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Trump Under Fire for '2nd Amendment' Remark

'Give me a break,' he says

(Newser) - Donald Trump's campaign is once again on damage control, this time over remarks that critics say hinted at Hillary Clinton's assassination . His comment that "Second Amendment people" could "maybe" do something about Clinton picking Supreme Court justices if she wins was widely condemned Tuesday, though he... More »

Paul Ryan Creams His Primary Opponent

Rival's courting of Trump failed to pay off

(Newser) - House Speaker Paul Ryan rejected the idea that his easy win Tuesday over a longshot Republican primary challenger praised by Donald Trump spells danger for Trump's presidential prospects in the swing state of Wisconsin. All the huge primary win means, Ryan insisted after winning by around 70 percentage points,... More »

Trump Endorses Paul Ryan

Though the House speaker skips his rally

(Newser) - Donald Trump is backing Paul Ryan after all. Days after causing a ruckus by saying he was "not quite there yet" in regard to endorsing the House speaker in his primary fight, Trump declared himself in Ryan's corner. "In our shared mission to make America great again,... More »

Trump May Not Endorse Paul Ryan, but Mike Pence Does

He says Trump 'strongly encouraged' him to do so

(Newser) - On Tuesday, Donald Trump said he wasn't ready to endorse Paul Ryan , who is running for re-election in Wisconsin. His running mate apparently doesn't have the same hangup. CNBC reports Mike Pence endorsed Ryan on Wednesday, saying both Ryan and Trump will "do great things." Pence... More »

Donald Trump Refuses to Endorse Paul Ryan

He also won't be supporting John McCain in his primary election

(Newser) - In what the Washington Post calls an "extraordinary breach of political decorum," Donald Trump isn't endorsing Paul Ryan in his Wisconsin primary battle. Trump tells the Post he's "not quite there yet" when it comes to backing Ryan. Trump may be getting his revenge on... More »

Winners, Losers From Day 2 of the RNC

Never Trump movement 'dead from multiple causes'

(Newser) - Tuesday was "Make America Work Again" day at the Republican National Convention, though there was easily as much talk about Hillary Clinton as there was about the US economy. Still, the convention seemed to run far more smoothly than on Monday—it was as if they "had brought... More »

Paul Ryan Gets in Line: Unify This Party at Last

As Chris Christie dusts off his prosecutor's hat

(Newser) - Republicans kicked off the second night of their convention with all the pomp one might expect from a political convention, with a healthy dose of Capitol Hill heavyweights on display, as well as C-list celebrities. Highlights, via the AP , the Guardian , and the Washington Post :
  • Paul Ryan rallied for Donald
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Day 2 of RNC: We Hear From Tiffany Trump

Trump's daughter with Marla Maples will take the stage; also Donald Jr., Paul Ryan, Chris Christie

(Newser) - With Day One of the Republican National Convention in the can , the GOP heads into the second day of its Cleveland rally. Per the Hill , Tuesday's convention theme will center on the slogan "Make America Work Again," and to bolster Donald Trump's message that his business... More »

Ryan Asks Feds to Not Brief Clinton on Classified Info

Typically both nominees are given briefings by intelligence officials

(Newser) - Paul Ryan says Hillary Clinton has shown she can't be trusted with sensitive information and shouldn't be given classified information briefings after becoming the Democratic nominee for president, Politico reports. Ryan sent a letter to James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, on Wednesday saying there needs to be... More »

Trump Praises Saddam at Campaign Rally

'Today, Iraq is Harvard for terrorism'

(Newser) - In scenes that would probably have confounded time travelers from as recently as last year, the presumptive GOP nominee for president praised Saddam Hussein in front of an enthusiastic crowd Tuesday night. Saddam was a "really bad guy," Donald Trump told a rally in Raleigh, NC, per the... More »

Democrats' Dramatic Sit-In Now in Second Day

But Ryan officially adjourns House until July 5

(Newser) - Democrats are calling their sit-in protest on the House floor a success, even though it hasn't led to the votes on gun-control legislation they demanded. About two dozen lawmakers were still taking part Thursday morning, even after House Speaker Paul Ryan adjourned the chamber about 3am until after the... More »

Ryan: Trump's Judge Remark Is 'Textbook' Racism

But he'll still vote for Trump over Clinton

(Newser) - Only Paul Ryan knows for sure if Paul Ryan regrets saying he'll endorse Donald Trump for president, but the House speaker is being somewhat more frank about his thoughts on other Trump matters—specifically, the presumptive GOP nominee's remarks on Gonzalo Curiel, the Indiana-born federal judge Trump's... More »

Paul Ryan: I'm Voting for Trump

He reveals his support in new column

(Newser) - A month after saying he wasn't ready to do so , Paul Ryan endorsed Donald Trump Thursday via a guest column in the speaker's hometown newspaper, the Washington Post reports, noting that the move likely signals Ryan's desire to unite the GOP in order to ensure the House... More »

Lawmaker's Residence Under Scrutiny for Airbnb Ad

Frank Lasee stays in 2 different places

(Newser) - If Frank Lasee ran for office using his wife's house as his primary residence, he'd have to run against incumbent Paul Ryan—which the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says would be "political suicide." Instead, the GOP state senator looking to fill a soon-to-be-vacant congressional seat says he... More »

Trump, Ryan Promise to Try to 'Unify' GOP

They're out of first meeting, sounding more positive—but still no endorsement

(Newser) - Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan pledged to work together Thursday after a high-profile meeting behind closed doors, reports the AP . The pair issued a statement describing their meeting as a "very positive step toward unification" that recognized "many important areas of common ground" as well as... More »

Ryan: I'll Step Down From Convention Role If Trump Asks

Also defends holding off on support, saying: 'I just want to get to know the guy'

(Newser) - One thing Paul Ryan says he can't do right now: support presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump . One thing the speaker of the House says he can do: step down as co-chair of the Republican National Convention this July, if that's what Trump wants. "He's the nominee,... More »

Trump: Ryan 'Blindsided' Me

Palin says speaker might be 'Cantor-ed'

(Newser) - Donald Trump on Sunday said that Paul Ryan's statement that he couldn't yet support the GOP frontrunner came as a surprise. "I like Paul Ryan. I think he's a very good guy," he tells NBC News . "He called me three weeks ago, and he... More »

Trump Camp Stunned by Paul Ryan's Diss

Speaker 'just not ready' to support presumptive nominee

(Newser) - Donald Trump has promised to unite the GOP, but it appears he still has some work to do. On Thursday, the highest-ranking elected Republican in the land stunned the Trump campaign by saying he is "just not ready" to support him, Politico reports. "I'm not there right... More »

Ryan: I Will Not Accept Nomination

'Count me out,' says House speaker

(Newser) - His name keeps coming up as a savior candidate for the GOP, and Paul Ryan keeps insisting he's not interested. But on Tuesday afternoon, the House speaker sought to end the speculation once and for all. "I do not want, nor will I accept the Republican nomination,"... More »

Is Paul Ryan Secretly Running for President?

New video makes it seem that way

(Newser) - Paul Ryan is making not running for president look a lot like running for president. Time reports the speaker of the House released a 45-second video Friday that "plays like a campaign ad." In the video, titled Politics These Days, Ryan gives a speech lamenting that the GOP—... More »

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