Paul Ryan

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

Pelosi Pressures Ryan Over Putin Invite to Washington

GOP leaders say Putin has not been invited to address Congress

(Newser) - A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan says Russian President Vladimir Putin should not expect an invitation to address Congress if he visits Washington in the fall. Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong says "the only one talking about inviting Putin to address Congress is Nancy Pelosi," a jab at... More »

Woodchucks Ate Paul Ryan's SUV

'It's just dead'

(Newser) - Paul Ryan is planning to buy a new car when he leaves office in January—partly because he will no longer be driven around by a security detail, and partly because a family of woodchucks ate his old one. The House speaker told an Economic Club of Washington event Thursday... More »

Republican Asks Seth Rogen for a Photo. He Kinda Explodes

'No way, man!' the comic actor says he told him

(Newser) - Seth Rogen and Paul Ryan aren't exactly pals. In fact, they're not even in a photo together. Appearing Friday on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Rogen told the story of how Ryan's sons approached him for a photo earlier this month at an event hosted by... More »

Paul Ryan's Father's Day Video Does Not Go Over Well

John Legend is not having it in light of White House stance on splitting up families at the border

(Newser) - Republicans celebrating Father's Day in the era of separating migrant families , beware the wrath of liberals: Paul Ryan took to Twitter on Saturday to post a video called "How Becoming a Father Changed My Life," with a caption that read, "My life changed the day I... More »

Paul Ryan Gives His Opinion on Trump Pardoning Himself

'No one is above the law'

(Newser) - House Speaker Paul Ryan is agreeing with another senior House Republican who says there's no evidence that the FBI planted a "spy" in Donald Trump's 2016 campaign. The comments contradict the president, who has insisted the agency planted a "spy for political reasons and to help... More »

Paul Ryan's Speakership May End Early

Multiple reports suggest the lame duck might be ousted before the election

(Newser) - One thing is not in dispute: Paul Ryan will not be House speaker next year. In fact, he won't even be in Congress now that he's not running for re-election . But new reports are raising the question of whether Ryan will even be allowed to finish his current... More »

Defeat of Farm Bill Is a Blow to GOP Leaders

It combined strict work requirements for food stamp recipients with a renewal of farm subsidies

(Newser) - In an embarrassment for House Republican leaders, conservatives on Friday scuttled a bill that combines stricter work and job training requirements for food stamp recipients with a renewal of farm subsidies popular in GOP-leaning farm country, reports the AP . Hard-right conservatives upset over the party's stalled immigration agenda opposed... More »

House Chaplain Is 'First to Be Fired in the History of the US'

Father Pat Conroy says Paul Ryan asked for his resignation

(Newser) - Did Paul Ryan think the House chaplain was a meddlesome priest? Father Pat Conroy says that two weeks ago, the House speaker asked for his resignation but did not provide a reason, Politico reports. Democrats believe the priest, who was nominated by John Boehner in 2011, was forced out over... More »

Paul Ryan's Ex-Personal Driver Now Wants to Replace Him

Bryan Steil is now the likely Republican frontrunner

(Newser) - 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. Bryan Steil, an attorney from Ryan's hometown of Janesville and a member of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents,... More »

Big Ryan Question: Will He Have to Step Down Early?

Some in GOP don't want a lame-duck speaker ahead of the midterms

(Newser) - Paul Ryan's surprise decision to announce his retirement from Congress before the midterms now raises one big question: Will Republicans allow him to remain as House speaker through the end of his term or try to get a new leader in place as quickly as possible? Politico , for instance,... More »

With Ryan Out, Things Looking Up for the 'Iron Stache'

And more on what Ryan's retirement means

(Newser) - In explaining why he would not seek re-election in November, Paul Ryan on Wednesday used the phrase "weekend dad" at least three times. The House speaker noted that if he remained in Congress his three kids would "only know me as a weekend dad. That's it right... More »

Paul Ryan Announces He Won't Run Again

House speaker 'is ready to devote more of his time to being a husband and a father'

(Newser) - Wednesday's buzziest political development comes from Axios , which broke the news that Paul Ryan has decided not to run for re-election. The House Speaker's office made that official with a statement explaining "this morning Speaker Ryan shared with his colleagues that this will be his last year... More »

Paul Ryan Splits With Trump Over Tariffs

House speaker advises the White House to skip the idea

(Newser) - President Trump has a notable new critic of his plan to impose big tariffs on steel and aluminum: House Speaker Paul Ryan. “We are extremely worried about the consequences of a trade war and are urging the White House to not advance with this plan,” says a spokesperson... More »

Paul Ryan Challenger Banned From Twitter Over Markle Post

Paul Nehlen put Cheddar Man's face on Meghan Markle's body

(Newser) - Paul Nehlen is vying for Paul Ryan's Wisconsin House seat, and he won't have Twitter to help him in his quest. The man described by the Washington Post as a "fringe challenger" who lost to Ryan 16% to 84% in 2016 had his account permanently suspended in... More »

Ryan Lauds a $1.50/Week Pay Hike, Quickly Regrets It

Takes heat for celebrating woman's modest raise compared to nation's wealthy under tax overhaul

(Newser) - House Speaker Paul Ryan used Twitter to highlight a school secretary benefiting from the Republican tax overhaul, then deleted the tweet after online criticism that he is cheering an increase of $1.50 a week. The AP reported on Thursday that changes in tax withholding were sparking bigger paychecks, citing... More »

Paul Ryan Has Warning for Fellow Republicans on Memo

Don't overstate its importance, he implores them

(Newser) - A House panel's decision to release a classified memo critical of the FBI and Justice Department's role in the Russia investigation continued to reverberate on Capitol Hill Tuesday, but Paul Ryan had a warning for his fellow Republicans. Politico reports that in a closed-door meeting, Ryan implored them... More »

Trump Ad: Dems 'Complicit' in Murders by Illegal Immigrants

Dems are furious, even some Republicans are concerned

(Newser) - Just hours into the government shutdown, the Trump campaign released a video claiming that Democrats in Congress will be "complicit" in every murder committed by immigrants in the country illegally, the Hill reports. "President Trump is right—build the wall, deport criminals, stop illegal immigration now," the... More »

Rep Booted From House Ethics Panel, Will Face Ethics Inquiry

'NYT' reports US Rep. Patrick Meehan settled sex harassment complaint with taxpayer money

(Newser) - House Speaker Paul Ryan called for an Ethics Committee investigation Saturday after the New York Times reported that US Rep. Patrick Meehan used taxpayer money to settle a complaint that stemmed from his hostility toward a former aide who rejected his romantic overtures. The story cited unnamed people who said... More »

Bannon, Breitbart Disavow Challenger to Paul Ryan

Paul Nehlen accused of white supremacist, anti-Semitic views

(Newser) - A far-right challenger to Paul Ryan's congressional seat has lost the backing he once enjoyed from Steve Bannon and Breitbart News. Paul Nehlen "is dead to us," Bannon adviser Arthur Schwartz tells CNN . Breitbart editor Joel Pollak tweeted Tuesday night that "he's disqualified himself,"... More »

Paul Ryan Will Retire at End of 2018—If Not Sooner: Report

Friends say he's suffering from 'Trump-haustion'

(Newser) - Paul Ryan could be leaving Congress by the end of 2018—if not much sooner. Politico spoke to three dozen people close to Ryan, and none of them believed the speaker of the House would still be in Congress after 2018. On the verge of passing tax reform—one of... More »

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

AROUND THE WEB