Speaker Ryan needs a win after health care loss

House Speaker Paul Ryan needs a win following the collapse of his health care bill. Achieving that won’t be easy for the 47-year-old leader, whose ascent as a Republican heavyweight has been marred by an embarrassing flop on the most momentous legislation he’s ever handled. Last month’s unraveling of the health care legislation, thanks to conservative versus moderate battles that […]

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Paul Ryan’s High-Profile Failure

It should have been a crowning moment for House Speaker Paul Ryan. The Wisconsin Republican had campaigned, both as a congressman and as a vice presidential nominee, on repealing and replacing Obamacare, and he finally had what he needed to do it: control of both chambers of Congress and a Republican president equally determined to kill President Barack Obama’s landmark […]

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Paul Ryan embarks on whirlwind tour to protect House and Senate majority

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan is poised to launch a frantic cross-country tour over the final five-week stretch before Election Day aimed at saving the GOP’s congressional majority. The Wisconsin Republican will hit 17 states and 42 cities from several corners of the nation, from Texas to Florida to New York, while raising money and stumping for more than a dozen […]

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Ryan: Republicans should follow ‘conscience’ on Trump

House Speaker Paul Ryan says Republican lawmakers should follow their conscience in deciding whether or not to support Donald Trump, the GOP’s presumptive nominee for president. The Wisconsin Republican told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that “the last thing I would do is tell anybody to do something that’s contrary to their conscience. Of course I wouldn’t do that.” Ryan, who […]

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Paul Ryan on Donald Trump: ‘You Can’t Make This Up Sometimes’

Peppered by questions from reporters in the days after Donald Trump’s controversial response to the Orlando massacre, House Speaker Paul Ryan expressed disbelief on Thursday morning. “You can’t make this up sometimes,” Ryan said in response to a reporter’s question about Trump’s recent comment that top Republicans “just please be quiet.” “We represent a separate but equal branch of government,” […]

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