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Paul Waldman and Greg Sargent: New Trump budget is a horror show for Dems and Paul Ryan’s dream come true

The budget proposal that the Trump administration just released contains enormous cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, not to mention domestic programs. In a word, it is positively savage.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 4:02 p.m.

Paul Ryan lists immigration, debt as biggest regrets

Outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday named immigration and the national debt as his two biggest regrets as he prepares to leave office after 20 years in Congress, saying …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 7:08 a.m.

Trump effect? Supporters of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown weigh in on president’s role in midterm contest

The party of the president rarely performs well in its first midterm after the election. With Republicans running behind President Donald Trump, supporters of both Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 12:20 p.m.

Lisa Brown, Cathy McMorris Rodgers reveal their most admired party leader in Rotary debate

Taking the stage for the second time in less than 24 hours, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown met in a public debate Thursday hosted by Spokane Rotary 21. …


GOP pins hopes for keeping Ryan’s Wisconsin seat on Ryan 2.0

Ironworker Randy Bryce spent months gearing up to try to unseat House Speaker Paul Ryan in November’s election, cleverly cultivating an “Iron Stache” persona for a candidacy that was as …


Ryan says Trump just ‘trolling’ on threat to pull clearances

Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan is dismissing President Donald Trump’s threat to revoke the security clearances of six former top national security and intelligence officials who have been critical of …


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 6:02 p.m.

White House: Trump supports GOP leaders’ immigration bill

President Donald Trump ignited eleventh-hour confusion Friday over Republican efforts to push immigration legislation through the House, when he said he wouldn’t sign a “moderate” package. But the White House …


Ryan not comfortable with separating parents, kids at border

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday he’s not comfortable with a Trump administration policy that separates children and parents at the southern border, as House Republicans, under increasing pressure to …


Michael Gerson: The massive failure of Christian political leadership

Three recent news items: – At the Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, House Speaker Paul Ryan said: “We see moral relativism becoming more and more pervasive in our culture. Identity …


Jennifer Rubin: A sorry end to Paul Ryan’s speakership

House Speaker Paul Ryan’s last year in office is proving disastrous, a fitting end to the speakership of a man once considered a principled conservative reformer. His refusal to fulfill …


Kathleen Parker: Paul Ryan’s failed exorcism

Given the cornucopia of issues Americans have to select from each day, the recent firing and rehiring of the House of Representatives’ chaplain may not have bestirred many to form …


UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 9:42 p.m.

House chaplain – a Gonzaga grad – regains job after challenging Paul Ryan

The embattled chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives has won his job back just hours after sending a scalding letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan that accused a top …


Dana Milbank: If you preach about the poor, you don’t have a prayer in Washington

Praying for the poor is now apparently a firing offense in the corridors of power. House Speaker Paul Ryan did not give a reason when his chief of staff this …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 10:45 p.m.

Firing of House chaplain – a Gonzaga grad – sparks uproar among Democrats

Irate Democrats erupted Friday over House Speaker Paul Ryan’s move to oust the House chaplain, saying Ryan hasn’t offered any explanation and charging that the Rev. Patrick Conroy’s political leanings …


Bryan Steil becomes GOP front-runner to win Paul Ryan’s seat

A former driver for House Speaker Paul Ryan who has been active in Wisconsin Republican politics for years announced Sunday that he is running to succeed Ryan in Congress.


Paul Ryan’s pathetic legacy

For someone reputed to be a deep, long-range thinker, outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., showed a surprising lack of foresight in his handling of President Donald Trump. Imagine what …


Ryan anoints McCarthy to be his successor as House speaker

House Speaker Paul Ryan has endorsed his top lieutenant, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, to be his successor, giving a significant boost to the Californian’s candidacy in hopes of averting a divisive …


Dana Milbank: The bottom drops out for Republicans

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., did not have his thoughts collected when he faced the cameras after telling Republican colleagues he would not seek re-election to Congress in November. “I …


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 10:15 p.m.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers praises Paul Ryan as House Speaker announces retirement

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the fourth-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives and a political ally of House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan, said in a statement Wednesday that the Wisconsin …


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 9:43 p.m.

Trump, Ryan face off in rare public GOP clash over tariffs

In a remarkably public confrontation, House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republican allies of President Donald Trump pleaded with him Monday to back away from his threatened international tariffs, which …


Ryan credits Koch network for supporting GOP’s tax overhaul

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., credited the network of billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch for being “such a critical part of our historic success in 2017,” highlighting its support …


Trump campaign ad calls Dems ‘complicit’ in police officers’ deaths

President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign released a provocative new ad accusing Democrats of being “complicit” in the slayings of law enforcement officers by people in the U.S. illegally.


Congressman denies allegation in misconduct claim he settled

House Speaker Paul Ryan ordered an Ethics Committee investigation Saturday after the New York Times reported U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan used taxpayer money to settle a complaint that stemmed from …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 4:08 p.m.

‘Very strong’ Democratic sentiment to oppose GOP budget bill

Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said Wednesday there’s “very, very strong” sentiment among Democrats in the chamber to oppose GOP-drafted legislation to keep the government’s doors open, comments that could …


Paul Ryan-backed super PAC supporting Cathy McMorris Rodgers in 2018 contest

The Congressional Leadership Fund has selected Eastern Washington as one of 27 sites for field offices, intended to drum up support for Republicans ahead of the 2018 midterms. Rep. Cathy …


Pelosi tells Ryan to thwart any GOP move to curtail Russia probe

Republicans and Democrats are scrambling in the final days of 2017 to establish their own narratives on multiple Russia investigations and the integrity of the investigators, a partisan messaging battle …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 10:25 p.m.

GOP on the verge of huge tax overhaul – with one hiccup

Jubilant Republicans pushed on early Wednesday to the verge of the most sweeping rewrite of the nation’s tax laws in more than three decades, a deeply unpopular bill they insist …


Ryan tells GOP he has no intention of quitting Speaker’s job

House Speaker Paul Ryan has told fellow Republicans he has no intention to step down.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 3:03 p.m.

Facing pressure, House OKs anti-harassment training

The House easily approved a bipartisan measure Wednesday requiring lawmakers and aides to take annual anti-harassment training as lawmakers faced heavy pressure to address burgeoning sexual misconduct allegations against members …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 4:54 p.m.

Michigan Rep. Conyers acknowledges sex harassment settlement

Longtime Michigan Rep. John Conyers acknowledged Tuesday that his office settled a harassment complaint involving a former staffer but said he “vehemently” denies the allegations against him.