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  • 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.
  • Paul Ryan’s cold embrace of Trump

    06/03/2016 4:38:51 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | June 3, 2016 | LOUIS NELSON
    If there was any doubt that Paul Ryan’s endorsement of Donald Trump was less than full-throated, he crushed it on Friday. Less than 24 hours after Ryan announced that his “not ready” had become a “ready,” the House speaker ripped into the presumptive Republican nominee, making it clear he will not be Trump’s defender in chief. Unprompted by WISN radio host Vicki McKenna, Ryan scolded Trump for his racially-based attacks against the federal judge in California overseeing a civil fraud lawsuit against Trump University. “Look, the comment about the judge the other day just was out of left field for...
  • Paul Ryan and McConnell Won’t Condemn San Jose Mob Beatings => Attack Trump Instead

    06/06/2016 1:27:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Jun 6th, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    On Thursday night Trump supporters were assaulted, spit on, beaten, cold-cocked, egged, chased, tackled and bloodied as they left the San Jose Trump rally by mobs of far left, Mexican nationalist, Socialist, SEIU and anarchist thugs. Trump supporters were left bloodied and beaten in the street. The San Jose police chief admitted he held back from interfering when the conservatives were beat down in the streets. Video released on Monday shows street thugs terrorizing and beating Hispanic Trump supporters. ... Speaker Paul Ryan has posted over 50 tweets since Friday morning. Not once did he mention the Republican beatdown. Senate...
  • Paul Ryan Calls Donald Trump’s Attack on Judge ‘Racist,’ but Backs Him Still

    06/07/2016 8:29:15 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 78 replies
    New York Times ^ | JUNE 7, 2016 | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
    WASHINGTON — Speaker Paul D. Ryan on Tuesday called Donald J. Trump’s criticism of a Hispanic-American judge “the textbook definition of a racist comment” and said he “regrets” the remark. But Mr. Ryan also reiterated his support for Mr. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, against Hillary Clinton. “I disavow these comments — I regret those comments that he made,” Mr. Ryan said after announcing a new Republican anti-poverty initiative in Anacostia, an overwhelmingly black neighborhood in Washington. “Claiming a person can’t do their job because of their race is sort of like the textbook definition of a racist comment,”...
  • Paul Ryan is playing right into Donald Trump’s master plan

    06/07/2016 11:33:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 7, 2016 | Jake Novak
    Here we go again. Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump has done it this time. His attacks on the Mexican heritage of federal Judge Gonzalo Curiel clearly show that Trump's campaign is off the rails. The proof is that even prominent Republican leaders like House Speaker Paul Ryan and former Speaker Newt Gingrich have disavowed themselves from Trump's attacks on the judge. Surely, this is the beginning of the Trump campaign's self-destruction! Not so fast my friends. Let me rewrite the opening paragraph to represent the true Trump strategy here, one I don't endorse but still recognize for what it is:...
  • Paul Ryan stresses party unity in GOP meeting

    06/08/2016 2:56:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | June 8, 2016 | Manu Raju, Deirdre Walsh and Betsy Klein,
    House Speaker Paul Ryan reiterated his support Wednesday for Donald Trump at a closed door meeting with House Republicans and asked his colleagues to unite behind the presumptive Republican nominee, according to several members who attended the session.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Paul Ryan Lies to O’Reilly: Says He Passed Bill to Pause Somali Refugee Program

    06/16/2016 6:33:00 PM PDT · by maggief · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 16, 2016 | Julia Hahn
    In a Wednesday interview with Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly, House Speaker Paul Ryan made a demonstrably false declaration about his efforts to pause the Somali refugee program. During the interview, O’Reilly criticized Ryan for failing to message on immigration controls and asked Ryan specifically about the Somali refugee crisis in Minnesota. O’Reilly: “We have a Somali problem up in Minneapolis-St. Paul. [We] have a problem there and those are refugees from Somalia. And if, God forbid, some refugee comes in and blows people up, it’s going to be grisly.” Ryan replied by explaining that he passed a bill to pause...
  • The difference between them and us is glaring and “They” still don’t get it

    06/15/2016 8:46:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/15/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The news that an Iowa Republican State Senator has dropped out of the Republican Party is indeed significant. I, like many others across the country, have done the same thing. The “bold” move by Senator David Johnson whose district is described as “heavily Republican” came as what I initially thought might be good news, “Finally they are beginning to understand our frustration with them and responding accordingly,” I thought; but I was wrong. I had hoped that Johnson left the Republican Party because of Paul Ryan’s childish grandstanding or his lies about ending Obamacare. “Maybe Ryan’s insistence upon helping Barack...
  • Paul Ryan's "flexibility" (aka "betrayal") on gun control compromise

    06/16/2016 12:24:50 PM PDT · by Javeth · 43 replies
    Ammoland ^ | October 23, 2015 | Tim Macy
    As I warned you in a previous alert, Rep. Paul Ryan is pro-amnesty (giving the franchise to millions of anti-gun voters), and he has a record of compromising gun rights. For example, Ryan voted for the Thompson-King amendment last year — an anti-gun amendment that would add an additional $19.5 million to pay states to turn in more names to the federal gun-ban (NICS) list. More names into the NICS system? You mean like adding more law-abiding veterans and senior citizens? These Americans have done nothing wrong, other than choosing to live in a country that wants to strip them...
  • Hey, Paul Ryan, SHUT THE (BLEEP) UP!

    06/17/2016 8:56:04 AM PDT · by orchestra · 14 replies
    TruthFeed ^ | 6/16/2016 | Amy Moreno
    The Speaker of The House is a One-man SuperPac for Hillary Clinton Every time we turn around, nincompoop Paul Ryan is attacking our party’s front-runner, Donald Trump. The people’s choice. And I’m pretty damn sick of it. I’m sick of his elitist attitude. He’s “Smug Mittens” without the baller cash.
  • Paul Ryan challenger stays on ballot

    06/11/2016 7:45:36 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 61 replies
    MADISON — The state elections agency on Friday unanimously allowed a Republican challenger to House Speaker Paul Ryan to stay on the ballot for the August primary election. The Government Accountability Board met Friday to consider the challenge to Paul Nehlen along with challenges targeting nine other candidates across the state. Nehlen’s nomination papers were challenged by a conservative activist who said Nehlen should not be allowed on the Aug. 9 primary ballot for the 1st Congressional District race because he listed an incorrect address on his filing papers. The 1st District includes Racine County. Orville Seymer argued the longshot...
  • Supreme Court rules Puerto Rico can't restructure debt

    06/13/2016 9:54:44 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 6/13/16 | Lydia Wheeler
    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Puerto Rico can't restructure the debts of its public utilities to avoid a financial crisis, closing off one of the island's last remaining options for avoiding default without help from Congress. In a 5-2 ruling, the justices said that although the government and people of Puerto Rico should not have to wait for possible congressional action to avert a financial crisis, the Constitution does not allow them to rewrite a statute that Congress enacted in 1984. While states can allow municipalities to seek such debt relief, the lower court said, Congress had not given...
  • Paul Ryan’s Primary Challenger: ‘I Don’t Care About Puerto Rico’

    06/12/2016 6:32:01 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/9/16 | JulieGrace Brufke
    House Speaker Paul Ryan’s primary opponent Paul Nehlen said the Puerto Rico debt crisis should not be a top priority for the representative of Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district in an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation. “I don’t care about Puerto Rico,” Nehlen told TheDCNF. “I care about people in this country dying from heroin.” The businessman said the island, which faces a $70 billion debt burden and recently defaulted on a major loan payment, should be responsible for fixing its fiscal predicament, and slammed Ryan for supporting a bill Nehlen sees as a massive taxpayer bailout. “The...
  • University of Wisconsin students to undergo mandatory ‘cultural competency training’

    06/14/2016 6:22:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    EAGNews.org ^ | June 14, 2016 | Steve Gunn
    Is the University of Wisconsin-Madison running the risk of having minority students viewed as being coddled and overprotected from “seemingly minor or unintentional” slights? gotprivilegeIs it creating an environment where the slightest statement or action could provoke a finger-pointing witch hunt for students who are accused of insensitivity? Is it encouraging minority students to become hyper-sensitive to the point where people of different skin colors are afraid to associate openly and freely, without having their speech constantly monitored for words that might upset someone? The university has announced that it will require about 1,000 incoming students to participate in “cultural...
  • 'Muslims are our partners': Paul Ryan wallops Trump a day after terror speech...

    06/14/2016 11:54:38 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 152 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 14, 2016 | David Martosko
    House Speaker Paul Ryan drove another wedge between himself and Donald Trump on Tuesday with a stinging rebuke of his party's presumptive presidential nominee's proposed pause on non-citizen Muslim immigration – saying 'Muslims are our partners' in the war on terror. 'I do not think a Muslim ban is in our country's interest,' Ryan said during a press conference at the Republican National Committee's Capitol Hill headquarters. 'I do not think it is reflective of our principles – not just as a party, but as a country,' he said. 'And I think the smarter way to go in all respects...