 | CNN Wire Service
    WASHINGTON — Speaker Paul Ryan said House Republicans should not betray their conscience when it comes to backing their party’s presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump. “The last thing I would do is tell anybody to do something that’s contrary to their conscience. Of course I wouldn’t do that,” he told NBC News’ Chuck Todd in an upcoming episode of “Meet the Press” airing Sunday.
  • Paul Ryan: Donald Trump can help make reality of bold House policy agenda

    06/02/2016 12:53:48 PM PDT · by Stalwart · 18 replies
    gazettextra.com ^ | June 2, 2016 | Rep. Paul Ryan
    But the House policy agenda has been the main focus of our dialogue. We’ve talked about the common ground this agenda can represent. We’ve discussed how the House can be a driver of policy ideas. We’ve talked about how important these reforms are to saving our country. And we’ve talked about how, by focusing on issues that unite Republicans, we can work together to heal the fissures developed through the primary. Through these conversations, I feel confident he would help us turn the ideas in this agenda into laws to help improve people’s lives. That’s why I’ll be voting for...
  • Day after endorsement, Ryan slams Trump

    06/03/2016 12:45:25 PM PDT · by georgiegirl · 27 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | 6/3/16 | David Wright
    (CNN)Just a day after House Speaker Paul Ryan endorsed Donald Trump, he turned around and blasted the presumptive Republican nominee for attacking the judge overseeing the Trump University lawsuit.
  • Republican elites retreat to a Trump-safe space: Mitt Romney's place

    06/08/2016 4:03:37 PM PDT · by lodi90 · 114 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/8/2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    (CNN)One year ago the question hovering over Park City, Utah, was which presidential candidate could capture the hearts of Mitt Romney's friends. Less than a week later, Donald Trump said he was running for president and made them his enemy. And he beat them. Now, with Trump as the GOP nominee, those same Republican fundraisers, business titans and longtime friends of Romney are back to huddle far from Trump Tower. Attendees caution that Romney's annual summit -- The Experts and Enthusiasts, or E2, retreat -- is not an exclusive conclave for the #NeverTrump movement. Yet it is the closest thing...
  • Ryan under GOP fire for Trump remarks

    06/10/2016 7:37:13 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10 Jun 2016 | Alexander Bolton and Scott Wong
    Speaker Paul Ryan’s handling of Donald Trump is coming under criticism from Senate Republicans, many of whom prefer the way their leader, Mitch McConnell, deals with the unconventional candidate. McConnell, the Senate majority leader from Kentucky, has steadfastly declined to call Trump's criticism of a federal judge “racist,” a term that Ryan (R-Wis.) pointedly deployed. “It sets up journalists to ask, ‘Do you agree with Paul Ryan that it was racist?” said an aide to a vulnerable GOP senator Trump set off a firestorm last week by claiming that a Mexican-American federal judge handling a lawsuit against Trump University was...
  • House Speaker Ignores Mass Muslim Migration’s Connections to Radical Islamic Terrorism

    06/14/2016 6:15:05 AM PDT · by Zenjitsuman · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/14/16 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Specifically, the three questions Ryan’s office is refusing to answer are: 1.) Will Speaker Ryan immediately pull all funding for Muslim refugee resettlement in America? 2.) Does Speaker Ryan think America should allow any Muslims to continue immigrating into America after this terrorist attack? 3.) Since President Obama is still refusing to call this radical Islamic terrorism, Donald Trump is calling for the president to immediately resign from the White House. Does Speaker Ryan agree or should President Obama yet again be allowed to keep ignoring the threat and face no consequences? Ryan, of course, as Speaker has facilitated the...
  • Paul Ryan: A Muslim Ban Is "Not In Our Country's Interests"

    06/14/2016 8:09:59 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 96 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 14, 2016 | Charles Spiering
    After presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump reasserted his call for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States, House Speaker Paul Ryan signaled his dissent.
  • After Orlando, Republican Party Unity Behind Trump Grows More Elusive

    06/14/2016 7:11:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 110 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 14, 2016 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    House Speaker Paul Ryan told a room of Republican donors and elites in Park City, Utah last weekend that he endorsed Donald Trump to keep the Republican Party together. That explanation implied that if the highest ranking Republican didn't support the top of the ticket and went against the legitimate winner of the primary electoral process that the Republican Party would limp forward as a divided party with no chance of electoral success. The Speaker suggested that he put party above personal preference for the sake of unity. Just days later, party unity appears even more fragile. Since wrapping up...