Paul Ryan Moves Forward on Syria Refugee Strategy
Amid the rising chorus of Republican lawmakers demanding a moratorium on the program, Speaker Paul Ryan is seeking legislation this week to take action on President Obama’s Syrian refugee resettlement initiative.
In a closed-door conference of House Republicans early Tuesday …
What Will We See in Speaker Ryan’s House?
Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan is the new speaker of the House. With him, we are told that we are entering a new era in the House of Representatives. Really? Let’s see.
#*#The sequester caps are gone as part of a …
Trusting Presidents on Immigration
Speaker Ryan writes: “The House of Representatives will not vote on comprehensive immigration legislation as long as President Obama is in office. And the reason is simple: The American people can’t trust him to uphold the law.” As the …
Paul Ryan: Honeymoon Will Last ‘About 35 Minutes’
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New House speaker Paul Ryan doesn’t expect the conservative base to give him much of a grace period before it starts demanding results.
“About 35 minutes,” Ryan told Fox News Sunday this morning, …
Paul Ryan Starts Off on Wrong Foot with Budget Deal
Grass-roots conservatives have many unrealistic expectations and political objectives. And then sometimes they have a good point.
The new budget deal arranged by John Boehner and the Democrats — approving $50 billion of additional spending in 2016 and $30 billion in 2017 — will …
Ryan Strikes Optimistic Tone in First Speech as Speaker
Backed by the vast majority of House Republicans, newly elected Speaker Paul Ryan vowed to “wipe the slate clean” today, outlining a vision for ending the bitter battles between leadership and rank-and-file that hampered John Boehner’s final days in …
Ryan Rips Boehner behind Closed Doors
Outgoing House Speaker John Boehner’s last-minute debt-limit deal is a textbook example of what Paul Ryan has promised not to do as leader of the Republican conference.
“I think the process stinks,” the incoming speaker told reporters Tuesday. ”We …
Ryan Promises Freedom Caucus He’ll Reduce Crackdown on Dissenters
Fresh off a week of intrigue that saw him emerge all-but-assured of succeeding Speaker John Boehner, Paul Ryan met with the House Tea Party Caucus on Friday morning.
His message, according to the caucus’s chairman, Kansas Republican Tim Huelskamp?
Paul Ryan’s Impact on the GOP Is Only Beginning
Rumble in the Jungle this was not.
On one side: Paul Ryan, who said he’d run for speaker of the House only if Republicans were unified, open to reforms, and respectful of his family life. On the other: the …
How the Freedom Caucus Warmed to Paul Ryan for Speaker
House Freedom Caucus (HFC) members filed into the Capitol early on Wednesday morning. They’d had a restless night, grappling with the quiet chaos unleashed by Paul Ryan’s announcement of a conditional bid for speaker. Ryan’s terms were …
Paul Ryan Warns Obama against Closing Guantanamo Bay
House speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) warned President Obama Tuesday against defying the lawmakers who have voted to prevent him from transferring prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility to the U.S.
“He doesn’t have the authority to …
BREAKING: Kevin Brady Will Succeed Paul Ryan as Ways & Means Chairman
The Republican Steering Committee has chosen Texas’s Kevin Brady, a longtime ally of Paul Ryan, to succeed the new speaker as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.
Wednesday afternoon, in the same conference room where Ryan announced …
Paul Ryan Drops Boehner’s ‘No Shutdowns’ Pledge
New House speaker Paul Ryan gave a preview today of how he plans to change congressional GOP tactics when he was asked about the coming fight to fund the federal government beyond December 11.
“This is the legislative branch and the …
Paul Ryan: Obama Can’t Be Trusted with Immigration Reform
Appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press, the new Speaker of the House promised Chuck Todd that he would not introduce or advance “comprehensive immigration reform” while Barack Obama remained president. Obama, Ryan said, had been “proven untrustworthy on this issue” …
Krauthammer’s Take: With Paul Leading House, Future of Republican Party ‘Extremely Bright’
Thanks to a talented slate of young presidential candidates and the youngest speaker of the House in 150 years, the future of the Republican Party is “extremely bright,” Charles Krauthammer said tonight on Fox News’s Special Report.
“This is a guy …
House Conservatives Give Ryan a Pass on Budget Deal
Paul Ryan’s decision to vote for the controversial budget deal John Boehner negotiated with the White House isn’t expected to complicate his ascension to the speaker’s chair.
Members of the House Freedom Caucus (HFC), despite making plain …
Republican Leaders Should Dump Obama’s Budget Deal
Power of the purse?
Senate majority “leader” Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) has joined Representative John Boehner (R., Ohio) in the outgoing House speaker’s final insult to the Republican party. They want to gift-wrap their shared Prada purse, …
Boehner, Ryan, and Accountability
Clearwater, Fla. — “Be ready for the moment of your death. Are you ready?”
Get right with God was Fr. Charles Leke’s message at the House of Prayer here last Tuesday morning. If coffee hadn’t fully woken you …
Paul Ryan’s Selection as Speaker Represents All That’s Wrong with the GOP
Elevating Paul Ryan to the House speakership, where he will be one of the main public faces of the Republican party, suggests that the party’s poobahs and panjandrums still haven’t learned their lesson. Ryan as chairman of Ways …
How Paul Ryan Got from ‘Never’ to ‘All In’ for Speaker
It all started with a call from Kevin McCarthy.
Paul Ryan was holed up in his office on a crisp Thursday morning, making final revisions to a speech nominating McCarthy as the next speaker of the House, when his phone …