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  • Ryan secures big win with bipartisan Puerto Rico deal

    05/24/2016 5:42:52 AM PDT · by jimjohn · 40 replies
    The bipartisan deal to tackle Puerto Rico’s debt crisis represents Paul Ryan’s first big victory as Speaker. While the Wisconsin Republican has notched other wins on highway, education and government funding during his short, nearly seven-month tenure, former Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) had a hand in all of those negotiations.
  • Sheriff David Clarke: ‘The Only Person Safe in a Gun-Free Zone Is the Criminal’

    05/23/2016 8:05:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/22/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    During his May 20 speech to the NRA Leadership Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, Sheriff David Clarke Jr. said, “The only person safe in a gun free zone … is the criminal.” He made this comment while referencing the horrendous May 12, 2006, sexual attack suffered by Kimberly Corban in her room on a college campus. Clarke said: This brave woman voluntarily shares the story of her horrific event so that other women do not have to experience what she did. She found out when seconds mattered, the police were not a 911 call away. She also learned that the only...
  • Video shows Greenfield (WI)police technique to end chase (Stolen SUV wreck)

    05/22/2016 6:53:52 PM PDT · by UB355 · 18 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 5/21/2016 | Ashley Luthern
    Greenfield police have released dramatic footage of officers using a technique to stop a fleeing stolen SUV and causing it to crash. The chase reached speeds of up to 90 mph and took place shortly before 3 a.m. May 6 when an officer tried to pull over a vehicle stolen from a car dealership, according a Saturday post on the department's Facebook page. Greenfield police explained the use of the "pursuit intervention technique," which involved an officer's squad car hitting the fleeing vehicle and causing it to crash into a pole near S. 27th St. and W. Lincoln Ave.
  • Feds Divert MILLIONS To ‘Slush Fund’ That Fuels These Liberal Activist Groups ( La Raza and .. )

    05/21/2016 8:14:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 05/20/2016 | Richard Pollock
    Department of Justice officials diverted millions of dollars slated for victims of the 2008 housing meltdown to politically favored third parties, including “left-wing radical groups,” according to the chairman of a House of Representatives oversight subcommittee. Rep. Sean Duffy : a Wisconsin Republican and chairman of the House Financial Services ... a $500 million “slush fund” that could be steered toward favored groups. ... If you’re diverting money away from victims and sending it to third-party activist groups, you have victims who are being harmed not just once, but a second time. ... Many of us in Congress were alarmed...
  • David Clarke tells NRA: Be wary of 'freedom-loathing gun-haters'

    05/21/2016 5:54:04 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 10 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 21 may 2016 | Kirsten Clark
    Louisville, Ky. — Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke's message to those attending Friday's NRA-ILA Leadership Forum was in part cautionary: Be wary of "freedom-loathing gun-haters." "Don't be misled by phony sloganeering like 'common sense gun legislation' or 'smart guns,'" he said. "There is nothing smart about what they are up to, as you and I both know. None of this crap will reduce violence, suicides or mass shootings." The crowd erupted in applause several times during Clarke's talk, which was one in a nearly four-hour-long series of speeches from pro-gun heavyweights and politicians like presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump and...
  • Wisconsin Simplifies Hunting Regulations. No Back Tags

    05/20/2016 6:06:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In 1942, Wisconsin required deer hunters to wear a back tag so that they could be identified at a distance.  The exact what purpose of the new regulation is not clear.  It may have been related to WWII, because the back tag regulation was put in place between Pearl Harbor and the first deer season that occurred after the start of the war.  Perhaps Wisconsin legislators feared armed German or Japanese agents roaming the Wisconsin North woods.  Perhaps it was simply part of the Roosevelt push to create more bureaucratic administrative control over all aspects of life.  Wisconsin was...
  • Custard Stand Controversy Over 'English Only' Policy

    05/19/2016 9:32:24 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 5/19/16 | Bill Hoffman
    A popular custard stand in Milwaukee — rumored to be the inspiration for Arnold's Drive-In on TV's "Happy Days" — says its employees must speak English on the job and can't take orders given in foreign languages. Ron Schneider, the owner of Leon's Frozen Custard, a family owned business since 1942, is standing by his 10-year-old policy, which only recently came to light among customers. "Hey, c'mon! It is America. We've spoken English for a long, long time. Any foreign language is going to be a problem," Schneider told Fox6Now.com. "What I'm trying to avoid is when people come up...
  • Cory Booker: Some Violent Crimes Should Not Be Defined as Violent Crimes

    05/18/2016 8:57:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 17 May 2016 | Katie McHugh
    New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker, who supports a pending sentencing reform bill that would reduce sentences for violent criminals, wants America to have a “candid conversation” about what violent crimes should be treated as violent crimes. ... Booker is a supporter of the bipartisan Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 (SRCA), which is being pushed by House Speaker Paul Ryan, resident Barack Obama ... Not likely to be included in this conversation: Victims of crime, such as Army veteran Stanley Carter. He died after Malcolm B. Benson robbed and shot him at a Detroit bus stop in September...
  • Donald Trump Releases List of Potential Supreme Court Appointments

    05/18/2016 2:21:53 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 18, 2016 | Sundance
    Today Donald J. Trump released the much-anticipated list of people he would consider as potential replacements for Justice Scalia at the United States Supreme Court. This list was compiled, first and foremost, based on constitutional principles, with input from highly respected conservatives and Republican Party leadership. Mr. Trump stated, “Justice Scalia was a remarkable person and a brilliant Supreme Court Justice. His career was defined by his reverence for the Constitution and his legacy of protecting Americans’ most cherished freedoms. He was a Justice who did not believe in legislating from the bench and he is a person whom I...
  • Trump's 11 potential Supreme Court Justices (bio and Wiki link)

    05/18/2016 12:48:45 PM PDT · by justlurking · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2016-05-18 | Me
    Don Willett is a Texas Supreme Court justice:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Willett David Stras is an associate justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Stras Allison Eid is a justice on the Colorado Supreme Court:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allison_H._Eid Joan Larsen is a justice on the Michigan Supreme Court.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Larsen Steven Colloton is a federal judge who has served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Colloton Raymond Gruender is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Gruender Thomas Hardiman is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Hardiman Raymond M. Kethledge is a federal judge...
  • Donald Trump releases list of potential supreme court nominees – live

    05/18/2016 11:09:45 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 14 replies
    ABCNEWS ^ | 05/18/16 | staff
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has released a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia. Trump's picks include Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado and Raymond Gruender of Missouri. Also on the list are: Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas. Trump said in March he planned to release the list to ease concerns about his conservative credentials...
  • Trump unveils list of his top Supreme Court picks

    05/18/2016 11:31:12 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 13 replies
    AP ^ | May 18, 2016 | JILL COLVIN
    Trump's picks include Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado and Raymond Gruender of Missouri. Also on the list are: Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas. Trump had previously named Pryor and Sykes as examples of kind of justices he would choose.
  • Trump unveils list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices

    05/18/2016 11:11:10 AM PDT · by TontoKowalski · 233 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/18/16 | Jill Colvin
    The names are at the link.
  • Hundreds of chickens, dozens of pigs, rabbits found dead on Sauk County farm

    05/18/2016 11:04:41 AM PDT · by Ellendra · 6 replies
    Channel 3000 ^ | 5-17-16
    TOWN OF WESTFIELD, Wis. - A Sauk County man and woman face multiple charges in connection with the death of hundreds of farm animals discovered in early March, the sheriff’s office said. A criminal complaint filed in Sauk County court Monday said 22-year-old Ashley Grage is facing 14 counts of mistreatment of animals in connection with the deaths of several hundred chickens, about 40 pigs and several dozen rabbits on a farm where she lived with her boyfriend. According to the complaint, Grage had been living with 27-year-old Bradley Kruse on a farm at S7004 Highway 23 where the animals...
  • Rep.(Steve) King: Trump needs to reach out to the conservatives (video)

    05/17/2016 2:15:58 PM PDT · by GilGil · 171 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 5/16/2016 | Lou Dobbs
    Judiciary Committee Member Steve King (R-Iowa) on the Republican Party and Donald Trump’s candidacy.
  • Scarborough: "This Is Not Paul Ryan's Party Anymore-This Is Donald Trump's Party"

    05/17/2016 2:20:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 17,2016 | Jeff Poor
    Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough reacted to a NBC News/Survey Monkey poll showing Republican voters trusting presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to lead the party over Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI).
  • Paul Ryan embraces poll showing more Republicans trust Trump than him

    05/17/2016 1:14:55 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    House Speaker Paul Ryan has no issue with a national NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll released Tuesday that indicates that more Republican and Republican-leaning voters trust Donald Trump to lead the party than Ryan. “I hope it’s Donald Trump. He’s getting the nomination,” Ryan told reporters Tuesday in a clip aired by MSNBC. “He’s wrapping up the nomination.” Donald Trump has a lot to learn from Paul Ryan — and Ryan has a lot to learn from Trump. Nearly six in 10 Republicans and leaners said they trusted Trump, the party’s presumptive presidential nominee, more to lead the GOP, compared to 39...
  • Milwaukee Public Schools Spending $471,073 on 'Black Lives Matter'

    05/16/2016 8:06:12 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 22 replies
    1130 WISN ^ | 5/12/2016
    Milwaukee Public Schools has included nearly a half million dollars for "Black Lives Matter" in its list of expenditures included the 2017 budget proposal it published in Wednesday's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Interestingly enough, the district plans to spend nearly as much on "Black Lives Matter" as it plans to spend on College Access Centers, Universal Driver Education, and Advanced Studies of World Languages. "We’re doing this work because national and local studies tell us young men of color in Wisconsin and Milwaukee are more likely to be represented disproportionally in the justice system and less likely to be represented proportionally...
  • How Ryan decided to ditch Trump (Ryan was counting on brokered convention)

    05/06/2016 7:12:46 AM PDT · by quesney · 85 replies
    Ryan never expected Trump to lock up the nomination so quickly. He didn't think Texas Sen. Ted Cruz would drop out of the race in May. In fact, Ryan's orbit was preparing for a contested convention in Cleveland, where he is slated to serve as chairman, effectively the emcee of the Trump coronation. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/paul-ryan-donald-trump-222870#ixzz47svnCs9j Follow us: @politico on Twitter | Politico on Facebook
  • Donald Trump Should Take Up Paul Ryan on Offer To Resign From Convention

    05/10/2016 4:03:36 AM PDT · by detective · 34 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 10, 2016 | Sundance
    Considering the long history of legislative abuse carried out by the insufferable GOPe, and knowing the only way to rid the apparatus of the corrupting infection is to cut out clear margins, Donald Trump would be well advised to take Paul Ryan up on his offer to resign his chairmanship at the national convention. In addition, and considering the patriotic bench available for immediate dispatch, Donald Trump could request Reince Preibus resign from his post as RNC head and immediately replace him with a more favorable and competent executive.
  • Trump Calls Elizabeth Warren 'Pocahontas' In Call With NYT Columnist

    05/15/2016 9:36:38 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 184 replies
    GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump referred to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (d-ma) as "Pocahontas" in an interview with New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, she wrote in a piece published Saturday. Trump told Dowd that he had not been asked by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) in his meeting with him last week to tone down his rhetoric directed at women. Dowd also asked him if he had been criticized by Republicans for his Twitter feud with Warren. "You mean Pocahontas?” Trump shot back. Trump and Warren have engaged in a long battle on Twitter, trading barbs over his rhetoric toward...
  • High schoolers, 14 and 15, 'live streamed themselves having a threesome at Barack Obama school

    05/13/2016 11:31:52 AM PDT · by dead · 72 replies
    Two teenage girls from a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, school live streamed sex acts with a teenage boy while their classmates watched through Facebook Live at school, authorities said. Milwaukee Police have asked Facebook to hand over information from the account of a 14-year-old girl after saying two juvenile girls in the video could be charged with 'exposing a child to harmful material'. The 15-year-old boy was not listed as a suspect on the police warrant. An investigation into the incident was prompted in January after staff at Barack Obama School - which houses students in grades kindergarten through 12th - became...
  • Bill Kristol: Republican Party’s ‘Unification Means Capitulation’ to Trump

    05/13/2016 4:52:14 AM PDT · by detective · 148 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 May 2016 | Pam Key
    Thursday on MSNBC, while discussing Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) meeting with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, told members of the Republican Party that reunifying the party would mean “capitulation.”
  • Trump, Ryan tout unity in wake of meeting

    05/12/2016 2:24:25 PM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | May 12, 2016 | Manu Raju and Jeremy Diamond,
    Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan concluded their highly anticipated meeting Thursday amid signals that the Republican Party will work to piece itself together after a fractious primary. "While we were honest about our few differences, we recognize that there are also many important areas of common ground," Trump and Ryan said in a joint statement. "We will be having additional discussions, but remain confident there's a great opportunity to unify our party and win this fall, and we are totally committed to working together to achieve that goal."
  • Poll: Republicans want party more like Trump, not Ryan

    05/12/2016 8:12:51 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 66 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/12/16 | By Paul Bedard
    Donald Trump entered his pow wow with House Speaker Paul Ryan Thursday in the driver's seat, emboldened by a new poll that shows voters want the Republican Party to be more like the real estate tycoon, not the 2012 vice presidential nominee. Rasmussen reported: "Nearly half (47%) of GOP voters now believe the Republican Party should be more like Trump than like Ryan. Thirty-two percent (32%) disagree and say the GOP should be more like Ryan. Seventeen percent (17%) opt for neither."
  • Trump Supporters More Conservative Than Avg GOP Voter (DC RINOs, How ya like them apples?)

    05/12/2016 11:31:39 AM PDT · by quesney · 75 replies
    POLL: TRUMP SUPPORTERS More Conservative Than Average GOP Voter Jim Hoft May 12th, 2016 8:19 am 498 Comments trump clemson crowd A new Pew poll shows that Trump supporters are the true conservatives of the Republican party. Trump supporters want a border wall and more scrutiny of Muslim migrants and refugees. Trump supporters also understand how free trade has destroyed US manufacturing jobs. The rest of GOP voters have some catching up to do. trump supporters gop On issues of security and jobs – Trump supporters are more conservative than anti-Trumpers.
  • Trump hints that Fallin and Brewer on VP short list

    05/12/2016 5:56:35 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 170 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Donald Trump said on Wednesday that former Ariz. Gov. Jan Brewer and Okla. Gov. Mary Fallin are both on his shortlist for running mate. “Well also Jan. Jan Brewer has been fantastic,” he said. “She has been so fantastic. You know I won so big, her territory, we won so big. And she is a fabulous woman. And I agree with you, the governor of Oklahoma -- fabulous person.” When asked whether Chris Christie is still in the running as a possible vice president pick, Trump declined to give a straight answer, opting to praise the New Jersey governor. “I...
  • A Joint Statement from House Speaker Paul Ryan and Donald J. Trump

    05/12/2016 8:23:28 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 253 replies
    Paul Ryan Twiiter ^ | 05/12/16 | Statement
    Words below.
  • Paul Ryan Gushes Over Trump: He’s a “Very Warm and Genuine Person” (VIDEO)

    05/12/2016 11:51:35 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 75 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 12, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Speaker Paul Ryan spoke with reporters after his first meeting with Donald Trump on Thursday morning... Speaker Paul Ryan gushes over Trump: His personality, I thought he had a very good personality. He’s a very warm and genuine person. I met him like 30 seconds in 2012. So we really don’t know each other. And we started to get to know each other. So, I actually had a very pleasant exchange with him...
  • Wisconsin CD1 Poll Ryan 78 Nehlen 14

    05/12/2016 11:29:05 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 49 replies
    Remington Resource Group ^ | 5/12/2016 | Remington Resource Group
    No article, just link.
  • Oh Dear – Lou Dobbs Eviscerates House Speaker Paul “Omnibus” Ryan

    05/12/2016 12:00:37 AM PDT · by detective · 57 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 11, 2016 | Sundance
    Oh my goodness. Mr. Lou Dobbs just lit the fuse on Paul Ryan’s ‘splodey vest…
  • 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.
  • Paul Ryan Presser on MSNBC

    05/11/2016 7:30:27 AM PDT · by georgiegirl · 24 replies
    MSNBC | 5/11/16 | georgiegirl
    Paul Ryan just had a press conference having to do with some health issue for the country. However, he is about to take questions from the press.
  • Paul Ryan’s Life and Career in Photos (Another Lifetime Govt Employee)

    05/10/2016 1:24:01 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 20 replies
    swampland.time.com ^ | Aug. 11, 2012 | swampland.time.com
    2012 ELECTION Paul Ryan’s Life and Career in Photos Aug. 11, 2012
  • Why Paul Ryan’s Trump Gambit May Cost His Speakership

    05/10/2016 8:53:55 AM PDT · by dennisw · 31 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9 May 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    A story of a small-town city council puts Paul Ryan’s shift on Donald Trump in perspective. A friend of mine who lived in a small country town was elected to the local council. Because he is something of a gadfly, his colleagues made him speaker of the council, thinking that by promoting him to a largely ceremonial role, they were taming him. He made one change: he had the council building lock its side entrances, so that the only entry was through the front, and made council members clock in and out like other municipal employees. They were livid —...
  • Paul Ryan Challenger Nehlen At Border: "There's No Security At All"

    05/09/2016 9:13:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 9,2016 | Dan Riehl
    Businessman Paul Nehlen, who is challenging Speaker Paul Ryan in a primary to represent Wisconsin’s First District, joined Breitbart News Sunday’s Alex Marlow and Stephen K. Bannon to discuss his trip to the southern border with Breitbart Texas editor Brandon Darby.
  • Democrats gird for fight with Trump in U.S. Rust Belt states

    05/09/2016 7:27:52 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 27 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9 May 2016 | Amanda Becker and Luciana Lopez
    CLEVELAND/NEW YORK - Bracing for a general election fight with Donald Trump, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton and her allies are putting resources into industrial states such as Ohio and Pennsylvania to try to block Trump from making inroads with working-class voters there. Labor leaders, progressive groups and Democratic operatives told Reuters in interviews that they took seriously Trump's appeal with white working-class voters and were studying how to respond to his promises to create jobs and negotiate better trade deals. The desire to stop the presumptive Republican presidential nominee from wresting away the support of unionized workers has even...
  • SARAH PALIN Announces She Will Work to Defeat Paul Ryan in Primary

    05/09/2016 4:04:41 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 97 replies
    gatewaypundit ^ | May 8, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin announced on Sunday she will work to defeat Paul Ryan in his Republican primary. This came after Ryan would not endorse the Republican nominee Donald Trump for president. On Thursday Republican Speaker Paul Ryan told Jake Tapper on CNN he was “not ready” to endorse Donald Trump yet. Donald Trump won the GOP nomination on Tuesday after his landslide victory in Indiana. Palin told Jake Tapper she believes Ryan will soon be “Cantored.” ** Republican businessman Paul Nehlen is running against Paul Ryan in the Wisconsin primary. paul ryan challenger paul nehlen CNN reported: Sarah...
  • TRUMP LIKES IDEA OF PARTY UNITY, BUT ON HIS TERMS

    05/08/2016 4:57:55 PM PDT · by bkopto · 65 replies
    AP ^ | 5/8/2016 | Anne Flaherty
    (Trump) used the term "lightweight" to describe Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., once in the presidential race, and suggested former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, another former rival, was still licking his wounds from the vicious campaign. The party's 2012 nominee Mitt Romney, Trump said, "blew the election" that year and never even thanked Trump for his work on Romney's behalf. Arizona Sen. John McCain, the 2008 nominee, said it would take a lot for him to ever stand on stage next to Trump, even though McCain has agreed to support the party's nominee.
  • Palin will work to defeat Ryan in primary for Trump stance

    05/08/2016 7:01:48 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 171 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/8/2016 | Karl De Vries
    Washington (CNN) Sarah Palin will work to defeat House Speaker Paul Ryan by backing his primary opponent in Wisconsin, the former Alaska governor told CNN's Jake Tapper. Palin said in an interview that airs Sunday on "State of the Union" that her decision was sparked by Ryan's bombshell announcement to Tapper last week that he wasn't yet ready to support Donald Trump, the Republican presumptive nominee. Palin endorsed Trump back in January. "I think Paul Ryan is soon to be 'Cantored,' as in Eric Cantor," Palin said, referring to the former Republican House majority leader who was ousted in a...
  • Donald Trump Won’t Rule Out Effort to Remove Paul Ryan as Convention Chairman

    Updated, 9:56 a.m. | Donald J. Trump said he would not rule out an effort to remove Representative Paul D. Ryan as chairman of the Republican National Convention if he did not endorse Mr. Trump’s candidacy. Mr. Trump stopped short of calling for Mr. Ryan, the speaker of the House, to step down from his convention role. But in an interview that aired Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Mr. Trump said there could be consequences in the event that Mr. Ryan continued withholding his support. “I will give you a very solid answer, if that happens, about one minute...
  • 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,...
  • Former Speaker Of The House Just SMOKED The ‘Establishment’ For NOT Endorsing Trump VIDEO

    05/07/2016 6:18:04 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 78 replies
    Fox News via Independent Journal via americas freedom fighters. ^ | May 6, 2016 | Fox News via Independent Journal via americas freedom fighters via Dean James
    Newt Gingrich has weighed in on the #NeverTrump movement and he has some harsh words for the Republicans that are turning their backs on the party. He specifically addresses The Bushes, and Mitt Romney saying, “Let’s be clear. The Bushes, the Romneys, the Republican party has been pretty darn good to them. And they owe a little bit to that party. And the people who make up that party.” Gingrich told FOX News host Uma Pemmaraju that House Speaker Paul Ryan’s announcement that he is “not ready” to support Donald Trump “probably represents a fairly large block of people who...
  • Gun violence gets more nuanced, probing coverage (barf alert)

    05/08/2016 4:48:58 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 14 replies
    Capital Times ^ | 08 may 2016 | LYNN ELBER
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Media attention to gun violence tends to be doled out in predictable, limited ways: when a mass shooting happens, when the anniversary of such a tragedy is marked or when the use of deadly force by law enforcement or citizens is questioned. But the headline-driven nature of the coverage is starting to shift, with documentary filmmakers, TV networks and others attempting to reach beyond the heat and anger of the moment in search of more nuanced — and sometimes more pointed — scrutiny of a crucial American issue. With "Armed in America," PBS is giving over...
  • 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 Voters: Not So Irrational: (Political scientist who applies the ‘rational choice’ theory... )

    05/07/2016 11:37:34 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 38 replies
    The WallStreet Journal ^ | May 6, 2016 | Allysia Finley
    The political scientist who applies the ‘rational choice’ theory of economics to voters says there was a method to the GOP’s primary madness. Go to the source:
  • 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...
  • 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,...