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  1. Trump Demands More Stringent Work Requirements for Food Stamps RecipientsIt’s a great way for Trump to demagogue about shiftless welfare bums without actually making major changes in a popular program.
  2. House Chaplain Un-Resigns, Paul Ryan RetreatsAfter a clumsy forced resignation, the House chaplain changes his mind in a fiery letter citing possible anti-Catholic motives, and Paul Ryan folds.
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    Paul Ryan Warns If Republicans Lose House, Cover-ups for Trump Will End“You’ll have subpoenas” if Democrats win. Compelling the White House to provide information? Can’t have that!
  4. Conservatives Plan One More Obamacare Repeal Effort Before the Midterm WaveGOP congressional leaders have mostly packed it in for 2018. But conservatives, with White House support, may try one last time to repeal Obamacare.
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    Trump Handed the Agenda to Conservatives and They Blew ItIdeologues on the right will say their ideas have never been tried, but the truth is, they’re out of workable ideas.
  6. Conservative Leader Seems to Rule Out Catholics — and Women? — for Chaplain JobMark Walker thinks clergy that haven’t “walked in the shoes” of the married men who dominate Congress can’t relate to them adequately.
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    Firing the House Chaplain for Dissing Tax Cuts Is FineStop freaking out about this. Paul Ryan’s views are terrible, but his actions are totally defensible.
  8. Paul Ryan Allegedly Ousted House Chaplain for Disrespecting His Tax CutsReverend Patrick Conroy doesn’t know why he was asked to resign, but Ryan complained about his prayer for a tax law that’s fair to the poor.
  9. The Race for House Speaker Is Kevin McCarthy’s to LoseScalise has stepped aside, but the Californian has to overcome the conservative resistance that defeated his last bid for the speakership in 2015.
  10. politics
    Watch Gayle King Grill Paul Ryan About Women and Minorities“I don’t feel very celebratory. I feel excluded.”
  11. Late Night Wasn’t Sad to See House Speaker Paul Ryan GoPaul Ryan, a frequent punching bag for many late-night hosts, announced his retirement.
  12. After Ryan’s Exit, Big-Money Donors Turn to War for Senate“McConnell has said, ‘The House is lost, we have to hold the Senate,’” says a Republican operative.
  13. Paul Ryan’s Long Fight to Destroy the Welfare State Ends in DefeatAfter failing to repeal Obamacare and “reform” Medicaid, Ryan looked forward to more years of futility and decided to pack it in.
  14. where are this guy's lips
    A Farewell to Paul Ryan’s Lipless FaceGood-bye to Paul Ryan’s face, which will not be seeking reelection.
  15. politics
    Paul Ryan Stepping Down Is the Only Good Thing He’s Done for WomenMany are not sad to see him go.
  16. Paul Ryan’s Retirement Could Roil House RepublicansHe may be stepping down in anticipation of electoral disaster. But win or lose, House conservatives will keep pushing their leadership to the right.
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    Fanatic, Fraud, Factotum: The Rise and Fall of Paul RyanRequiem for the face and brain of the Republican Party.
  18. bye
    An Ode to Paul Ryan’s Commitment to FitnessWith the news of his retirement, let us reflect on those embarrassing gym pics one more time.
  19. Paul Ryan Won’t Run for ReelectionThe Speaker is ready to cash out — and Democrats are poised to cash in, as his departure turns a “solid Republican” seat into a toss-up.
  20. The Most Boring Man in Minnesota Is Running for Governor AgainAfter repeatedly whiffing in national politics, Tim Pawlenty is running for governor again.
  21. GOP to Push for More Tax Cuts — and a Balanced Budget AmendmentSources say Republicans will follow this act with legislation allowing all Americans to have their cake, and eat it as well.
  22. The 8 Zaniest Things About Trump’s Flipping and Flopping on the OmnibusWhether or not Trump is just pitching a fit, or blowing up months of negotiations, it’s all very … wacky.
  23. GOP Rushes Omnibus Spending Bill Through HouseAfter the near defeat of the rule for passage of the bill, the House whipped it through unread, though the Senate may not be able to do likewise.
  24. Mitch McConnell Issues Strong Defense of Robert MuellerBut not strong enough to guarantee his job security.
  25. Hopes Fade That Congress Will Stabilize ObamacareThe threat to the stability of Obamacare markets is greater than ever. Too bad Congress probably won’t do anything about it.
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    Paul Ryan Is a Trump Lackey for One ReasonThe motivation of the world’s most transparent politician somehow continues to elude the news media.
  27. unsanitary politics
    Members of Congress Call Out ‘Unsanitary’ Practice of Sleeping at the CapitolPaul Ryan is known to do it.
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    Paul Ryan Helps Trump Undermine Rule of Law Once AgainTrump’s silent partner is running a counter-investigation to protect the president.
  29. GOP Congressional Leaders Ready to Wrap Up 2018 Very SoonCongress will soon find reasons not to act on much of what was supposed to represent its 2018 agenda — other than campaigning for reelection.
  30. Warren Buffett’s Company Made $29 Billion Off the Trump Tax CutsPaul Ryan recently boasted that the GOP’s tax cuts had given one lucky secretary in Pennsylvania an extra “$1.50 a week.”
  31. Team Trump Fighting Immigration CompromiseEven as a bipartisan bill emerges that might get 60 Senate votes, the administration is opposing it stridently.
  32. Paul Ryan’s Suicide MissionThe Speaker of the House has promised to stick with conservatives on immigration. Will he trade his gavel for a breakthrough deal?
  33. Will Trump Make or Break an Immigration Deal?The odds of any legislation making it through the abattoir of both houses of Congress is limited at best — unless Trump gives Republicans cover.
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    Republicans Look to Blame Someone for the Deficit Mess. Guess Who They Found.Somehow, tax cuts plus more defense spending led to more red ink. It’s so weird.
  35. Senate Reaches a Budget Deal That Lets Everyone WinExcept for Dreamers and deficit hawks.
  36. Paul Ryan Deletes Tweet Connecting Woman’s Tiny Raise to Tax CutThis was probably for the best.
  37. Ryan to Unemployed Poor: Let ‘Em Eat Job TrainingThe frustrated would-be entitlement reformer Paul Ryan is taking the indirect route of linking work requirements to job-training programs.
  38. Missing From Trump’s Big Speech: Small GovernmentIt’s significant how little lip service Trump paid to conservative fiscal policy.
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    Trump’s Law Enforcement Purge Is Now Republican PolicyPaul Ryan also wants to “cleanse” the FBI.
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    Paul Ryan Is the Silent Partner in Trump’s War on the Rule of LawThe House Speaker isn’t just watching this happen. He is directing the action. And nobody ever asks him about it.
  41. Government to Reopen After Senate Democrats Back DownDems can still prevail in the larger battle over immigration policy — but ending the shutdown Monday definitely wasn’t a victory.
  42. House GOP Passes Spending Bill Aimed at Shifting Shutdown Blame to DemocratsSince real negotiations have failed, the government is probably shutting down on Friday — and now it’s all about the blame game.
  43. Trump Confused About GOP Strategy for Avoiding a Government ShutdownThis time with a tweet about funding for CHIP, a children’s insurance program, which had to be “clarified” by the White House.
  44. Ryan’s Strategy May Be Backfiring, Earning GOP Blame for a Government ShutdownIn trying to “jam” Senate Democrats with a GOP-only spending bill, Ryan may have given House conservatives the power to jam him.
  45. Like a Lot of Republicans, Pawlenty Is Giving a 2018 Senate Race a PassAn open Senate seat in his home state wasn’t enough to lure the former governor and self-styled “Sam’s Club Republican” into another race.
  46. Ryan Hopes to Avert Shutdown by Funding CHIP and Cutting TaxesThe Speaker hopes to woo Democrats with new funding for children’s health care — and conservatives, with cuts to Obamacare taxes.
  47. Trump Nostalgic for the Swamp’s Favorite Fuel, EarmarksWhy not bring back the little political trophies pols love so much? It’s not like Trump was serious about “draining the swamp.”
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    Republicans Turn on Bannon for Telling the Truth About TrumpA book detailing that the president’s unfitness has had the perverse outcome of solidifying party support for that very president.
  49. Paul Ryan’s ‘Welfare Reform’ Plan Looks DoomedMany Senate Republicans do not want to take food and medical care away from the poor and elderly (in an election year, anyway).
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    The Kochs Can’t Make America Stop Hating Trump’s Tax CutRepublicans think their poor trillion-dollar corporate tax cut is just misunderstood.
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