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  • Who Will Replace John Boehner? 5 Potential Republican Successors

    09/25/2015 1:04:20 PM PDT · by 1010RD · 165 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 9/25/15 | Christopher Harress
    Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced Friday he will resign from Congress -- his seat as well as his speakership -- at the end of October after more than 20 years on Capitol Hill. The resignation will likely see a throng of Republicans vie to replace Boehner, who in recent months has faced pressure to step down over internal GOP fighting on issues such as funding for disease research, an education bill and the possible renewal of the Export-Import Bank. Below is a list of the members most likely to replace him. 1. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.: McCarthy has...
  • Ryan,McCarthy Call for End to Move to Oust Boehner (Let's get rid of these two while we are at it)

    09/17/2015 10:44:04 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 15 replies
    newsmax ^ | 9/17/15 | c burke
    The No. 2 House Republican and the chairman of the powerful Ways and Means committee are putting the hex on any conservative coup to topple House Speaker John Boehner – and calling for an end to palace-like "intrigue" and GOP infighting. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Ways and Means head Paul Ryan – "the only two viable potential replacements" for the embattled Ohio Republican, now in his third term as House Speaker, Politico reports – say they'll oppose any effort to oust him. You Decide Who Won the Debate! Vote Here Home | Newsfront Tags: ryan | mccarthy |...
  • Nearly All House Republicans, Two Dozen Dems Vote Against Iran Deal Approval

    09/11/2015 11:49:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies ^ | September 11, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    In a vote of 269-162, the House of Representatives rejected the approval of the White House’s nuclear agreement with Iran. Every Republican except one voted against it, while they managed to get 25 Democrats on board as well. House votes 269-162 with one Present against approving the Iran nuclear deal— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) September 11, 2015 Today's vote may prove to be just a temporary setback for the Obama administration. Thursday night, the Senate voted to reject a GOP-led disapproval resolution. Even if it had passed, the president has enough votes to use his veto power. Several House members have...
  • House passes short-term highway fix; Congress’ plans still in flux before July 31 deadline

    07/16/2015 8:30:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 15, 2015 | Tom Howell, Jr.
    The House approved $8 billion in highway funding Wednesday to keep projects moving past a July 31 deadline and buy enough time to negotiate the long-term bill lawmakers really want. But the measure is now on a collision course with the Senate, where Republicans sketched out a more ambitious bill that would pump tens of billions of dollars in new funding in coming years. House GOP leaders said they would eventually like a six-year bill. But for now, they asked members to swallow hard and support a five-month extension through Dec. 18, saying negotiations on the bigger bill could take...
  • Eager Scott Walker Ready for Presidential Race

    07/13/2015 7:17:16 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 42 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 7-13-15 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Sub head: Running as 'a fighter who can win' and implement 'commonsense conservative reforms.'Scott Walker isn’t big on self-reflection. He spent much of Sunday on a this-is-your-life tour of southeastern Wisconsin with an ABC News production team and World News Tonight anchor David Muir. Late in the afternoon, he signed the biennial budget for the state of Wisconsin, a final item on the to-do list he compiled last winter as he began exploring a bid for the presidency. Today, Walker will formally announce his candidacy for the White House. It’s pretty heady stuff, but Walker, who grew up the son...
  • A Uniter and A Fighter: Bush and Walker Videos Illustrate Appeals

    07/07/2015 12:17:26 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 7, 2015 | Reid J. Epstein
    To see how Jeb Bush and Scott Walker are approaching the 2016 presidential campaign, listen to the background music in the web videos their respective campaigns released Tuesday. The soundtrack to Mr. Bush’s video is a series of simple piano scales, from low to high notes, representing the sort of happy-warrior optimism from a candidate who said he’d only seek the White House if he could do so “joyfully.” Mr. Bush narrates the video from footage acquired at his various campaign events. For Mr. Walker’s video – a setup to his planned campaign launch next Monday – the foreboding orchestral...
  • Paul Ryan’s Thin Gruel?

    07/06/2015 6:21:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | July 5, 2015 | Brian Birdnow
    Last week, Wisconsin Congressman and recent Vice-Presidential aspirant Paul Ryan appeared on the venerable CBS-TV program “Face the Nation” and stated that the Obamacare battle is temporarily over, and that the other side won. He stated that Obamacare was a bad policy and would “…collapse under its own weight” and that our side needs to settle in and wait for this eventuality to come to pass. Congressman Ryan was not, as some have supposed, counseling surrender in the health care fight. He was advising the conservatives that they must take the long view, and give the Obamacare architects enough time, and...
  • Ryan: Obamacare Will ‘Collapse Under Its Own Weight’

    06/28/2015 3:34:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 105 replies ^ | June 28, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    “Today, after more than 50 votes in Congress to repeal or weaken this law, after a presidential election based in part on preserving or repealing this law, after multiple challenges to this law before the Supreme Court, the Affordable Care Act is here to say,” President Obama said on Thursday after the Supreme Court upheld the state subsidies provision in the Affordable Care Act. In other words, time for Republicans to give up the fight against the health law. But appearing on CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday, Rep. Paul Ryan seemed unfazed. Ryan said the current law is not fixable, and,...
  • Team Obamatrade Planning Tricky Effort to Sneak Export-Import Bank Reauthorization into Deal

    06/18/2015 5:55:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies ^ | 6/18/15 | Matthew Boyle
    In the final hours before the House votes on a new leadership-concocted scheme to sneak Obamatrade past the American public, it’s been revealed that pro-Obamatrade forces are now aiming to sneak a renewal of the highly controversial Export Import Bank into the deal to secure Senate passage later if the House passes it on Thursday. “I and all the other members there are looking for a guarantee … for a deal to be good it’s got to have enforcement, TAA, I think it’s got to have Ex-Im reauthorization,” Sen. Tim Kaine, a Democrat who’s angling for this in the deal,...
  • Ryan’s ‘Misperceptions’ on Trade Deal Unveiled, Reports Suggest

    06/17/2015 6:59:02 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 27 replies ^ | June 17,2015 | Alex Swoyer
    House Ways and Means Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) joined NPR Wednesday with Steve Inskeep to stress why he says it’s important for Congress to pass Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which grants President Obama fast-track trade authority. With TPA, Congress cannot issue any amendments to trade agreements and merely gets an up or down vote on a final trade deal. Ryan’s go to remark when first questioned about TPA or the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) – which is part of three trade deals currently being negotiated – is he needs to clarify “misperceptions.” “We’re not considering the TPP, the Trans-Pacific...
  • Leading Anti-’ObamaTrade’ Activist Is a Longtime Democrat Political Operative

    06/15/2015 9:32:51 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 50 replies ^ | June 11, 2015 - 11:25 am | Debra Heine
    Although he has been embraced by a number of noted conservatives, right-leaning websites and at least one conservative talk show host, one of the leading voices against the free trade agreement known as “Fast-Track” is actually a left-wing operative who has worked for union-backed Democrats. By tailoring his disinformation to appeal to conservatives, the career Democrat operative is attempting to make the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) toxic to Republicans.Lachlan Markay of the Washington Free Beacon looked into the group behind the anti- TPP website,, and found it is funded by Curtis Ellis, the progressive three-time...
  • Putting Congress in Charge on Trade (by Paul Ryan and Ted Cruz)

    06/13/2015 6:16:20 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 55 replies
    WSJ ^ | 04/21/2015 | Paul Ryan and Ted Cruz
    The United States is making headway on two historic trade agreements, one with 11 countries on the Pacific Rim and another with America’s friends in Europe. These two agreements alone would mean greater access to a billion customers for American manufacturers, farmers and ranchers. But before the U.S. can complete the agreements, Congress needs to strengthen the country’s bargaining position by establishing trade-promotion authority, also known as TPA, which is an arrangement between Congress and the president for negotiating and considering trade agreements. In short, TPA is what U.S. negotiators need to win a fair deal for the American worker....
  • Jake Tapper Exasperated by Hillary Spokeswoman TPP Nonanswer Shuffle

    06/12/2015 7:57:12 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 12, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Could you just give me a straight answer? Like a simple yes or no? Please don't try to squirm your way out of it. You still won't answer? Aggghhh! Aggghhh! AGGGGHHHHHHH!!!! One could forgive Jake Tapper if he felt like channeling his inner Sam Kinison on CNN's The Lead today while he was trying to get a simple answer from Hillary Clinton spokeswoman, Karen Finney, on the subject of Hillary's position on the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) trade bill in Congress. Tapper's very visible exasperation with Finney's nonanswers were  completely understandable as she continued her evasive shuffle on the topic all through...
  • Ted Cruz 2016 : Demands TPP Public Disclosure -- REFUSES Obama-Boehner-Ryan Secret TPP Treason !

    06/13/2015 3:29:58 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 139 replies
    Kuhner Radio Report ^ | 2015-06-13 | Patton@Bastogne
    . CLICK This LINK to HEAR the Entire Kuhner Radio Interview A Note to Conservatives on Trade Agreements Senator Cruz entirely understands the widespread suspicion of the President. Nobody has been more vocal in pointing out the President’s lawlessness or more passionate about fighting his usurpation of congressional authority. Senator Cruz would not and will not give President Obama one more inch of unrestricted power. There have been a lot of questions and concerns about 2the ongoing Pacific trade negotiations. Many of those concerns, fueled by the media, stem from confusion about Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and the proposed Trans-Pacific...
  • Wait, are we primarying Paul Ryan over his support for Obama’s trade authority now?

    06/12/2015 10:22:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 12, 2015 | Allahpundit
    It’s going to be weird when John Boehner and John McCain are returned to Congress next November by landslide margins while Mr. Entitlement Reform is busy clearing out his desk. Oh well. The Ted Cruz primary fight in 2018 will be interesting, at least. Laura Ingraham ✔ ‎@IngrahamAngle Wisconsin sources say discussions building in favor of challenging @RepPaulRyan over his role in the #ObamaTrade. #PeoplesCandidate 10:05 AM - 12 Jun 2015 Laura Ingraham ✔ ‎@IngrahamAngle FACT: @RepPaulRyan will have mega bucks to defend his reelection from the same Corps that benefit from & lobbied for #ObamaTrade. 10:30 AM - 12...
  • Paul Ryan: Don't let Obama run amok like on Iran (BS Meter at Red)

    06/12/2015 8:58:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    CBNC ^ | June 12, 2015 | Matthew J. Belvedere
    President Barack Obama's free-trade agenda, known as Obamatrade, faces close votes in the GOP-controlled House. But it's Democrats, not Republicans, who want to derail the process. Ahead of Friday's votes, House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan said he hopes Democrats will come around and support Obama on trade. It's a rather confusing issue with lots of acronyms, but here's the story. The House is set to consider fast-track trade legislation Friday. The Senate has already backed the measure known as Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which puts the White House and Republicans on the same side. It would renew presidential...
  • Blood In The Water: 34 Courageous Conservatives Wound Obamatrade On Way To Final House Vote

    06/11/2015 5:41:51 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 84 replies ^ | 6/11/15
    A whopping 34 courageous conservative Republicans shocked the political world on Thursday by severely wounding—and nearly killing—Obamatrade on a purely procedural vote. Most importantly about this is that the vote passed with less than a majority of the full House of Representatives. Speaker Rep. John Boehner was only able to — on a purely procedural vote — obtain 217, rather than the 218 votes for a majority, votes for the rule. It passed the House 217-212. The vote, which nearly failed and would have ended Obamatrade right there, was a necessary procedural hurdle—a rule—that was must-pass for Obamatrade to make...
  • Drudge headline: Ryan snaps: you'll read Obamatrade after we pass it!

    06/11/2015 5:23:08 AM PDT · by xzins · 232 replies
    Drudge ^ | 11 Jun 15
    “It’s declassified and made public once it’s agreed to,” Ryan said of Obamatrade in Rules Committee testimony on Wednesday during questioning from Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) .

    06/11/2015 9:21:32 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 137 replies ^ | 6-11-2015 | ALEX SWOYER
    FULL TITLE: PAUL RYAN UNCHAINED: LASHES OUT AT BREITBART, DRUDGE, ‘DON’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ ON THE INTERNET’ You know you’re losing when you’re reduced to attacking the Internet. House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan is now attacking the Web, proving he shouldn’t be trusted by Republican members of Congress to tell the truth about controversial trade legislation. In an appearance Thursday on Fox and Friends, Ryan criticized Breitbart News and other conservative media including the highly influential Drudge Report, which have revealed the immigration and climate change provisions within President Obama’s trade agenda. “Let’s talk about...
  • Paul Ryan’s Pelosi-Esque Obamatrade Moment: ‘It’s Declassified And Made Public Once It’s Agreed To’

    06/11/2015 6:57:26 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 67 replies ^ | 6/11/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Chief Obamatrade proponent House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 60% admitted during Congressional testimony on Wednesday evening that despite tons of claims from him and other Obamatrade supporters to the contrary, the process is highly secretive. He also made a gaffe in his House Rules Committee testimony on par with former Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) 7% ’s push to pass Obamacare, in which she said infamously said: “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” “It’s declassified and made public once it’s agreed to,” Ryan said of...
  • GOP moves to block Obama on climate, immigration in trade talks (Dems fear future GOP president)

    06/11/2015 3:10:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 10, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    GOP leaders moved to ban President Obama from negotiating global warming policy and changes to U.S. immigration policy in any new trade deal, working feverishly Wednesday to secure final support as they prepare for a Friday showdown on granting the White House fast-track trade authority. The leaders’ decision to schedule the vote suggests they believe they have wrangled enough supporters to get the bill through — a test of both House Speaker John A. Boehner, who will have to deliver most of his GOP troops, and of Mr. Obama, who will have to deliver the backing of a dozen Democrats....
  • Trade supporters bullish as House vote nears

    06/07/2015 7:41:04 AM PDT · by Mariner · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/07/15 06:00 AM EDT | By Mike Lillis and Scott Wong
    House GOP leaders are expressing a bold new confidence heading into the final stretch of the divisive fight over granting President Obama broad trade powers. The vote, expected as soon as this week, is likely to be a nail-biter — scores of lawmakers in both parties remain publicly undecided, making the count on both sides difficult to pin down. But both the White House and GOP leaders say their whipping efforts are paying dividends, with new supporters signing on by the day. The White House won a victory last week when Reps. Jim Himes (D-Conn.), Don Beyer (Va.) and Derek...
  • Paul Ryan's new partner: Obama

    06/06/2015 5:55:18 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | 5 Jun 15 | Dana Bash
    If things had gone differently in the 2012 presidential election, Paul Ryan would be vice president right now. Instead, he's allied with the President he tried to defeat. As chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, he's muscling a controversial trade bill through the House that could shape President Barack Obama's legacy -- and his own. "Yeah, the irony's not necessarily lost on me. Look, I think the President on this particular issue is right and therefore I think this is good for our country, good for the people I represent. Trade is very important for America --...
  • U.S. Republicans claim enough votes to pass fast-track trade bill

    05/17/2015 10:17:01 AM PDT · by Mariner · 62 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 17th, 2015 | By Doina Chiacu
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top Republicans predicted on Sunday that both chambers of Congress would muster the votes to pass the "fast-track" authority sought by President Barack Obama to negotiate major trade deals, despite opposition from Obama's fellow Democrats. "Yes, we’ll pass it. We'll pass it later this week," Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said in an interview with ABC. Republican U.S. Representative Paul Ryan said on CNN's "State of the Union" that he was confident the measure would also pass the House of Representatives. "We will have the votes," said Ryan, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. "We're...
  • Republicans brace for glorious victory over Obamacare

    05/16/2015 10:59:44 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 15, 2015 | By Greg Sargent
    Nancy Pelosi is now predicting that Republicans will “rue the day” that the Supreme Court guts Obamacare subsidies for millions in three dozen states. “They’re going to then go out and say we’re going to take subsidies away from people who have health care? No, I don’t think so,” says Pelosi. “It would be really bad news for them.” Meanwhile, if anything, Republicans may be moving away from their previously-stated vow to participate in providing a contingency fix to temporarily keep those millions covered. The Hill reports that GOP Rep. Tom Price, the chairman of the House budget committee and...
  • Johnson Comments on Immigration Bill Vote

    05/14/2015 3:59:43 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 17 replies
    Senator Ron Johnson ^ | June 27, 2013
    Senator Ron Johnson (WI) released the following statement regarding his vote on S. 744, the Immigration Reform Bill: "America is a compassionate society, and no one wants to separate families by deporting moms and dads or husbands and wives. As a result, I support immigration reform and a path to legal status for people whose only crime was to enter the country illegally when they came here to work. I also recognize that our current immigration laws are not working – not for American workers, not for employers, and not for immigrants who want to come to America and play...
  • Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz: Congress Gets Final Say on Trade Pacts

    04/22/2015 9:53:54 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 28 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 10:05 AM | Jennifer G. Hickey
    President Barack Obama may have battled with Rep. Paul Ryan during the last presidential election, but today the Wisconsin lawmaker is a critical ally and a leading voice in the effort to secure passage of historic trade deals with Europe and Asia. "There is a lot at stake," said Ryan in a Wall Street Journal op-ed co-authored with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. "One in five American jobs depends on trade, and that share is only going to grow. Ninety-six percent of the world's customers are outside the U.S. To create more jobs here, America needs to sell more goods and...
  • Rubio, Paul and 75% Of Congress On Obamacare (Uh-oh)

    03/28/2015 5:34:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    News Talk Florida ^ | March 28, 2015 | James Williams
    It might be fun to poke fun at Texas Senator and GOP Presidential candidate Ted Cruz for signing up for Obamacare but he is far from alone. As a matter of fact some other top GOP candidates for the 2016 Republican nomination are right there with Cruz. In fact almost every member of the House and the Senate who have voted over 50 times to repeal Obamacare are enrolled in the plan. It is important to be clear there is no such thing as being “on Obamacare.” It’s not an insurance plan, or a single program like Medicare or Social...
  • Rand Paul’s Passive-Aggressive Trolling Campaign

    01/06/2015 8:13:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 5, 2015 | Olivia Nuzzi
    RandPAC is trolling other potential GOP contenders early and often with the help of Google ads—and Chris Christie and Rick Perry just might be next. When former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced in mid-December that he would “actively explore” running for the Republican presidential nomination, curious parties took to Google to learn more about him. While they were there, many of them were greeted by another politician’s name at the bottom of the page—one they hadn’t searched for. “Join a movement working to shrink government. Not grow it,” read one of the ads, placed by RandPAC, the political action committee...
  • Don’t even think it: GOP warns Obama not to try executive-fiat tax hikes

    03/18/2015 11:55:54 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 59 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2015 | By Stephen Dinan
    Congress’s two top tax chairmen warned President Obama on Wednesday not to claim unilateral executive powers to raise taxes on his own, saying it violates the Constitution and ruins chances for a lasting deal. Rep. Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, and Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said they were troubled by White House’s announcement earlier this month that Mr. Obama is “very interested” in exploring what options he has to raise taxes without going through Congress. “This would be a mistake, both constitutionally and politically,” the two lawmakers said, adding...
  • The Early Betting Lines for 2016: What the nation’s top horse race looks like now.

    03/06/2015 11:24:54 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 7, 2015 | Charlie Cook
    A question I often am asked is: "Who would you bet on to win the presidency?" Personally, I don't bet on politics, but here's my current take on the 2016 presidential race—with, of course, the caveat that we don't know which campaigns will turn out the best in terms of organization, strategy, tactics, or execution, much less which candidates will step on land mines along the way. The Democratic nomination appears fairly straightforward. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is now the prohibitive favorite. If her early stumbles during her book tour, or remarks like the one she made about...
  • Lawless: Treasury throws unauthorized $3 billion to insurers under Obamacare, won’t say why

    02/27/2015 3:42:34 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2-16-15 | Noah Rothman
    It’s right there in the Constitution: “No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.” Which is why this latest episode of lawlessness from the administration so particularly galling. “The U.S. Treasury Department has rebuffed a request by House Ways and Means Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R- Wis., to explain $3 billion in payments that were made to health insurers even though Congress never authorized the spending through annual appropriations,” The...
  • And the next President is...

    02/07/2015 4:57:12 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 7, 2015 | Robert Potts
    Based on historical patterns, the next president is likely to be a GenXer. This is not good news for the many baby boomers running, or thinking about running, in 2016. When voters decide it is time to move the presidency on to the next generation, they keep electing presidents in that next generation, or they go on to the one that follows. They do not go back. Bill Clinton and George W. Bush were from the baby boomer generation. Barack Obama is from the Gen X generation (those born 1961 to 1981). If the pattern holds, the next president will...
  • Left claims GOP is trying to destroy Social Security on day one of new congress

    01/09/2015 3:05:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/07/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Some new media critics really need to make up their minds. It’s either a Do Nothing Congress or a Do Something Awful Congress. If you ask the folks at Talking Points Memo, we’ll be leaning toward the latter because the House was getting busy taking care of business before half of the new members had located the bathrooms. A minor rules change was put in place which modifies the way tax revenues are occasionally shuffled between the Social Security trust fund and the Social Security disability program. There’s a reason for this, as we’ll get to below, but to...
  • Citing Constitution, Paul Ryan Defends Israeli Leader’s Address to Congress

    02/01/2015 2:20:23 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 2/1/15 | Kate Scanlon
    During an appearance on NBC News’ “Meet the Press” on Sunday, Rep. Paul Ryan defended House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress, calling the decision “wholly appropriate.” Host Chuck Todd asked the Wisconsin Republican if it was appropriate for the legislative branch to circumvent the executive branch in matters of foreign policy. Ryan said critics of Netanyahu’s visit should look to the U.S. Constitution. “These are three separate but equal branches of government,” said Ryan. “We don’t subserve one to the other.”
  • Pretend Pro-Life Congressman Stops Pretending

    01/29/2015 1:49:40 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | January 29, 2015 | MATTHEW ARCHBOLD
    Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan has pretended to be a pro-life Catholic for years but now he says that talking to women helped change his mind into becoming pro-choice. This, of course, is malarkey. I don't understand how talking to anyone could convince anyone that a baby is not a human being. I'm thinking he wanted to cash those fat checks from EMILY's List and Planned Parenthood. Hey, baby killers' checks don't bounce. He wrote in an op-ed, "These women gave me a better understanding of how complex and difficult certain situations can become. And while there are people of good...
  • Paul Ryan: Read my lips, no new gas taxes

    01/16/2015 7:05:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/16/2015 | Noah Rothman
    House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) promised reporters this week that his committee would not pass any new taxes – oh, sorry, “user fees” – on gasoline. Speaking to reporters at the GOP retreat in Hershey, Pennsylvania on Thursday, Ryan flatly asserted that his committee “won’t pass a gas tax.” He even had the gall to call it a “tax,” which is perhaps the best indication of his sincerity. The former Republican vice presidential nominee recently ruled out a 2016 White House bid and will instead pursue broad tax code reform as the chairman of...
  • Hotline's GOP Presidential Power Rankings: Bush and Rubio Have Early Lead

    01/04/2015 7:56:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 4, 2015 | Tim Alberta, Scott Bland, Shane Goldmacher, Josh Kraushaar, Alex Roarty and Adam Wollner
    From the first day of 2011, Mitt Romney was the favorite to win the 2012 Republican presidential primary campaign. No one else was even close. The 2016 outlook could not be more different. Offered the choice to bet on one single candidate to win the nomination versus the rest of the field, the choice would have to be "the field." For the first time in years, there is no one next in line. And without a former vice president or powerhouse former candidate looking likely to run, Republicans are shaping up to spend the next year and a half fighting...
  • Youngest Woman Elected to Congress Seeks Middle Ground

    01/03/2015 8:43:55 AM PST · by Maceman · 71 replies
    WSJ via Google ^ | January 2, 2015 | Mara Gay
    WATERTOWN, N.Y.— Elise Stefanik, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, has never held elected office, but her résumé looks more like that of a Beltway insider than a political newcomer. By the time she won her seat representing a swath of upstate New York in the November election, she had served as a domestic policy aide for former President George W. Bush , a policy director for former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty ’s 2012 presidential campaign and head of debate preparation for vice-presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan .
  • The Republican lawmakers and celebrities who would be president

    12/27/2014 10:41:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | December 27, 2014 | John Batchelor
    In my last column I assessed the Republican governors and former governors who may run for president in 2016. Now I turn to the legislators and the rest of the field. Other prospective Republican presidential candidates for 2016 include four young national legislators who will dominate the party in the first quarter of the 21st century. Two of the national legislators, Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida, have a surprising amount in common: Both have Cuban backgrounds, both arose from the tea party boom of 2009 and ’10, and both represent powerful states in the Electoral...
  • Shock poll: Jeb Bush is choice of conservatives, Romney is establishment pick

    12/26/2014 11:20:36 AM PST · by entropy12 · 196 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 12/25/2014 | Paul Bedard
    In a new poll of likely Republican primary voters nationwide by Zogby Analytics, 2012 GOP nominee Romney leads the pack with 14%, followed by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (12%), Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (10%), New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (8%), former Arkansas Governor and now Fox News Host Mike Huckabee (7%), Florida Senator Marco Rubio (7%), Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (5%), Rep. and former Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan (4%), Texas Governor Rick Perry (4%), Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (3%), Texas Senator Ted Cruz (3%), South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (2%), former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum (1%), and both...
  • Would You Buy Your 10-Year-Old Daughter a Gun for Christmas? Paul Ryan Did

    12/25/2014 2:47:55 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 128 replies
    Huffington ^ | 4/10/2012 | Kate Gunn
    Last week a small and seemingly innocuous piece in The Times caught my eye. The short panel referred to the fact that Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's right hand man and the Republican Party nominee for Vice President of the United States, had just spent $100 on camouflage hunting clothes for his daughter, Liza, 10, to go with the rifle he bought her last Christmas. Aghast with what I had just read I blogged about it, commenting that buying a 10 year old a rifle for Christmas was insane, and anywhere in the world that it wasn't considered to be must...
  • Laura Ingraham: Elizabeth Warren sounds more conservative than Paul Ryan

    12/13/2014 3:31:41 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 42 replies
    On Republicans working with Obama to pass a $1.1 trillion Omnibus spending bill written by and for the Chamber of Amnesty… I don’t know how you go into 2016…and you say: ‘Okay, I want you to support the GOP because…we didn’t stop immigration-amnesty, we’re gonna bring in a lot more guest workers, and we think it’s good to do these big omnibus bills…oh, and by the way, we’re probably gonna fight a couple more wars. Vote for us.’ … What position would you rather be in? Warren’s position or, like, Paul Ryan– Mister Budget Hawk? Oh boy, that Paul Ryan...
  • Rep. Paul Ryan's Hope for a Congress That Works

    12/09/2014 7:02:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | December 9, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    Like two predatory animals circling each other, Republicans and Democrats are trying to sort out the meaning of last month's election and plan strategies for the remaining days of the current Congress and the new one in which Republicans will hold majorities in both houses. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), soon to be chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, spoke with me about the election and his party's strategy going forward. "I think (voters) want to see government respect taxpayers again and respect (government's) limits. And they don't want to see an executive go unchecked ... people want...
  • Video: Paul Ryan takes over Ways and Means

    11/19/2014 7:33:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/19/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    It’s “the single most important committee in Congress,” one former Representative tells WTMJ in Milwaukee, with its fingers in practically everything the federal government does. Tax reform? Ways and Means. Health care? Social Security? Ways and Means. And now the most visionary of the Republican fiscal reformers will chair the panel as all of these issues come to a head in the final two years of the Obama administration: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Ryan already is taking aim in all of these areas in his statement yesterday after winning the post in the House Republican leadership discussions:...
  • What Should Republicans Do to Stop This Aggressively Unconstitutional President?

    11/18/2014 10:14:39 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 47 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 11-18-14 | Peter Wehner
    It’s hard to overstate how irresponsible President Obama would be to go forward, as he almost surely will, with his sweeping executive order on amnesty. Ross Douthat of the New York Times has written a fine column on why doing so would be, in his words, a “disgrace.” What the president is on the verge of doing would do tremendous, long-term damage to our political culture and our constitutional order. It would set a dangerous precedent. And it would be an act of extraordinary selfishness. By now none of this should surprise us. Yet on some level it’s hard to...
  • Walker for President? WI Gov’s Rise Has Similarities to Reagan

    11/12/2014 11:59:58 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 51 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-12-14 | Avner Zarmi
    The “elephant in the room,” now that Scott Walker has won a remarkable third election as governor of Wisconsin in only four years, is the presidential election in 2016. Well before the 2014 midterms, speculation was rife about Walker’s possible presidential ambitions, and his several trips to neighboring Iowa did nothing to quell it. It is widely assumed that Walker’s possible presidential ambitions are a major reason the national Democratic Party and its various third-party interest groups expended enormous resources in the unsuccessful attempts to defeat him. There are many reasons for the Democrats to be terrified of a possible...
  • Exit Strategy

    11/07/2014 12:47:37 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11-7-14 | Tim Alberta
    In a cramped banquet room on the top floor of Janesville's historic Armory building, a contender for Wisconsin's state Senate tells an old joke—the one about politicians and diapers needing to be changed often, and for the same reason. "These politicians start to stagnate after awhile," the candidate, a businessman named Brian Fitzgerald, tells the crowd of local Republicans. Just then, a voice booms from the back. "Brian! I'm right here!" The room erupts in laughter. It's Paul Ryan. To the dozens gathered, Ryan is a hometown hero. He's the boy wonder who emerged from Janesville, population 63,820, to become...
  • Paul Ryan Predicts Enough GOP Support For 'Constructive Immigration Reform'

    11/06/2014 3:31:00 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 236 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/6/14 | Tony Lee
    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) predicts that there will be enough support for immigration reform in a GOP-led Congress. According to the Associated Press, "Ryan said that as long as Obama doesn't try an executive order in November or December and works with Congress," immigration legislation can be enacted.
  • [Governor] Walker (R, WI) Ahead in Last Poll Before Election

    10/29/2014 3:24:06 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 17 replies
    FOX 11 ^ | October 29, 2014 | AP Staff
    MADISON, WI (AP) — Republican Gov. Scott Walker is leading Democrat Mary Burke in the last Marquette University Law School poll released before Tuesday’s election. The poll released Wednesday showed Walker with 50 percent support, compared with 43 percent for Burke. The poll had a margin of error of 3 percentage points. Walker and Burke were tied with 47 percent support in the previous poll released two weeks ago. The one before that, on Oct. 1, showed Walker with a narrow 5-point lead. The latest poll of 1,164 likely voters was done between Oct. 23 and Sunday. Walker was campaigning...