AMERICA BLOG House Speaker Paul Ryan told members of the Congressional Black Caucus today that, while he personally supports the bipartisan legislation pending in the House that would restore the sections of the Voting Rights Act that the Supreme Court struck down in 2013, he won’t bring that legislation up for a vote. From the… More Speaker Ryan passes the buck on Voting Rights Act restoration
GETTY THE HUFFINGTON POST WASHINGTON — The priority of Congress after the deadly shooting at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado over Thanksgiving weekend should be to fix the nation’s mental health system, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) argued Tuesday. Speaking to reporters after meeting with his members, Ryan offered his condolences to the families of the… More ‘WE CAN DO MORE,’ BUT….
ADDICTING INFO New House Speaker Paul Ryan made it clear to Fox News that he thinks only Republican lawmakers like himself should have paid family leave. Prior to taking the job vacated by John Boehner, Ryan demanded that he receive paid personal family time even though he opposes letting American workers have the same benefit… More Paul Ryan Tells Fox News That Only He Is Entitled To Have Paid Family Time (VIDEO)
SALON In 2012, he was hailed by the likes of Rush and Glenn Beck. But in today’s GOP, no wingnut is ever radical enough This article originally appeared on Media Matters. When newly-elected Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) was picked by Mitt Romney to be his running mate in 2012, right-wing media… More The right turns on Paul Ryan: Yesterday’s conservative savior is today’s moderate wimp
POLITICUS USA A leading faith-based group is calling out Paul Ryan for warping the teachings of the Catholic Church to justify his economic agenda that benefits the rich and promotes income inequality. The group Faith In Public Life responded to Paul Ryan’s election as Speaker of the House by reminding the American people of how… More Religious Leaders Slam Paul Ryan For Distorting Faith To Promote Income Inequality
POLICY.MIC It’s been called the worst job in American politics. When first floated as a replacement for outgoing House Speaker John Boehner a couple weeks ago, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) dismissed it out of hand. The post was seen as a professional dead end. The conservative hardliners in the Republican conference had made life miserable… More Paul Ryan Is the New Speaker of the House of Representatives
DAILY KOS As noted by Barbara Morrill Thursday morning, Rep. Paul Ryan finally agreed to run for Speaker of the House to replace John Boehner. Now he’s made it official, according to Bloomberg: “I am ready and eager to be our speaker,” Ryan said in a letter to colleagues Thursday night. “We can show the… More Ryan makes run for speaker official after gaining support from GOP’s right, far right and OMG right
ADDICTING INFO It seems like Paul Ryan is about to become the next Speaker of the House. Not because he’d be good at the job, not because he’s been angling for it for years. No, Paul Ryan is the only option the fractured GOP really has. These folks put the fun in dysfunctional, simply because… More 8 Disgusting Things To Remind You Just Who Right-Wing Soon-To-Be Speaker Paul Ryan Really Is (IMAGES)
THINK PROGRESS Paul Ryan, who has said repeatedly he does not want to be House Speaker, now will consider the position. But only if the all Republican House members, including the hard-line “Freedom Caucus,” agree to a series of demands. What the Freedom Caucus wants The Freedom Caucus, which consists of about 40 members, had… More Potential Speaker Paul Ryan Just Issued A List Of Demands To Republicans. The Right-Wing Isn’t Happy.
TPM LiveWire As “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace peppered Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) with questions about the Republican plan to address a potential Supreme Court ruling against Affordable Care Act subsidies, the congressman repeatedly refused to explain the party’s solution. “We will have an answer. We will have a solution,” Ryan, the chair of… More Paul Ryan Repeatedly Declines To Detail GOP Plan For O-care Subsidies (VIDEO)