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  • Speaker Ryan forces out House chaplain

    04/26/2018 6:22:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 26, 2018 5:26 pm | Andrew Taylor
    House Speaker Paul Ryan has forced out the House chaplain, Reverend Patrick Conroy. Conroy had served as the chamber’s chaplain since 2011 but offered his resignation last week at Ryan’s urging. Conroy’s resignation letter said he was offering to step down at Ryan’s request, calling his seven years of House service “one of the great privileges of my life.” Ryan spokeswoman Ashlee Strong would not reveal the speaker’s reasons for forcing Conroy out. A top Democrat, Rep. Joe Crowley of New York, said he believes it was because of a prayer Conroy gave during last fall’s tax debate urging that...
  • Former Ryan aide announces congressional bid

    04/23/2018 11:48:17 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    thehill ^ | 04/23/2018 | Mallory Shelbourne
    Bryan Steil, a former aide to Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), on Sunday announced his bid for Ryan’s congressional seat, The Associated Press reported. “I want to take my problem-solving skills to Congress. I think they need problem solvers, doers ... not talkers,” Steil reportedly said. No viable Republican candidate had entered the race before Ryan announced his retirement earlier this month. The primary is scheduled for Aug. 14. Steil, who is from Ryan’s hometown of Janesville, sits on the Board of Regents for the University of Wisconsin, the AP reported. He served as an economic adviser and legislative aide to...
  • Vanity - Paul Ryan is gone, thank God,....Mitch McConnell must go now, also!!!

    04/16/2018 6:00:13 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 38 replies
    As plain as the nose on your face....Paul Ryan is out and now is the time for the Republican Senate Caucus to send Majority Senate Leader, Mitch McConnell packing, heading into a retirement where he will never be heard from again.
  • Ryan: Trillion-dollar deficits were inevitable

    04/15/2018 1:05:07 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/15/18 | Alexander Bolton
    Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) says that trillion-dollar deficits could not have been avoided by the GOP-controlled Congress, responding to critics within his party who say that leaders have behaved irresponsibly. “That was going to happen. The baby boomers retiring was going to do that,” Ryan said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” of projections that the country will start running trillion-dollar deficits as soon as 2020. Etc...
  • Paul Ryan to Push DACA Amnesty for Millions of Illegal Aliens Before Leaving Congress

    04/13/2018 6:16:15 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Apr 2018 | John Binder
    House Speaker Paul Ryan will push his open borders agenda during his last months in Congress, telling the media that he is interested in passing an amnesty for millions of illegal aliens who are enrolled and eligible for the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Ryan announced this week that he will leave Congress after his current term is up, but now he says he will continue pushing for a DACA amnesty despite his exit. In a comment to Fox News’s Chad Pergram, Ryan said he would “certainly” be interested in passing a DACA amnesty before his...
  • First Congressional District: Who’s In, Who’s Out (Paul Ryan Replacement)

    04/13/2018 8:23:09 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 22 replies
    Right Wisconsin/MacIver News ^ | April 13, 2018 | James Widgerston
    When House Speaker Paul Ryan announced his plans to retire from Congress at the end of his current term, the open seat created an opportunity for both Republicans and Democrats. A number of local politicians are considering possible runs in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District. Here’s a list of who’s in and who’s out. Republicans: Possibly in: State Sen. Dave Craig (R-Town of Vernon) is still considering a run, saying on Facebook his family is praying about the decision. Craig is a former staff member for Ryan and a conservative favorite. Craig’s Senate seat is not up for election until 2020...
  • ‘Good riddance’: Trumpian right celebrates retirement of ‘globalist’ Paul Ryan

    04/12/2018 9:30:14 PM PDT · by Innovative · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 12, 2018 | Kyle Swenson
    The glee was palpable in the right-wing corners of the Internet and media at the news that House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R) was leaving at the end of the year. There, Ryan’s departure was greeted not with hand-wringing but celebration, as if it were a Super Bowl victory. “We WILL NOT miss Paul Ryan,” one Twitter user with more than 20,000 followers bellowed this week. “President Trump is the one who truly loves this country, who loves the people of this country, and we give ZERO flying flips what you think.” “GOOD RIDDANCE,” Trump loyalist and Fox News commentator...
  • Editorial: Paul Ryan wielded gavel wisely

    04/12/2018 7:18:29 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 77 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 04-12-18 | Herald Staff
    Paul Ryan had all-star talent as a legislator and fundraiser, and the realization of his career-long goal of tax reform is a monumental legacy. He has been an adept policy wonk, and his work as the pre-eminent Obamacare critic on Capitol Hill was nothing short of inspirational, most notably in 2010 as the ranking member of the House Budget Committee. That year at the bipartisan White House Summit on Health Care, Ryan put on a savant-level clinic on sound economic policy and on the harmful ramifications the Democratic health care bill would have. He spoke with analytical flourish but kept...
  • Meghan McCain Erupts After Audience Cheers Paul Ryan Retirement: ‘You Deserve Trump’

    04/11/2018 1:05:18 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Apr 2018 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on ABC’s “The View,” co-host Meghan McCain got visibly upset and raised her voice in anger while debating the retirement of House Speaker Paul Ryan. After the studio audience loudly cheered the news, McCain said, “Cheering kind of surprises me a little bit because Paul Ryan is a politician of an era gone by. He was one of the most powerful congressmen between 2009 and 2016, before Trumpism sort of completely took over. He is a really classic conservative, and this party is the party of Trump now. People like me who are old-school conservatives, we’re really on our...
  • House Speaker Paul Ryan won't seek re-election: 'I like to think I've done my part'

    04/11/2018 11:17:17 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 47 replies
    cnn ^ | April 11, 2018 | Phil Mattingly, Maegan Vazquez and Lauren Fox,
    House Speaker Paul Ryan is not seeking re-election and will retire from Congress after this year, the Wisconsin Republican announced Wednesday. "You realize something when you take this job," Ryan told reporters on Capitol Hill "You realize you hold the office for just a small part of our history. So you better make the most of it." Ryan also said he has no "regrets." "I like to think I've done my part, my little part in history to set us on a better course," Ryan said. Ryan's departure is a blow to GOP members who saw the Wisconsin Republican as...
  • Paul Ryan won't seek re-election

    04/11/2018 9:41:08 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | 11 Apr 2018 | Phil Mattingly, Maegan Vazquez and Lauren Fox
    House Speaker Paul Ryan is not seeking re-election and will retire from Congress after this year, the Wisconsin Republican announced Wednesday. "You realize something when you take this job," Ryan told reporters on Capitol Hill on Wednesday morning. "It's a big job with a lot riding on you ... but you also know this is not a job that does not last forever. ... You realize you hold the office for just a small part of our history. So you better make the most of it." He reminded reporters that he took the job "reluctantly" in 2015, when he took...
  • Speaker Paul Ryan Will Not Seek Re-election in November [ACTUAL announcement at press conference)

    04/11/2018 7:53:33 AM PDT · by catnipman · 62 replies
    Speaker Paul D. Ryan announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election in November, ending a brief stint atop the House and signaling the peril that the Republican majority faces in the midterm elections.
  • Siren: Paul Ryan confidants say he's not running again

    04/11/2018 5:28:50 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 81 replies ^ | 4/11/2018 | Jonathan Swan
    House Speaker Paul Ryan has told confidants that he will announce soon that he won't run for reelection in November, according to sources with knowledge of the conversations.
  • US House Speaker Paul Ryan 'to stand down'

    04/11/2018 6:22:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11 April 2018
    US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan will not run for re-election this year, US media report. Congress’ most powerful lawmaker has told friends he will not stand for another term in his Wisconsin district this autumn, reports Axios. His exit would be a blow to the Republican party ahead of November’s mid-term elections. […] According to Axios, Mr Ryan has found his job frustrating, partly because of President Donald Trump. …
  • Scramble Is On to Replace Paul Ryan As Speaker of the House

    04/09/2018 11:41:44 AM PDT · by ethom · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 9, 2018 | Rick Moran
    Rumors have been swirling for months on Capitol Hill that Speaker Paul Ryan will either resign his seat or not serve as speaker if he returns to Congress next year. This has set off something of a scramble among top Republicans to position themselves to replace him if the speaker exits the stage. Two top members of Paul Ryan's leadership team, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Majority Whip Steve Scalise, have begun angling for his job in the event the speaker calls it quits after the election. They're closely monitoring the moves of the other and quietly courting Republicans who...
  • Spending Bill No Betrayal of Trump

    03/28/2018 4:34:55 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 36 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 3/28/2018 | Jonah Goldberg
    It's interesting when people who insist that Trump is the greatest negotiator in history and the most farsighted three-dimensional chess player since Commander Spock also insist that he got rolled. But that is the new party line, apparently, and it must be toed. "The president was really sold a bill of goods here," Trump confidante Chris Ruddy told the Washington Post. There's just one problem: It's a lie. Or, to be more charitable, it's untrue, even if those saying it believe it (in some cases, no doubt, because that's what Trump tells them). A source who was involved in drafting...
  • Nevada lawmaker: 'Rumor mill' says Ryan headed for exit

    03/26/2018 3:31:07 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 87 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/26/18 05:43 PM EDT | MELANIE ZANONA
    “The rumor mill is that Paul Ryan is getting ready to resign in the next 30 to 60 days and that Steve Scalise will be the new Speaker,” Amodei told Nevada Newsmakers, referring to the Majority Whip.
  • ‘The speaker is not resigning:’ Ryan’s office dismisses GOP lawmaker’s rumor

    03/26/2018 7:02:14 PM PDT · by Innovative · 61 replies
    Washungton Post ^ | March 26, 2018 | Paul Kane
    A backbench Republican sparked the latest round of speculation Monday about Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s future by suggesting other GOP lawmakers were bracing for the Wisconsin Republican to resign from office this spring. The suggestion, offered as “rumor mill” by Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.), drew an immediate dismissal from Ryan’s office. “The speaker is not resigning,” AshLee Strong, Ryan’s spokeswoman, said in a statement.
  • 'Rumor mill' says Ryan headed for exit

    03/26/2018 4:18:42 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 84 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/26/18 | MELANIE ZANONA
    Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.) told a local news station that there is a “rumor” that Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will resign soon, stepping up speculation about the Speaker’s political future. “The rumor mill is that Paul Ryan is getting ready to resign in the next 30 to 60 days and that Steve Scalise will be the new Speaker,”
  • High school students marching 4 days to Paul Ryan's office for gun restrictions

    03/26/2018 8:02:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | March 26, 2018 | By COURTNEY HAN
    A group of high schoolers isn't letting the March for Our Lives end after just one day. The Wisconsin students are now marching 50 miles from Madison to U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan’s hometown office in Janesville to keep the national spotlight on gun laws, according to the website for the march, The four-day march of Shorewood High School students is called "50 Miles More." Students are marching 12 miles a day during their spring break, starting Sunday and ending with a rally in front of Ryan’s office Wednesday. “[The march] is directed at Paul Ryan for his lead...