10/26/2022

2024 ELECTION/GOP/MIKE PENCE/PAUL RYAN: “A growing number of prominent Republicans are warning that former President Trump should not run again in 2024 or that he will lose if he does, previewing rifts in the GOP that are likely to come into full view after the midterms. Former Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), former Florida Gov. Jeb […]

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8/31/2021

2020 ELECTION/GOP/PAUL RYAN: “Former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said it’s ‘really clear’ that President Biden won the 2020 election, as fellow Republicans in his home state gear up for an audit of presidential ballots. ‘President Trump lost the election. Joe Biden won the election,’ Ryan told WISN 12 in a rare interview on Monday. […]

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7/26/2020

2020 ELECTION/MEDIA/PAUL RYAN/POLLS: “So the Washington Post is running the Reagan Foundation, and RINO Paul Ryan is on the Board of Fox, which has been terrible. We will win anyway, even with the phony @FoxNews suppression polls (which have been seriously wrong for 5 years)!“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 26, 2020 8:30 am […]

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7/13/2019

GOP/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….Paul Ryan almost killed the Republican Party. Weak, ineffective & stupid are not exactly the qualities that Republicans, or the CITIZENS of our Country, were looking for. Right now our spirit is at an all time high, far better than the Radical Left Dems. You’ll see next year!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, […]

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7/13/2019

HOUSE OF REPS/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is a far superior leader than was Lame Duck Speaker Paul Ryan. Tougher, smarter and a far better fundraiser, Kevin is already closing in on 44 Million Dollars. Paul’s final year numbers were, according to Breitbart, ‘abysmal.’ People like…..”  -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 13, […]

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7/12/2019

CONGRESS/GOP/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump lashed out at Paul Ryan late Thursday [7-11-19] night on Twitter following the release of excerpts from an upcoming book in which the former Speaker of the House criticized him for not knowing ‘anything about government.’ Shortly after CNN covered Ryan’s comments about Trump in Tim Alberta’s ‘American Carnage,’ which […]

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7/11/2019

GOP/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Paul Ryan, the failed V.P. candidate & former Speaker of the House, whose record of achievement was atrocious (except during my first two years as President), ultimately became a long running lame duck failure, leaving his Party in the lurch both as a fundraiser & leader……” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 11, […]

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3/12/2019

ELECTION/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Former House Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday [3-11-19] warned that President Donald Trump’s reelection prospects could be in danger next year if he relies on his personality, rather than focus on policy to win another four years in the White House. Speaking at a lecture in Vero Beach, Fla., in some […]

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1/30/2019

BORDER/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WALL: “President Donald Trump blamed former House Speaker Paul Ryan for not getting funding for the wall, saying in an interview with The Daily Caller that Ryan assured him congressional Republicans would get the money when the President agreed not to veto the omnibus spending bill last year..Ryan was the leader of […]

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12/19/2018

PAUL RYAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “To hear retiring Speaker Paul Ryan tell it, he presided over one of the most productive Congresses in recent history. Tax cuts. Opioids legislation. A fortified military budget. But as the Wisconsin Republican heads for the exits, the reality is he will be remembered with a far more controversial legacy. Ryan […]

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10/31/2018

BORDER/CITIZENSHIP/IMMIGRATION/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Paul Ryan should be focusing on holding the Majority rather than giving his opinions on Birthright Citizenship, something he knows nothing about! Our new Republican Majority will work on this, Closing the Immigration Loopholes and Securing our Border!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 31, 2018 11:43 am […]

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10/31/2018

CITIZENSHIP/ELECTION/IMMIGRATION/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump attacked the Republican speaker of the House on Wednesday [10-31-18] for criticizing his position on birthright citizenship and said he should focus instead on safeguarding the party’s majority in Congress, a remarkable display of intraparty fighting six days before midterm elections in which the Republican majority is at risk…Mr. […]

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10/30/2018

CITIZENSHIP/IMMIGRATION/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “House Speaker Paul Ryan told a Kentucky radio station on Tuesday [10-30-18] that ‘you cannot end birthright citizenship with an executive order,’ remarks that come after President Donald Trump said that he has thought about trying to do just that…The right to citizenship for anyone born in the United States is […]

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9/20/2018

ELECTION/GOP/MITCH MCCONNELL/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “During a discussion about his party’s legislative high points this year with a small group at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce last week, Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, expressed a new concern about an old habit of President Trump’s. The many ‘distractions’ generated by the president, Mr. McConnell […]

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9/6/2018

CONGRESS/GOVERMENT/PAUL RYAN/SPENDING/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday [9-6-18] he has a good understanding with President Donald Trump to fund the government by a Sept. 30 deadline, despite Trump’s comments a day earlier that he would be willing to shut down government if Congress does not provide enough border security funding. […]

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9/5/2018

HOUSE OF REPS/PAUL RYAN/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “TRUMP’S TARIFF CUTS: House lawmakers easily passed legislation on Tuesday [9-4-18] to waive tariffs on roughly 1,700 imported products used by U.S. manufacturers, sending to President Donald Trump’s desk a bill that some of his allies have said undercuts the president’s trade leverage. Supporters of the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill […]

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9/5/2018

GOP/JUSTICE DEPARTENT/LEGAL/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “House Speaker Paul Ryan is rejecting President Donald Trump’s suggestion that the Justice Department shouldn’t prosecute two GOP congressmen because it will hurt the party’s election prospects in November. Ryan tells reporters Wednesday [9-5-18], ‘Justice is blind. Justice should be blind.’ The Wisconsin Republican says political party should have no […]

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7/26/2018

GOP/JEFF SESSIONS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/PAUL RYAN/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “House conservatives’ bid to oust Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein amid a fight over the Russia investigation lost steam Thursday [7-26-18] when top Republicans rejected the move, with Attorney General Jeff Sessions urging Congress to focus on other priorities. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) said he doesn’t […]

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7/26/2018

JEFF SESSIONS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/PAUL RYAN/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Attorney General Jeff Sessions and House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke out against ousting Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Thursday [7-26-18], a day after fellow Republicans mounted an effort to impeach him amid a fight over the Russia investigation…Earlier in the day, Mr. Sessions said Congress should focus its […]

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7/26/2018

GOP/HOUSE OF REPS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/PAUL RYAN/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP PEOPLE: “U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday [7-26-18] rejected a move by fellow Republicans to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the No. 2 Justice Department official, who oversees the federal probe of Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election…A group of Republicans in the House of Representatives […]

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7/24/2018

CIA/FBI/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday [7-24-18] attempted to downplay President Donald Trump’s threat to revoke security clearances of former national security officials who have criticized him, brushing it off as just ‘trolling’…Ryan says the issue is something in the purview of the executive branch, not Congress. On Monday [7-23-18], White […]

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7/12/2018

GOP/HOUSE OF REPS/PAUL RYAN/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday [7-12-18] that while he does not support President Donald Trump’s moves to impose tariffs on major U.S. trading partners’ goods, he questioned the wisdom of Congress taking legislative action to stop such sanctions…U.S. farmers and other businesses in states that strongly […]

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6/22/2018

GOP/HOUSE OF REPS/IMMIGRATION/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Two days ago, President Donald Trump promised House Republicans he’d have their backs ‘1,000 percent’ on immigration. On Friday [6-22-18], he told them to ‘stop wasting their time’ — putting GOP leaders in an impossible position and throwing the conference into chaos. But House Republican leaders say they plan […]

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6/20/2018

BORDER/HOUSE OF REPS/IMMIGRATION/PAUL RYAN/SENATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Wednesday [6-20-18] that the House would press ahead with a vote on a broad immigration bill that includes language to curb the Trump administration’s practice of separating families on the border…But doubts persisted about the bill’s chances of passage when it comes up for […]

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6/20/2018

GOP/HOUSE OF REPS/IMMIGRATION/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Speaker Paul Ryan’s carefully crafted immigration bill appears headed toward defeat after tensions boiled over in the House ahead of Thursday’s [6-21-18] vote. In a rare dispute on the House floor Wednesday [6-20-18], Ryan and House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows argued loudly with each other over what exactly was […]

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6/15/2018

GOP/HOUSE OF REPS/IMMIGRATION/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump said on Friday [6-15-18] that he would not sign a compromise immigration bill worked out by Republican lawmakers in the House, severely damaging its prospects ahead of a vote planned for next week. Speaker Paul D. Ryan is planning to hold votes on two immigration measures: a […]

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6/14/2018

BORDER/CHILDREN/IMMIGRATION/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday [6-14-18] said he’s not comfortable with the Trump administration’s push to separate migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, even as he refused to blame President Donald Trump on the issue. ‘We don’t want kids to be separated from their parents,’ Ryan told reporters, […]

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6/14/2018

CONGRESS/DREAMERS/GOP/IMMIGRATION/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The U.S. Congress’s highest-ranking Republican on Thursday said he could not guarantee passage of legislation in coming days that some lawmakers hoped would address the uncertain status of hundreds of thousands of young ‘Dreamer’ immigrants…The Dreamers are hundreds of thousands of young people, mostly Hispanic, who illegally entered the country years […]

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6/13/2018

DREAMERS/IMMIGRATION/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Speaker Paul D. Ryan told a closed-door meeting of House Republicans on Wednesday [6-13-18] that his plan to bring two immigration bills up for a vote next week had the approval of President Trump, who is enthusiastic about the effort, according to a person who attended the meeting. Whether either bill can […]

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6/12/2018

DREAMERS/GOP/IMMIGRATION/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Negotiations in the U.S. House of Representatives on immigration legislation were on the verge of collapse on Tuesday [6-12-18] as Republicans fought over how much protection to give undocumented ‘Dreamer’ immigrants and as President Donald Trump ramped up his war against illegal and legal immigrants. High-level talks were set for later on […]

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6/7/2018

DREAMERS/HOUSE OF REPS/IMMIGRATION/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Republicans in the U.S. Congress on Thursday [6-7-18] struggled to agree on immigration legislation that could be voted on before November’s congressional elections, as party members disagreed on key issues such as the future of illegal ‘Dreamer’ immigrants. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan convened the closed-door meeting for […]

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6/7/2018

DREAMERS/GOP/HOUSE OF REPS/IMMIGRATION/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Republicans in the U.S. Congress on Thursday [6-7-18] struggled to agree on immigration legislation that could be voted on before November’s congressional elections, as party members disagreed on key issues such as the future of illegal ‘Dreamer’ immigrants. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan convened the closed-door meeting for 235 […]

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6/6/2018

DREAMERS/GOP/IMMIGRATION/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “House Republicans are bracing for a two-hour conference meeting Thursday [6-7-18] morning on immigration, which could determine the fate of moderate members’ efforts to force a vote on several immigration bills. ‘I think a lot of it hangs on that meeting tomorrow,’ said Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, who has signed a House […]

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6/6/2018

FBI/GOP/PAUL RYAN/RUSSIA/SPYGATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Speaker Paul D. Ryan agreed on Wednesday [6-6-18] that the F.B.I. did nothing wrong by using a confidential informant to contact members of the Trump campaign as it investigated its ties to Russia, contradicting President Trump’s assertions of a broad conspiracy by federal law enforcement. And he warned that Mr. Trump […]

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6/6/2018

GOP/PAUL RYAN/SPYGATE/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Paul Ryan has spent much of the past year and a half biting his tongue as Donald Trump totally upended his party. Now, the outgoing House speaker is contradicting the president on the issue he obsesses over most: the Russia investigation. The Wisconsin Republican gingerly undercut a core Trump talking point during […]

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6/6/2018

FBI/GOP/PAUL RYAN/RUSSIA/SPYGATE/TRUMP PEOPLE: “In a break with President Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday [6-6-18] that he agrees there is no evidence that the FBI planted a ‘spy’ in Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign in an effort to hurt his chances at the polls. He also issued a careful warning about Trump’s recent assertion […]

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6/6/2018

FBI/PAUL RYAN/RUSSIA/SPYGATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) sided with House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy in disputing President Donald Trump’s claims that ‘spies’ infiltrated his 2016 presidential campaign. Speaking with reporters, Mr. Ryan on Wednesday [6-6-18] said he had seen no evidence to contradict the assessment last week from Mr. Gowdy, a […]

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6/4/2018

DREAMERS/GOP/IMMIGRATION/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “House Republicans are on the brink of an embarrassing showdown over immigration that Speaker Paul Ryan and his leadership team have been desperately trying to avoid. As lawmakers left Washington for the Memorial Day recess in late May, GOP centrists gave immigration hard-liners a choice: Allow a vote on a bill that […]

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5/22/2018

DREAMERS/GOP/HOUSE OF REPS/IMMIGRATION/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Paul Ryan is struggling to stop an immigration showdown in the House, as his Republican Conference degenerates into an all-out war that could put his speakership on the line. The Wisconsin Republican pleaded with his conference Tuesday [5-22-18] to come together after a tumultuous few days of infighting. The only […]

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5/17/2018

CANADA/MEXICO/NAFTA/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s trade chief said Thursday [5-17-18] the U.S. is ‘nowhere near’ a deal on the North American Free Trade Agreement, effectively brushing aside an offer from House Speaker Paul Ryan for more time to conclude a deal that could be considered in Congress this year…All three Nafta countries—Mexico, Canada […]

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5/17/2018

DREAMERS/GOP/IMMIGRATION/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Paul Ryan and his longtime No. 2, Kevin McCarthy, have maintained a unified public front on immigration — but behind the scenes, the interests of the outgoing speaker and his potential successor are colliding over controversial Dreamers legislation. Both have vehemently opposed an effort by centrist Republicans to force votes […]

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5/16/2018

DREAMERS/GOP/IMMIGRATION/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “House Speaker Paul Ryan in a closed-door meeting on Wednesday [5-16-18] sought to discourage fellow Republicans from signing a measure that would force an immigration vote, members leaving the meeting said. The pitch from Ryan to his party colleagues came as he faces an uprising from moderate GOP members who say […]

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5/10/2018

DREAMERS/GOP/IMMIGRATION/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.), facing rising discontent within GOP ranks over congressional inaction on immigration policy, is working to tamp down an attempt by a group of centrist Republicans to force votes on the issue. Speaking to reporters Thursday [5-10-18], Mr. Ryan argued that the move to use a ‘discharge […]

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5/10/2018

DREAMERS/GOP/HOUSE OF REPS/IMMIGRATIOM/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday [5-10-18] said he wants a bipartisan immigration bill enacted before November congressional elections by addressing young illegal ‘Dreamer’ immigrants as well as border security issues. ‘I want to fix this problem, so I would like to have an immigration vote before […]

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4/18/2018

GOP/HOUSE OF REPS/IMMIGRATION/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “A bipartisan group of House lawmakers worked Wednesday [4-18-18] to exert pressure on House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) to bring immigration legislation up for a vote. Rep. Jeff Denham (R., Calif.) said Wednesday that he had secured the support of 240 lawmakers, including 50 Republicans, for a bipartisan proposal […]

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4/18/2018

DREAMERS/HOUSE OF REPS/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday [4-18-18] urged Speaker Paul Ryan to schedule debate on bills to protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation, in a move aimed at reviving a push that sputtered in the Senate in February. Backers said they had 240 House […]

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4/18/2018

GOP/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The speakership is Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s to lose. But there is one person who could help him out. It’s been years in the making, but McCarthy’s early openness to Trump and his continued and steady relationship with President Donald Trump could be one of his best assets in his […]

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4/17/2018

CONGRESS/DREAMERS/IMMIGRATION/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Pressure grew in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday [4-17-18] to debate legislation protecting young undocumented immigrants from deportation, in a challenge to President Donald Trump, who has declared as ‘dead’ an existing program allowing them to legally study and work in the United States. A coalition of Republican and […]

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4/16/2018

ELECTION/GOP/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Tensions over who will succeed Speaker Paul Ryan are starting to torment House Republicans as they enter one of the most difficult midterm election cycles in years. Allies of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the current favorite for the job, are upset that Ryan insists on staying through the election. They think the […]

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4/13/2018

BUDGET/CONGRESS/PAUL RYAN/SPENDING/TRUMP PEOPLE: “A six-month budget truce stitched together by Congress in March could unravel if Republican leaders vying to replace U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan indulge party conservatives who want to renege on critical parts of the pact. At issue is a resurgent move by conservative Republicans to rescind, or cut about […]

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4/12/2018

CONGRESS/GOP/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “House speakers historically exit amid political intrigue, mounting scandal or humiliating rejection by the voters. By contrast, Paul D. Ryan’s disclosure on Wednesday [4-11-18] that he would step aside at the end of the year was quite calm and businesslike even as he gave that most Washington of reasons — more time […]

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4/12/2018

GOP/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “When House Speaker Paul Ryan announced his retirement decision, he did so on his own terms. The political fallout may not be so easy to control. Ryan’s relinquishing of one of the most powerful positions in Washington left Republicans scrambling Thursday [4-12-18] over not only who will replace him, but whether he […]

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4/12/2018

ENTITLEMENTS/PAUL RYAN/SPENDING/TRUMP PEOPLE: “When House Speaker Paul Ryan leaves Congress, the Republican party will lose its most influential advocate for changes to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. As Budget committee chairman, a vice presidential running mate to Mitt Romney in 2012, Ways and Means chairman and finally House speaker, Mr. Ryan had pressed for curbs […]

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4/11/2018

CONGRESS/ELECTION/GOP/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday [4-11-18] he would retire at the end of the term, delivering an unexpected jolt to the battle for control of the House in the midterm elections and setting up a new scramble among House Republicans to replace him. The Wisconsin Republican said he had decided to […]

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4/11/2018

CONGRESS/ELECTION/GOP/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Alone, no single retirement can do much to shift the national race for House control. But after a year full of them, it seems Republicans can’t afford too many more. Each new departure, including the retirement of House Speaker Paul Ryan, narrows the Republican path to retain the House. That path is […]

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4/11/2018

CONGRESS/ELECTION/GOP/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Fifteen months after Republicans took full control of Washington, the man once seen as central to the party’s upbeat and inclusive future is abandoning one of the most powerful jobs in the capital, imperiling the G.O.P. grip on the House and signaling that the political convulsions of the Trump era […]

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4/11/2018

CONGRESS/ELECTION/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Speaker Paul D. Ryan announced Wednesday [4-11-18] that he will not seek re-election in November, ending a brief stint atop the House and signaling the peril that the Republican majority faces in the midterm elections. Mr. Ryan said he will serve until the end of this Congress in January, which will mark […]

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4/11/2018

ELECTION/GOP/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Fifteen months after Republicans took full control of Washington, the man long seen as central to the party’s future is abandoning one of the most powerful jobs in the capital, imperiling the G.O.P. grip on the House and signaling that the political convulsions of the Trump era are taking a grave toll […]

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4/11/2018

CONGRESS/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan will not seek re-election and will leave his post at the start of 2019, further unsettling a Republican Party rocked by Donald Trump’s tumultuous presidency ahead of November’s pivotal congressional elections. Ryan, who has had an often-strained relationship with Trump but helped the president achieve […]

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4/11/2018

ELECTION/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Speaker Paul Ryan is a truly good man, and while he will not be seeking re-election, he will leave a legacy of achievement that nobody can question. We are with you Paul!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 11, 2018 8:50 am […]

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4/11/2018

FBI/PAUL RYAN/ROBERT MUELLER/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “As President Donald Trump fumed over an FBI raid targeting his personal attorney, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday [4-11-18] he has been assured Trump does not intend to fire the special counsel investigating Russian election meddling. A Senate panel prepared meanwhile to consider a bill that would […]

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4/4/2018

DEMS/ELECTION/GOP/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “When dozens of high school students from across Wisconsin marched through his hometown, chanting his name and demanding new gun control laws, Paul D. Ryan, the House speaker, was not around to hear them, having just wrapped up a trip to the Czech Republic. But Randy Bryce was… Mr. Bryce is […]

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3/27/2018

BUDGET/MEXICO/MILITARY/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WALL: “President Donald Trump is floating the idea of using the military’s budget to pay for his long-promised border wall with Mexico. Trump raised the idea with House Speaker Paul Ryan at a meeting last week, according to a person familiar with the discussion who spoke on condition of anonymity. And he’s […]

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3/27/2018

CYBERWAR/PAUL RYAN/RUSSIA/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The United States and its allies should condemn Russia for meddling in elections and launching cyber attacks, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Tuesday and commended unity shown over a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Britain. Ryan was speaking in the Czech Republic, whose government was one […]

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3/26/2018

CYBERWAR/PAUL RYAN/RUSSIA/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The former head of a federal agency helping U.S. states protect election systems from hackers has been hired for a similar role within the Trump administration after being passed up for reappointment by Republican Speaker Paul Ryan and the White House. Matthew Masterson, a member of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission who […]

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3/20/2018

HOUSE OF REPS/PAUL RYAN/ROBERT MUELLER/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday [3-20-18] said he has been assured that fellow Republican President Donald Trump is not considering firing U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller. ‘The special counsel should be free to follow through his investigation to completion without interference, absolutely,’ Ryan said at a […]

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3/20/2018

GOP/PAUL RYAN/ROBERT MUELLER/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday [3-20-18] stepped up their defense of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation amid attacks by President Donald Trump, though they stopped well short of calling for legislation to protect Mueller from being fired by the president. Ryan said Tuesday he’s […]

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3/6/2018

PAUL RYAN/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “House Speaker Paul Ryan stepped back Tuesday [3-6-18] from calls for President Donald Trump to drop aluminum and steel tariffs, instead urging the White House to take a more tailored approach focusing on countries that abuse the trading system. The president’s announcement last week that he planned to impose global […]

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3/5/2018

PAUL RYAN/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump, facing an angry chorus of protests from leaders of his own party, including the House speaker, Paul D. Ryan, insisted on Monday [3-5-18] that he would not back down from his plan to impose across-the-board tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. But the White House was devising ways […]

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3/5/2018

GOP/PAUL RYAN/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Paul D. Ryan, the Republican House Speaker, criticized President Trump’s proposed steel and aluminum tariffs on Monday [3-5-18], saying they could lead to a damaging trade war… The statement was a dramatic departure for Mr. Ryan, a top leader in Mr. Trump’s own party, who worked in lockstep with the […]

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3/5/2018

NAFTA/PAUL RYAN/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “House Speaker Paul Ryan broke with President Donald Trump over his decision to impose tariffs on imported aluminum and steel products, setting the stage for a high-profile policy fight between Republican leaders and the White House. Mr. Ryan’s concerns match those of many Republican and Democratic lawmakers, who fear the […]

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2/14/2018

HOUSE OF REPS/GOP/IMMIGRATION/PAUL RYAN: “House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows issued a blunt warning to House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday [2-14-18], suggesting if he fails to address conservatives’ concerns on immigration he’ll risk his top leadership post… The North Carolina Republican stressed, ‘this president was elected largely on an immigration issue that defined him […]

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2/4/2018

BUDGET/GOP/HOUSE OF REPS/PAUL RYAN: “House Speaker Paul Ryan, speaking at a GOP policy retreat, called for overhauling government-aid programs to be a legislative priority in 2018, though his plan is likely to face difficulties getting through the Senate and to be delayed by fights over government spending, the nation’s debt limit and immigration. Mr. Ryan, […]

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1/30/2018

2016 ELECTION/GOP/HOUSE OF REPS/INTELLIGENCE/PAUL RYAN: “House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) defended Tuesday [1-30-18] the GOP decision to make public a classified Republican-authored memo that alleges surveillance abuses against an associate of President Donald Trump dating to the 2016 campaign… The GOP-led House Intelligence Committee voted Monday night to release the memo, which was drawn […]

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1/18/2018

HOUSE OF REPS/PAUL RYAN: “Members of the U.S. House of Representatives could no longer use public funds for awards or settlements in sexual harassment cases under bipartisan legislation unveiled on Thursday [1-18-18] that updates a 20-year law governing the rights of congressional employees. Leaders from both parties, including Speaker Paul Ryan, the most powerful lawmaker […]

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1/15/2018

DREAMERS/GOP/HOUSE OF REPS/IMMIGRATION/PAUL RYAN: “For weeks, House Speaker Paul Ryan has said any deal to shield 700,000 young undocumented people from deportation must be bipartisan. His GOP conference, however, has another idea entirely. House Republicans are pressing Ryan for a vote on a partisan immigration bill that has little chance of passing the Senate. They […]

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1/3/2018

FBI/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/PAUL RYAN: “Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Chris Wray made an unannounced visit to Speaker Paul Ryan’s office Wednesday [1-3-18] as the Justice Department grapples with an increasingly hostile faction of House Republicans demanding documents related to the bureau’s Russia probe. Rosenstein was spotted entering Ryan’s office, and a spokesman for […]

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12/14/2017

GOP/PAUL RYAN/TAXES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Since mid-2016, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan has carried around a ‘postcard’ that he has said shows how easy it will be for Americans to file their taxes once Republicans are finished their tax overhaul. And as recently as Thursday President Donald Trump touted Americans being able to ‘file their taxes […]

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11/16/2017

PAUL RYAN/PUERTO RICO/TAXES: “U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday [11-16-17] he wants to craft changes to a just-passed tax overhaul bill to provide ‘additional tax incentives’ that would help Puerto Ricans recover from Hurricane Maria. In a statement following passage in the House of a major tax bill, Ryan said he […]

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9/10/2017

POLITICS/PAUL RYAN: “Paul D. Ryan rode to power two years ago like a hero on a white horse, a reluctant candidate for House speaker elected to heal wounds left by his predecessor, who could not tame the incessant infighting between hard-line conservatives and establishment Republicans. In one of his first real tests, Mr. Ryan discovered […]

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9/7/2017

PAUL RYAN/RACISM: “A coalition of House Democrats is urging Speaker Paul D. Ryan to establish a select committee on ‘the rise of white supremacy and domestic terrorism.’ The lawmakers, in a letter sent Wednesday [9-6-17] to Mr. Ryan, argued that Congress needed to study an ‘outbreak of hate’ brought on by last year’s presidential election, […]

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9/7/2017

HOUSE OF REPS/PAUL RYAN/TAXES: “House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday [9-7-17] President Donald Trump’s goal of lowering the corporate tax rate to 15% would be difficult to achieve… Mr. Ryan’s tax plan, which he released in 2016 alongside other House Republicans, called for a 20% corporate tax rate and a 25% tax rate on so-called […]

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9/7/2017

GOP/PAUL RYAN: “Leaders of the House Freedom Caucus downplayed differences with Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday [9-7-17], despite reports that they confronted him Wednesday with concerns about his leadership. Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) said House conservatives are frustrated at leadership’s tactical decisions — from going home for the August recess to advocating for […]

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8/9/2017

GOP/PAUL RYAN: “A conservative group is launching a major $2.5 million ad buy Wednesday [8-9-17] to ramp up public pressure on Republican members of Congress to address tax reform. American Action Network’s Middle-Class Growth Initiative, a nonprofit funded by House Speaker Paul Ryan supporters, unveiled a new TV ad that will run on national cable […]

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7/19/2017

MILITARY/PAUL RYAN/POLITICS: “The congresswoman behind repeated attempts to debate repealing the 9/11-inspired Authorization for Use of Military Force says Rep. Paul Ryan foiled her latest bid ‘in the dead of night.’ In a pair of exasperated tweets, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) blamed the House Speaker for killing an amendment that could have reversed the President’s […]

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7/13/2017

PAUL RYAN: “House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday [7-13-17] that he is working with the Sergeant at Arms to ‘modernize’ the dress code in parts of the Capitol building. ‘Over the break it came to my attention that there was an issue about dress code,’ he said during a press conference on Capitol Hill. […]

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6/22/2017

FOREIGN POLICY/HOUSE OF REPS/IRAN/PAUL RYAN/RUSSIA: “U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday [6-22-17] he supported efforts to quickly move legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia and Iran that passed the Senate nearly unanimously but has stalled in the House. Representative Ed Royce, the Republican chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, […]

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6/22/2017

HOUSE OF REPS/PAUL RYAN: “U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday [6-22-17] he backs efforts to quickly move legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia and Iran that passed the Senate nearly unanimously but was stalled by a procedural issue in the House. ‘I support sanctions,’ Ryan told a news conference. He […]

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6/20/2017

GOP/PAUL RYAN/TAXES: “Speaker Paul D. Ryan, hoping to revive his dream of rewriting the tax code, will insist in a speech on Tuesday [6-20-17] that Republicans come together to avoid letting a ‘once in a generation’ opportunity slip out of their hands. A year after Mr. Ryan unveiled a blueprint called ‘a better way’ for […]

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6/9/2017

GOP/PAUL RYAN/POLITICS: “Speaker Paul D. Ryan sought to excuse President Trump’s overtures to James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, about pulling the plug on an investigation as a stumble by a political novice unfamiliar with the strict conventions of the capital. ‘He’s just new to this,’ said Mr. Ryan, noting that Mr. Trump ‘wasn’t […]

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5/24/2017

JAMES COMEY/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday [5-24-17] he doesn’t agree with President Donald Trump that former FBI Director James Comey is a ‘nut job.’ His remarks were in response to a New York Times report that the President bragged to two top Russian officials earlier this month that firing ‘nut […]

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5/2/2017

PAUL RYAN/POLITICS: “House Speaker Paul Ryan signaled Tuesday [5-2-17] that the leadership still does not have the votes to pass a bill to repeal Obamacare — but that doesn’t mean Republicans and the White House are giving up. Ryan told his rank-and-file members in a closed-door conference meeting that when the votes are there, he […]

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04/11/2017

PAUL RYAN/POLITICS: “Rep. Justin Amash said Monday [4-10-17] the solution for dysfunction in Washington likely boils down to removing House Speaker Paul Ryan and replacing him with someone who is ‘nonpartisan.’ ‘We need either a change in direction from this speaker, or we need a new speaker,’ Amash said while answering a question about the […]

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3/26/2017

POLITICS/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Jeanine Pirro, a Fox News host, is a longtime friend of President Trump. So when Mr. Trump said on Twitter on Saturday — a day after his crushing defeat in the House on health care — that people should watch her show that night, political observers began guessing what was in […]

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3/24/2017

HEALTHCARE/OBAMACARE(ACA)/POLITICS/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, facing a revolt among conservative and moderate Republicans, rushed to the White House Friday [3-24-17] afternoon to inform President Trump he did not have the votes to pass legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act and to decide whether to pull the bill from consideration. The […]

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3/23/2017

HEALTHCARE/OBAMACARE(ACA)/POLITICS/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The House hopes to vote on legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare Friday [3-24-17] morning, following a day of drama and multiple high-level, tension-filled meetings, a White House official said. President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan have been lobbying members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus and also moderate […]

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3/14/2017

ECONOMY/HEALTHCARE/OBAMACARE(ACA)/PAUL RYAN: “I’ve [David Lazarus] tried to avoid wonkiness and political ideology. As Rebitzer said, this is a matter of the laws of economics, and those laws are clear: You can’t have affordable and comprehensive coverage for everyone without getting everyone, young and old, sick and healthy, into the system. ‘People are going to do […]

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3/13/2017

2016 ELECTION/CAMPAIGN/POLITICS/ PAUL RYAN: “On a never-before-released private October conference call with House Republican members, House Speaker Paul Ryan told his members in the U.S. House of Representatives he was abandoning then-GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump forever and would never defend him ever again. In the Oct. 10, 2016 call, from right after the Access […]

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