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Paul Ryan Defends Trump on Travel Ban

But admits rollout was confusing

(Newser) - Paul Ryan appears to be playing nice with President Trump, at least when it comes to an executive order barring travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries. In comments Tuesday, Ryan said it was "regrettable that there was some confusion on the rollout," noting "no one wanted to see... More »

GOP Hits Friction in Bid to Repeal ObamaCare

Ryan says plan is now to repeal and replace at same time

(Newser) - Republicans will work on unraveling and replacing ObamaCare at the same time, House speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday as GOP leaders struggled to align their zeal to rapidly erase one of President Obama's proudest achievements with Congress' legislative and political pitfalls. The AP reports that Ryan spoke to reporters... More »

Paul Ryan Says GOP to Quickly Defund Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood says it stands to lose about 40% of its funding

(Newser) - Paul Ryan says Republicans will pass a "fast-track bill" defunding Planned Parenthood as soon as next month as part of their repeal of ObamaCare, the Washington Post reports. Republicans will use a special legislative procedure that allows a bill to be passed with a simple majority instead of a... More »

Rep's Son Dabs, Confusing Paul Ryan

Roger Marshall's son pulled out popular dance move during 115th Congress photo op

(Newser) - The 115th Congress was sworn in Tuesday , and Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall was one of the newbies who took advantage of a photo op with Speaker Paul Ryan after the ceremony. But per CNN , another Marshall ended up stealing the spotlight: the congressman's son, who started dabbing—for the... More »

Paul Ryan Re-Elected Speaker of the House

Nancy Pelosi holds onto position as minority leader

(Newser) - Paul Ryan was re-elected Speaker of the House by the 115th Congress on Tuesday, CNN reports. According to the Wall Street Journal , he won the vote 239-189. His re-election to the position is further evidence that Donald Trump's election has soothed relations among Republican lawmakers. "For all of... More »

What to Expect From the 115th Congress

ObamaCare, deregulation, and entitlement reform are all in the crosshairs

(Newser) - The 115th Congress will be sworn in at noon Tuesday, per WXYZ , which anticipates "an aggressive campaign" by Republicans to take down eight years' worth of President Obama's policies. The station adds that Democrats are ready to fight back by "swaying public opinion" and using their filibuster... More »

First Friction Emerges Between Trump, House Republicans

They want him to focus on tax reform

(Newser) - Donald Trump isn't going to have a honeymoon period with House Republicans, if the frosty response to his call for a 35% tariff on companies leaving the US is anything to go by. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy was among those pushing back against the policies Trump called for... More »

Ryan: We Are Not Planning Deportation Force

Says 'we don't want' racist elements in the GOP

(Newser) - House Speaker Paul Ryan says the people generating racist graffiti in the wake of Donald Trump's election are "not Republicans," reports the AP , and "we don't want them in our party." The Wisconsin congressman told CNN's State of the Union on Sunday that... More »

Allegations Against Trump Begin to Snowball

Women come forward, and media outlets pounce

(Newser) - Sexual misconduct allegations against Donald Trump started to snowball Wednesday, with four women coming forward to say he had groped or forced himself on them—and teen beauty pageant contestants accusing him of what they call creepy behavior. Former Miss Vermont Teen USA Mariah Billado is one of several contestants... More »

'Unshackled' Trump Just Turned on His Own Party

Says Democrats are more loyal than Republicans

(Newser) - In a Twitter storm on Tuesday, Donald Trump implied he'd been chained to the Republican Party for too long. But in the wake of recent denouncements from dozens of Republicans, including Paul Ryan, "the shackles have been taken off me and I can now fight for America the... More »

Ryan to GOP Lawmakers: I 'Won't Defend Trump'

But speaker isn't rescinding his endorsement—for now, anyway

(Newser) - Sen. John McCain has dropped his endorsement for Donald Trump, as have several dozen other prominent GOPers , in the wake of Trump's "hot mic" 2005 tape that leaked Friday. But House Speaker Paul Ryan is still hanging in there, though he now says Trump can't count on... More »

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 »

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