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  • Governor Walker Still Standing

    03/06/2017 8:05:12 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 2, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    He may have lost his bid for the Republican presidential nomination last year, but Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker remains the bete noire of the Left in one of its gestational cradles, particularly in the public school system. "The Occupy movement didn't start on Wall Street," Governor Walker told the crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). "It started on my street." "The tipping point was when a bunch of protestors showed up dressed as zombies for a special Olympics event." Similarly, he was familiar with the type of treatment U. S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recently received when...
  • Audit finds huge cost overruns at Wisconsin DOT, some road project costs triple

    02/19/2017 9:58:17 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    FOX 6 Now ^ | January 26, 2017 | Theo Keith
    <p>MADISON -- A new audit shows huge cost overruns at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, with dozens of projects costing double or triple their original estimates.</p> <p>The Legislative Audit Bureau report finds that estimated costs for 19 major projects completed between 2006 and 2016 were $1.5 billion, double the initial projection. The audit also finds that the estimated costs of 16 ongoing major highway projects have increased by $3.1 billion.</p>
  • Wisconsin's PSC also cut climate topics from site

    01/14/2017 5:41:13 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Jan. 13, 2017 | Lee Bergquist and Thomas Content
    In addition to the Department of Natural Resources, a second state agency has scrubbed information on global warming from its website For years, the Public Service Commission featured material devoted to climate change, including strategies designed to reduce Wisconsin's reliance on coal. Then, sometime after May 1, the agency eliminated its global warming web page. ... The PSC's former global warming web page featured, among other topics, links on the potential for development of wind turbines on the Great Lakes and exploring the potential for injecting carbon dioxide from coal-fired power plants in the ground. Those topics can be still...
  • Walker asks Trump to allow Wisconsin to drug test food stamp recipients

    12/20/2016 1:16:18 PM PST · by kevcol · 79 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 20, 2016 | Kelly Cohen
    Walker has long supported drug testing food stamp recipients, a policy he and Republican lawmakers approved in 2015 that has since been blocked by a federal court. Federal law does not allow states to impose drug tests on recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, better known as food stamps. "We have been forced to delay our implementation and are optimistic your administration will give states like Wisconsin the flexibility to provide the accountability the taxpayers demand," Walker said in his letter.
  • WI Lawmaker: Dems Are Stalling, Recount Will Not Be Completed, State Will Be Forfeited– Won´t

    12/01/2016 8:21:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 71 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/1/16 | Jim Hoft
    Wisconsin Representative Sean Duffy (R-WI) went on with Tucker Carlson tonight to discuss the recount in Wisconsin. Duffy said Democrats and far left Green Party supporters are stalling the recount in Dane County Wisconsin, where Madison is located. The county is holding a hand recount. The recount will not be completed by the deadline on December 20th. Therefore, according to Rep. Duffy, the state will quite possibly be forced to forfeit their electoral votes. This was the plan all along. Democrats knew they couldn’t make up 20,000 votes. But they also knew if they stalled on the recount the state
  • Critics Decry Gov. Walker Plan to Delay Zoo Interchange and Other Highway Projects

    09/16/2016 7:11:28 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio ^ | September 16, 2016 | Ann-Elise Henzl
    Gov. Scott Walker is drawing sharp criticism for his plan to delay highway projects, including the Zoo Interchange in Milwaukee. In the past, the governor has hailed the interchange as key to state businesses that transport products throughout the region. Walker mentioned MillerCoors in his 2013 State of the State address. "MillerCoors is in a hyper-competitive industry. They're looking to find a competitive advantage: who can get a cold beer on a bar in Madison or Green Bay or even Chicago, the fastest. Beer trucks are tied up in the Zoo Interchange? The MillerCoors brewery here in Wisconsin is at...
  • Gov. Scott Walker calls in National Guard after night of rioting

    08/14/2016 6:00:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 14, 2016 | JOHN SEXTON
    After a night of rioting, things were calm Sunday morning but Gov. Scott Walker is not taking any chances. He has called out the National Guard. From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Gov. Scott Walker activated the National Guard on Sunday to assist the Milwaukee Police Department upon request in the aftermath of violence in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood after a fatal police shooting.Walker said he activated the guard after a request from Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. and conferring with Mayor Tom Barrett and Ma. Gen. Donald Dunbar. Saturday night chaos erupted after dark in response to an officer involved shooting...
  • ABC News Politics 5m5 minutes ago NEW: Gov. @ScottWalker activates Wisconsin National Guard

    08/14/2016 11:16:19 AM PDT · by RayofHope · 35 replies
    ABC News Politics ^ | 08/14/2016 | ABC News
    Story to follow! ABC News Twitter feed........ ABC News Politics ‏@ABCPolitics 8m8 minutes ago NEW: Gov. @ScottWalker activates Wisconsin National Guard to assist Milwaukee police upon request:
  • Here Is The List of People Speaking at the RNC Convention

    07/14/2016 8:55:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 123 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    The Republican National Committee has released the list of people who will speak at the 2016 convention in Cleveland next week: Pastor Mark Burns                                                     Phil Ruffin                                                               Congressman Ryan Zinke                                        Pat Smith                                                                  Mark Geist                                                                John Tiegen                                                             Congressman Michael McCaul                                 Sheriff David Clarke                                                 Congressman Sean Duffy                                        Darryl Glenn                                                            Senator Tom Cotton                                                   Karen Vaughn                         Governor Mike Huckabee                                       Mayor Rudy Giuliani                                              Melania Trump                                                         Senator Joni Ernst                                               Kathryn Gates-Skipper                            Marcus Luttrell                                         Dana White             Governor Asa Hutchinson   Attorney General Leslie Rutledge    Michael Mukasey Andy Wist          Senator Jeff Sessions        Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn   Alex Smith         Speaker Paul Ryan    Congressman Kevin McCarthy Kerry Woolard .Senator Shelley Moore Capito...
  • Highway project delays rack up $700 million cost overruns

    06/24/2016 9:54:35 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | June 13, 2016 | Catie Edmondson
    Madison— Faced with delays and inflation over the past five years, four major state highway projects — including a Madison artery — have accumulated overruns in excess of $700 million. While some of these increases come from faulty cost estimates or unavoidable inflation, the new figures underline the obvious: Delays can be costly for Wisconsin taxpayers. When projects are paused because of financial challenges in the state's road fund, the price of materials, labor and real estate can rise. The numbers compiled by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel underline the urgency of a divisive issue for Wisconsin's Republican leaders: finding a...
  • Paul Ryan Says Democratic ‘Stunt’ Is Not ‘A Proud Moment For Democracy’(dumbass!)

    06/23/2016 9:50:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/23/2016 | Alex Pappas
    House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday reacted to the Democratic sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives over gun control by saying: “I don’t think this should be a very proud moment for democracy or the people who staged these stunts.” In his weekly press conference at the Capitol, Ryan said: “This is the people’s house. This is Congress, the House of Representatives, the oldest democracy in the world, and they’re descending it into chaos.”
  • Paul Ryan Just BETRAYED Trump After Teaming Up With THIS Liberal!

    06/21/2016 1:43:50 PM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 20 replies
    Headline Politics ^ | 6-21-16 | Wayne Dupree
    If you’re wondering why Donald Trump is so popular… Republicans are sick of electing good conservatives, only to watch them cave to the bullying tactics of those so very tolerant and nice liberals. One by one, elected Republicans compromise away their principles to sit at the cool kid table. Paul Ryan used to be pretty cool. Speaker Paul Ryan is joining Apple’s Tim Cook for a fundraiser next week in California. A couple of days ago Cook said Apple will not be sending any money to the GOP convention because they do not agree with Donald Trump. I’m sure that...
  • Democrat Wants Taxpayers to Pass Drug Test to Qualify for Deductions [semi-satire]

    06/19/2016 10:26:27 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 June 2016 | John Semmens
    Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis) has introduced legislation that would require taxpayers to pass a drug test before being allowed to itemize deductions on their 1040 tax forms. The bill is in retaliation for state laws that require welfare recipients to pass drug tests in order to receive benefits. "I am sick and tired of Republicans forcing poor people to jump through hoops to receive the money they are entitled to under the law," Moore complained. "We enacted these programs to help the unfortunate. Few members of society are as unfortunate as drug addicts. They are slaves to chemicals that their...
  • Tucker Carlson: Paul Ryan Is ‘Working for the Hillary Campaign’ (VIDEO)

    06/19/2016 8:06:49 AM PDT · by cblue55 · 99 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | June 19, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Paul Ryan continued to knock Donald Trump on Saturday.
  • Lawmaker wants the rich to be drug tested before receiving high-dollar tax deductions

    06/18/2016 5:40:00 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 63 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Andrew Bahl
    Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., in February. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) A Congresswoman who is “sick and tired” of drug testing welfare recipients has introduced a bill in Congress that would subject the rich to many of those same requirements. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., unveiled Thursday the Top 1% Accountability Act, which would require those claiming itemized deductions of more than $150,000 on their tax returns to submit to drug tests or file for less generous tax deductions. The proposal is a shot across the bow at Republican governors in states, including Moore’s home state of Wisconsin, that require the...
  • Campaign event involving Hillary Clinton, Pres. Obama in Green Bay postponed

    06/12/2016 1:15:51 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    Fox 6 ^ | 6/12/16 | Katie DeLong
    FOX6 News has learned a campaign event involving Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama set for Wednesday, June 15th to kick off the general election campaign has been postponed due to the mass shooting Sunday, June 12th in Orlando.
  • 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...
  • Labor Leader Rips (Gov) Doyle for Wage Deal (WI)

    06/01/2005 9:59:15 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 150+ views
    Madison.com ^ | June 1, 2005 | David Callender
    Gov. Jim Doyle's deal with lawmakers to raise the statewide minimum wage in return for signing a law barring Madison and other communities from setting their own rates is drawing fire from some labor leaders. "All this really does is raise the minimum wage to $6.50 an hour six months sooner than if he had done nothing," said Jim Cavanaugh, president of the South Central Federation of Labor. "In exchange for that, he's permanently negotiated away the ability of local governments to pass their own minimum wage laws to pressure the Legislature into raising the statewide wage," Cavanaugh said. Cavanaugh,...
  • Survey: Wages Fell for Some Workers (Union Pimp Piece/WI)

    07/15/2005 4:32:25 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 3 replies · 393+ views
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | July 15, 2005 | Marv Balousek
    Wayne Forler counts himself as one of the lucky ones. Forler, 57, who started at Webcrafters out of Monona Grove High School in 1966, now works as a head pressman and soon will mark 40 years with the company. "The best thing about Webcrafters is they never laid me off during slow times," he said. These days, he doesn't like standing on his feet too long during 12-hour shifts and said he sometimes regrets not getting into management because "it's air-conditioned and you sit." But, he said, pressmen earn $18 to $30 an hour at Webcrafters, a far higher rate...
  • Advocates Urge Justice for Janitors

    02/08/2006 1:56:21 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 2 replies · 121+ views
    Madison.com ^ | February 8, 2006 | Pat Schneider
    (Accuse CleanPower of interfering with union talks among its workers at American Family Insurance...) Worker advocates are calling on American Family Insurance to prevent what they say are attempts by its cleaning company to stop janitors at American Family's Madison headquarters from organizing. As part of the Justice for Janitors movement, the Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice of South Central Wisconsin is calling on the insurance giant to stop CleanPower, a large Wisconsin janitorial service company, from interfering with efforts by the Service Employees International Union to organize the janitors.A letter expressing surprise at anti-labor tactics at American Family's headquarters...
  • 100 to 1, Crowd Backs Paid Sick Days (Madison, WI)

    08/23/2005 12:57:22 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 34 replies · 974+ views
    Madison.com ^ | August 23, 2005 | Lee Sensenbrenner
    A proposal to guarantee all workers in Madison paid sick days got a warm reception during the first town hall meeting organized to help shape the potential ordinance. Only one speaker, an accountant who said he was representing only himself, criticized the "Healthy Families, Healthy City" proposal as the audience of 100 or so groaned around him Monday night. Jim Cavanaugh, president of the South Central Federation of Labor and one of the leaders of the coalition that's pushing for paid sick leave, said the City Council could have a proposal by its Sept. 6 meeting. Other labor leaders were...
  • Making Madison Work: From Eden to Everytown?

    07/16/2006 4:04:02 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 10 replies · 147+ views
    Madison.com ^ | July 16, 2006 | Judy Newman
    For generations, Madison has been a place where life is good. Plenty of good jobs with government and UW-Madison as the solid, steady anchors. Good schools, chock-full of middle-class, college-bound students. Easy to find a nice, affordable place to live. That was then. This is now: State government shedding jobs. Madison businesses moving to the suburbs. Companies facing business competition from Austin, Texas, to Shanghai. More families short on cash and stuck in low-paying jobs. Growing numbers of trophy homes priced exclusively for the rich. And a feeling among business people that Madison's city leaders are out to get them....
  • Madison's Turn for "Day Without Latinos"

    04/10/2006 10:05:05 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 48 replies · 1,099+ views
    Madison.com ^ | April 10, 2006 | Pat Schneider
    (Nationwide movement gets local for rally and march...) They talked about flags. They talked about the importance of not striking out if confronted by hecklers, about how they should not carry false IDs. But some 60 Latinos meeting to hammer out logistics for today's march and rally for immigration rights carefully considered what message they should send by the flags they carried. The marchers mobilizing this morning at Brittingham Park for a march to the Capitol were to join marchers projected at up to one million today in Washington D.C., New York, Phoenix and other cities in demonstrations of Latino...
  • Furious GOP donors stew over Trump (Romney's losers)

    06/11/2016 5:22:02 PM PDT · by McGruff · 86 replies
    POLITCO ^ | June 11, 2016 | Alex Isenstadt
    On Friday afternoon, at an exclusive Republican donor retreat here hosted by Mitt Romney, frustration boiled over. During an off-the-record question-and-answer session with House Speaker Paul Ryan, Meg Whitman, the billionaire Hewlett Packard chief executive officer, confronted the speaker over his endorsement of Trump. Whitman, a major GOP giver who ran for California governor in 2010, compared Trump to historical demagogues like Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini and wanted to know how the speaker could get behind him. At another discussion session during the day, which featured top Romney alumni Stuart Stevens and Matt Rhoades, Ana Navarro, a Republican contributor...
  • 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...
  • Donald Trump’s Opponents Call for Violence At Rally: ‘Fascism Wants Us to Peacefully Resist’

    06/11/2016 2:14:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 10, 2016 | Katie McHugh
    A flyer circulated before Donald Trump’s Friday rally in Richmond, Virginia, called for violence and declared “passive resistance … has no effect on heartless racists.” Under a headline of “Self-Defense,” the flyer reads: We fully support your right to self-defense, we do not expect you to take a beating by Trump goons in order to “look good.” Your safety is important, protect yourself. Fascism wants us to peacefully resist while it steamrolls us. We take our inspiration from the workers of Spain who rose up by the millions to fight fascism when it came to their country. Passive resistance works...
  • 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.
  • Loss of Confidence in San Jose Fire Dept, Mayor and Police Chief

    06/08/2016 8:07:42 AM PDT · by milford421 · 31 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/8/16 | Milford421
    " TITLE CODE OF ETHICS FOR OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF SAN JOSE PURPOSE AND SCOPE ... City employees and officials are expected to demonstrate the highest standards of personal integrity, honesty and conduct in all activities in order to inspire public confidence and trust in City employees."... "... "The citizens of San José expect and must receive the highest standard of ethics from all those in the public service. City officers and employees must be independent, impartial and responsible in the performance of their duties and accountable to the members of the public." ..." "POLICY Elected and...
  • 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: "I'll be voting for Donald Trump"

    06/02/2016 1:53:53 PM PDT · by LukeL · 31 replies
    www.tmj4.com ^ | 6/2/2016
    JANESVILLE -- House Speaker Paul Ryan said in his hometown newspaper The Janesville Gazette Thursday that he'll be voting for Donald Trump this fall.
  • Paul Ryan says he will vote for Donald Trump

    06/02/2016 12:32:14 PM PDT · by GilGil · 50 replies
    Gazette Xtra ^ | 6/1/2016 | Frank Schultz
    The speaker of the House of Representatives says he will vote for Donald Trump. Rep. Paul Ryan made that statement in a column submitted Thursday for publication in The Gazette, his hometown newspaper. The statement at least partially answers a question on many minds: whether the leader of the House Republicans and chairman of the upcoming Republican National Convention would support Trump's candidacy.
  • Paul Ryan endorses Donald Trump

    06/02/2016 1:55:58 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | June 2, 2016 | By Eric Bradner and Deirdre Walsh
    House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday said he's voting for presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. In an op-ed for the Janesville Gazette of Janesville, Wisconsin, Ryan -- who sparked a political firestorm last month when he told CNN's Jake Tapper he was "just not ready" to back his party's nominee -- says he is now convinced Trump will advance the Republican agenda. "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 him this fall," Ryan wrote. He added, "It's no secret that he...
  • Paul Ryan: Donald Trump can help make reality of bold House policy agenda

    06/02/2016 12:19:49 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    gazettextra.com ^ | 06/02/2016
    As I said from the start, my goal has been to unite the party so we can win in the fall. And if we’re going to unite, it has to be over ideas. Donald Trump and I have talked at great length about things such as the proper role of the executive and fundamental principles such as the protection of life. The list of potential Supreme Court nominees he released after our first meeting was very encouraging. But the House policy agenda has been the main focus of our dialogue. We’ve talked about the common ground this agenda can represent....
  • Understanding The Changes With the RNC Hispanic Media Director and Beyond

    06/02/2016 10:11:17 AM PDT · by onyx · 17 replies
    Understanding The Changes With the RNC Hispanic Media Director and Beyond… Posted on June 2, 2016 by sundance The Washington Post reports today that Ruth Guerra, RNC Hispanic Media Director, has resigned and will be replaced by Jeb Bush GOPe operative and campaign adviser Helen Aguirre Ferre.Leaving the RNC Ruth Guerra will now go to American Action Network an organization that aides enlistment of, and protection for, Republican House members. Helen Ferre will take up the Media Director position in DC and work with GOPe/RNC leadership including Paul Ryan.Understanding The Shift – To understand what’s going on, a person must first...
  • 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%