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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

"I hope they don't look at my voting record"

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

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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

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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’

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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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The Delusional Right-Wing and the GOP

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It has already been argued ad nauseum that the GOP is no longer conservative. If we take that as a basic fact, then perhaps there is a chance at redemption. Additionally, if we recognize the fact that arguing on behalf of “values issues” is useless in this society, there is a modicum of hope that we can move toward some ...

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Early indications in Florida, Iowa, Ohio, Colorado look good for Romney-Ryan

Former Whitehouse Press Secretary Ari Fleischer tweeted that early turnout numbers looked promising for the Romney-Ryan ticket. More FL good news: Pinellas Co. R areas close to 60% turnout. Precincts in core D areas there range from 20-40%. It's early tho — Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) November 6, 2012 All morning, reports of much heavier than expected turnout in Florida was ...

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Massive Crowd at Romney-Ryan Rally in Colorado

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I don’t have any insights as I was half a nation away from the event, but by all accounts, this rally was huge. To give you some scope, here’s a panoramic shot of the crowd (click on the image to pan 360 degrees). Notice how far back the crowd went (actually you can’t tell because they go further than the ...

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Gargoyle Joe Is Your Debate Firewall?

Biden’s new debate coach is not an improvement over John Kerry.

What does it say about a campaign when its hope for putting a stop to a precipitous decline in the polls is Joe Biden? Last night fireman Joe was at his pompous, bloviating best in the Vice President Debate with Cong. Paul Ryan. The most memorable line in his paper thin, fact–free rebuttals came when Biden looked directly at the ...

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Biden appeals to base, Ryan takes higher ground in debate

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The only vice-presidential debate in the 2012 election season is complete and the verdict is in: Biden did exactly what the liberal base demanded and Ryan went for a broader audience. Vice President Biden spent the debate pushing the liberal talking points by painting his opponent as killing medicare, gutting social security, being a warmonger and more – all while ...

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