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The GOP Ends Its One-Party Rule In Shambles
The government is literally shut down as Republicans get ready to hand over the House to Democrats.
Paul Ryan: Trump Won't Sign Spending Bill Meant To Avert Government Shutdown
Trump had signaled on Wednesday that he would sign the deal if there was border wall funding.
Trump Lashes Out At Congress Over Border Wall, Threatening Shutdown
The president “does not want to go further without border security," the White House said.
And What Can You Say About Paul Ryan?
How much time do you have?
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Paul Ryan Played Dumb On Donald Trump All The Way To The End
The departing GOP House speaker leaves a legacy of willful ignorance.
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Paul Ryan Pushing Through Thousands Of Irish Visas Before Leaving Office
The House speaker previously blocked efforts to help Dreamers.
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5 Democrats Bail Out Paul Ryan And Protect Saudi Arabia
Akbar Shahid Ahmed
Reps. Jim Costa, Al Lawson, Collin Peterson, Dutch Ruppersberger and David Scott helped the GOP ensure the House won't consider a companion bill to anti-Saudi legislation soon expected to pass the Senate.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Paul Ryan Called 'Genius' While I'm 'Fraud'
The congresswoman-elect called out a double standard in which she's been harshly judged since her election to the House.
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Paul Ryan Was Always More Political Hack Than Policy Genius
Neil J. Young
He exits how he led: shallow and disconnected from reality.
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Conservative Media Is Largely Silent About The Republican Power Grabs
Key Republican lawmakers have also sidestepped questions about the matter or not commented — and if they have, they've downplayed the issue.
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Paul Ryan Silent On GOP Power Grab In Wisconsin
Republicans are subverting the will of the electorate in Wisconsin. The outgoing speaker of the House, a Wisconsin Republican, is staying mum.
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California Takes Its Time Counting Ballots. Paul Ryan Thinks That's Really Weird.
The state had millions of mail-in votes to count after Election Day.
Paul Ryan's Boast Of A 'Darn Good Legacy' Backfires Spectacularly On Twitter
Resurfaced comments come back to haunt the outgoing House speaker.
Republicans' First Big Post-Midterms Move: Keep U.S. In Yemen's Vicious Civil War
Akbar Shahid Ahmed
Speaker Paul Ryan used the first vote of his last months in Congress to defend American military assistance to Saudi Arabia.
In Journalism About Race, A Tinge Of Denial
The only appeal the conservative movement has left is white panic. Why is that story still so hard to tell?
Donald Trump Snaps At Paul Ryan: 'He Knows Nothing About' Birthright Citizenship
The speaker of the House echoed the legal consensus that only a constitutional amendment can revoke birthright citizenship.
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Anti-Defamation League Urges Speaker Paul Ryan To Discipline GOP's Steve King
Rep. King has shown outright support for white nationalist views over the past several months.
Paul Ryan Rejects Trump's Claim He Can End Birthright Citizenship
“Well, you obviously cannot do that,” the House speaker said.
Messy House Republican Leadership Battle Looms After Midterms
By LISA MASCARO, AP
The GOP lacks a clear heir apparent to take the place of House Speaker Paul Ryan.
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The GOP's Vision Of Free Markets Looks A Lot Like Donald Trump's Real Estate Swindle
Aristocratic protection is the name of the game.
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Rep. Paul Ryan Says GOP Base 'Activated' By Fight Over Brett Kavanaugh
The House speaker touted the new Supreme Court justice's controversial confirmation as a motivating win for Republicans.
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Paul Ryan On Massive Hurricane Maria Death Toll: 'Casualties Don't Make A Person Look Bad'
The House speaker addressed President Donald Trump's outrageous denial of the official death toll in Puerto Rico.
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Tweeters Roast 'Hypocrite' Paul Ryan Over 'Tribalism Is Morally Wrong' Comments
"There was no one, over the past two years, better positioned to combat those things than you, dude, and you were too cowardly and craven to do it."
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House Republicans Urge Paul Ryan To Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act Before It Expires
The landmark legislation protecting domestic violence and sexual assault survivors expires Sept. 30.
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Paul Ryan Offers Limp Criticism Of Trump Advocating For Corruption
Justice should be blind, Ryan says, with his hands over his eyes.
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The Republican Party Keeps Convincing Me I Was Right To Leave It
The Trump-era lurch toward authoritarian extremism is a disease that has contaminated the entire Republican Party.
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