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GOP Explains Repeal and Replace Strategy as “Repeal with stable transition”

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In the weekly House GOP press conference, Speaker Paul Ryan and other GOP leaders explained their approach to repealing and replacing Obamacare. While Ryan spoke of a repeal and replacement happening “concurrently” he also mentions that the 2018 Budget will be used as a tool for repeal while other legislative and regulatory tools will be required to enact the replacement. When ...

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I Was 100 Percent Wrong About Donald Trump

It’s been a decade or more since I’ve enjoyed watching election returns on TV. Republicans are always being told not to give up hope; the campaign is gaining momentum in the last week. I remember four years ago there were reports from the Romney campaign that prospects for victory were looking up. Instead of three little old ladies waiting in ...

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The Trump-Ryan Feud and Intraparty Loyalty

The fast-eroding relationship between Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Donald Trump is about as friendly as the one which existed between Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany. Many have been quick to descry Ryan, who has seemingly gone through more positions on Trump than a ballerina, and other party members for disavowing the nominee so close to an ...

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Obama administration intends to use military pay raise as ‘weapon’

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In his weekly address, House Speaker Paul Ryan read from a memo showing that the Obama administration intends to turn a military pay raise into a political weapon. Ryan was briefing reporters on the status of the Defense Authorization Bill when he read from a memo from the Pentagon in which it said the President should veto the raise to use “as a principle ...

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Speaker Ryan and Donald Trump release joint statement after meeting

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Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan released a joint statement on their websites talking up Thursday’s meeting as “a very positive step toward unification.” The United States cannot afford another four years of the Obama White House, which is what Hillary Clinton represents. That is why it’s critical that Republicans unite around our shared principles, advance a conservative agenda, ...

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Paul Ryan to step down as Convention Chair if Trump asks

After House Speaker Paul Ryan met with editorial staff at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, one of the Sentinel’s columnists shared that Ryan would step down if asked. .@SpeakerRyan on whether he'd step down as convention chair if Trump asks: I'll do whatever he asks me to do @MSpicuzzaMJS @journalsentinel — Christian Schneider (@Schneider_CM) May 9, 2016 The tweet was confirmed by ...

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Is Paul Ryan re-thinking the Presidency? [video]

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There has been much speculation as to whether or not Paul Ryan would accept a GOP nod in an open convention. Speaker Ryan had previously said that he was not interested. Stephen Colbert dug deeper and got the real answer.

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House GOP Doesn’t Listen Any Better than Walmart

Occasionally the wrong person takes a column to heart. Earlier this month I wrote that Walmart doesn’t help its PR efforts when the company acts in a manner that only serves to reinforce its reputation as the Simon Legree of retail. (Details here.) In this instance an Ohio store had a display in the employee break room asking for donations ...

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House GOP Has Nothing to Offer Conservatives

Here’s the situation: You’re in a high–stakes negotiation with an untrustworthy opponent. The opposition has violated every agreement the two of you have made in the past. Enforcement mechanisms are weak or non–existent. In other areas of mutual interest your opponent regularly violates the law and dares you to do something about the violation. Your weak and vacillating leadership can’t ...

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Congressional duel between McDermott and Ryan

First, here is a small segment of Congressman Jim McDermott, apparently attempting to educate individuals at the IRS hearings about whether or not the government was attempting to silence conservative groups through the IRS. Yes, you heard that right. It’s not the fault of the IRS, but the fault of the organizations for attempting to get tax-exempt status in the ...

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The Phony White House Charm Offensive

Not only did the White House disavow the GOP’s 10-year budget plan put forth by House budget chief Rep. Paul Ryan, the White House will not release its budget until early April, a pattern true to the form displayed over Barack Obama’s time in office. White House press secretary Jay Carney verbally attacked Ryan’s budget, saying it would punish middle-class ...

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Ryan: ‘Sequester is going to happen’

On NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis) said, “I think the sequester is going to happen.” Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, said that the $1.2 Trillion in automatic spending cuts is likely to happen because Democrats have opposed every replacement spending plan the Republicans put forward while offering no alternatives of their own. The ...

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