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Paul Ryan

  1. 2020 elections
    If Beto and Biden Got Together, Would the Age Gap Be a Problem?30 years separate the former veep and the Texas phenom. That might not be a good thing for either of them.
  2. elections
    Why ‘Election Night’ Is an Outdated and Dangerous Relic of the PastMore and more, the traditional media-driven drama of single-day voting and vote counting is out of line with reality. And that’s bad for democracy.
  3. house democrats
    Messaging or Investigating? How Should House Democrats Use Their Limited Power?Take a lesson from the GOP, Democrats, and focus on regaining power more than arguing over how it will be used.
  4. 2020 presidential election
    7 House Members Are Eyeing a ’20 Presidential Bid. History Says It’s a Long ShotIt’s been a long time — 140 years, to be exact — since someone has gone from the House to the White House.
  5. 2018 midterms
    Total GOP Control in Washington Is About to End. What Did They Get Out of It?For two years Republicans have theoretically had the power to remake the federal government. How did that work out for them? It was a mixed bag.
  6. 2018 midterms
    Kevin McCarthy Rises to Power at Expense of His Defeated California ColleaguesThe new House GOP leader led his California colleagues to a slaughter in the midterms through his loyalty to Trump and his agenda.
  7. 2018 midterms
    The New Republican Myth of California Voter FraudPaul Ryan and other Republicans are implying that California’s slow vote counts disguise fraud. It’s important to debunk these myths before 2020.
  8. the national interest
    Paul Ryan Departing Washington in a Blaze of FraudulenceSpeaker who spent career increasing deficits lauded for “working to solve” problem he created.
  9. republicans
    Kevin McCarthy Easily Wins Bid to Lead Diminished House RepublicansThe congressman from California finally won the job he nearly got in 2015 — though thanks to the midterms, it did not come with the Speaker’s gavel.
  10. government shutdown
    Congressional Republicans Ignoring Trump Government Shutdown ThreatsTrump is again threatening to shut down the federal government over border wall funding. His congressional allies are strangely sure he’s bluffing.
  11. puerto rico
    Florida Republicans Scramble to Repudiate Trump Tweets on Maria Death TollThe president has thrown a stink bomb into Florida politics at the worst possible moment.
  12. medicare for all
    GOP’s Latest Mediscare Tactic Is Deeply CynicalAttacking Medicare for All as a threat to Medicare is pretty bald-faced.
  13. Every Single House Republican Is Actively Covering Up Trump’s GuiltRepublican now says the party needs to control Congress to help “hold Trump accountable.” What?
  14. Will Losing the House Bring Down Kevin McCarthy’s Bid for Leadership?Ryan’s designated successor has no choice but to get out there on the campaign trail. But anything other than a GOP win could be dangerous for him.
  15. Leah Vukmir’s Victory in Wisconsin Is a Rare Win for Republican WomenThe veteran conservative state legislator will now face incumbent Democrat Tammy Baldwin in another uphill race in Wisconsin.
  16. easy mistakes
    Paul Ryan Didn’t Realize It Was an Insult When Trump Called Him ‘Boy Scout’He thought it was a compliment.
  17. Campaign on Taxes or Culture War? GOP, Trump Divided on Midterm MessageRepublicans are vulnerable in different kinds of districts, some where Trump’s rhetoric is attractive and others where it’s toxic.
  18. President Trump Is Threatening to Shut Down the Government Over ImmigrationPOTUS again rattling his saber over the border wall and legal immigration restrictions just after his allies assured us he’d be “patient.”
  19. Amid Sex-Abuse Scandal, Jim Jordan Announces Run for SpeakerThe Ohio congressman is accused of knowing about sexual abuse while he was a coach at Ohio State and doing nothing to stop it.
  20. Paul Ryan Admits That the President of the United States Is an Internet TrollThe House Speaker dismissed the White House’s threat to revoke security clearances of former intel officials as “trolling.”
  21. the national interest
    Paul Ryan Unaware Constitution Lets Congress Override Presidential Veto“You would have to pass a law saying ‘don’t raise those tariffs’ and the president would have to sign that law,” says Ryan. Not true!
  22. House Republicans Still Stuck on Doomed Immigration BillsThey are making one final, and probably futile, effort to pass a “compromise” measure. But it’d die in the Senate anyway.
  23. last night on late night
    Seth Rogen Rejected Paul Ryan’s Selfie Request in Front of His Kids“No way, man!”
  24. GOP Congressman Tweets, Then Deletes Jab at Paul RyanHis communications director says he was joking.
  25. Trump’s Big Immigration Meeting With House Republicans Fixed NothingTrump did clear up the confusion over immigration bills he created last week, but did not explain how to resolve the family separation emergency.
  26. Trump Blows Up ‘Compromise’ House Immigration BillThe president has now positioned himself to the right of his hard-core immigration adviser, Stephen Miller, which is difficult to do.
  27. Ryan Offers to ‘Fix’ Family Separations on Border in His Doomed Immigration BillSince Ryan can’t actually enact immigration legislation, he might as well use it to offer cover to Trump on the nasty situation on the border.
  28. GOP Moderates’ Push to Force Bipartisan Dreamer Vote FlopsWith the discharge petition stalled, Paul Ryan said the House will vote on two GOP-only immigrations bills, which are unlikely to go anywhere.
  29. The House GOP Still Can’t Figure Out What It Wants on ImmigrationAnother day, another meeting, and another failure to achieve intraparty consensus on immigration, even as a forced vote looms.
  30. Paul Ryan Boldly Rejects Trump’s War on the FBI, Which He EnabledHis mild criticism of Spygate and Trump’s self-pardon incensed conservatives, just as he’s attempting to unite the party on immigration.
  31. Freedom Caucus’s Cunning Plan Could Hand the House to DemocratsTo subdue rebellious moderates, just take campaign funds from some of the most vulnerable GOP members. What could go wrong?
  32. House GOP Factions Playing Chicken With Immigration, Farm BillPaul Ryan is caught in the middle as the House Freedom Caucus and key GOP moderates push conflicting paths on immigration bills.
  33. Paul Ryan: ‘Oversight of the Executive Branch’ Means Kneecapping MuellerAn insanely dishonest rationale for the House Speaker to help Trump subvert the law.
  34. White House Aide Rewards Paul Ryan’s Loyalty With Talk of Ousting Him As SpeakerRyan, who’s retiring in January, is having trouble controlling the GOP caucus. So why is Mick Mulvaney undermining him with talk of an early coup?
  35. scandals
    Whatever Happened to the Scandal That Derailed McCarthy’s Last Bid for Speaker?An affair rumor helped end Kevin McCarthy’s speakership bid in 2015. That probably doesn’t matter in the age of Trump.
  36. Farm Bill Defeated in House Over Food Stamp and Immigration IssuesHouse GOP lost Democratic Farm Bill votes by insisting on new SNAP work requirements. Then conservatives took it hostage over an immigration fight.
  37. Paul Ryan Scrambles to Block Vote on DREAM ActGOP moderates are five signatures away from forcing a House vote on legal status for Dreamers. The Speaker is trying to stop them.
  38. Why the U.S. House May Finally Pass an Immigration BillEndangered House Republicans from Latino-heavy districts are playing chicken with Paul Ryan — and indirectly the president — and may force a vote.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. the national interest
    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!
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. the national interest
    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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. politics
    Watch Gayle King Grill Paul Ryan About Women and Minorities“I don’t feel very celebratory. I feel excluded.”
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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