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  • POLL: Paul Ryan Is CRUSHING His Trump-Supporting Primary Challenger BY 73 POINTS

    05/29/2016 6:20:03 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 40 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/28/16 | Eric Owens
    Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, who has very conspicuously withheld any endorsement of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, is absolutely crushing his Trump-supporting 2016 primary challenger. Do You Support Paul Ryan For Re-Election? Yes No Completing this poll entitles you to Daily Caller news updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. The House Speaker leads the wan challenger, water filtration company executive Paul Nehlen, by 73 points among likely Republican primary voters in the first congressional district of Wisconsin, according a new poll conducted by The Washington...
  • TRUMP CAMPAIGN STATEMENT REGARDING RICK WILEY DEPARTURE

    05/25/2016 6:55:34 PM PDT · by jennychase · 20 replies
    DJT ^ | 5/25/2016 | Trump
    Rick Wiley was hired on a short-term basis as a consultant until the campaign was running full steam. It is now doing better than ever, we are leading in the polls, and we have many exciting events ready to go, far ahead of schedule, while Hillary continues her long, boring quest against Bernie. We would like to thank Rick for helping us during this transition period.
  • Paul Ryan for VP?

    05/10/2016 10:01:28 AM PDT · by Fhios · 91 replies
    5/10/2016 | Total Vanity
    What if? Think a few moments. Get over the initial anger. I'm still not saying it's good, but is it possible? would it hurt or help?
  • Trump and GOP leaders might never be on the same page

    05/11/2016 11:01:49 AM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 11, 2016 | Dan Balz
    Donald Trump will come to Washington on Thursday for a series of meetings with Republican congressional leaders. The goal, all involved say, is to hasten the process of unifying a fractured party. The reality is that, nice words to the contrary, Trump and those party leaders are likely never to fully achieve that result.
  • House GOP Warns Ryan To Back Trump

    05/11/2016 10:49:30 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 106 replies
    CNN ^ | May 11, 2016
    Rank-and-file House Republicans are urging Speaker Paul Ryan to get behind presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, warning his resistance could lead to the party fracturing rather than uniting if he withholds his endorsement. "It makes it harder to unite," said Rep. Raul Labrador, an Idaho Republican and leader within the conservative House Freedom Caucus. House Republicans met with Ryan Wednesday morning for the first time since the speaker told CNN's Jake Tapper he was not yet ready to endorse the presumptive nominee.
  • Donald Trump or Paul Ryan: Who’s King of the Hill?

    05/08/2016 6:16:56 AM PDT · by King of Florida · 28 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 8, 2016 | MoDo
    WASHINGTON — PAUL RYAN and Donald Trump sit down at Republican National Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill to hash out a couple little things, like who is running the party and who is the actual Republican. “Welcome to Washington, Donald,” Ryan says, shaking hands with the presumptuous nominee. “Reince says you’re far more gracious in private than in public and I sure hope that’s true.” Trump smirks and pulls out his bottle of industrial-strength sanitizer, squirting a prodigious amount on his hands. Trying to thaw the chill, the House speaker displays his best ingratiating Irish undertaker air. “Hey,” he says,...
  • Top allies break with Ryan over Trump

    05/07/2016 9:07:23 PM PDT · by Innovative · 103 replies
    Politico ^ | Friday May 6, 2015 | Rachael Bade
    Reps. Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia and Dennis Ross of Florida — who, as House whips, help Republican leaders muster support to pass legislation — told POLITICO in interviews on Friday that they disagreed with Ryan’s decision to break with Trump in a bombshell interview a day earlier. Both lawmakers said they believe their leader is in denial about how Republican voters feel about the real-estate tycoon. “I honestly don’t understand what Paul’s thinking — I don’t get it,” said Westmoreland, who is retiring after this year. “I try not to give advice to the speaker, but I think it just...
  • Trump slams Ryan: I didn’t inherit GOP, I won it

    05/06/2016 2:19:04 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 77 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 5/6/16 | Elliot Smilowitz
    Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday continued to criticize Rep. Paul Ryan, denying the Speaker’s assertion that he “inherited” the Republican Party mantle. “Paul Ryan said that I inherited something very special, the Republican Party,” Trump tweeted. “Wrong, I didn't inherit it, I won it with millions of voters!” Ryan on Thursday declared that he’s “not ready” to support Trump for president. “He also inherits something very special, that's very special to a lot of us. This is the party of Lincoln and Reagan and Jack Kemp,” Ryan said at the time. Trump responded Thursday with a terse...
  • A NOTE TO GOP LEADERS

    05/06/2016 8:08:22 AM PDT · by shortstop · 35 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 05/06/16 | Bob Lonsberry
    It’s not Trump they’re rejecting. It’s the people who voted for him. As highbrow Republicans turn away from Trump – by boycotting the convention or disavowing his candidacy – it is the voters they are truly turning away from. And the Republican Party should remember that that is a two-way street. And Trump voters should remember that they have the power in their hands. In recent days, Mitt Romney and John McCain – as well as both George Bushs -- have said they will not attend a Republican convention that nominates Donald Trump, and House Speaker Paul Ryan has said...
  • Ron Johnson’s Beltway Blunder: The "The Ronald and The Donald Double Down" Edition

    05/06/2016 10:58:10 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 22 replies
    on Johnson’s dreams of the “Ronald and the Donald Show” are all coming true! This week’s blunder is Johnson's move to double down on his support for Donald Trump. While other Republicans seem put off by Trump's overt racism, sexism, and xenophobia, Johnson looks forward to campaigning with "The Donald." In Eau Claire this week, Johnson reaffirmed his vow to stump with Trump as Republican nominees, saying that together they'll "make this country great again." And if that wasn’t clear enough, he went out of his way to embrace Trump again today saying he would endorse the Republican party’s nominee....
  • Paul Ryan Primary Challenger Dares Him To Debate TPP

    05/05/2016 2:23:11 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 5/5/16 | Tim Hains
    House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Wisconsin primary opponent Paul Nehlen launched his first ad, called "Truth Resurrection" Wednesday, calling Ryan out for his support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. “It’s not every day you see a candidate for Congress sporting tattoos, riding a Harley, and throwing down on a factory floor,” Nehlen acknowledged. “But I’m not your everyday candidate.” “Mr. Speaker, you championed this trade deal. Why don’t you come back to Wisconsin and debate me—man-to-man, face-to-face—on the realities of TPP. And if you don’t want to debate me, maybe we can arm wrestle,” says Nehlen with a twinkle in his eye,...
  • Paul Ryan’s primary opponent: I’ll support Trump

    05/06/2016 1:09:39 PM PDT · by detective · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/6/2016 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    When House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday he wasn’t ready to support Donald Trump, the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party, his Wisconsin primary opponent saw an opening. Following the Trump campaign’s lash-out on Friday, Paul Nehlen seized that opening, suggesting he will do what Ryan won't: support Trump.
  • IT’S TIME TO “CANTOR” PAUL RYAN & SUPPORT HIS CHALLENGER PAUL NEHLEN FOR CONGRESS

    05/06/2016 10:41:49 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 35 replies
    TruthFeed ^ | 5/6/2016 | AMY MORENO
    The out of touch Speaker of The House Paul Ryan, has proven he is a traitor to “we the people.” He’s far too busy fighting for his establishment/globalist agenda to worry about the issues and needs of the American people. He is a prime example of a politician who has overstayed his welcome and lost touch with the original ambitious reasons that sent him to Washington DC. Much like Eric Cantor, Ryan has become more interested in his own personal glory than working hard for the good of his constituents and hardworking Americans who are being destroyed by establishment global...
  • Pierson: Ryan not fit for speaker if he can't back Trump

    05/07/2016 8:27:46 AM PDT · by quesney · 151 replies
    WMUR ^ | May 6, 2016
    <p>In an interview on CNN's "New Day," host John Berman asked Trump spokesperson Katrina Pierson whether Ryan was fit to retain the speakership if he can't get behind Trump as the GOP standard-bearer.</p> <p>"No, because this is about the party," Pierson replied. "The last two presidential cycles we were told John McCain was a conservative.</p>
  • Paul Ryan’s Betrayal – DumpPaulRyan.com

    05/07/2016 7:12:41 AM PDT · by AuntB · 33 replies
    This isn’t your normal campaign website. Conventional wisdom says that you should never mention your opponent’s name. But then, this isn’t a conventional campaign. So, why would I buck all standard advice and include a page on my campaign website to talk so directly about Paul Ryan’s betrayal of us? For the same reason I’ve chosen to buck the establishment by running for this congressional seat in the first place. The status quo—convention—isn’t working for us in Washington, D.C. And it’s not going to work in this campaign. My opponent needs to be called out—by name. Paul Ryan Betrayed Me...
  • Paul Ryan panic: Primary challenger Nehlen SURGES to lead in new poll

    05/06/2016 8:08:52 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 282 replies
    Prntly ^ | May 7, 2016 | Connor Balough
    Paul Ryan is becoming more and more disliked throughout the nation, and in his own House district, with voters approving of his challenger by greater and greater margins according to the new poll released by AMP Calypso, showing Mr. Nehlen capturing a jaw dropping amount of support. AMP POLL: 05/01/2016 452 Voters: Ryan 41%, Nehlen 48% Should Paul Ryan Endorse Trump? YES: 63% NO: 15%
  • ANALYSIS: Paul Ryan Battling Donald Trump for Soul of Republican Party

    05/06/2016 12:39:46 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 105 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/06/2016 | Rick Klein
    Donald Trump has used tweets to insult women and ethnic groups, and to drive news cycles over everything from his late-night TV choices to his midday food options. But he escalated his feud this morning with House Speaker Paul Ryan in a profound way, with implications and ramifications that extend far beyond November. “Paul Ryan said that I inherited something very special, the Republican Party,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Wrong, I didn't inherit it, I won it with millions of voters!” On a basic level, Trump is right. He stands now as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee because of millions...
  • #HillaryByProxy

    05/06/2016 8:32:13 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-6-2016 | MOTUS
    We have a new arm of the Republican party, the #NeverTrump camp. Membership requires only that you are unhappy with the apparent presidential nominee and wish to send a message, although at this juncture it’s unclear exactly who you’re sending it to.Membership thus far includes George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Mitt Romney, Gov. Bruce Rauner, and John McCain. Still on the fence: Speaker Ryan. He says he’s not ready to endorse Trump yet.You know who I bet is ready to endorse Trump? Paul’s primary opponent, Paul Nehlen:He’s running his own Dump campaign:The #NeverTrump camp expresses a wide range of...
  • Newt Gingrich Rips Paul Ryan for Trump Non-Endorsement

    05/06/2016 6:30:54 AM PDT · by Zenjitsuman · 159 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/5/16 | Breitbart
    “[I]n the case of Paul Ryan he made a big mistake today and he needs to understand this,” Gingrich said. “He is the Speaker of the House. He has an obligation to unify the party. He has an obligation to reach out. Obviously he and Donald Trump are going to have disagreements. Some of them will work out and some of them they won’t. That’s fine. Our constitution provides that speakers and presidents can fight, but I think he sends the wrong signal and a signal which I think endangers the House Republicans and endangers the Senate Republicans.”
  • Trump: I’ll meet with Paul Ryan soon to get him on board

    05/06/2016 7:02:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/06/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Maybe Sean Hannity can get these kids together again, eh? Donald Trump told Fox and Friends this morning that he and Paul Ryan will meet next week to discuss party unity and Ryan’s trepidation in supporting him. First, though, Trump tweaked Ryan for not getting behind the presumptive nominee, and that “he was the only one that was surprising.” Noting that Ryan and Mitt Romney lost a winnable race in 2012, Trump wondered why Ryan doesn’t grasp the need for unity now (via Twitchy): "I was really surprised by it…he talks about unity, but what is this about unity?"...
  • How Ryan decided to ditch Trump

    05/06/2016 1:18:29 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 102 replies
    Politico ^ | May 5, 2016 | Jake Sherman
    On Wednesday morning, not even 24 hours after Donald Trump effectively clinched the Republican nomination, Paul Ryan convened his top advisers for a call. With Congress out of session, Ryan was bouncing between multiple states, raising the piles of money needed to keep House Republicans in the majority. But Donald Trump was on his mind. The speaker could not — at least at this point — support him. And he wanted to talk through how to proceed. Ryan never expected Trump to lock up the nomination so quickly. He didn't think Texas Sen. Ted Cruz would drop out of the...
  • Trump Responds to Ryan

    05/05/2016 2:55:46 PM PDT · by dlt · 339 replies
    Trump Website ^ | May 5, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    DONALD J. TRUMP RESPONDS TO SPEAKER PAUL RYAN "I am not ready to support Speaker Ryan's agenda. Perhaps in the future we can work together and come to an agreement about what is best for the American people. They have been treated so badly for so long that it is about time for politicians to put them first!" Donald J. Trump
  • Does #Paulryan have an evil twin? Watch

    05/05/2016 8:37:48 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 7 replies
    SteveMTalk ^ | May 5, 2016 | Steve Malzberg's Own
    Steve Malzberg's Own @SteveMTalk 2 hours ago Does #Paulryan have an evil twin? Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob2cWB1iLug@NewsmaxTV #Trump @realDonaldTrump
  • Let's kick him out too; make him Paul Cantor

    05/05/2016 5:45:55 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 17 replies
    vanity | May 5, 2016 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Listening to Ryan talk about Trump not have Ryan's "conservative message" made me realize how much I loath the little twerp from Wisconsin. He tried to tell me he is a conservative and I was yelling at my car radio: You mean repeatedly stabbing us in the back is conservative? Not killing Obama care is conservative; giving Obama a budget with more than he asked for is conservative? Refusing to even fire the scumbags at the VA who have let veterans die and laughed at them is that your conservatism paulie? Is letting the IRS destroy conservative activists conservative paulie?...
  • "Paul Nehlen: Paul Ryan ‘Sold His Vote! I Absolutely Believe That"

    05/05/2016 11:12:32 AM PDT · by selfdefense · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/05/2016 | Dan Riehl
    House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Wisconsin primary opponent Paul Nehlen tells Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon today that he absolutely believes Paul Ryan “sold his vote” to support so called trade deals that Nehlen says are damaging to America.
  • What Is Wisconsin’s Political Mafia Trying to Hide about Paul Ryan…?

    05/01/2016 6:10:17 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    A couple of days ago, we shared with you that the Republican Party of Wisconsin (RPW) shut us out of a booth at their annual convention next month. When one of our team members initially called RPW on April 20th, he spoke to a guy named Matt, who enthusiastically quoted prices for the booth—$300 for one day, $400 for the weekend, with two vendor credentials included. Matt said it should be no problem to get us set up. He said he’d have someone call us and that we should have things set by the end of the day. A return...
  • Paul Ryan Has Had Only One Private Sector Job-Driving Oscar Mayer Wienermobile

    05/06/2016 9:55:18 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 39 replies
    Look it up. He went straight into public politics after college graduation.
  • Paul Ryan Says He Cannot Support Donald Trump for Now

    05/05/2016 1:17:07 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 84 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 5, 2016 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    Speaker Paul D. Ryan, the nation’s highest-ranking elected Republican, said Thursday he was “not ready” to endorse Donald J. Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee. Mr. Ryan, who is also chairman of the Republican National Convention, has repeatedly said he would support his party’s nominee. But he has carved out some terrain to differentiate himself, by insisting that House Republicans write their own policy agenda this year and by giving speeches that at times criticized Mr. Trump’s views. Mr. Ryan said Republicans needed a “standard-bearer” who embodied the party’s standards. “I don’t want to underplay what he accomplished,” Mr. Ryan said...
  • Paul Ryan: I Cannot Support Donald Trump Yet

    05/05/2016 1:18:37 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 181 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 5, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    "You have said that you will support the Republican nominee. Now you have a nominee, Donald Trump. will you support him?" Tapper asked. "Well, to be perfectly can did with you, I'm not ready to do that yet. I am not there right now. I hope to and want to. What's required is that we unify the party... I do not want to underplay what he accomplished. He needs to be congratulated for winning the delegates, but he inherited something special," Ryan said. VIDEO...
  • Trump: I’m open to Cruz as VP

    05/05/2016 6:14:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 184 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | May 4, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he would consider making Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) his running mate. “I respect Ted,” he told host Bill O’Reilly on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor." "He was a very strong competitor. He really competed hard and tough." “He’s certainly a capable guy,” the presumptive GOP presidential nominee added. "It’s something we can think about.” Trump defeated Cruz in Tuesday’s Indiana GOP presidential primary, making him the presumptive nominee. Cruz suspended his Oval Office bid shortly afterward, saying that his results in the Hoosier State “foreclose” his path to the Republican presidential nomination. Trump on...
  • Teachers Get RAISES, Schools FLOURISHING After Scott Walker Kicks Out Unions

    05/03/2016 6:24:22 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    The Federalist Papers ^ | 5/3/2016 | Robert Gehl
    If they care more about students than teachers’ unions, every school district in the country needs to pay attention to this: When Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker gave the boot to teachers’ unions, liberals predicted a disaster of apocalyptic proportions: Teachers quitting, slack-jawed, uneducated students meandering down vacant downtowns that closed shop. It turns out, though, that Walker’s “Act 10” may have been the best thing to happen to schools and teachers in decades. That’s because not only is teacher pay up for the best students, but without burdensome union rules, school administrators are empowered to make real changes they need...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Scott Walker’s GOP Ignores Cruz Delegate Slate in Wisconsin

    04/27/2016 7:46:55 AM PDT · by bigbob · 36 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | 4-26-16 | Erick Erickson
    After a big win in Wisconsin earlier this month, it looks like the all-important statewide delegate selection process could leave Team Cruz at a serious disadvantage. I’m told by several people familiar with the situation that the constitution of the Republican Party of Wisconsin gives the presidential campaign that wins the state’s popular vote the prerogative of picking 15 of the 18 statewide delegates and 18 of the state’s 18 alternate delegates to the Republican National Convention. Though Governor Scott Walker endorsed Ted Cruz and clearly has a close working relationship with the Wisconsin GOP, the Republican Party of Wisconsin...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Our editorial: Ted Cruz is wrong on Syrian refugees

    10/06/2015 10:50:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Detroit News | October 6, 2015
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/editorials/2015/10/06/editorial-ted-cruz-wrong-syrian-refugees/73486846/
  • 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.
  • Wisconsin school officials try to physically block ‘Jesus lunch’ served by moms off school grounds

    04/18/2016 12:03:47 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 51 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/18/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Little dictators vs. people who know their rights. You’re the superintendent of an entire school district, so what more important thing do you have to do but wander into a park and make darn sure that moms serving a free “Jesus lunch” to kids - who show up for it voluntarily - cease and desist immediately? If you’re Don Johnson of the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School district, it’s your top priority. One thing you cannot have is 500 students getting free home-cooked lunches and hearing about Jesus. Fortunately, most bullies on taxpayer-funded salaries can only succeed at their quest because...
  • [From April 11, 2016] EXCLUSIVE: Paul Ryan to Attend Secret Donor Meeting Next Week in Manhattan (De

    04/18/2016 12:34:07 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 28 replies
    The Observer ^ | April 11, 2016 | Ken Kurson
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has spent a lot of time denying any interest in the presidency. Out 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 of the candidates who have...
  • Unreal – Paul Ryan Schedules Party Leadership Fundraiser at Home of Anti-Trump Super-PAC Donor…

    04/18/2016 9:53:02 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 44 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 12, 2016 | Sundance
    Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is heading up a National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) fundraiser in New York on April 25th. However, the venue of the fundraiser is raising some eyebrows: For those who might not know, the “Ricketts Family” are the primary donors to a Super-PAC specifically created to block Donald Trump from winning the GOP nomination. Billionaire family Joe and Marlene Ricketts, owners of the Chicago Cubs, have recently given $5,000,000.oo to Katie Packer who heads “Our Principles PAC“, an organization created exclusively to defeat Donald Trump. Katie Packer recently outlined what they are doing with the...
  • 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."
  • Ryan Is Right: No White Knights Should Apply

    04/15/2016 10:08:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 15, 2016 | Newt Gingrich and Ben Domenech
    As the Republican presidential race has narrowed to a contest between two candidates the Republican elites despise, each one with a razor-thin path to the nomination, the conversation among party figures in Washington has rapidly shifted from the desperate to the absurd. They talk of an “open convention” in Cleveland, where party leaders could parachute in a third, more favored candidate and render the entire GOP primary process null and void. House Speaker Paul Ryan, one focus of such talk, ruled himself out at a press conference on Tuesday. “I do not want, nor will I accept, the Republican nomination,”...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...