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  • Wife of DEA employee killed in drive-by shooting on Wisconsin highway by gunman......

    05/04/2016 6:14:05 AM PDT · by Larry381 · 15 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 3:48 PM | DAVID BOROFF
    The wife of a DEA employee died two days after being shot in an apparently random drive-by shooting while she and her family were driving home to Illinois from Wisconsin Dells. Authorities believe the suspect had killed someone else just hours earlier in Milwaukee. Tracy Czaczkowski, 44, was heading home with her husband and children on a Wisconsin highway Sunday when she was shot in the neck by 20-year-old Zachary Hays, who was driving a Chevrolet Blazer. The gunman fired three shots as the Czaczkowski family passed by, hitting Tracy Czaczkowski once. The Czaczkowskis had just spent time in Wisconsin...
  • Winning the Culture War with Switchblade Knives

    05/02/2016 4:25:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 41 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 28 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    You are winning the culture war when the other side accepts your premises.  In the 1950’s, legislatures across the country succumbed to the latest trendy weapons ban.  Switchblade knives.  The trend went so far as to pass a federal ban on the importation and interstate sale of of switchblades, because, at the time, it was widely understood the Constitution forbade the federal government from actually regulating the sale of an item inside of state boundaries.  Seven states, including Arizona, did not enact a switchblade ban.The ban never had any facts or logic to back it up.  It was entirely...
  • Disease-Carrying Ticks Already Out and Active in Minnesota

    04/30/2016 9:06:39 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 30 replies
    This mild, short winter means most of Minnesota's tick population survived. Even though it's only early March, the disease-carry blacklegged ticks, also known as deer ticks, are already out and active. "We know they can be active when the temperatures are in the mid -to upper-30s, so that could be today," University of Minnesota Entomologist Jeff Hahn said. "They are out there, and we have already seen them looking for hosts," he said. Blacklegged ticks are becoming more of a problem here in the Twin Cities metro. As a result, the number of reported cases of Lyme disease are on...
  • A Rare Blood Infection Is Killing People in Wisconsin and Michigan

    04/30/2016 9:02:35 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 28 replies
    A rare blood infection is claiming lives, and the CDC can't pinpoint the source. The infection, caused by the Elizabethkingia anophelis bacteria, has killed 17 people in Wisconsin since November and just claimed a life in Michigan, the Detroit News reports. Elizabethkingia is often found in water and soil, but – until now – has seldom caused infections. So far, 54 Wisconsin residents have contracted the infection, CNN reports. "We don't see 48 of the identical organism causing an outbreak like this very often," Michael Bell, deputy director for the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease...
  • Survey finds addressing gun violence key issue in minority communities

    04/30/2016 3:59:52 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 22 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 30 apr 2016 | Ashley Luthern
    A survey of African-American and Latino communities found most believe addressing gun violence can lead to improved police-community relations and reduced rates of incarceration, according to a new report. The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, the Urban Institute and the Joyce Foundation commissioned the study, which was based on a national survey of 1,200 African-American and Latino likely voters and four focus groups in Atlanta and Milwaukee. "I think people are coming to grips that we can't address these issues in isolation," said Reggie Moore, director of Milwaukee's Office of Violence Prevention. He also referenced the survey's finding...
  • Graham rips Trump's 'nonsensical' foreign policy speech

    04/27/2016 8:17:17 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 83 replies
    http://www.politico.com/ ^ | Brianna Gurciullo
    Sen. Lindsey Graham tore into Donald Trump’s speech on foreign policy, calling it “unnerving,” “pathetic” and “scary.” The South Carolina Republican former presidential candidate told WABC Radio on Wednesday that the speech was “nonsensical” and showed that Trump “has no understanding of the world and the role we play.” “This speech was unnerving. It was pathetic in its content, and it was scary in terms of its construct. If you had any doubt that Donald Trump is not fit to be commander in chief, this speech should’ve removed it,” Graham said. “It took every problem and fear I have with...
  • GOP elites are now resigned to Donald Trump as their nominee

    04/29/2016 5:55:17 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 33 replies
    WaPo ^ | Philip Rucker
    Throughout the Republican Party, from New Hampshire to Florida to California, many leaders, operatives, donors and activists arrived this week at the conclusion they had been hoping to thwart or at least delay: Donald Trump will be their presidential nominee. An aura of inevitability is now forming around the controversial mogul. Trump smothered his opponents in six straight primaries in the Northeast and vacuumed up more delegates than even the most generous predictions foresaw. He is gaining high-profile ­endorsements by the day — a legendary Indiana basketball coach Wednesday, two House committee chairmen Thursday. And his ­rivals, Sen. Ted Cruz...
  • Students demand UW raise sports ticket prices to fund diversity efforts

    04/27/2016 3:49:43 PM PDT · by detective · 58 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Apr 26, 2016 | Anthony Gockowski
    University of Wisconsin Madison students demanded more funding for diversity initiatives at an open forum Monday night, even though the administration has already succumbed to many of their previous demands. One student at the forum, according to the Wisconsin State Journal, suggested that the university raise ticket prices for athletic events in order to help fund opportunities for disadvantaged students.
  • Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Endorses Paul Ryan Challenger Paul Nehlen

    04/26/2016 2:58:27 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/26/16
    Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund has endorsed Speaker Paul Ryan’s primary challenger businessman Paul Nehlen for the Republican nomination of Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district. “[I]t is only after careful consideration, a thorough review of the incumbent’s record, much discussion with our grassroots activists, and a careful vetting of the challenger that we can announce our endorsement of Paul Nehlen for the GOP nomination for Congress in Wisconsin’s 1st district,” Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin said in a statement. Martin said the decision to endorse Nehlen over Ryan was “not easy, nor something we take lightly” but...
  • Exclusive — Rep. Ron DeSantis: Paul Ryan’s GOP Leadership Team Fears Beltway Media

    04/26/2016 1:42:03 PM PDT · by detective · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Apr 2016 | Dustin Stockton
    Truncated title. Full title: Exclusive — Rep. Ron DeSantis: Paul Ryan’s GOP Leadership Team Fears Beltway Media, Isn’t Holding IRS Accountable Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), a conservative running for the GOP nomination to replace Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) in the U.S. Senate in November, called out his own party’s leadership for its failure to hold the IRS accountable, years after the agency refused to comply with congressional investigations into its targeting of conservative groups. DeSantis is part of a small group of conservatives in the House pushing to impeach IRS commissioner John Koskinen. He tells Breitbart News that House Speaker...
  • Paul Ryan: 'We Don't Have' Votes to Pass a Budget(to the Democrats' liking)

    04/23/2016 6:05:19 AM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 27 replies
    newsmax ^ | 4/22/16 | c burke
    House Speaker Paul Ryan is on the verge of failing to pass a budget, a setback reportedly highlighting the same internal GOP divisions that bedeviled his predecessor. "You need the votes to pass a budget," the Wisconsin Republican told reporters Thursday, Politico reports. "We don’t have them right now." According to CNN, Ryan doesn't need a budget since the two-year fiscal deal Ohio GOP Rep. John Boehner negotiated before stepping down as House Speaker last year set overall federal spending level for the next fiscal year. "But the budget drama is a big political black eye for Ryan and his...
  • Paul Ryan: I'm no John Boehner (Say he is more inclusive)

    04/21/2016 3:38:52 PM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 17 replies
    cnn ^ | 4/21/16 | Deirdre Walsh and Manu Raju, CNN
    Paul Ryan wants everyone to know he's no John Boehner. "I think I do it better," the House speaker told CNN during an interview this week, adding that his leadership style is different than his predecessor, whose resignation last year shocked Washington. "Not to knock John, but I spend more time with all of our members on a continual basis." Ryan, the GOP's vice presidential nominee in 2012, has won over conservatives by trying to showcase a more inclusive leadership style than Boehner. But he's still beset by the same internal divisions that led to Boehner's ouster -- as his...
  • Paul Ryan: ‘We Won’t Have a Government Shutdown’(taking everything off the table)

    04/21/2016 10:09:30 AM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/21/16 | J poor
    In a portion of an interview with Manu Raju that aired on CNN’s “New Day” on Thursday, Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)56% discussed his tenure as House Speaker and what he’s doing, including how he is handling the job differently from his predecessor John Boehner. But also, he vowed there would be no government shutdown. “I think I would do it better,” Ryan said. “Not to knock John, but I spend more time with all of our members on a continual basis. And so, because I was a person that wasn’t looking for this job, what I’m...
  • Ryan: Trump 'comfortable' with my vision for GOP

    04/27/2016 6:28:29 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/27/16 | Nick Gass
    "So I feel like we will be to be able to unify Republicans and conservatives to offer the country this fall a very clear and compelling choice so that the people of this nation get to decide where we go as a country," Ryan said. Asked whether Trump told him in his phone call with the candidate that he was comfortable with that vision for the party, Ryan affirmed. "Yeah, I said here is what we're doing, here's where we're going, here's why we're doing it. we decided this last year before the presidential election got even started," he concluded....
  • CNBC: Cruz will make major announcement at 4PM

    04/27/2016 6:58:49 AM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 460 replies
    CNBC: Cruz will make major announcement at 4PM
  • For two moms, different paths — and experiences — led to concealed-carry permits

    04/27/2016 6:10:33 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 5 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 27 apr 2016 | Ashley Luthern
    Shamara Austin felt violated when she and her two sons, one just a few months old, came home six years ago to find their condo on Milwaukee's northwest side had been burglarized. Someone broke in through the sliding glass patio door and ransacked the unit, flipping over mattresses, stealing televisions and a video game system. The burglary shook her up and terrified her 7-year-old son, who began having nightmares. Austin had always been afraid of guns, and had no direct experience with them — other than hearing about people hurt or killed in shootings. For the first time in her...
  • Ryan: GOP can’t be seen as ‘opposition party’

    04/26/2016 9:43:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    AP via PBS Newshour ^ | April 26, 2016 at 9:28 AM EDT
    House Speaker Paul Ryan concedes the “five-point” Republican legislative agenda he’s pursuing in Congress could be construed as competing with policy points the GOP presidential candidates are pushing in the primary season. But he argues that the party shouldn’t wait until its nominating convention in July to tell the public its priorities, including lowering the national debt, strengthening the military and easing government regulation of business. […] … Ryan adds that the GOP needs “a transition from being an opposition party to being a proposition party.” …
  • Paul Ryan's Biggest Test Yet: Saving Puerto Rico From Congress

    04/25/2016 9:09:11 AM PDT · by yoe · 29 replies
    Daily Read List ^ | April 25, 2016 | Billy House
    Puerto Rico’s complex debt crisis is shaping up as the first true test of Paul Ryan’s six-month old speakership.[snip] The high stakes explain why Ryan’s office has been involved -- often behind the scenes -- from the start. It could also ultimately find him having to strong-arm or bypass fellow conservatives, a move that would also break his promise for a new, bottom-up approach to running the House. Either way, time is running short. Congress is already blowing through a May 1 debt repayment deadline and Ryan needs to get something through both chambers before July 1 to avoid a...
  • 2 hurt in Wisconsin prom shooting; deceased gunman identified

    04/24/2016 12:00:45 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 30 replies
    An 18-year-old gunman opened fire outside of a high school prom in northern Wisconsin, wounding two students before a police officer who was in the parking lot fatally shot him, authorities said Sunday. The attack happened late Saturday outside the Antigo High School prom, said Eric Roller, the chief of police in Antigo, a community of about 8,000 people roughly 150 miles north of Milwaukee.
  • Why Six Swing-State GOP Senators Are in Trouble – And How They Can Survive

    04/24/2016 7:02:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/23/2016 | By Gerald F. Seib
    In a complicated political season, nobody has more complications to worry about than the half-dozen Republican senators seeking re-election in tight, swing-state contests. Those senators–hailing from Illinois, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and North Carolina—are being buffeted by big forces largely out of their control as they try to hang onto their seats. Their fate will determine whether Republicans keep control of the Senate, where they currently have a 54-46 advantage. The predicament of these GOP senators comes into clearer focus in the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, completed just last week, which helps crystallize three big complications they...
  • Passage of new law flips switch on automatic knife sales

    04/24/2016 4:34:46 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 22 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | Bruce Vielmetti
    At Swords & Dreams Reptile Rescue in West Allis, owner Tom McNeil sells lots of knives of nearly every size and description. Until this year, though, his line did not include switchblades, "out the fronts" or butterfly knives, all long considered contraband on Wisconsin streets. His customers kept telling him they would be legal soon, McNeil recalled. "But I've been hearing that for 20 years." This time, it's true. In February, Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill that repealed the state's ban on automatic knives and pre-empted all local government efforts to regulate knives by blade length or other characteristics.
  • Bipartisan Push on to Oppose 9/11 Bill

    04/22/2016 9:47:40 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 9 replies
    RollCall.com ^ | 19 April 2016 | John T. Bennett
    A Senate bill that would allow families of those killed in the 9/11 attacks to sue the Saudi government has achieved a rare Washington distinction, by uniting the Obama administration and some of its fiercest GOP critics. President Barack Obama and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., are rallying to kill the bipartisan plan that would make it possible for American citizens to sue foreign governments believed to be linked to terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., said the plan should be reviewed through regular order before decisions are made about advancing the measure. White House Press...
  • Walker’s Union Reforms Have Helped, Not Hurt, Wisconsinites

    04/22/2016 5:47:15 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | April 22, 2016 | CJ Szafir
    Wisconsin’s recent primary election gave Democrats another opportunity to take political shots at Governor Scott Walker’s 2011 signature collective-bargaining reform law, Act 10. Curbing the power of the public-sector unions had damaged the state, according to Senator Bernie Sanders. Not to be outdone, Hillary Clinton declared that weakening collective bargaining was “making it more difficult for families.” This “analysis” of Walker’s reforms might play well at a political rally, but it ignores the evidence on the ground from the last five years. It all began on February 11, 2011, when Governor Walker declared that the state was broke. Years of...
  • Trump 'chalking' prompts hand-wringing at Wisconsin campus

    04/21/2016 3:59:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 21, 2016
    The Donald Trump campus chalking conspiracy continues. The University of Wisconsin Lacrosse is the latest campus where messages touting the polarizing developer's presidential bid were taken as "micro-aggressions" by college students apparently seeking shelter from disparate political beliefs. "All Lives Matter," "Build the wall" and "Stop Illegal Immigration" were among the messages inscribed in chalk around the grounds earlier this month, prompting the school to send its "Hate Response Team" to investigate, according to EAGnews.org. The investigative group even posted a message on its Facebook page to quell the worries of the student body. "While we respect peoples’ right to...
  • Paul Ryan's House of woes

    04/20/2016 2:34:09 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    politico.com ^ | 4/20/16 | John Bresnehan
    Paul Ryan has had a tough couple of months. The House GOP’s response to Puerto Rico’s debt crisis is stuck, with a big May 1 deadline looming. The leadership’s 2017 budget plan is stalled. And legislation to overhaul the Federal Aviation Administration hasn’t left the runway. With all the attention showered on Ryan’s non-interest in running for president, it’s easy to overlook the new speaker’s troubles running the House these days. Almost six months into the job, Ryan and his top lieutenants face questions about whether the Wisconsin Republican’s tenure atop the House is any more effective than that of...
  • Backlash grows over Obama’s Iran concession

    04/20/2016 2:49:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 20, 2016 at 9:00 AM | Jennifer Rubin
    The Obama administration’s hint that it was considering allowing Iran to access directly or indirectly U.S. dollars drew furious, negative reaction from both sides of the aisle. On Monday, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) denounced the effort and called for the administration to reaffirm definitively its explicit promise that barriers to Iran’s accessing dollars would remain in place. “Our concern is that there are at least four workarounds to provide Iran with access to the dollar, including dollar-denominated transactions, dollar-clearing, dollar-based conversions, and dollar-related foreign currency transactions,” he said. “Here’s the bottom line: The administration should definitively rule out any potential...
  • Walker: I'll support Trump if he's the GOP nominee

    04/20/2016 10:18:20 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 57 replies
    POLITICO ^ | April 20, 2016 | Nick Gass
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker now vows to support whoever the Republican Party puts forward as its nominee at July's convention in Cleveland, even if that person is Donald Trump. "I will support the Republican running against (Democratic front-runner) Hillary Clinton in the fall -- whoever that is," Walker told reporters Wednesday, according to a report from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
  • Exclusive Video: Ryan Challenger Paul Nehlen is FED UP with the Speaker(6min Intro/Article)

    04/20/2016 6:46:36 AM PDT · by DumpRyanCallToAction · 7 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 4/20/16 | Nate Madden
    Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) primary challenger is bringing in heavy equipment to unseat the Speaker of the House in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District.
  • Michelle Malkin endorses Paul Ryan’s challenger, will host May fundraiser in Kenosha

    04/18/2016 11:34:28 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    wispolitics.com ^ | 4/18/16 | Kirsten Lombard
    The Volunteers for Nehlen Committee announced Monday that conservative dynamo Michelle Malkin has endorsed Paul Nehlen, who is running against Paul Ryan in the Republican primary race unfolding in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District. Malkin is a force in publishing, on television, and in the conservative blogosphere. She is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Culture of Corruptionand many other books, most recently Sold Out with John Miano. In May, Malkin will also travel to Wisconsin to headline a major fundraising event for Nehlen. The fundraiser will be held in Kenosha, where the Nehlen campaign bases its headquarters. “I...
  • Reince Priebus Blasted for 'Major Breach of Trust' by Top RNC Officials

    04/18/2016 5:44:09 AM PDT · by LNV · 92 replies
    The Washington TImes ^ | 4/16/2016 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    "Reince Priebus' former loyalists say they have reluctantly concluded that forces at the RNC will stop at virtually nothing to keep the door open to the nomination of Ohio Gov. John Kasich at the July convention – or, as some skeptics fear, some “white knight” who moderates claim will have broader voter appeal this fall than either Donald Trump or Ted Cruz, the two top-delegate winners, have shown in most polls so far."
  • Ted Cruz on Your World with Neil Cavuto (9/21/2015)

    09/21/2015 2:39:22 PM PDT · by Isara · 25 replies
    Ted Cruz ^ | September 21, 2015
    He talked about Dr. Carson's "no Islam president," Obama's pro-Islam policies, Trump's tax hike and Scott Walker's drop-out. Watch the video.
  • Republican leaders consider rewriting convention rules

    04/15/2016 4:55:24 AM PDT · by McGruff · 192 replies
    POLITICO ^ | April 15, 2016 | ALEX ISENSTADT and SHANE GOLDMACHER
    The Republican National Committee is expected to debate a proposal next week that would dramatically shift the balance of power at this summer’s convention — and impose a new rulebook for selecting the party's nominee. The proposal, which will top the agenda during a meeting of the Rules panel at the RNC’s annual spring meeting in Hollywood Beach, Fla., would fundamentally alter how the convention is conducted, further empowering the delegates to determine the course of the proceedings. It amounts to not just a changing of the rules but of the rulebook itself, with far-reaching implications, potentially impacting whether party...
  • WI: New Turkey Technique Yields Dynamic Results and Trophy Turkey

    04/15/2016 4:54:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    My brother, who is a superb hunter, tried out a new turkey technique this morning.  I got his call at 8:30.Turkey populations in Wisconsin have boomed in the last 15 years.  There were none in the state when I was growing up in the 60’s.   When I was taking care of my mother, I saw a flock of two dozen of them wander about the house.  The property borders the St Croix/Namekagon wild river national park.  I recall reading articles about how hard wild turkeys were to hunt, but my brother has had excellent success. This year he decided...
  • Paul Ryan says he can see why Trump's comments rattle Middle Eastern allies

    04/14/2016 1:35:50 PM PDT · by Innovative · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Apr. 14, 2016 | Donna Cassata, Associated Press
    House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday the whole world is watching American politics and that he can understand how Middle East allies would be rattled by Republican front-runner Donald Trump's provocative comments. The Wisconsin Republican, who recently led a congressional delegation to the Middle East, dismissed the notion that a war-weary United States could retreat, as reflected by Trump's demand that allies pay more or else America will step back. Ryan, who has been compelled to tamp down speculation that he could be the GOP's eventual presidential nominee, said that approach is unrealistic. Ryan expounded on his tacit criticism of...
  • Wisconsin and The Heidi Moment

    04/14/2016 10:18:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 122 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2016 | Robert Charles
    So, every pundit east of Wisconsin is talking New York and delegate math. Trump is still grousing about gestapo-land, already taking a victory lap in his Democrat-dominated Empire State. But does it really all matter? Has something happened with the other top candidate? Yes, Cruz is sharp, expert at the delegate process, but there is something more. Did he actually get lift off a week ago, and the moment passed so fast media missed it? I think so. I think we got break out by the guy long known as a talented Supreme Court litigator turned politician. Something has changed....
  • Scarborough: Cruz 'Even Worse Than Trump' for Republican Senate Candidates

    04/14/2016 8:09:42 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The Coming Cruz Senate Apocalypse? That's Joe Scarborough's baleful prophesy, should the senator from Texas snatch the Republican presidential nomination. On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough asserted that "Ted Cruz is the worst-case scenario for [GOP] Senate candidates, even worse than Donald Trump." So bad, in fact, that Joe agreed with Mike Barnicle that Cruz as nominee = Chuck Schumer as Senate Majority Leader. In making his case against Cruz, Joe said "there's a reason why in 2008 there was not a single Republican representing anybody in all of New England in Congress." Kind of strange tarring Ted for the absence...
  • Wisconsin girls soccer team targeted by Trump wall chants walks off (causes them hurtin' pain)

    04/12/2016 6:03:15 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 98 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | April 12, 2016 | Roger Gonzalez
    A girls high school soccer team in Wisconsin walked off the field after they were the target of Donald Trump chants from people on the sideline, according to WISC-TV. It was the Beloit Memorial girls varsity soccer team, which took on Elkhorn Area High last Thusday. Reportedly there were kids on the side of the field yelling "Donald Trump, build that wall," toward Hispanic and African American players.
  • Paul Ryan Rules Out Run for President

    04/12/2016 2:33:47 PM PDT · by NRx · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | 04-12-2016 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    WASHINGTON — After a month of speculation and pleas ranging from the comic to the mildly desperate, Speaker Paul D. Ryan held an unusually formal news conference Tuesday afternoon to rule out once and for all, he said, his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president. “Let me be clear,” Mr. Ryan said. “I do not want nor will I accept the nomination of our party.” He added that he had a message for convention delegates: “If no candidate has the majority on the first ballot, I believe you should only turn to a person who has participated in the...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Paul Ryan to Attend Secret Donor Meeting Next Week in Manhattan

    04/12/2016 1:58:13 PM PDT · by Innovative · 14 replies
    The Observer ^ | Apr. 11, 2016 | Ken Kurson
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has spent a lot of time denying any interest in the presidency. Last week, when his office put out a 43-second video, the Drudge Report tweeted an all-caps siren reading “Paul Ryan launches first campaign ad?” Despite the video so resembling a campaign ad that even NPR’s Steve Inskeep joked this morning that he got choked up by the swelling music, Mr. Ryan’s people have aggressively swatted down speculation that the Congressman and unsuccessful 2012 vice presidential candidate was indeed waiting in the wings to be drafted should a consensus not be reached on any...
  • Paul Ryan: I do not want, nor will I accept GOP nomination

    04/12/2016 12:31:41 PM PDT · by maggief · 77 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 12, 2016 | Everett Rosenfeld
    House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday that he would absolutely not be drafted as a presidential candidate. As businessman Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Ohio Gov. John Kasich vie to win the GOP's nomination, many pundits had speculated that Ryan could have entered the fray during a brokered Republican National Convention in July. "I do not want, nor will I accept the nomination," Ryan said. "Period. End of story."
  • Paul Ryan to formally rule out White House bid

    04/12/2016 9:13:29 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 37 replies
    politico ^ | April 12. 2016 | Jake Sherman
    House Speaker Paul Ryan will hold a news conference Tuesday afternoon to again definitively rule out a White House bid this year, according to an aide. Ryan will appear at the Republican National Committee's headquarters on Capitol Hill Tuesday at 3:15 p.m.
  • Meet the Rules Committee: 112 people who may decide the Republican nominee

    04/12/2016 7:03:20 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/12/2016 | Tom LoBianco
    The Republican National Convention Rules Committee is the most powerful group you've never heard of -- it will set the rules of the convention and could potentially keep John Kasich off the ballot, open the battle to House Speaker Paul Ryan or create a dozen other different scenarios that decide the result. Its power is only limited by the political constraints of Republican Party leaders worried about the long-term effects of Donald Trump winning or losing the nomination. "He who writes the rules, rules -- as the old saying goes," said Gary Emineth, former chairman of the North Dakota Republican...
  • Ryan Gains Primary Challenger(Make or Break Aug 9 Primary)

    04/11/2016 8:39:06 AM PDT · by Be Careful · 12 replies
    Walworth County Gazette ^ | April 7, 2016 | Dan Plutchak
    “It really comes down to three priorities,” Nehlen said in an interview with ConservativeReview.com. “Reclaiming the seat for Wisconsin's 1st district and 'we the people,' stopping Paul Ryan's cronyism and corruption and securing the border while enforcing existing immigration law.”
  • Wisconsin school district to discipline students for 'Trump' taunts

    04/11/2016 5:11:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/11/16 | Brendan O'Brien
    A Wisconsin school district said on Monday it would discipline several students who taunted an opposing team's fans and minority players with chants of "Trump, build a wall" and "Trump" during a high school soccer game. The incident occurred on Thursday during a girls' varsity soccer game between Elkhorn Area High School and Beloit Memorial in southeastern Wisconsin, said Jason Tadlock, the administrator of the Elkhorn Area School District, in a statement posted on the district's Facebook page. During the game, three elementary school students who were sitting near Beloit fans said: "Trump, build a wall," and two high school...
  • The Paid DC Shills Continue – Erick Erickson Now Attacks Paul Ryan Primary Opponent…

    04/08/2016 3:37:12 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 4/7/16 | Sundance
    It’s predictable; it’s transparent (if you dig into it); and yet it remains as one of the most undiscussed aspects to the current political climate: Multi-media political pundits, including big name National Radio Talk Show Hosts, being paid by DC operatives, Super-PACs, and Campaigns to protect the establishment figures. (see here) They hide, at least they try to, behind layers of constructed LLC’s intended to protect them from sunlight. They also rely upon delays in legally required reporting timeframes to carry out their goals and avoid discovery until after they have been successful in their efforts.
  • The Paid DC Shills Continue – Erick Erickson Now Attacks Paul Ryan Primary Opponent…

    04/07/2016 7:25:14 PM PDT · by BAW · 42 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 4-07-2016 | Sundance
    It’s predictable; it’s transparent (if you dig into it); and yet it remains as one of the most undiscussed aspects to the current political climate: Multi-media political pundits, including big name National Radio Talk Show Hosts, being paid by DC operatives, Super-PACs, and Campaigns to protect the establishment figures. They hide, at least they try to, behind layers of constructed LLC’s intended to protect them from sunlight. They also rely upon delays in legally required reporting timeframes to carry out their goals and avoid discovery until after they have been successful in their efforts. Another example surfaces today. Erick Erickson’s...
  • Paul Ryan, a Mirage Candidate, Wages a Parallel Campaign

    04/10/2016 8:49:28 PM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 10, 2016 | By JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    As the Republican candidates for the White House battled in Wisconsin last week, Speaker Paul D. Ryan was conspicuously absent from his home state — but he was very much on the political stage. He visited Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel, where he also met with local reporters and made several statements affirming the United States’ commitment there, before heading to other Middle Eastern nations and Germany to discuss security and intelligence issues.
  • Paul Ryan’s Open Borders Push With Luis Gutierrez Exposed in 2013 Video

    04/10/2016 12:40:03 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/17/15 | Julia Hahn
    Rep. Luis Gutierrez’s endorsement of Rep. Paul Ryan for Speaker of the House has drawn new attention to Ryan’s two-decade history of pushing for open borders immigration policies. A previously little noticed 2013 video of Ryan and Gutierrez stumping for Sen. Marco Rubio's amnesty bill—in which the two make a candid pitch for unlimited immigration—shows just how far Ryan is willing to go to push for open borders policies. In the wide-ranging 53 minute video, which took place in Chicago, both Gutierrez and Ryan outline their shared plan for adopting open borders: that is, a national policy of allowing companies...
  • Manipulating The Electorate – Facing Primary Challenge, Ryan Decides to Challenge Executive Amnesty

    04/10/2016 12:34:27 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 4/9/16 | Sundance
    First, let’s be brutally honest – This latest manipulation by Ryan is nothing but pure Machiavellian political maneuvering by the professional republican party in an effort to keep the unwashed masses from recognizing intentional usurpation. This is professional political ‘gaslighting‘ folks, and it is beyond infuriating:
  • Wisconsin just handed Paul Ryan a path to the White House

    04/10/2016 3:58:53 AM PDT · by kevcol · 96 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | April 9, 2016 | Brian H. Potts
    What Kasich doesn't like to talk about, however, is that after the first few rounds of voting, the delegates are free to vote for whomever they want. Ryan's failure to participate in the primary won't matter. . . .Of course, Ryan has said he doesn't want to run for president. At least not right now. But his modus operandi has been to say he doesn't want something and then end up with it anyway. . . . So why not go with Kasich over Ryan at the convention? Because I'm not convinced Kasich can win if Trump runs as an...