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Another Republican deploys the 'Run Away!' strategy

Elise Stefanik, mid-escape. Scott Brown hides in bathrooms. Paul Ryan plays dumb. But Rand Paul perfected the escape strategy when it comes to refusing to answer tough questions. That's the route former Bush administration staffer and...Show More Summary

Paul Ryan tries again to make us forget his Ayn Rand worship

11 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Paul Ryan thinks about Ayn Rand. (But shh, he doesn't want anyone to know.) Republican budget boy Paul Ryan just keeps trying to pretend that Ayn Rand is not one of the most important influences on his economic views. Ryan recently came up with a list of his six favorite books about economics and democracy, and, Jonathan Chait points out: ... Show More Summary

First-week sales of Paul Ryan's book slow

Washington (CNN) – Rep. Paul Ryan's first solo book sold 6,266 copies in its first week of publication, according to Nielsen Bookscan data provided to CNN by a publisher. The number puts Ryan's "The Way Forward" behind two other books by conservative authors, "America" by Dinesh D’Souza and "One Nation" by Ben Carson, both of […]

Jonathan Chait: Paul Ryan Dumps Ayn Rand in Favor of Other ‘Crackpot Authors’

Don’t look now, but there may be a Paul Ryan scandal, or at least a scandalette, and in this context New York magazine blogger Jonathan Chait is both Woodward and Bernstein. In a Monday post, Chait related that Ryan, in the newsmagazine...Show More Summary

Paul Ryan: Don't Blame Burger King, Blame Obama Economic Policy

Tuesday on Newsmax TV's "The Steve Malzberg Show," Rep Paul Ryan (R-WI) said Burger King moving its headquarters to Canada, in part for relief from the high U.S. corporate tax rate, has no choice because it is a public company and would face a takeover from investors who would make the move. Show More Summary

Santorum on Romney 2016: A lot of GOP Donors 'Haven't Learned Their Lesson'

On Tuesday’s Laura Ingraham radio show, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), a 2012 candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, downplayed remarks from Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) on a potential run by former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA), the 2012 Republican nominee for the presidency. Show More Summary

Paul Ryan Dodges Questions From DREAMers On Deportation At Book Signing

Paul Ryan wasn't running away from the DREAMers that attempted to confront him about his stance on DACA at a book signing this Saturday in Florida -- as we saw Rand Paul do earlier this month in Iowa -- but he didn't have to. He just...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day: Congressmen and Crackpots

From Jon Chait, responding to Paul Ryan's list of favorite books about economics and democracy—which notably fails to include his former favorite book, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged: It seems the lesson Ryan has drawn from the harmful publicity...Show More Summary

Someone finally gets an answer on Medicare from Paul Ryan, and it's all lies

Note to Paul Ryan: You might want to avoid Florida on your next book tour, seeing as how that's where a lot of seniors live with time on their hands to wait in line to talk to you. When we last caught up with him in Pensicola, he was avidy dodging uncomfortable questions. Show More Summary

Paul Ryan: Mitt Romney Should Run for President Again

During a news-packed interview with radio’s Hugh Hewitt, House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan—the 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee—said 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney should run for president again. “I would welcome it,” Ryan said when Hewitt asked him if Romney should run again. Show More Summary

Paul Ryan stars as 'Artful Dodger' during book-signing tour

Actually, there's not much artful in Rep. Paul Ryan's dodging of this senior lady's questions about why he wants to slash Medicare and Medicaid while giving a $5 trillion tax break to millionaires. He's just there for the photo op, dammit. Show More Summary

Paul Ryan Won’t Answer Questions From DREAMers He Voted To Deport

One DREAMer asked, "Why do you want to deport me and my sister?" The post Paul Ryan Won’t Answer Questions From DREAMers He Voted To Deport appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Paul Ryan Claims He Was Silent on Government Shutdown for Party Unity, But the Record Does Not Agree

CBS News: Paul Ryan: I kept quiet during government shutdown for party unity. Rep. Paul Ryan said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday that he didn’t voice his opposition to the government shutdown in 2013 because he wanted to ensure there was “party unity.” “I don’t think it was constructive for conservatives to be carping […]

Watch: Paul Ryan Confronted By DREAMers During Book Signing Event

At a book signing event in Florida on Saturday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was approached by a group of Dreamers over his vote against Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA. “A couple weeks ago you voted for defunding DACA,” one Dreamer asked Ryan while he was signing his book “The Way Forward.” [...]

Paul Ryan: The Loneliest Man in Washington (Review: 'The Way Forward')

It is said that one should not judge a book by its cover. But consider the dust jacket of Paul Ryan's The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea. A smiling Ryan is walking down a banner-festooned rope line, hands grasping those of supporters along the way, his hair a youthful black, his blue-shirt-and-chinos outfit crisply pressed. Show More Summary

Paul Ryan, Party Above Everything

Paul Ryan appeared on Face the Nation this morning and among other things said that even though he disagreed with the GOP strategy he said nothing for the sake of party unity. Here is his justification. “I don’t think it was constructive for conservatives to be carping at each other. At the same time, the [...]

Challenges for 2016 hopefuls: Rep. Paul Ryan

It’s not clear Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) wants to run for president. However, if former Florida governor Jeb Bush and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie don’t run or don’t seem viable if they do, the pressure on Ryan from reform-minded moderate and conservative Republicans, as well as big donors, will be intense. He would have the […]

Paul Ryan Wants Romney to Run Again in 2016

Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan said Thursday he would love to see Mitt Romney run again for president and teased the GOP's former nominee at one point that the "third time's the charm." Appearing with Ryan at a public event forShow More Summary

Paul Ryan: ‘I’m Going To Make That Decision In 2015?

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan came on radio with me Friday night to talk about his new book, the kind of book, I said, one writes when you’re running for president. COLMES: This sounds like the kind of book you write just before you announce for President…I’d like to give you the opportunity [...]

DNC Seniors Coordinating Council Chair Statement on Paul Ryan’s Visit to Florida

ATLANTA, Ga. – Today, former Republican Vice Presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will visit three cities in the Florida panhandle as part of his tour to promote his new book, The Way Forward. Ahead of his visit, Steve Regenstreif,...Show More Summary

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