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Paul Ryan

  1. vision 2020
    Joe Biden Needs to Win Big to Avoid a Contested ElectionIf Donald Trump is ahead on Election Night even with a majority of the vote uncounted, look out!
  2. vision 2020
    What Will Republicans Do If Trump Goes Down?It’s unlikely, but if it happens, Republicans better hope Mike Pence survives the scandal, because there’s no obvious party savior otherwise.
  3. conspiracy theories
    McCarthy Still Repeating Bogus Conspiracy Theories About Midterm-Election TheftHouse GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy is still whitewashing his party’s terrible performance in his home state with lurid tales unsupported by evidence.
  4. the national interest
    ‘American Carnage’ Exposes the Republican Slide Into TrumpismA behind-the-scenes account shows, but does not explain, how Republicans abandoned their so-called principles to embrace Trump.
  5. the national interest
    Republicans Sabotaged Obama’s Economy and Assume Democrats Are Doing It to ThemTrump and his allies assume Democrats are trying to induce a recession. It’s classic projection.
  6. vision 2020
    Is Joe Biden the Democrats’ Version of Mitt Romney?The comparison is tempting, but misleading.
  7. republicans
    Why Trump’s Takeover of the GOP Doesn’t Mirror Goldwater’sTrump won. Goldwater never had a chance.
  8. the national interest
    Trump: Paul Ryan Was Bribed to Call Me Stupid“For him to be going out and opening his mouth is pretty incredible. But maybe he gets paid.”
  9. vision 2020
    Fresh Signs Trump Might Not Accept Defeat in 2020Republicans are becoming far too accustomed to joining the president in attributing any electoral setbacks to Democratic conspiracies.
  10. vision 2020
    With 2020 Election Advice, Paul Ryan Forgets Why Trump Won the Last ElectionIn a public appearance in Florida, the former House Speaker claimed that GOP policy, not Trump’s personality, would spur a Republican victory in 2020.
  11. the national interest
    New Proof the Trump Tax Cuts Are Doing the Exact Opposite of What They PromisedOverseas cash is not coming in, and cost of compliance is going up. Everything Paul Ryan said is happening in reverse.
  12. state of the union address
    Here’s a Real Bipartisan Idea: Make Trump Leave If He Loses in 2020Since Republicans are so excited about comity, they should agree to eject Trump from the White House if he loses in 2020 but claims “voter fraud.”
  13. health care
    Trump May Try to Kill Medicaid As We Know It by Executive FiatHaving failed for decades to pass legislation ending Medicaid as an entitlement program, Republicans may now try to get there by state waivers.
  14. the national interest
    Paul Ryan’s War on the Safety Net Failed Because Democracy WorkedPolitics defeated Ryan, and the country is immensely better off for it.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. medicare for all
    GOP’s Latest Mediscare Tactic Is Deeply CynicalAttacking Medicare for All as a threat to Medicare is pretty bald-faced.
  27. the national interest
    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?
  28. house republicans
    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.
  29. 2018 elections
    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.
  30. easy mistakes
    Paul Ryan Didn’t Realize It Was an Insult When Trump Called Him ‘Boy Scout’He thought it was a compliment.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.”
  33. 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.
  34. 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.”
  35. 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!
  36. 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.
  37. last night on late night
    Seth Rogen Rejected Paul Ryan’s Selfie Request in Front of His Kids“No way, man!”
  38. GOP Congressman Tweets, Then Deletes Jab at Paul RyanHis communications director says he was joking.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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?
  46. 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.
  47. the national interest
    Paul Ryan: ‘Oversight of the Executive Branch’ Means Kneecapping MuellerAn insanely dishonest rationale for the House Speaker to help Trump subvert the law.
  48. 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?
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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