Paul Ryan: Obama’s State of the Union ‘degrades the presidency’

In a scathing response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address, House Speaker Paul Ryan told USA TODAY on Wednesday that the speech’s political tone toward Donald Trump and the Republican presidential field “degrades the presidency.” Obama made comments unmistakably targeted at Trump, though he didn’t mention the GOP front-runner by name in Tuesday’s address. The president blasted as un-American and […]

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Fury of the right falls on Ryan

Outside the Beltway, the right is livid with new Speaker Paul Ryan’s trillion-dollar spending deal with Democrats. Conservative pundit Ann Coulter says Ryan, just seven weeks on the job, is ripe for a primary challenge. “Paul Ryan Betrays America,” blared a headline on the conservative site Breibart.com. And Twitter is littered with references to the Wisconsin Republican’s new “Muslim beard.” Ryan is […]

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Paul Ryan Predicts House To Stay In Republican Control, Even If Donald Trump Is Nominee

Save one brief Donald Trump policy denouncement, Speaker Paul Ryan has made a point to stay out of the day-to-day 2016 news. The Wisconsin Republican notes that, as speaker, he’s actually the chairman of the GOP convention, and he’s repeatedly told reporters that he’s not going to weigh in on every Republican primary poll — or any of them at […]

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Leaders clinch deal to push back ObamaCare taxes, fund government

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) announced to the House Republican Conference on Tuesday night that leaders have reached a sweeping year-end deal on taxes and funding the government. The Speaker told rank-and-file Republicans during a special conference meeting that they won more victories in the tax package than in the $1.1 trillion omnibus funding bill, which has been largely stripped of […]

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Ryan’s Next Big Challenge: Prevent Another Government Shutdown

Recently ensconced House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) pulled together his fractious GOP conference to support a five-year, $300 billion transportation bill that President Obama has promised to sign late this week. The bill not only boosts annual spending on highways, bridges and mass transit and papers over troubling funding shortfalls, but also includes a measure that reauthorizes the U.S. Export-Import […]

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Paul Ryan Warns of a Showdown With White House Over Spending

New House Speaker Paul Ryan struck a confrontational stance with the Obama administration Tuesday, setting the stage for showdowns over domestic spending and national security matters as Congress works to wrap up business for the year. Mr. Ryan, speaking at The Wall Street Journal CEO Council annual meeting, said a spending bill needed to avoid a government shutdown in December […]

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Could Ryan defy White House history?

No House Speaker has ever been elected president except James Polk in 1844, who had left the Speakership by then to serve as Tennessee’s governor. That history suggests the odds against Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) being elected president are high. Indeed, many believed he closed the door on any future White House bid once he decided to run for Speaker last month. Ryan is now the head of […]

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