Tag: Paul Ryan

Obama, Pence Visit Capitol Hill For Obamacare Fight

President Barack Obama arrived to the Capitol to give congressional Democrats advice on how to combat the Republican drive to dismantle his health care overhaul. Vice President-elect Mike Pence is meeting with GOP lawmakers to discuss the best way to send Obama’s cherished law to its graveyard and replace it with — well, something. The…

GOP Plans To Tear Down Obama’s Legacy As New 115th Congress Sworn In Today

The 115th Congress begins Tuesday with Republicans, set to control the House, Senate, and presidency for the first time since 2006, planning to start dismantling many Obama-era financial and environmental regulations, and undo parts of Obama’s signature healthcare reform law. President Obama is meeting with fellow Democrats on Wednesday to discuss how to prevent ObamaCare…

House Republicans Vote to Gut Ethics Committee

On Monday night the House Republicans voted 119-74 to eviscerate Congress’ outside ethics watchdog and put it under the control of the very same lawmakers it’s meant to be keeping in check. Under a proposal by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), the Office of Congressional Ethics, set up in 2008 to investigate allegations of misconduct against…

Paul Ryan Told House GOP His Done Defending Trump [VIDEO]

In a conference call Monday morning, House Speaker Paul Ryan reportedly told Republican members of the lower chamber that he will no longer defend Donald Trump or campaign with him before Election Day, and he urged them to focus their efforts on their own re-elections. According to Politico, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy echoed Ryan,…

Paul Ryan Wins GOP Primary

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan easily defeated outside challenger Paul Nehlen in his primary in Wisconsin on Tuesday. Nehlen caught the eye of Donald Trump who praised him before the GOP candidate eventually backed Ryan. Ryan was first elected in 1998. CNN projects Speaker Paul Ryan has easily won the GOP Primary in Wisconsin’s…

Trump Associates Campaign To Defeat Ryan

With the relationship between Paul Ryan and Donald Trump already increasingly fraught, POLITICO has learned that a group of former Trump campaign hands are quietly working to defeat the House speaker in his primary election next week. More than half a dozen of Trump’s former campaign staff members or leading volunteer organizers from around the…

Trump Criticized by Own Party for Comments About Family of Muslim Soldier

In a lengthy statement out Monday morning, Arizona Sen. John McCain rebuked Donald Trump for his attacks on the Khan family. “I cannot emphasize enough how deeply I disagree with Mr. Trump’s statement,” the former GOP nominee said, adding that his remarks do not reflect the beliefs of the Republican Party at large. “It is…

Trump Poll: Zero Percent with Blacks in OH, PA

New Polls made by NBC News and The Wall Street Journal shows presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is polling at zero percent among black voters in states of Ohio and Pennsylvania. The Poll show that African-Americans overwhelmingly favor Hillary Clinton—by an 88-point margin in Ohio and a 91-point margin in Pennsylvania.

Republican National Convention Speakers Schedule Dates

The platform committee met on Monday and Tuesday. The Republican National Committee held its summer meeting Wednesday, July 13. The convention rules committee meets Thursday and Friday, July 14-15. That’s where anti-Trump delegates are expected to push for a “conscience clause” that would allow delegates to vote for whichever presidential candidate they want on the…

Paul Ryan To Speak At GOP Convention [VIDEO]

House Speaker Paul Ryan will give a 10-minute speech at the Republican National Convention next week, according to Politico. Ryan will speak on “the sharp contrast between Republican ideas and four more years of Obama-like progressive policies; and the need for conservatives to unite around Republican candidates in advance of a critical election,” an aide…

Paul Ryan Sent Letter To DNI To Block Clinton From Info [VIDEO]

On Wednesday The House Speaker Paul Ryan sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper asking that Hillary Clinton be denied access to classified information for the remainder of the 2016 presidential campaign. Ryan sent the letter in the wake of FBI Director James Comey’s scathing assessment of Clinton’s “extremely careless” handling of…

Paul Ryan Endorses Donald Trump [VIDEO]

Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan wrote in a Thursday op-ed that he will vote for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in the fall. This comes after Ryan had previously said he was not “ready” to endorse him. The pair had a series of discussions—by phone and in person—in the weeks leading up to the…

Donald Trump Meet With Paul Ryan & Senate GOP Leaders [VIDEO]

Ryan describes agreement with Trump on ‘core principles’. Ryan said he sounded Trump out on his views on abortion, “limited government”, “the constitution”, and “executive power” and he found broad agreement. The conversation was “personal,” Ryan said, suggesting that he probed for Trump’s heartfelt views on issues such as opposing reproductive choice, a position to…

Trump to Meet With Paul Ryan, GOP Leaders [VIDEO]

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan will broker a meeting between Donald Trump and House Republican leaders next Thursday morning. The announcement comes one day after Ryan announced that he was “just not ready” to back Trump’s presidential bid. In his own Thursday statement, Trump fired back that he was “not ready to support Speaker…

Stewart Is Back To Shame Congress Over #WorstResponders [VIDEO]

Jon Stewart returned to The Daily Show for the first time since passing the torch to new host Trevor Noah in August to provide an update on a cause he has been supporting for years: Funding healthcare for 9/11 first responders. Stewart popped up in the second half of the show (“Are you lost?” new…

Trump On Top, Carson Slips, Cruz And Rubio Rise In New Poll [VIDEO]

GOP front-runner Donald Trump widens his lead in the nomination race, while Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz threaten to overtake Ben Carson for the number two spot. Those four once again constitute the top tier in the latest Fox News national poll on the 2016 election. In addition, Rubio joins Carson as the only candidates…

Paul Ryan Elected Speaker Of The House [VIDEO]

Rep. Paul Ryan was officially elected to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House during a Thursday morning vote. Republican congresswoman Jackie Walorski cast the 218th “yea” vote that put Ryan over the majority mark (he ended up with 236), beating out Nancy Pelosi’s 184 votes, and tea party challenger Daniel Webster’s nine votes.

Paul Ryan Is Officially Running for House Speaker [VIDEO]

It’s official: Paul Ryan will run for speaker of the House. After much hesitance, soul-searching, and requests for the House GOP to unite behind his candidacy, the Wisconsin Republican will enter the race. In a Thursday evening letter to colleagues, Ryan wrote, “I am ready and eager to be speaker.” He added that while he…

Paul Ryan In Talks For Speaker If GOP Accept Conditions [VIDEO]

Paul Ryan said he would run for Speaker of the House if his conditions were met. Ryan said he would make a final decision by the end of the week. Ryan told in a House Republican conference Tuesday evening that he would seek the top spot in the House of Representatives only if he received…

Rachel Maddow: Paul Ryan Is Acting Like He Didn’t Lose 2012 Election

Rachel Maddow tonight took on current congressman and former Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan for releasing a budget proposal very similar to the one he touted on the campaign trail last year. What Maddow found so surprising about the plan was that it meant Ryan has basically rejected the idea that elections have consequences…