Paul Ryan

Ryan under GOP fire for calling Trump's remarks racist

Alexander Bolton and Scott Wong, The Hill

Ryan’s remarks quickly became a Democratic talking point used to batter vulnerable Senate Republican incumbents.

Final Betrayal: Ryan Republicans Join Obama as #ToiletTerrorists

“Is there any conservative principle or constituency in the conservative coalition that elected Ronald Reagan and won the historic elections of 2010 and 2014 that Capitol Hill’s Republican leaders haven’t betrayed?” Clearly after last night's vote to codify Obama's #ToiletTerrorism the answer is NO, and without new leadership in the House and Senate Republican Conferences the betrayals will continue.  Please sign our petition. Tell Speaker Paul Ryan: Stop Obama's Liberal Transformation of America or Go Home!

Paul Ryan’s Hijra

Like President Obama, Speaker Paul Ryan has made increasing Muslim immigration to America his special project and has steadfastly fought any attempts by conservatives to slow or stop what a large majority of American believe is an existential threat to constitutional liberty.

Republicans trust Trump over Ryan to lead party

Kelly Cohen, Washington Examiner

Republicans are more inclined to trust Donald Trump over House Speaker Paul Ryan to lead the GOP, according to a new poll. Fifty-eight percent trust the presumed Republican presidential nominee to lead the party over the Wisconsin congressman, according to a new NBC News/SurveyMonkey Weekly Tracking poll.

Larry Craig: A Case for Donald Trump - Muslim Immigration

CHQ reader and author Larry A. Craig says bringing Muslims into our country could be the single worst mistake in our nation’s history. Our nation will bend to their will, first through polite accommodation, then through demands for equality and fairness, and then frankly you will be afraid not to give them everything they want because, frankly, you will be afraid of what will happen if you don’t. Bad laws can be undone.  Bad taxes and bad trade policies can be undone.  Bad immigration cannot. Donald Trump is the only candidate for president who has talked about stopping, even if only temporarily, Muslim immigration to America.

Meet the man who wants to pull an Eric Cantor on Paul Ryan

Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner

Paul Nehlen, a water filtration company CEO, has launched a campaign to defeat Ryan in the Badger State's August 9 GOP primary. Nehlen said Ryan has "betrayed Wisconsin's 1st District" by supporting the recent Trade Promotion Authority measure that will enable new trade deals that many believe will hurt American jobs.

Larry Craig: A Case for Donald Trump, Part 2

Larry Craig says our elected officials seem to have forgotten the purpose of government in our country.  One thing that it is not for is for the government to do something and then tell the American people to like it.  Our government officials and elected representatives need to have a copy of the beginning of our Constitution printed out and mounted on their desks.  It provides a 6-point checklist for everything they do, and allowing unlimited immigration is contrary to almost every point.

Donald Trump and Paul Ryan are better off without each other

Phillip Klein, Washington Examiner

Should Trump win in November, Ryan's failure to endorse Trump won't ultimately matter. Office holders are frequently forced to work together with people who they didn't support during the elections. Ryan and Trump could collaborate on specific issues on which they both agree. If Trump wants accomplishments, he'd need to go through Ryan's House. If Ryan wants any parts of his agenda to become law, he'd need Trump's signature.

GOP Leaders learning to live with Trump

James Arkin and Caitlin Huey-Burns, Real Clear Politics

Behind the hoopla, the GOP was coming to terms with the new reality: party leaders may have rejected the now presumptive nominee, but millions of voters didn't. For that reason, Trump and the establishment are now in this together.

Larry Craig: A Case for Donald Trump, Part 1

Larry Craig says, "For me there are five issues that are the iceberg sinking the ship.  And if the ship sinks, nothing else is going to matter.  In each case, Donald Trump is either the only one who understands the problem, has the right solution to fix the problem, or is the only one I believe will actually do what is needed to fix the problem."

Poll: Nearly half of GOP voters disapprove of Ryan

Harper Neidig, The Hill

Only 40 percent of GOP voters are happy with Ryan’s stint as speaker so far, while 44 percent disapprove. Those numbers worsen among all voters, with just 30 percent approval and 48 percent disapproval.

The Ryan-Trump Summit

Daniel Henninger, Wall Street Journal

Donald Trump and Paul Ryan should use Thursday’s meeting as the start of a conversation on restoring economic growth. Both men understand that Barack Obama’s seven years of zero to 2% growth is killing the American public.

Was Banning Muslim Immigration Just Another Trump Con?

We’d like to think that Donald Trump will eventually earn our vote by committing to conservative positions and policies and campaigning as a conservative, but now that he's backing off his call for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our representatives can figure out what the hell is going on” what sounded to us like sensible policy is looking like just another political con.

Ryan on meeting with Trump: GOP won’t unite in a week

Scott Wong and Mike Lillis, The Hill

Speaker Paul Ryan, in a shift from the more combative approach of last week, suggested Tuesday that unification is possible, but it will require more than a single meeting.

How Many Innocent Americans Will Paul Ryan’s Immigration Policies Kill?

Paul Ryan, you and arrogant politicians like you are responsible for the murders of Jeremy Waters, Michael Capps, Clint Harter, Austin Harter and Randy J. Nordman, and the many that will undoubtedly follow, because your cowardice and political correctness allows illegal aliens like Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino to legally escape custody and stay in America. And you want another term in Congress?

Who Promoted Private Ryan?

Patrick J. Buchanan,

Trump cannot allow the establishment to claw back in the cloakrooms of Capitol Hill what he won on a political battlefield. He cannot allow a discredited establishment to dictate the issues he may run on. That would be a betrayal of the troops who brought Trump victory after victory in the primaries.

Ryan moves to cool Trump tensions

Scott Wong, The Hill

Ryan’s and Trump’s efforts to strike a more conciliatory tone come ahead of their high-stakes huddle Thursday at Republican National Committee (RNC) headquarters, in the shadow of the Capitol.

The Man Running Against Paul Ryan Has This Killer Ad

Steve Berman, The Resurgent

Nehlen’s main issue is Ryan’s support of the TPA/TPP trade agreement, which Nehlen wrote “sells out American business and industry.” I haven’t seen any polls yet on this primary race, which Ryan should handily win–if we believe the political laws of popular and powerful members of congress. However, stranger things have happened (like Trump being the “presumptive nominee”).

Hannity: Ryan leading 'circular firing squad' against Trump

Nick Gass, Politico

Fox News' Sean Hannity said Thursday night he is no longer "ready to support" Paul Ryan after the House speaker, in a stunning political development, said he wasn't yet on board with Donald Trump as the Republican nominee.

House conservatives push for strong majority of majority rule

Scott Wong, The Hill

Conservatives extracted a promise from Paul Ryan last fall before he agreed to serve as Speaker of the House: The Wisconsin Republican would only bring immigration bills to the floor if they had backing from the majority of the GOP conference. Now some conservatives are saying that may be too narrow an application of the GOP practice known for years as the “Hastert Rule.”