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A 59–year–old Columbus grandmother was among 19 who were arrested last week on Capitol Hill during a protest outside House Speaker Paul Ryan's office.Janet Dennie flew in to call for Ryan to schedule a vote on a bill that would allow children brought here illegally to become permanent residents. She said she paid the $50 fee for protesting outside the speaker's office Nov. 15 and has since returned to Columbus.She was one... [Read More]
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Democrats think they have the GOP's big plan all figured out. First, Republicans pass a big, fat tax cut that worsens budget deficits. Then, expressing alarm about worsening budget deficits, Republicans try to slash entitlements. Fiendishly clever, yes? "This is a nasty two-step strategy that has long been the Holy Grail for hard-right Republicans," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told The New York Times. It isn't crazy conjecture. If made law, the new Senate Republican tax bill could boost the national debt to nearly the size of the entire U.S. economy by 2027, with levels heading... [Read More]
File it under "not surprising, but depressing." U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan has announced that all members of the congressional body — as well as every staffer — will undertake mandatory sexual harassment and discrimination training. "Our goal is not only to raise awareness, but also make abundantly clear that harassment in any form has no place in this institution," the speaker said in announcing the new initiative. You would think grownups would understand... [Read More]
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President Trump is displaying selective outrage over allegations of sexual harassment against prominent men in politics, as his own tortured past lingers over his response. Trump moved quickly Thursday to condemn accusations against Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken as "really bad," but he has remained conspicuously silent on the more serious claims leveled against Roy Moore, the Republican in Alabama's special Senate race who faces allegations he sexually assaulted teenage girls decades ago. ... [Read More]
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It is November 17 and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) is ignoring national reciprocity legislation for a 45th consecutive week. [Read More]
How can President Trump claim the Republican tax plans are "terrible for the rich" or House Speaker Paul Ryan truthfully say they're going to significantly help the greatest number of people in this country, when the lion's share of cuts are giveaways to a very small number of wealthy people, with just crumbs at best for the middle-class? These cuts will create an additional $1.5 trillion deficit. [Read More]
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President Donald Trump is displaying selective outrage over allegations of sexual harassment against prominent men in politics, as his own tortured past lingers over his response. Trump moved quickly Thursday to condemn accusations against Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken as "really bad," but he has remained conspicuously silent on the more serious claims leveled against Roy Moore, the Republican in Alabama's special Senate race who faces allegations he sexually assaulted teenage girls decades ago. Trump has repeatedly declined to follow Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan in calling on Moore to quit the race. Both... [Read More]
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Trump has repeatedly declined to follow Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan in calling on Roy Moore to quit the race for Senate... [Read More]
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The Republicans' high-stakes tax overhaul is headed for a showdown in the Senate after the House's passage of a major $1.5 trillion package tweaking corporate and personal taxes, edging President Trump closer to his first major legislative victory. "Passing this bill is the single biggest thing we can do to grow the economy, restore opportunity and help these middle-income families that are struggling," House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) said yesterday after the near party-line 227-205 vote in the lower chamber. [Read More]
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Asian markets built on the previous day's gains and headed into the weekend on a positive note Friday as traders were buoyed by news that Donald Trump's tax cuts had moved a step closer. House Republicans pushed through a landmark overhaul of the tax system on Thursday, providing the base for a record close in the Nasdaq on Wall Street at the end of a volatile week for global equities. The plan, hailed by Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, would mark the biggest changes in three decades and see huge reductions for corporations and individuals. Those gains filtered... [Read More]
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President Donald Trump and GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan, Wis., won a major victory as the House passed the tax bill Thursday, the central piece of the Republican plan to boost the U.S. economy. No Democrats voted for the bill. Ryan could lose 22 GOP votes, but in the end, he only lost 13... [Read More]
President Donald Trump and GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan, Wis., won a major victory as the House passed the tax bill Thursday, the central piece of the Republican... [Read More]
President Donald Trump and GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan, Wis., won a major victory as the House passed the tax bill Thursday, the central piece of the Republican plan to boost the U.S. economy. No Democrats voted for the bill. Ryan could lose 22 GOP votes, but in the end, he only lost 13.The legislation would affect every American household and business owner. The bill was first introduced Nov. 2 and was voted on just two weeks later, leaving little time for analysis or debate on... [Read More]
Last-minute conversations with President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan helped persuade U.S. Rep. Ken Buck to vote with most of his Republican colleagues in support of a broad tax bill, the Colorado lawmaker said Thursday after the 227-205 vote. [Read More]
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump and GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan, Wis., won a major victory as the House passed the tax bill Thursday, the central piece of t... [Read More]
House Speaker Paul Ryan (Screen Capture)(CNSNews.com) - Thirteen Republicans broke with their party leadership and voted "no" as the House voted 227-205 to pass a tax reform bill. No Democrats voted for the bill. [Read More]
Wisconsin Democrats running for office next year moved quickly Thursday to distance themselves from U.S. Sen. Al Franken, of neighboring Minnesota, amid allegations of sexual misconduct 11 years ago. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and House Speaker Paul Ryan's Democratic challenger, Randy Bryce, both said they were giving away money given to them by Franken's political action committee. Their actions came within hours of Republicans calling for them to get rid of the money. Los Angeles radio news anchor Leeann Tweeden said Thursday that Franken forcibly kissed her during a 2006 USO tour. A photo of him with his hands on... [Read More]
WASHINGTON - The House passed its version of the Republican tax overhaul Thursday, notching a key win for President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R... [Read More]
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House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that passage of the chamber's sweeping tax-reform plan was "about giving hard-working taxpayers bigger paychecks and take-home pay." [Read More]
In an interview on Thursday's edition of 'Fox & Friends,' House Speaker Paul Ryan disputed a statement from Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi that the GOP's tax reform plan would raise taxes on "36 million middle class families." "No," Ryan said. "No, no. I don't even know where she is making that stuff up." Host Steve Doocy asked: "Mr. Speaker: Are they lying about your plan?" "36 million middle-class taxpayers are not getting a tax... increase," Ryan said. "And by the way, let me just say it this way: If you're... [Read More]
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